"You are unjust; I found him sincerely repentant," observed the prince, after listening for a time.
He did not want to let you know he was here; he was hidden over there in the corner,—but he repents now, he feels his guilt.
Why could he not simply leave the monks alone, and go into the desert to repent?
It is always there—the notion of cheating people, and of using my repentant tears to my own advantage!
You say you haven’t ’repented.’
What is the good of repentance like that?
I feel the deepest repentance, believe it or not, as you choose; but words and lies come out in the infernal craving to get the better of other people.
We see that in spite of the difficulty of finding other food, the accused, or, as we may say, my client, has often during his peculiar life exhibited signs of repentance, and of wishing to give up this clerical diet.
At every fresh avowal he professed the deepest repentance, and described himself as being "bathed in tears"; but this did not prevent him from putting on a boastful air at times, and some of his stories were so absurdly comical that both he and the prince laughed like madmen.
He was, in his way, an impetuous man, and a quiet life of repentance in the bosom of his family soon became insupportable to him.
Of this returning of the money given to him by a madwoman who had received it from a madman, he had often repented since—though he never ceased to be proud of his action.
There’s nothing so favourable for repentance as to think of the past with feelings of remorse!"
) "Here you are holding out your brotherly forgiveness to me for a thing that I have perhaps never repented of in the slightest degree.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.