Guilt Quotes

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1. “People pontificate, "Suicide is selfishness." Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call in a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reason: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one's audience with one's mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it - suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what's selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching.”

Tags : Death Guilt Selfishness Suffering Suicide
Source : Cloud Atlas

2. “We have an obligation to feel guilty." The words came out of her lips as if she were reciting an elegy. "Guilty. Because we kill the ones we love.”

Tags : Death Guilt Obligations Sadness Sorrow
Source : Trust: A New Beginning

3. “The two main criminals are France and the United States. They owe Haiti enormous reparations because of actions going back hundreds of years. If we could ever get to the stage where somebody could say, 'We're sorry we did it,' that would be nice. But if that just assuages guilt, it's just another crime. To become minimally civilized, we would have to say, 'We carried out and benefited from vicious crimes. A large part of the wealth of France comes from the crimes we committed against Haiti, and the United States gained as well. Therefore we are going to pay reparations to the Haitian people.' Then you will see the beginnings of civilization.”

Tags : American Imperialism Apologies Civilisation Crime France French Imperialism Guilt Haiti History Imperialism Reparations United States Wealth
Author : Noam Chomsky
Source : Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

4. “You have a good heart and you think the good thing is to be guilty and kind but it's not always kind to be gentle and soft, there's a genuine violence softness and kindness visit on people. Sometimes self-interested is the most generous thing you can be. ”

Tags : Guilt Selfishness
Author : Tony Kushner
Source : Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

5. “She has committed no crime, she has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with. She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance, but I cannot pity her: she is white. She knew full well the enormity of her offense, but because her desires were stronger than the code she was breaking, she persisted in breaking it. She persisted, and her subsequent reaction is something that all of us have known at one time or another. She did something every child has done-she tried to put the evidence of her offense away from her. But in this case she was no child hiding stolen contraband: she struck out at her victim-of necessity she must put him away from her-he must be removed from her presence, from this world. She must destroy the evidence of her offense.”

Tags : Guilt Institutions Society
Author : Harper Lee
Source : To Kill a Mockingbird

6. “I've got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts - you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn't do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.”

Tags : Depression Guilt Insomnia Regret Self Loathing
Author : D.D. Barant
Source : Dying Bites

7. “He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”

Tags : Americans Chocolate Chocolate Cake Connotations Food French Guilt Politics Semantics Word Association
Source : In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

8. “[T]his readiness to assume the guilt for the threats to our environment is deceptively reassuring: We like to be guilty since, if we are guilty, it all depends on us. We pull the strings of the catastrophe, so we can also save ourselves simply by changing our lives. What is really hard for us (at least in the West) to accept is that we are reduced to the role of a passive observer who sits and watches what our fate will be. To avoid this impotence, we engage in frantic, obsessive activities. We recycle old paper, we buy organic food, we install long-lasting light bulbs—whatever—just so we can be sure that we are doing something. We make our individual contribution like the soccer fan who supports his team in front of a TV screen at home, shouting and jumping from his seat, in the belief that this will somehow influence the game's outcome.”

Tags : 2010 2010 Eruptions Eyjafjallajokul 2010 Fifa World Cup Catastrophe Environment Environmentalism Fatalism Fate Football Global Warming Guilt Impotence Organic Food Paper Recycling Reassurance Recycling Television

9. “It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.”

Tags : Condemnation Guilt Innocence Judgment Justice Mercy Reasonable Doubt Verdict
Author : Voltaire
Source : Zadig

10. “Because no retreat from the world can mask what is in your face.”

Tags : Elphaba Guilt Remorse Sorrow Witch
Source : Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

11. “Attitude Is EverythingWe live in a culture that is blind to betrayal and intolerant of emotional pain. In New Age crowds here on the West Coast, where your attitude is considered the sole determinant of the impact an event has on you, it gets even worse.In these New Thought circles, no matter what happens to you, it is assumed that you have created your own reality. Not only have you chosen the event, no matter how horrible, for your personal growth. You also chose how you interpret what happened—as if there are no interpersonal facts, only interpretations.The upshot of this perspective is that your suffering would vanish if only you adopted a more evolved perspective and stopped feeling aggrieved. I was often kindly reminded (and believed it myself), “there are no victims.” How can you be a victim when you are responsible for your circumstances?When you most need validation and support to get through the worst pain of your life, to be confronted with the well-meaning, but quasi-religious fervor of these insidious half-truths can be deeply demoralizing. This kind of advice feeds guilt and shame, inhibits grieving, encourages grandiosity and can drive you to be alone to shield your vulnerability.”

Tags : Attitude Bad Advice Betrayal Blind To Betrayal Demoralizing Emotional Pain False Perspective Guilt Half Truths Insidious Intolerance Invalidation Positive Attitude Ptsd Responsibility Shame Stigma Suffering Trauma Traumatic Traumatization Traumatized Unsupportive Victimhood

12. “The shame, embarrassment, feeling of low self-worth, and scores of "labels" we give ourselves are not fitting. I am beginning to see how I had no control over the situation. He was a big man, I was a little boy.”

Tags : Blame Clergy Abuse Guilt Healing Journey Onion Painful Priest Priest Abuse Protection Psychologist Psychotherapy Rape Recovery Regret Sexdual Abuse Sexual Assault Survivor Therapy Victim
Source : In the Shadow of the Cross

13. “It wasn't a sign of weakness to tell what happened to me. I feel guilt no longer, only regret. The other emotions are coming around too. How much further do I need to go? I'm not sure, but there is comfort in the fact that I am in the hands of expert guides, both in the doctor's office and at home with Sue.”

Tags : Clergy Abuse Guilt Healing Journey Onion Painful Priest Priest Abuse Protection Psychologist Psychotherapy Rape Recovery Regret Sexdual Abuse Sexual Assault Survivor Survivors Of Abuse Therapy Victim
Source : In the Shadow of the Cross

14. “As I let it out, layer by layer, Dr. Driscoll helped with the bumps and valleys. He knew just how much to draw out of me and how much I could handle. He is such an expert in his profession. He told me that the guilt I was feeling was not guilt, but regret. Guilt is a good thing. It is a mechanism by which we shouldn't make the same mistake twice. If you do something questionable, then the next chance you get to do it, guilt should stop you. I had no guilt. I had regrets, many regrets, but no guilt. It took some convincing, but he prevailed. There was always a nagging in my head, that if only I had had the guts to kill Neary myself, it would have stopped him from harming others, but that was not to be as a small boy. It does hurt that, maybe, just maybe, if I had carried out one of my many plans to kill him and myself then I could have saved victims younger than I. As victims come forward from almost all the churches where he served—and some are twenty—five plus years my junior—I feel that they would have been spared, if only I hadn't chickened out as a boy. Therein lies the answer; I was a little boy, a ten—year—old boy. Other victims of Neary were as young as six.”

Tags : Blame Clergy Abuse Guilt Healing Journey Onion Painful Priest Priest Abuse Protection Psychologist Psychotherapy Rape Recovery Regret Sexdual Abuse Sexual Assault Survivor Therapy Victim
Source : In the Shadow of the Cross

15. “Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”

Tags : Allies Belief Believing Friends Friendships Friendships And Love Guilt Haters Honesty Innocence Judgment Love Love And Friendship Loyalty Opposition Relationship Suspicion Trust Trusting Truth Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

16. “The cases described in this section (The Fear of Being) may seem extreme, but I have become convinced that they are not as uncommon as one would think. Beneath the seemingly rational exterior of our lives is a fear of insanity. We dare not question the values by which we live or rebel against the roles we play for fear of putting our sanity into doubt. We are like the inmates of a mental institution who must accept its inhumanity and insensitivity as caring and knowledgeableness if they hope to be regarded as sane enough to leave. The question who is sane and who is crazy was the theme of the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The question, what is sanity? was clearly asked in the play Equus.The idea that much of what we do is insane and that if we want to be sane, we must let ourselves go crazy has been strongly advanced by R.D. Laing. In the preface to the Pelican edition of his book The Divided Self, Laing writes: "In the context of our present pervasive madness that we call normality, sanity, freedom, all of our frames of reference are ambiguous and equivocal." And in the same preface: "Thus I would wish to emphasize that our 'normal' 'adjusted' state is too often the abdication of ecstasy, the betrayal of our true potentialities; that many of us are only too successful in acquiring a false self to adapt to false realities."Wilhelm Reich had a somewhat similar view of present-day human behavior. Thus Reich says, "Homo normalis blocks off entirely the perception of basic orgonotic functioning by means of rigid armoring; in the schizophrenic, on the other hand, the armoring practically breaks down and thus the biosystem is flooded with deep experiences from the biophysical core with which it cannot cope." The "deep experiences" to which Reich refers are the pleasurable streaming sensations associated with intense excitation that is mainly sexual in nature. The schizophrenic cannot cope with these sensations because his body is too contracted to tolerate the charge. Unable to "block" the excitation or reduce it as a neurotic can, and unable to "stand" the charge, the schizophrenic is literally "driven crazy."But the neurotic does not escape so easily either. He avoids insanity by blocking the excitation, that is, by reducing it to a point where there is no danger of explosion, or bursting. In effect the neurotic undergoes a psychological castration. However, the potential for explosive release is still present in his body, although it is rigidly guarded as if it were a bomb. The neurotic is on guard against himself, terrified to let go of his defenses and allow his feelings free expression. Having become, as Reich calls him, "homo normalis," having bartered his freedom and ecstasy for the security of being "well adjusted," he sees the alternative as "crazy." And in a sense he is right. Without going "crazy," without becoming "mad," so mad that he could kill, it is impossible to give up the defenses that protect him in the same way that a mental institution protects its inmates from self-destruction and the destruction of others.”

Tags : Bioenergetics Emotion Fear Guilt Life Living Neurosis Repression Sexuality Therapy
Source : Fear of Life

17. “So full of artless jealousy is guilt,It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”

Tags : Guilt Jealousy
Source : Hamlet

18. “I can learn to live with guilt. I don't care about being good.”

Tags : Bad Choices Good Guilt Life
Author : Holly Black
Source : Red Glove

19. “Oh, Myr," he chokes out. "I hate having to ask this of you..."He glances towards the car again, and I crouch down in the shadows, hoping it's too dark for him to see whether the window is open or closed. The woman pats his arm, cradling her hand against his elbow."You know I'd do anything for you and Hil," she says. I like her voice. It's throaty and rich."You'd do anything?" my father repeats numbly. "Even now? After -?""Even now," the woman says firmly.”

