Maybe there's more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.
Guilt is the sum total of: All the negative feelings we have ever had about ourselves! Any form of self-hatred, self-rejection, feelings of worthlessness, sinfulness, inferiority, incompetence, failure, or emptiness. The feeling that there are things in us that are lacking or missing or incomplete.
A guilty conscience never feels secure.
Guiltiness will speak, though tongues were out of use
Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed.
All good men and women should be on their guard to avoid guilt, and even the suspicion of it.
My hands are guilty, but my heart is free.
The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.
No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow.
It is only too easy to compel a sensitive human being to feel guilty about anything.
The fearful face usually betrays great guilt.
Guilt has always its horrors and solicitudes; and, to make it yet more shameful and detestable, it is doomed often to stand in awe of those to whom nothing could give influence or weight but their power of betraying.
One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.
Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - at what they did or did not do.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Our guilt has its uses. It justifies much in the lives of others.
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