50 Most Heart-Warming Redemption Quotes

Redemption Quotes

Redemption is an amazing act of being saved from sin, error, or evil. Typically, this is the act of gaining salvation through forgiveness. Whenever a story breaks out about someone committing a crime, we are left wondering about the possibilities of redemption and how it can be achieved. There is a likeliness that you carry a secret harm that you once did to someone.

If you allow yourself to reflect over this too much, you might risk losing faith in your own goodness and affect your self-esteem. Redemption is crucial to make peace with yourself. Our intents are the most important components of our actions. We ask ourselves why we did it. Was it for self-gain or we were doing what we thought was right and ended up injuring the person we were trying to help? If the latter, then we must embrace the fact that our intentions were good.

If we focus on the intentions instead of the results, we will have nothing to regret about. The path to redemption is a difficult one, but not impossible to follow. If you remain haunted by your past and regret or feel permanently stained by your previous actions, these quotes are here to give you a redemption of your heart and soul.

Redemption Quotes

1. “Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.”– Michael Morpurgo

2. “Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.”– Cyril Connolly

3. “Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.”– Tennessee Williams

4. “No person and no character is beyond redemption, ultimately. That’s the great thing about playing a character that has kind of a dark side; there’s room to explore the opposite.”– Murray Bartlett

5. “Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”– Stephen King

6. “I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that’s the basis of Greek mythology.”– Brendan Fraser

7. “The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.”– Patti Smith

8. “A scar is not always a flaw. Sometimes a scar may be redemption inscribed in the flesh, a memorial to something endured, to something lost.”– Dean Koontz

9. “No human being is so bad as to be beyond redemption.”– Mahatma Gandhi

10. “The cost of redemption cannot be overstated. The wonders of grace cannot be overemphasized. Christ took the hell He didn’t deserve so we could have the heaven we don’t deserve.”– Randy Alcorn

11. “Failure is an option. It’s what you do with the failure that makes you who you are. Our failures mold us. I have failed at several things in my life. What sets some of us apart, is that when we fail, we can’t sleep at night. It haunts us until we have our time at redemption.”– David Goggins

12. “Between the radiant white of a clear conscience and the coal black of a conscience sullied by sin lie many shades of gray–where most of us live our lives. Not perfect but not beyond redemption.”– Sherry L. Hope

13. “Life is complex. You don’t have any person who is nice from the beginning until the end. You don’t always have the notion of redemption. The bad people don’t always pay.”– Marjane Satrapi

14. “The gospel comprises indeed, and unfolds, the whole mystery of man’s redemption, as far forth as it is necessary to be known for our salvation.”– Robert Boyle

15. “Understanding and tenderness would arise among us no matter how bad things got, and we found redemption in the very places we hurt most.”– Lin Jensen

16. “It may be — I hope it is — redemption to guess and perhaps perceive that the universe, the hell which we see for all its beauty, vastness, majesty, is only part of a whole which is quite unimaginable.”– William Golding

17. “The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it.”– Ambrose Bierce

18. “Underneath all the arches of Scripture history, throughout the whole grand temple of the Scriptures, these two voices ever echo, man is ruined, man is redeemed.”– Cyrus David Foss

19. “Omnipotency, though it were but to destroy us, were justly the object of our dread and reverence; but omnipotency to save, deserves our most affectionate esteem.”– Ezekiel Hopkins

20. “Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.”– Ice T

21. “I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.”– Wendell Berry

22. “We are too much haunted by ourselves, projecting the central shadow of self on everything around us. And then comes the Gospel to rescue us from this selfishness. Redemption is this, to forget self in God.”– Federick William Robertson

23. “The story of the redemption will not stand examination. That man should redeem himself from the sin of eating an apple by committing a murder on Jesus Christ, is the strangest system of religion ever set up.”– Thomas Paine

24. “If every time we choose a turd, society, at a great expense, simply allows us to redeem it for a pepperoni, then not only will we never learn to make smart choices, we will also surrender the freedom to choose, because a choice without consequences is no choice at all.”– Tom Robbins

25. “Usually redemption implies rescue – being saved. What were you being saved from?’ he inquired, his voice carefully neutral. ‘Ugliness.”– Amy Harmon

