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Shame Quotes

Do you think poorly about yourself? Is your mind often plagued by feelings of dissatisfaction, disapproval and loss of honor? The feeling of shame is indeed a painful emotion often triggered by an awareness of failure or guilt. Shame is one of the core feelings that a human feels, but still it is ignored by many. A shameful person will always underestimate his potential. The feeling of shame, on many occasions, leads to social phobias, eating disorders, domestic violence, substance abuse, self-doubt, decrease in self-confidence and a host of other personal and social problems.

It lowers down the self esteem of the person and they become over sensitive and fearful in many situations. A psychologist once revealed an observation online. She claimed that several people haunted by the feeling of shame, get really cautious about each move of theirs and think they are constantly being judged. The situation becomes even worse when an individual is made to feel shameful by close friends, immediate family and relatives. Sometimes the feeling goes on to stay like a scar for a lifetime.  For more on shame and disgrace, read the following famous disgrace quotations and sayings and dig deep into it. 

Diana Rigg

I thought it was ridiculous that I was being paid less than a cameraman, and I wanted to shame them. And I did.

Thomas More

The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

John Greenleaf Whittier

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

Kyra Sedgwick

Shame is such an intense emotion. It just can drive you.

Alicia Vikander

We all body shame and compare bodies, and that needs to go out of the window.

Osama bin Laden

I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.

Will Smith

You can cry, ain't no shame in it.

Dakota Johnson

The secret is I have no shame.

Thomas Hobbes

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.

Richard Attenborough

I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.

John Dryden

Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.

Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.


It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Could I use some butter and cheese and eggs in my cooking without going down some kind of hippie shame spiral? Yes. Of course I could.

Rachael Stirling

There is a sense of shame that comes with unemployment. I didn't become a movie star, and I was a size 14.

Jennifer Lopez

It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because they work harder than everybody else.

Phil Collins

To see a lot of the smaller labels disappear or get gobbled up by the bigger labels, that's a shame. It was a bit of a shock at first to see the demise of the record stores.

Benjamin Franklin

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

Desmond Tutu

In its history, Europe has committed so many massacres and horrors that it should bow its own head in shame.

Michel de Montaigne

Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.

Benedict Cumberbatch

There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything.

Oscar Wilde

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Blaise Pascal

The only shame is to have none.

What a shame...looks like the ugly fairy kissed you on both cheeks!