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Stephen Crane Quotes

I hope you find these Stephen Crane Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Every sin is the result of collaboration.
- Stephen Crane

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln


 

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

You shall not covet your neighbor's house;
you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
- Exodus 20:17


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Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
- Ambrose Bierce

Being seventy is not a sin.
- Golda Meir

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for;
as for me,
I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken

Change is the only constant.
Hanging on is the only sin.
- Denise McCluggage

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
- John Ruskin

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have
faith and rejoice in Christ.
- Martin Luther

The only sin is mediocrity.
- Martha Graham

The German people is not marked by original sin,
but by original nobility.
- Alfred Rosenberg

The holocaust against the unborn is the greatest sin
they could ever do or even ever participate in.
- Norma McCorvey

Sin does not stop God's grace from flowing,
but God's grace will stop sin.
- Joseph Prince

Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus

For God's sake, if you sin, take pleasure in it,
and do it for the pleasure.
- Gerald Gould

It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
- Abu Bakr

Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely,
and without passport; whereas Virtue,
if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
- Herman Melville

You sin in thinking bad about people -
but,
often, you guess right.
- Giulio Andreotti

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish
for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
- Ambrose Bierce

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty.
Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable,
distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter

Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

Sin is still sin - no matter how you spell it.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults,
a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I look upon pride as a sin.
- Tommy Lee Jones

But my doubt would not be overcome.
Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness
of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness.
For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then,
just so long as you don't break any.
- Mae West

Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before
the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before
the law of entropy invaded it,
we would already be living in heaven.
- Walter Lang

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
- Anatole France

The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present
a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling
and beautiful countryside.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys,
so does ancient sin cling to the low places,
the depressions in the world consciousness.
- Dewitt Bodeen

And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church -
and people in Church history -
and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake.
- Walter Martin

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin:
impatience.
Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise,
because of impatience we cannot return.
- W. H. Auden

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin,
not to forsake it.
- Saint Augustine

Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
- Andre Gide

God had one son on earth without sin,
but never one without suffering.
- Saint Augustine

Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
- Edwin Louis Cole

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
- Jose Bergamin

An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write;
but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me,
Excepting Original Sin.
- Thomas Campbell

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual,
and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline,
we go down without taking notice on't.
- Mary Astell

We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater,
but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain
and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
- Mary Astell

The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful.
- Frederick Locker-Lampson

To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.
- David Hare

Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin.
- John Webster

It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.
- Adam Clarke

If it were possible to have a life absolutely free
from every feeling of sin,
what a terrifying vacuum it would be.
- Cesare Pavese

From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin,
he would not have created gay people.
- Howard Dean

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life,
and about the afterlife, about the external punishment
which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
- Edvard Munch

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
- Edmund Burke

The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

The only sin is ugliness, and if we believed this with all our being,
all other activities of the human spirit could be left
to take care of themselves.
- Herbert Read

It is considered a major sin to break a contract,
if you agreed, especially with military situations.
- John Walker Lindh

Is it sin, which makes the worm a chrysalis,
and the chrysalis a butterfly, and the butterfly dust?
- Max Muller

Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others,
than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
- John Flavel

The real sin with Social Security is that it's a long-term
rip-off and a short-term scam.
- Tony Snow

I don't think that sin and pursuing happiness are not
necessarily the same thing.
- Dan Savage


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