Guilt Quotes

Most popular guilt quotes

Guilt is society's voice talking in your head.
Guilt is a rope that wears thin.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
Guilt hath very quick ears to an accusation.
A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

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Food, love, mother and career—the four guilt groups.
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Guilt is the one burden human beings can't bear alone.
Without the spice of guilt, sin cannot be fully savored.


Guilt is a pollutant and we don't need any more of it in the world.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind;
The thief doth fear each bush an officer.
Sin, guilt, neurosis—they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

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Guilt is a Jewish invention improved upon by Christians for the last two thousand years.
Guilt always hurries toward its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
Many people feel "guilty" about things they shouldn't feel guilty about, in order to shut out feelings of guilt about things they should feel guilty about.

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True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.  False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.