Guilt Quotes

Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt!

Ovid

These false pretexts and varnished colours failing, Rare in thy guilt how foul must thou appear.

John Milton

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

How guilt once harbour'd in the conscious breast , Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

Samuel Johnson

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.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Cicero

Guilt is regret for what weíve done. Regret is guilt for what we didnít do.

Unknown

Successful guilt is the bane of society

Publilius Syrus

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

Hannah Arendt

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible to apply

Warren E. Burger

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

Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow

Horace Bushnell

For socialists, not just the wealth, but the guilt, must be redistributed

Andrew Sandlin

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves

Peter McWilliams

Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway

Isabelle Holland

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.

Omar Bradley

Since fresh examples and proofs could always be found of the alleged relation between guilt and punishment: if you behave in such and such a way, it will go badly with you. Now, as it generally does go badly, the allegation was constantly confirmed; and thus popular morality, a pseudo- science on a level with popular medicine, continually gained ground.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

What has here happened is that the instinct of cruelty, which has turned inwards, has become self-torture, and all mans animal instincts have been reinterpreted as guilt towards God. Every Nay man utters to his nature, to his real being, he flings out as a Yea, an affirmation of reality applied to Gods sanctity

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Golf is not a game, it's bondage. It was obviously devised by a man torn with guilt, eager to atone for his sins.

Jim Murray

Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.

Bishop Robert South

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.

Ovid

Let no man trust the first false step of guilt; it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in last perdition ends.

Edward Young
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