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William BlakeShame is pride's cloak.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

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

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Samuel JohnsonShame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Benjamin FranklinTake it from Richard, poor and lame, what’s begun in anger ends in shame.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Wolfgang GoetheThey should be ashamed of themselves, all these sober people!

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheWhat is the seal of liberation? — No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

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

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Mark TwainMan is the only animal that Blushes. Or needs to.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Carl SandburgShame is the feeling you have when you agree with the woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are.

—  Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967, American poet

Anton ChekhovA nice man would feel ashamed even before a dog.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Charles DarwinBlushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

ConfuciusWhen a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher

Marcel ProustThere is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer


Ancient Greek

MenanderAnybody who blushes is a good man, me thinks.

Πας ερυθριών χρηστός είναι μοι δοκεί.

—  Menander, 4th cent. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy)

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HomerShame is not good for a man in need.

Αιδώς δ’ ουκ αγαθή κεχρημένω ανδρί παρείναι.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Odyssey XVII

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Movie Quotes

Zorba the Greek (1964)If a woman sleeps alone, it puts a shame on all men.

—  from the film Zorba the Greek (1964)










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