To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it.
Confess yourself to heaven: Repent what’s past; avoid what is to come. (Hamlet)
When the church teaches that “confession is good for the soul,” it teaches false doctrine; it is only good for the church.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Nothing spoils a confession like repentance.
The more sins you confess, the more books you sell.
Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.
Confession is the first step to repentance.
Marriage is a ghastly public confession of a strictly private intention.
Open confession is good for the soul.