Guilt Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Guilt

#1. Their guilt plus their repentance should have equalled forgiveness. But they don't feel forgiven, so they failed, which makes them feel guilty, which was why they repented in the first place, so they're stuck right where they started: Guilty. - Author: Geoffrey Wood
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#2. Faith is illuminative, not operative; it does not force obedience, though it increases responsibility; it heightens guilt, but it does not prevent sin. The will is the source of action. - Author: John Henry Newman
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#3. If guilt was an animal then it would be an octopus. All slimy and wriggly with hundreds of arms that wrap around your insides and squeeze them tight. - Author: Annabel Pitcher
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#4. I don't do guilt. Whatever I do, I do it happily. - Author: Yotam Ottolenghi
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#5. It was like... oral bribery or some shit. And not even for her. I was quite possibly the only teenage hormonal motherfucker on earth being guilt tripped into receiving head. Unwillingly... - Author: AngstGoddess003
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#6. In the case of 'The Housewives,' I call the 'Housewives' sociology of the rich. I think it's just fun to watch. It's guilt-free gossiping that you can have. It's like the modern-day soap opera, in my mind. - Author: Andy Cohen
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#7. One can fall in love as often as a tree grows leaves. It is perfectly natural but not free of guilt and complications, unless one takes oneself to be a leaf. - Author: David Ignatow
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#8. Guilt is a guide that will lead me whenever I choose to follow. It will raise its righteous banner and take me to the wasteland of my incompetence. Guilt is a voice that will speak whenever i choose to listen. It will mournfully address any subject but one : correcting the mistake. - Author: Hugh Prather
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#9. He wished he could relieve himself of his doubts and guilts half as easily. - Author: George R R Martin
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#10. With their own record of killing 12 million American Indians and supporting slavery for four decades after the British abolished it, Americans wish to project their historical guilt on to someone else. - Author: Andrew Roberts
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#11. Rowan waited, knowing she was gathering the words, hating the pain and sorrow and guilt on every line of her body. He'd sell his soul to the dark god to never have her look like that again. - Author: Sarah J. Maas
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#12. Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#13. Peace is a place of unhindered enjoyment of friendship beyond guilt, suspicion, blame of inferiority - Author: Francois Du Toit
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#14. Guilt is about what you do with your dick. Shame is about being a dick. - Author: Neil Strauss
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#15. I know this is insane, but I somehow wish I had been in Auschwitz with my parents so I could really know what they lived through! I guess it's some kind of guilt about having had an easier life than they did. - Author: Art Spiegelman
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#16. Guilt," he said. "You have to get by it. Let the ghosts go or they'll take you under and you'll never be the lawyer you are supposed to be. You will never see the big picture. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#17. During my breakdown, many things, tiny things I had not even registered before, had begun to torment me with guilt. I used to steal Splenda from Starbucks. I would go into a Starbucks whenever I needed the sweetener and would take a fistful of packets, even when I didn't buy a coffee. - Author: Akhil Sharma
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#18. To spare the guilty is to injure the innocent. - Author: Publilius Syrus
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#19. Sunrise is starting to feel like a guilt trip. - Author: Kris Kidd
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#20. There is no greed in knowing what you want, getting what you want, to then having what you want. The only greed in it will be to expect what you want to fall into your lap. - Author: Sarah Pussell
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#21. But victimhood was seductive, a release from responsibility and caring. Fear would be transmuted into weary resignation; failure would no longer generate guilt but, instead, would spawn a comforting self-pity. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#22. You can't stay young forever. Being young is a privilege. God knows, how many of them in their death bed wished to be young again and they regretted all the things they should have and should not have done. - Author: Diyar Harraz
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#23. There's genuine pain in Eric's eyes. And I feel a stab of guilt. But you can't stay with people because of guilt. - Author: Sophie Kinsella
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#24. Sometimes I doubt that anyone with a philosophical turn of mind is fit to judge anyone. He never comprehends the concept of guilt. - Author: Jack Henry Abbott
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#25. Motherhood has been an exercise in guilt. - Author: Felicity Huffman
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#26. Redemption was asking too much, but he could hope. Something told him he'd still be seeking absolution when he took his last breath on some distant day. - Author: Kelly Moran
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#27. What has to do with your ability to fall asleep is not caffeine. It's having a clean conscience. I have a clean conscience so I can drink all the caffeine I want. - Author: Bob Barr
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#28. There is no greater ache than this: guilt and regret in equal measure. - Author: Nathan Hill
