Below is our listing of remorse quotes (gathered from public sources) that we found to
be particularly interesting.
"Remorse is the punishment of crime; repentance, its
expiation. The former appertains to a tormented conscience; the latter
to a soul changed for the better." Joseph Joubert
"Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain. The former vexes you for
a time the latter will bring you lasting remorse ."
"Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she's
thought much worse things about you. "
"Total self-esteem requires total and unconditional acceptance of
yourself. You are a unique and worthy individual, regardless of your
mistakes, defeats and failures, despite what others may think, say or
feel about you or your behavior. If you truly accept and love yourself,
you won't have a driving need for attention and approval. Self-esteem is
a genuine love of self. Stop all adverse value judging of yourself. Stop
accepting the adverse value judgments of others. Purge yourself of all
condemnation, shame, blame, guilt & remorse."
"Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell."
"The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power."
"Remorse goes to sleep during a prosperous period and wakes up in
adversity." Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"Remorse is the pain of sin." Theodore Parker
"Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are
fruits of innocence and blessedness." William C. Bryant
Below are some recent additions to our remorse-quotes list. If you know
of any remorse quotes that you feel should be added to our list, please
contact us we'd love to hear about them.
"Our repentances are generally not so much a concern and remorse for the harm we have done, as a fear of the harm we may have brought upon ourselves."
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld
"Be quiet! Anyone can spit in my face, and call me a criminal and a prostitute. But no one has the right to judge my remorse. " Jean-Paul Sartre
"Remorse is cureless, the disease not even God can heal."
"Remorse is impotence; it will sin again. Only repentance is strong; it can end everything. " Honore De Balzac
"Farewell, remorse: all good to me is lost; Evil, be thou my
good." John Milton
"Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue."
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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