Shame Quotes

For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.

Charles Simmons

Shame is worse than death.

Russian Proverb

Everyone needs a sense of shame, but no one needs to feel ashamed.

Frederick Nietzsche

Share whatever it is you're ashamed about. You may think you can hide your shame by not talking about it, but in reality, it's your shame that's hiding you.

Adam Appleson

Our best destiny, as planetary cohabitants, is the development of what has been called "species consciousness" something over and above nationalisms, blocs, religions, ethnicities. During this week of incredulous misery, I have been trying to apply such a consciousness, and such a sensibility. Thinking of the victims, the perpetrators, and the near future, I felt species grief, then species shame, then species fear.

Martin Amis

A person is strong only when he stands upon his own truth, when he speaks and acts from his deepest convictions. Then, whatever the situation he may be in, he always knows what he must say and do. He may fall, but he cannot bring shame upon himself or his causes.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.

Aristotle

Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.

BLAKE EDWARDS

The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

False shame only is harmful

Titus Livy

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Benjamin Franklin

Common sense hides shame.

Gaelic Proverb

Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential.

Willard Gaylen

The most curious offspring of shame is shyness.

Sydney Smith

Where shame is, there is also fear.

John Milton
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