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.
Author: Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)
Profession: French Novelist, Essayist
I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.
Author: David Crosby
Profession: American Rock Musician
The more sinful and guilty a person tends to feel, the less chance there is that he will be a happy, healthy, or law-abiding citizen. He will become a compulsive wrong-doer.
Author: Dr. Albert Ellis (1913)
Profession: American Psychotherapist
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
Author: Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
Profession: British Statesman, Foreign Secretary
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Profession: Third President of the USA
If you commit a crime, you're guilty.
Author: Rush Limbaugh (1951)
Profession: American TV Personality
Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.
Profession: Roman Poet
Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.
Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist
Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.
Author: Nicholas Rowe
Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.
Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist
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.
Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)
Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
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.
Author: Bishop Robert South (1634-1716)
Profession: British Clergyman
Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 AD)
Profession: Roman Historian