45 Guilty quotes and sayings from famous people

You will feel guilty when you feel like you did something wrong. Feeling guilty about something is not necessarily bad. It will give you the chance to correct your mistakes and grow as a person. And for law-related matters, you are guilty if you are proven responsible for committing any offense or crime. May these feeling guilty quotes give you insights that will help you understand more about the topic.

Guilty quotes and sayings from famous people
1. “When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself.” – Anthony de Mello

2. “Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

3. “My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.” – Franz Kafka

4. “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.” – William Shakespeare

5. “If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.” – J.M. Coetzee

6. “Every guilty person is his own hangman.” – Seneca

7. “No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.” – Stefan Zweig

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

9. “You’re innocent until proven guilty.” – John F. Kennedy
Guilty quotes and sayings from famous people
10. “Because no retreat from the world can mask what is in your face.” – Gregory Maguire

11. “It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.” – Criss Jami

12. “How much suffering did you lay on yourself before you awakened and recognized that guilt is deadly, and empty, and profitless?” – Janny Wurts

13. “I would rather be punished for making the right decision than live with the guilt of making the wrong one for the rest of my life.” – Shannon Messenger

14. “It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.” – William Blackstone
Guilty quotes and sayings from famous people
15. “It happened. It was awful. You aren't perfect. That's all there is. Don't confuse your grief with guilt.” – Veronica Roth

16. “You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.” – Jessica Mitford

17. “It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.” – Thomas Jefferson

18. “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” – Immanuel Kant

19. “Guilt isn't always a rational thing. Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.” – Maureen Johnson
Guilty quotes and sayings from famous people
20. “I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness.” – Brittany Murphy

21. “And yet, sometimes facts are no more than pitiful consequences, because guilt does not reside in our acts but in the intentions that give rise to our act. Everything turns on our intentions.” – Sándor Márai

22. “I'd rather believe in my own choice and see it all go wrong than do something I'm not fully convinced of and later feel guilty about it.” – Alicia Keys

23. “You're guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that's the way that it is in this world.” – Chris Webber

24. “I couldn't quite understand how an ordinary man's good qualities could become crushing accusations against a guilty man.” – Albert Camus
Guilty quotes and sayings from famous people
25. “There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure.” – Douglas Wilson

26. “No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.” – Umar Ibn Al Khattaab

27. “You have to be reasonable with yourself and not feel guilty when things aren't perfect.” – Jaclyn Smith

28. “When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.” – Piers Anthony

29. “Guilt and rage, hatred and fear were pathways to weakness and clumsy choices.” – Jonathan Maberry

30. “There was more than one type of guilt. You might do something horrible that you later regretted. But you could also feel guilty for something you'd not done.” – Joseph Delaney

More Guilt Quotes

31. “A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.” – Edward Teller

32. “Sometimes it's difficult to accept, to recognise one's own mistakes, but one must do it. I was guilty of overconfidence and arrogance, and I was punished for that.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

33. “You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store.” – Joel Osteen

34. “Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty.” – Melody Beattie

35. “Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

36. “I remember feeling guilty that I had a good childhood. I thought everybody who is famous has to have a desperate childhood and work his way out of it, but I had a great one.” – Tomie dePaola

37. “One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.” – Edward Coke

38. “No one involved in corruption will be spared, no matter who they are, I assure you. Whether a minister, a prince, or anyone. Anyone who is guilty of corruption will be held accountable.” – Mohammad bin Salman

39. “My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not.” – Sonia Sotomayor

40. “We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society.” – Ruby Bridges

41. “A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.” – Albert Camus

42. “The guilty think all talk is of themselves.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

43. “I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.” – Francis Schaeffer

44. “If someone has been bad to me, I believe in being good to that person. It's my way of getting back. Because that person is going to feel guilty about it.” – Madhuri Dixit

45. “When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.” – Marilyn Monroe

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