Shame Quotes

Shame is pride's cloak.

William Blake

The guilty catch themselves


Share whatever it is you're ashamed about. You may think you can hide your shame by not talking about it, but in reality, it's your shame that's hiding you.

Adam Appleson

Everyone needs a sense of shame, but no one needs to feel ashamed.

Frederick Nietzsche

Shame is worse than death.

Russian Proverb

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde

The extremes of glory and of shame, Like east and west, become the same No Indian prince has to his palace - More followers than a thief to the gallows

Samuel Butler

Shame occurs when you haven't been able to get away with the 'who' you want people to think you are.

Carl Whitaker

Where shame is, there is also fear.

John Milton

The most curious offspring of shame is shyness.

Sydney Smith

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential.

Willard Gaylen

Common sense hides shame.

Gaelic Proverb

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Benjamin Franklin

What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.

Robin G. Collingwood

False shame only is harmful

Titus Livy

The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.


Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.


A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

Robert Burton

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Charles Dickens

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-nothing so expensive as glory.

Sydney Smith

Its a shame, she had me convinced that she couldve been a dime. I guess I lost another one to the wintertime.


Oh, what a shame What a rainy ending given to a perfect day Just walk away Ain't no use defending words that you will never say And now that I'm sitting here thinking of you I've never been anywhere cold as you

Taylor Swift

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Updated On : August 09, 2013
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