Guilt Quotes

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


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


A wicked conscience mouldeth goblins swift as frenzy thoughts.

William Shakespeare

Guiltiness will speak, though tongues were out of use

William Shakespeare

The mind of guilt is full of scorpions.

William Shakespeare

They whose guilt within their bosom lies, imagine every eye beholds their blame.

William Shakespeare

One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.

Robert Southey

They who once engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think that they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another, one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.

Robert Southey

Our sins, like to our shadows, when our day was in its glory, scarce appeared; toward our evening, how great and monstrous!

Sir John Suckling

It is easy to defend the innocent; but who is eloquent enough to defend the guilty?


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Updated On : October 08, 2013
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