Quotes of Disgrace

“ Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Man has no right to kill his brother, it is no excuse that he does so in uniform. He only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. ”

- William Cowper

“ The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ O shame! Where is thy blush? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. ”

- Bible

“ It isn't a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. ”

- Benjamin E. Mays

“ No one can disgrace us but ourselves. ”

- Josh Billings

“ To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Whatever disgrace we may have deserved, it is almost always in our power to reestablish our character. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ I hope there's a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there's one good scandal left in me yet. ”

- Diana Rigg

“ Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? ”

- Patrick Henry

“ To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right — shame on you! ”

- Louis Armstrong

“ The public have neither shame or gratitude. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ One of the misfortunes of our time is, that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well. ”

- Louis Kronenberger

“ Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ It is safest to be moderately base — to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue. ”

- Sydney Smith

“ And there's a lust in man no charm can tameOf loudly publishing our neighbour's shame;On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly,While virtuous actions are but borne to die. ”

- Juvenal

“ He rams his quill with scandal and with scoff, But 'tis so very foul, it won't go off. ”

- Edward Young

“ One man's transparency is another's humiliation. ”

- Gerry Adams

“ We are a vibrant first-world country, but we have a humbling third-world memory. ”

- Mary McAleese

“ To our shame a woman is never so much attached to us as when we suffer. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ Virtue steals, like a guilty thing, into the secret haunts of vice and infamy, clings to their devoted victim, and will not be driven quite away. Nothing can destroy the human heart. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ That was one of the things she held against missionaries: how they stressed Christ's submission to humiliation, and so had conditioned the people of Africa to humiliation by the white man. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Yoga is really trying to liberate us from... shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing — I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body. ”

- Rodney Yee

“ Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ O the disgrace of it! - / The scandal, the incredible come-down! ”

- Max Beerbohm
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