Tags : Absence Asking Fear Forgiveness Guilt Help Kindness Love Past Request
Source : Double Identity

20. “It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.”

Tags : Afraid Being Strong Burden Discernment Fear Guilt Insecure Insecurity Judgment Secrecy Secure Security Strength Strength And Courage Strength Of Character Uncertainty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

21. “Phaedra keeps saying she's being selfish. That she hates herself for it, but she does it anyway. She can't deny herself what she wants, even if it brings about her downfall and his." "And have you learned anything from our literary parallel?" "Not really, I keep thinking that she would do it all over again if there were a chance...a chance that it could go right. Even if 99 times out of a 100 the story ends badly, it's worth it if only once she gets a happy ending.”

Tags : Chance Chance And Fortune Desire Garrick Guilt Hope Literary Losing It Phaedra Self Hatred Shame Want
Author : Cora Carmack
Source : Losing It

22. “Kasoro za Uzi zilizofanya zisitumiwe tena na kikosi cha usalama cha rais wa Marekani ni kutokuwa na shabaha imara katika umbali mfupi (hutawanya risasi na huleta madhara makubwa katika umbali mfupi hivyo kuweza kudhuru hata watu wasiokuwa na hatia) na kutokuwa na uwezo wa kutoboa kinga ya risasi dhidi ya magaidi wanaotumia mavazi ya kuzuia risasi, wanaotishia usalama wa rais wa Marekani. Gaidi mwenye mavazi ya kuzuia risasi aliweza kumdhuru rais kwa maana ya USSS kushindwa kumdhibiti. Badala yake, sasa USSS wanatumia FNP90 – zenye uwezo wa kutoboa kinga ya risasi, na ambazo hazileti madhara makubwa katika umbali mfupi na katika umbali mrefu. Bunduki hizi, zenye uwezo wa kubeba risasi 100 katika chemba zake mbili za Kampuni ya Beta ('Century Magazines'), zilitumiwa na magaidi wa Kolonia Santita dhidi ya Vijana wa Tume na dhidi ya polisi wa Tume ya Dunia ya Kudhibiti Madawa ya Kulevya.”

Tags : American President Beta Company Bullets Chemba Za Karne Disadvantages Fnp90 Gaidi Guilt Hatia Kasoro Kinga Ya Risasi Kolonia Santita Madhara Mavazi Police Polisi Rais Wa Marekani Risasi 100 Security Target Terrorist Umbali Mfupi Usalama Uzi

23. “AIDS would have claimed fewer lives if we had publicly recommended what I wish to call ‘The Presumption of Sickness,’ i.e., the principle that whomever we are about to sleep with is HIV-positive until proven HIV-negative.”

Tags : Abstain Abstinence Aids Celibacy Celibate Condom Condoms Contraception Dead Death Guilt Guilty Hiv Hiv Negative Hiv Positive Innocence Innocent Presumption Presumption Of Innocence Sex Std Stds Sti Stis

24. “I didn't need his criticism. I carried enough guilt on my own. I had done everything wrong. I had the highest marks in school but couldn't master common sense.”

Tags : Common Sense Criticism Fear Guilt Joana Ruta Sepetys Salt To The Sea Shame Wrong Choices
Author : Ruta Sepetys
Source : Salt to the Sea

25. “No Son [. . .] Not a traitor to your country. Much worse. A traitor to your soul.”

Tags : Advice Corruption Deceit Dishonor Father Florian Guilt Honor Ruta Sepetys Salt To The Sea Traitor Traitor To The Soul Warning
Author : Ruta Sepetys
Source : Salt to the Sea

26. “Feelings of guilt are the worst punishment. You are being punished by yourself.”

Tags : Debasish Mridha M D Feelings Of Guilt Guilt Inspirational Mridha Philosophy Punishment Quotes

27. “Odakle dolazi dojam da je Crkva lakše izlazila na kraj s krivcima-počiniteljima negoli s nedužnim žrtvama? Nije li naša kristologija toliko pretjerano determinirana soteriološki da više niti ne dopušta teodicejsko pitanje (na koje se niti može dati odgovor niti ga se može zaboraviti)?”

Tags : Christology Church Guilt Innocent Soteriology Theodicy Victims
Source : Memoria passionis: Ein provozierendes Gedächtnis in pluralistischer Gesellschaft

28. “Christianity is constantly in danger of being hijacked by people who act out in hatred - by people who will not even hear the cries of their victims, let alone own up to their guilt.”

Tags : Christianity Constantly Cries Danger Guilt Hatred Hijacked Victims
Source : Demonspawn

29. “Sometimes "No" is the kindest word.”

Tags : Guilt Kind Words Kindness Saying No Saying No Is Okay Self Respect

30. “So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis”

Tags : Abuse Abusive Blame Child Abuse Childhood Abuse Courage Emotional Abuse Guilt Healing Innocence Lies Reality Recovery Relationships Responsibility Sexual Abuse Shame Survivor Victim
Author : Ellen Bass
Source : The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

31. “Ravished is a nice word found in sentimental novel. Between us, Moran, the word that stuck in my mind like shit to the bottom of a shoe was fucked.”

Tags : Guilt Sexual Abuse Thomas Moran
Author : Norman Lock
Source : The Port-Wine Stain

32. “After reading Burgum, [Patricia Highsmith] wrote in her cahier that, like Kafka, she felt she was a pessimist, unable to formulate a system in which an individual could believe in God, government or self. Again like Kafka, she looked into the great abyss which separated the spiritual and the material and saw the terrifying emptiness, the hollowness, at the heart of every man, a sense of alienation she felt compelled to explore in her fiction. As her next hero, she would take an architect, 'a young man whose authority is art and therefore himself,' who when he murders, 'feels no guilt or even fear when he thinks of legal retribution'. The more she read of Kafka the more she felt afraid as she came to realise, 'I am so similar to him.”

Tags : Abyss Alienation Art Authority Autism Belief Emptiness Explore Fear Fiction Gog Government Guilt Heart Hollowness Individual Kafka Material Murder Pessimism Pessimist Retribution Self Spiritual Terrifying
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

33. “The book argues that even though many cases have been held up as classic examples of modern American “witch hunts,” none of them fits that description. McMartin certainly comes close. But a careful examination of the evidence presented at trial demonstrates why, in my view, a reasonable juror could vote for conviction, as many did in this case. Other cases that have been painted as witch-hunts turn out to involve significant, even overwhelming, evidence of guilt. There are a few cases to the contrary, but even those are more complicated than the witch-hunt narrative allows. In short, there was not, by any reasonable measure, an epidemic of “witch hunts” in the 1980s. There were big mistakes made in how some cases were handled, particularly in the earliest years. But even in those years there were cases such as those of Frank Fuster and Kelly Michaels that, I believe, were based on substantial evidence but later unfairly maligned as having no evidentiary support.”

Tags : Abuse Child Abuse Child Molesters Child Rape Child Sexual Abuse Crime Day Care Epidemic Evidence False Allegation Frank Fuster Guilt Guilty Judge Juror Jury Kelly Michaels Maniuplation Media Not Guilty Overwhelming Evidence Reality Ritual Abuse Sexual Abuse Society Denial Trial Witch Hunt Witchhunt
Author : Ross Cheit
Source : The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

34. “Abuse manipulates and twists a child’s natural sense of trust and love. Her innocent feelings are belittled or mocked and she learns to ignore her feelings. She can’t afford to feel the full range of feelings in her body while she’s being abused—pain, outrage, hate, vengeance, confusion, arousal. So she short-circuits them and goes numb. For many children, any expression of feelings, even a single tear, is cause for more severe abuse. Again, the only recourse is to shut down. Feelings go underground.”

Tags : Abuse Child Abuse Guilt Healing Innocence Love Manipulation Repressed Feelings Shame Trust
Author : Laura Davis
Source : Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

35. “Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness destructive of communication; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection for changelessness.”

Tags : Action Anger Black Feminism Feminism Guilt Oppression
Author : Audre Lorde
Source : Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

36. “In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”

Tags : Accusation Assumption Bias Blame Extroversion Extroverts Fear Guilt Innocence Introversion Introverts Judgment Judgmental Judgmentality People Skepticism Social Norms Society Unconscious Mind
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

37. “WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES when we go against our instincts? What are the consequences of not speaking out? What are the consequences of guilt, shame, and doubt?”

Tags : Consequence Consequences Doubt Guilt Instinct Instincts Shame Speaking Out Voice
Source : When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

38. “In the end, it was the secrets that held me hostage and fuelled my depression, but, once released, emancipation - from fear, shame, guilt and judgement - was finally possible.”

Tags : Abuse Depression Emancipation Fear Guilt Inspirational Quotes Secrets Shame Silence Speaking Out Truth
Author : B.G. Bowers
Source : Death and Life

39. “I felt like I needed to comfort both the little girl inside me and my mother, assuring them that neither of them could have prevented the rape. I didn't want my mother to blame herself and I didn't want to blame the little girl inside of me for not speaking up at the age of six.”

Tags : Awareness Blame Child Abuse Survivor Child Molestation Erin Merryn Guilt Parenting Parents Rape Survivor Shame Speaking Out Trigger Trigger Warning
Author : Erin Merryn
Source : Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

40. “Colour outside the lines, live outside the box. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do, or not. Don’t be afraid, listen to your heart. Heaven is a state of being – of one-ness, and Hell is a state of being – lost. We simply need to live as we best define ourselves, find our own ways of being who we are in our world. There is no requirement - only freedom of choice. We should not be judged if we are doing what we think best according to our perceptions at any given time. Guilt should be discarded, moved beyond - what matters is who we choose to be in the next moment, given what we might have learned. We continually create ourselves anew. Forgiving someone is a great way to show love, and forgive yourself too for the hurt you held onto far too long. Take back the energy you have wasted on these things and reclaim your power to be your next best self. Honour the past but refresh, expand, renew, fulfill. Heaven is within us, always reachable.”

Tags : Afraid Createm Held Onto Energy Forgiveness Freedom Of Choice Fulfill Guilt Heart Heaven Hell Honour Judged Love Past Power Renew Wasted
Author : Jay Woodman

41. “one of the central themes associated with developing a sense of authenticity involves inventing plausible narratives of self. For instance, Charles Taylor (1992) argues that the modern desire for authenticity is often prompted by a feeling that our life is shattered and it is difficult, if not impossible, to piece our life together in a meaningful way. He suggests that reclaiming authenticity would entail the provision of a space where we can once again craft coherent narratives that bind our life together.”

