Quotation Explorer - 'Ashamed'

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.
Did you make a mistake today? Did you do or say something that you’re ashamed of? Congratulations. You are officially human. Love yourself, especially when you’re aching with shame or regret. Make your amends, learn the lesson, and love your wondrous human self. - Margaret Moss Painter
Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest - William Faulkner
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. - George Bernard Shaw
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul? - Socrates
Never be ashamed of who you are. True shame always belongs to the person that enjoys being ashamed of who you are. - Shannon L. Alder
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. - Alexander Pope
I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
So long as thou are ignorant be not ashamed to learn. Ignorance is the greatest of all infirmities, and when justified, the chiefest of all follies. - Izaak Walton
The more he needs God, the more deeply he comprehends he is in need of God, and then the more he in his need presses forward to God, the more perfect he is... To need God is nothing to be ashamed of but is perfection itself. - Søren Kierkegaard
The Master said, A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.(Analects 4.9) - Confucius
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. - Robert A. Heinlein
Whatever my powers--feminine or the contrary--God had given them, and I felt resolute to be ashamed of no faculty of his bestowal. - Charlotte Brontë
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. - Alexander Pope
We need never be ashamed of our tears. - Charles Dickens
Majesty: when a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares it as his duty. - George Bernard Shaw
Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers
I never wanted to feel ashamed for striving, for desiring, for ambition. And I never wanted to judge another woman, or anyone, for that matter, for their own aspirations, even if they differed from my own - Carrie Brownstein
It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love. - Raymond Carver
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. - Seneca
Never be ashamed of madness, instead be ashamed of people that are ashamed of madness. Without a little bit of insanity, we would have never had the Theory of Relativity, electricity, airplanes, cars or your beloved iPhone. Madness got you that. - Shannon L. Alder
I don't care if it's Twilight or Fifty Shades or War and Peace; never let someone make you ashamed of what you love to read. - Rae Carson
Never be ashamed of your creativity. It simply shows everyone of how you can express your emotions through art - Ysabelle Nidea
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. - Bob Dylan
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
I hope somebody cares because I sure don't. I sure don't. Not anymore. I'm ashamed to go around my family. I'm too embarrassed to confide in my friends. Outside of work I don't have a life. - Mary B. Morrison
To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well
We had parties that Nero would have been ashamed to attend
We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The only reason that some people aren’t ashamed of their parents and/or siblings is because they know that we know that they did not choose them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Lies can live for thousands of years and deceitful but truth will always penetrate to the darkness of surfaces and show the light to the merciful ones and evils one shall be ashamed and flee away like bees. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
I am not ashamed of my failures. It is only a foot-stones for building my success. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I thought about you all the time. I used to pray that you’d live to be a hundred years old. I didn’t know. I didn’t know that you were ashamed of me. - Khaled Hosseini
The key to living a moral life is this: Do nothing in private that you would be ashamed to discuss openly with your mother.
People shouldn’t be ashamed of what they are. And it will help them, to gain self esteem and confidence. - M.F. Moonzajer
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H.L. Mencken
Even the oldest trees aren't ashamed to stand naked. - Marty Rubin
What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration. - Alanis Morissette
But here steps in Satan, the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds. He makes man ashamed of his bestial ignorance and obedience; he emancipates him, stamps upon his brow the seal of liberty and humanity, in urging him to disobey and eat of the fruit of knowledge. - Mikhail Bakunin
Be ashamed not of being single, or, unemployed. That comes standard. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Don't be ashamed for lack of knowledge. The real crime is having but not using it - Grant Walker
Be not ashamed of thy virtues; honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times. - Ben Jonson
We would not be ashamed of doing some of the things we do in private, if the number of sane human beings who do them in public were large enough. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy. That's my life motto - Demi Lovato
True bondage is being afraid and ashamed of your shadow. - K.A. Hosein
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. - Benjamin Franklin
If you do not feel ashamed of anything, then you can do whatever you like - Anonymous
My mother often said, as long as a person is happy at work, then poverty is nothing to be ashamed of. - Yu Hua
Give me a shot to rememberAnd you can take all the pain away from meA kiss and I will surrenderThe sharpest lives are the deadliest to leadA light to burn all the empiresSo bright the sun is ashamed to rise and beAnd I'm in love with all of those vampiresSo you can leave like the sane abandoned me - Gerard Way
I wear a taint of rationing, that's all. I have the thready, ashamed look of a reduced person who assumes there is a worse reduction to come. - Morag Joss
maybe in some cases, people see us fall and crack, see us as a failure. We gotta live with it, i live by our own code we shouldn't be ashamed if we fall, for every fall we get up and pick up ourselves a larger chance we win the next time because we learned. - jinnuljr.
