I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever.
It was not till Jesus had cried, "It is finished," and from His riven side the soldier's spear had fetched the blood and water; it was not till then, that the fountain sealed of Incarnate Love became the fountain opened of Redeeming merit, and that the Siloah began to flow, which ever since has flowed adown the oracles of God.
The trouble is that no devastating or Redeeming fires have ever burnt in my life? My life began by flickering out.Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov
One of the Redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible.lance armstrong
Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the Redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.petrarch
I am inclined to agree with the Head Master of Eton that pæderastic passions among schoolboys 'do no harm'; further, I think them the only Redeeming feature of sexual life at public schools.aleister crowley
This world has few Redeeming features, and one is the capacity for people to love one another with great, enduring passion.david gemmell
But there was no harshness in the eyes which, looking at the world from under their tawny eyebrows, gave the impression of a man ever alert to greet a Redeeming instinct in others but often disappointed. He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a predicate in the past tense.james joyce
The purifying, healing influence of literature, the dissipating of passions by knowledge and the written word, literature as the path to understanding, forgiveness and love, the Redeeming might of the word, the literary spirit as the noblest manifestation of the spirit of man, the writer as perfected type, as saint.thomas mann
In short, he and the Scotch have no way of Redeeming the credit of their understandings, but by avowing that they have been consummate villains. Stavano bene; per star meglio, stanno qui.horace walpole
I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no Redeeming petty vices whatsoever.mark twain
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