Guilt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Guilt

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The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.
~By Ayn Rand ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister, and so he's got that guilt to live with.
~By Donald Pleasence ~


Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
~By Ovid ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Bosnia is under my skin. It's the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


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


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


Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.
~By Max Frisch ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Parks said, he's guilty and that's the end of the story.
~By Tommy Bond ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
~By Coco Chanel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500, if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing, and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea. Foreman actually put that in writing.
~By William Pepper ~


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 ~


God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power - of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


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 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 ~


Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
~By Jane Austen ~


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


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


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


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


Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


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 ~


I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.
~By David Crosby ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.
~By Henry Fielding ~


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


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


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


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


Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
~By George W. Bush ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


'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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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. ~


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


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 ~

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February 9 ,2023
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