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Quotes on Guilt

 

"I Release Myself From All Guilt. I forgive myself for judging me guilty."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

"Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one's own actions or lack of action."
- Audre Lorde

 

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”
― Voltaire

 

“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

 

"Guilt is about actions or behavior; while shame is about the self."
- Dr. Sanity

 

"Guilt is also a way for us to express to others that we are a person of good conscience."
- Tom Hodgkinson

 

“I get up and pace the room, as if I can leave my guilt behind me. But it tracks me as I walk, an ugly shadow made by myself.”
- Rosamund Lupton

 

“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.”
- Oscar Wilde

"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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