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DanteWe are those who painted the world red with our sin.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet

Friedrich NietzscheI am a disciple of the philosopher Dionysus, I would rather be a satyr than a saint.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Ambrose BierceSaint, n. A dead sinner, revised and edited.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Oscar WildeYou will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

John DrydenRepentance is but want of power to sin.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet

Marquis de SadeIn order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.

—  Marquis de Sade, 1740-1814, French writer

La RochefoucauldHypocrisy is an homage that vice pays to virtue.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Samuel BeckettThe only sin is the sin of being born.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

André GideSin is whatever obscures the soul.

—  André Gide, 1869-1951, French writer, Nobel 1947

Elbert HubbardIf you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Anton ChekhovYou will not become a saint through other people's sins.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Eugene O’NeillYou said they had found the secret of happiness because they had never heard that love can be a sin.

—  Eugene O’Neill, 1888-1953, American playwright, Nobel 1936

Marcel ProustJust as those who practice the same profession recognize each other instinctively, so do those who practice the same vice.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

Mahatma GandhiSeven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

William ShakespeareSome rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Measure for Measure


Bible Quotes

Gospel of JohnLet any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.

—  Gospel of John ‐ 8:7

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Funny Quotes

Jay LenoIf God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.

—  Jay Leno, 1950-, American TV host

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