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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

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

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

 

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

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

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal,
and merciful and loving God.
I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before
him for what I am going to do.
- Alex Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have never smuggled anything in my life.
Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
- John Steinbeck

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


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