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It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. - Benjamin Franklin

When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it. - Epictetus

Bad men are full of repentance. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]

They who delight to be flattered, pay for their folly by a late repentance. [La., Qu se laudari gaudent verbis subdolis, Sera dant peonas turpes poenitentia] - Phaedrus

Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years. - Henry Ward Beecher

He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity. - The Talmud

While tears that from repentance flow, In bright exhalement reach the skies. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Richer is one hour of repentance and good works in this world than all of life of the world to come; and richer is one hour's calm of spirit in the world to come than all of life of this world. - The Talmud

Remorse is as the heart in which it grows; If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews Of true repentance; but if proud and gloomy, It is the poison tree, that pierced to the inmost, Weeps only tears of poison. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge