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As soon as she (woman) begins to be ashamed of what she ought not, she will not be ashamed of what she ought. [Lat., Nae simul pudere quod non oportet coeperit; quod oportet non pudebit.]

Titus Livy Quotes , Source: Annales (XXXIV, 4)

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential.

Willard Gaylen Quotes

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Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.

John Lyly Quotes

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I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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Shame is an ornament of the young; a disgrace of the old.

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A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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The guilty catch themselves

Proverb Quotes

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The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others; And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.

Lao Tzu Quotes

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Sin hath the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for its wages

Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Quotes

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Shame is pride's cloak.

William Blake Quotes

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Money was made, not to command our will, But all our lawful pleasures to fulfill. Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey; The horse doth with the horseman away.

Dorothy Parker Quotes

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The only shame is to have none

Blaise Pascal Quotes

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Doubt is the brother of shame.

Ugo Betti Quotes

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Shame is an ornament of the young; a disgrace of the old.

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A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsec. 6)

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Less shame a greater fault would palliate. [Lat., Maggior difetto men vergogna lava.]

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Inferno (XXX, 142)

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Love taught him shame; and shame, with love at strife, Soon taught the sweet civilities of life.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Cymon and Iphigenia (l. 133)

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The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom, is--to die.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. XXIV)

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If yet not lost to all the sense of shame.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. VI, l. 350), (Pope's translation)

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The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty. [Lat., Pessimus quidem pudor vel est parsimoniae vel frugalitatis.]

Titus Livy Quotes , Source: Annales (XXXIV, 4)

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I am not ashamed that these reproaches can be cast upon us, and that they can not be repelled. [Lat., Pudet haec opprobria nobis Et dici potuisse et non potuisse repelli.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (bk. I, 758)

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