Quotes and Sayings about Shame



"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

"Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Men, Victory, Passion)

"I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

"You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Money, Food, People, Irony, Shame)

"It's a shame in a way that people come and go with one album."
- Marc Almond
(Related: People, Shame)

"When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Thoughts, Fatigue, Recycling)

"Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Right, Shame, Sleep)

"The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness."
- Anacharsis
(Related: Health, First, Madness, Pleasure, Shame)

"I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: People, Actions, Excuses, Hurt, Responsibility)

"We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about."
- John Atkinson
(Related: Home, People, Fighting, Nothing)

"I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Fiction, Shame)

"David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: People, Performance, Film, Hesitation)

"Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Time, Shame, Worry)

"Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true."
- Richard Bach
(Related: World)

"Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: People)

"It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Birds, Shame)

"I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Tourists)

"Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Business, People, Games, Kids, Names, Shame)

"I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Love, Now, Shame)

"And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Safety, Schools, Teachers)

"When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America?"
- Glenn Beck
(Related: America, Man, Ridicule, Self, Shame)

"Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Beauty, Beliefs, Body, Shame)

"I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, People, Failure, First, Name, Names, Shame)

"The shameful never have dear friends."
- Isaac de Benserade
(Related: Friends)

"If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express, we feel a sense of shame."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Sense, Sentiment, Shame)

"Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Love, Women)

"Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?"
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Survival, Countries, France, Ireland, Nation, Pride, Shame, Support)

"I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Thought, Christian, Inventions, Shame)

"We need not worry so much about what man descends from - it's what he descends to that shames the human race."
- Hal Boyle
(Related: Man, Race, Worry)

"I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Change, Soul, Man)

"Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Science, Values, Nothing, Shame)

"Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Envy, Pride, World)

"After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and everything that goes with it, and it seems a shame to use it only once."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Shame, Universe)

"This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Government, America, Care, Man, President)

"We are always going to be influenced by America... I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: America, Boys, Shame, Word)

"It's a big shame, because 'Trixter' in my mind were what a real rock n' roll band is all about."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Mind, Shame)

"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Dreams, God, Gifts, Man, Shame)

"Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?"
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Life, Blush, Fire, Girls, Gnats, Shame, Wishing)

"Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Heart, Virtue, Moderation, Shame, Will)

"I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Nothing)

"I am not ashamed to say that I am the son of a washerwoman."
- John Burns
(Related: Son)

"Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Anger, Love, Contempt, Hate, Pity)

"I still felt we had some really good music on that record, but it's a shame that we couldn't make it better. And the tour was a total mess. We just had no life, no energy, and I felt we were going through the motions."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Music, Life, Energy, Shame)

"When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Islam, Evil, Leading)

"I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: War, Iraq, Nations, Priorities, Republican, states, United)

"No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Friend, Old)

"How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal?"
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Victory, Promises, Years)

"Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

"I am ashamed the law is such an ass."
- George Chapman
(Related: Law)

"The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Power, Tradition)

"If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Reason)

"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
(Related: Democracy, Living, Memory, Nixon, Risk, Shame)

"Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Character)

"I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Love, Past, Present)

"What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid."
- Robin G. Collingwood
(Related: Being, Man)

"If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Day, Now, Song, Songs, Writing)

"That's the trouble with anything which essentially has a lot of bits that are physically impossible: You're left, stuck, in the studio. And that's a shame. You're making a movie. You don't want it to stay put, you want it to be a movie - to move."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Shame, Trouble, Want)

"It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them."
- Confucius
(Related: Distrust, Friends)

"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of."
- Confucius
(Related: Wealth, Country, Poverty)

"My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame."
- Henry Constable
(Related: Blush, Lady, Roses, Shame)

"We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Eyes, Man, Mind)

"We are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any Congress since at least 1948. And that is even before I was born. So far, we are in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we have only had 26 voting days in this body. That is a shame."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Body, Congress, Day, Shame, Voting)

"The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, Shame)

"Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt."
- William Cowper
(Related: Glory, Guilt, Principles, Shame)

"We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past."
- George Crook
(Related: Civilization, Country, Force, Laws, Past, Question, Shame, Will)

