Shame Quotes

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

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


Oh, what a shame What a rainy ending given to a perfect day Just walk away Ain't no use defending words that you will never say And now that I'm sitting here thinking of you I've never been anywhere cold as you

Taylor Swift

Its a shame, she had me convinced that she couldve been a dime. I guess I lost another one to the wintertime.


Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-nothing so expensive as glory.

Sydney Smith

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

Chinese Proverb

The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.

Milan Kundera

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.


Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.

John Lyly

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin

The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.

Titus Livy

Less shame a greater fault would palliate.


A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

Robert Burton

Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails, And each by turns his aching heart assails.


If yet not lost to all the sense of shame.

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