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Ashamed Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about ashamed
  1. #1
    “I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.‘”
  2. #2
    “Else, I should long ago have thrown off these garments of mock holiness, and have shown myself to mankind as they will see me at the judgment-seat. Happy are you, Hester, that wear the scarlet letter openly upon your bosom! Mine burns in secret! Thou little knowest what a relief it is, after the torment of a seven years’ cheat, to look into an eye that recognizes me for what I am!”
  3. #3
    “I’m ashamed I never tried to help her in the woods. That I let the Capitol kill the boy and mutilate her without lifting a finger. Just like I was watching the Games.”
  4. #4
    “We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can’t use shame to change ourselves or others.”
  5. #5
    “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.”
  6. #6
    “Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.”
  7. #7
    “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.”
  8. #8
    “It’s always helpful to remember that when perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. Perfectionism is not healthy striving. It is not asking, How can I be my best self? Instead, it’s asking, What will people think?”
  9. #9
    “Soul, if you want to learn secrets,

    your heart must forget about
    shame
 and dignity.
    You are God’s lover,

    yet you worry
    what people
    are saying.”
  10. #10
    “To kill a naked cub is shame. Besides, he may make better sport for you when he is grown.”
  11. #11
    “I believe, Eragon, that you are full of love and that you are looking for one who will reciprocate your affection. No shame exists in that.”
  12. #12
    “Pure logic can lead you to conclusions that are ethically wrong, whereas if you are moral and righteous, that will ensure that you don’t act shamefully.”
  13. #13
    “Don’t be self-conscious,” he whispered in my ear. “If I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I’m not ashamed of it.”
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