Shame Quotes and Sayings

Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
Brene Brown

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

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

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.

The only shame is to have none.
Blaise Pascal

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.

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

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