quote by Voltaire

A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of government has forced his hand in a storm; but in the calm he is guilty of all the good he does not do.

— Voltaire

Professional Guilt Feelings quotations

Guilt feelings quote Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

Black racism is a myth created by whites to ease their guilt feelings.

As long as whites can be assured that blacks are racists, they can find reasons to justify their own oppression of’ black people.

I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes.

You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night.

Guilt feelings quote Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide
Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide when you're sad.

Maybe there's more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.

On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.


Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.

Guilt feelings quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Feel no guilt. Getting married and giving birth does not mean that you have sold your life away to perfectly healthy people who can get their own damn socks.

Guilt feelings quote How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
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You deserve all the good things that happen to you. Don't feel guilty and accept the blessings.


It feels much nobler to feel guilty than resentful, and it takes more courage to express resentment than guilt. With expressing guilt you expect to pacify your opponent; with expressing resentment you might stir up hostility in him.

If we are to understand the human condition, and if we are to accept ourselves in all the complexity, self-doubt, extravagance of feeling, guilt, joy, the slow freeing of the self to its full capacity for action and creation, both as human being and as artist, we have to know all we can about each other, and we have to be willing to go naked.

Guilt feelings quote Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.
Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.
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A guilty conscience never feels secure.

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.

Today, let's set our minds and hearts on feeling more thankful for what we are than guilty for what we're not. Let's cut the threads of guilt with grace.

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

You can sit there forever, lamenting about how bad you've been, feeling guilty until you die, and not one tiny slice of that guilt will do anything to change a single thing in the past. Forgive yourself, then MOVE ON!

Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions.

Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness.

There appears to be a deeply embedded uneasiness in our culture about throwing away junk that can be reused. Perhaps, in part, it is guilt about consumption. Perhaps it also feels unnatural. Mother Nature doesn't throw stuff away. Dead trees, birds, beetles and elephants are pretty quickly recycled by the system.

Guilt feelings quote There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the w
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
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Being hurt inevitably breeds feelings of hatred towards your attacker.

But when we hurt others, we have to deal with their hatred for us, and our own feelings of guilt. But knowing what it feels like to be hurt is exactly why we try to be kind to others. That's what makes us human.

Guilt is the sum total of: All the negative feelings we have ever had about ourselves! Any form of self-hatred, self-rejection, feelings of worthlessness, sinfulness, inferiority, incompetence, failure, or emptiness. The feeling that there are things in us that are lacking or missing or incomplete.


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

Guilt feelings quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.

I have never smuggled anything in my life.

Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?

Once you become a mother, you always have a guilt trip.

You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better.

Guilt feelings quote A King only bows down to his Queen.
A King only bows down to his Queen.

If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express, we feel a sense of shame.


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.

Today I detach from other people's dramas.

I love them and pray for them. I am a role model of peace for them. But I no longer rescue them, or put my own needs last. It is my right to be happy and to help others as I feel lovingly guided instead from guilt or obligation. I respect my feelings and expect others to do so too. And so it is!

Guilt feelings quote Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!

At the end of the day, every child has learned the Lesson of Spin: Almost every wrong action can be stripped of consequences, along with the need for feelings of guilt and remorse.

It doesn't matter whether I'm judged criminal.

I have a great feeling of guilt - I have a feeling that I ran after Hitler like a wildfire without reason. If I can sacrifice my life to make something good, I'd gladly do it.

Guilt feelings quote If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.
If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.
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Most players who play tennis love the game.

But I think you also have to respect it. You want to do everything you can in your power to do your best. And for me, I know I get insane guilt if I go home at the end of the day and don't feel I've done everything I can. If I know I could have done something better, I have this uneasy feeling.

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Never feel guilty. Don't hold yourself back by guilt or fear. No other species in the entire world deals with guilt. Guilt is a bizarre emotion that makes you feel bad about decisions that you make.

A lot of foreign people say, when asking about eating habits, 'What is your guilty pleasure?' I have no guilt. Whatever I do, I enjoy and it's the point. I think if you start to feel guilty about it, that's a problem. So, no guilty pleasures. I have pleasure and no guilt at all.

Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary.

A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad.

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