Shame Quotes and Sayings

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

Shame should be reserved for the things we choose to do, not the circumstances that life puts on us.
– Ann Patchett

The difference between shame and guilt is the difference between ‘I am bad’ and ‘I did something bad.
Brene Brown

There is no shame in turning back, when you discover you are on the wrong path.

Submitted by: Robbie

Shame is a soul eating emotion.
– C.G. Jung

We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not only is this wrong, but it’s dangerous. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying.
Brene Brown

I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
– Ralph Ellison

Don’t feel shame for failing but for not trying.

Submitted by: Allent

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
George Bernard Shaw

I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.
– Johnny Depp

Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried.
– Og Mandino

Shame is not what other people can do to you, instead it is what you let it.

Submitted by: Keith Eubanks

Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.
Brene Brown

The worse thing you can ever do to yourself is to be ashamed of being you just because of what other people will think…that’s a suicide to your existence.

Never do anything you are ashamed of and you’ll never have to lie.

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