Sin Sayings and Quotes

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

Be killing sin or it will be killing you.     

John Owen

Sin is absence of God. Nothing more, nothing less.     

Simon Mawer

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.     

Paula Poundstone

Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside.     

William P. Young

Hate the sin, love the sinner.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.     

Seneca The Younger

Love the sinner and hate the sin.     

St. Augustine

There is no original sin. You don't have to pay repentance to anything or anybody.     

Desmond Harrington

The Lord does not forgive excuses, He forgives sin.     

Rick Joyner

The first sin in our universe was Lucifer's self conceit.     

Thomas Carlyle

It is perilously easy to have amazing sympathy with God's truth and remain in sin.     

Oswald Chambers

Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.     

Alfred Tennyson

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

Oscar Wilde

Personal sin reflected upon breeds compassion.     

John M. Shanahan

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.     

Billy Joel

Every sin is the distortion of an energy breathed into us.     

C.S. Lewis

Few love to hear the sins they love to act.     

William Shakespeare

Sin is looking for the right thing in the wrong place.     

Augustine of Hippo

Sin is the failure of a fallible creature, and reversible by repentance.     

Benjamin Whichcote

Counting other people's sins does not make you a saint.     


Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.     

Martin Luther

We sinned for no reason but an incomprehensible lack of love, and He saved us for no reason but an incomprehensible excess of love.     

Peter Kreeft

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.     

Marilyn Monroe

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

Hyman Rickover

Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.     

Mary Baker Eddy

And sin, young man, is when you treat people like things.     

Terry Pratchett

No one was ever scolded out of their sins.     

William Cowper

For any sin, we all suffer. That is why our suffering is endless.     

Wendell Berry

A sin is wrong not because it makes you feel bad though it should but because it is wrong.     

S. M. Stirling

Sin cannot tear you away from him (Christ) even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders.     

Martin Luther