"I feel that I want what allows me to reach the largest number of people as possible, and I don't feel ashamed of that. I think I'm the kind of artist that's meant to be on a major label because my music is different."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Music, People, Artist, Want)

"And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Feeling, Order)

"I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Work, Regret)

"I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Age, Women, Children, Feeling, Self, Shame)

"I'm in the studio 24 hours a day. It's true that once you get a certain level of success, you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Success, Day, Talk)

"Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Art, Belief, Literary, Spirit)

"But let us not too hastily triumph in the shame of Sparta, lest we aggravate our own condemnation."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Shame)

"Second of all, I don't think Wall Street is doing what it's supposed to be doing, even after the shameful performance of the last two years. They're are not allocating capital."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Performance, Years)

"I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Time, Behavior, Old, School, Sickness)

"Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed."
- Bob Dole
(Related: Confusion, Name, Names, Profit, Shame, Will)

"I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Love, Fear, Compassion, Shame, Teachers, Understanding)

"There really is something raw about sexuality that's real and good and we must continue to learn to not be ashamed of it. But - we have to honor the reality of practicing safer sex."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Sex, Honor, Reality, Sexuality)

"I also know how to ask people for money and I have no shame about doing that."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Money, People, Shame)

"But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Love, England)

"Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres."
- John Dryden
(Related: Body, Shame, Spirit)

"Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race."
- Blake Edwards
(Related: Emotion, Order, Race, Shame)

"At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Family, Love, Generosity, Hate, Shame)

"It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Reputation)

"I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Time, Being, Grandparents)

"I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything."
- Eminem
(Related: Glamour, Poor)

"Doubt is the brother of shame."
- Erik Erikson
(Related: Brother, Doubt, Shame)

"It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms of what we deny our children."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Children, Country)

"I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Europe, Students)

"Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Power, Time, Soul, Church, Body, Shame)

"There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

"There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

"The Jews have never been ashamed of being Jews, whereas homosexuals have been stupid enough to be ashamed of their homosexuality."
- Rainer W. Fassbinder
(Related: Being, Homosexuality)

"Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Now)

"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
(Related: Love, Work, Day, Man, Shame)

"There's nothing I've done which I'm ashamed of or I thought was actually bad."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Thought, Nothing)

"Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Fear, Cure, Faults, Shame)

"The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Husband, Influence, Vote, Woman)

"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Being, Shame)

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Anger, Shame)

"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Being, Poor, Shame)

"I gave my parole once, and it has been shamefully violated by the British Government; I shall not give another to people on whom no faith can be reposed."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Faith, People, Government)

"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, God, Body, Nothing, Worry)

"The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Greatness, Shame, Skin, Symbol)

"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man."
- Jean Genet
(Related: History, People, Man)

"A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle."
- Jean Genet
(Related: People, Shame, Wind)

"Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself."
- John Gielgud
(Related: Acting, Forget, Glory, Shame)

"I am ashamed to admit I watch a lot of reality shows like The Osbournes and The Bachelor."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Reality)

"There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Lies, Nothing, Self, World)

"Shame, shame, shame. How many times have I told you not to be frightened? Have I not told you God looks after all his children?"
- Willis Goldbeck
(Related: God, Children, Shame)

"You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Shame, Vote)

"I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Home, Hate, School, Shame)

"Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Mercy, Sin, Wrath)

"The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, Meaning, Old, Saying)

"I felt profoundly ashamed, I was very much upset."
- Otto Hahn
"Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy."
- Robert Half
(Related: Work, Talent, Hard work, Shame, Tragedy)

"Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Men, Ignorance, Party, Shame)

"I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Self, Sense, Shame)

"It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Love, Power, Heart, Blind, Eyes, Hate, Man, Nothing, Pride, Shame, Will)

"I was always the shame of the family - the one Yankee who was actually born in the North."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Family, Shame, Yankee)

"I don't want to be the center of attention. My posture has changed. I walk with my head down and shoulders slumped. Suddenly I carry myself as if I'm ashamed of something."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Attention, Want)

"There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making between Vince McMahon and my dad. He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff, and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Dad, End, Shame)

"There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die."
- William Harvey
(Related: Actions, Charm, Eagles, Lust, Man, Publishing)