Tags : Authenticity Guilt Narrative Self
Author : André Spicer
Source : Guilty lives: The authenticity trap at work

42. “I am against justice … whenever it is carried out by a mob.”

Tags : Against Anti At Fault Criminal Delinquent Errant Erring Guilty Innocent Murder Peccant Presumption Of Guilt Presumption Of Innocence Rape Raped Rapes Raping Sinful Thieves Witch Witchcraft Witches

43. “Peace is a place of unhindered enjoyment of friendship beyond guilt, suspicion, blame of inferiority”

Tags : Enjoyment Faith Faith Quotes Friendship Friendship Quotes Guilt Peace Righteousness Romans 5 1 Suspicion
Source : The Mirror Bible

44. “God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his life yet went a lifetime consciously, willingly never loving anyone but himself may then be subject to harsher judgment than the extreme mental patient. It might be so that God will stand for the weak and question the strong.”

Tags : Apologetics Awareness Cognition Discernment Ego Evil God Good And Evil Guilt Healthy Heart Humility Judgment Liability Love Mercy Murder Psychopath Resistance Sane Self Worship Selfishness Stability Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

45. “Feel what it's like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you'll forever think twice before wasting food.”

Tags : Awareness Blessings Conscience Experience Famine Food Granted Guarantee Guilt Hunger Responsibility Starvation Take For Granted Wastefulness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

46. “It's funny how guilty people start to question your spirituality and education only because they have nothing to say that will justify their faults.”

Tags : Guilt Guilty
Author : J.B. Albano

47. “Looks sure can be deceiving: not every ‘ugly’ person is a ‘bad’ person (or is guilty of whatever it is that they are accused of).”

Tags : Accusation Accuse Accused Beautiful Beauty Character Conviction Court Court Of Law Deceive Deception Good Guilt Guilty Innocence Innocent Jail Law Looks Looks Can Be Deceiving Person Personality Presumption Of Innocence Prison Sentence Ugliness Ugly

48. “You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created to be victorious.”

Tags : Ashamed Condemened Defeated Depressed Depression Empowering Quotes Guilt Guilty Hopeful Inspirational Mental Health Mental Illness Motivational Positive Attitude Purpose Purpose Of Life Recovery Recovery Quotes Shame Survivors Thriver Victor Victorious Worthless Worthlessness
Author : Joel Osteen

49. “If it judges your conscience, then you are in some way guilty of it by action, words or omission.”

Tags : Action Action Quotes Chinonye J Chidolue Conscience Quotes Guilt Guilt Quotes Guilty Omission Quotes Ommission Quotes About Behaviour Quotes About Life Quotes To Live By Words Words Quotes Words To Live By

50. “No one blames her.""That never matters," said Alec. "Not when you blame yourself.”

Tags : Alec Lightwood Blame Cassandra Clare City Of Lost Souls Guilt The Mortal Instruments
Source : City of Lost Souls

51. “All along, I was less concerned about walking a path of integrity and more caught up in a compass calibrated by greed. And with a compass such as this, how is it that I’m having a hard time understanding why I am where I am?”

Tags : Agendas Choices Compass Confusion Consequences Direction Greed Guilt Integrity Journey Life Natural Consequences Outcomes Path Priorities Regret Results

52. “I have only ever known Guilt to have one weakness, one not easily given and not easily found: Forgiveness...In truth, Guilt’s strength lies not in the failure of others to grant us forgiveness, but in our failure to forgive ourselves.”

Tags : Forgive Yourself Forgiveness And Letting Go Guilt Strength And Weakness
Source : If I Resist

53. “When silence greeted her question, she looked at Caine—for that was how he saw himself in that moment and in all the moments after: his brother’s murderer.”

Tags : Brother Brotherhood Guilt Murder
Author : V.S. Carnes

54. “Feeling guilt dims our light. Instead of dimming our light to make others feel more comfortable, we could just continue to shine and foster the rise of the vibrations of those around us.Being Happy and Feeling Good does not mean you have no compassion for the misery of those around you. It simply means you won’t dim your light to make them feel comfortable – instead, you’re going to help light the way.At first, your light may be a bit too bright for others and it may hurt their eyes, yet it’s far better to shine rather than to hide your light. When you hide your light for too long, it extinguishes and you slip right back into darkness…unable to find your way until someone ‘shiny’ comes along to light your way and help you to find the light you still possess within, your Soul’s Magnificence.”

Tags : Compassion Consciousness Feeling Good Feeling Guilty Growth Guilt Happiness Happy Inner Peace Inspirational Law Of Attraction Light Light And Darkness Psychology Shine Shine Your Light Soul Spiritual Vibrations Wisdom Zen
Source : Living Peace

55. “Pride has quite a bit to do with hatred. In many a case in which one hates another, one subconsciously begins patterns of cherry-picking and selective hearing: he continues to look only for things about the other person which he can use to justify his hatred, things which will then make him feel less guilty about hating someone. In this regard, hatred is not so much an emotion as it is a decision.”

Tags : Anger Anger Management Cherry Picking Decision Ego Emotions Grudge Guilt Habit Hate Hatred Humility Justification Love Pride Psychology Selective Hearing Stubborn Subconscious
Author : Criss Jami

56. “Somethings inlife are like exam or tests. You never ready until you do them. Its doesnt matter how much you studied or prepared or how long you studied or prepared. You never ready until you write the exam or test. Its normal to be scared but let that not stop you from archiving what you want. Dont postpone because its scares you or you think you are not ready. If there is any perfect time its now yesterday its gone. Just do it. Thats when you will know if you were ready or not.”

Tags : Afraid Dj Dj Kyos Magupe Encouragement Ethics Fighter Guilt Inspiration Lessons Life Lessons Living Mind Normal Optimist Positive Quotes Ready Test Time Wisdom Workshop

57. “No one needed to say it, but the room overflowed with that sort of blessing. The combination of loss and abundance. The abundance that has no guilt. The loss that has no fix. The simple tiredness that is not weary. The hope not built on blindness.”

Tags : Abundance Beautiful Blessing Blindness Description Guilt Hope Hymn Ineffable Mood Wordless
Author : Aimee Bender
Source : Willful Creatures

58. “(I)f we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.”

Tags : Generosity Guilt Kindness Retribution
Author : J.M. Coetzee
Source : Disgrace

59. “Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”

Tags : Assistance Blame Correcting Error Fault Friendship Guilt Help Mistake Redemption Stumble Support
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

60. “Always be truthful and you will have fewer visits from regret, guilt or fear.”

Tags : Attitude Conscience Fear Fearful Guilt Insecurity Lie Lying Regret Regretting Truth Truthful
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

61. “I did it the hard way ( a poem)_________________________Many of the big dreams I dreamt,I dreamt, when I met a failed attempt.Life taught me to believe thatGreat ideas can start from a wretched hut.Many of the strongest steps I took,I took, when I was given the fiercest look.My passion pokes me to understandThat people’s mockeries, I can withstand.Many of the fastest speeds I gained,I gained when I was bitterly stained.I first thought the only way was to quitAs I tried again, I no longer have guilt.Many of the bravest decisions I made,I made, when my life was about to fade.I was frustrated and ripe to sink.But then I strive to release the ink.Many of the longest journeys I started,I started, having no resource; money partedI relied on God my creator all dawn longAnd at dusk He gave me a new song.Many of the hardest questions I tackled,I tackled, when I was heckled.They were very troublesome to settleBut I make it happen little by littleYet, it was not I, but the Lord JesusThe saviour who gives me success.In Him, through Him and by HimI have the liberty to do everything with vim.I don’t want to enjoy this liberty alone.You too must step out of your comfort zone.It’s not easy, but you can do it anyway.Jesus is the life, the truth and the way.___________________________Israelmore Ayivor”

Tags : Bless Blessing Christ Comfort Comfort Zone Enjoy Fail Failure Food For Thought Guilt Israelmore Ayivor Israelmore Ayivor Poems Jesus Christ Liberty Mock Mockeries Money Passion Personal Development Poem Questions Quit Song Success The Truth True Truth
Source : Become a Better You

62. “I did it the hard way (a poem)___________________Many of the big dreams I dreamt,I dreamt, when I met a failed attempt.Life taught me to believe thatGreat ideas can start from a wretched hut.Many of the strongest steps I took,I took, when I was given the fiercest look.My passion pokes me to understandThat people’s mockeries, I can withstand.Many of the fastest speeds I gained,I gained when I was bitterly stained.I first thought the only way was to quitAs I tried again, I no longer have guilt.Many of the bravest decisions I made,I made, when my life was about to fade.I was frustrated and ripe to sink.But then I strive to release the ink.Many of the longest journeys I started,I started, having no resource; money partedI relied on God my creator all dawn longAnd at dusk He gave me a new song.Many of the hardest questions I tackled,I tackled, when I was heckled.They were very troublesome to settleBut I make it happen little by littleYet, it was not I, but the Lord JesusThe saviour who gives me success.In Him, through Him and by HimI have the liberty to do everything with vim.I don’t want to enjoy this liberty alone.You too must step out of your comfort zone.It’s not easy, but you can do it anyway.Jesus is the life, the truth and the way.”

Tags : Bless Blessing Christ Comfort Zone Creator Enjoy Fail God Jesus Jesus Christ Liberty Money Passion Poetry Quit Strong Successful The Truth True Truth
Source : Become a Better You

63. “You can't stay young forever. Being young is a privilege. God knows, how many of them in their death bed wished to be young again and they regretted all the things they should have and should not have done.”

Tags : Death Goodness Guilt Life Lessons Opportunities In Life Rhys
Author : Diyar Harraz
Source : Like The Starlings

64. “This guilt is a joke, and it’s exhausting to watch you martyr yourself.”

Tags : Guilt Martyr
Author : Ann Aguirre
Source : Aftermath

65. “I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I'm lost in the music. Until I am the music--notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it's okay because when I'm the music, I'm not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty.”

Tags : Grief Guilt Guitars Harmony Music Sad
Source : Revolution

66. “We are not on our fours, howling in the woods, only because guilt saves us.”

Tags : Guilt Howl Salvation Woods

67. “It happened. It was awful. You aren't perfect. That's all there is. Don't confuse your grief with guilt."We stay in the silence and the loneliness of the otherwise empty dormitory for a few more minutes, and I try to let her words work themselves into me.”

