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  If a man deceive me once, shame on him. But if he deceive me twice, shame on me.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Shame lasts longer than poverty.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  Shame induces us to fear sin.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  It is no shame to eat one's meat.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Be not ashamed of your craft.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who is not ashamed does whatever he likes.  
 -  Egyptian proverb
  

  Many a one would like to lay his own shame on another man's back.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  If you act as good as you look, you'll never shame your family.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Shame take him that shame thinks.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Old sins breed new shame.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  Who fears no shame comes to no honor.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  Shame in a kindred cannot be avoided.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Truth may be blamed but never shamed.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Fear in the forest is shame in the home.  
 -  African proverb, Hausa
  

  It's a shame to steal, but a worse to carry home.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Tell the truth and shame the devil.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Some thinking to avenge their shame increase it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  To a lover, melancholy is no shame.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Shame sometimes can kill a man.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

  He that has no shame has no conscience.  
 -  English proverb
  

  If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Shame is a soul-eating emotion.  
 -  Carl Jung
  

  God knows we've never ashamed of our tears, because they are the rain that cleanses the blinding dust of earth overlying our hard hearts.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  We need never be ashamed of our tears.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.  
 -  Cicero
  

  I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.  
 -  Colette
  

  Over the past fifty years borrowing has gone from a shameful vice to the national pastime.  
 -  David Chilton
  

  As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our lives will be filled with anguish and shame. What all these victims need above all is to know that they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them, that when their voices are stifled we shall lend them ours, that while their freedom depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends on theirs.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  People dancing the painful Blame 'n Shame Shuffle feel wronged, weak, and disconnected. Take a wild new leap into empowerment by taking 100% responsibility.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Malice, like lust, when it is at the height, doth not know shame.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Be ashamed to die before you have won some victory for humanity.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  People dancing the painful Blame 'n Shame Shuffle feel wronged, weak, and disconnected. Take a wild new leap into empowerment by taking 100% responsibility.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Malice, like lust, when it is at the height, doth not know shame.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Be ashamed to die before you have won some victory for humanity.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.  
 -  Jim Henson
  

  When I saw her sex tape, all I could think of were Paris Hilton's poor parents. The shame, the shame of the Hilton family. To have your daughter do a porno film... in a Marriott hotel.  
 -  Joan Rivers
  

  I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Never be ashamed. There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  

  Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want.  
 -  Jonathan Safran Foer
  

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

  Who has not a sense of shame is not a man; who is without a sense of right and wrong is not a man.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  For one week, put $2 in a basket each time you blame, shame or complain. Keep track of how money for a family outing or make a donation to the charity of your choice.  
 -  Marci Shimoff
  

  Women are turned on by men who desire them. They are also turned on by the behaviour of high status. When you're expressing your truth boldly and showing shameless desire for her, you are demonstrating both qualities that turn her on.  
 -  Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty
  

  In politics, it seems, retreat is honourable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.  
 -  Mary McCarthy
  

  Choice! The key is choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity. There is a better way to live!  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  There's no shame in losing money on a stock. Everybody does it. What is shameful is to hold on to a stock, or worse, to buy more of it when the fundamentals are deteriorating.  
 -  Peter Lynch
  

  There is no 'key' to a smooth life. Being 'good' or doing it 'right' doesn't insulate Nice Guys from the chaotic, ever-changing realities of life. All the Nice Guy paradigm does is create wimpy men who allow bullies to kick sand in their face or shame them for loading the dishwasher 'wrong.'  
 -  Robert A. Glover
  

  We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and over-run by bureaucrats. The Founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with.  
 -  Ron Paul
  

  I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.  
 -  Seneca
  

  Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?  
 -  Socrates
  

  No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Picasso had a saying: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Live so that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  A superior man (junzi) is ashamed of talking more than doing. This has since become the Chinese idiom: yan guo qi xing (more talk than action). If a man talks more than he does, a superior man would regard it as a shame.  
 -  Yu Dan
  

  It's a shame that people think that love is just a game.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I feel lonely every single day of my life but I'm ashamed to admit that to the people who love me.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never do anything you are ashamed of and you'll never have to lie.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Shame is the most powerful emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't be ashamed of finding out who your fake friends are, be happy for never being one of them.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Live life like a pair of walking feet, The foot that is forward has no pride and the foot behind has no shame because they both knows their situation will change!  
 -  Unknown
  

  Hurt me once, shame on you. Hurt me twice, shame one me.  
 -  Unknown