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If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.
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.
In its history, Europe has committed so many massacres and horrors that it should bow its own head in shame.
Doubt is the brother of shame.
Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
It's a shame that so many people are so intimidated and bothered by Tim Tebow's stance as a Christian. He's not bothering anybody. He's simply being who He is and giving all glory to His Lord.
One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush.
Marquis de Sade
Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.
Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Shame is the feeling you have when you agree with the woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are.
Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children.
From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.
The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
My son John was just under a year old when I collapsed with a life-threatening kidney disease. The shame and guilt resulting from my unplanned pregnancy had continued to fester to the point that my toxic feelings literally poisoned my body.
Mary Manin Morrissey
I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not.
Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride.
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
The secret is I have no shame.
I didn't knowingly meet a conservative until, to my shame, I was 60 years old and sat down and said, 'Wow, I don't understand what this guy's talking about, but he has a great civility about him. Perhaps I better investigate this thing.'
You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.
When I jump into something, I really do it to the fullest extent that my time and energy will allow me. I'm from Texas, and to see so many people that are obese and with disorders that are preventable. They haven't been shown or told. I'm really passionate about making sure my fellow countrymen are healthy. It's a shame.
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.
Suits are looked at more now as a business thing which is kind of a shame. If you're not wearing it just for work, you should try and trick it up a bit.
I don't think even one per cent of the people in this world explore more than 10 per cent of all that this world has to offer. That's a shame!
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
Pope John Paul II
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