Shame Quotes and Sayings

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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.

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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 be ashamed of doing what feels right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.

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That moment of shame when you walk up to an automatic door and it doesn’t open for you.

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

Shame, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder.
– Julie Burchill

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Benjamin Franklin

Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
Brene Brown

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