Great Throughts Treasury

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Horace Bushnell

Respectable sin is, in principle, the mother of all basest crime. Follow it to the bitter end, and there is ignominy as well as guilt eternal.

Character | Crime | Eternal | Guilt | Ignominy | Mother | Sin |

Madame Deluzy, Luzy Dorothee

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Character | Crime | Nothing |

Tyron Edwards

To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin.

Body | Character | Crime | Murder | Murder |

Willard Gaylen

Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential - generosity, service, self-sacrificed, unselfishness and duty.

Character | Duty | Emotions | Generosity | Guilt | Qualities | Self | Service | Shame | Society |

John-Roger & Peter McWilliams NULL

Fear is the energy to do our best in a new situation. Guilt is the energy for personal change. Unworthiness keeps us on track. Hurt feelings remind us how much we care. Anger is the energy for change. Discouragement reveals our courage.

Anger | Care | Change | Character | Courage | Energy | Fear | Feelings | Guilt |

Juvenal, fully Decimus Junius Juvenalis NULL

He who within his breast meditates a crime has all the guilt of the deed.

Character | Crime | Guilt |

Joshua L. Liebman, fully Joshua Loth Liebman

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension; when he does not torment himself with childish guilt feelings, but avoids tragic adult sins; when he postpones immediate pleasures for the sake of long-term values... Our generation must be inspired to search for that maturity which will manifest itself in the qualities of tenacity, dependability, co-operativeness and the inner drive to work and sacrifice for a nobler future of mankind.

Character | Feelings | Future | Guilt | Life | Life | Mankind | Qualities | Sacrifice | Search | Tenacity | Will | Work |

Joshua Lederberg

The human condition suffers from the fact that our sins and our guilt are cumulative; we may assuage, we forgive, but have no way to forget.

Character | Guilt |

Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine

There may be guilt when there is too much virtue.

Character | Guilt | Virtue | Virtue |

Shantananda Saraswathi, fully Swami Shantananda Saraswathi, born Chandrashekar

Fear is attachment to security... Guilt and fear arise from a conviction you have accepted about yourself.

Character | Fear | Guilt | Security |

George Savile, fully Sir George Savile, 1st Marquis of Halifax

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue when men have it whether they will or not.

Character | Crime | Men | Popularity | Virtue | Virtue | Will |

Friedrich Schiller, fully Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

It is rascally to steal a purse, daring to steal a million, and proof of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Blame | Character | Daring | Greatness | Guilt |