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    Cruel Remorse! where Youth and Pleasure sport,
    And thoughtless Folly keeps her court,--
    Crouching 'midst rosy bowers thou lurk'st unseen
    Slumbering the festal hours away,
    While Youth disports in that enchanting scene;
    Till on some fated day
    Thou with a tiger-spring dost leap upon thy prey,
    And tear his helpless breast, o'erwhelmed with wild dismay.

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High minds, of native pride and force,
Most deeply feel thy pangs, Remorse;
Fear, for their scourge, read more

High minds, of native pride and force,
Most deeply feel thy pangs, Remorse;
Fear, for their scourge, means villains have,
Thou art the torturer of the brave!

by Sir Walter Scott Found in: Remorse Quotes,
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To be left alone, and face to face with my own crime, had been just retribution.

To be left alone, and face to face with my own crime, had been just retribution.

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Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell

Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell

by George Moore Found in: Remorse Quotes,
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Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness

by William Cullen Bryant Found in: Remorse Quotes,
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Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue

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One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence

One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence

by Ogden Nash Found in: Remorse Quotes,
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If thou dost slander her and torture me,
Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
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If thou dost slander her and torture me,
Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
On horror's head horrors accumulate;
Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed;
For nothing canst thou to damnation add
Greater than that.

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Man, wretched man, whene'er he stoops to sin,
Feels, with the act, a strong remorse within.

Man, wretched man, whene'er he stoops to sin,
Feels, with the act, a strong remorse within.

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Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.

Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Remorse Quotes,
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