Guilt Quotes

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

John Dryden

He swears, but he, is sick at heart; He laughs, but he turns deadly pale; His restless eye and sudden start-- These tell the dreadful tale That will be told: it needs no words from thee Thou self-sold slave to guilt and misery.

Richard Henry Dana, Sr.

He that commits a sin shall find the pressing guilt lie heavy on his mind.

Thomas Creech

Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it.

William Congreve

Guilt is a timorous thing ere perpetration; despair alone makes guilty men be bold.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed.

Cicero

However boldly their warm blood was spilt, Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt; And this they knew and felt, at least the one, The leader of the hand he had undone,-- Who, born for better things, had madly set His life upon a cast, which linger'd yet.

Lord Byron

Guilt was never a rational thing; it distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion

Edmund Burke

Beside one deed of guilt, how blest is guiltless woe!

Edward George

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.

Hannah Arendt

The difference between guilt and shame is very clearóin theory. We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are.

LEWIS B. SMEDES

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.

Henry Fielding

Men's minds are too ready to excuse guilt in themselves.

Livy

Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend,Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behindWith whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity.

Cicero

Guilt is always jealous.

John Ray

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

Guilt is anything you did and fear others to know about

Mohammad

He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.

Charles James Fox

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.

Erma Bombeck

A land of levity is a land of guilt.

Edward Young

He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.

Syrus
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