Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues — faith and hope. (“Nicholas Nickleby”)
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! (“Dombey and Son”)
In transgressing the law of nature, the offender declares himself to live by another rule than that of reason and common equity, which is that measure God has set to the actions of men, for their mutual security.
I am not a saint. I have done wrong, and I’m not proud of it, but I’m not ashamed of talking about it.
Of the lunacies earth can boast, The one that must please the devil the most is pride reduced to the whimsical terms of causing the slugs to despise the worms.
The wages of sin is death, but the fringe benefits are excellent.
The sinning is the best part of repentance.
If you do not want the fruits of sin stay out of the devil’s orchard.
With a good name one may easily sin.
People are punishe by their sins, not for them.