Shame Quotes

Some quotes about shame

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Benjamin Franklin
The only shame is to have none.
Blaise Pascal
Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
Brene Brown
Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.
Alice Munro
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Confucius
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
Horace
Shame is a soul eating emotion.
C.G. Jung
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
Charles Dickens
What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Shame isn’t a quiet grey cloud, shame is a drowning man who claws his way on top of you, scratching and tearing your skin, pushing you under the surface.
Kirsty Eagar
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
Hesiod
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
Plato
Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
John Lyly
When ghetto living seems normal, you have no shame, no privacy.
Malcolm X
The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
Marcus Garvey
Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.
Brené Brown
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Randall Terry
The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
Pierre Corneille
I am ashamed of anyone who has eyes and still can’t see.
Kathryn Lasky
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
In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.
Sallust
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Howard Zinn
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
Michel de Montaigne
Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.
Tertullian
Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride.
Anne-Marie Slaughter
You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame.
Ted Allen
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
William Cowper
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Robert Half
Doubt is the brother of shame.
Erik Erikson
There is no shame like poor shame. It can make you warm and charming, bitter and resentful, all at once.
Beth Ditto
For some reason, I was born without a sense of embarrassment or shame.
Jason Segel
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Oscar Wilde
I gave up shame a long time ago.
John Lithgow
Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.
Moby
Once they know they’ve got a hold of your shame, they can shake it out and hold it up for the all world to see. And you become less than it. You become something disgusting.
Kirsty Eagar
Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?
Saint Basil
If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.
Tenzing Norgay

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