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Picture quote by Sayings about life

When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Albert Einstein about attitude

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity. ⏤ Albert Einstein

Picture quote by Voltaire about judgement

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. ⏤ Voltaire

Picture quote about shame

The difference between shame and guilt is the difference between "I am bad' and "I did something bad".

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How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

Publilius Syrus, writer

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

Alan Watts, philosopher

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.

Voltaire, writer

He who is present at a wrongdoing and does not lift a hand to prevent it, is as guilty as the wrongdoers.

American Indian Proverbs,

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.

Ayn Rand, writer

We forget our guilt when we have confessed it to another, but the other does not usually forget it.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.

R. D. Laing, psychologist

He who flees judgment confesses his guilt.


Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

Coco Chanel, fashion designer

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

Voltaire, writer

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.

William Blackstone, judge

For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.

Lillian Hellman, dramatist

He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.


I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.

Jim Carrey, comedian

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Friedrich Schiller, dramatist

What is guilt? Guilt is the pledge drive constantly hammering in our heads that keeps us from fully enjoying the show. Guilt is the reason they put the articles in Playboy.

Dennis Miller, comedian

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt.

Phil McGraw, psychologist

The guilty think all talk is of themselves.


Punishment closely follows guilt as its companion.

Horace, poet

Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway.

Isabelle Holland, writer

Вино́ вину́ твори́т.

Russian Proverbs,

Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up.

Marge Kennedy,

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.

Charlotte Bronte, novelist

If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.

Victor Hugo, author

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.

Augustine of Hippo, philosopher

He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.

Charles James Fox, politician

I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.

George Soros, investor

The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how much of it is experienced by the party he injured.

Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist

'm really proud of it. To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.

Dwight Yoakam, musician

Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.

Tacitus, historian

Where the guilt is doubtful, a presumption of innocence should in general be admitted.


I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.

Hedy Lamarr, actress

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.

Martha Beck, author

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying.

Sophia Bush, actress

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson, president

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.

Ovid, poet

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief does fear each bush an officer.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.

Hans Frank, public servant

How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit.

V. S. Pritchett, writer

I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.

David Crosby, musician

My mother should have been Jewish. She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.

Lorna Luft, actress

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.

Anna Sewell, writer

There's Catholic guilt about things, then there's the guilt of being the youngest of 10, so when nice things happen to you, you're not really allowed to enjoy them.

Jack White, musician

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.

Florence King, writer

The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes.

E. Stanley Jones, theologian

I find that people... very few people think that what they're doing is bad, and usually the people who think what they're doing is bad it has more to do with guilt.

Jon Favreau, actor

Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.

Plautus, playwright

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

Simone de Beauvoir, writer

If you commit a crime, you're guilty.

Rush Limbaugh, entertainer

All religions remind us that actions have consequences for which guilt can and must be acknowledged, forgiveness humbly begged, reconciliation sought.

Kenneth L. Woodward,

Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.

Alan Cohen, businessman

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.

Edward Burns, actor

The more sinful and guilty a person tends to feel, the less chance there is that he will be a happy, healthy, or law-abiding citizen. He will become a compulsive wrong-doer.

Albert Ellis, psychologist

Motherhood has been an exercise in guilt.

Felicity Huffman, actress

I was living a complete lie. But unfortunately, guilt doesn't make you stop.

Jodi Sweetin, actress

Unfortunately, when someone asks me for a favor, I can't say no. Because of my upbringing - my Catholic guilt - if I don't do it, it plagues me.

Bradley Cooper, actor

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.

Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.

Robert Blair,

Merciful death! How you love your precious guilt.

Anne Rice, novelist

Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.

John Ruskin, writer

Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister, and so he's got that guilt to live with.

Donald Pleasence, actor

What matters to me is my own estimation, and I'm very tough on myself. I need to be proud of what I've done and I work hard for it. I had a very Christian upbringing... lots of guilt. A good thing, It keeps you sane.

Jean Dujardin, actor

I would feel so guilty about lying that I would try to stress myself out and work up a headache so I wouldn't have the guilt of not having a bit of the symptom.

Justin Long, actor

I get anxious. That lovely Jewish guilt that comes with ancestry.

Maya Rudolph, actress

The enormous success of 2009's 'The Blind Side,' in which Sandra Bullock makes a black teenager one of the family, demonstrates that America isn't post-racial. It is thoroughly mired in race - the myths that surround it, the guilt it inspires, the discomfort it causes, the struggle to transcend it.

Wesley Morris, critic

I came up from growing up with a lot of Catholic guilt, a lot of punk rock, hipster guilt in the later years where I think people have thrown a lot of things on me. Where I always felt like I'm not supposed to tell the horn section what to play or I don't want to come off egotistical.

Jack White, musician

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

You're guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that's the way that it is in this world.

Chris Webber, athlete

And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.

Margaret Drabble, novelist

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.

Hannah Arendt, historian

I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?

John Steinbeck, author

You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.

Roger McGough, poet

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.

James Otis, lawyer

I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt.

Janet Reno, public servant

You have a good heart and you think the good thing is to be guilty and kind but it's not always kind to be gentle and soft, there's a genuine violence softness and kindness visit on people. Sometimes self-interested is the most generous thing you can be.

Tony Kushner,

The guilt of newborns is immense.

Georg Trakl, poet

A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.

Aeschylus, poet

I don't believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility.

Audrey Hepburn, actress

He incurs a fearful amount of guilt who in the least promotes the aim of the Evil One by trampling upon a tender conscience in a child.

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.

Deepak Chopra, public speaker

I was tormented with guilt for years and years. In fact, it was so bad that if I didn't feel wrong, I didn't feel right!

Joyce Meyer, author

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that you're having too good a time.

Dennis Miller, comedian

Canon law itself says for one case of guilt, a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state. One.

Roger Mahony, clergyman

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

William Cowper, poet

I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.

Angelina Jolie, actress

Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.

John Lennon, musician

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

John Adams, president

Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training.

Michelle Kwan, athlete

I have been guilty of wrong thinking.

Anne Hutchinson, clergyman

Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.

George Sewell, actor

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

In the small circle of pain within the skullYou still shall tramp and tread one endless roundOf thought, to justify your action to yourselves,Weaving a fiction which unravels as you weave,Pacing forever in the hell of make-believeWhich never is belief: this is your fate on earthAnd we must think no further of you.

T. S. Eliot, poet

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.

Bishop Robert South, theologian

The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.

Kenneth L. Pike, sociologist

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.

Gilbert Parker, politician

Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error: error in determining guilt and error in determining who among the guilty deserves to die. What effect was race having? What effect was poverty having?

George Ryan, politician

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