Tags : Allegiant Christina Death Divergent 3 Divergent Series Grief Guilt Roth Tobias Uriah Veronica Veronica Roth
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Allegiant

68. “The reality is, no matter what you were told, whatever happened to you as a child was not legally or morally your fault. Abused children are instilled with guilt regarding their "participation." It's an especially complex issue if the abuser is a family member. The child is told and believes that by his word his family will disintegrate, or harm may descend upon other loved ones. He fears he will lose more by telling than not.”

Tags : Blame Breakup Child Abuse Child Abuser Child Sexual Abuse Fear Guilt Lies Pedophile Self Blame Shame Silence Victim Blaming
Source : Becoming One: A Story of Triumph Over Dissociative Identity Disorder

69. “What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process. He has made them all, every one, his enemies, thereupon he is so overwhelmed with guilt that he will deny it until his grave.”

Tags : Apologies Deceit Defamation Denial Enemy Feelings Feelings Of Weakness Gossip Grave Guilt Libel Lies Manipulation Massive Misdeed Overwhelming Slander
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

70. “Sometimes the guilty one is not the person who has committed the crime, but the person who has created the possibility for it to be committed.”

Tags : Commit Crime Criminal Guilt
Source : Trust: Betrayed

71. “Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.”

Tags : Grief Guilt
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Insurgent

72. “Here is a man whose life and actions the world has already condemned - yet whose enormous fortune...has already brought him acquittal!”

Tags : Corruption Dishonesty Guilt Humour Justice Law Lies Politics Sarcasm Wealth
Source : Selected Works

73. “All I could think of was that the teachers must've found the illegal stash of candy I'd been selling out of my dorms room. Or maybe they'd realized I got my Essay on Tom Sawyer from the Internet without ever reading the book and now they were going to take away my grade. Or worse, they were going to make me read the book.”

Tags : Conscience Guilt Plagiarism
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Lightning Thief

74. “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”

Tags : Guilt
Author : Voltaire

75. “Maybe there's more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.”

Tags : Guilt
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Divergent

76. “Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”

Tags : Absolution Brooding Guilt Morality Remorse Repentance Wallowing Wrongdoing
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Brave New World

77. “There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.”

Tags : Absolution Blame Guilt
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

78. “Calvin : There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.”

Tags : Calvin And Hobbes Guilt
Source : The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

79. “If only it were possible to love without injury – fidelity isn’t enough: I had been faithful to Anne and yet I had injured her. The hurt is in the act of possession: we are too small in mind and body to possess another person without pride or to be possessed without humiliation. In a way I was glad that my wife had struck out at me again – I had forgotten her pain for too long, and this was the only kind of recompense I could give her. Unfortunately the innocent are always involved in any conflict. Always, everywhere, there is some voice crying from a tower. ”

Tags : Guilt Life Love Philosophy
Author : Graham Greene

80. “But I have my life, I’m living it. It’s twisted, exhausting, uncertain, and full of guilt, but nonetheless, there’s something there.”

Tags : Guilt Life Living Uncertainty
Source : The Lake

81. “True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.”

Tags : Death Guilt Madness
Source : The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

82. “My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.”

Tags : Guilt
Author : Franz Kafka

83. “There are two kinds of guilt: the kind thatdrowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.”

Tags : Guilt Regret Regretting
Author : Sabaa Tahir
Source : An Ember in the Ashes

84. “Diana knew it wouldn't be right, but then she told herself that things only looked wrong when there was someone to see you.”

Tags : Guilt Wrongdoing
Source : Rumors

85. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.”

Tags : Depression Guilt Happiness
Author : Pete Wentz

86. “She looks at the swings, and I can see she’s imagining what they’d look like if the kids weren’t there. The guilt of this holds her down momentarily. It appears to be there constantly. Never far away, despite her love for them.I realize that nothing belongs to her anymore and she belongs to everything.”

Tags : Guilt Life Love
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : I Am the Messenger

87. “Takamasa Saegusa: 'Seigen, a mere member of the Toudouza, had the effrontery to sully the sacred dueling ground. For that reason, our lord had already decided to subject him to tu-uchi before long. Cut off his head immediately, and stick it on a pike!'Gennosuke could hardly believe his ears. Such an insult to Irako Seigen was unwarranted. It was pride. For Gennosuke, Irako Seigen was pride itself.Takamasa Saegusa: 'Fujiki Gennosuke! It is the way of the samurai to take the head of the defeated enemy on the battleground. Do not hesitate! If you are a samurai, you must carry out the duty of a samurai!'Samurai...Saegusa, Lord of Izu, continued shouting, but Gennosuke did not attend. That word 'samurai' alone reverberated through his body.If one aims at the juncture between the base of the skull and the spine, decapitation is not that difficult, but Gennosuke could muster no more strength than a baby. He grew pale and trembled with the strain. He could only hack with his sword as if he were sawing wood. He felt nauseated, as if his own cells one after another were being annihilated. But this...Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga: 'I approve.'Takamasa Saegusa: 'Fujiki Gennosuke, for this splendid action you have received words of thanks from our lord. As a sign of his exceptional approval, you shall be given employment at Sunpu Castle. This great debt will by no means be forgotten. From this day forward you must offer your life to our lord!'Prostrating himself, Gennosuke vomited.”

Tags : Betrayal Class Class Distinction Conflict Disgrace Dishonor Duty Execution Following Orders Guilt Honor Inner Conflict Insult Morality Obedience Obligation Regret Samurai Service Soldier Tradition Warrior
Source : シグルイ 15

88. “I get up and pace the room, as if I can leave my guilt behind me. But it tracks me as I walk, an ugly shadow made by myself.”

Tags : Attitude Betrayal Carelessness Guilt Mental Health
Source : Sister

89. “When I picked up the bird and felt its light weight in my hands, I realized that carelessness was a form of cruelty. See, I'd always told myself that because I meant no harm, anything that happened wasn't my fault. At that moment, though, I knew I was wrong. If I hadn't given the female my gun, the bird wouldn't have been shot. I was responsible even though I didn't pull the trigger.”

Tags : Carelessness Guilt Responsible
Author : J.R. Ward
Source : Lover Eternal

90. “This book is a personal memoir; but it is also a larger story-about carelessness and guilt, and the wreckage they can make of lives.”

Tags : Carelessness Family Relationships Guilt
Source : Haywire

91. “Wir lernen aus unserer eigenen Geschichte, wozu der Mensch fähig ist. Deshalb dürfen wir uns nicht einbilden, wir seien nun als Menschen anders und besser geworden. Es gibt keine endgültig errungene moralische Vollkommenheit - für niemanden und kein Land! Wir haben als Menschen gelernt, wir bleiben als Menschen gefährdet. Aber wir haben die Kraft, Gefährdungen immer von neuem zu überwinden."[Ansprache am 8. Mai 1985 in der Gedenkstunde im Plenarsaal des Deutschen Bundestages]”

Tags : Burdens Evil Guilt History Humanity Immorality Innocence Lessons Mankind Morality Past Perfection Present Responsibility

92. “The burdens I carry on my back are in direct correlation to the weight of my ego.”

Tags : Burdens Ego Egocentric Guilt Remorse Repentence Selfish Weight

93. “Guilt can weigh you down; like being bound in lead chains in a deep murky lake, making you spend the rest of your life gasping for air.”

Tags : Brownell Landrum Duet Stories Guilt Repercussions
Source : Repercussions: DUET stories Volume IV - Adult Version

94. “Cyber bullying occurs online daily. Most don't consider their actions or words to be bullying. Here's a few clues that you're a cyber bully.(1) You post information about someone in order to ruin their character.(2) You post threats to someone.(3) You tag someone in vulgar degrading posts.(4) You post any information intended to harm or shame another individual seeking to gain attention.Then, you are a cyber bully and need to get some help.”

Tags : Articles Bully Caring Decisions Events Fake Fear General Good Gratitude Guilt Happiness Harm Inspirational Knowledge Materialism Posts Quotes Shame Subject Things World Wide Web
Source : Sweet Destiny

95. “Let's say that the consensus is that our species, being the higher primates, Homo Sapiens, has been on the planet for at least 100,000 years, maybe more. Francis Collins says maybe 100,000. Richard Dawkins thinks maybe a quarter-of-a-million. I'll take 100,000. In order to be a Christian, you have to believe that for 98,000 years, our species suffered and died, most of its children dying in childbirth, most other people having a life expectancy of about 25 years, dying of their teeth. Famine, struggle, bitterness, war, suffering, misery, all of that for 98,000 years.Heaven watches this with complete indifference. And then 2000 years ago, thinks 'That's enough of that. It's time to intervene,' and the best way to do this would be by condemning someone to a human sacrifice somewhere in the less literate parts of the Middle East. Don't lets appeal to the Chinese, for example, where people can read and study evidence and have a civilization. Let's go to the desert and have another revelation there. This is nonsense. It can't be believed by a thinking person.Why am I glad this is the case? To get to the point of the wrongness of Christianity, because I think the teachings of Christianity are immoral. The central one is the most immoral of all, and that is the one of vicarious redemption. You can throw your sins onto somebody else, vulgarly known as scapegoating. In fact, originating as scapegoating in the same area, the same desert. I can pay your debt if I love you. I can serve your term in prison if I love you very much. I can volunteer to do that. I can't take your sins away, because I can't abolish your responsibility, and I shouldn't offer to do so. Your responsibility has to stay with you. There's no vicarious redemption. There very probably, in fact, is no redemption at all. It's just a part of wish-thinking, and I don't think wish-thinking is good for people either.It even manages to pollute the central question, the word I just employed, the most important word of all: the word love, by making love compulsory, by saying you MUST love. You must love your neighbour as yourself, something you can't actually do. You'll always fall short, so you can always be found guilty. By saying you must love someone who you also must fear. That's to say a supreme being, an eternal father, someone of whom you must be afraid, but you must love him, too. If you fail in this duty, you're again a wretched sinner. This is not mentally or morally or intellectually healthy.And that brings me to the final objection - I'll condense it, Dr. Orlafsky - which is, this is a totalitarian system. If there was a God who could do these things and demand these things of us, and he was eternal and unchanging, we'd be living under a dictatorship from which there is no appeal, and one that can never change and one that knows our thoughts and can convict us of thought crime, and condemn us to eternal punishment for actions that we are condemned in advance to be taking. All this in the round, and I could say more, it's an excellent thing that we have absolutely no reason to believe any of it to be true.”

