Guilt Quotes

Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.

John Ruskin

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

Simone De Beauvoir

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends

Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre

Guilt hath very quick ears to an accusation.

Henry Fielding Amelia

Guilt, on the contrary, like a base thief, suspects every eye that beholds him to be privy to his transgressions, and every tongue that mentions his name to be proclaiming them.

Henry Fielding Amelia

Without the spice of guilt, sin cannot be fully savored.

Alexander Chase

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

They who once engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think that they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another, one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.

Robert Southey

When guilt is in its blush of infancy, it trembles in a tenderness of shame; and the first eye that pierces through the veil that hides the secret brings it to the face

Thomas Southerne

They whose guilt within their bosom lies, imagine every eye beholds their blame.

William Shakespeare

The mind of guilt is full of scorpions.

William Shakespeare

Guilt, though it may attain temporal splendor, can never confer real happiness; the evil consequences of our crimes long survive their commission, and, like the ghosts of the murdered, forever haunt the steps of the malefactor; while the paths of virtue, though seldom those of worldly greatness, are always those of pleasantness and peace.

Sir Walter

The sin lessens in human estimation only as the guilt increases.

Johann Christoph

Guilt is the source of sorrow; 'tis the fiend, The avenging fiend, that follows us behind With whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe

Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon.

Jane Porter

All good men and women should be on their guard to avoid guilt, and even the suspicion of it.

Plautus

Men's minds are too ingenious in palliating guilt in themselves.

Titus Livy

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.

Juvenal

Guilt is a poor, helpless, dependent being. Without the alliance of able, diligent, and let me add, fortunate fraud, it is inevitably undone. If the guilty culprit be obstinately silent, it forms a deadly presumption against him; if he speaks, talking tends only to his discovery, and his very defence often furnishes the materials for his conviction.

Junius

Guilt has always its horrors and solicitudes; and, to make it yet more shameful and detestable, it is doomed often to stand in awe of those to whom nothing could give influence or weight but their power of betraying.

Samuel Johnson

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.

Henry Fielding

Thoughts cannot form themselves in words so horrid As can express my guilt.

John Dryden
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