C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


He who is penitent is almost innocent.


Christian penitence is something more than a thought or an emotion or a tear; it is action.

William Adams.

It would tire the hands of an angel to write down all the pardons God bestows upon true, penitent believers.

Joshua Bates.

Know what your sin is and confess it; but do not imagine that you have approved yourself a penitent by confessing sin in the abstract.

T. L. Cuyler.

If we do not know what the sorrow of penitence is, we have been living only on the surface of life—unmindful of its deep realities, unconscious of its grander glories.

F. D. Huntington.

The law can never save us; and he is nearest to the forgiveness of the gospel who, with a contrite heart, discerns most clearly and feels most profoundly that perfection of the Divine statute which impeaches and condemns him.

William Adams.