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.

Unknown

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

Cicero

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

Juvenal

Neither side is guiltless if its adversary is appointed judge.

Lucanus

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!

Ovid

How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!

Alexander Pope

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

Seneca

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

3 Lies That Bind Us to Guilt and Shame

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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