If sins had an odour then nobody would be able to sit with me.
I am amazed at the people who take care of themselves by eating food out of fear of dying, yet do not protect themselves from sins out of fear of the Fire.
Indeed whoever prays and fasts, but does not leave off sinning, then it is written that he is a liar.
I have never lied except on one occasion. My father said to me: ‘Have you read to the teacher?’ And I said: ‘Yes’, whereas I had not read to him.