Guilt Quotes

Men's minds are too ready to excuse guilt in themselves.

Livy

Those who start war often know that because of their high political position their own lives will not be in danger on the Diane Rehm Show.

President Jimmy Carter

No acquisitions of guilt can compensate the loss of that solid inward comfort of mind, which is the sure companion of innocence and virtue; nor can in the least balance the evil of that horror and anxiety which, in their room, guilt introduces into our bosoms.

Henry Fielding

The difference between guilt and shame is very clearóin theory. We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are.

LEWIS B. SMEDES

He who helps the guilty, shares the crime.

Publilius Syrus

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.

Hannah Arendt

Beside one deed of guilt, how blest is guiltless woe!

Edward George

Guilt was never a rational thing; it distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion

Edmund Burke

However boldly their warm blood was spilt, Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt; And this they knew and felt, at least the one, The leader of the hand he had undone,-- Who, born for better things, had madly set His life upon a cast, which linger'd yet.

Lord Byron

The ghostly consciousness of wrong.

Thomas Carlyle

Wickedness consists in the very hesitation about an act, even though it be not perpetrated.

Cicero

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

Cicero

Guilt is a timorous thing ere perpetration; despair alone makes guilty men be bold.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it.

William Congreve

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

Thomas Creech

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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