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124,642.  Peter the painter, along with others, submitted his price to the local council to paint the seaside resort’s historical lighthouse and won the contract.

 

After painting only half way up the lighthouse he suddenly realised he had grossly underestimated the amount of paint it would require to finish the job.

 

Undaunted, and determined not to lose any money on the deal, he added a fair quantity of turpentine to the remaining paint.  After completing the job, Peter went into the pub opposite and treated himself to a gratifying pint.  Taking his drink to the front window of the pub, he casually glanced across to the lighthouse.  As the evening sun fell across it, to his horror, Peter’s cost-saving efforts to augment the paint supply for the top half of the structure stood out like a sore thumb.

 

In despair, he ran outside, shook his fists at the lighthouse and shouted: ‘What am I supposed to do now?’

 

Suddenly, a voice thundered out of the clouds: ‘Repaint, my son.  And thin no more!’  (Painting & Repentance)  Anon

 

 

2,194.  Suppose we repented?  (Life’s Like That & Repentance)  Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot starring Stephen Brennan & Barry McGovern & Johnny Murphy & Sam McGovern et al, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Vladimir

 

 

12,746.  A Christian is a man who feels

Repentance on a Sunday

For what he did on Saturday

And is going to do on Monday.  (Christianity & Repentance)  Thomas Russell Ybarra, The Christian 1909

 

 

20,052.  What is the point of confessing if I don’t repent?  (GBH Films & Confession & Repentance)  The Godfather III 1990 starring Al Pacino & Andy Garcia & Diane Keaton & Talia Shire & Sofia Coppola & George Hamilton & Bridget Fonda & Eli Wallach & Joe Mantegna & Richard Bright & Raf Vallone et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, Michael

 

 

44,786.  The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance.  (News & Repentance)  Billy Graham

 

 

58,444.  The spirit burning but unbent,

May writhe, rebel – the weak alone repent!  (Repentance & Weakness)  Lord Byron, The Corsair

 

 

58,445.  Repentance is the virtue of weak minds.  (Repentance & Weakness)  John Dryden 1631-1700, The Indian Emperor

 

 

58,446.  Repentance is but want of power to sin.  (Repentance & Sin)  John Dryden

 

 

58,447.  But with the morning cool repentance came.  Walter Scott, ‘Rob Roy’

 

 

58,448.  I am withered like an old apple-john.  Well, I’ll repent, and that suddenly, while I am in some liking.  I shall be out of heart shortly, and then I shall have no strength to repent.  And I have not forgotten what the inside of a church is made of.  I am a peppercorn, a brewer’s horse – the inside of a church!  Company, villainous company, hath been the spoil of me.  (Repentance & Church & Company)  William Shakespeare, I Henry IV III iii 4-10, Sir John to Russell 

 

 

58,449.  When wilt thou leave fighting o’days, and foining o’nights, and begin to patch up thine old body for heaven?  William Shakespeare, II Henry IV II iv 233-235, Doll Tearsheet to Sir John

 

58,450.  We are all diseased,

And with our surfeiting and wanton hours

Have brought ourselves into a burning ever,

And we must bleed for it ...

To diet rank minds, sick of happiness ...

I have in equal balance justly weighed

What wrongs our arms may do, what wrongs we suffer,

And find our griefs heavier that our offences.

We see which way the stream of time doth run,

And are enforced from out most quiet shore

By the rough torrent of occasion.  Wibid.  IV i 54-47&64&67-72, Archbishop of York

 

 

58,451.  Yet what can it when one cannot repent?

