|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| He who is penitent is almost innocent.|
| Christian penitence is something more than a thought or an emotion or a tear; it is action.|
| It would tire the hands of an angel to write down all the pardons God bestows upon true, penitent believers.|
| Know what your sin is and confess it; but do not imagine that you have approved yourself a penitent by confessing sin in the abstract.|
T. L. Cuyler.
| If we do not know what the sorrow of penitence is, we have been living only on the surface of lifeunmindful of its deep realities, unconscious of its grander glories.|
F. D. Huntington.
| The law can never save us; and he is nearest to the forgiveness of the gospel who, with a contrite heart, discerns most clearly and feels most profoundly that perfection of the Divine statute which impeaches and condemns him.|