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“Life is a slate where all our sins are written; from time to time we rub the sponge of repentance over it so we can begin sinning again.”
“... no one is more trustworthy than the repentant sinner who has been found out.”
“Repentance is a one-faced Janus, ever looking to the past.”
“Repentance is not completed by a single act, it must be incorporated into our mind, till it become a fixed state, arising from a continual sense of our need of it.”
“... if I inflict wounds, I heal them.”
“The danger with feelings of penitence is that we allow them to take the place of those actions that are its true manifestation.”