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I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
Jonathan Swift

No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a
man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
Socrates

Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn
your head away from something you do not want.
Jonathan Safran Foer

Picasso had a saying: "Good artists copy, great artists steal." We have always been
shameless about stealing great ideas.
Steve Jobs

In politics, it seems, retreat is honourable if dictated by military considerations and
shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
Mary McCarthy

Shame in a kindred cannot be avoided.
English proverb

Be ashamed to die before you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann

God knows we've never ashamed of our tears, because they are the rain that cleanses the
blinding dust of earth overlying our hard hearts.
Charles Dickens

Truth may be blamed but never shamed.
American proverb

People dancing the painful Blame 'n Shame Shuffle feel wronged, weak, and disconnected.
Take a wild new leap into empowerment by taking 100% responsibility.
Gay Hendricks

We need never be ashamed of our tears.
Charles Dickens

Choice! The key is choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in
failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity. There is a better way to live!
Og Mandino

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.
George Eliot

Fear in the forest is shame in the home.
African proverb, Hausa

It's a shame to steal, but a worse to carry home.
English proverb

There's no shame in losing money on a stock. Everybody does it. What is shameful is to hold
on to a stock, or worse, to buy more of it when the fundamentals are deteriorating.
Peter Lynch

I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Cicero

Malice, like lust, when it is at the height, doth not know shame.
George Savile

Never be ashamed. There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering
with.
Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Tell the truth and shame the devil.
English proverb

Some thinking to avenge their shame increase it.
French proverb

Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but
quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose.
These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are
for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the
rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To a lover, melancholy is no shame.
Arabic proverb

As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is
hungry, our lives will be filled with anguish and shame. What all these victims need above all
is to know that they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them, that when their voices
are stifled we shall lend them ours, that while their freedom depends on ours, the quality of
our freedom depends on theirs.
Elie Wiesel

Shame sometimes can kill a man.
Philippine proverb

England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own
nationality.
George Orwell

He that has no shame has no conscience.
English proverb

Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive
your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love,
your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.
Jim Henson

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