Guilt Quotes

Successful guilt is the bane of society

Publilius Syrus

Guilt is regret for what weíve done. Regret is guilt for what we didnít do.


Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few

Winston Churchill

You can bear anything-if it isn't your own fault

Katherine Fullerton

Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed


What we call real estate--the solid ground to build a house on--is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

How guilt once harbour'd in the conscious breast , Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

Samuel Johnson

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

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


Neither side is guiltless if its adversary is appointed judge.


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

John Milton

Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt!


Nothing is more wretched that the mind of a man conscious of guilt.


How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!

Alexander Pope

He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will.


But mine, and mine I loved, and mine I praised, And mine that I was proud on--mine so much That I myself was to myself not mine, Valuing of her--why she, O, she is fall'n Into a pit of ink, that the wide sea Hath drops too few to wash her clean again, And salt too little which may season give To her foul tainted flesh!

William Shakespeare

A guilty conscience never feels secure.


He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.


A land of levity is a land of guilt.

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: the gift that keeps on giving.

Erma Bombeck

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

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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