Guilt Quotes

He that commits a sin shall find the pressing guilt lie heavy on his mind.

Thomas Creech

He swears, but he, is sick at heart; He laughs, but he turns deadly pale; His restless eye and sudden start-- These tell the dreadful tale That will be told: it needs no words from thee Thou self-sold slave to guilt and misery.

Richard Henry Dana, Sr.

My hands are guilty, but my heart is free.

John Dryden

Thoughts cannot form themselves in words so horrid As can express my guilt.

John Dryden

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

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.

Henry Fielding

Every man bears something within him that, if it were publicly announced, would excite feelings of aversion.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty.

Ulysses Simpson Grant

The guilty mind debases the great image that it wears, and levels us with brutes.

William Havard

Guilt has always its horrors and solicitudes; and, to make it yet more shameful and detestable, it is doomed often to stand in awe of those to whom nothing could give influence or weight but their power of betraying.

Samuel Johnson

Guilt's a terrible thing.

Ben Jonson

The gods Grow angry with your patience. 'Tis their care, And must be yours, that guilty men escape not: As crimes do grow, justice should rouse itself.

Ben Jonson

Guilt is a poor, helpless, dependent being. Without the alliance of able, diligent, and let me add, fortunate fraud, it is inevitably undone. If the guilty culprit be obstinately silent, it forms a deadly presumption against him; if he speaks, talking tends only to his discovery, and his very defence often furnishes the materials for his conviction.

Junius

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.

Juvenal

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

Titus Livy

These false pretexts and varnished colours failing, Rare in thy guilt how foul must thou appear.

John Milton

All good men and women should be on their guard to avoid guilt, and even the suspicion of it.

Plautus

Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon.

Jane Porter

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

Nicholas Rowe

There are no greater prudes than those women who have some secret to hide.

George Sand

The sin lessens in human estimation only as the guilt increases.

Johann Christoph

Guilt, though it may attain temporal splendor, can never confer real happiness; the evil consequences of our crimes long survive their commission, and, like the ghosts of the murdered, forever haunt the steps of the malefactor; while the paths of virtue, though seldom those of worldly greatness, are always those of pleasantness and peace.

Sir Walter

Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman

Seneca

A wicked conscience mouldeth goblins swift as frenzy thoughts.

William Shakespeare

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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