It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent
Successful guilt is the bane of society
Guilt is regret for what weíve done.
Regret is guilt for what we didnít do.
You cut up a thing that's alive and beautiful to find out how it's alive and why it's beautiful, and before you know it, it's neither of those things, and you're standing there with blood on your face and tears in your sight and only the terrible ache of guilt to show for it.
Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed
What we call real estate--the solid ground to build a house on--is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
How guilt once harbour'd in the conscious breast , Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.
Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience
These false pretexts and varnished colours failing, Rare in thy guilt how foul must thou appear.
Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt!
Nothing is more wretched that the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!
He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.
A land of levity is a land of guilt.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
Guilt is anything you did and fear others to know about
Without the spice of guilt, sin cannot be fully savored.
Guilt is always jealous.
Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend,Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behindWith whips and stings.
Men's minds are too ready to excuse guilt in themselves.
Guilt is universal.
No acquisitions of guilt can compensate the loss of that solid inward comfort of mind, which is the sure companion of innocence and virtue; nor can in the least balance the evil of that horror and anxiety which, in their room, guilt introduces into our bosoms.
The difference between guilt and shame is very clearóin theory. We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are.
Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.