Happiness is attained by three things: being patient when tested, being thankful when receiving a blessing, and being repentant upon sinning.— Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
Proven Repentance quotations
Repentance is good for the soul: apologize for anything you have done to hurt someone else.
God always forgives when you are totally repentant and you desire to change.
He forgives... and He never gets tired of forgiving. Never. You may get tired asking. I hope not. He never, never tires of forgiving. Never.
The difference between true and false repentance lies in this: the man who truly repents cries out against his heart; but the other, as Eve, against the serpent, or something else.
I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they’re counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they’ve never been born again.
Revival is a renewed conviction of sin and repentance, followed by an intense desire to live in obedience to God. It is giving up one's will to God in deep humility.
If I repent now will God forgive me? No, but if God forgives you, you will repent.
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Never lose hope. Stay close to Allah and when you mess up, go back to Him. Never, ever stop going back to Him. Repent often. Cry to Allah. And hold on tight-with your life-to His remembrance and to prayer. If you do this, you may get wet, but insha Allah never drown in this ocean of dunya.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Legalistic remorse says, "I broke God's rules," while real repentance says, "I broke God's heart."
In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.
How does Satan mislead us? By misquoting Scripture.
By leading us astray. By getting us to make excuses instead of repenting.
True repentance will entirely change you;
the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people.
We talk religion in a world that worships the bread but does not distribute it, that practices ritual rather than righteousness, that confesses but does not repent.
By the mercy of Allah Paradise has eight doors one of those is the door of repentance, child. All the others are sometimes open, sometimes shut, but the door of repentance is never closed. Come seize the opportunity: the door is open; carry your baggage there at once.
There is no sin , and there can be no sin on all the earth , which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant! Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God . Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God?
Situations in life often permit no delay;
and when we cannot determine the course which is certainly best, we must follow the one which is probably the best. This frame of mind freed me also from the repentance and remorse commonly felt by those vacillating individuals who are always seeking as worthwhile things which they later judge to be bad.
The heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth.
True reconciliation is never cheap, for it is based on forgiveness which is costly. Forgiveness in turn depends on repentance, which has to be based on an acknowledgment of what was done wrong, and therefore on disclosure of the truth. You cannot forgive what you do not know.
The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.
Christians aren't people who never sin or always do the right thing.
We're people who live in continual repentance.
You have nothing to do but to save souls.
Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most. It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can; to bring as many sinners as you possibly can to repentance.
There's a difference between remorse and repentance.
Remorse is being sorry for being caught. Repentance is being sorry enough to stop.
Prayer is the most powerful resource we have in this life;
yet, many only turn to it as a last resort. When unbelievers pray for repentance of sin and ask for God’s forgiveness, prayer is the spiritual dynamite that obliterates the darkness and despair of a sin-soaked soul.
Repentance is for little children.
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine.
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
We cannot go back in time and change the past, but we can repent.
The Savior can wipe away our tears of regret and remove the burden of our sins. His Atonement allows us to leave the past behind and move forward with clean hands, a pure heart, and a determination to do better and especially to become better.
Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
If you are unable to compete with the pious in their good deeds, compete with the sinful in their repentance.
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.
Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God.
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.
Would have. Could have. Should have. This is the language of condemnation underscored by the passivity of regret. It’s a dead language. The thing is, you can’t un-sin. You can only repent.
The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival.
True repentance means making amends with the person when at all possible.