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Saintliness is also a temptation.
Saints
Jean Anouilh

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The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
Lies and Lying
Minna Antrim

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We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
Punctuality
Samuel Beckett

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There is no sinner like a young saint.
Children
Aphra Behn

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Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited.
Saints
Ambrose Bierce

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Great writers are the saints for the godless.
Writers and Writing
Anita Brookner

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Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character
Oswald Chambers

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The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.
Happiness
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
Devil
William Cowper

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He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
Sin
Thomas Fuller

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Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.
Sin
Eric Hoffer

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Born a saint, die a sinner -- born a sinner, die a saint.
Saints
Doug Horton

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The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones.
Martyrdom
Nathaniel Howe

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A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Churches
L. L. Nash

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Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
Association
Robert Neville

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Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
Saints
George Orwell

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For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
Insanity
Alexander Pope

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The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
Fanatics and Fanaticism
Alexander Pope

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It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
Saints
George Santayana

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A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.
Angels
Albert Schweitzer

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The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
Sin
Robert Louis Stevenson

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Our manners have been corrupted by communication with the saints.
Saints
Henry David Thoreau

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Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints.
Cheerfulness
Evelyn Underhill

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