All Quotes, Shame

33+ Shame Quotes

Shame is a common human emotion. As human we have shame on different issues. Shame is the creator of many important things. This is a collection of 36 quotes on shame and shame sayings.


Shame is an ornament of the young; a disgrace of the old. - Aristotle
Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies. - Alexander Pope
Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough. - Brene Brown
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. - Horace
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin
Shame is a soul eating emotion. - Carl Gustav Jung
Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself. - Anaïs Nin
What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. - Benjamin Franklin
Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame. - Thomas Hobbes
Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly, shame on us for allowing it. - Phyllis Schlafly
Shame is always easier to handle if you have someone to share it with. - Craig Thompson
Reproach is shame, blame, disgrace, disapproval and a disrespectful attitude toward yourself. When you're under reproach, your behavior shows it. - Joyce Meyer
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. - Robert Half
People have pain - they do regrettable things, they feel shame, and shame equals pain. - Jennifer Garner
Shame should be reserved for the things we choose to do, not the circumstances that life puts on us. - Ann Patchett
Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race. - Blake Edwards
It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you. - Abu Bakr
Tell the truth and shame the devil. - Francois Rabelais
Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating. - Samuel Richardson
Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame. - Tertullian
Shame occurs when you haven't been able to get away with the who you want people to think you are. - Carl Whitaker
Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself. - Damon Wayans
There is no shame is being ambivalent about almost everything in your life. - Louis Theroux
Shame is like everything else; live with it for long enough and it becomes part of the furniture. - Salman Rushdie
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. - William Cowper
You can cry, ain't no shame in it. - Will Smith
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. - Randall Terry
Shame without repentance doesn't lose power when it is spoken, it only seeks approval. - Shannon L. Alder
Doubt is the brother of shame. - Erik Erikson
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. - Hesiod
Never shame to hear what you have nobly done. - William Shakespeare
Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. - Brené Brown
The only shame is to have none. - Blaise Pascal
Where there is no shame, there is no honor. - Martin Opitz
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