Guilt Quotes

From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed.

William Wordsworth

Innocence is the weakest defense. Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies.

Leonand F. Peltier

One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.

Martin Luther King Jr

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

William Shakespeare

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.

Voltaire

Shame is closely related to guilt, but there is a key qualitative difference. No audience is needed for feelings of guilt, no one else need know, for the guilty person is his own judge. Not so for shame. The humiliation of shame requires disapproval or ridicule by others. If no one ever learns of a misdeed there will be no shame, but there still might be guilt. Of course, there may be both. The distinction between shame and guilt is very important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it.

Paul Ekman,

Guilt is a rope that wears thin.

Ayn Rand,

Guilt soon learns to lie.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

God hath yoked to guilt her pale tormentor,--misery.

William Cullen Bryant

Thou need'st not answer; thy confession speaks, Already redd'ning in thy guilty cheeks.

Lord Byron

To what gulfs A single deviation from the track Of human duties leads even those who claim The homage of mankind as their born due, And find it, till they forfeit it themselves!

Lord Byron

Fraud and falsehood are his weak and treacherous allies; and he lurks trembling in the dark, dreading every ray of light, lest it should discover him, and give him up to shame and punishment.

Henry Fielding

When guilt is in its blush of infancy, it trembles in a tenderness of shame; and the first eye that pierces through the veil that hides the secret brings it to the face

Thomas Southerne

He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.

Charles James Fox

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone

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Updated On : October 08, 2013
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