Guilt Quote: He who flees from trial confesses his guilt - Syrus

50 Profound Quotes about Guilt

One is guilty of all abjection
that one does not help to relieve.

Jose Marti

(1853 – 1895, Cuban national hero)

Guilt Quote: One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty - Edward Coke

There is a luxury
in self-reproach.
When we blame ourselves,
we feel that no one else
has a right to blame us.
It is the confession,
not the priest,
that gives us absolution.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

(1854 – 1900, Irish playwright, novelist,
essayist, and poet)

A guilty conscience
is the mother of invention.

Carolyn Wells

(1862 – 1942, American writer and poet)

The most beautiful words
in the English language are
‘not guilty’.

Maxim Gorky

(1868 – 1936, Russian and Soviet writer)

No guilt is forgotten
so long as the conscience
still knows of it.

Stefan Zweig

(1881 – 1942, Austrian novelist,
playwright, journalist and biographer)

Guilt is perhaps
the most painful
companion of death.

Coco Chanel

(1883 – 1971, French fashion designer
and businesswoman)

We have no choice
but to be guilty.
God is unthinkable
if we are innocent.

Archibald MacLeish

(1892 – 1982, American poet and writer)

The worst guilt is
to accept an unearned guilt.

Ayn Rand

(1905 – 1982, Russian-American novelist,
philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter)

Rulers who want to unleash war
know very well
that they must procure or invent
a first victim.

Elias Canetti

(1905 – 1994, German language author,
born in Ruse, Bulgaria,
and later a British citizen)

In this rat-race
everybody’s guilty
till proved innocent!

Bette Davis

(1908 – 1989, American actress of film,
television, and theatre)

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