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

When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back. (Woody Allen)

It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent. (Hannah Arendt)

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)

I always felt guilty. My whole life. (Ingrid Bergman)

Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow. (Horace Bushnell)

-Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking...
Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're 'in your head too much,' a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers. (Susan Cain)

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

No punishment is so terrible as prosperous guilt. (William Ellery Channing)

The guilty think all talk is of themselves. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. (Pema Chodron)

It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do. (Charles Eames)

You can bear anything - if it isn't your own fault. (Katharine Fullerton Gerould)

It's amazing how quickly guilt can kick in for the smallest, most meaningless things in our lives... Guilt is one of those emotions that we feel is telling us something important. Be aware that not every emotion, and certainly not every guilty feeling, is a rational one that has a purpose. (Dr. John Grohol)

Holding a goal in mind is inspirational and actually helpful to its accomplishment, because what is held in mind tends to actualize. However, it is a mistake to attack oneself with guilt for failing to achieve the ideal. (David R. Hawkins)

Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway. (Isabelle Holland)

Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment... On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean. (Aldous Huxley)

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

Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one's own actions or lack of action. (Audre Lorde)

I once told a fellow artist that it's hard spend time in my studio because I feel bad about leaving my dog! Just saying it out loud made me realize how ridiculous it was... (Dorothy Lorenze)

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'd feel bad if I had you come into a theater and you leave feeling ripped off. (Michael Moore)

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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

I accept that all photography is voyeuristic and exploitative, and obviously I live with my own guilt and conscience. It's part of the test and I don't have a problem with it. (Martin Parr)

It feels much nobler to feel guilty than resentful, and it takes more courage to express resentment than guilt. With expressing guilt you expect to pacify your opponent; with expressing resentment you might stir up hostility in him. (Fritz Perls)

We are on strike against the doctrine that life is guilt. (Ayn Rand)

Guilt is a rope that wears thin. (Ayn Rand)

We want to take action out of the desire to contribute to life rather than out of fear, guilt, shame, or obligation. (Marshall Rosenberg)

Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend, / Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behind, / With whips and stings. (Nicholas Rowe)

My conscience is crosswired with my sweat glands, but there's a short in the system and I break out over things I didn't do, which only makes me look more suspect. (David Sedaris)

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Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. (George Sewell)

So full of artless jealousy is guilt, / It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. (William Shakespeare)

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it. (Madame de Stael)

Successful guilt is the bane of society. (Publilius Syrus)

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. (Voltaire)

Guilt is universal. (Tennessee Williams)


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