Maybe there's more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.
A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of government has forced his hand in a storm; but in the calm he is guilty of all the good he does 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.
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.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.
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.
I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed.
The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
Guilt is a rope that wears thin.
Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.
It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent.
He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.
Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up.
Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.
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.
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
It is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent
Nothing can produce so great a serenity of life as a mind free from guilt and kept untainted, not only from actions, but purposes that are wicked. By this means the soul will be not only unpolluted but also undisturbed. The fountain will run clear and unsullied.
I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er.
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.
My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
Guilt is the one burden human beings can't bear alone.
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