Shame Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shame

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


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


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


Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


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


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 ~


The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning.
~By David Hackworth ~


Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~By Thomas de Quincey ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Most of the groups I worked with 30 years ago are either dead or dead broke. And it's a shame.
~By Ronnie Spector ~


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


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


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 wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


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 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 ~


Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
~By George Soros ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


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


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 ~


But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame.
~By Julie Taymor ~


We have to stop the propaganda, the shameful propaganda used by Kremlin to rehabilitate these old types.
~By Garry Kasparov ~


Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
~By Sydney Smith ~


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


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


A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
~By Mary Wortley ~


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


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 ~


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


How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal?
~By Rene Cassin ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


I feel that I want what allows me to reach the largest number of people as possible, and I don't feel ashamed of that. I think I'm the kind of artist that's meant to be on a major label because my music is different.
~By Jon Crosby ~


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 ~


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

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February 9 ,2023
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