A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.— Albert Camus
Special Guilty Conscience quotations
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
If, while I hear the wild shriek of the slave mother robbed of her little ones, I do not open my mouth, am I not guilty?
All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand! Oh, oh, oh!
If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
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.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
A guilty conscience never feels secure.
A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience this is the ideal life.
There are three things that earthly riches can never do;
they can never satisfy divine justice, they can never pacify divine wrath, nor can they every quiet a guilty conscience. And till these things are done man is undone.
If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own conscience and examine thy heart.
If thou art guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction.
No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally; but, so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right.
An uneasy conscience is a hair in the mouth.
This is what I know. Don't settle for 40, 50, or even 80 percent. A relationship-it shouldn't be too small or too tight or even a little scratchy. It shouldn't take up space in your closet out of guilty conscience or convenience or a moment of desire. Do you hear me? It shold be perfect for you. It should be lasting. Wait. wait for 100 percent.
Few things are as bad as a guilty conscience.
Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience.
Was ever any wicked man free from the stings of a guilty conscience?
Why the hell shouldn't I run away with the circus?
If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics.
A guilty conscience means at least you have one.
Guilt is also a way for us to express to others that we are a person of good conscience.
Not all the blood of beasts On Jewish altars slain, Could give the guilty conscience peace, Or wash away the stain: But Christ, the heav'nly Lamb, Takes all our sins away, A sacrifice of nobler nam' And richer blood than they.
A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.
If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.
Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
If any speak ill of thee, flee home to thy own conscience, and examine thy heart: if thou be guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction: make use of both; so shalt thou distil honey out of gall, and out of an open enemy create a secret friend.
It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death;
but oh, thrice guilty is he who. . .drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime.
Villains!' I shrieked. 'Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!
I would bear any affliction rather than be burdened with a guilty conscience.
I have always admired him (Bergman), and I wish I could be an equally good filmmaker as he is, but it will never happen. His love for the cinema almost gives me a guilty conscience
How tedious is a guilty conscience!
There is a guilty conscience behind every brazen word and act and behind every manifestation of self-righteousness.
Guilt is often an appropriate response to wrongdoing, but punishment impedes the development of a conscience by taking away the opportunity for him to feel guilty. He has no chance to develop inner motivation.
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper.