Remember what Simonides said, that he never repented that he had held his tongue, but often that he had spoken.
One eye was entirely gone, and the loss made one side of the face repulsive, while the other might have been modelled in marble.'Desperado' was written in large letters all over him. I almost repented of having sought his acquaintance.Isabella married name Isabella Bishop Bird
A little still she strove, and much repented, And whispering 'I will ne'er consent'consented.Rochdale
Remember what Simonides said, that he never repented that he had held his tongue, but often that he had spoken.Plutarch
Though Manasseh repented, his son Amon followed in the footsteps of his father in his wickedness, but not in his righteousness. Children will imitate their fathers in their vices, seldom in their repentance.
He [Cato] used to say that in all his life he never repented but of three things. The first was that he had trusted a woman with a secret; the second that he had gone by sea when he might have gone by land; and the third, that he had passed one day without having a will by him.
No man ever truly repented, and turned away from all his sins, until by faith he accepted the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross.
There is one single fact that one may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity; namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed.
God accept the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will God turn in mercy: For God is full of knowledge and wisdom.Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil, until death faces one of them, and he says, "Now have I repented indeed;" nor of those who die rejecting Faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous.