Shame Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shame

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I am ashamed to admit I watch a lot of reality shows like The Osbournes and The Bachelor.
~By Sara Gilbert ~


It's a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing - in art, in pop - we'll ever do. And it would be good to sit around and talk about it.
~By Gary Kemp ~


There's a lot of skeletons in my closet, but I know what they're wearing. I'm not gonna act all ashamed of it.
~By Naomi Watts ~


I was beautiful. Now, because I am old, I take no shame in so saying.
~By Lillie Langtry ~


By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else.
~By Solomon Schechter ~


It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
~By William Faulkner ~


I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
~By Plato ~


Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
~By Aeschylus ~


I think of the Replacements only when they're brought up to me. For two years, I'm at home, they don't really cross my mind. I still hear them on the radio. I'm not ashamed of anything we did.
~By Paul Westerberg ~


David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'd certainly rather be rich than poor.
~By Christine McVie ~


If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling.
~By Barbara Amiel ~


I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
~By Ralph Ellison ~


I was once a shameless, full-time dope fiend.
~By Gus Van Sant ~


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


In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.
~By Sallust ~


The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events.
~By Cat Stevens ~


Warren Spector is amazing, and his team is as good as any in the business. Shame to see all the revenues from their game entangled with all the madness of the Dallas office.
~By Mike Wilson ~


Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


Second of all, I don't think Wall Street is doing what it's supposed to be doing, even after the shameful performance of the last two years. They're are not allocating capital.
~By Howard Dean ~


Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.
~By Charles Barkley ~


The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism.
~By Oriana Fallaci ~


Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings.
~By Henry Mayhew ~


When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
~By Tony Campolo ~


Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword.
~By Steven Runciman ~


A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
~By Susan Sontag ~


I think Ellenor is embarrassed and ashamed and has devoted all of her energy to the law and to helping other people get justice because it's too difficult for her to face her own struggle for justice.
~By Camryn Manheim ~


I would certainly never suggest that any lesbian should be ashamed of her sexual preference.
~By Evan Hunter ~


To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue - we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it, And it's no longer sin.
~By Algernon Charles Swinburne ~


It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.
~By Pliny the Elder ~


I don't want to be the center of attention. My posture has changed. I walk with my head down and shoulders slumped. Suddenly I carry myself as if I'm ashamed of something.
~By Randy Harrison ~


It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about.
~By John Atkinson ~


It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish.
~By Douglas Hyde ~


We are always going to be influenced by America... I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys.
~By Bryan Brown ~


Doubt is the brother of shame.
~By Erik Erikson ~


Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
~By Mark Millar ~


We will not be beaten. But we may be shamed and embarrassed on a needlessly long road to victory.
~By Ralph Peters ~


Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride.
~By Arthur C. Brooks ~


Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?
~By Theodore Bikel ~


While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in a shameless effort to tear us apart.
~By Ken Mehlman ~


I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


I was trying to protect my wife, I was trying to protect myself from shame, and I really regret it.
~By Anthony Weiner ~


It's a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.
~By Marc Almond ~


I never considered myself a fall guy. I know what I did. I know why I did it. I'm not ashamed of it.
~By Oliver North ~


The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries throughout the country is a shame.
~By Matthew Lesko ~


Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
~By Will Rogers ~


The shameful never have dear friends.
~By Isaac de Benserade ~


I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people.
~By Louie Anderson ~


There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
~By George Farquhar ~


Shame is the feeling you have when you agree with the woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.
~By John Leonard ~


We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s. Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?
~By Robert Wyatt ~


There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making between Vince McMahon and my dad. He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff, and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did.
~By Owen Hart ~


For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending.
~By Mike Pence ~


It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.
~By Jerome K. Jerome ~


The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest, most disgraceful pages in contemporary history, and everybody ought to be ashamed.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.
~By Edward Kennedy ~


Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing.
~By Joni Mitchell ~


Many of my friends were blacklisted. America should be ashamed of it forever.
~By Richard Widmark ~


No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
~By Alexander Pope ~


And they said if we help with the crisis, they would do a lot of positive acts. After we helped in those crises, they showed negative acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.
~By Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ~


But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England.
~By Minnie Driver ~


I am a smoker, I'm ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It's a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke.
~By Melissa Leo ~


A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame.
~By Jane Pauley ~


But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules.
~By Richard Perle ~


There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
~By Titus Livius ~


So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
~By Will Rogers ~


We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
~By John Dryden ~


I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.
~By Michael C. Hall ~


God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself.
~By Jude Law ~


A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.
~By Isoroku Yamamoto ~


Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.
~By William Gurnall ~


So many people have really wanted to die. They seem ashamed to say so. I think it would help if they would say so.
~By Mercedes McCambridge ~


What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
~By Robin G. Collingwood ~


Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs and it does something to your brain and then you can't stop. It's easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling of not being able to control your own life.
~By Aimee Mann ~


I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.
~By Izaak Walton ~


The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.
~By Anacharsis ~


It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame's sake.
~By Henry Lawson ~


It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next.
~By Brenda Ueland ~


Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true.
~By Richard Bach ~


Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed, and collects the wages of shame even from the poor.
~By Karl Kraus ~


I'd love to be in another film, but they haven't asked me. I think it's a shame but the prospects of me doing another one now are remote. Please do campaign on my behalf.
~By Julie Walters ~


I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside.
~By Joseph Brodsky ~


The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
~By John Owen ~


Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
~By John Lyly ~


When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America?
~By Glenn Beck ~


For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.
~By Charles Simmons ~


No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them.
~By Moo-hyum Roh ~


Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with.
~By J. K. Rowling ~

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October 19 ,2021
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