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Guilt Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Guilt.

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

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
I forgive myself for judging me guilty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears.
The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet

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

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

I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would
vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature
but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt.
- Janet Reno

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

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

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

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

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

With a parent, it's always guilt.
You want to be there, but you kind of also want to be here.
- Heather Locklear

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here,
but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that
you're having too good a time.
- Dennis Miller

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

What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on -
is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

I'm not doing my philanthropic work,
out of any kind of guilt,
or any need to create good public relations.
I'm doing it because I can afford to do it,
and I believe in it.
- George Soros

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

My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
- Franz Kafka

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I don't believe in guilt by association.
- Marion Jones

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

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme.
I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone -
even when they're laughing.
I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
- Sophia Bush

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

The Ought-To Need-To Tango:
I am racked with the guilt and the pain of I should,
and I ought, and I can't, but I must.
I can't rest; I can't sleep; I'm just not understood,
and I hate that the world is unjust.
I have work; I have woes; I have troubles for life;
but I don't have a ME that I trust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about
the sins one is unable to commit.
- V. S. Pritchett

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

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

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

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

'm really proud of it.
To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the
pecking order of the pack,
as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
- Dwight Yoakam

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

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

The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how
much of it is experienced by the party he injured.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

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

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

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

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


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