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Quotations on Guilt

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Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.

~ Voltaire

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed.

~ William Wordsworth

Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast, intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

~ Samuel Johnson

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

~ William Shakespeare

He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.

~ Publilius Syrus

Every guilty person is his own hangman.

~ Seneca

It is base to filch a purse, daring to embezzle a million, but it is great beyond measure to steal a crown. The sin lessens as the guilt increases.

~ Johann von Schiller

Action and care will in time wear down the strongest frame, but guilt and melancholy are poisons of quick dispatch.

~ Thomas Paine

Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend,Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behind, With whips and stings.

~ Nicholas Rowe

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