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Guilt Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Guilt

Please enjoy these Guilt Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Anger Revenge Vengeance Forgiveness Blame

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

 

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
I forgive myself for judging me guilty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

I am tortured when I am away from my family,
from my children.
I am horribly guilt-ridden.
- Jessica Lange

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
- Edna O'Brien

How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about
the sins one is unable to commit.
- V. S. Pritchett

I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to
any unhappiness suffered by my husbands.
They were as much to blame as I was.
- Hedy Lamarr

Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.
- Alan Cohen

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.
- Ayn Rand

A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
- Aeschylus

I find that people...
very few people think that what they're doing is bad,
and usually the people who think what they're doing
is bad it has more to do with guilt.
- Jon Favreau

What is guilt? Guilt is the pledge drive constantly
hammering in our heads that keeps us from fully enjoying the show.
Guilt is the reason they put the articles in Playboy.
- Dennis Miller

I don't feel guilt.
Whatever I wish to do, I do.
- Jeanne Moreau

I mean, I felt terrible.
And in the beginning, I mean, I was completely devastated.
I mean, can you imagine the kind of guilt that you would feel,
and the responsibility?
- Monica Lewinsky

Defending the truth is not something one does out of
a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes,
but is a reward in itself.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
- William Cowper

I wanted to show a normal young girl whose only difference
was that she behaved in the way a boy might,
without any sense of guilt on a moral or sexual level.
- Roger Vadim

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt,
has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

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.
- R. D. Laing

The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution,
is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley

With a parent, it's always guilt.
You want to be there, but you kind of also want to be here.
- Heather Locklear

The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how
much of it is experienced by the party he injured.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -
as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt:
God did it.
- Florence King

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked,
while your own conscience approved you,
and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
- Charlotte Bronte

I'm not doing my philanthropic work,
out of any kind of guilt,
or any need to create good public relations.
I'm doing it because I can afford to do it,
and I believe in it.
- George Soros

Canon law itself says for one case of guilt,
a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state.
One.
- Roger Mahony

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here,
but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that
you're having too good a time.
- Dennis Miller

We have made drugs an Olympic event.
It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even
the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
- Bill Toomey

I have a high guilt quotient.
A poem can go through as many as 50 or 60 drafts.
It can take from a day to two years-or longer.
- Rita Dove

But I don't believe in guilt by association.
- Marion Jones

Alas!
how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
- Ovid

The guilt of newborns is immense.
- Georg Trakl

Guilt always hurries towards its complement,
punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
- Lawrence Durrell

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed
or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
- Natalie Wood

Victims suggest innocence.
And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms,
suggests guilt.
- Susan Sontag

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
- Phil Donahue

Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt
is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up.
- Marge Kennedy

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

My parents are really well intended,
and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt.
Nobody wanted to talk about it.
But all I did was blame myself.
- Teri Hatcher

The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it,
is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.
- Kenneth L. Pike

'm really proud of it.
To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the
pecking order of the pack,
as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
- Dwight Yoakam

Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong
that we have the power to stop,
and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
- Anna Sewell

My mother should have been Jewish.
She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.
- Lorna Luft

No work or love will flourish out of guilt,
fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans
for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
- Alan Watts

A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.
- Hans Frank

I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal,
and merciful and loving God.
I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before
him for what I am going to do.
- Alex Campbell

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Guilt is a weird thing to me.
I don't have a lot of it.
- Andy Dick

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-Dreyfus

Allowing children to show their guilt,
show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
- Martha Beck

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
- Jane Austen

My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
- Franz Kafka

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves -
at what we did or did not do.
Resentment is anger directed at others -
at what they did or did not do.
- Peter McWilliams

I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt.
I was very happy just kissing people.
I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.
- Mira Sorvino

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same,
the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
- Henry Miller

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.
- Henry Fielding

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme.
I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone -
even when they're laughing.
I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
- Sophia Bush

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears.
The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
- Robert Blair

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel


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