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Positive Quotes about Guilt

Let these Guilt quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Anger Revenge Vengeance Forgiveness Blame

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
I forgive myself for judging me guilty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All religions are the same:
Religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
- Cathy Ladman

You have to learn to push the guilt
under the rug and move on,
otherwise it overwhelms you.
- the Woody Allen movie Match Point

I am tortured when I am away from my family,
from my children.
I am horribly guilt-ridden.
- Jessica Lange

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck

Guilt for being rich,
and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough
and you have to go and get shot or something.
- John Lennon

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears.
The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

We have made drugs an Olympic event.
It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even
the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
- Bill Toomey

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
- Phil Donahue

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked,
while your own conscience approved you,
and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
- Charlotte Bronte

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt,
has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed
or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
- Natalie Wood

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.
- Alan Cohen

I find that people...
very few people think that what they're doing is bad,
and usually the people who think what they're doing
is bad it has more to do with guilt.
- Jon Favreau

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here,
but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that
you're having too good a time.
- Dennis Miller

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
- John Adams

My creativity and my political work are linked.
I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.
- Holly Near

How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about
the sins one is unable to commit.
- V. S. Pritchett

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.
- Ayn Rand

What is guilt? Guilt is the pledge drive constantly
hammering in our heads that keeps us from fully enjoying the show.
Guilt is the reason they put the articles in Playboy.
- Dennis Miller

But I don't believe in guilt by association.
- Marion Jones

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt
is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up.
- Marge Kennedy

I'm not doing my philanthropic work,
out of any kind of guilt,
or any need to create good public relations.
I'm doing it because I can afford to do it,
and I believe in it.
- George Soros

Canon law itself says for one case of guilt,
a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state.
One.
- Roger Mahony

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
- Robert Blair

A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.
- Hans Frank

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -
as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt:
God did it.
- Florence King

Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt,
because I left with three classes to go in the business
school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox.
- Tom Selleck

The guilt of newborns is immense.
- Georg Trakl

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same,
the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
- Henry Miller

To have guilt you've got to earn guilt,
but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have.
And that's what The Firebombing is about.
- James Dickey

The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it,
is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The Ought-To Need-To Tango:
I am racked with the guilt and the pain of I should,
and I ought, and I can't, but I must.
I can't rest; I can't sleep; I'm just not understood,
and I hate that the world is unjust.
I have work; I have woes; I have troubles for life;
but I don't have a ME that I trust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme.
I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone -
even when they're laughing.
I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
- Sophia Bush

I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt.
I was very happy just kissing people.
I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.
- Mira Sorvino

The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how
much of it is experienced by the party he injured.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time;
and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling
less guilty about the universe.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to
any unhappiness suffered by my husbands.
They were as much to blame as I was.
- Hedy Lamarr

I wanted to show a normal young girl whose only difference
was that she behaved in the way a boy might,
without any sense of guilt on a moral or sexual level.
- Roger Vadim

If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours.
If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing,
then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.
- Raymond E. Feist

I have never smuggled anything in my life.
Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
- John Steinbeck

The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution,
is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the
fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister,
and so he's got that guilt to live with.
- Donald Pleasence

Allowing children to show their guilt,
show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
- Martha Beck

Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also
feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to.
And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
- Jim Carrey

Victims suggest innocence.
And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms,
suggests guilt.
- Susan Sontag

Defending the truth is not something one does out of
a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes,
but is a reward in itself.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their
children to do better and have a higher standard of living.
But I think there's too much guilt.
- Phil McGraw

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray,
what charm can soothe her melancholy,
what art can wash her guilt away?
- Oliver Goldsmith

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
- William Cowper

There is no such thing as collective guilt.
- Kurt Waldheim

Guilt always hurries towards its complement,
punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
- Lawrence Durrell

My mother should have been Jewish.
She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.
- Lorna Luft


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