Tags : Ancient Myth Atheism Atheist Christopher Hitchens Compulsory Crime Dawkins Dictatorship Ethics Evidence Fear Great Atheist Argument Guilt Hitchens Homo Sapiens Indifference Intellect Love Morality Reason Redemption Responsibility Supreme Being Totalitarianism Truth Wishful Thinking

96. “Gore Vidal, for instance, once languidly told me that one should never miss a chance either to have sex or to appear on television. My efforts to live up to this maxim have mainly resulted in my passing many unglamorous hours on off-peak cable TV. It was actually Vidal's great foe William F. Buckley who launched my part-time television career, by inviting me on to Firing Line when I was still quite young, and giving me one of the American Right's less towering intellects as my foil. The response to the show made my day, and then my week. Yet almost every time I go to a TV studio, I feel faintly guilty. This is pre-eminently the 'soft' world of dream and illusion and 'perception': it has only a surrogate relationship to the 'hard' world of printed words and written-down concepts to which I've tried to dedicate my life, and that surrogate relationship, while it, too, may be 'verbal,' consists of being glib rather than fluent, fast rather than quick, sharp rather than pointed. It means reveling in the fact that I have a meretricious, want-it-both-ways side. My only excuse is to say that at least I do not pretend that this is not so.”

Tags : Advice Cable Television Cable Television In The Us Conservatism Conservatism In The Us Gore Vidal Guilt Illusion Literature Perception Sex Television United States William F Buckley
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

97. “Yet our common moral knowledge is as real as arithmetic, and probably just as plain. Paradoxically, maddeningly, we appeal to it even to justify wrongdoing; rationalization is the homage paid by sin to guilty knowledge.”

Tags : Conscience Guilt Moral Law Morality Paradox Rationalization
Source : What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

98. “We tend to deny our humanity because in accepting the fullness of it, we would need to confess how little we’ve done with it.”

Tags : Denial Deny Fear Guilt Humanity Life Limited Limiting Living Opportunity Possibilities Potential Remorse Unlimited Waste

99. “No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.”

Tags : Beware Of Pity Conscience Guilt Stefan Zweig
Author : Stefan Zweig
Source : Beware of Pity

100. “When you lose someone untimely; all left is never ending guilt, fear, and pain.”

Tags : Death Death And Dying Death Of A Loved One Deathbed Fears Guilt Pain
Author : Nikita Dudani

101. “There is no client as scary as an innocent man."J. Michael Haller, Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles, 1962.”

Tags : Attorneys Clients Criminal Law Fear Guilt Innocence Justice Justice System Responsibility Risk
Source : The Lincoln Lawyer

102. “We see our sins reflected everywhere: in the pallor of our intimates’ faces, in the scratching of tree branches against windows, in the strange movements of everyday objects. These may be messages from God or tricks of the eye, but in neither case are we permitted to ignore them.”

Tags : Guilt Love Regrets Sins
Source : The Luxe

103. “In the construction of one’s life, we define ourselves largely by the problems we engage and the debts we incur. The greater and more sophisticated the problems, the greater and more sophisticated the person. True resolution, or transcendence of endless dichotomy, is rare indeed. To truly make a debt vanish requires, in a way, a certain kind of magic. In all traditions, this is looked upon as one of the great mystical tricks. It is not forgotten, fixed, or hidden perfectly; it disappears. To have this occur, one must do more than simply forgive (another or oneself), although in action that’s an important step. One intuits the value of the problem as the birth of possibility.”

Tags : Asian Philosophy Buddhism Cobalt Saffron Retreat Cobaltsaffron Cobaltsaffron Retreat Conscience Creativity Curiosity Darrell Calkins Darrell Calkins Cobalt Saffron Darrell Calkins Cobaltsaffron Evolution Forgive Guilt Happiness Humor Inspiration Intuition Mysticism Personal Skills Development Possibility Purpose Resolution Shame Taoism Well Being
Source : Re: [Kindle Edition]

104. “There is a noticeable element of the pathological in some current leftist critiques, which I tend to attribute to feelings of guilt allied to feelings of impotence. Not an attractive combination, because it results in self-hatred.”

Tags : Antiwar Movement Guilt Impotence Iraq War Leftism Pathology Psychology Self Hatred War On Terror
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

105. “When you loose someone untimely; all left is never ending guilt, fear, and pain.”

Tags : Death Death And Dying Death And Sickness Death Of A Loved One Fear Guilt Pain
Author : Nikita Dudani

106. “And the looks on the faces of my countrymenpassive heads bent arms at their trousers everyone guilty of not being their best of not earning their daily bread the kind of docility I had never expected from Americans even after so many years of our decline. Here was the tiredness of failure imposed on a country that believed only in its opposite. Here was the end product of our deep moral exhaustion.”

Tags : America Americans Decline Defeat Docility Exhaustion Guilt United States
Source : Super Sad True Love Story

107. “Start thinking of your guilt as being selfish, because guilt blocks opportunities from arriving for those you care about and for you.”

Tags : Arrival Caring Guilt Opportunities Selfishness Thinking
Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

108. “People generally don’t suffer high rates of PTSD after natural disasters. Instead, people suffer from PTSD after moral atrocities. Soldiers who’ve endured the depraved world of combat experience their own symptoms. Trauma is an expulsive cataclysm of the soul.The Moral Injury, New York Times. Feb 17, 2015”

Tags : Child Abuse Combat Combat Ptsd Depraved Guilt Immoral Act Military Moral Atrocities Morality Morals Natural Disasters Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd Rape Sexual Abuse Sexual Assailed Shame Soldiers Soul Survivor Guilt Trauma Veterans War War Trauma Warfare
Author : David Brooks

109. “The world he had left was not ready for his return, or rather, he was not ready to return to the world he had left.”

Tags : Deployment Guilt Homecoming Hurt Love Ptsd Regret Relationship Romance Soldier War
Source : A Hard and Heavy Thing

110. “I did exactly what you told me to do, Nick. Didn't you tell me to just write the stupid book already? And that even doing the worst thing on the planet had to count for something? Well I can't think of anything worse than what I'm about to do, which is why I think you deserve an explanation. And maybe after you read it you'll realize why I don't have the hope that you have. The truth is this: We begin and end alone.”

Tags : Deployment Guilt Homecoming Hurt Love Ptsd Regret Relationship Romance Suicide War
Source : A Hard and Heavy Thing

111. “Her eyes bled from venomous anger...Her flower had been gruesomely deflowered...Her life had slowly turned into a blunder...There was no more thinking further....She would rather become a Foetus murderer Than end up a "hopeless" mother....Of course, she found peace in the formerUntil later years of emotional traumaOh, the foetus hunt was forever!The only thing you should abort is the thought of aborting your baby. Stop the hate and violence against innocent children.”

Tags : Abuse Child Abuse Child Protection Desperation Emotional Abuse Guilt Hurt Insane Invalidation Media Distortions Propaganda Rape Recovery Relationships Ritual Abuse Survivor Survivors Victims

112. “We are on strike, we, the men of the mind.We are on strike against self-immolation. We are on strike against the creed of unearned rewards and unrewarded duties. We are on strike against the dogma that the pursuit of one's happiness is evil. We are on strike against the doctrine that life is guilt.”

Tags : Guilt Intellect Life Pursuit Of Happiness Rewards Work
Author : Ayn Rand
Source : Atlas Shrugged

113. “Oftentimes in a society when people of a certain type, whether individual or a group, are subconsciously portrayed by the media as abnormal, they also slowly, subconsciously become enemies of that society due to feelings of cultural guilt. Ultimately by this the inflated media is an enemy of its very own cause.”

Tags : Abnormal Cultural Guilt Culture Different Guilt Media Outcast Rejection Society Subconscious
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

114. “For the last four years of her life, Mother was in a nursing home called Chateins in St. Louis ... [S]ix months before she died I sent a Mother's Day card. There was a horrible, mushy poem in it. I remember feeling "vaguely guilty.”

Tags : Guilt Mothers Neglect Old Age Parents Sentimentality
Source : The Cat Inside

115. “Everyone in a decadent society, Lorrain urges, is guilty. Everyone loves masking murder and everyone takes masochistic pleasure in the risk of discovery and punishment.”

Tags : Decadence Decadents Guilt Masochism Murder Punishment

116. “The negative feelings of anger, bitterness, guilt, regret, resentment, and sadness represent a failure of a person to accept that the past is an event that holds no power over the present. The thought that the future will bring salvation is an illusion. We must exist in the present.”

Tags : Anger Anger Quotes Bitterness Future Guilt Guilt Quote Past Present Present Moment Present Moment Living Present Moment Quotes Regret Resentment Sadness
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

117. “This is my sin for giving in to my own weaknesses. My heart just couldn't keep up with the gigantic gap between dreams and reality. -Jellal Fernandes”

Tags : Fairy Tail Guilt Jellal Fernandes Sadness
Author : Hiro Mashima

118. “Guilt and rage, hatred and fear were pathways to weakness and clumsy choices.”

Tags : Fear Guilt Hatred Rage
Source : Dust & Decay

119. “One's suffering, one's melancholy is, in itself, really only looked upon as failure or as punishment, as detestable or sinful or socially unacceptable in the eyes of man; but this is not so in the eyes of God: for He is close to the broken-hearted.”

Tags : Adversity Affliction Anxiety Broken Broken Heart Caring Christ Compassion Crushed Crying Depression Detestable Distress Emotions Feelings Gloom Grief Guilt Loss Love Misery Pain Punishment Sadness Suffering
Author : Criss Jami

120. “If in poetry court she was calledto testify on matters whereI was condemned to imprisonment: parking my egoat a broken meter, line violations, forced rhyme,dealing stanzaics to children, shootingoff my mouth, getting cute, for even thislatest attempt at verse, she would tell the whole truth,she would admit from the pitof her unsung brilliance,from all of the paintings and poemsshe herself has been makingand storing in the vast empire of her singing soul, your Honor, my daughter is guiltyof plagiarizing my cells.”

Tags : Cells Daughter Family Guilt Line Meter Mother Stanza
Source : Drum Machine

121. “God has broken me in every way possible. I spent a year not caring, a year trying to figure out what I'd done to deserve it. and a year trying to make it right.”

Tags : Alchohol Beautifully Flawed Series Dealing With Grief Dealing With It Guilt Mourning Remorse
Source : Finding Perfection

122. “Fame you make it yourself. To be famous you have to work for it yourself.”

Tags : Archivements Behind Brains Characteristics Comfort Zone Concentrate Credintials Djkyos Employment Enjoyment Evaluation Goals Group Guessing Guilt Inherit Joyfull Knowledge Kyos Magupe Leadership Management New Venture Normal Operation Optimist Pet Philosopher Picture Postpone Power Profit Puzzle Social Media Study Success Test Whatsapp Wisdom

123. “Over the lives borne from under the shadow of death there seems to fall the shadow of madness.”

