„There is more magic in sin if it is not committed.“

—  V. S. Pritchett, "Rudyard Kipling: A Pre-Raphaelite's Son", p. 36
V. S. Pritchett
écrivain britannique 1900 - 1997

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„Some there are who are much more ashamed of confessing a sin than of committing it.“

—  Marguerite de Navarre Queen consort of Navarre 1492 - 1549
Sixth Day, Novel LX (trans. W. K. Kelly)

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„Lord Peter Wimsey: The worst sin - perhaps the only sin - passion can commit, is to be joyless.“

—  Dorothy L. Sayers English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer 1893 - 1957

„More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.“

—  William Wulf American computer scientist 1939
"A Case Against the GOTO," Proceedings of the 25th National ACM Conference, August 1972, pp. 791-97.

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„I have committed the worst sin that can be committed. I have not been happy.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
"El Remordimiento" [Remorse] in La moneda de hierro [The Iron Coin], as quoted in Borges at Eighty : Conversations (1982) edited by Willis Barnstone, also in Hispanic Literature Criticism : Allende to Jiménez (1994), p. 298

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„How immense to us appear the sins we have not committed.“

—  Suzanne Curchod French-Swiss salonist and writer 1737 - 1794
Reported in Louis Klopsch, ed., Many Thoughts of Many Minds: A Treasury of Quotations From the Literature of Every Land and Every Age (1896), p. 229.

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„You may not hold me guilty of sins committed in dreams.“

—  Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935
Chapter 8 (p. 25)

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„The real sin of idolatry is always committed on behalf of something similar to the State.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
Context: Maurras, with perfect logic, is an atheist. The Cardinal [Richelieu], in postulating something whose whole reality is confined to this world as an absolute value, committed the sin of idolatry. … The real sin of idolatry is always committed on behalf of something similar to the State. p. 199

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