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#29. I was tied to this place by the loose elastic of ancient guilt, and every so often the pull became too insistent to ignore. - Author: Mike Carey
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#30. Her internalization of Catholicism and its institutional disappointments suited a dental office perfectly, where guilt was often our last resort for motivating the masses. - Author: Joshua Ferris
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#31. She'd always had a short fuse but lately she was positively electric and could burst into flame anywhere, anytime ... When she was out of the shower, dry and cool, she had one of those reprieves that came regularly - she felt perfectly normal, sane and in control. Then came the inevitable guilt ... - Author: Robyn Carr
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#32. Responsibilites and expectations are the basis of guilt and shame and judgement, and they provide the essential framework that promotes performance as the basis for identity and value. - Author: Wm. Paul Young
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#33. The Holy Spirit never uses guilt or shame to persuade us to give. For that matter, he never persuades us to give in the first place. That's called manipulation, a device employed by a different spirit. - Author: Ron Brackin
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#34. In my experience, the biggest reason people struggle to get where they want to be is guilt. Guilt that they have let someone down, and also guilt that they are about to leave someone they love ...behind. - Author: Bethany Brookbank
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#35. Help your children to see and notice poverty and differences in privilege that seem inhumane and unfair. Do this in a way that does not increase guilt or shame for what you have as a family, but rather helps them see their responsibility for sharing with others and keeping others in mind. - Author: Polly Young-Eisendrath
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#36. Our dreams of a pure virtue are dissolved in a situation in which it is possible to exercise the virtue of responsibility toward a community of nations only by courting the prospective guilt of the atomic bomb. - Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
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#37. He that knows no guilt can know no fear. - Author: Philip Massinger
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#38. Don't underestimate the power of a guilty mind. Never underestimate self-shame and self-destruction. - Author: Tim Hawken
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#39. I'm not sure that Jesuits ever produce faithful Catholics. Because they're too fierce. It is Sturm und Drang, and it is guilt - it is all that battlefield stuff. - Author: Peter Hammill
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#40. I believe you, Knox...And I don't care...Got it? I believe you're sorry. I. Don't. Care. I don't want your sorry. Live with your guilt. It's the one debt you owe me and I don't ever, ever want it repaid. - Author: Alex London
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#41. Some marry because they are in love. Others marry to have sex ... without the guilt. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#42. In our culture, guilt is a tainted word, but it's probably one of the building blocks of conscience. - Author: Susan Cain
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#43. Her face is a map of remembered trouble and absorbed guilt, The green eyes look broken, as if their glass has shattered. A motorway pile-up of wrecked mascara. Lashes jeweled with tears. - Author: Glen Duncan
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#44. Sometimes the guilty one is not the person who has committed the crime, but the person who has created the possibility for it to be committed. - Author: Cristiane Serruya
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#45. The realities of motherhood are often obscured by a halo of illusions. The future mother tends to fantasize about love and happiness and overlooks the other aspects of child-rearing: the exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and even depression, with its attendant state of guilt. - Author: Elisabeth Badinter
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#46. Your own guilt is your own fault. - Author: Katerina Stoykova Klemer
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#47. Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate commandments. God is not needed to create guilt or to punish. Our fellow men suffice, aided by ourselves. - Author: Albert Camus
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#48. Only afterward did the guilt set in
the guilt that for a few minutes he let himself stop feeling guilty. - Author: Tiffany Reisz
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#49. If there are segregated plates of fruit, I suggest a four-to-one ratio of non-watermelon to watermelon. Look, they know you want it. YOU know you want it. So if you conspicuously avoid it, that's an admission right there: guilt by omission. - Author: Baratunde R. Thurston
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#50. I think we all suffer from guilt at some point in our lives, but for the most part I never really regret, and I try to always remain positive. Yes, I think that those issues are very interesting to play in a character, and they're prominent issues in life, and I think people can relate to them. - Author: Channing Tatum
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#51. Being raised Catholic myself, I think people who are Catholic tend to carry a lot of guilt. It's almost a joke. - Author: Linda Cardellini
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#52. Instead of relief or gratitude, more guilt washes over me. Andy's certainly not faultless - no one ever is in a marriage - Author: Emily Giffin
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#53. I'm an Episcopal, which is Catholic Lite. It's like same religion, half the guilt. - Author: Robin Williams
