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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

He who flees judgment confesses his guilt.


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

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

Coco Chanel, fashion designer

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

He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.


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

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

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

The guilty think all talk is of themselves.


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

Isabelle Holland, writer

Punishment closely follows guilt as its companion.

Horace, poet

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

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,

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.

Augustine of Hippo, philosopher

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

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

Tacitus, historian

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

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

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

'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

Вино́ вину́ твори́т.

Russian Proverbs,

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

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

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


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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Ovid, poet

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

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

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

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

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

Plautus, playwright

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

Lorna Luft, actress

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

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

Kenneth L. Woodward,

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

Jodi Sweetin, actress

Motherhood has been an exercise in guilt.

Felicity Huffman, actress

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

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

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

Martha Beck, author

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

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

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

John Ruskin, writer

Merciful death! How you love your precious guilt.

Anne Rice, novelist

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

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

Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.

Alan Cohen, businessman

If you commit a crime, you're guilty.

Rush Limbaugh, entertainer

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

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

Florence King, writer

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

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

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,

Stop the guilt about food! Bless and savor what you eat and radiate gratitude for it!

Ronda Del Boccio,

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

Voltaire, writer

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

When I feel like I'm not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself. I don't know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire.

Angie Harmon, model

I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see.

Jude Law, actor

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

There's no regret. You can't regret. I mean, I've felt regret but I've also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don't believe it. You feel it, it's like guilt, it's like jealousy, it's like all those horrible things. You've just got to snip them and get them out, because they're no good.

Jude Law, actor

The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' is this incredible need to please people. 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

We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.

Franz Kafka, novelist

You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty.

Roy Bean, judge

The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.

John Clayton, clergyman

I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do.

Jeanne Moreau, actress

If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours. If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.

Raymond E. Feist, author

If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be.

William Throsby Bridges, soldier

I wanted to show a normal young girl whose only difference was that she behaved in the way a boy might, without any sense of guilt on a moral or sexual level.

Roger Vadim, journalist

But I don't believe in guilt by association.

Marion Jones, athlete

I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal, and merciful and loving God. I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before him for what I am going to do.

Alex Campbell, politician

I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time; and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling less guilty about the universe.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress

'Project Runway' was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing.

Debra Messing, actress

It's great to be recognized when I'm looking for a table at a crowded restaurant, but I still don't put it to best use. I'm such a lump. I won't cut the line. It's my Catholic guilt. I gotta get used to it.

Christopher Meloni, actor

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights.

Michael Vick, athlete

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

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

John Adams, president

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 have been guilty of wrong thinking.

Anne Hutchinson, clergyman

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

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

Chris Webber, athlete

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

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

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

We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.

Bill Toomey, athlete

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