Guilt Quotes

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

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

Thomas Jefferson

Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Without the spice of guilt, sin cannot be fully savored.

Alexander Chase

Guilt is always jealous.

John Ray

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity.


The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot.

Conte Vittorio Alfieri

Every guilty person is his own hangman.


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


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.


He who helps the guilty, shares the crime.

Publilius Syrus

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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