„Some there are who are much more ashamed of confessing a sin than of committing it.“

—  Margarita de Angulema, libro Heptaméron, L'Heptaméron (1558), Sixth Day, Novel LX (trans. W. K. Kelly)

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Thomas Brooks Foto

„When I confessed my sins, I labored to remember the time when and the place where I committed them.“

—  Ann Lee English Shaker leader 1736 - 1784
The Communistic Societies of the United States (1875), Context: When I confessed my sins, I labored to remember the time when and the place where I committed them. And when I had confessed them, I cried to God to know if my confession was accepted; and by crying to God continually I traveled out of my loss.

„There is more magic in sin if it is not committed.“

—  V.S. Pritchett British writer and critic 1900 - 1997
The Tale Bearers: English and American Writers (1980), "Rudyard Kipling: A Pre-Raphaelite's Son", p. 36

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„More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.“

—  William Wulf American computer scientist 1939
"A Case Against the GOTO," Proceedings of the 25th National ACM Conference, August 1972, pp. 791-97.

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„The sin of self-pollution is one of the vilest, the basest, and the most degrading that a human being can commit. It is worse than beastly. Those who commit it place themselves far below the meanest brute that breathes.“

—  John Harvey Kellogg American physician 1852 - 1943
Plain Facts for Old and Young, Burlington, IA: Segner & Condit, 1881, p. 428 https://books.google.it/books?id=pubVzCbD_DMC&dq=%22a+dreadful%22&focus=searchwithinvolume.

„If you confess your sins, you must confess them to God; we are but his witnesses.“

—  Ann Lee English Shaker leader 1736 - 1784
The Communistic Societies of the United States (1875)

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„If a man would be righteous, let him depart from a court. Virtue is incompatible with absolute power. He who is ashamed to commit cruelty must always fear it.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, libro Farsalia
Pharsalia, Exeat aula qui volt esse pius. Virtus et summa potestas non coeunt; semper metuet quem saeva pudebunt. Book VIII, line 493 (tr. J. D. Duff).

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W. Sterling Cole Foto

„It is more sinful to conceal the power of the atom than it is to reveal it.“

—  W. Sterling Cole American politician 1904 - 1987
Statement, 9 March 1954. Quoted in Peter G Boyle's The Churchill-Eisenhower Correspondence 1953-55

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