Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
Sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forget the words.
Love a man even in his sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth.
In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
I am no longer sure of anything. If I gratify my desires, I sin, but I free myself of desire; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.