O wretched state!  William Shakespeare, Hamlet III iii 66-67, King

 

58,452.  Confess yourself to heaven;

Repent what’s past; avoid what is to come;

And do not spread the compost of the weeds,

To make them ranker.  ibid.  III iv 150-153

 

58,453.  I do repent; but heaven hath pleased it so,

To punish me with this, and this with me,

That I must be their scourge and minister.  ibid.  III iv 174-176

 

 

58,464.  Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment.  If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time.  On no account brood over your wrongdoing.  Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.  Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 

 

58,465.  No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.  George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

 

 

58,468.  Who with repentance is not satisfied, is not of heaven, nor earth.  George Eliot, Middlemarch

 

 

58,466.  Men are born to sin ... What does matter most, is not that we err, it is that we do benefit from our mistakes, that we are capable of sincere repentance, of genuine contrition.  Sharon Kay Penman, The Sunne in Splendour

 

 

58,467.  ... in the course of our lives, the evil which in itself we seek most to shun, and which, when we are fallen into, is the most dreadful to us, is oftentimes the very means or door of our deliverance, by which alone we can be raised again from the affliction we are fallen into ...  Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

 

 

58,469.  God does not demand that every man attain to what is theoretically highest and best.  It is better to be a good street sweeper than a bad writer, better to be a good bartender than a bad doctor, and the repentant thief who died with Jesus on Calvary was far more perfect than the holy ones who had Him nailed to the cross.  And yet, abstractly speaking, what is more holy than the priesthood and less holy than the state of a criminal?  The dying thief had, perhaps, disobeyed the will of God in many things: but in the most important event of his life He listened and obeyed.  The Pharisees had kept the law to the letter and had spent their lives in the pursuit of a most scrupulous perfection.  But they were so intent upon perfection as an abstraction that when God manifested His will and His perfection in a concrete and definite way they had no choice but to reject it.  Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island

 

 

58,470.  Repentance was never yet produced in any man's heart apart from the grace of God.  As soon may you expect the leopard to regret the blood with which its fangs are moistened – as soon might you expect the lion of the wood to abjure his cruel tyranny over the feeble beasts of the plain, as expect the sinner to make any confession, or offer any repentance that shall be accepted of God, unless grace shall first renew the heart.  Charles H Spurgeon

 

 

58,471.  There is no repentance where a man can talk lightly of sin, much less where he can speak tenderly and lovingly of it.  (Repentance & Sin)  Charles H Spurgeon

 

 

58,472.  And here, shipmates, is true and faithful repentance; not clamorous for pardon, but grateful for punishment.  Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

 

 

58,564.  I think the message of repentance, the message of forgiveness, are deeply personal concepts ... I helped negotiate a Good Friday Agreement that got the people who shot me out of prison.  (Forgiveness & Repentance)  Jerry Adams, The Bible: A History: Jesus

 

 

72,251.  You have no repentance.  You’re bad.  Through and through bad.  (Family & Repentance & Bad)  East of Eden 1955 starring James Dean & Julie Harris & Raymond Massey & Burl Ives & Richard Davalos & Jo van Fleet & Albert Dekker & Lois Smith & Timothy Carey & Harold Gordon & Barbara Baxley & Lonny Chapman et al, director Elia Kazan, father to son

 

 

78,984.  Repentance, Rumpole, it’s the only way.  (Law & Repentance)  Rumpole of the Bailey: Rumpole on Trial s7e6, Ballard

 

 

132,753.  God … you know me.  You know my heart, God.  Please forgive me.  I’ve done bad things.  Many bad things: adultery, I sold drugs, pimped … I killed people.  Please forgive me.  I’m sorry if I offended you.  (Gangs US: Los Angeles & Pray & Repentance)  Ray Donovan s7e10: You’ll Never Walk Alone, Mickey rays on front steps

 

 

68,101.  It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.  (Confession & Repentance)  Oscar Wilde

 

 

58,454.  And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.  (Repentance & Man)  Genesis 6:6

 

 

54,153.  And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.  Exodus 32:14

 

 

54,282.  To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

 

For the Lord shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.  Deuteronomy 32:35&36

 

 

54,014.  It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments.  And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night.  (Samuel & Repentance)  I Samuel 15:11

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