Shame Quotes and Sayings

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

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.
Brene Brown

A sense of shame is not a bad moral compass.
Colin Powell

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.

The only shame is to have none.
Blaise Pascal

Shame is always easier to handle if you have someone to share it with.
– Craig Thompson

Our personal shame causes us to transpose treatment we deserve with treatment we do not.
Alan Robert Neal


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

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

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


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