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#54. The brutal truth is, we're scarcely 'educating' children at all. Even if you overlook the guilt, fear, bigotry, and dangerous anti-intellectual flapdoodle being funneled into young brains by schools on the religious right, what we're doing is training kids to be cogs in the wheels of commerce. - Author: Tom Robbins
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#55. There was more than one type of guilt. You might do something horrible that you later regretted. But you could also feel guilty for something you'd not done! - Author: Joseph Delaney
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#56. I get up and pace the room, as if I can leave my guilt behind me. But it tracks me as I walk, an ugly shadow made by myself. - Author: Rosamund Lupton
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#57. Any anger I feel vanishes. What is left cannot be described. It is guilt piled onto emptiness and set afire. - Author: Bryan Reardon
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#58. If you survive, you've got to live with the guilt, and that's more difficult than looking someone in the eye and pulling the trigger. Trust me. I've done both. - Author: Sara Grant
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#59. Guilt is motherfucker,... it takes everything motivation, aspiration and soul. (Kill Game 2015) - Author: Deyth Banger
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#60. I often think of death.
Suicide is a reasonable option.
My sins are unpardonable.
I stare at the question.
My sins are unpardonable.
I stare at the question.
My sins are unpardonable.
I leave it blank. - Author: James Frey
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#61. The city has always been an embodiment of hope and a source of feeling guilt; a dream pursued, and found vain, wanting, and destructive. - Author: Jonathan Raban
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#62. We are human beings, we are born full of guilt; we feel terrified when happiness becomes a real possibility. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#63. I wait for his regret, his guilt, but it does not come. He is a man who always sees the good in things. And in his mind, love is always good. - Author: Priya Parmar
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#64. Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement. - Author: Brene Brown
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#65. I was tormented with guilt for years and years. In fact, it was so bad that if I didn't feel wrong, I didn't feel right! - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#66. Hitler gave us orders - and we believed in him. Then he commits suicide and leaves us to bear the guilt. He should have remained alive to bear his share. - Author: Wilhelm Keitel
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#67. There's Catholic guilt about things, then there's the guilt of being the youngest of 10, so when nice things happen to you, you're not really allowed to enjoy them. - Author: Jack White
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#68. For socialists, not just the wealth, but the guilt must be redistributed. - Author: Andrew Sandlin
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#69. Their guilt made me eloquent because I was not its victim. - Author: Albert Camus
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#70. I always have the feeling we are merely fearfully trying to save room for God; I would rather speak of God at the center than at the limits, in strength rather than weakness, and thus in human life and goodness rather than in death and guilt. - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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#71. The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding and love. - Author: Jennifer Edwards
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#72. Guilt is one side of a nasty triangle; the other two are shame and stigma. This grim coalition combines to inculpate women themselves of the crimes committed against them. - Author: Germaine Greer
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#73. In the end, it was the secrets that held me hostage and fuelled my depression, but, once released, emancipation - from fear, shame, guilt and judgement - was finally possible. - Author: B.G. Bowers
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#74. Guilt kept me going. It was impossible not to blame myself for what had happened, but even guilt was a comfort. It was a human feeling, a sign that I was still attached to the same world that other men lived in. - Author: Paul Auster
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#75. I don't want to live with the guilt of messing up someone's retirement fund. - Author: Romesh Wadhwani
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#76. Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,
While pain and guilt still linger here below,
Blindness and numbness
these please me alone;
Then do not wake me, keep your voices low. - Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti
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#77. Sometimes a King has to do terrible things in order to protect those he has sworn to look after. When the stakes are so high, dreadful decisions have to be taken. It is the responsibility of a King to take on that burden, that guilt. - Author: Cressida Cowell
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#78. He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#79. FOOVIEW (foo' view) n. The ability of a dog to inflict guilt from any angle in the room while he watches his master eat. - Author: Rich Hall
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#80. It was the first time I had ever felt guilt at finding a man attractive. - Author: Tabitha McGowan
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#81. One unconsciously takes it for granted that doer and sufferer think and feel alike, and according to this supposition we measure the guilt of the one by the pain of the other. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#82. The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes. - Author: E. Stanley Jones
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#83. Guilt and Regret always pulls one down.
