Dante Alighieri quote about sorrow from Divine Comedy - The weapons of divine justice are blunted by the confession and sorrow of the offender.
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The weapons of divine justice are blunted by the confession and sorrow of the offender.
 Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy (1320). copy citation

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Author Dante Alighieri
Source Divine Comedy
Topic sorrow offence redemption confession
Date 1320
Language English
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Note Translanted by H. F. Cary
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Context

“CANTO XXXI V. 3. With lateral edge.] The words of Beatrice, when not addressed directly to himself, but speaking to the angel of hell, Dante had thought sufficiently harsh.
V. 39. Counter to the edge.] "The weapons of divine justice are blunted by the confession and sorrow of the offender."
V. 58. Bird.] Prov. C. I. 17
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