Quotes by shame

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  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burton
    English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
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    A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
    Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy Part I, sect. 2,3,6
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Shame is the feeling you have when you agree with the woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are.
  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
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    A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our lives will be filled with anguish and shame.
    Source: Nobel acceptance speech (1986)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    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.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    Avoid shame but do not seek glory - nothing so expensive as glory.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    Because Impudence is a Vice, it does not follow that Modesty is a Virtue; it is built upon Shame, a Passion in our Nature, and may be either Good or Bad according to the Actions perform'd from that Motive.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees Remark C, p. 65
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    But somewhere within each of us, buried at varying depths depending on the age and degree of neglect or abuse, shame or coercion we endured, there is a resistant, daydreaming, rebellious, creative, unique child -- a true self who is waiting.
    Source: Revolution from Within (2012) 98
  • Ellen Key
    Ellen Key
    Zweeds writer 1849-1926
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    Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Damn the subjunctive. It brings all our writers to shame.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
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