It is reported that Makhûl – Allâh have mercy on him – said, “The people with the softest hearts are those who sin the least.”

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyâ` Vol. 2 p344.

It is reported that ‘Awn b. ‘Abdillâh, the ascetic and jurist, said, “Sit with the repentant, for they have the softest hearts.”

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyâ` Vol. 2 p192.