"It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms."
- King Hassan II
(Related: Intentions)

"The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Obligation, Promises, Veterans)

"The public have neither shame or gratitude."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Gratitude, Public, Shame)

"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Writing)

"False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth."
- Hesiod
(Related: Wealth, Confidence, Man, Poor, Poverty, Shame)

"Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame."
- Hesiod
(Related: Idleness, Shame)

"I never did anything I'm really ashamed of."
- Lauryn Hill
"The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Thoughts, Blame, Grave, Light, Man, Shame)

"The need for raising the awareness of this shameful chapter in U.S. history is more apparent than ever."
- Michael M. Honda
(Related: History, Awareness)

"It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed."
- Horace
(Related: Fools, Shame, Wounds)

"Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Men, Life, Lie, Land, Nothing, Shame)

"Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal."
- Victor Hugo
"I would certainly never suggest that any lesbian should be ashamed of her sexual preference."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Lesbian)

"It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish."
- Douglas Hyde
(Related: Irish, Language, Shame)

"I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that - stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders."
- Chrissie Hynde
(Related: Film, Songs)

"It's a shame the Manchester United situation turned sour."
- Paul Ince
(Related: Shame, United)

"It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Men, Crime, Man, Poor, Poverty, World)

"It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal."
- Sue Johanson
"I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs."
- Elton John
(Related: Work, Drugs, Fact, Machine)

"There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk, but I think they ought to be proud of it."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: People)

"It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs. I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are, so that we could get involved in a different way."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Love, Commerce, Play, Right, Shame)

"The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest, most disgraceful pages in contemporary history, and everybody ought to be ashamed."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: War, History)

"Amin is the shame of the whole world. The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: War, Fact, Hypocrisy, Shame, World)

"We have to stop the propaganda, the shameful propaganda used by Kremlin to rehabilitate these old types."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Old, Propaganda)

"It's a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing - in art, in pop - we'll ever do. And it would be good to sit around and talk about it."
- Gary Kemp
(Related: Art, Shame, Talk)

"Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Management, Now)

"Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife."
- Johannes Kepler
(Related: Time, Daughter, Truth, Being, Shame)

"Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Effect, Pain, Punishment, Shame)

"I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick, t like my body."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Body)

"The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it."
- B. B. King
(Related: Family, People, May)

"The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out."
- Stephen King
(Related: Feelings, Living, Words)

"I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Apologies, Being, Gay, Will)

"Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Beauty, First, Light, Shame, Will, Woman)

"It's nothing to be ashamed of and that there are even beneficial traits associated with the condition. Most importantly, acknowledge yourself for who you are and if you're struggling with anything resembling ADD get professionally diagnosed."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Nothing)

"I seem to find different material every four to six months and I frequently forget it which is a shame because it would be nice to have a bigger library."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Forget, Months, Shame)

"Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed, and collects the wages of shame even from the poor."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Justice, Poor, Shame, Wages)

"Of course it's difficult to top a box office success like Emmanuelle, so it will always be my most important work. But that's nothing to be ashamed of."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Success, Work, Nothing, Office, Will)

"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."
- Louis Kronenberger
(Related: Time, Shame)

"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Father, Man)

"I was beautiful. Now, because I am old, I take no shame in so saying."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Now, Old, Saying, Shame)

"One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Politics, Time, Party)

"I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself."
- Jude Law
(Related: Society, People, Celebrity)

"It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Children, Fact, Now, Public, Schools, Shame)

"It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame's sake."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Time, Children, Country, Shame)

"I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Beliefs, Spiritual)

"I am a smoker, I'm ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It's a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke."
- Melissa Leo
(Related: Love, Time, Habit, Struggle, Years)

"In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold."
- John Leonard
(Related: Boldness, Memory, Mind, Night, Pain, Shame)

"The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries throughout the country is a shame."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Country, Libraries, Shame, Support)

"In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Love, Achievement, Accomplishment, Children, Mothers, Respect)

"I gave up shame a long time ago."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Time, Shame)

"There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Being, Nothing, Poverty)

"I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits."
- John Locke
(Related: Men, Information)

