"I rest in the light of forgiveness. I forgive myself and others for that which is done (and better left undone) and also that which is not done (and better if done). I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt. I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear."
- Mary Anne Radmacher
"Guilt is a useless feeling. It's never enough to make you change direction--only enough to make you useless."
- Daniel Nayeri
“Guilt isn't always a rational thing. Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.”
- Maureen Johnson
"There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.”
- Bill Watterson
"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.
- John Bradshaw
"No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it."
- Stefan Zweig
“Maybe there's more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.”
- Veronica Roth
“There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.”
- Sabaa Tahi
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