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1. "I was not really angry: I felt for him all the time, and longed to be reconciled; but I determined he should make the first advances, or at least show some signs of an humble and contrite spirit, first; for, if I began, it would only minister to his self-conceit, increase his arrogance, and quite destroy the lesson I wanted to give him."
Author: Anne Brontë
2. "We are so little, that if God should manifest His greatness without condescension, we should be trampled under His feet; but God, who must stoop to view the skies, and bow to see what angels do, turns His eye yet lower, and looks to the lowly and contrite, and makes them great."
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
3. "The tender heart, the broken and contrite spirit, are to me far above all the joys that I could ever hope for in this vale of tears."
Author: Charles Simeon
4. "It is tragic to see how the religious sentiment of the West has become so individualized that concepts such as "a contrite heart," have come to refer only to the personal experiences of guilt and willingness to do penance for it. The awareness of our impurity in thoughts, words and deeds can indeed put us in a remorseful mood and create in us the hope for a forgiving gesture. But if the catastrophical events of our days, the wars, mass murders, unbridled violence, crowded prisons, torture chambers, the hunger and the illness of millions of people and he unnamable misery of a major part of the human race is safely kept outside the solitude of our hearts, our contrition remains no more than a pious emotion."
Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
5. "You better get over here with my car," Grandad says. "Before I call the cops and tell them you stole it.""Sorry," I say contritely. Then the rest of what he said sinks in and I laugh."Wait, did you just threaten me with calling the police? Because that I'd like tosee."
Author: Holly Black
6. "I am immensely contrite. And I'm sorry for the damage I've done."
Author: Jayson Blair
7. "I live a super-healthy lifestyle not because it's sensible or that I'm contrite, but because I need to keep my focus on the music I'm making. To do that, I need to be wide awake."
Author: Johnny Marr
8. "Bartimaeus: "A small piece of advice," I said "it isn't wise to be rude to someone bigger than you, especially when they've just trapped you under a boulder."Imp: "You can stick your advice up....""This brief pause replaces a short, censored episode, characterized by bad language and some sadly necessary violence. When we pick up the story again, everything is as before, except that I am perspiring slightly and the contrite imp is the model of cooperation." Bartimaeus: "I'll ask again: who is Rupert Deveraeux?"Imp: "He's the British Prime Minister, oh Most Bounteous and Merciful one."
Author: Jonathan Stroud
9. "What the hell are you getting so upset about?" he asked her bewilderedly in a tone of contrite amusement. "I thought you didn't believe in God.""I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears. "But the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid God you make Him out to be."
Author: Joseph Heller
10. "He stepped back with exaggerated courtesy. But when I walked past him, he swatted my rump. Hard enough to sting."You need to be more careful," he growled. "Keep interfering in my business and you might get hurt."I said sweetly as I continued to Jesse's room, "The last man who swatted me like that is rotting in his grave.""I have no doubt about it." His voice was more satisfied then contrite."
Author: Patricia Briggs
11. "He couldn't even tell whether he was angry or contrite, whether it was forgiveness he wanted or the power to forgive."
Author: Richard Yates
12. "You have to be a little contrite to get redemption."
Author: Steve Madden
13. "Then it hit me and I grinned at him. "You want to suck my dick!"His face grew redder. "You don't have to say it like that," he grumbled.I almost felt contrite. "I'm sorry. How about you want to make love to my member with your oral cavity? Or how about you want to fellate me until I let loose my love juice? Is that better?"
Author: T.J. Klune

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We're in a fight, and you can count on me until the last man is standing. Somewhere up there is a star with your name on it. I might not be able to help you find it, but I've got pretty strong shoulders, and you can stand on my shoulders while you're looking for that star. You hear? For as long as you want. Stand on my shoulders and reach, man. Reach."
Author: Andre Agassi

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