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    We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything
    that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of
    our incomes, of our accents, of our opinion, of our experience,
    just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

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A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that read more

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Shame Quotes,
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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

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If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

by Chinese Proverbs Found in: Shame Quotes,
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Doubt is the brother of shame.

Doubt is the brother of shame.

by Ugo Betti Found in: Shame Quotes,
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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Shame Quotes,
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Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails,
And each by turns his aching heart assails.

Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails,
And each by turns his aching heart assails.

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What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.

What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Shame Quotes,
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The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
[Lat., Pessimus quidem pudor vel est parsimoniae read more

The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
[Lat., Pessimus quidem pudor vel est parsimoniae vel
frugalitatis.]

by Titus Livy Found in: Shame Quotes,
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A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

by Robert Burton Found in: Shame Quotes,
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