Shame Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shame

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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 ~


The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.
~By B. B. King ~


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 ~


The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


Well it's because the record companies are pumping away with their commercial stuff. I think it's a shame.
~By Marian McPartland ~


It's a big shame, because 'Trixter' in my mind were what a real rock n' roll band is all about.
~By Steve Brown ~


It's not about me. It's about not having to be ashamed.
~By Gene Robinson ~


And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~


Tell the truth and shame the devil.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


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


The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.
~By Flannery O'Connor ~


In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
~By Mary McCarthy ~


The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


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 ~


It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
~By Abu Bakr ~


That's the trouble with anything which essentially has a lot of bits that are physically impossible: You're left, stuck, in the studio. And that's a shame. You're making a movie. You don't want it to stay put, you want it to be a movie - to move.
~By Robbie Coltrane ~


I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.
~By Kyan Douglas ~


You can cry, ain't no shame in it.
~By Will Smith ~


I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions.
~By Anthony Weiner ~


I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that - stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders.
~By Chrissie Hynde ~


I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~


The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.
~By Jean Racine ~


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


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 ~


The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.
~By Alexander Pope ~


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 ~


I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.
~By Dick Gregory ~


I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
~By Amy Lee ~


Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
~By Robert Half ~


Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes.
~By J. Irwin Miller ~


I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~


Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.
~By Blake Edwards ~


I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame.
~By Wesley Clark ~


Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly, shame on us for allowing it.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything.
~By Eminem ~


It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
~By Fred Woodworth ~


Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character.
~By Stephen Colbert ~


There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
~By Howard Zinn ~


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 ~


Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
~By Paul Klee ~


Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself.
~By Damon Wayans ~


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 ~


Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.
~By Tertullian ~


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


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


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


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


Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
~By Robertson Davies ~


One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless.
~By Frank Lautenberg ~


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


All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
~By Tacitus ~


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


I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq.
~By Dennis Cardoza ~


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 ~


Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field.
~By Tori Amos ~


Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


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 ~


Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
~By Michael Lewis ~


We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it.
~By Jennifer Saunders ~


The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with.
~By J. Irwin Miller ~


When I'd tell people I like country music they'd get this look on their faces. People were kind of ashamed of country.
~By Loretta Lynn ~


We need not worry so much about what man descends from - it's what he descends to that shames the human race.
~By Hal Boyle ~


After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and everything that goes with it, and it seems a shame to use it only once.
~By Terry Brooks ~


Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
~By Jacob Bronowski ~


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


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


Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look.
~By Martha Beck ~


Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest.
~By William Faulkner ~


I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
~By Confucius ~


Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition.
~By Eliza Farnham ~


What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


It's kind of a shame that it's even an issue. Not being gay, I can't fully appreciate how complicated that is. In the article, the interviewer asked me, and I said that if I were, I would just say it.
~By Scott Wolf ~


Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with.
~By Lillian Smith ~


I also know how to ask people for money and I have no shame about doing that.
~By Roma Downey ~


We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


I don't feel ashamed of my wife's political background, and I don't think she should either. I feel that the people who administered the North of Ireland for the last 20 years should be ashamed. There you are.
~By Stephen Rea ~


The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
~By Karl A. Menninger ~


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 ~


Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
~By Hesiod ~


I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.
~By Elton John ~


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 ~


I gave up shame a long time ago.
~By John Lithgow ~


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 ~


At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.
~By Barbara Ehrenreich ~


Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
~By Bernard de Mandeville ~


But when we came out of camp, that's when I first realized that being in camp, that being Japanese-American, was something shameful.
~By George Takei ~


I felt profoundly ashamed, I was very much upset.
~By Otto Hahn ~

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