Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
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.
Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than lust.
Sin is a viper that does always kill where it is not killed.
There are sins of omission as well as those of commission.
I could not live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasts of it, is a devil.
Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems a chance that it is going to be found out
One who is allowed to sin, sins less
Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at.
There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular is providence
Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong
Man-like it is to fall into sin; fiendlike it is to dwell therein.
It is easy to distinguish the evil worked by sin and vice, but the trained eye sees also the evil done by self-righteous or self-regarding virtue.
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't.
The greatest sin, after the initial sin, is its publication.
There is no servant except that there exists a white spot upon his heart. So when he commits a sin, a black spot arises into that white spot. Then when he repents, this black spot moves away. But if he continues on committing sins, the blackness of this spot increases till such time that it overwhelms and overrides the whiteness. When the whiteness is all covered over (by the blackness), the owner of it (the heart) does never at all return towards beneficence and goodness. And This is what Allah means when he says: "Nay! rather, what they used to do has become like a rust upon their hearts."
There's no sinner like a young saint.
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