Guilt Quotes

How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!

Alexander Pope

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


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


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


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


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

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves

Peter McWilliams
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