Guilt Quotes

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

Edward Young

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.

William Shakespeare

Haste, holy Friar, Haste, ere the sinner shall expire! Of all his guilt let him be shriven, And smooth his path from earth to heaven!

Sir Walter Scott

All fear, but fear of heaven, betrays a guilt, And guilt is villainy.

Nathaniel Lee

Guilt alone, like brain-sick frenzy in its feverish mood, fills the light air with visionary terrors, and shapeless forms of fear.

Junius

Think not that guilt requires the burning torches of the Furies to agitate and torment it. Their own frauds, their crimes, their remembrances of the past, their terrors of the future,--these are the domestic furies that are ever present to the mind of the impious.

Robert Hall

Guilt is universal.

Tennessee Williams

Jews don't go to confession. They don't want to relieve the guilt. screenwriter of FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

Unknown

It is base to filch a purse, daring to embezzle a million, but it is great beyond measure to steal a crown. The sin lessens as the guilt increases.

Johann Von Schiller

Haste, holy Friar, Haste, ere the sinner shall expire! Of all his guilt let him be shriven, And smooth his path from earth to heaven!

Sir Walter Scott

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.

Unknown

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

Nicholas Rowe

Guilt is always jealous

John Ray

Guilt is abscent when the act is justified

Unknown

Regret, which is guilt without the neurosis, enables us ... to move forward instead of back.

Jane Adams

The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.

Nathaniel Parker Willis

Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

William Cowper

Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong.

Tryon Edwards

Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong

Tryon Edwards

All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.

Cathy Ladman

I esteem death a trifle, if not caused by guilt.

Plautus

Those who guilt stains it equals.

Lucanus

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

Titus Livy

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death

Coco Chanel
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