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Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.
From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.
Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
At this stage in my career, I don't have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying 'yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.' It's always a shame when that happens, especially if you've gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic.
Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young.
A. E. Housman
We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it: the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.
If there's friends around, I'll cook. Or if I have a girlfriend. But on my own I kind of fell out of the habit of it, and it's a shame really because I know it's good for me. It's something quite therapeutic.
You can cry, ain't no shame in it.
People ask if I miss it, but they don't understand that American culture is so ubiquitous that there's nothing to miss. I don't see myself moving back. It's not that I hate the United States. I just always thought it would be a shame not to live in a foreign country.
Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When you go through a traumatic event, there's a lot of shame that comes with that. A lot of loss of self-esteem. That can become debilitating.
Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.
I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse.
You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I'm coming after you and taking back what's mine.
Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field.
Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.
It's a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
I come from a violent background. So I became hard. I realised that I had made myself that way to deal with a feeling of abandonment and shame.
For some reason, I was born without a sense of embarrassment or shame.
We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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