confession is good for the soul

(Open) confession is good for the soul.

Prov. If you have done something wrong, you will feel better if you confess that you did it. You ought to tell Dad that you broke his radio. Open confession is good for the soul. Sue: I've been so upset about cheating on the exam that I haven't been sleeping nights. Sam: You can do something about it; confession is good for the soul.
See also: good, soul
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Confession is good for the soul, so they say, but it isn't always much good for anything else.
Confession is good for the soul, it is said, and the Psalmist asks God to "Pardon my guilt, O Lord, for it is great".