Shame And Guilt Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, William Shakespeare, William Cowper, Jonathan Swift, Lewis B. Smedes, BrenГ© Brown and many others.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
Nothing more unqualified the man to act with prudence than a misfortune that is attended with shame and guilt.
We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are.
Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.
Work on psychological blocks like shame and guilt – they falsely color your reality.
Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential.
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.
If you don’t enjoy your life, sorrow, sadness, suffering, fear, shame and guilt will.
There are so many more productive things to do than sit around feeling shame and guilt. Beyond touching on shame and guilt in a perfunctory manner, I wouldn’t bother with that at all.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.
The distinction between shame and guilt is very important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it.
Being natural and matter-of-fact about nudity prevents your children from developing an attitude of shame and guilt about the human body.