Guilt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Guilt

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One is often guilty by being too just.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be.
~By William Throsby Bridges ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


Very few men imprisoned for economic crimes or even crimes of passion against the oppressor feel that they are really guilty.
~By George Jackson ~


I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.
~By George Soros ~


All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young, must accept the past. It is not a case of coming to terms with the past. That is not possible. It cannot be subsequently modified or undone.
~By Richard von Weizsaecker ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 all wish we could be in more than one place at the same time. People with families feel guilty all the time-if we spend too much time with our family, we feel we're not working hard enough.
~By Harold Ramis ~


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


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


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 ~


So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.
~By Aaron Neville ~


False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
~By Joseph De Maistre ~


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'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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how much of it is experienced by the party he injured.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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'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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


'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 ~


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 ~


How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit.
~By V. S. Pritchett ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
~By Simone de Beauvoir ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.
~By Max Frisch ~


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 ~


Trials are no longer about freeing the innocent, punishing the guilty, and making restitution to the injured. They have devolved into a contest over who will win.
~By Tammy Bruce ~


I cannot show remorse because I do not believe I am guilty.
~By Lyn Nofziger ~


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 ~


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 ~


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. ~


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 ~


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

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