Quotation Explorer - 'Confess'

And for the sake of humility--a characteristic crucial to sacred questioning we might do well to confess that we're capable at any moment of such bad religion ourselves. - David Dark
You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders."(Larry King Live, May 11, 2009) - Jesse Ventura
Its easy to lie, but hard to confess - Mohammad Azeem
In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. - Winston S. Churchill
Tears are the words that the heart could not express, silent truths the eyes do confess. - Aisha Mirza
It's noble to want to confess, but if the results are just damage and pain, that's not noble. It's selfish. - Carol Green
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. - Mahatma Gandhi
I have just read a long novel by Henry James. Much of it made me think of the priest condemned for a long space to confess nuns. - W.B. Yeats
You’re a mess, I confess, I despise you in the best kind of way. - Coco J. Ginger
I don’t know why I told you all those things, but I did. Maybe it was because I’m a drunk, and sometimes drunks like to confess. - Steven Ramirez Dead Is All You Get
ACKNOWLEDGE, v.t. To confess. Acknowledgement of one another's faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth. - Ambrose Bierce
It is better to confess ignorance than provide it. - Homer Hickam
If you can confess before a friend, you don't need a priest. - Amit Kalantri
If people confess to you their mistakes; Give them a chance, Because you really need those who have learnt what is right. - Mohith Agadi
It is humiliating to have to confess that this conceit of Peter was one of his most fascinating qualities. To put it with brutal frankness, there never was a cockier boy. - J.M.Barrie
The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life. I confess that it is not in my reading table. - Mick Jagger
Shall I confess it, Mr. Hartright? I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise. - Wilkie Collins
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. - Shannon L. Alder
Words don’t have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess. - Shannon L. Alder
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. - Albert Camus
To confess your fallibility and then do nothing about it is not humble; it is boasting of your modesty. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul... but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October. - Peggy Toney Horton
It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. - Jerome
We are in the Dark to one another's Purposes and Intendments, and there are a thousand Intrigues in our little Matters, which will not presently confess their Design, even to sagacious Inquisitors... - Joseph Glanville
Narrative secrets are not the same as human mysteries, a lesson that novelists seem fates to forget, again and again; the former quickly confess themselves, and fall silent, while the true mysteries go on speaking. - James Wood
Nothing that you confess... can make me love you any less. - Anonymous
I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream. - Vincent Van Gogh
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. - Rainer Maria Rilke
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. - Confucius
I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
That’s the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. We used to go to church to confess our worst behaviour, to be heard and forgiven, then to be redeemed and accepted back into our community Chuck Palahniuk - Chuck Palahniuk in interview with TMO
LIFE’S SOFT EDGES‘Tis a truth I will confess that we ofttimes find soft edges –to such a degree, our livesare well manifestof people’s kindliness. - Tara Estacaan
Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away. - Madonna
The power of patriarchy has been to make maleness feared and to make men feel that it is better to be feared that to be loved. Whether they can confess this or not, men know that just is not true. - bell hooks
Take the blinders from your visiontake the padding from your earsand confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears. - Maya Angelou
Jazz is the assassination, the murdering, the slaying of syncopation. I would even go so far as to confess that we are musical anarchists. - Nick La Rocca
I confess to wincing every so often at a poorly chosen word, a mangled sentence, an expression of emotion that seems indulgent or overly practiced. I have the urge to cut the book by fifty pages or so, possessed as I am with a keener appreciation for brevity. - Barack Obama
When it happens that I am more moved by the song than the thing which is sung, I confess that I sin in a manner deserving punishment - Augustine of Hippo
We tend to deny our humanity because in accepting the fullness of it, we would need to confess how little we’ve done with it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I promise I shall never give up, and that I’ll die yelling and laughing, and that until then I’ll rush around this world I insist is holy and pull at everyone’s lapel and make them confess to me and to all. - Jack Kerouac
I was married, a mom, and a career woman—the holy trinity of women in the twenty-first century. The three expressions were truly distinct, but the unity of them created the essence. I must confess I felt in control, much more than I felt blessed. - Sharon Nir
Is there any forgiveness? If somebody does something wrong, we now have copped this "off with the head" attitude, which, I confess, feels great sometimes, but come on. Why do we paint everyone with the same brush? Why does it seem more & more we want people ruined rather than rehabilitated? - Whoopi Goldberg
Whoever thou art that, not content with a moderate condition, imaginest happiness in royal magnificence, and dreamest that command or riches can feed the appetite of novelty with perpetual gratifications, survey the Pyramids, and confess thy folly! - Samuel Johnson
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