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Whether a inspirational quote from your favorite celebrity John Flavel, Samuel Johnson or an motivational message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all benefit from a famous mortifying quote.

Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves. — John Flavel

It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. — Samuel Johnson

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. — Thomas Jefferson

It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it. — Robert Louis Stevenson

So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall. — Henry Vaughan

There is (as I now find) no remorse for time long past, even for what may have mortified us or made us ashamed of ourselves when it was happening: there is a pleasant panoramic sense of what it all was and how it all had to be. Why, if we are not vain or snobbish, need we desire that it should have been different? The better things we missed may yet be enjoyed or attained by someone else somewhere: why isn't that just as good? And there is no regret, either, in the sense of wishing the past to return, or missing it: it is quite real enough as it is, there at its own date and place — George Santayana

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? — Logan P. Smith

I've danced one time in my life. It was the most mortifying experience I ever had. — Billy Bob Thornton