Guilt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Guilt

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I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.
~By Francis Schaeffer ~


'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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
~By Saint Augustine ~


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


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 ~


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. ~


My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.
~By Teri Hatcher ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to let one guilty person go.
~By Dolores Ibarruri ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
~By Albert Camus ~


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 ~


Besides that, I felt guilty. I thought for some reason... I was alive, and Buddy and those boys were dead, and I didn't know how, but somehow I'd caused it.
~By Waylon Jennings ~


Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.
~By Erica Jong ~


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


I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.
~By Roland Barthes ~


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 ~


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 ~


The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
~By Eric Brown ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.
~By Margaret Drabble ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I find that people... very few people think that what they're doing is bad, and usually the people who think what they're doing is bad it has more to do with guilt.
~By Jon Favreau ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
~By Jim Carrey ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica.
~By Frederic William Farrar ~


The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
~By Geoffrey Chaucer ~


The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


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


I am frivolous. Then I feel guilty.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
~By Nathaniel Parker Willis ~


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


I feel a little guilty only being an actor.
~By Blythe Danner ~


I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
~By Neil Young ~


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


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


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 ~


A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.
~By Hans Frank ~


Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
~By Thor Heyerdahl ~


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


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 ~


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


Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
~By Omar N. Bradley ~


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


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 ~


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'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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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