Guilt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Guilt

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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 ~


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


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 think your program has to reflect what your basic feelings are. I'll plead guilty to that.
~By Frank Reynolds ~


With a parent, it's always guilt. You want to be there, but you kind of also want to be here.
~By Heather Locklear ~


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


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


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 ~


In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
~By Hunter S. Thompson ~


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


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 ~


Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the significance of the Darwinian theory, pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty. Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features, is not free from some serious errors.
~By Trofim Lysenko ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
~By Alan Watts ~


When you don't have kids and you're in a Catholic family - one of my sisters had 10 children in 11 years - she's part rabbit - you feel kind of guilty about that. So, I want to do things for other people's children.
~By Marge Schott ~


Wouldn't it be better to have a watertight law designed to catch the guilty, rather than a press release law designed to catch the headlines?
~By William Hague ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean.
~By Sitting Bull ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
~By Voltaire ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


One of the advantages of appearing in such a play is that you begin to understand it properly, I feel Ophelia's tragedy was that she had been so used by everybody and felt that she bore a great burden of guilt.
~By Lalla Ward ~


Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
~By Cathy Guisewite ~


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 ~


It's incredible when I'm out in these towns. I have people telling me they were waiting for hours just to meet me and get my autograph. I feel so guilty. I always feel like I have to give them more than just Kato Kaelin.
~By Kato Kaelin ~


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 ~


I believe in my heart Simpson is guilty.
~By Kato Kaelin ~


I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


When a person is found less guilty than he is suspected, he is concluded more innocent than he really is.
~By Charlotte Lennox ~


We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


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 ~


Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
~By Saint Aurelius Augustine ~


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


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 ~


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


Hang me if I'm guilty.
~By Salman Khan ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I have been guilty of wrong thinking.
~By Anne Hutchinson ~


The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it.
~By Sargent Shriver ~


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


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


I derive no pleasure from prosecuting a man, even though I know he's guilty; do you think I could sleep at night or look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I hounded an innocent man?
~By Jim Garrison ~


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 ~


What is guilt? Guilt is the pledge drive constantly hammering in our heads that keeps us from fully enjoying the show. Guilt is the reason they put the articles in Playboy.
~By Dennis Miller ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted - steal, you know, lie, whatever.
~By Milos Forman ~


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 ~


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 ~


Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
~By George Sewell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
~By Thomas Szasz ~


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 ~


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 ~


With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that - in fact, they never said anything!
~By Michael Musto ~


True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
~By R. D. Laing ~


The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.
~By Thomas Francis Meagher ~


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 ~


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 ~


You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.
~By Roger McGough ~


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 ~


It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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. ~


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 ~


Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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 ~


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

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