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Repentance is the heart's sorrow, and a clear life ensuing.

Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice from the conviction that it has offended God. - Sorrow, fear, and anxiety are properly not parts, but adjuncts of repentance, yet they are too closely connected with it to be separated.

Repentance may begin, instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.

Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and conduct.

Repentance, without amendment, is like continually pumping without mending the leak.

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past - the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receive.

Sorrow for having done amiss is fruit­less if it issue not in doing so no more.

The best part of repentance is little sinning.

The golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

The slightest sorrow for sin is sufficient if it produce amendment, and the greatest insufficient if it do not.

The vain regret that steals above the wreck of squandered hours.

There are two kinds of repentance: one is that of Judas, the other that of Peter; the one is ice broken, the other ice melted. Repentance unto life will be repentance in the life.

There is a greater depravity in not repenting of sin when it has been committed, than in committing it at first. To deny, as Peter did, is bad; but not to weep bitterly, as he did, when we have denied, is worse.

There is one case of death-bed repentance recorded, that of the penitent thief, that none should despair; and only one that none should presume.

To do so no more is the truest repentance.

True repentance consists in the heart being broken for sin and broken from sin. Some often repent, yet never reform; they resemble a man travelling in a dangerous path, who frequently starts and stops, but never turns, back.

True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.

True repentance hates the sin, and not merely the penalty; and it hates the sin most of all because it has discovered and felt God's love.

True repentance is to cease from sinning.

We look to our last sickness for repentance, unmindful that it is during a recovery men repent, not during a sickness.


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