Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Survival is your strength not your shame.
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.
Guilt says I've done something wrong; ... shame says there is something wrong with me. Guilt says I've made a mistake; ... shame says I am a mistake. Guilt says what did was not good; ... shame says I am no good.
Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough.
Shame produces trauma. Trauma produces paralysis.
I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame.
Shame is a soul eating emotion.
Where shame is, there is also fear.
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
I feel shame, not for the wrong things I have done, but for the right things that I have failed to do.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.
Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.
The only shame is to have none.
It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express, we feel a sense of shame.
One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.
Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
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