"I wanted control over what was said and what was not said, rather than holding my head down in shame."
- Rebecca Loos
(Related: Control, Shame)

"It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because they work harder than everybody else."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Work, Shame)

"Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame."
- John Lyly
(Related: Heart, Hope, Mind, Past, Shame)

"When I'd tell people I like country music they'd get this look on their faces. People were kind of ashamed of country."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Music, People, Country, Country music, Faces)

"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Life, Men, Example, First, Influence, Man, Principles)

"I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people I wasn't ashamed of being tall. But I don't wear them any more because you don't have to wear heels to be beautiful. I can't even remember the last time I wore heels."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Time, People, Being)

"We knew Chris Matthews had no shame. Now we also know the king of TV ghouls has no souls."
- Michelle Malkin
(Related: Now, Shame)

"Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Nature, Virtue, Actions, May, Modesty, Motive, Passion, Shame, Vice)

"I think Ellenor is embarrassed and ashamed and has devoted all of her energy to the law and to helping other people get justice because it's too difficult for her to face her own struggle for justice."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: People, Energy, Justice, Law, Struggle)

"Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs and it does something to your brain and then you can't stop. It's easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling of not being able to control your own life."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Drugs, Feeling, Shame)

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Victory, Humanity)

"Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: Women, Sense, Shame)

"You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I'm coming after you and taking back what's mine."
- Billy Mays
(Related: Shame)

"So many people have really wanted to die. They seem ashamed to say so. I think it would help if they would say so."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: People, Help)

"In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Politics, Military)

"I think it's the way I talk. I think they thought I was too country. And I'm not ashamed of that by any means."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Thought, Country, Talk)

"An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Errors, Understanding)

"No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public."
- George McGovern
(Related: Man, Public)

"I haven't done anything that I'm ashamed of."
- Martin McGuinness
"Well it's because the record companies are pumping away with their commercial stuff. I think it's a shame."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Shame)

"I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'd certainly rather be rich than poor."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Money, Poor)

"While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in a shameless effort to tear us apart."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Americans, Effort)

"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Government, Man)

"The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Love, Movies, Wisdom, People, Day, Numbers, Shame)

"The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Intelligence, Anger, Fear, Desire, Hate, Ignorance, Shame, Voice)

"Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine."
- Mark Millar
(Related: America, Shame, Writing)

"The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Money, Manners, Pursuit, Restraint, Shame)

"Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Money, Poor, Style, Television)

"Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Shame, Writing)

"Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Shame)

"Above all, what socialist, without flushing with shame, maintains he is not a revolutionary? We say: none!."
- Johann Most
(Related: Shame)

"The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Will, Writer)

"What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Shame)

"To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Morality, End)

"If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame."
- Tenzing Norgay
(Related: Man, Shame, Will)

"I never considered myself a fall guy. I know what I did. I know why I did it. I'm not ashamed of it."
- Oliver North
"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: Attention, Nothing, Writer)

"So, babies are taken from their mothers because they get temporarily insane and it's not the mother's fault. This is the thing: they shouldn't feel ashamed. They didn't cause this. It is not something they did to themselves."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Mother, Babies, Cause, Fault, Mothers)

"The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it."
- John Owen
(Related: Custom, Sense, Shame, World)

"The only shame is to have none."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Shame)

"Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a full tank of gas. That is simply shameful."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Work, Day, Today, Wage)

"It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Americans, Injustice, Job, Poverty, Suffering, Wage)

"A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame."
- Jane Pauley
(Related: Being, Burden, Secrecy, Shame)

"For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Government, Congress, Security, states, Taxes, United, Years)

"But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules."
- Richard Perle
(Related: People, American, Question, Rules, states, United, Will)

"We will not be beaten. But we may be shamed and embarrassed on a needlessly long road to victory."
- Ralph Peters
(Related: Victory, May, Road, Will)

"Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Truth, Fraud)

"It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!"
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Women, Man, Misery, Old)

"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile."
- Plato
(Related: Victory, First)

"Without truth I feel ashamed to be alive."
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Truth)

"I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Business, Politics, Shame)

"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Saying, Today, Words, Wrong, Yesterday)

"Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Act, Honor, Lies, Shame)

"Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Love, Cows, Deep, Quiet, Tenderness)

"Tell the truth and shame the devil."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Truth, Devil, Shame)

"The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Eyes, Glory, Name, Shame)

"And they said if we help with the crisis, they would do a lot of positive acts. After we helped in those crises, they showed negative acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Negative, Positive, Crisis, Help)

"I don't feel ashamed of my wife's political background, and I don't think she should either. I feel that the people who administered the North of Ireland for the last 20 years should be ashamed. There you are."
- Stephen Rea
(Related: Wife, People, Ireland, Years)

"The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Art, Cinema, Film, Humanity, Shame)

"Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Punishment, Shame)

"It's not about me. It's about not having to be ashamed."
- Gene Robinson
"There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, People)

"We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Deeds, Motives)

"What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Jealousy, Pain, Shame, Vanity)

"We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Actions, Motives, World)

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Gossip)

"So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Family, Gossip)

"Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: Events, Past)

"At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment, beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation."
- Ethel Rosenberg
(Related: Government, Detail, Expression, Haste, Horror, Present)

"Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Blushes, Innocence, Nothing)

"Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Worth)

"Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword."
- Steven Runciman
(Related: Peace, Christianity, Islam)

"I promise not to become a source of shame for you."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Promise, Shame)

"One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Blush, Old, Shame)

"In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery."
- Sallust
(Related: Bribery, Force, Opinion)

"Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?"
- George Sand
(Related: Heart, Blush, Joy, Reason, Regret, Shame, Struggle, Suffering)

"It didn't happen, but I feel fortunate for the two chances we had and it's just a shame we didn't go to a World Series for Cub fans."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: Fans, Shame, World)

"Shame is the feeling you have when you agree with the woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Feeling, Man, Shame, Woman)

"You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Women, People, Gay, Hollywood, Sleep, Talk)

"I was once a shameless, full-time dope fiend."
- Gus Van Sant
"We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it."
- Jennifer Saunders
(Related: Men, Gay, Party, Shame)

"By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else."
- Solomon Schechter
(Related: Civilization, Man, Vice, Vulgarity)

"Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly, shame on us for allowing it."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Shame)

"Shame is such an intense emotion. It just can drive you."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Emotion, Shame)

"Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Law, May, Shame)

"I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Duty, Man)

"I'm 0 for 3 with marriage - the scoreboard doesn't lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Marriage, Lie, Heart, Bible, Will)

"I have to tell them that last night was a shameful train wreck filled with blind cuddly puppies."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Blind, Night)

"I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Feelings, Control, Hope, Healing, Help, Shame, Treatment, Will)

"Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious. The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating. The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical. You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there. The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News is just shameful and it hurts everybody."
- David Shuster
(Related: Insanity, Lies, News)

"For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: End, Fraud, Repentance, Shame)

"Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Strength, Being, Body, Boys, Man, Now)

"We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with."
- Lillian Smith
(Related: Flirting, Worth, Zodiac)

"It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Virtue, Shame)

"You can cry, ain't no shame in it."
- Will Smith
(Related: Shame)

"Mormonism is the pure doctrine of Jesus Christ; of which I myself am not ashamed."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Christ, Doctrine)

"A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Fiction, Mythology)

"For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds."
- Sophocles
(Related: Deeds)

"Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes."
- George Soros
(Related: Being, Mistakes, Shame, Understanding, Wrong)

"Most of the groups I worked with 30 years ago are either dead or dead broke. And it's a shame."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Shame, Years)

"When I came off the boat I was very proud of the thick calluses which had developed on my feet. But now, I am struggling to get into my favourite high heels which is a shame, as I have so many."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Feet, Now, Shame)

"The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Religion, People, Muslim, Events, Hatred, Horror, Names, Nothing, Shame)

"We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Parliament)

"As soon as you forbid something, you make it extraordinarily appealing. You also bring shame in as a phenomenon."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Shame)

"I'm the last person who has any desire to instruct anybody in shame. That's no errand for me."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Desire, Shame)

"There were a couple of things in the intervention that made me know I needed help. One was a letter from my daughter saying that she was ashamed she had the same last name as I did, which will shock you a little bit."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Daughter, Help, Name, Saying, Will)

