All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
What you present as the gospel will determine what you present as discipleship. If you present as the gospel what is essentially a theory of the atonement, and you say, ‘If you accept this theory of the atonement, your sins are forgiven, and when you die you will be received into heaven,’ there is no basis for discipleship.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
The risk of the Holocaust is not that it will be forgotten, but that it will be embalmed and surrounded by monuments and used to absolve all future sins.
One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others’ sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?