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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Repentance
 
A noble mind disdains not to repent.  Homer.  1
Amendment is repentance.  2
Every one finds sin sweet and repentance bitter.  Danish.  3
He that protects an ill man may live to repent it.  4
Late repentance is seldom worth much.  Danish.  5
Not to repent of a fault is to justify it.  6
He who seeks repentance for the past
Should woo the angel virtue in the future.  Bulwer.
  7
I left what I know for what I hear and repented.  Spanish.  8
He that repents of a fault upon right grounds is almost innocent.  Seneca.  9
Repentance costs dear.  French, Spanish.  10
Repentance does not bring the lost back.  German.  11
Repentance follows hasty counsels.  Publius Syrus.  12
Repentance is not to be measured by inches and hours.  13
Repentance is the heart’s medicine.  German.  14
Repentance is the whip for fools.  15
Short acquaintance brings repentance.  16
Take nothing in hand that may bring repentance.  Dutch.  17
That may be soon done which brings long repentance.  Danish.  18
The sinning is the best part of repentance. (An atrocious maxim.)  Arabian.  19
Thou must repent,
And one bad act with many deeds well done mayst cover.  Milton.
  20
’Tis never too late to repent.  21
When all is consumed repentance comes too late.  22
You will never repent of being patient and sober.  23
 
 
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