Guilt Quotes

It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution

Oscar Wilde

Guilt is abscent when the act is justified


Guilt is always jealous

John Ray

Things in law tend to be black and white. But we all know that some people are a little bit guilty, while other people are guilty as hell


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


Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend, Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behind, With whips and stings

Nicholas Rowe

How tedious is a guilty conscience

John Webster

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.


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

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

John Webster

It is base to filch a purse, daring to embezzle a million, but it is great beyond measure to steal a crown. The sin lessens as the guilt increases.

Johann Von Schiller

Jews don't go to confession. They don't want to relieve the guilt. screenwriter of FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.


Guilt is universal.

Tennessee Williams

Think not that guilt requires the burning torches of the Furies to agitate and torment it. Their own frauds, their crimes, their remembrances of the past, their terrors of the future,--these are the domestic furies that are ever present to the mind of the impious.

Robert Hall

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death

Coco Chanel

Men's minds are too ingenious in palliating guilt in themselves

Titus Livy

Those who guilt stains it equals.


I esteem death a trifle, if not caused by guilt.


We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty.

Leonand F. Peltier

And then it started, like a guilty thing Upon a fearful summons.

William Shakespeare,

If you commit a crime, you\'re guilty.

Rush Limbaugh

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

I am bewildered at the length to which people will go to portray me so negatively

Michael Jackson

There comes a time when a man finds himself in front of a dark uncrossable abyss, which he himself has spent years digging. He cannot go forward, and has no way back. Words have failed, tears won't help, and who would he call out to? He can't even remember his own name. Then the man sees that on this god's green earth there is but one true suffering: the torment of guilty conscience.

Ivo Andric

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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