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Shame Quotes


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

Be assured that when once a woman begins to be ashamed of what she ought not to be ashamed of, she will not be ashamed of what she ought.

Blush not now, said a distinguished Italian to his young relative whom he met coming out of a haunt of vice; the time to have blushed was when you went in.

Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.

I count him lost, who is lost to shame.

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

I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame.

It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.

Mortifications are often more painful than real calamities.

Nothing is truly infamous but that which is wicked, and therefore shame can never disturb an innocent and virtuous mind.

O shame! Where is they blush?

Shame is a great restraint upon sinners at first; but that soon falls off: and when men have once lost their innocence, their modesty is not like to be long troublesome to them. For impudence comes on with vice, and grows up with it. Lesser vices do not banish all shame and modesty; but great and abominable crimes harden men's foreheads, and make them shameless. When men have the heart to do a very bad thing, they seldom want the face to bear it out.

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

Shame is nature's hasty conscience.

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.

Those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.

We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinion, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

While shame keeps watch virtue is not wholly extinguished from the heart, nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the mind of tyrants.