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62 Guilt Quotes

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves.

Peter McWilliams Quotes

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Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

Coco Chanel Quotes

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He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.

Charles James Fox Quotes

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Every guilty person is his own hangman.

Seneca Quotes

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The guilty think all talk is of themselves

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes

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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 Quotes , Source: The House of Seven Gables--The Flight of Two Owls

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Those who guilt stains it equals. [Lat., Facinus quos inquinat aequat.]

Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) Quotes , Source: Pharsalia (V, 290)

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It is base to filch a purse, daring to embezzle a million, but it is great beyond measure to steal a crown. The sin lessens as the guilt increases.

Johann Von Schiller Quotes

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Jews don't go to confession. They don't want to relieve the guilt. screenwriter of FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

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The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.

Victor Hugo Quotes

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Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong

Tryon Edwards Quotes

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Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience. [Lat., Exemplo quodcumque malo committitur, ipsi Displicet auctori. Prima est haec ultio, quod se Judice nemo nocens absolvitur.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 1)

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Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt! [Heu! quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (II, 447)

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He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will. [Lat., Haud est nocens, quicumque non sponte est nocens.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Hercules Oetoeus (886)

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A guilty conscience never feels secure.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed. [Lat., In ipsa dubitatione facinus inest, etiamsi ad id non pervererint.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (III, 8)

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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Men's minds are too ingenious in palliating guilt in themselves. [Lat., Ingenia humana sunt ad suam cuique levandam culpam nimio plus facunda.]

Titus Livy Quotes , Source: Annales (XXVIII, 25)

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Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway

Isabelle Holland Quotes

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Guilt is abscent when the act is justified.

Andrew Sandlin Quotes

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Guilt is always jealous

John Ray Quotes

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However boldly their warm blood was spilt, Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt; And this they knew and felt, at least the one, The leader of the hand he had undone,-- Who, born for better things, had madly set His life upon a cast, which linger'd yet.

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However boldly their warm blood was spilt, Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt; And this they knew and felt, at least the one, The leader of the hand he had undone,-- Who, born for better things, had madly set His life upon a cast, which linger'd yet.

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Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty.

Ulysses Simpson Grant Quotes , Source: indorsement of a letter relating to the Whiskey Ring

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How guilt once harbour'd in the conscious breast, Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Irene (act IV, sc, 8)

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