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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 all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots.
~By Joshua A. Norton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
~By J. K. Rowling ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English.
~By David Attenborough ~


The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


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. ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
~By Sophia Bush ~


I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
~By Maxim Gorky ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
~By Anna Sewell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud of the Senate for giving it to me.
~By Ted Stevens ~


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 ~


'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 ~


My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
~By George Weah ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~

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