Shame Quotes and Sayings

Never be ashamed of doing what feels right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.

Not displaying your affection openly is a sign that you are ashamed of who you are with.

That walk of shame when you fail at throwing a ball of paper into the trash bin.

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

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

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.

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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Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
– 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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Submitted by: Robbie

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

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.
– Blake Edwards

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

Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating.
– Samuel Richardson

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
– George Soros

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

Guilt is feeling bad about what you have done; shame is feeling bad about who you are – all it is, is muddling up things you have done with who you are.
– Marcus Brigstocke

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

Submitted by: Allent

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

Submitted by: Keith Eubanks

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

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

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