Quotes: guilt

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  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    Acts that proceed from your calm center are always more effective than acts that proceed from fear, guilt, or anger.
  • Florence King
    Florence King
    American Author, Critic 1936-
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    Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast.
  • Peter Bechmann
    Peter Bechmann
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    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.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
    Source: Letter to Abigail Adams, 19-05-1794
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    Guilt and defensiveness are bricks in a wall against which we all flounder; they serve none of our futures.
    Source: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1990) 124
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one's own actions or lack of action.
    Source: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (2012) 130
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    Swiss-American psychiatrist 1926-2004
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    Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    English novelist 1835-1915
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    Guilt soon learns to lie.
  • Robert South
    Robert South
    English churchman
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    Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.
  • Charles James Fox
    Charles James Fox
    British statesman 1749-1806
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    He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
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