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In Adam's fall - We sinned all.

It is as supreme a folly to talk of a little sin as it would be to talk of a small decalogue that forbids it, or a diminutive God that hates it, or a shallow hell that will punish it.

It is not alone what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.

It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.

It is not true that there are no enjoyments in the ways of sin; there are, many and various. - But the great and radical defect of them all is, that they are transitory and unsubstantial, at war with reason and conscience, and always leave a sting behind. We are hungry, and they offer us bread; but it is poisoned bread. We are thirsty, and they offer us drink; but it is from deadly fountains. They may and often do satisfy us for the moment; but it is death in the end. It is only the bread of heaven and the water of life that can so satisfy that we shall hunger no more and thirst no more forever.

Man-like it is to fall into sin, Fiend-like is it to dwell therein, Christ like it is for sin to grieve, Godlike it is all sin to leave.

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

No man becomes fully evil at once; but suggestion bringeth on indulgence; indulgence, delight; delight, consent; consent, endeavor; endeavor, practice; practice, custom; custom, excuse; excuse, defence; defence, obstinacy; obstinacy, boasting; boasting, a seared conscience and a reprobate mind.

No sin is small. - It is against an infinite God, and may have consequences immeasurable. - No grain of sand is small in the mechanism of a watch.

O sin, what hast thou done to this fair earth!

Oh thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin Beset the road I was to wander in, Thou wilt not with predestin'd evil round Enmesh, and then impute my fall to sin.

Our sins, like our shadows when day is in its glory, scarce appear; toward evening, how great and monstrous they are!

Poverty and wealth are comparative sins.

Respectable sin is, in principle, the mother of all basest crime. - Follow it to the bitter end, and there is ignominy as well as guilt eternal.

Sin is first pleasing, then it grows easy, then delightful, then frequent, then habitual, then confirmed; then the man is impenitent, then he is obstinate, then he is resolved never to repent, and then he is ruined.

Sin is never at a stay; if we do not retreat from it, we shall advance in it; and the further on we go, the more we have to come back.

Sin is, essentially, a departure from God.

Sin may open bright as the morning, but it will end dark as night.

Sins are like circles in the water when a stone is thrown into it; one produces another. - When anger was in Cain's heart, murder was not far off.

Sins of the mind have less infamy than those of the body, but not less malignity.


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