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62 Guilt Quotes

Neither side is guiltless if its adversary is appointed judge. [Lat., Nulla manus belli, mutato judice, pura est.]

Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) Quotes , Source: Pharsalia (VII, 263)

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These false pretexts and varnished colours failing, Rare in thy guilt how foul must thou appear.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 901)

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I esteem death a trifle, if not caused by guilt. [Lat., Dum ne ob male facta peream, parvi aestimo.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Captivi (III, 5, 24)

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Nothing is more wretched that the mind of a man conscious of guilt. [Lat., Nihil est miserius quam animus hominis conscius.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Mostellaria (act III, 1, 13)

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How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 230)

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Haste, holy Friar, Haste, ere the sinner shall expire! Of all his guilt let him be shriven, And smooth his path from earth to heaven!

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (canto V, st. 22)

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The fearful face usually betrays great guilt. [Lat., Multa trepidus solet Detegere vultus.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Thyestes (CCCXXX)

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And then it started, like a guilty thing Upon a fearful summons.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Horatio at I, i)

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But mine, and mine I loved, and mine I praised, And mine that I was proud on--mine so much That I myself was to myself not mine, Valuing of her--why she, O, she is fall'n Into a pit of ink, that the wide sea Hath drops too few to wash her clean again, And salt too little which may season give To her foul tainted flesh!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato at IV, i)

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He who flees from trial confesses his guilt. [Lat., Fatetur facinus is qui judicum fugit.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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Let guilty men remember, their black deeds Do lean on crutches made of slender reeds.

John Webster Quotes , Source: The White Devil; or, Vittoria Corombona (act V, sc. 6)

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A land of levity is a land of guilt.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night VII, preface)

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The more sinful and guilty a person tends to feel, the less chance there is that he will be a happy, healthy, or law-abiding citizen. He will become a compulsive wrong-doer.

Dr. Albert Ellis Quotes

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Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.

Erma Bombeck Quotes

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Guilt is anything you did and fear others to know about

Mohammad Quotes

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It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.

Vauvenargues Quotes

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Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe Quotes

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One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller Quotes

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Without the spice of guilt, sin cannot be fully savored.

Alexander Chase Quotes

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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Guilt is always jealous.

John Ray Quotes

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He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.

Publilius Syrus Quotes

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Action and care will in time wear down the strongest frame, but guilt and melancholy are poisons of quick dispatch.

Thomas Paine Quotes

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