Indulgence

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Bestowin the Easter Mass Plenary Indulgence.

Indulgence is the act of indulging. It means tolerance, catering to someone's every desire, and something in which someone indulges. It denotes an indulgent act, a favour granted and gratification. In Catholic theology, an indulgence technically is a remission of the temporal punishment which would otherwise be inflicted for a previously forgiven sin as a natural consequence of having sinned.


CONTENT : A - F , G - L , M - R , S - Z , See also , External links

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A - F[edit]

I have fixed my eyes on the spaces that heaven’s light illuminates, that I may not lay too heavy a strain on the indulgence with which you have accompanied me over the dreary and heartbreaking course by which men have passed to freedom; and because the light that has guided us is still unquenched, and the causes that have carried us so far in the van of free nations have not spent their power; because the story of the future is written in the past, and that which hath been is the same thing that shall be. . -John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton.
  • I have fixed my eyes on the spaces that heaven’s light illuminates, that I may not lay too heavy a strain on the indulgence with which you have accompanied me over the dreary and heartbreaking course by which men have passed to freedom; and because the light that has guided us is still unquenched, and the causes that have carried us so far in the van of free nations have not spent their power; because the story of the future is written in the past, and that which hath been is the same thing that shall be.
  • We seek for truth in ourselves; in our neighbours, and in its essential nature. We find it first in ourselves by severe self scrutiny, then in our neighbours by compassionate indulgence, and, finally, in its essential nature by that direct vision which belongs to the pure in heart.
The nurse of infidelity is sensuality. Youth are sensual. The Bible stands in their way. It prohibits the indulgence of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life. - Richard Cecil.
  • I refer, of course, to the debts our nation has amassed for itself over decades of indulgence. It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of ink. We can debate its origins endlessly and search for villains on ideological grounds, but the reality is pure arithmetic.

G - L[edit]

Remember there is always a limit to self-indulgence, none to restraint...Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication but in the deliberate and voluntary restriction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increases the capacity for service. - Mahatma Gandhi.
Bernard d'Agesci (fr) with the golden book
  • An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.
  • Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
  • I'm really interested in the difference between selfishness and generosity. It confuses me to no end because sometimes it all just feels like pure indulgence on my part.
  • For who in fact seeks the salvation of souls through indulgences, and not instead money for his coffers? This is evident from the way indulgences are preached. For the commissioners and preachers do nothing but extol indulgences and incite.

M - R[edit]

Fur is my default, my indulgence. All human beings and myself have a lot of defaults. Many indulgences. - Catherine Malandrino.
I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It's a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime. - Kylie Minogue.
  • I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It's a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.
  • Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

S - Z[edit]

  • Relieved by prayer which pierces so, that it assaults mercy itself and frees all faults. As you from crimes would pardon'd be, Let your indulgence set me free.
    • William Shakespeare in: The Tempest, in Jim McGahern [A Leg Up on the Canon Book 4: Adaptations of Shakespeare's Romances and Poetry and Thompson's Hound of Heaven], iUniverse, 1 September 2012, p. 200.
I play only classical music. My pianos are my only big indulgence, but they're a necessity. When I'm playing the piano is literally the only time I can be completely abstract and disconnected from the regular world and yet be connected - to my music. - Rafael VinolyRafael Vinoly.
  • While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment, and anything but a commitment to one's own well-being.
  • Being raised Catholic in a pressure-cooker household besieged by alcohol and bill collectors enforced and heightened a sense of sentry duty in me, the oldest of five children and the one most responsible for keeping everything from capsizing. Wild indulgence was for other people, the non-worriers.
  • This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

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