The third big idea is that we confess our sins to someone close to us--a friend or our spouse. I don't mean a public declaration of our shortcomings; I mean confession in the security of a trusted and living friend.
While Socrates empties the cup of poison with unshaken soul, Christ exclaims, "If it is possible, let this cup pass from me." Christ in this respect is the self-confession of human sensibility.Ludwig Feuerbach
Allm a« hlich hat sich mir herausgestellt, was jede groÞe Philosophie bisher war: n a« mlich das Selbstbekenntnis ihres Urhebers und eineArt ungewollter und unvermerkter me moires. It has gradually become clear to me what every great philosophy has hitherto been: a confession on the part of its author and a kind of involuntaryand unconscious memoir.
The saddest object in civilization, and to my mind the greatest confession of its failure, is the man who can work, who wants work, and who is not allowed to work.Robert Louis Stevenson
You can give your confession tomorrow, if you find a priest dumb enough to believe, because it only hurts when I breathe.Tod A
I fear you must be very much worse than you should be, if I, a mere ordinary mortal, am, by your own confession, so vastly your superior; and since there exists so little sympathy between us, I think we had better each look out for some more congenial companion.anne brontë
A love to Christ which is so cowardly and selfish that it is unwilling to proclaim by a public confession its faith in Him who hung before all the world crucified for sinners, is a love which is hardly worth the name.abbott eliot kittredge
The statement which has been made by the Leader of the Opposition was that the intelligence has stopped. I don't know whether that was a personal confession or whether it was a statement of position.david lange
A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for to-day and to-morrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man's unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces.mary antin
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.augustine of hippo
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story, to vomit the anguish up.james baldwin
Art has to be a kind of confession. I don't mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too the terms with which they are connected to other people.james baldwin
It was a very young man's confession of faith, and yet there was the glimmering of a truth at the back of it. It was my instinctive protest against the undue simplification of life. We are all a strange compound, and we shall never reach our full stature by starving certain parts of our nature of their due.john buchan
confession frees, but power reduces one to silence; truth does not belong to the order of power, but shares an origincal affinity with freedom: traditional themes in philosophy, which a political history of truth would have to overturn by showing that truth is not by nature free--nor error servile--but that its production is thoroughly imbued with relations of power. The confession is an example of this.Michel Foucault
A confession is wholly and incontestably voluntary only if a guilty person gives himself up to the law and becomes his own accuser.robert h. jackson
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession,? and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.karl marx
Nearly every day on the television set the hero cop breaks into the bad guy’s house and beats a confession out of him and we cheer on the cop. Propaganda smears our clear vision. It causes us to accept the diminishment of our constitutional protections as something to be lauded after all, the cop was protecting us.gerry spence
A confession is wholly and incontestably voluntary only if a guilty person gives himself up to the law and becomes his own accuser.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.Daniel Webster
On the Great and Holy Friday we commemorate the holy, saving and awesome sufferings of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ: the spitting, the striking, the scourging, the cursing, the mockery; the crown of thorns, the purple cloak , the rod, the sponge, the vinegar and gall, the nails, the spear; and above all the cross and the death, which He voluntarily endured for us. Also we commemorate the saving confession of the grateful thief who was crucified with Him.
The bottom of being is left logically opaque to us, a datum in the strict sense of the word, something we simply come upon and find, and about which (if we wish to act) we should pause and wonder as little as possible. In this confession lies the lasting truth of empiricism.william james
What right has a man to ask Jesus to forgive him, when his heart is still burning with hatred or festering with grudges against a fellow-creature? confession, to be of any avail, must let go of its hold on the sin confessed.theodore l. cuyler
I am no Calvinist, but it seems to me neither right nor worthy of a Christian to seek, for the sake of differences between the doctrine of Calvin and the confession of Augsburg, to have this land swarming with troops and inundated with blood.william the silent
Open confession is good for the Soul.
I am no Calvinist, but it seems to me neither right nor worthy of a Christian to seek, for the sake of differences between the doctrine of Calvin and the confession of Augsburg, to have this land swarming with troops and inundated with blood.
confession is good for the conscience, but it usually bypasses the soul.