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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Sin
 
A sin concealed is half pardoned. (Meaning, when care is taken to conceal the scandal.)  French, Italian.  1
A sin confessed is half forgiven.  Italian.  2
A sinful heart makes a feeble hand.  Scott.  3
Auld sin, new shame.  4
Commit a sin thrice and you will think it allowable.  Hebrew.  5
Compound for sins they’re inclined to,
By damning those they’ve no mind to.  Butler.
  6
Conquer one besetting sin at a time.  7
Dissembled sin is double wickedness.  8
Every man has his besetting sin.  Cicero.  9
Every one thinks himself without sin because he hath not that of others.  Italian.  10
Every sin carries its own punishment.  11
Few love to hear the sins they love to act.  Shakespeare.  12
I am a man more sinned against than sinning.  Shakespeare.  13
In the land of sinners the unjust sit in judgment.  Modern Greek.  14
It is the property of an old sinner to find delight in reviewing his own villanies in others.  South.  15
Keep yourself from opportunities and God will keep you from sin.  Italian.  16
Nip sin in the bud.  17
Old sins breed new shame.  18
One sin another doth provoke.  Shakespeare.  19
One sin opens the door for another.  German.  20
Out of small sins come large.  German.  21
Plate sin with gold and the strong lance of justice breaks;
Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw doth pierce it.  Shakespeare.
  22
Sin steals the horse and carries home the bridle honestly.  23
Sin brings its own punishment.  24
Sin that is hidden is half forgiven.  25
That man sins charitably who damns none but himself.  26
The good hate to sin from love of virtue, the bad hate to sin from fear of punishment.  Latin.  27
The wages of sin is death.  New Testament.  28
To fall into sin is human, to remain in sin devilish.  German.  29
We are ever young enough to sin, never old enough to repent.  30
What is no sin is no shame.  German.  31
Where one sin hath entered, legions will force their way.  Rogers.  32
Who avoids small sins does not fall into great ones.  German.  33
Who is not ashamed of his sins, sins double.  German.  34
 
 
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