All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
~ W.H. Auden
Sin is never at a stay; if we do not retreat from it, we shall advance in it, and the farther we go, the more we have to come back.
~ Isaac Barrow
I preach deliverance to others, I tell them there is freedom, while I hear my own chains clang.
~ John Bunyan
If you have sinned, do not lie down without repentance; for the want of repentance after one has sinned makes the heart harder and harder.
~ John Bunyan
It is partly because sin does not provoke our own wrath that we do not believe that sin provokes the wrath of God.
~ R. W. Dale
If you desire to undertake a devout life, you must not only cease to sin, but also cleanse your heart from all affections to sin. . . . Souls that are recovered from the state of sin, and still retain these affections . . . eat without relish, sleep without rest, laugh without joy, and drag themselves along rather than walk. They do good, but with such a spiritual heaviness that it takes away all the grace from their good exercises.
~ Francis de Sales, in Introduction to the Devout Life
The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but forbidden because it is hurtful.
~ Benjamin Franklin
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
~ Thomas Fuller
Among the people there are killers who have not yet shed blood, and thieves who have stolen nothing, and liars who have so far told the truth.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
~ Thomas Jefferson
We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or the guilt of sin.
~ C.S. Lewis
The greatest truth we can ever be told is that our old self has gone. I can deal with the body of sin only as I realize that my old self has gone, and I have a new self. This is the most striking and amazing truth… Understand that the old man is not there. The only way to stop living as if he were still there is to realize that he is not there.”
~ D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
In short, a man must be free from the sin he is, which makes him do the sin he does.
~ George MacDonald
We are all too Christian to really enjoy sinning, and all too fond of sin to really enjoy Christianity.
~ Peter Marshall
The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.
~ Dwight L. Moody
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Few love to hear the sins they love to act.
~ William Shakespeare
If a man confesses his sins before his Maker what labor does he leave to the Satan? The Satan can do nothing but depart.
~ Talmud, Zohar, ii
To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.
~ Leo Tolstoy
A sin takes on new and real terror when there seems to be a chance that it is going to be found out.
~ Mark Twain
We ought to hate sin like we hate the death of a loved one.
~ Thomas Watson