Confession Quotes

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.

A confession is wholly and incontestably voluntary only if a guilty person gives himself up to the law and becomes his own accuser.

Get in line in that processional, Step into that small confessional. There the guy who’s got religion’ll Tell you if your sin’s original. If it is, try playin’ it safer, Drink the wine and chew the wafer, Two, four, six, eight – Time to transubstantiate! So get down upon your knees, Fiddle with your rosaries, […]

Psychoanalysis: A form of horizontal confession subscribed to by those who would like to know why they do things that have always been done.

Confess and be hanged.

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents’ shortcomings.

He’s half absolv’d who has confessed.

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.