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Guilt Quotes


These are some of the best 'Guilt' quotations and sayings.

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Adversity, how blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.

Beside one deed of guilt, how blest is guileless woe!

Better it were, that all the miseries which nature owns were ours at once, than guilt.

Fraud and falsehood are his weak and treacherous allies, and he lurks trembling in the dark, dreading every ray of light, lest it should discover him, and give him up to shame and punishment.

From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed.

God hath yoked to guilt, her pale tormentor, misery.

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

Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow.

Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast, intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.

Guiltiness will speak though tongues were out of use.

He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.

He who is conscious of secret and dark designs, which, if known, would blast him, is perpetually shrinking and dodging from public observation, and is afraid of all around, and much more of all above him.

It is the inevitable end of guilt that it places its own punishment on a chance which is sure to occur.

Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty.

Let no man trust the first false step of guilt: it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in lost perdition ends.

Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman.

Oh, that pang, where more than madness lies, the worm that will not sleep, and never dies.

Oh, what a state is guilt! how wild, how wretched, when apprehension can form nought but fears, and we distrust security itself.

Our guilt has its uses. It justifies much in the lives of others. See quote detail


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