An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown






Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.


Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986, French novelist, essayist)


I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.


David Crosby (1941-, American rock musician)


The more sinful and guilty a person tends to feel, the less chance there is that he will be a happy, healthy, or law-abiding citizen. He will become a compulsive wrong-doer.


Dr. Albert Ellis (1913-, American psychotherapist)


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


Charles James Fox (1749-1806, British statesman, foreign secretary)


It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


If you commit a crime, you're guilty.


Rush Limbaugh (1951-, American TV personality)


Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.


Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778, Swiss political philosopher, educationist, essayist)


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


Nicholas Rowe


Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.


John Ruskin (1819-1900, British critic, social theorist)


It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


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.


Bishop Robert South (1634-1716, British clergyman)


Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117, Roman historian)


The innocent are free from fear, but the guilty always the dread of punishment before their eyes.


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