Guilt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Guilt

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I wanted to show a normal young girl whose only difference was that she behaved in the way a boy might, without any sense of guilt on a moral or sexual level.
~By Roger Vadim ~


It's great to be recognized when I'm looking for a table at a crowded restaurant, but I still don't put it to best use. I'm such a lump. I won't cut the line. It's my Catholic guilt. I gotta get used to it.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


We know that we are not collectively guilty, so how can we accuse any other nation, no matter what some of its people have done, of being collectively guilty?
~By Simon Wiesenthal ~


I really feel kind of guilty spending 80 million dollars. People are starving in the world.
~By Penelope Spheeris ~


I don't feel guilty about expressing myself in French; nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500, if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing, and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea. Foreman actually put that in writing.
~By William Pepper ~


To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.
~By Peter Tosh ~


One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
~By Edward Coke ~


Look, we know we screwed up when we were in the majority. We fell in love with power. We spent way too much money - especially on earmarks. There was too much corruption when we ran this place. We were guilty. And that's why we lost.
~By Eric Cantor ~


Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
~By Bishop Robert South ~


The fame and reputation part came later, and never was much of a motivator, although it did enable me to work without feeling guilty about neglecting my studies.
~By Linus Torvalds ~


Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty. It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those errors and pointed them out.
~By Trofim Lysenko ~


It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal.
~By Sue Johanson ~


Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error: error in determining guilt and error in determining who among the guilty deserves to die. What effect was race having? What effect was poverty having?
~By George Ryan ~


The end of the trial and the 'not guilty' verdicts on all counts, clearing Michael of all charges, mean that he can now concentrate on the future and his art.
~By LaToya Jackson ~


When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
~By Woody Allen ~


Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots.
~By Joshua A. Norton ~


That's what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.
~By Brian De Palma ~


Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - at what they did or did not do.
~By Peter McWilliams ~


Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who's seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they're being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression.
~By Robert Nozick ~


Zac Efron would make us feel guilty for eating big dinners. He'd say, "Do you really want to eat those carbs?" It was like, "Thanks a lot!"
~By Ashley Tisdale ~


My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt, because I left with three classes to go in the business school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox.
~By Tom Selleck ~


Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough about a story that was politically loaded.
~By Bill O'Reilly ~


If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours. If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.
~By Raymond E. Feist ~


I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet.
~By Kenneth Branagh ~


I felt guilty throughout the whole time, but I was seduced. The power of these drugs, sex, power, and money, was extremely strong for me.
~By John Perkins ~


He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
~By Samuel Adams ~


During that first year, I felt guilty that my wife was out working bringing in all our income, while I was at home playing on the computer, so I made myself treat writing like a job.
~By George Stephen ~


Here, I am looking for a document issued by a public attorney. I don't find. He is accused by the political leaders of the coalition, by his enemies, who said that he is guilty. That he deserves to be killed.
~By Jacques Verges ~


Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
~By Voltaire ~


I mean, I felt terrible. And in the beginning, I mean, I was completely devastated. I mean, can you imagine the kind of guilt that you would feel, and the responsibility?
~By Monica Lewinsky ~


Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
~By Cathy Rindner Tempelsman ~


I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete, I suppose. But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon, not even now.
~By Jock Sturges ~


I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
~By Ben Hecht ~


What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on - is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.
~By Jack Cade ~


The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
~By Walter Scott ~


O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.
~By Anne Boleyn ~


The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
~By Malcom X ~


Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent!
~By Bette Davis ~


When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences.
~By John Frame ~


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty."
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


There is no point trying to figure out who is guilty or not at un-balancing the planet. I think we need to figure out and solve the problems together and not isolate from each other.
~By Sarah Polley ~


I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.
~By David Crosby ~


Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
~By Lucretius ~


I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
~By Phil Donahue ~


Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
~By Florence King ~


Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.
~By Edward Burns ~


How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
~By Robert Blair ~


We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
~By Bill Toomey ~


The capture of Saddam Hussein has proven to the bad ones, to the guilty ones, to the sinful ones that they cannot run forever. Sooner or later, the other criminals will also be found from their hideouts.
~By Hamid Karzai ~


I watched the entire O.J. Simpson trial, and he was guilty.
~By Connie Willis ~


Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
~By Henry Miller ~


'm really proud of it. To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
~By Dwight Yoakam ~


God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power - of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
~By Jessica Mitford ~


But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.
~By James Otis ~


Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.
~By Gerald Priestland ~


Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.
~By Max Frisch ~


Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


There's a lot of money with a lot of big law firms that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the right language to convince the right jury that my client is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty.
~By Frank Luntz ~


They still don't want to admit to the world that this isn't the best and the fairest and most equal justice system. And that they are guilty of railroading people into jail. They don't want to, or never will, admit these things.
~By Leonard Peltier ~


He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.
~By Elias Canetti ~


But I don't believe in guilt by association.
~By Marion Jones ~


A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
~By Carolyn Wells ~


Any father whose son raises his hand against him is guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him.
~By Charles Peguy ~


I suppose all of us - we have the old Protestant work ethic of feeling guilty when you're not working, and getting a buzz from feeling like you're really busy. That's the reason to sort of carry on.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see.
~By Jude Law ~


Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
~By George Orwell ~


Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent.
~By Justinian I ~


Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training.
~By Michelle Kwan ~


I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty.
~By Saddam Hussein ~


I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off.
~By Jim Dale ~


We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society?
~By Tim Matheson ~


I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt.
~By Janet Reno ~


It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.
~By John Buchanan Robinson ~


A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy, yet there are very fine minds incapable of following mathematical demonstrations.
~By Henri Poincare ~


A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
~By Aeschylus ~


You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this.
~By Alice Hoffman ~


Guilt is a weird thing to me. I don't have a lot of it.
~By Andy Dick ~


My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
~By Anna Sewell ~


Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister, and so he's got that guilt to live with.
~By Donald Pleasence ~


In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which aren't credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets.
~By P. D. James ~


I'm absolutely, l00 percent, not guilty.
~By O. J. Simpson ~


The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.
~By Alan Dershowitz ~


Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet who warms to fantasy by a strange flame, making an idea that inspires him the subject of his own very different treatment?
~By Franz Schubert ~


Just because you're convicted in a court room doesn't mean you're guilty of something.
~By Charles Manson ~


I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked.
~By Charles Lawrence ~


Every guilty person is his own hangman.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


'Project Runway' was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing.
~By Debra Messing ~

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