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As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out!
There's no first impressions anymore. You go to a job interview, and they'll probably Google you. It's a shame - people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I'm angry about something, I'm not going to take to my Twitter.
In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
When I was a boy if a girl got pregnant the shame was placed on her and the boy could get away.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We're often afraid of looking at our shadow because we want to avoid the shame or embarrassment that comes along with admitting mistakes.
At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.
There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything.
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
Michel de Montaigne
I've been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it's pretty equal. I don't know why that is. It's been the same thing for a while. It's hard for female comedians to stand out. That's weird. That's a shame.
I think so many people live their whole life in fear and doubt and shame.
Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.
I think it's a shame when you come across young actors and musicians who haven't had the time to learn their craft. It doesn't matter if it's acting or music; you really have to learn how to do it from the bottom up because unless you have a great work ethic... fame is a terrible thing to have.
Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.
We judge people in areas where we're vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we're doing.
I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.
My husband's a pediatrician, so he and I talk about parenting all the time. You can't raise children who have more shame resilience than you do.
I just feel compelled to continue to be transparent. It just really levels the playing field and eradicates the shame that I have, or that one might have, about being human. So I'm going to just keep going.
Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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