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Definition of Contrition

Contrition

  1. The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.
  2. The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance.

Contrition Quotations

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Washington Irving

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
Thomas Aquinas

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.
Vittorio Alfieri

The social disease of political correctness has entered daily life, inverting good to bad and attempting to rewrite proud histories as an imposition of white supremacy for which we all should make contrition.
Robert Agostinelli

God is not looking for repayment, but repentance. What heals a broken relationship is sincere love and contrition.
Frederica Mathewes-Green
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Contrition Translations

contrition in German is Reue, Zerknirschung
contrition in Italian is pentimento
contrition in Spanish is penitencia