There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
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.
A confession has to be part of your new life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it.
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.
Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
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.
One of the greatest errors in the church today is the artificial distinction we have created between accepting Christ as Savior and confessing Him as Lord. We have made two experiences of it, but the New Testament makes them one.
Sometimes it helps to begin our prayers by confessing we don't feel like praying-and ask God to help us with our preference to be doing something else.
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