Shame Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shame

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It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs. I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are, so that we could get involved in a different way.
~By Davy Jones ~


We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
~By Neil Tennant ~


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


I gave my parole once, and it has been shamefully violated by the British Government; I shall not give another to people on whom no faith can be reposed.
~By Christopher Gadsden ~


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 ~


It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
~By Confucius ~


Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
~By Agnes Smedley ~


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


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 ~


I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
~By John Locke ~


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 ~


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


We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


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


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 ~


And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful.
~By Warren Beatty ~


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 ~


From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.
~By John Updike ~


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 ~


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 ~


The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
~By Sam Mendes ~


This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful.
~By Pierce Brosnan ~


Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
~By Shelley Winters ~


Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
~By Mother Teresa ~


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 ~


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


There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.
~By Edgar Rice Burroghs ~


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


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 ~


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 thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.
~By Lionel Blue ~


We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.
~By George Crook ~


The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
~By Jean Genet ~


If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express, we feel a sense of shame.
~By Ugo Betti ~


I find it difficult to explain, but I'm quite ashamed of being an actress.
~By Kristin Scott Thomas ~


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 ~


Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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


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


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 ~


There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
~By William Harvey ~


I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not.
~By Brooke Shields ~


There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I'm 0 for 3 with marriage - the scoreboard doesn't lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


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 pick my nose and I'm not ashamed to admit it. If there's a bogey then just pick it, man.
~By Justin Timberlake ~


False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth.
~By Hesiod ~


The public have neither shame or gratitude.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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 ~


It's a shame anyone had to lose that. What a great rivalry.
~By Mike Tice ~


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


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 ~


For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.
~By Sophocles ~


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


The only shame is to have none.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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 ~


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


Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
~By Phaedrus ~


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


You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not.
~By Adam Sandler ~


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


You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.
~By Whoopi Goldberg ~


I'm in the studio 24 hours a day. It's true that once you get a certain level of success, you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves.
~By Puff Daddy ~


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


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 ~


And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
~By Peter Tosh ~


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


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 ~


The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
~By Marcus Garvey ~


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


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


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


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


Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.
~By Burt Bacharach ~


Shame is such an intense emotion. It just can drive you.
~By Kyra Sedgwick ~


As soon as you forbid something, you make it extraordinarily appealing. You also bring shame in as a phenomenon.
~By Jock Sturges ~


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 ~


I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame.
~By Gerry Beckley ~


The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


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


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 ~


I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
~By Brigitte Bardot ~


I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
~By Fanny Burney ~


I think sometimes all the charities are doing is mopping up the blood. It's a shame.
~By Thom Yorke ~


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


What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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

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