Guilt Quotes

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?


Let guilty men remember, their black deeds Do lean on crutches made of slender reeds.

John Webster

Where, where for shelter shall the guilty fly, When consternation turns the good man pale?

Edward Young

The more sinful and guilty a person tends to feel, the less chance there is that he will be a happy, healthy, or law-abiding citizen. He will become a compulsive wrong-doer.

Dr. Albert Ellis

Guilt is anything you did and fear others to know about


It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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