Never test your friends, You will be ashamed or disappointed. - Miit Anmol
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. - George Bernard Shaw
Even those, who some time ago believed all the stories about God, that is who believed that divine power exists, have now come to be so ashamed of their own belief, hiding their ignorance, they are now struggling hard to prove those stories as scientifically true. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
I am ashamed to say this, but as a child, neither my parents not my teachers pushed me to read. In fact, I did not read an entire book through until I was a grown man and had learned the awesome power of reading on my own. - Daniel Whyte III
So what? You're another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for? - Yana Toboso
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created to be victorious. - Joel Osteen
You don't have to be ashamed feel down, to have a good cry; we are human after all and it's the part of humanity. - Euginia Herlihy
Delight in your sensuality, in the dance of your desires. Don't be ashamed of it. - Marty Rubin
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. - Confucius
It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race. - Mark Twain
Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with. - J. K. Rowling
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. - Horace Mann
I don’t want to accidentally end up looking back on my life to find that I’m ashamed of myself, I want to live a life I can be proud of. - Alice Bag
What I have learned in this life is you can never be ashamed of where you come from. - Tyler Perry
It is ashamed that history isolates things that are common to a large populace, but families don’t disperse generational history to prevent their descendants from falling in the same traps as they had. - Stephen and Tiffany Domena
i see tear drops flow from youre eyes and relise life is sometimes hard but crying is not something to be ashamed about - tv show kagal
I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. - Colette
Seemingly from the dawn of man all nations have had governments; and all nations have been ashamed of them. - G. K. Chesterton
He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning. - Danish Proverb
Dorian sat quietly for a moment and then said, We all straddle the abyss, Penny. If you never look down, how will you ever know who you are or what you will become? Your dad could never be ashamed of you, because falling in that abyss is part of the process of growing up. - Karen Gammons
One of the first signs of the beginnings of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one will only in time come to hate. - Franz Kafka
I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free. - John Taylor Gatto
The real you is not sad, angry, depressed, ashamed, hurt, bitter or lost. These things are not real. They feel real but they're not. As spiritual beings living a brief human existence, this is not who we are. We are beautiful, radiant, joyful and loving. - Sue Fitzmaurice
When you are so ashamed of your actions, thoughts, or intentions, you lie rather than accepting yourself for who you really are—or, in this case, pretend something happened when it didn’t. The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you. - Michael J. Sullivan
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it. - George Eliot
MULATTO, n. A child of two races, ashamed of both. - Ambrose Bierce
I'm not ashamed to dress "like a woman" because I don't think it's shameful to be a woman. - Iggy Pop
Fear is wisdom in the face of danger. It is nothing to be ashamed of. - Sherlock Holmes ("Sherlock" TV series)
The incurable sufferer is given very little opportunity to be proud of his suffering and to consider it ennobling rather than degrading" so that "he is not only unhappy, but also ashamed of being unhappy. - Viktor E. Frankl
I am what I might term an unprejudiced sceptic. I am not given to either believing or disbelieving things 'on principle,' as I have found many idiots prone to be, and what is more, some of them not ashamed to boast of the insane fact. - William Hope Hodgson
Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong. - Ashly Lorenzana
If you feel ashamed of ignorance,it's your fault.Try to make yourself acceptable. - Arunesh mani
Ever since I was 12 years old, my mother have always taught me to learn to be a leader. To start learning now! When you have the time to take time to learn and have every chance to be mentored. Don't be ashamed to be high maintenance when it comes to development. - Janna Cachola
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