26. “If you somehow believe that you can free yourself from yourself, you will spend the rest of your life decorating the prison cell that you’ve been living in all of your life.”– Craig D. Lounsrough

27. “True redemption is seized when you accept the future consequences for your past mistakes.”– Eduardo Macedo

28. “True redemption is seized when you accept the future consequences for your past mistakes.”– John Wooden

29. “Redemption is prior to righteousness. You cannot be righteous until you are first redeemed.”– Ravi Zacharias

30. “It’s no accident that most self-help groups use ‘anonymous’ in their names; to Americans, the first step toward redemption is a ritual wiping out of the self, followed by the construction of a new one.”– Walter Kirn

31. “A hedonistic lifestyle contrary to all the rules and expectations of Islam is not an unusual precursor to radicalisation: in fact, some young radicals see joining in the jihad as a way of achieving redemption for past sins.”– Deeyah Khan

32. “People don’t have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies.”– Diablo Cody

33. “Our better angels get clouded and we’re more selfish than we should be, more anxious or neurotic or desperate or self-sabotaging. Crueler, even. But I do think there’s hope for everyone… I think redemption is possible for anybody.”– Raphael Bob-Waksberg

34. “The true test of a man, the beginning of his redemption, actually starts when he can no longer rely on what he’s used all his life. The real journey begins when the false self fails.”– John Eldredge

35. “The message of Christ’s love is found in Isaiah, chapter sixty-one,” the man was saying. “God himself will restore the crumbling foundations of your life. He will give you beauty for ashes. He’ll provide redemption, no matter who you are, where you are. . . .”– Karen Kingsbury

36. “Without purpose and meaning in our lives, we banish ourselves to wander this plane of existence with self-destructive tendencies until the bell tolls and our breath capsizes in our lungs, snatching our chance to redeem ourselves forever.”– A.J. Darkholme

37.  “God undertook the most dramatic rescue operation in cosmic history. He determined to save the human race from self-destruction, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to salvage and redeem them. The work of man’s redemption was accomplished at the cross.”– Billy Graham

38. “A grunting nocturnal animal, a machine of flesh and blood who wasn’t ashamed of himself. But he never found redemption.”– Robert Karjel

39. “When managers are afraid of redemptions, they get liquid. We all saw how many managers went from leveraged long in 2007 to huge net cash in 2008, when the right thing to do in terms of value would have been to do the opposite.”– Seth Klarman

40. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”– Clive Barker

41. “The power that is to redeem him must be a power working within, not without.”– Lyman Abbott

42. “And while some healing does happen, it isn’t a healing of redemption or epiphany. It’s more like the slow absorption of a bruise.”– Joan Wickersham

43. “I looked at Robert Downey, Jr. and all these people – when you ask for redemption, people will give it to you. But if you’re the boy who cried wolf, they’ll destroy you.”– Scooter Braun

44. “Even if you’re not Christian, just from being in our culture you know Jesus and resurrection and redemption.”– Trey Parker

45. “I think ‘Chef’ is about somebody who’s in the middle of his life, and he’s kind of lost his passion and his voice, so he seeks out some refinement and redemption.”– Joan Favreau

46. “While I believe in second chances and giving players an opportunity for redemption, I also believe that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right.”– Robert Kraft

47. “The answer of course, is that the clock isn’t meant to measure earthly time, but the time of the soul. Redemption and condemnation time. For the soul, each instant is always a minute short of judgment.”— Gregory Maguire

48. “A scar is not always a flaw. Sometimes a scar may be redemption inscribed in the flesh, a memorial to something endured, to something lost.”– Dean Koontz

49. “Redeemed how I love to proclaim it. Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Redeemed thru His infinite mercy His child and forever I am.”– Fanny Crosby

50. “There’s still time for redemption if I live long enough, don’t you think?”– Kitty Kelley

Summary 

We are naturally neither good nor bad, but we display equal capacity for both. We occasionally experience impulses driving us to take care of others, as we can also harm them and each one of us at one point has done both.

Most people die without even redeeming themselves and the redemption of such people becomes rare. But, redeeming ourselves, lifts the burden of our hearts and makes us free again. The above redemption quotes will without a doubt set your heart free and you will be in peace with your inner self.

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