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It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men.
The reason con artists get away with what they get away with is, their victims are ashamed of their own blindness and their own gullibility, and they tend to just quietly go away.
It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next.
I've never been a hands-on dad. I'm not ashamed to admit it, but you can't run a restaurant and be home for tea at 4:30 and bath and change nappies.
I was teased if I brought my books home. I would take a paper bag to the library and put the books in the bag and bring them home. Not that I was that concerned about them teasing me - because I would hit them in a heartbeat. But I felt a little ashamed, having books.
Walter Dean Myers
Whatever it is that I feel, I express it! I am free with my joy, my laughter, my pleasure, my pain, and I am blessed in that way as an actress that I can access those feelings within myself and not be ashamed to show whatever that is that's appropriate for the character.
Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
I was 23 years old, a freshman at university, and there I was, on the first day, sitting in a remedial English class. I was so ashamed I almost got up and left, but somehow I knew inside that if I ran away from this, I would hate myself forever.
The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
George Bernard Shaw
We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Robert A. Heinlein
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken
Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That's why I started in with the props.
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.
In Henry Adams, I discovered not only the prototype of the modern thinker but also someone who is more interesting: a viper-toothed, puling, supercilious crank, thwarted in ambition, aging gracelessly, mad at the cosmos, and ashamed of his own jejune ideals. He is nevertheless very dear to me.
P. J. O'Rourke
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
Michel de Montaigne
When I first went to places where people were suffering from war and persecution, I felt ashamed of my feelings of sadness. I could see more possibilities in my life.
The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
E. M. Forster
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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