Guilt Quotes, Sayings about being guilty

Fake coughing in front of smokers just to make them feel guilty!

Saying sorry doesn’t mean there isn’t guilt and forgiving doesn’t mean the pain is gone

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

The only things you give yourself when you cheat are fear and guilt.

The best way to owe an apology is just to feel real guilt for what you have done, simple but best, real and true.

Submitted by: cinder on January 16, 2012

Only a guilty man runs.

Submitted by: James on April 14, 2012

It has always seemed that a fear of judgement is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.
Criss Jami


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
William Shakespeare

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.

Worry looks around, fear looks back, faith looks up, guilt looks down, but I look forward.

Guilty people answer questions with a question.

Don’t feel guilty, you should have felt it before.

Submitted by: broken pieces on May 18, 2009

It’s funny how guilty people start to question your spirituality and education only because they have nothing to say that will justify their faults.
– J.B. Albano

Guilt is always hungry, don’t let it consume you.
Terri Guillemets

My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
– Franz Kafka


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

Our guilt has its uses. It justifies much in the lives of others.
– Max Frisch

Guilt can quickly turn into regret and self- pity. The only way out is through acceptance and forgiveness.

When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself.
– Anthony de Mello

I wish I could say I felt guilty for what I did.I don’t.
Veronica Roth

No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.
– Stefan Zweig

Secret guilt is by silence revealed.
John Dryden

If you’ve had the right kind of education, it’s amazing how many things you can find to feel guilty about.
– Pete McCarthy

Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion.
– Lynn Crilly

For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.
– Lillian Hellman


He who helps the guilty, shares the crime.
Publilius Syrus

That instant pain of guilt when you know you have betrayed the person that just trusted his life to you.
– Monika Geidane

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
Veronica Roth

I say “sorry” a lot. Mostly because I feel like everything is my fault.

Shame is closely related to guilt, but there is a key qualitative difference. No audience is needed for feelings of guilt, no one else need know, for the guilty person is his own judge. Not so for shame. The humiliation of shame requires disapproval or ridicule by others. If no one ever learns of a misdeed there will be no shame, but there still might be guilt. Of course, there may be both. The distinction between shame and guilt is very important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it.
– Paul Ekman

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