Not sharp revenge, nor hell itself can find a fiercer torment than a guilty mind.
When a man has been guilty of any vice or folly, I think the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like.
We cannot be guilty of a great act of uncharitableness than to interpret the afflictions which befall our neighbors, as punishment and judgments.
Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism - The right to criticize. The right to hold unpopular beliefs. The right to protest. The right of independent thought. The exercise of these rights should not cost one single American citizen his reputation or his right to a livelihood nor should he be in danger of losing his reputation or livelihood merely because he happens to know someone who holds unpopular beliefs. Who of us does not? Otherwise none of us could call our souls our own. Otherwise thought control would have set in. The American people are sick and tired of being afraid to speak their minds lest they be politically smeared as Communists or Fascists by their opponents. Freedom of speech is not what is used to be in America. It has been so abused by some that it is not exercised by others. The American people are sick and tired of seeing innocent people smeared and guilty people whitewashed.
An innocent truth can never stand in need of a guilty lie.
To spare the guilty is to injure the innocent.
He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.
A guilty conscience is like a whirlpool, drawing in all to itself which would otherwise pass by.
A guilty Conscience never thinketh it self safe.
Complacency makes one as guilty as those who destroy the Earth.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
My child can be no more guilty or deserving of punishment for my sin than he can see with my eyes and feel with my nerves.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
He who puts a friend to public shame is as guilty as a murderer.
Think positively. Eat sparingly. Exercise regularly. Walk as much as you can. Be careful to see that your thoughts and actions are clean. A guilty mind breeds many diseases. There is the way to live a happy, healthy, harmonious life.
Reason is God's gift, but so are the passions. Reason is as guilty as passion.
To say that subjects in general are not proper judges (of the law)
when their governors oppress them and play the tyrant, and when they
defend their rights ...is as great a treason as ever a man uttered.
Tis treason not against one single man, but against the state - against
the whole body politic; tis treason against mankind; tis treason
against Common sense; tis treason against God; And this impious
principle lays the foundation for justifying all the tyranny and
oppression that ever any prince was guilty of. The people know for what
end they set up and maintain their governors, and they are the proper
judges when governors execute their trust as they ought to do it.
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.