45 Quotes About Having a Guilty Conscience


Freeing yourself from any guilt you may be feeling in life is an important first step to recovering. These quotes about having a guilty conscience reminds us that guilt will eventually catch up to you and get the best of you.

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”

“Guilt alone, like brain-sick frenzy in its feverish mood, fills the light air with visionary terrors, and shapeless forms of fear.”

“Guilt can interfere with our desires to move forward, to heal properly and to become a person who has the mental health and means of proper recompense.”

“Guilt hath very quick ears to an accusation.”

“Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion.”

“Guilt is a lazy feeling that takes no action; the wings of integrity are the only thing that sets it free.”

“Guilt is a manifestation of condemnation or aversion towards oneself, which does not understand the changing transformative quality of mind.”

“Guilt is a rope that wears thin.”

“Guilt is a useless feeling. It’s never enough to make you change direction–only enough to make you useless.”

“Guilt is a waste of time unless you learn how to be more loving the next time a similar situation presents itself.”

“Guilt is abscent when the act is justified.”

“Guilt is also a way for us to express to others that we are a person of good conscience.”

“Guilt is always hungry, don’t let it consume you.”

“Guilt is an indulgence, it entangles you in the past.”

“Guilt is anything you did and fear others to know about.”

“Guilt is basically one of my superpowers. It’s been programmed into me from the moment I was old enough to know what it was.”

“Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it; when innocence and bold truth are always ready for expression.”

“Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action.”

“Guilt is oftentimes the strongest witness against itself.”

“Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.”

“Guilt is really self- condemnation and self-invalidation of our worth and value as a human being.”

“Guilt is something small people feel when they run out of excuses for their behavior.”

“Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway.”

“Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.”

“Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow.”

“Guilt is to danger, what fire is to gunpowder; a man need not fear to walk among many barrels of powder, if he have no fire about him.”

“Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast, intimidates the brave, degrades the great.”

“Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.”

“Guilt was never a rational thing; it distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion.”

“Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn’t.”

“Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.”

“He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.”

“He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.”

“Like hatred, guilt can’t be locked in the silence of forgetting, without taking part of your soul with it.”

“Make friends with guilt. Guilt is a beautiful emotion that alerts us when something is wrong so that we may achieve peace with our conscience.”

“No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.”

“People incapable of guilt usually do have a good time.”

“Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.”

“Successful guilt is the bane of society.”

“The guilt you feel finally comes to an end when you fully express how it came into your consciousness.”

“The guilty think all talk is of themselves.”

“There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.”

“What is guilt? It is moral self-reproach–I did wrong when it was possible to have done otherwise.”

“Where guilt is, rage and courage doth abound.”

“You’re making yourself too important. Guilt comes from feeling we’re at the center of the universe. We’re not.”

When you experience guilt free emotions, you can make better decisions of the situation at hand.

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