Shame is pride's cloak.
Everyone needs a sense of shame, but no one needs to feel ashamed.
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.
Shame occurs when you haven't been able to get away with the 'who' you want people to think you are.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The guilty catch themselves
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
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.
Where shame is, there is also fear.
The most curious offspring of shame is shyness.
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Shame is worse than death.
The only shame is to have none
If yet not lost to all the sense of shame.
Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails, And each by turns his aching heart assails.
A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
Less shame a greater fault would palliate.
The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
Common sense hides shame.
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