Lord, before I commit a sin, it seems to me so shallow that I may wade through it dry-shod from any guiltiness; but when I have committed it, it often seems so deep that I cannot escape without drowning.

Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) English churchman, historian
Good Thoughts in Bad Times, “Personal Meditations,” VII (1659)

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