Shame Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shame

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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 ~


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


Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
~By Horace Mann ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


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 ~


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


Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


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 ~


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 ~


The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
~By E. M. Forster ~


I did as well as I knew how and have nothing to be ashamed of.
~By Peter Tork ~


Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious. The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating. The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical. You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there. The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News is just shameful and it hurts everybody.
~By David Shuster ~


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


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


Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this.
~By David Axelrod ~


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


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


I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people I wasn't ashamed of being tall. But I don't wear them any more because you don't have to wear heels to be beautiful. I can't even remember the last time I wore heels.
~By Elle Macpherson ~


I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


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


Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
~By Randall Terry ~


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


No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public.
~By George McGovern ~


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


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 ~


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


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


It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms of what we deny our children.
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
~By Edward F. Halifax ~


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


Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
~By George Sand ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


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


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


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 ~


It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because they work harder than everybody else.
~By Jennifer Lopez ~


I am not ashamed to say that I am the son of a washerwoman.
~By John Burns ~


To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
~By Horace ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
~By Edmund Burke ~


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


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 ~


It's a shame the Manchester United situation turned sour.
~By Paul Ince ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.
~By Johannes Kepler ~


Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
~By Xun Zi ~


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


It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.
~By Bill Pascrell ~


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 ~


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 have to tell them that last night was a shameful train wreck filled with blind cuddly puppies.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.
~By Drew Barrymore ~


The need for raising the awareness of this shameful chapter in U.S. history is more apparent than ever.
~By Michael M. Honda ~


The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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 ~


Mormonism is the pure doctrine of Jesus Christ; of which I myself am not ashamed.
~By Joseph Smith, Jr. ~


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 ~


It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel.
~By Ben Harper ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
~By Jean Genet ~


Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a full tank of gas. That is simply shameful.
~By Bill Pascrell ~


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


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


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


I'm the last person who has any desire to instruct anybody in shame. That's no errand for me.
~By Jock Sturges ~


A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


Without truth I feel ashamed to be alive.
~By Andrei Platonov ~


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

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