Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed.Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
REPENTANCE, n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is not inconsistent with continuity of sin. Desirous to avoid the pains of Hell, You will repent and join the Church, Parnell? How needless! -- Nick will keep you off the coals And add you to the woes of other souls. Jomater Abemy.Ambrose Bierce