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repentance
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Think only of repentance, continual repentance, but dismiss fear altogether.
  • There is no sin, and there can be no sin on all the earth, which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant!
  • Think only of repentance, continual repentance, but dismiss fear altogether.
  • It has been said of old that over one repentant sinner there is more joy in heaven than over ten righteous men.
  • "I don’t repent shedding your blood!" he cried.
  • The foreign criminal, they say, rarely repents, for the very doctrines of to-day confirm him in the idea that his crime is not a crime, but only a reaction against an unjustly oppressive force.
  • I have a charming pamphlet, translated from the French, describing how, quite recently, five years ago, a murderer, Richard, was executed—a young man, I believe, of three and twenty, who repented and was converted to the Christian faith at the very scaffold.
  • "Gentlemen," I said, "is it really so wonderful in these days to find a man who can repent of his stupidity and publicly confess his wrongdoing?"
  • Let me tell you, stupid, that we here are all of little faith, only from carelessness, because we haven’t time; things are too much for us, and, in the second place, the Lord God has given us so little time, only twenty-four hours in the day, so that one hasn’t even time to get sleep enough, much less to repent of one’s sins.
  • Secretly I only meant to send him to Coventry for a few days and then, if I saw signs of repentance, to hold out my hand to him again.
  • It was an instance of this simplicity that Mitya was seriously persuaded that, being on the eve of his departure for the next world, old Kuzma must sincerely repent of his past relations with Grushenka, and that she had no more devoted friend and protector in the world than this, now harmless old man.
  • And so I’m persuaded that though I may once have doubted I shall be forgiven if I shed tears of repentance."

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  • Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.
  • And wet his grave with my repentant tears-
    William Shakespeare  --  King Richard III

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