The Best Guilt quotes

We all have moments when we feel guilty about something we’ve done or something we haven’t done. In those moments, it can be helpful to turn to the words of others to remind us that we all feel these moments of guilt sometimes. Here, weโ€™ve gathered some of the best guilt quotes from famous authors, poets, and philosophers to help you find solace in times of guilt. From inspirational quotes about guilt to guilt quotes that help us remember to forgive ourselves, these guilt quotes will help you find peace of mind.


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The best guilt quotes

1. Shannon: Only the living suffered. Only they were riddled with guilt and regret and unanswered questions. โ€” Nora Roberts

2. The telling of a lie is not only a sin or disgrace โ€” it is the beginning of a disorder in the soul set in by the puncturing from a spear coated by guilt

3. Goodbye worry, fear, doubt, and guilt. Hello grace. โ€” Tamara L. Chilver

4. I’m glad the truth is out. I’m glad everyone knows I’m innocent, not guilty. โ€” Puff Daddy

5. Only afterward did the guilt set inโ€“โ€“the guilt that for a few minutes he let himself stop feeling guilty. โ€” Tiffany Reisz, The Siren

6. My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent. โ€” William Shakespeare

7. We must not be guilty of taking the law into our own hands, and converting it from what it really is to what we think it ought to be. โ€” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

8. There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together. โ€” Shannon L. Alder

9. The existence of guilty sense is soimportant in education and religion. โ€” Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

10. I love you guilty. It makes it easier for me to wrap you around my finger. โ€” Susan Elizabeth Phillips, What I Did for Love

11. My favorite thing is always wings. That is my guilty pleasure. โ€” Usain Bolt

12. He that voluntarily continues in ignorance, is guilty of all the crimes which ignorance produces. โ€” Samuel Johnson

13. Don’t confuse your grief with guilt. โ€” Veronica Roth

14. We are human beings, We are born full of guilt; We feel terrified when happiness becomes a real possibility. โ€” Paulo Coelho

15. Aging is not our fault, but we certainly are guilty of feeling it. โ€” Munia Khan

16. Guilt and regret kill many a man before their time. Get off the ride. You are the author of the book of your life. Turn the page. โ€” Matthew Mcconaughey

17. The violence of war admits no distinction; the lance, that is lifted at guilt and power, will sometimes fall on innocence and gentleness. โ€” Samuel Johnson

18. I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done. โ€” Turcois Ominek

19. So I would only feel guilt if I misled somebody who was terrible. โ€” Simon Cowell

20. You think of travellers as bold, but our guilty secret is that travel is one of the laziest ways on earth of passing the time. โ€” Paul Theroux, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

21. Think about the people as if they were storm troopers in star wars. they may be individually innocent, but they are guilty because they work for the evil empire. โ€” Timothy Mcveigh

22. We are all so guilty at the way we have allowed the world around us to become more ugly and tasteless every year that we surrender to terror and steep ourselves in it. โ€” Norman Mailer

23. They don’t have to exonerate him, attorney general william barr got ta prove he’s guilty, even for impeachment. โ€” Rudy Giuliani

24. The more we rehearse the worse we become. โ€” Usman Ali, The Guilt

25. Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent. โ€” Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen

26. Let us have no guiltLeft to wasteFor dreaming still. โ€” Scott Hastie

27. The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt. โ€” Martin Luther King

28. I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done. โ€” Turcois Ominek

29. Guilt is one side of a nasty triangle โ€” the other two are shame and stigma. This grim coalition combines to inculpate women themselves of the crimes committed against them.

30. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. โ€” Wayne Dyer

31. Jesus warns people far more often about greed than about sex, yet almost no one thinks they are guilty of it. โ€” Timothy Keller

32. ‘ida’ is about humanity, about guilt and forgiveness. It’s not a film that deals with an issue as such. It’s more universal. โ€” Pawel Pawlikowski

33. They found him guilty, and brother, if Maine had the death penalty, he would have done the airdance before that spring’s crocuses poked their heads out of the dirt. โ€” Stephen King

34. You say somebody’s guilty, everybody believes you. You say they’re innocent, nobody cares. โ€” Paul Newman

35. I’ve dropped a lot of race humor from my routines, not because I think it is in bad taste, but because I don’t want to be guilty of telling old jokes. โ€” Nipsey Russell

36. Feeling guilty does not set us free. Being equipped sets us free. โ€” Thom Hunter

37. My guilt is an ocean for me to drown in. โ€” Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

38. We are all guilty of sin, error, and moments of sheer stupidity; none of us should be casting stones. The occasional arced pebble might be overlooked. โ€” Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

39. Guilt had teeth and it ate folks up if they didn’t know how to tame it โ€” Michelle Modesto

40. We are not on our fours, howling in the woods, only because guilt saves us. โ€” Nelson Rodrigues

41. It is impossible not to notice that our world is tormented by failure, hate, guilt, and fear. โ€” William Saroyan

42. As to the rest, I am no more guilty of imitating ‘real life’ than’real life’ is responsible for plagiarizing me. โ€” Vladimir Nabokov

43. Shine without guilt. Modesty was invented by the mediocres who think you should be the same as them. โ€” Paulo Coelho

44. No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future. โ€” Umar Ibn Alโ€“Khattaab

45. I am not going to answer to this soโ€“called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I’ve said what I’ve said, and I’m not guilty. โ€” Saddam Hussein

46. Rash oaths, whether kept or broken, frequently produce guilt. โ€” Samuel Johnson

47. Even the simplest things, I’m guilty of making really bad decisions a lot of the time. โ€” Michelle Williams

48. There is man in his entirety, blaming his shoe when his foot is guilty. โ€” Samuel Beckett

49. I love dessert. I can’t be guilty about it because I have to taste everything. I experiment. โ€” Martha Stewart

50. There’s a huge swath of humanity that has developed verbal abilities to extract resources from guiltโ€“ridden people.They used to be priests, and now they’re leftists. โ€” Stefan Molyneux


No matter how much guilt we feel, it’s important to remember that we must learn to forgive ourselves and move on. Life is too short to be weighed down by guilt. We must choose to forgive ourselves and start living with a clean slate. Use these guilt quotes as inspiration to make a change and start living with a renewed sense of purpose and joy.

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