Shame Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shame

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I ain't a bit ashamed of anything.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


I never did anything I'm really ashamed of.
~By Lauryn Hill ~


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


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


Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
~By Izaak Walton ~


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


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 ~


The Jews have never been ashamed of being Jews, whereas homosexuals have been stupid enough to be ashamed of their homosexuality.
~By Rainer W. Fassbinder ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
~By Kong Fu Zi ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I'm coming after you and taking back what's mine.
~By Billy Mays ~


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 ~


Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
~By Ellen Key ~


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 ~


Of course it's difficult to top a box office success like Emmanuelle, so it will always be my most important work. But that's nothing to be ashamed of.
~By Sylvia Kristel ~


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 seem to find different material every four to six months and I frequently forget it which is a shame because it would be nice to have a bigger library.
~By Leo Kottke ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


There really is something raw about sexuality that's real and good and we must continue to learn to not be ashamed of it. But - we have to honor the reality of practicing safer sex.
~By Kyan Douglas ~


There's nothing I've done which I'm ashamed of or I thought was actually bad.
~By Mike Figgis ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


So, babies are taken from their mothers because they get temporarily insane and it's not the mother's fault. This is the thing: they shouldn't feel ashamed. They didn't cause this. It is not something they did to themselves.
~By Marie Osmond ~


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


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


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 ~


Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young.
~By A. E. Housman ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Now they're attracted to one another, but repelled by their ethnic origins, so that there was something to overcome. They had to overcome their own prejudices, which had been imposed by the culture - their own shame at being Mexican and Italian.
~By Robert Towne ~


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 ~


I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game.
~By Richie Allen ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies.
~By Tommy Kirk ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia.
~By Henry Lawson ~


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


One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.
~By Louis Kronenberger ~


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


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


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


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


It's nothing to be ashamed of and that there are even beneficial traits associated with the condition. Most importantly, acknowledge yourself for who you are and if you're struggling with anything resembling ADD get professionally diagnosed.
~By Christopher Knight ~


At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment, beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation.
~By Ethel Rosenberg ~

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May 28 ,2022
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