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Water will quench a flame and almsgiving atones for sins.
Accept the apology of one who offers it, be it truth or lie!
Any time of the day is good for confession.
Confession by the defendant is as good as a hundred witnesses.
If a man says: I will sin and the Day of Atonement will atone for me, then that Day will not atone for him.
The Day of Atonement atones not for sins of man against man, until the sinner makes his peace with his victim.
Even if all other festivals vanish,
not so the Day of Atonement.
On the Day of Atonement the Israelites are as ministering angels.
May my death atone for all my sins!
If the evil inclination tells you: Sin and God will pardon!- - -believe it not!
What is the remedy for the evil inclination? Repentance!
Exile atones for everything. Exile expiates sins.
Who has fear of God in him will not sin.
Whoso asks forgiveness from a friend
should not plead more than thrice.
Without sin, there can be no forgiving.
Repentance and good deeds are a man's best lawyer.
Some people confess their mistakes to conceal their crimes.
Any study of the Torah and any prayer unaccompanied by good deeds and repentance void the Torah and make the prayer unwanted.
Great is almsgiving (repentance)
for it brings Redemption nearer.
Let the wicked forwake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord that He may have mercy!
Amend your ways and your doings!
Rend your hearts and not your garments;
return to the Lord, for He is gracious and merciful!
While sinning, repent!
A man that cleanses himself after touching a corpse, and then touches it again, of what avail will his cleaning be? So with a man who fasts for his sins and then repeats them.
Better an hour of repentance and good deeds in this world than a lifetime in the world to come.