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    shame Quotes

    Scars on the back are a swordsman's shame.
    — Zoro
    tags: shame 
    There's no shame in owning a New Kids on the Block t-shirt. They were my first concert when I was eight.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: shame  kids 
    Goods and possessions are no gain in his eyes. He stays far from wealth and honor. Long life is no ground for joy, nor early death for sorrow. Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame. Had he all the world's power he would not hold it as his own. If he conquered everything he would not take it to himself. His glory is in knowing that all things come together in One and life and death are equal.
    — Zhuangzi
    Therefore, the truly great man, although he does not injure others, does not credit himself with charity and mercy (these are natural to him). He does not seek gain, but does not despise his followers who do. He struggles not for wealth, but does not take credit for leaving it alone... The ranks and emoluments of the world are to him no cause for joy, it's punishments and shame no cause for disgrace.
    — Zhuangzi
    By bringing shame to a person, how could one expect to make him a better man?
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: people  shame 
    Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
    — Xunzi
    If Germany, my beloved fatherland, of whom you know I am proud, will not accept me, then must I, in the name of God, again make France or England richer by one capable German - and to the shame of the German nation.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: shame  god  england 
    You go to conferences, and your fellow African intellectuals - and even heads of state - they all say: 'Nigeria is a big disappointment. It is the shame of the African continent.'
    — Wole Soyinka
    Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.
    — Wilson Bentley
    tags: beauty  forever  lost  shame  miracle  gone 
    I confess, without shame, that I am sick and tired of fighting - its glory is all moonshine; even success the most brilliant is over dead and mangled bodies, with the anguish and lamentations of distant families, appealing to me for sons, husbands, and fathers ... it is only those who have never heard a shot, never heard the shriek and groans of the wounded and lacerated ... that cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    tags: body  shame  fighting  blood  success  father  son 
    Are you a censor? Do you tell people not to say "girl"? Shame on you! If nothing offends you, you're a saint or you're psychotic. If a few things offend you, deal with them-fairly. If you're often offended by things, you're probably a self-righteous asshole and it's too bad you weren't censored yourself-by your mother in an abortion clinic.
    — William T. Vollmann
    tags: people  shame  bad  mother 
    Responsibilites and expectations are the basis of guilt and shame and judgement, and they provide the essential framework that promotes performance as the basis for identity and value.
    — William P. Young
    Another thing much too commonly seen, is an aberration of the human mind which otherwise I should have been ashamed to warn you of. It is technically called carpet-gardening. Need I explain it further? I had rather not, for when I think of it, even when I am quite alone, I blush with shame at the thought.
    — William Morris
    tags: thoughts  human  alone  shame  mind 
    There smites nothing so sharp, nor smelleth so sour as shame.
    — William Langland
    tags: shame 
    Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: mental  illness  shame 
    My patriotism is of the kind which is outraged by the notion that the United States never was a great nation until in a petty three months' campaign it knocked to pieces a poor, decrepit, bankrupt old state like Spain. To hold such an opinion as that is to abandon all American standards, to put shame and scorn on all that our ancestors tried to build up here, and to go over to the standards of which Spain is a representative.
    — William Graham Sumner
    The mask was a thing on it's own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-conciousness.
    — William Golding
    tags: shame 
    A woman scorn'd is pitiless as fate,For then the dread of shame adds stings to hate.
    — William Gifford
    tags: women  hate  shame 
    It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: men  work  shame 
    Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. Not for kudos and not for cash: your picture in the paper nor money in the back either. Just refuse to bear them.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: young  shame  money 
    In my opinion it's a shame that there is so much work in the world.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: work  world  shame  opinion 
    Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
    — William Cowper
    tags: guilt  shame 
    If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  shame  strong 
    True modesty is a discerning graceAnd only blushes in the proper place;But counterfeit is blind, and skulks through fear,Where 'tis a shame to be asham'd t' appear:Humility the parent of the first,The last by vanity produc'd and nurs'd.
    — William Cowper
    tags: true  shame  parent 
    I pity bashful men, who feel the pain Of fancied scorn and undeserved disdain, And bear the marks upon a blushing face, OF needless shame, and self-impos'd disgrace.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  pain  shame 
    But truths on which depends our main concern, That 'tis our shame and misery not to learn, Shine by the side of every path we tread With such a lustre he that runs may read.
    — William Cowper
    tags: truth  shame  misery  learn  read  path 
    Poverty is, except where there is an actual want of food and raiment, a thing much more imaginary than real. The shame of poverty-the shame of being thought poor-it is a great and fatal weakness, though arising in this country, from the fashion of the times themselves.
    — William Cobbett
    But 'neath yon crimson tree Lover to listening maid might breathe his flame, Nor mark, within its roseate canopy, Her blush of maiden shame.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: listening  shame  lover 
    Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential.
    — Willard Gaylin
    You can cry, ain't no shame in it.
    — Will Smith
    tags: shame 
    Persecute them. ... Let them be put to shame and perish. ... Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. ... Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg. Let there be none to extend mercy unto him, neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
    — Wiley Drake
    tags: children  mercy  child  shame  wife 
    You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.
    — Whoopi Goldberg
    tags: shame 
    'Brokeback Mountain' is a sad love story about two people who can't be together, and the reason that they can't be together is because being gay is a stigmatized thing. It would be interesting to have the same movie in which the two guys weren't in the closet and there was no shame about them being gay and they couldn't be together for other reasons. I still feel like we're a long way from that happening.
    — Wesley Morris
    tags: people  sad  shame  movie  gay  stories 
    I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame.
    — Wesley Clark
    tags: living  memory  risk  shame  democracy 
    I know a few things to be true. I do not know where I am going, where I have come from is disappearing, I am unwelcome and my beauty is not beauty here. My body is burning with the shame of not belonging, my body is longing.
    — Warsan Shire
    tags: beauty  true  body  longing  shame 
    We must never mistake the process for the result...there is suffering; but this is only the process. God isn't going to stop with the process; He wants to produce the final result. Suffering leads to glory; shame leads to honor; weakness leads to power. This is God's way of doing things.
    — Warren W. Wiersbe
    What begins in arrogance often ends in shame.
    — Walter Russell Mead
    tags: shame  arrogance 
    The best time for marriage will be towards thirty, for as the younger times are unfit, either to choose or to govern a wife and family, so, if thou stay long, thou shalt hardly see the education of thy children, who, being left to strangers, are in effect lost; and better were it to be unborn than ill-bred; for thereby thy posterity shall either perish, or remain a shame to thy name.
    — Walter Raleigh
    The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, the fourth for madness.
    — Walter Raleigh
    There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: truth  law  devil  shame 
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