Guilty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old guilty quotes, guilty sayings, and guilty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary. A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.     

William Shakespeare

Guilt is just as powerful as shame, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive.     

Brene Brown

The guilty are always the most prone to establish complementary guilt, and the most unforgiving thereafter.     

Tanith Lee

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.     


The most guilty people are the most generous ones-this is the common law.     

Pierre Beaumarchais

You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.     

Wayne Dyer

If you make someone feel guilty about their mistake, then you have not forgiven them. That guilt is itself punishment.     

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Every guilty person is his own hangman.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Don't feel guilty for a crime you have not committed, commit it and be guilt free.     

Amit Abraham

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.     

R.D. Laing

Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.     

Terry Goodkind

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.     

Immanuel Kant

Don't feel guilty about driving somewhere nice to run. If people can drive to a park to eat hot dogs, you can drive there to run.     

Bill Rodgers

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.     


When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.     

Piers Anthony

When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself.     

Anthony De Mello

He who is present at a wrongdoing and does not lift a hand to prevent it is as guilty as the wrongdoers.     


Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.     

Coco Chanel

You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.     

Joel Osteen

You're guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that's the way that it is in this world.     

Chris Webber

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.     

C. S. Lewis

Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one's own actions or lack of action.     

Audre Lorde

Guilt is always hungry - don't let it consume you.     

Terri Guillemets

The guilty think all talk is of themselves.     

Geoffrey Chaucer

No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future.     

Umar Ign al-Khattab

He who helps the guilty, shares the crime.     

Publilius Syrus

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.     

Albert Camus

Guilty people answer questions with a question.     


Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend, Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behind, With whips and stings.     

Nicholas Rowe

Today, let's set our minds and hearts on feeling more thankful for what we are than guilty for what we're not. Let's cut the threads of guilt with grace.     

Lysa Terkeurst

Whether life finds us guilty or not guilty, we ourselves know we are not innocent.     

Sandor Marai

Guilt is the mind's way of suicide when you suppress your values.     

Prabakaran Thirumalai