Guilt Proverbs

By | October 17, 2017

Sayings about Guilt

A given excuse that was not asked for implies guilt. ~ Singaporean Proverb

Everyone is innocent until he is proved guilty. ~ Traditional Proverb

He who is guilty has much to say. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

The locksmith is the guilty one, but the blacksmith hangs. ~ Polish Proverbs

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt. ~ Latin Proverbs

Guilt is like the footprint of a hippopotamus. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Bad children? Guilty parents! ~ Myanmar Proverb

It is cruelty to the innocent not to punish the guilty. ~ Syrian Proverbs

He who has approved of wrongdoing is as guilty as he who has committed it. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Power acquired by guilt was never used for a good purpose. ~ Latin Proverb

A guilty conscience is a hidden enemy. ~ American Indian Proverb

A guilty conscience needs no accuser. ~ English Proverbs

Measure your guilt, then stretch your legs. ~ Arabian Proverb

Whoever knows how to use a pen never adds his own name to the “guilty” list. ~ Arabian Proverb

Saying about Guilt

Quotations about Guilt

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing. ~ Hannah Arendt

When guilt is in its blush of infancy, it trembles in a tenderness of shame; and the first eye that pierces through the veil that hides the secret brings it to the face. ~ Thomas Southerne

What we call real estate–the solid ground to build a house on–is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Those who guilt stains it equals. ~ Lucanus

They whose guilt within their bosom lies, imagine every eye beholds their blame. ~ William Shakespeare

The sin lessens in human estimation only as the guilt increases. ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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.

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. ~ Dr. Albert Ellis

The mind of guilt is full of scorpions. ~ William Shakespeare

The innocent are free from fear, but the guilty always the dread of punishment before their eyes. ~  Author Unknown

The guilty mind debases the great image that it wears, and levels us with brutes. ~ William Havard

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed. ~ William Shakespeare

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity. ~ Cicero

The ghostly consciousness of wrong. ~ Thomas Carlyle

The fearful face usually betrays great guilt. ~ Seneca

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer. ~ William Shakespeare

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

Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential. ~ Willard Gaylen

Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent. ~ George Orwell

 

Nothing is more wretched that the mind of a man conscious of guilt. ~ Plautus

My hands are guilty, but my heart is free. ~ John Dryden

My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted. ~ Franz Kafka

Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality. ~ John Ruskin

Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman. ~ Seneca

Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty. ~ Ulysses Simpson Grant

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. ~ Thomas Jefferson

It is easy to defend the innocent; but who is eloquent enough to defend the guilty? ~ Syrus

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. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer. ~ Sir William Blackstone

If you commit a crime, you’re guilty. ~ Rush Limbaugh

I hear much of people’s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent. ~ Daniel Defoe

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. ~ David Crosby

How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight! ~ Alexander Pope

He who flees from trial confesses his guilt. ~ Syrus

He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level. ~ Charles James Fox

He that commits a sin shall find the pressing guilt lie heavy on his mind. ~ Thomas Creech

He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will. ~ Seneca

He is guilty who is not at home. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

Guilt’s a terrible thing. ~ Ben Jonson

Guiltiness will speak, though tongues were out of use. ~ William Shakespeare

Guilt was never a rational thing; it distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion. ~ Edmund Burke

Guilt soon learns to lie. ~ Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast, intimidates the brave, degrades the great. ~ Samuel Johnson

Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings. ~ Nicholas Rowe

Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed. ~ Cicero

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it. ~ William Congreve

Guilt is always jealous. ~ John Ray

Guilt is a timorous thing ere perpetration; despair alone makes guilty men be bold. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon. ~ Jane Porter

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation. ~ Henry Fielding

 

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

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many. ~ Ovid

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do. ~ Voltaire

Every guilty person is his own hangman. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

By working hard, you get to play hard, guilt-free. ~ Jim Rohn

Beside one deed of guilt, how blest is guiltless woe! ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

All good men and women should be on their guard to avoid guilt, and even the suspicion of it. ~ Plautus

A guilty conscience never feels secure. ~ Syrus

Funny Guilty Dogs Compilation. ~ External video link

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