Guilt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Guilt

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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 ~


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 ~


We are guilty for sending teams into foreign countries to advise them how to be like us.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.
~By Franz Kafka ~


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


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


Turn up your radio. Watch lots of telly and eat loads of choc. Feel guilty. Stay up all night. Learn everything in six hours that has taken you two years to compile. That's how I did it.
~By Dawn French ~


The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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


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 ~


There's no regret. You can't regret. I mean, I've felt regret but I've also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don't believe it. You feel it, it's like guilt, it's like jealousy, it's like all those horrible things. You've just got to snip them and get them out, because they're no good.
~By Jude Law ~


Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
~By Sidney Hook ~


The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.
~By John Clayton ~


In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


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


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 ~


When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
~By Piers Anthony ~


Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.
~By Alan Cohen ~


Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
~By Susan Sontag ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
~By Jessica Lange ~


I've had lots of replies, we're into the double figures now. And the overall standard is very good. In fact I've been feeling a little guilty, because I haven't replied to anyone yet - it is something I will be doing.
~By Peter Banks ~


I said to myself, where are we living? In the United States of America where you're innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling?
~By Tommy Bond ~


It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted.
~By Titus Livius ~


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 ~


What upset me the most was not that I would die, but that I was letting down my parents. I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine, at the expense of my parents.
~By Linda Vester ~


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 ~


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 ~


Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power.
~By Joan Didion ~


Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
~By William Cowper ~


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 ~


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


Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


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


I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
~By Edna O'Brien ~


I'm glad the truth is out. I'm glad everyone knows I'm innocent, not guilty.
~By Puff Daddy ~


Public emergencies may require the hand of severity to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty, but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


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


There is no such thing as collective guilt.
~By Kurt Waldheim ~


In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


In fact, I don't believe I'm guilty of any crimes, but I've always been drawn to and fascinated by physical, sexual and psychological change, and there's an erotic aspect to that.
~By Jock Sturges ~


I am not guilty, I am innocent.
~By Saddam Hussein ~


Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up.
~By Marge Kennedy ~


If you commit a crime, you're guilty.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
~By Arianna Huffington ~


Canon law itself says for one case of guilt, a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state. One.
~By Roger Mahony ~


I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy.
~By Jim Carrey ~


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


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 ~


The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


But quite honestly I can't help being a passionate football supporter. If that's my sin, I'm guilty.
~By Delia Smith ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


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 ~


Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that you're having too good a time.
~By Dennis Miller ~


I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
~By John Steinbeck ~


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 ~


A jury of my countrymen, it is true, have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted. For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them.
~By Thomas Francis Meagher ~


My creativity and my political work are linked. I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.
~By Holly Near ~


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


You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty.
~By Roy Bean ~


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


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 don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do.
~By Jeanne Moreau ~


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 ~


Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
~By John Adams ~


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


Hollywood people are filled with guilt: white guilt, liberal guilt, money guilt. They feel bad that they're so rich, they feel they don't work that much for all that money - and they don't, for the amount of money they make.
~By Drew Carey ~


Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.
~By John Lennon ~


I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe.
~By Eamon de Valera ~


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 ~


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 ~


I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal, and merciful and loving God. I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before him for what I am going to do.
~By Alex Campbell ~


More oftentimes than not, you're automatically guilty before innocent.
~By Anthony Anderson ~


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


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


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


Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


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


I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt.
~By Phil McGraw ~


We are 5 percent of the global population and consume a third of the total resources - on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world.
~By Julia Louis Dreyfus ~


I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house.
~By Mike Farrell ~


Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


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


Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements.
~By Piers Anthony ~


You have to be reasonable with yourself and not feel guilty when things aren't perfect.
~By Jaclyn Smith ~


Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the charge of murder by the Athenians through favour, lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage, committed adultery with Venus.
~By Lactantius ~


It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.
~By Charles Eames ~


And here in Los Angeles, once again, I'm going to go down and be a witness. There's a guilty plea. I don't mind being on the witness stand, but I think they mind it a lot.
~By Patty Hearst ~


One is guilty of all abjection that one does not help to relieve.
~By Jose Marti ~


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

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