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.
Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
The only shame is to have none.
What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
It really is a shame that the truth is perceived as an extreme position.
It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.
Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about shame
and dignity. You are God's lover,
yet you worry what people are saying.
Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
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