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Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails, And each by turns his aching heart assails.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (bk. III, Transformation of Actoeon, l. 73), (Addison's translation)

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I count him lost, who is lost to shame. [Lat., Nam ego illum periisse duco, cui quidem periit pudor.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Bacchides (III, 3, 80)

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O shame, where is thy blush?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, iv)

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Mort de ma vie! all is confounded, all! Reproach and everlasting shame Sits mocking in our plumes.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (Dauphin at IV, v)

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He was not born to shame. Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit; For 'tis a throne where honor may be crowned Sole monarch of the universal earth.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at III, ii)

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We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinion, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Man and Superman (act I)

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The most curious offspring of shame is shyness.

Sydney Smith Quotes , Source: Lecture on the Evil Affections

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If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

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Common sense hides shame.

Gaelic Proverb Quotes

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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.

Seneca Quotes

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I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!

Louis Armstrong Quotes

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