"I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Men, Wonder)

"A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Man, Saying, Today, Wrong, Yesterday)

"To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue - we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it, And it's no longer sin."
- Algernon Charles Swinburne
(Related: Kiss, Virtue, Shame, Sin)

"All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome."
- Tacitus
(Related: Rome)

"But when we came out of camp, that's when I first realized that being in camp, that being Japanese-American, was something shameful."
- George Takei
(Related: Being, First)

"The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Blush, Defiance, Shame, Woman)

"But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Movies, Nature, Deep, Man, Shakespeare, Shame, Violence)

"We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: People, Idea, Hope, Gay, Hate, Sexuality, Shame, World)

"We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Men, Brother, Shame, Whisper)

"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Work, Dying, Lonely, Poor)

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Fool, Shame)

"Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame."
- Tertullian
(Related: Nature, Fear, Evil, Shame)

"I find it difficult to explain, but I'm quite ashamed of being an actress."
- Kristin Scott Thomas
(Related: Being)

"It's a shame anyone had to lose that. What a great rivalry."
- Mike Tice
(Related: Rivalry, Shame)

"I pick my nose and I'm not ashamed to admit it. If there's a bogey then just pick it, man."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Man)

"I did as well as I knew how and have nothing to be ashamed of."
- Peter Tork
(Related: Nothing)

"And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow."
- Peter Tosh
(Related: Church, Sin, Snow, Songs)

"Now they're attracted to one another, but repelled by their ethnic origins, so that there was something to overcome. They had to overcome their own prejudices, which had been imposed by the culture - their own shame at being Mexican and Italian."
- Robert Towne
(Related: Being, Culture, Now, Shame)

"I ain't a bit ashamed of anything."
- Anthony Trollope
"It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next."
- Brenda Ueland
(Related: Mistakes)

"From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few."
- John Updike
(Related: Secrets, Shame)

"I'd love to be in another film, but they haven't asked me. I think it's a shame but the prospects of me doing another one now are remote. Please do campaign on my behalf."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Love, Film, Now, Shame)

"I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: Love, Friends, Mirth)

"Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: Art, Nature, Musicians, Shame)

"There's a lot of skeletons in my closet, but I know what they're wearing. I'm not gonna act all ashamed of it."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Act)

"Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself."
- Damon Wayans
(Related: Shame)

"I was trying to protect my wife, I was trying to protect myself from shame, and I really regret it."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Wife, Regret, Shame, Trying)

"I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: People, Actions, Hurt, Judgment, Mistakes)

"I think of the Replacements only when they're brought up to me. For two years, I'm at home, they don't really cross my mind. I still hear them on the radio. I'm not ashamed of anything we did."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Home, Mind, Years)

"Many of my friends were blacklisted. America should be ashamed of it forever."
- Richard Widmark
(Related: America, Friends)

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Books, Shame, World)

"Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?"
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Money, Future, Generations, Shame)

"KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite. I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Kiss, Adventure, Exploration, Favorite, Fun, Games)

"Warren Spector is amazing, and his team is as good as any in the business. Shame to see all the revenues from their game entangled with all the madness of the Dallas office."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Business, Madness, Office, Shame)

"I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Experience, American, Body, Nudity, Religious)

"It's kind of a shame that it's even an issue. Not being gay, I can't fully appreciate how complicated that is. In the article, the interviewer asked me, and I said that if I were, I would just say it."
- Scott Wolf
(Related: Being, Gay, Shame)

"It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash."
- Fred Woodworth
(Related: Hurt, Race, Shame)

"A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Man, Silly)

"People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s. Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?"
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: People, Shame, Wishing)

"A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten."
- Isoroku Yamamoto
(Related: Enemy, Man, Military, Pride, Shame)

"I think sometimes all the charities are doing is mopping up the blood. It's a shame."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Blood, Shame)

"Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: People, Financial, Population, Shame, Today, World)

"A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words."
- Kong Fu Zi
(Related: Deeds, Gentleman, Words)

"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."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Death, Food, Strength, Bravery, Injury, Numbers, Right, Shame, Trying, Wrong)

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: People, Killing, Shame)