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- For a long time I was ashamed of the way I lived.
- Did you reform?
- No, I'm not ashamed any more.
Mae West

If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of
shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.
Albert Einstein

What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When I saw her sex tape, all I could think of were Paris Hilton's poor parents. The shame, the
shame of the Hilton family. To have your daughter do a porno film... in a Marriott hotel.
Joan Rivers

If a man deceive me once, shame on him. But if he deceive me twice, shame on me.
English proverb

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

Shame lasts longer than poverty.
Dutch proverb

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his
duty.
George Bernard Shaw

Shame induces us to fear sin.
Jewish proverb

Live so that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

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

"A superior man (junzi) is ashamed of talking more than doing." This has since become the
Chinese idiom: yan guo qi xing (more talk than action). If a man talks more than he does, a
superior man would regard it as a shame.
Yu Dan

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
Danish proverb

It is no shame to eat one's meat.
English proverb

Who has not a sense of shame is not a man; who is without a sense of right and wrong is
not a man.
Lin Yutang

Shame is a soul-eating emotion.
Carl Jung

There is no "key" to a smooth life. Being "good" or doing it "right" doesn't insulate Nice Guys
from the chaotic, ever-changing realities of life. All the Nice Guy paradigm does is ceate
wimpy men who allow bullies to kick sand in their face or shame them for loading the
dishwasher "wrong."
Robert A. Glover

Be not ashamed of your craft.
German proverb

There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to
him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.
Theodore Roosevelt

He who is not ashamed does whatever he likes.
Egyptian proverb

I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be
ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.
Joanne K. Rowling

Many a one would like to lay his own shame on another man's back.
Danish proverb

Over the past fifty years borrowing has gone from a shameful vice to the national pastime.
David Chilton

If you act as good as you look, you'll never shame your family.
American proverb

Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.
Anais Nin

Women are turned on by men who desire them. They are also turned on by the behaviour of
high status. When you're expressing your truth boldly and showing shameless desire for her,
you are demonstrating both qualities that turn her on.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

Shame take him that shame thinks.
English proverb

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Seneca

For one week, put $2 in a basket each time you blame, shame or complain. Keep track of how
much money you collect each day, and see if you make progress during the week. Use the
money for a family outing or make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Marci Shimoff

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer
love each other.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Old sins breed new shame.
Scottish proverb

We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and over-run by
bureaucrats. The Founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with.
Ron Paul

Who fears no shame comes to no honor.
Dutch proverb

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