Shame Quotes and Sayings
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
- Benjamin Franklin
Common sense hides shame.
Doubt is the brother of shame.
- Ugo Betti
The only shame is to have none.
- Blaise Pascal
Shame is pride’s cloak.
- William Blake
Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character.
- Stephen Colbert
I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
- Fanny Burney
The shameful never have dear friends.
- Isaac de Benserade
It’s a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.
- Marc Almond
Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.
- Burt Bacharach
The public have neither shame or gratitude.
- William Hazlitt
Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
- John Gielgud
There’s no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
- George Farquhar
Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.
- Blake Edwards
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
- John Dryden
I am not ashamed to say that I am the son of a washerwoman.
- John Burns
There is no shame in not knowing your history, the shame lies in not finding out.
- Habeeb Akande
And as long as you are in any way ashamed before yourself, you do not yet belong with us.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
But shame is like a wound that is never exposed and therefore never heals.
- Andreas Eschbach
The shame of living extends its tentacles around my dreams.
- Anne de Gandt
To show his nervousness was not shameful; only to admit it.
- Ernest Hemingway
Do not be ashamed of help.
- Marcus Aurelius
Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.
- Brené Brown