Repent Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old repent quotes, repent sayings, and repent proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit.     

Josh Billings

Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.     

Josh Billings

Repentance is the turning of the soul from the way of midnight to the point of the coming sun.     

Henry Ward Beecher

If your repentance has not changed your life, you need to repent of your repentance     

Steven J Lawson

To repent is to adopt God's viewpoint in place of your own.      

William Temple

It's better to repent what you enjoyed than to repent not having enjoyed anything.     

Giovanni Boccaccio

One can repent even of having repented.     

Bernard Berenson

To properly prepare to receive personal revelation, we must repent, ask through prayer, be obedient, search the scriptures, fast, think pure thoughts, and develop a spirit of reverence.     

L. Lionel Kendrick

Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change.     

J.I. Packer

Some often repent, yet never reform; they resemble a man traveling in a dangerous path, who frequently starts and stops, but never turns back.     

Bonnell Thornton

Let us be quick to repent of injuries while repentance may not be a barren anguish.     

Samuel Johnson

He comes never late who comes repentant.     

Juan de Horozco

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.     

Francis Quarles

When you repent and operate on God's standards, now you have restoration and reconciliation.     

Tony Evans

Confess yourself to heaven, Repent what's past, avoid what is to come, And do not spread the compost on the weeds To make them ranker.     

William Shakespeare

When we have heartily repented of a wrong, we should let all the waves of forgetfulness roll over it, and go forward unburdened to meet the future.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Repentance is another name for aspiration.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Be ashamed when you sin, not when you repent.     

Saint John Chrysostom

What you most repent of is a lasting sacrifice made under an impulse of good-nature. The goodness goes; the sacrifice sticks.     

Charles Buxton

We often repent of what we have said, but never, never, of that which we have not.     

Thomas Jefferson

The one who never repents shall be the one who never sleeps.     

Charles Lee

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill.     

William Hazlitt

We seldom repent talking little, but very often talking too much.     

Jean De La Bruyere

The invitation to repent is rarely a voice of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around and to "re-turn" toward God.     

Neil L. Andersen

He that does not repent, sins again.     

Benjamin Whichcote

Repentance is the vomit of the soul.     

Thomas Brooks

Yes, one can repent of moral transgression. The miracle of forgiveness is real, and true repentance is accepted of the Lord.     

Ezra Taft Benson

Repentance is the word that gives us a second chance.     

Fred A. Hartley

He who repents his sin and acknowledges it, is forgiven.     

Wilhelm Grimm