Guilt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Guilt

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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 ~


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 ~


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


I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
~By Natalie Wood ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.
~By Edward Teller ~


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


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


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


Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted.
~By Juvenal ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time; and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling less guilty about the universe.
~By Julia Louis Dreyfus ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
~By Martha Beck ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


To have guilt you've got to earn guilt, but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have. And that's what The Firebombing is about.
~By James Dickey ~


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 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 ~


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


I have a high guilt quotient. A poem can go through as many as 50 or 60 drafts. It can take from a day to two years-or longer.
~By Rita Dove ~


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


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. ~


The guilt of newborns is immense.
~By Georg Trakl ~

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