Tags : Atheism Blame Desperate Enemies Friends Guilt Hate Immortality Lifeboat Loneliness Love Mental Illness Mortality Society Stranded
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Lord Jim

124. “And yet, sometimes facts are no more than pitiful consequences, because guilt does not reside in our acts but in the intentions that give rise to our act. Everything turns on our intentions.”

Tags : Consequence Guilt Intent Truth
Source : Embers

125. “Guils is the greatest weapon vecause its cuts rarely heal and it aims for the heart”

Tags : Concience Guilt Heal Heart Life Pain Scar
Source : Earth Unaware

126. “It seems that the Parisian Oulipo group has recently constructed a matrix of all possible murder-story situations and has found that there is still to be written a book in which the murderer is the reader.Moral: there exist obsessive ideas, they are never personal; books talk among themselves, and any true detection should prove that we are the guilty party.”

Tags : Detection Detective Stories Guilt Paradoxes Readership Responsibility Writing
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : Postscript to the Name of the Rose

127. “We are equal by fault, but never equal in acceptance.”

Tags : Acceptance Approval Attack Condemn Criticize Defect Divided Equality Fault Flaw Guilt Imperfection Judging Rights Sameness Sin

128. “Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary. A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad.”

Tags : Clothes Earn Fashion Feelings Guilt People

129. “The interruption did nothing but earn her a similar slap, as I’m sure she knew it would. Sometimes I wondered if my mother spoke up at the wrong time on purpose. As often as we endured my father’s abuse, she had to be aware that it wouldn’t save me from a beating but simply earn her one as well. Or was it that sharing my fate made her feel less guilt-ridden about those things that happened to me?”

Tags : Abuse Annabelle Child Abuse Dandelions Fear Guilt Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

130. “I rushed to the bathroom for every corner of the hospital was suffocating. I got hold of acid-bottle, which was meant for toilet cleaning. As I took it into my hands, I realized I had more filth inside me than a toilet. A toilet could be cleaned by an acid bottle, or a toilet cleaner, but there was no such product that could cleanse a criminal from inside. I felt so ashamed of myself that I couldn’t even look into the eyes of my reflection in the mirror on the wall.”

Tags : Acid Crime Criminal Dirt Fear Filth Guilt Mistake Toilet
Author : Mehek Bassi

131. “We are all guilty of sin, error, and moments of sheer stupidity; none of us should be casting stones. The occasional arced pebble might be overlooked.”

Tags : Accusations Blame Criticism Gossip Guilt Judge Judging Others Payback Reprisal Retribution Revenge Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sin Spite Vengeance
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

132. “Guilt, if cultivated in a Christian client, can render their Christianity worthless to themselves and others.”

Tags : Christian Fiction Christianity Grimrack Guilt Religion Worthless
Author : Geoffrey Wood

133. “If seeing her an hour before her lastWeak cough into all blackness I could yetBe held by chalk-white walls- The Consumptive. Belsen 1945”

Tags : Art Belsen Death Disease Guilt Wwii
Author : Mervyn Peake
Source : Collected Poems

134. “Look innocent. Have hope.” “Okay.” “And remember…” “What?” “Even O.J. Simpson was acquitted.”

Tags : Court Guilt Honesty Justice Trials
Author : Kenneth Eade
Source : Killer.com

135. “Well, did he do it?"She always asked the irrelevant question. It didn't matter in terms of the strategy of the case whether the defendant "did it" or not. What mattered was the evidence against him -- the proof -- and if and how it could be neutralized. My job was to bury the proof, to color the proof a shade of gray. Gray was the color of reasonable doubt.”

Tags : Attorneys Criminal Law Defense Evidence Guilt Innocence Justice Justice System Reasonable Doubt
Source : The Lincoln Lawyer

136. “There were eleven votes for "guilty." It's not easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first.”

Tags : Death Penalty Guilt Jury
Author : Reginald Rose
Source : Twelve Angry Men

137. “It is not lies or a lack of loyalty that ends a relationship. It is the agonizing truth that one person feels in their heart on a daily basis. It is realizing that you are coping and not living. It is the false belief that there is a verse, quote, phrase or talk that will magically make you feel content, complete or not care. However, it doesn’t last longer than a few days, before your mind and heart goes back to what it wants. It is the moment you realize that you left without ever leaving. It is the moment you realize that fear, shame or guilt is the only thing standing in the way of the life God meant for you to live.”

Tags : Battles Beginnings Choices Divorce Fear Friendship Future God S Plan Guardian Angel Guilt Knowing Letting Go Living A Lie Love Marriage Pain Relationships Shame Sorrow Ties

138. “If your children know who God is they will know who they are, regardless of where you or they call home.”

Tags : Being Example Children Courage Divorce Divorce Recovery Faith Following Your Heart God Doesn T Abandon Guilt Guilt Induced Have Faith Leading Living A Lie Love Parenting Peace Of Heart Peace Of Mind Real You Relationships 101 Smile Stay Positive Strength True Love

139. “When shame is met with compassion and not received as confirmation of our guilt, we can begin to see how slant a lens it has had us looking through. That awareness lets us step back far enough to see that if we can let it go, we will see ourselves as clean where we once thought we were dirty. We will remember our innocence. We will see how our shame supported a system in which the perpetrators were protected and we bore the brunt of their offense — first in its actuality, then again in carrying their shame for it.If the method we chose to try to beat out shame was perfectionism, we can relax now, shake the burden off our shoulders, and give ourselves a chance to loosen up and make some errors. Hallelujah! Our freedom will not come from tireless effort and getting it all exactly right.”

Tags : Abuse Survivors Abuser Abusers Child Rape Child Sexual Abuse False Guilt Freedom Guilt Healing Healing From Abuse Healing Insights Imperfect Innocence Innocence Lost Offense Peptrator Perfectionism Perfectly Imperfect Recovery Recovery From Abuse Sexual Abuse Shame Survivors
Author : Maureen Brady
Source : Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

140. “The sacrifices we make to stay healthy, to look good, the tasty foods we skip, the guilt trips, the exercising - all these things require great discipline, care, and even a paradoxical, self-denying self-love of sorts in order to be properly executed. However it is regretful that so many of us today are not as passionate about our spiritual holiness as we are about our physical health. They are indeed both important - we should worship in every aspect of our lives - and one even, in a sense, entails the other. Although, this disproportion in said priorities is still very much expected: we humans have always taken a liking to trendiness and the temporal side of things, doing what is judged vainly in the eyes of man before that which is judged vitally and eternally in the eyes of God (i.e. "cleaning the outside of one's cup while leaving a filthy inside"). But in a way, it all goes to show that the man who fully hates discipline hates himself fully; for within the spirit is where The Holy One judges true wellness or malady.”

Tags : Apologetics Body Care Death Dedication Diet Disease Disobedience Eternal Food God Guilt Holiness Malady Obedience Paradox Sacrifice Self Denial Self Love Spiritual Temporary Vanity Worship
Author : Criss Jami

141. “Here, in Lorrain's poisoned little jewel of a tale (“The Man Who Made Wax Heads”) the consummate achievement of decadent art is caught in miniature. The genius of the artist entangles perpetrators and victims in a sticky web of perverse delights, in which exploitation becomes collusion, the ripples of guilt spread outward, and the real criminal slips away. In the end, responsibility is lodged firmly with the consumer, forced – he must confess – by his own perverse desires, to buy into the values of this particularly black market.”

Tags : Collusion Consumer Crime Criminal Decadence Guilt Lorrain Perversion

142. “He did not care what the end would be, and in his lucid moments overvalued his indifference. The danger, when not seen, has the imperfect vagueness of human thought. The fear grows shadowy; and Imagination, the enemy of men, the father of all terrors, unstimulated, sinks to rest in the dullness of exhausted emotion.”

Tags : Anxiety Apathy Baggage Burden Danger To Self Depression Depressive Depressive Thinking Dread Emotional Pain Emotional Plague Guilt Indifferent Look For Hope Look For Jesus Sad Sick Suicidal Suicide Why The World Needs Jesus
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Lord Jim

143. “After each dream, Frankie woke with a start, soaked in tears. But she found no relief in the peaceful silence of her room, because there everything was real. And the guilt was too immense to bear. Each time she opened her eyes, she'd quickly shut them. And wish that she had woken up for the very last time.”

Tags : Feeling Guilty Guilt Mistakes Passive Deathwish Regret Remorse Suicidal Thoughts Unhappiness
Author : Lisi Harrison
Source : Monster High

144. “Killers aren't always assassins. Sometimes, they don't even have blood on their hands.”

Tags : Death Guilt Killers Life Trauma
Author : Ruta Sepetys
Source : Salt to the Sea

145. “Persons Are Turned against Themselves Evil also turns a person against herself so that self is used against self. The case of the woman who received a dismissal letter from her pastor comes to mind again. The psychological decompensation she suffered was successfully used by her husband to intercede with a psychiatrist of his choosing to commit her to the mental unit of a hospital for an extended involuntary stay, which further worsened her condition. Additional examples abound. Some patients report cults using induced hypnotic states to encourage a subject's dissociated hands and arms to do something hurtful to someone else. In such cases, the subject is encouraged to watch the hand that is hers but not hers (because it is dissociated from her). The end result is often extreme guilt. self-loathing, and distrust of one's self and motives.An incestuous parent may use a child's own natural bodily responses to repeated sexual stimulation to make the point that the child really "wants and enjoys“ what is being forced upon her.”

Tags : Abuse Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Cult Abuse Cults Dissociation Dissociative Identity Disorder Emotional Abuse Evil Guilt Hypnosis Mental Illness Perpetuation Ritual Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Self Self Loathing
Source : Trauma and Evil: Healing the Wounded Soul

146. “God cannot remove the burdens of your heart, but he will prompt you where to go, what to say and what to do, in order to free yourself from your chains.”

Tags : Burdens Chains Courage Gideon Guilt Heavy Hearted Hurts Love Pain Promptings Remorse Saddness

147. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.' These men without possessions or power, these strangers on Earth, these sinners, these followers of Jesus, have in their life with him renounced their own dignity, for they are merciful. As if their own needs and their own distress were not enough, they take upon themselves the distress and humiliation of others. They have an irresistible love for the down-trodden, the sick, the wretched, the wronged, the outcast and all who are tortured with anxiety. They go out and seek all who are enmeshed in the toils of sin and guilt. No distress is too great, no sin too appalling for their pity. If any man falls into disgrace, the merciful will sacrifice their own honour to shield him, and take his shame upon themselves.”

