Quotations on Shame

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If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field.
- Tori Amos
(Keywords: Right, Shame, Sleep)

Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Time, Shame, Worry)

Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Survival, Countries, France, Ireland, Nation, Pride, Shame, Support)

We are always going to be influenced by America... I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys.
- Bryan Brown
(Keywords: America, Boys, Shame, Word)

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Keywords: Life, Blush, Fire, Girls, Gnats, Shame, Wishing)

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Heart, Virtue, Moderation, Shame, Will)

We are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any Congress since at least 1948. And that is even before I was born. So far, we are in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we have only had 26 voting days in this body. That is a shame.
- Jim Cooper
(Keywords: Body, Congress, Day, Shame, Voting)

We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.
- George Crook
(Keywords: Civilization, Country, Force, Laws, Past, Question, Shame, Will)

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
- Bob Dole
(Keywords: Confusion, Name, Names, Profit, Shame, Will)

I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.
- Kyan Douglas
(Keywords: Love, Fear, Compassion, Shame, Teachers, Understanding)

Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
- John Dryden
(Keywords: Body, Shame, Spirit)

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
- Marcus Garvey
(Keywords: Greatness, Shame, Skin, Symbol)

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
- Jean Genet
(Keywords: People, Shame, Wind)

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
- Robert Half
(Keywords: Work, Talent, Hard work, Shame, Tragedy)

It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel.
- Ben Harper
(Keywords: Love, Power, Heart, Blind, Eyes, Hate, Man, Nothing, Pride, Shame, Will)

I was always the shame of the family - the one Yankee who was actually born in the North.
- Randy Harrison
(Keywords: Family, Shame, Yankee)

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
- Horace
(Keywords: Fools, Shame, Wounds)

Amin is the shame of the whole world. The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Keywords: War, Fact, Hypocrisy, Shame, World)

It's a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing - in art, in pop - we'll ever do. And it would be good to sit around and talk about it.
- Gary Kemp
(Keywords: Art, Shame, Talk)

Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
- Paul Klee
(Keywords: Beauty, First, Light, Shame, Will, Woman)

Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed, and collects the wages of shame even from the poor.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Justice, Poor, Shame, Wages)

The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries throughout the country is a shame.
- Matthew Lesko
(Keywords: Country, Libraries, Shame, Support)

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Keywords: Nature, Virtue, Actions, May, Modesty, Motive, Passion, Shame, Vice)

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
- Karl A. Menninger
(Keywords: Intelligence, Anger, Fear, Desire, Hate, Ignorance, Shame, Voice)

Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
- Mark Millar
(Keywords: America, Shame, Writing)

If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.
- Tenzing Norgay
(Keywords: Man, Shame, Will)

The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
- John Owen
(Keywords: Custom, Sense, Shame, World)

What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Jealousy, Pain, Shame, Vanity)

Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
- George Sand
(Keywords: Heart, Blush, Joy, Reason, Regret, Shame, Struggle, Suffering)

It didn't happen, but I feel fortunate for the two chances we had and it's just a shame we didn't go to a World Series for Cub fans.
- Ryne Sandberg
(Keywords: Fans, Shame, World)

Shame is the feeling you have when you agree with the woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are.
- Carl Sandburg
(Keywords: Feeling, Man, Shame, Woman)

I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not.
- Brooke Shields
(Keywords: Feelings, Control, Hope, Healing, Help, Shame, Treatment, Will)

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros
(Keywords: Being, Mistakes, Shame, Understanding, Wrong)

To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue - we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it, And it's no longer sin.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne
(Keywords: Kiss, Virtue, Shame, Sin)

The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Keywords: Blush, Defiance, Shame, Woman)

But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame.
- Julie Taymor
(Keywords: Movies, Nature, Deep, Man, Shakespeare, Shame, Violence)

We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
- Neil Tennant
(Keywords: People, Idea, Hope, Gay, Hate, Sexuality, Shame, World)

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Keywords: Men, Brother, Shame, Whisper)

I was trying to protect my wife, I was trying to protect myself from shame, and I really regret it.
- Anthony Weiner
(Keywords: Wife, Regret, Shame, Trying)

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Books, Shame, World)

People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s. Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?
- Robert Wyatt
(Keywords: People, Shame, Wishing)

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
- Muhammad Yunus
(Keywords: People, Financial, Population, Shame, Today, World)

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Death, Food, Strength, Bravery, Injury, Numbers, Right, Shame, Trying, Wrong)









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