Shame Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shame

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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 ~


If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.
~By Tenzing Norgay ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself.
~By Jude Law ~


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


It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
~By King Hassan II ~


Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them.
~By Moo-hyum Roh ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing.
~By Joni Mitchell ~


But let us not too hastily triumph in the shame of Sparta, lest we aggravate our own condemnation.
~By Thomas Day ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
~By John Gielgud ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.
~By Michael C. Hall ~


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 ~


My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame.
~By Henry Constable ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'
~By John Abbott ~


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 ~


When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making between Vince McMahon and my dad. He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff, and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did.
~By Owen Hart ~


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


We knew Chris Matthews had no shame. Now we also know the king of TV ghouls has no souls.
~By Michelle Malkin ~


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


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 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 ~


Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
~By John Lyly ~


If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
~By Aeschylus ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk, but I think they ought to be proud of it.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame.
~By Ted Allen ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


Amin is the shame of the whole world. The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


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 ~


I still felt we had some really good music on that record, but it's a shame that we couldn't make it better. And the tour was a total mess. We just had no life, no energy, and I felt we were going through the motions.
~By Matt Cameron ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


When I came off the boat I was very proud of the thick calluses which had developed on my feet. But now, I am struggling to get into my favourite high heels which is a shame, as I have so many.
~By Pamela Stephenson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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