Tags : Dignity God Grace Guilt Jesus Merciful Mercy Outcast Sin
Source : The Cost of Discipleship

148. “You can see the same immorality or amorality in the Christian view of guilt and punishment. There are only two texts, both of them extreme and mutually contradictory. The Old Testament injunction is the one to exact an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth (it occurs in a passage of perfectly demented detail about the exact rules governing mutual ox-goring; you should look it up in its context (Exodus 21). The second is from the Gospels and says that only those without sin should cast the first stone. The first is a moral basis for capital punishment and other barbarities; the second is so relativistic and "nonjudgmental" that it would not allow the prosecution of Charles Manson. Our few notions of justice have had to evolve despite these absurd codes of ultra vindictiveness and ultracompassion.”

Tags : Bible Christianity Compassion Guilt Immorality Justice Morality Punishment Relavitism Religion
Source : Letters to a Young Contrarian

149. “The wicked fear the good, because the good are a constant reproach to their consciences. The ungodly like religion in the same way that they like lions, either dead or behind bars; they fear religion when it breaks loose and begins to challenge their consciences.”

Tags : Atheism Guilt Immorality Morality Religion Shame Sin
Source : Life of Christ

150. “Sometimes I just want to paint the words "It's my fault" across my forehead to save people the time of being pissed off at me.”

Tags : All Apologies Anger Blame Burn Christina Westover Enemies Guilt Kurt Cobain Music Songwriting

151. “When basic human needs are ignored, rejected, or invalidated by those in roles and positions to appropriately meet them; when the means by which these needs have been previously met are no longer available: and when prior abuse has already left one vulnerable for being exploited further, the stage is set for the possibility these needs will be prostituted. This situation places a survivor who has unmet needs in an incredible dilemma. She can either do without or seek the satisfaction of mobilized needs through some "illegitimate" source that leaves her increasingly divided from herself and ostracized from others.While meeting needs in this way resolves the immediate existential experience of deprivation and abandonment. it produces numerous other difficulties. These include experiencing oneself as “bad” or "weak" for having such strong needs; experiencing shame and guilt for relying on “illegitimate” sources of satisfaction: experiencing a loss of self-respect for indulging in activities contrary to personal moral standards of conduct; risking the displeasure and misunderstanding of others important to her; and opening oneself to the continued abuse and victimization of perpetrators who are all too willing to selfishly use others for their own pleasure and purposes under the guise of being 'helpful.”

Tags : Abandonment Abuse Abuse Of Authority Abuse Of Power Basic Needs Child Abuse Deprivation Deprived Emotional Abuse Emotional Neglect Exploit Exploitation Guilt Humanity Invalidation Manipulation Needs Neglect Ostracism Prostitution Shame Survivor Victim Vulnerability Weakness

152. “In my experience, the biggest reason people struggle to get where they want to be is guilt. Guilt that they have let someone down, and also guilt that they are about to leave someone they love ...behind.”

Tags : Disappointments Emotional Experience Family Relationships Fear Growing Up Guilt Left Behind Let Down Life Lessons Reason Struggle
Source : Write like no one is reading

153. “If all of our sins, bad habits, and poor choices were permanently inked into our skin like tattoos, we would all dress quite modestly.”

Tags : Bad Habits Embarrassment Guilt Poor Choices Regret Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Shame Sins

154. “We all find means of anesthesia.”

Tags : Addition Anesthesia Grief Guilt Numbing Pain
Source : The Lace Reader

155. “Guilt chilled me more than all of this rain combined.”

Tags : Chill Chill Of The Rain Cold Guilt Quotes About Guilt Rain
Source : Snatched

156. “I love you guilty. It makes it easier for me to wrap you around my finger.”

Tags : Finger Guilt Guilty Influence
Source : What I Did for Love

157. “It tugs at me, filling me with the kind of seasick nostalgia that can hit you in the gut when you find an old concert ticket in your purse or an old coin machine ring you got down at the boardwalk on a day when you went searching for mermaids in the surf with your best friend.That punch of nostalgia hits me now and I start to sink down on the sky-coloured quilt, feeling the nubby fabric under my fingers, familiar as the topography of my hand.”

Tags : Best Friend Childhood Coin Machine Concert Finger Friendship Guilt Hand Homesick Kodak Moment Laughter Life Loss Love Memory Nostalgia Quilt Regret Ring Sad Seasick Sky Surf Ticket
Source : Placid Girl

158. “This is glorious!' I cried, and then i looked at the sinner by my side. He sat with his head sunk on his breast and said 'Yes', without raising his eyes, as if afraid to see writ large on the clear sky of the offing the reproach of his romantic conscience.”

Tags : Anxiety Ashes In The Mouth Ashes In Your Mouth Beauty Burden Conscience Cowardice Fear Guilt Haunted Love Mental Illness Nature Not Understanding Grace Self Hate
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Lord Jim

159. “I have only to glance over my shoulder for all those years to drop away and I see it behind me again, the ravine, rising all green and black through the saplings, a picture that will never leave me.”

Tags : Beginning Donna Tartt Guilt Haunted Indelible Memory Prologue The Secret History
Author : Donna Tartt
Source : The Secret History

160. “She closes her eyes, and I can see the moisture. She’s deep-breathing again, and I notice her hands are clutched around the opposing wrists, nails digging in deep, hard, scratching. Pain to replace pain.”

Tags : Colton Cutting Falling Falling Into You Grief Guilt Heartache Jasinda Wilder Nell Pain Scratching Self Injury Si
Source : Falling into You

161. “To exchange all the goodness and grace of every life in Omelas for that single, small improvement: to throw away the happiness of thousands for the chance of the happiness of one: that would be to let guilt within the walls indeed.”

Tags : Complacency Guilt
Source : The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

162. “There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for me to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed or enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt.”

Tags : Freedom Guilt Injustice Innocence Innocent Justice Law Morality Morals Values
Author : Ayn Rand
Source : Atlas Shrugged

163. “Ako nisam kriv, onda su pogriješili, zatvorili su nedužna čovjeka. Ako me puste, priznaće svoju grešku, a to nije ni lako ni korisno. Niko pametan ne može od njih tražiti da rade protiv sebe. Zahtjev bi bio nestvaran, i smiješan. Onda ja moram biti kriv. A kako da me puste ako sam kriv? Razumiješ li? Ne treba da budemo suviše nepravedni. Svako polazi sa svoga stanovišta i smatramo da je u redu kad tako mi činimo, ali kad to oni čine, onda nam smeta. Priznaćeš da je to nedosljedno.”

Tags : Guilt Innocence Prison Prisoners Trial
Source : Death and the Dervish

164. “Guilt is a lazy feeling that takes no action; the wings of integrity are the only thing that sets it free.”

Tags : Bravery Choice Choose The Right Christlike Cowardly Cruelty Dignity Freedom Guilt Honesty Honour Honourable Integrity Truth

165. “Men like that — when they know they won’t be found out — they will do anything.”

Tags : Anonymity Cruelty Guilt Human Cruelty Human Nature Terror

166. “When all this is over, people will try to blame the Germans alone, and the Germans will try to blame the Nazis alone, and the Nazis will try to blame Hitler alone. They will make him bear the sins of the world. But it's not true. You suspected what was happening, and so did I. It was already too late over a year ago. I caused a reporter to lose his job because you told me to. He was deported. The day I did that I made my little contribution to civilization, the only one that matters.”

Tags : Blame Civilization Cowardice Denunciation Deportation Evil Genocide Guilt Hitler Knowledge Nazis Personal Responsibility Responsibility Willful Ignorance
Author : Iain Pears
Source : The Dream of Scipio

167. “Henry...your father was a brave man."He continued attacking the metal with a sledgehammer, brutally hacking at the anvil. She wasn't sure he had heard her. Then, he stopped short, the hammer hanging heavy in the air, the fire snapping in front of him."I was close enough to smell it," he seethed, not turning. "But I was afraid. I hid from it." Clang! I didn't do anything."I should have done something." Clang! "I should have saved him."Valerie saw that he was destroying all of their half-finished projects. They would remain that way forever."I've lost someone, too, Henry—I know how it is. Please, come away from the fire."He didn't. Clang! "Henry, please."One of the fiery specks spat out of the forge an landed on Henry's arm, searing his flesh. Punishing himself, he did not stop to remove it until finally, with one quick motion, he gestured violently towards the door, shaking it off."Valerie, leave," he snarled. "I don't want you to see me like this.”

Tags : Adrian Lazar Afraid Brave Condolences Destroying Emotional Father Guilt Hammer Henry Lazar Leave Punish Save Valerie Wolf
Source : Red Riding Hood

168. “Tereza's mother never stopped reminding her that being a mother meant sacrificing everything. Her words had the ring of truth, backed as they were by the experience of a woman who had lost everything because of her child. Tereza would listen and believe that being a mother was the highest value in life and that being a mother was a great sacrifice. If a mother was Sacrifice personified, then a daughter was Guilt, with no possibility of redress.”

Tags : Daughters Guilt Mothers Sacrifice
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Unbearable Lightness of Being

169. “…In the very simplicity of her desire to punish herself appeared egoism in its purest form. Never before had this woman who seemed to think only of herself experienced an egoism so immaculate.”

Tags : Egoism Guilt Japanese Literature
Author : Yukio Mishima
Source : Thirst for Love

170. “Indeed, to this day, I think if you blame everything on the government, you're not just wrong, you're being reckless. It's as silly as blaming everything on the Freemasons, or the Illuminati, or insert-bad-guy-here. But I do believe that someone must ask the hard questions, especially of our elected officials as well as powerful men who become members of so-called secret societies. Remember: Governments don't lie. People lie. And if you want the real story, you need to find out more about those people.”

Tags : Blame Blaming Others Conspiracies Conspiracy Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy Theory Finding Truth Government Guilt History Investigation Journalism Lies Lying Question Everything Questions Skepticism Skeptics Truth
Author : Brad Meltzer
Source : History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

171. “It is the unspeakable misery of a life so false as his, that it steals the pith and substance out of whatever realities there are around us, and which were meant by Heaven to be the spirit’s joy and nutriment. To the untrue man, the whole universe is false—it is impalpable—it shrinks to nothing within his grasp. And he himself in so far as he shows himself in a false light, becomes a shadow, or, indeed, ceases to exist.”

