Look you, father, I will endeavor to divide that into capital sins
A venial, or a mortal, sin
? A venial sin
, for you acted without evil intention.
There are moments, psychologists tell us, when the passion for sin
, or for what the world calls sin
, so dominates a nature that every fibre of the body, as every cell of the brain, seems to be instinct with fearful impulses.
And they produce a host of books written by Musaeus and Orpheus, who were children of the Moon and the Muses--that is what they say-- according to which they perform their ritual, and persuade not only individuals, but whole cities, that expiations and atonements for sin
may be made by sacrifices and amusements which fill a vacant hour, and are equally at the service of the living and the dead; the latter sort they call mysteries, and they redeem us from the pains of hell, but if we neglect them no one knows what awaits us.
He gave him frequent hints, that to adopt the fruits of sin
, was to give countenance to it.
in evil strait this day I stand Before my Judge, either to undergoe My self the total Crime, or to accuse My other self, the partner of my life; Whose failing, while her Faith to me remaines, I should conceal, and not expose to blame By my complaint; but strict necessitie Subdues me, and calamitous constraint, Least on my head both sin
and punishment, However insupportable, be all Devolv'd; though should I hold my peace, yet thou Wouldst easily detect what I conceale.
But if you had a friend to take care of you after death--in that other world--some one whose love is greater than mine--who can do everything?...If God our Father was your friend, and was willing to save you from sin
and suffering, so as you should neither know wicked feelings nor pain again?
, her ignominy, were the roots which she had struck into the soil.
In your hour of sin
raise your eyes to the skies and you will be again and again saved."
In this world, shipmates, sin
that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -- two removes from the sin
of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
But it was delicious sin
, and she did not deny her eyes.