They have an impact like that of gravity.
They heavy you like few tons of concrete,
Instead of growing, moving on and learning from your mistakes,
You will wine and dine with Would Have's and Could Have's. - Author: Nomthandazo Tsembeni
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#84. Perhaps to the soldier the civilian is the man who employs him to kill, who includes the guilt of murder in the pay-envelope and escapes responsibility. - Author: Graham Greene
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#85. Satanists are encouraged to indulge in the seven deadly sins, as they need hurt no one; they were only invented by the Christian Church to insure guilt on the part of its followers. - Author: Anton Szandor LaVey
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#86. Forgiving yourself, not guilt, increases personal accountability. - Author: David D. Burns
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#87. As the natural coherence of the world vanishes, there's a guilt that grows great and angry in the basement of our beings. - Author: Laurens Van Der Post
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#88. For a group of people supposedly saved by grace, loved unconditionally, and secure in our relationship with Christ, we certainly carry a lot of guilt and baggage in our relationship with God. - Author: Will Davis Jr.
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#89. We must bring light to as many people as possible. Who has time to indulge in self-pity or guilt? In advanced self-giving you have no time for this. You just push these emotions out. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#90. Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#91. Some people can very easily switch off and be guilt free, not that what I'm doing is about guilt, but they can completely disconnect and not care because it doesn't affect them. I've always really cared about what happens and felt a certain responsibility. - Author: Douglas Booth
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#92. I didn't know for sure whether Miss Sarah's feelings came from love or guilt. I didn't know whether mine came from love or a need to be safe. She loved me and pitied me. And I loved her and used her. It never was a simple thing. - Author: Sue Monk Kidd
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#93. I'm sorry about what happened,' Love said.

Death squeezed his hand. 'Play as yourself. Not as me. Trust me one that. - Author: Martha Brockenbrough
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#94. Guilt is feeling bad about what you have done; shame is feeling bad about who you are - all it is, is muddling up things you have done with who you are. - Author: Marcus Brigstocke
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#95. We are not punished for our sins, we are punished by them. We can't live with guilt for the whole of our lives.. - Author: Susan Hill
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#96. The actions driven by fear and guilt are not an antidote to lukewarm, selfish, comfortable living. I hope you realize that the answer is love. - Author: Francis Chan
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#97. When you need to set boundaries . . . They are the kind [of people] who work their way into people's homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. 2 TIMOTHY 3:6 - Author: Beth Moore
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#98. Guilt is not a healthy emotion. It rots you from the inside out, turns you bitter. - Author: Blair Richmond
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#99. Lies such as love, guilt, hate, courage, loyalty, and honor. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#100. As a parent, I can empathize with how difficult raising children can be. There are challenges, especially within the framework of divorce, when parental guilt can sometimes blur what should be the best decision. - Author: LZ Granderson
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