Remorse

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.

When a man decides to do something he must go all the way, but he must take responsibility for what he does. He must know first why he is doing it and then he must proceed with his actions with no doubts or remorse.

Remorse turns us against ourselves.

Be grateful to the man who cares nothing for your remorse. You are his equal.

Remorse begets reform.

There is no heart without remorse, no life without some misfortune, no one but what is something stained with sin.

Bashfulness may sometimes exclude pleasure, but seldom opens any avenue to sorrow or remorse.

Wisdom and virtue are by no means sufficient, without the supplemental laws of good-breeding, to secure freedom from degenerating into rudeness, or self-esteem from swelling into insolence. A thousand incivilities may be committed, and a thousand offices neglected, without any remorse of conscience or reproach from reason.

Remorse is the fruit of crime.

The laws of conscience, which we say are born of nature, are born of custom. Each man, holding in inward veneration the opinions and the behavior approved and accepted around him, cannot break loose from them without remorse, or apply himself to them without self-satisfaction.

Remorse is surgical in action; it cuts away foul tissues of the mind.

Remorse is the consciousness of doing wrong with no sense of love; penitence the same consciousness with the feeling of sorrow and tenderness added.

For he who has acquired the habit of lying or deceiving his father, will do the same with less remorse to others. I believe that it is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect, and by gentleness, then by fear.

Melancholy and remorse form the deep leaden keel which enables us to sail into the wind of reality.

There is never enough time to say our last word - the last word of our love, of our desire, faith, remorse, submission, revolt.

God speaks to our hearts through the voice of remorse.

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.

Remorse is the pain of sin.

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes to bitter consciousness during adversity.