Tags : Falsity Guilt Pretence
Source : The Scarlet Letter

172. “Guilt is a useless feeling. It's never enough to make you change direction--only enough to make you useless.”

Tags : Guilt Madame Vileroy Useless
Author : Daniel Nayeri
Source : Another Faust

173. “Self redemption is the first step to exoneration from guilt.”

Tags : Choice Forgiveness Free Guilt Imprisoned Secrets Shame Start Over

174. “Guilt and fear are a kind of rot. It spreads unless it's cleaned. And there's only one way to do that.”

Tags : Cleansing Fear Guilt One Way Rot
Author : Lee Goldberg
Source : Mr. Monk on the Couch

175. “On the whole the modern world has been conditioned to have a chip on its shoulder against devoutly religious people. I disagree with this in some instances - particularly in, believe it or not, matters of integrity. Deep down I often rather believe the man who honestly thinks - or better yet even, prefers - that he has an omnipotent Judge breathing down his neck, holding his every word and his every move accountable, than the man who much like his modern peers, and ironically enough, claims or wishes to bask in complete independence. As it appears actually, the former is more free of guilt than the latter.”

Tags : Accountability Apologetics Freedom God Guilt Honesty Integrity Judge Modern Omnipotence Religion Responsibility Truth
Author : Criss Jami

176. “[T]hose who willed the means and wished the ends are not absolved from guilt by the refusal of reality to match their schemes.”

Tags : Cyprus Cyprus Dispute Greece Guilt Henry Kissinger Makarios Iii Moral Responsibility
Source : The Trial of Henry Kissinger

177. “I couldn't begin to tell you what terrible trigger for such insanity lies deep in my sub-conscious. Though no doubt some would say that, indeed, it may be some demon of conscience. A deeply buried guilt for some unforgivable depravity. Then again, perhaps not.”

Tags : Conscience Guilt Insanity
Author : Angel Rosa

178. “Even with the very best of intentions, even with the ambition of making the world a better place, when we cast judgment upon people whose lifestyles, beliefs, or predilections we dislike, we add to the emotional filth of hostility and make the world feel a little less safe for the folks we’re genuinely trying to help.”

Tags : Belief Community Community Building Compassion Emotions Guilt Help Hostility Intentions Judgment Kindness Kink Lifestyle Opinions Peace Relationships Shame World

179. “Her free hand was clenched in a fist. I held still, waiting for her to say something, to tell me she should have never left me here, where her friends might look to me for help.Finally she looked at me. Her eyes were hard, but she'd let no tears fall. "This is where we blame those who are responsible, Cooper, she told me, her voice very soft. "The colemongers, and the bought Dogs at Tradesmen's kennel. We'll leave an offering for him with the Black God when all this is done, and we'll occupy ourselves with tearing these colemongers apart. all right? We put grief aside for now.”

Tags : Anger Bad News Blame Dread Grief Guilt Justice Response
Author : Tamora Pierce
Source : Bloodhound

180. “There are many roles that people play and many images that they project. There is, for example, the "nice" man who is always smiling and agreeable. "Such a nice man," people say. "He never gets angry." The facade always covers its opposite expression. Inside, such a person is full of rage that he dares not acknowledge or show. Some men put up a tough exterior to hide a very sensitive, childlike quality. Even failure can be a role. Many masochistic characters engage in the game of failure to cover an inner feeling of superiority. An outward show of superiority could bring down on them the jealous wrath of the father and the threat of castration. As long as they act like failures they can retain some sexuality, since they are not a threat to her father.”

Tags : Bioenergetics Childhood Fear Guilt Parenthood Repression Sexuality Suppression
Source : Fear of Life

181. “The most effective weapon a parent has to control a child is the withdrawal of love or its threat. A young child between the ages of three and six is too dependent on parental love and approval to resist this pressure. Robert's mother, as we saw earlier, controlled him by "cutting him out." Margaret's mother beat her into submission, but it was the loss of her father's love that devastated her. Whatever the means parents use, the result is that the child is forced to give up his instinctual longing, to suppress his sexual desires for one parent and his hostility toward the other. In their place he will develop feelings of guilt about his sexuality and fear of authority figures. This surrender constitutes an acceptance of parental power and authority and a submission to the parents' values and demands. The child becomes "good", which means that he gives up his sexual orientation in favor of one directed toward achievement. Parental authority is introjected in the form of a superego, ensuring that the child will follow his parents' wishes in the acculturation process. In effect, the child now identifies with the threatening parent. Freud says, "The whole process, on the one hand, preserves the genital organ wards off the danger of losing it; on the other hand, it paralyzes it, takes its function away from it.”

Tags : Bioenergetics Fear Freud Guilt Life Psychotherapy Sexuality Suppression
Source : Fear of Life

182. “You invoke a new futurewhen you envision your pastin the light of your present.”

Tags : Awakening Awareness Change Creation Destiny Enlightenment Faith Fate Forgiveness Free Will Freedom Future Imagination Invocation Know Thyself Past And Present Power Present Present Moment Self Awareness Shame Spiritual Time Transformation Vision

183. “It is strange the way that someone who wants to find you guilty can start to make you believe in your own guilt, even when you know you are innocent. I was afraid I would condemn myself my mistake.”

Tags : Guilt Heresy Lawyers
Author : S.J. Parris
Source : Heresy

184. “That's all my grandfather was guilty of, fear, faith in his words, but that was a high crime in her eyes. That's all Jack was guilty of that day, but I've lived with him a good while and I believe I understand him. Sometimes it might take an afternoon or evening of being here in this kitchen alone, thinking, but I can usually come to see his reasons through his ways. And half the job of finding peace is finding understanding. Don't you believe it to be so?”

Tags : Fear Guilt Peace Understanding
Author : Kaye Gibbons
Source : A Virtuous Woman

185. “Just as my body had changed at puberty, now I was developing a sense of guilt, a sense not only of how I appeared to others, but of how I appeared to myself, especially in violating self-imposed prohibitions.”

Tags : Conscience Guilt Morality Puberty

186. “The existence of guilty sense is soimportant in education and religion.”

Tags : Education Guilt Guilty Sense Religion Sense
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

187. “Each dark conjecture came and for a moment settled like a vulture on Bond's shoulder and croaked into his ear that he had been a blind fool.”

Tags : Anger Folly Foolishness Guilt Regret
Author : Ian Fleming
Source : Moonraker

188. “Guilt and misery shrink, by a natural instinct, from public notice: they court privacy and solitude: and even in their choice of a grave will sometimes sequester themselves from the general population of the churchyard, as if declining to claim fellowship with the great family of man; thus, in a symbolic language universally understood, seeking (in the affecting language of Mr. Wordsworth)’ Humbly to expressA penitential loneliness.”

Tags : British Guilt Human Thomas De Quincey

189. “We’re animals. No shame, no guilt - no sin…”

Tags : Guilt Shame Sin Werewolf Paranormal Romance
Author : Heather McVea
Source : Turn Darkly

190. “I understand now that the only time black people don't feel guilty is when we've actually done something wrong, because that relieves us of the cognitive dissonance of being black and innocent, and in a way the prospect of going to jail becomes a relief.”

Tags : African Americans Blacks Guilt Incarceration Innocence Jail Justice Justice System Prison Race Relations
Author : Paul Beatty
Source : The Sellout

191. “The law does not expect a man to be prepared to defend every act of his life which may be suddenly and without notice alleged against him.”

Tags : Courts Guilt Innocence Justice Law Legality Trial
Author : John Marshall

192. “If pimps and thieves were invariably sentenced, all decent people would get to thinking they themselves were constantly innocent.”

Tags : Courts Ego Guilt Hubris Innocence Legal Morality The Law Vanity
Author : Albert Camus
Source : The Fall

193. “When a man admits guilt we have to believe him. We cannot set ourselves to proving to him that he is wrong. Otherwise the law courts would never function.”

Tags : Courts Guilt Law
Author : Hilary Mantel
Source : Bring Up the Bodies

194. “In Europe the rich are refined enough to act as if they're not wealthy. That is how civilized people behave. If you ask me, being cultured and civilized is not about everyone being free and equal; it's about everyone being refined enough to act as if they were. Then no one has to feel guilty.”

Tags : Civilization Culture Equality Guilt Refinement Rich Wealthy
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Source : The Museum of Innocence

195. “He didn’t deserve compassion. Sympathy. Not even understanding. He deserved worse, far worse than he had ever been given.”

Tags : Guilt Historical Romance Love Romance
Author : V.S. Carnes

196. “I don’t want anything else bad to happen,” she whispered, her voice choked with tears. “I’m so sick to death of bad things happening, of seeing bad things that happened in the past! And I’m guilty of so many things. I’m sorry that I killed Mrs. Matthias and wrecked her stupid greenhouse back in the Eighties and I’m sorry I left you here alone while I went around the world.”“I wasn’t alone though, I knew you were doing what you wanted to do and that you were still alive, so I wasn’t really alone, I knew you were still there somewhere,” Alecto told her. His damaged smile and downcast, sorrowful eyes were draped in the shadow of the night, saving Mandy the trouble of seeing.”

Tags : Alive Apart Bad Crying Damaged Death Eighties Friendship Greenhouse Grief Guilt Hopelessness Lonliness Love Murder Omen Shadow Smile Sorrow Tears Together Travel Trouble World
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

197. “She had dreams that shamed her in the morning, dreams where Ronan gave her a white powdered cake, yet spoke in Arin's voice. I made this for you, he said. Do you like it?The powder was so fine that she inhaled its sweetness, but always woke before she could taste.”

Tags : Arin Grief Guilt Kestrel Kestrel Trajan Ronan Vengeance
Source : The Winner's Crime

198. “When she can't bring me to heal with scolding, she bends me to shape with guilt.”

Tags : Family Guilt Women
Author : Libba Bray
Source : The Sweet Far Thing

199. “Ivanov: Once I worked hard and thought a lot but I never got tired; now I do nothing and think of nothing, but I'm tired in body and spirit. My conscience aches day and night, I feel deeply guilty but I don't understand where I am actually at fault. And add to that my wife's illness, my lack of money, the constant bickering, gossip, unnecessary conversations, that stupid Borkin... My home has become loathsome to me and I find living there worse than torture.”

Tags : Guilt Tired Torture Whining
Author : Anton Chekhov
Source : Ivanov

200. “As I lifted the ash dagger, something inside me fractured so completely that there would be no hope of ever repairing it.”

Tags : Freyre Guilt Hopeless
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Source : A Court of Thorns and Roses