guilt quotes

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

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.Hannah Arendt

Bosnia is under my skin. It's the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.Paddy Ashdown

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.Jane Austen

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.Augustine of Hippo

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.Roland Barthes

Too often the word 'prayer' induces guilt because we don't do enough of it. After all, I've never met anyone who said they pray too much! All of us fall short. And we often feel like our prayers fall flat.Mark Batterson

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

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

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

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.Erma Bombeck

I put Catholic guilt to work pretty good for a rich rock star.Bono

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

If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be.William Throsby Bridges

I am not racked with self-loathing. Some issues of guilt and shame, but I'm a pretty good guy.Marcus Brigstocke

Guilt is feeling bad about what you have done; shame is feeling bad about who you are - all it is, is muddling up things you have done with who you are.Marcus Brigstocke

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

Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.Brene Brown

I'm just going to say it: I'm pro-guilt. Guilt is good. Guilt helps us stay on track because it's about our behavior. It occurs when we compare something we've done - or failed to do - with our personal values.Brene Brown

Hmmm... cooking with wine? I usually drink wine while cooking... I do a good braised short ribs with cabernet, though. We're big red wine drinkers here. All that research showing that it's good for you takes the guilt away.Alafair Burke