Shame Quotes and Sayings
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
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
Shame is not what other people can do to you, instead it is what you let it.
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
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
– Benjamin Franklin
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero