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In art, the obvious is a sin. (Quote by - Edward Dmytryk)

Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them. (Quote by - Isaac Barrow)

Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows. (Quote by - Harriet Ann Jacobs)

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. (Quote by - Albert Camus)

Sin is geographical. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance. (Quote by - Christopher Marlowe)

I couldn't live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God. (Quote by - George Eliot)

It's a sin to have your films not to make money. (Quote by - Ellen Burstyn)

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ. (Quote by - Donald Cargill)

Sin let loose speaks punishment at hand. (Quote by - William Cowper)

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers. (Quote by - Herman Melville)

A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency. (Quote by - Miguel De Cervantes)

If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be! (Quote by - Cesare Pavese)

Her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd, she eat; Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe That all was lost. (Quote by - John Milton)

Compound for sins they are inclin'd to, By damning those they have no mind to. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

A sin is something which is not necessary. (Quote by - George Gurdjieff)

Is it sin, which makes the worm a chrysalis, and the chrysalis a butterfly, and the butterfly dust? (Quote by - Max Muller)

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

He who has it in his power to commit sin, is less inclined to do so. The very idea of being able, weakens the desire. (Quote by - Ovid)

Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous, and provocative of Divine judgment. (Quote by - Isaac Barrow)

But my doubt would not be overcome. Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both. (Quote by - Georg Brandes)

Law can discover sin, but not remove, Save by those shadowy expiations weak. (Quote by - John Milton)

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves. (Quote by - Anne Baxter)

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin. (Quote by - Quentin Crisp)


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