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  1. Picture quote by Charles Dickens about shame

    We need never be ashamed of our tears. ⏤ Charles Dickens

  2. Picture quote by Robert Half about motivational

    Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. ⏤ Robert Half

  3. Picture quote about shame

    Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.

  4. Picture quote about shame

    Never be ashamed of a scar, It simply means you are stronger than whatever tried yo hurt you

  5. Picture quote about self

    Be proud of who you are, not ashamed of how someone else sees you.

  6. Picture quote about shame

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

  7. Picture quote by Bill Clinton about mind

    Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. ⏤ Bill Clinton

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Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde

Shame is worse than death.


We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Charles Dickens

There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.

Mae West

An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.

Edmund Burke

I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.

Drew Barrymore

There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.

Francis H. Bradley

There is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out.

Russian Proverbs

Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.

John Lyly

You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I'm coming after you and taking back what's mine.

Billy Mays

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.

Howard Zinn

What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

Jonathan Swift

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

Jonathan Swift

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.

Salvador Dali

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

Josh Billings

The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.

Marcus Garvey

You can cry, ain't no shame in it.

Will Smith

I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.

Dick Gregory

I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.

Michael C. Hall

People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s. Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?

Robert Wyatt

It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.


Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.


What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.

Robin G. Collingwood

The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is out-grossing my films.

Paul Newman

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

One should never make one's debut with a scandal. One should reserve that to give an interest to one's old age.

Oscar Wilde

One of the misfortunes of our time is, that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.

Louis Kronenberger

The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.

Jean Racine

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.

Edward Young

Doubt is the brother of shame.

Erik Erikson

Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.

Paul Chatfield

He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse.

Lord Byron

It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.

Sydney Smith

Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.

John Dryden

The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I really thought I was on the way out. My husband Blake saved my life. Often I don't know what I do, then the next day the memory returns. And then I am engulfed in shame.

Amy Winehouse

Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde

Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look.

Martha Beck

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

George Soros

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush.

Marquis De Sade

Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field.

Tori Amos

Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.

Alexander Pope

In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.

Lord Chesterfield

When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty.

St. Gregory The Great

She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.

Oscar Wilde

When all our deeds of glory are laid in front of Thee,

Connie Dover

Some people play very, very well just so they won't get embarrassed.

Lynn Swann

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.

Louis Kronenberger

There's a blush for won t, and a blush for shan't, and a blush for having done it: There's a blush for thought and a blush for naught, and a blush for just begun it.

John Keats

We never forgive those who make us blush.

JeanFrancois De La Harpe

Oh! no! we never mention her, her name is never heard; my lips are now forbid to speak, that once familiar word.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.

Milan Kundera

I have family in Ponce. It's a shame that my grandfather passed and I wasn't able to be there with him.

Lloyd Banks

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.

John Leonard

By bringing shame to a person, how could one expect to make him a better man?

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.


That's the trouble with anything which essentially has a lot of bits that are physically impossible: You're left, stuck, in the studio. And that's a shame. You're making a movie. You don't want it to stay put, you want it to be a movie - to move.

Robbie Coltrane

It's a shame the Manchester United situation turned sour.

Paul Ince

It's a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing - in art, in pop - we'll ever do. And it would be good to sit around and talk about it.

Gary Kemp

We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.

George Crook

Бързата работа – срам за майстора.

Bulgarian proverbs

Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.

Bernard Mandeville

History is made in the class struggle and not in bed.

Alex Mitchell

Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum. Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

Hector Hugh Munro

Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.

Benjamin Rush

We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

George Bernard Shaw

Nor do they trust their tongue alone, but speak a language of their own; can read a nod, a shrug, a look, far better than a printed book; convey a libel in a frown, and wink a reputation down.

Jonathan Swift

Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one's neighbor is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, scored, devilled, and served with mustard and cayenne pepper excites the appetite; whereas a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is but a sickly, unrelishing meat.

William Makepeace Thackeray

If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.


At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this.

David Axelrod

When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America?

Glenn Beck

I was trying to protect my wife, I was trying to protect myself from shame, and I really regret it.

Anthony Weiner

There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me.

Daniel Radcliffe

The real shame about the ending of the Guns N' Roses when I got kicked out wasn't just that I got kicked out, but Slash and Axl stopped working together.

Steven Adler

I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn't created because of some stupid grudge. That's a shame.

Steven Adler

Six months ago, I traveled to India to see firsthand what the prime minister of that country calls a national shame. It is the systematic, widespread, shocking elimination of India's baby girls. Some 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month in India.

Elizabeth Vargas

There was a great strain in our family because my father didn't want anything to do with me. He was happy to see my brother and sister, but not me. I don't know why. Maybe it was shame. I don't know. But he never wanted anything to do with me. That rejection was terribly hurtful and it went on for years.

Carol Vorderman

I think it's a shame that we have 'Bild' like you have the 'Sun'. Now serious newspapers like 'FAZ' and 'Spiegel' use a bit of the tone of 'Bild.' This is terrible.

Gunter Grass

My character in 'Shame' is an outrageous person. Loud and uncompromising and I begged Steve McQueen to give me the job.

Carey Mulligan

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.

Fred Woodworth

From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.

John Updike

Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.

John Gielgud

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.

Karl A. Menninger

I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game.

Richie Allen

Hasty work - shame for the craftsman.

Bulgarian proverbs

It's kind of a shame that it's even an issue. Not being gay, I can't fully appreciate how complicated that is. In the article, the interviewer asked me, and I said that if I were, I would just say it.

Scott Wolf

But let us not too hastily triumph in the shame of Sparta, lest we aggravate our own condemnation.

Thomas Day

I think sometimes all the charities are doing is mopping up the blood. It's a shame.

Thom Yorke

I was beautiful. Now, because I am old, I take no shame in so saying.

Lillie Langtry

Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?

Theodore Bikel

I promise not to become a source of shame for you.

Mikhail Saakashvili

If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.

Tenzing Norgay

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