The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
A confession has to be part of your new life.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
Do not be afraid of Confession! One who is in line to confess himself feels all these things - even shame - but then, when he finishes confessing, he leaves free, great, beautiful, forgiven, [...] happy. And this is the beauty of Confession... Jesus is there...and He receives you with so much love.
A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.
Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away.
The truth will set you free. Either that or it'll get you a punch in the nose.
Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.
To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it.
Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.
Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
To accept grace is to admit failure, a step we are hesitant to take. We opt to impress God with how good we are rather than confessing how great he is.
Recalling and confessing our sin is like taking out the garbage: once is not enough.
It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to receive forgiveness before confessing his trespasses.
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