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Shame Quotes

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

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

Related topics: Values Self

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

 

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

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

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Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is a lust in man no charm can tame:
Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame:
On eagles wings immortal scandals fly,
while virtuous actions are born and die.
- William Harvey

The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries
throughout the country is a shame.
- Matthew Lesko

I seem to find different material every four to six
months and I frequently forget it which is a shame
because it would be nice to have a bigger library.
- Leo Kottke

I gave up shame a long time ago.
- John Lithgow

I never learned hate at home, or shame.
I had to go to school for that.
- Dick Gregory

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
- Pierre Corneille

Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.
- Tertullian

Acting is half shame, half glory.
Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
- John Gielgud

Honor and shame from no condition rise.
Act well your part: there all the honor lies.
- Alexander Pope

The Black skin is not a badge of shame,
but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
- Marcus Garvey

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Shame is the feeling you have when you agree with the
woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are.
- Carl Sandburg

Doubt is the brother of shame.
- Erik Erikson

Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment
for a child than beating.
- Samuel Richardson

We knew Chris Matthews had no shame.
Now we also know the king of TV ghouls has no souls.
- Michelle Malkin

Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
- John Dryden

The first draught serveth for health,
the second for pleasure, the third for shame,
and the fourth for madness.
- Anacharsis

Most of the groups I worked with 30 years ago are either dead or dead broke.
And it's a shame.
- Ronnie Spector

Above all, what socialist, without flushing with shame,
maintains he is not a revolutionary? We say:
none!.
- Johann Most

It is safest to be moderately base -
to be flexible in shame,
and to be always ready for what is generous,
good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
- Sydney Smith

I'd love to be in another film, but they haven't asked me.
I think it's a shame but the prospects of me doing
another one now are remote.
Please do campaign on my behalf.
- Julie Walters

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
- John Lyly

If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express,
we feel a sense of shame.
- Ugo Betti

I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the
market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.
- Michael C. Hall

It is quite time that our children were taught a little
more about their country,
for shame's sake.
- Henry Lawson

I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers;
rather,
compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.
- Kyan Douglas

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
- Horace

It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs.
I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are,
so that we could get involved in a different way.
- Davy Jones

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds
should be awake earlier than you.
- Abu Bakr

Well it's because the record companies are pumping
away with their commercial stuff.
I think it's a shame.
- Marian McPartland

To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue -
we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it,
And it's no longer sin.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

The public have neither shame or gratitude.
- William Hazlitt

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the
human condition there is no shame in being wrong,
only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros

Hard work without talent is a shame,
but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
- Robert Half

It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work.
He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours;
he can't make love for eight hours.
The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
- William Faulkner

Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki.
The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than
the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
- Jacob Bronowski

It didn't happen, but I feel fortunate for the two
chances we had and it's just a shame we didn't go to
a World Series for Cub fans.
- Ryne Sandberg

If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame;
for this is the only profit when we are dead.
You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
- Aeschylus

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
- Howard Zinn

It's a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.
- Marc Almond

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live
and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
but young men think it is,
and we were young.
- A. E. Housman

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting
rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.
- Louis Kronenberger

Tell the truth and shame the devil.
- Francois Rabelais

I was always the shame of the family -
the one Yankee who was actually born in the North.
- Randy Harrison

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly
extinguished in the heart;
nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
- Edmund Burke

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up.
They are ashamed of their language, institutions,
and of everything Irish.
- Douglas Hyde

Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on.
They have no shame.
They're like bull elks in a field.
- Tori Amos

It's a shame anyone had to lose that.
What a great rivalry.
- Mike Tice

False shame accompanies a man that is poor,
shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him;
shame is with poverty,
but confidence with wealth.
- Hesiod

It's a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing -
in art,
in pop - we'll ever do.
And it would be good to sit around and talk about it.
- Gary Kemp

The only shame is to have none.
- Blaise Pascal

From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not
this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.
- John Updike

It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because
they work harder than everybody else.
- Jennifer Lopez

You can cry, ain't no shame in it.
- Will Smith

Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly,
shame on us for allowing it.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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

Ignorance makes most men go into a political party,
and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
- Edward F. Halifax

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
- Randall Terry

Nobody can stop you but you.
And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself.
- Damon Wayans

When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a
self-made man in America?
- Glenn Beck

I think sometimes all the charities are doing is mopping up the blood.
It's a shame.
- Thom Yorke

Warren Spector is amazing, and his team is as good as any in the business.
Shame to see all the revenues from their game entangled
with all the madness of the Dallas office.
- Mike Wilson


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