Shame Quotes

I am not a saint. I have done wrong, and I’m not proud of it, but I’m not ashamed of talking about it.

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

The people who are dragging their shame into a confessional box, with their feet hanging out from under a curtain like wiggling worms, have courage to face their own shame. It is the cowards who are running off to pillboxes, and to a thousand and one other escapes, who have not the courage to face […]

In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace.

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

When I look back upon the more than sixty years that I have spent on this entrancing earth, and when I am asked which of all the changes that I have witnessed appears to me to be the most significant, I am inclined to answer that it is the loss of a sense of shame.

I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent.

The only shame is to have none.

Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity – these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them. They hide nothing. They are not ashamed.

Honor and shame from no condition rise; act well your part, there all the honor lies.