Quotation Explorer - 'Confession'

Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.
It must be the full confession by Christendom of Christendom's specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery. - C.S. Lewis
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. - James Baldwin
Strong faith doesn’t give up; it maintainsthe confession. You can change any hopeless situation with your faith-filled confessions. - Brighton Sbusiso Mabuya
I often talk about unconditional love towards others. But the truth is I have always looked for favorable conditions when it comes to self-love and happiness. Now that is what you call a true confession! - Saurabh Sharma
Self-criticism is the secret weapon of democracy, and candor and confession are good for the public soul - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. - Albert Camus
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. - Augustine of Hippo
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence. - Ayn Rand
I wish I had heard him more clearly: an oblique confession is always a plea. - James Baldwin
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy. - Peter De Vries
Confession is good for the soul even after the soul has been claimed (p. 381). - Mona Rodriguez
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. - Dorothy Dix
When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great difference. the important thing is the chaotic form given to my chaotic experience, which is, as it was for James Joyce, my kind of religion, and necessary for me...as the confession and absolution for a Catholic in church. - Sylvia Plath
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. - Oscar Wilde
La générosité est un geste sans limites que l’âme du monde ressent à chaque instant.La Confession de Massoud - Olivier Weber
The torturer was wheeling around the room, shrieking, holding his impaled hand, which had a pen sticking out of it. The guard by the door was in paroxysms of laughter. Frey had crumpled the confession into a ball and was trying to get it into his mouth to eat it, but couldn't quote reach. - Chris Wooding
Never underrate your confession. Destiny transformation begins when you begin to make positive confession about yourself - Benjamin Suulola
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. - Oscar Wilde
To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other. - Mahatma Gandhi
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The true religion is to be posited not in the knowledge or confession of what God allegedly does or has done for our salvation, but in what we must do to become worthy of this. - Immanuel Kant
Write about the thing that scares you most or your most private confession and you'll never have a problem coming up with decent fiction. - Don Roff
Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing spoils a confession like repentance. - Anatole France
The only confession Jolene had ever wrenched from him was that he had cared about her. - Erin McCarthy
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