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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.
I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Robert A. Heinlein
'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'
The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.
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.
Photographers must learn not to be ashamed to have their photographs look like photographs.
Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime.
The privileged Victorians who did most to improve the lives of the poor were not ashamed of their pious intent: they were superiors seeking to help inferiors.
We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That's why I started in with the props.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with.
J. K. Rowling
He who is ashamed would like to force the world not to look at him, not to notice his exposure. He would like to destroy the eyes of the world.
I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next.
Every abstract picture of the world is as impossible as a blueprint of a storm. Don't be ashamed because you're human: be proud! Inside you, vaults behind vaults open endlessly. You will never be finished, and that's as it should be.
For me, the moment the mic is on and it's rolling, it's impossible to vocally relax for some reason. But one day, I'm going to be able to sing the way I sang when I was a little kid, completely open and free. That's, I think, the one thing that's changed: Growing older, I'm not ashamed to hear my voice.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true.
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.
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.
Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
Michel de Montaigne
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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