Guilt Quotes

Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway

Isabelle Holland

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves

Peter McWilliams

The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness

Victor Hugo

The guilty think all talk is of themselves

Geoffrey Chaucer

For socialists, not just the wealth, but the guilt, must be redistributed

Andrew Sandlin

Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong

Tryon Edwards

Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow

Horace Bushnell

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it

Unknown

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

Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible to apply

Warren E. Burger

Moralists and philosophers have adjudged those who throw temptation in the way of the erring, equally guilty with those who are thereby led into evil

Mark Twain

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

It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent

Hannah Arendt

Guilt alone, like brain-sick frenzy in its feverish mood, fills the light air with visionary terrors, and shapeless forms of fear.

Junius

All fear, but fear of heaven, betrays a guilt, And guilt is villainy.

Nathaniel Lee

Haste, holy Friar, Haste, ere the sinner shall expire! Of all his guilt let him be shriven, And smooth his path from earth to heaven!

Sir Walter Scott

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.

William Shakespeare

He who is conscious of secret and dark designs, which, if known, would blast him, is perpetually shrinking and dodging from public observation, and is afraid of all around him, and much more of all above him.

William Wirt

Let no man trust the first false step of guilt; it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in last perdition ends.

Edward Young

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.

William Shakespeare

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.

Ovid

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.

Bishop Robert South

Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.

Omar Bradley

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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