Shame Quotes

The only shame is to have none

Blaise Pascal

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.

Robert Burton

Less shame a greater fault would palliate.


The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.

Titus Livy

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

George Bernard Shaw

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.

John Lyly

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.


The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.

Milan Kundera

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.

Jonathan Swift

Sin hath the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for its wages

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

Chinese Proverb

If you've never stared off into the distance, then your life is a shame.

Adam Duritz

Deficiency will result in shame and sorrow but caution and foresight will bring peace and security.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

If you still have to ask, shame on you.

Louis Armstrong

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Updated On : August 09, 2013
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