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Guilt Quotes

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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

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

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.
I forgive myself for judging me guilty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

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

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

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

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

You have to learn to push the guilt
under the rug and move on,
otherwise it overwhelms you.
- the Woody Allen movie Match Point

Guilt for being rich,
and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough
and you have to go and get shot or something.
- John Lennon

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

All religions are the same:
Religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
- Cathy Ladman

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

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

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

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

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

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

You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.
- Roger McGough

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

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

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

There is no such thing as collective guilt.
- Kurt Waldheim

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

Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt,
because I left with three classes to go in the business
school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox.
- Tom Selleck

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

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

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

Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the
fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister,
and so he's got that guilt to live with.
- Donald Pleasence

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

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

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

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

If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours.
If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing,
then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.
- Raymond E. Feist

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 feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also
feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to.
And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
- Jim Carrey

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

My creativity and my political work are linked.
I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.
- Holly Near

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

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

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

To have guilt you've got to earn guilt,
but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have.
And that's what The Firebombing is about.
- James Dickey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt.
Guilt is a good reality check.
It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.
- Edward Burns

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

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

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

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their
children to do better and have a higher standard of living.
But I think there's too much guilt.
- Phil McGraw

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

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


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