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Remorse Quotes


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

Conscious remorse and anguish must be felt, to curb desire, to break the stubborn will, and work a second nature in the soul, ere virtue can regain the place she lost.

I am afraid to think what I have done; lock on it again I dare not.

It is not just when a villainous act has been committed that it torments us; it is when we think of it afterward, for the remembrance of it lasts forever.

Not sharp revenge, nor hell itself can find a fiercer torment than a guilty mind.

Remorse is a man's dread prerogative, and is the natural accompaniment of his constitution as a knowing, voluntary agent, left in trust with his own wel­fare and that of others. Remorse, if we exclude the notion of responsibility, is an enigma in human nature never to be explained.

Remorse is beholding heaven and feeling hell.

Remorse is the consciousness of doing wrong with no sense of love; penitence the same consciousness with the feeling of sorrow and tenderness added.

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

Remorse not only turns God against us, but turns us against ourselves, and makes the soul like the scorpion in the fire, which stings itself to death.

The fruition of what is unlawful must be followed by remorse. The core sticks in the throat after the apple is eaten, and the sated appetite loathes the interdicted pleasure for which innocence was bartered.

There is no future pang can deal that justice on the self-condemned, that he deals on his own soul.

There is no man that is to himself knowingly guilty and that carries guilt about him, but receives a sting into his soul.

Think not that guilt requires the burning torches of the furies to agitate and torment it. - Frauds, crimes, remembrances of the past and terrors of the future, these are the domestic furies that are ever present to the minds of the impious.

This is the bitterest of all, to wear the yoke of our own wrong-doing.

To be left alone, and face to face with my own crime, had been just retribution.