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  I created this note from the thought of how I struggle to hold eye contact, because I presume it feels like God sees me through their eyes. In front of whom I feel ashamed.

  2020-06-12 after finishing the 2015 maps of meaning lectures, the idea of shame stood out, and the reference to cain and abel and how God said he could hold his head high if he did his best. (kinda thing). And I imagine my shame is related to all my weaknesses and failures. all the ways I dont meet my ideal. especially in my worst areas where i have neglected and self-deceived the most. where I have ignored or cut off or repressed and thus have still have very low level capacities such as sexually, finally, diet, willpower, perhaps relationships, the mastering of desire. and how women are a great marker because if I gave up all my vices, and applied myself, and suffered accordingly, then I would grow strong, and could hold my head high at least. not in necessarily egoism, but at least in the sense that I could look God in the eyes and say "How about this?" rather than presupposing he would not be proud since I already know myself I dont do what I must. Shame seem very very indicative. But the problem still remains that likely in a short time I will smoke. Continuing or increasing in shame, and once more ignoring the psychic being.

  and so the idea of confession seems like a great first start to curing shame, since it is a seeing and admitting. which is also a form of repentance.

  Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself.
  In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. ~ Jetsun Milarepa

  279 - O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph. - Sri Aurobindo

  For one who is totally consecrated to the Divine, there can be neither shame nor suffering, for the Divine is always with him and the Divine Presence changes all things into glory. 9 January 1970 ~ The Mother

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shame ::: 1. A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarassment, unworthiness, or disgrace. 2. Something that brings one dishonour, disgrace, or condemnation. Now poet.

shame: a negative affect elicited by a perceived loss of self-esteem related to a particular behaviour.

shamed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Shame

shamefaced ::: n. --> Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest.

shamefast ::: a. --> Modest; shamefaced.

shameful ::: a. --> Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful.
Exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a shameful picture; a shameful sight.

shameless ::: a. --> Destitute of shame; wanting modesty; brazen-faced; insensible to disgrace.
Indicating want of modesty, or sensibility to disgrace; indecent; as, a shameless picture or poem.

shameless ::: feeling no shame; impervious to disgrace.

shame ::: n. --> A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private

shamenguo 沙門果. See sRĀMAnYAPHALA

shamen 沙門. See sRĀMAnA

shame-proof ::: n. --> Shameless.

shamer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, disgraces, or makes ashamed.

Shamen bujing wangzhe lun. (J. Shamon fukyoosharon; K. Samun pulgyong wangja non 沙門不敬王者論). In Chinese, "The sRAMAnA Does Not Pay Homage to the Ruler Treatise." In response to the anticlerical policy of the monarch Huanxuan (who reigned for less than three months as King of Chu in 404) LUSHAN HUIYUAN compiled this apologetical treatise in 404. It is preserved in the fifth roll of the HONGMING JI. The treatise is comprised of five sections. The first two sections, on householders and monks, detail the differences in their social status and way of life. The other three sections are concerned with more doctrinal and theoretical issues, which are presented in the form of a debate between imaginary opponents. In the third section, Huiyuan, as the "host," argues that monks, unlike householders including the worldly ruler, seek the "truth" and thus strive to free the "spirit" from the realm of worldly desires and emotions, or SAMSĀRA. In the fourth section, the opponent argues that there is no truth beyond that which has been revealed by the sages of the past. In the last section, Huiyuan replies that these sages are merely manifestations of the Buddha, or the immortal spirit. Although the immortal spirit "mutually resonates" (GANYING) with SAMSĀRA, it is not, Huiyuan explains, a worldly thing itself. The argument for the immortality of the spirit also appears in Zongbing's (375-443) Mingfo lun ("Treatise on Clarifying Buddhism)," the MOUZI LIHUO LUN, and various other treatises found in the Hongming ji.

Shamen bujing wangzhe lun

Shamenguo jing 沙門果經. See SĀMANNAPHALASUTTA

11. lack of shame/decency/propriety (S. M-DM-^AhrM-DM-+kya; T. ngo tsha med pa; C. wucan M-gM-^DM-!M-fM-^EM-^Z)

1. lack of shame/decency/propriety (S. M-DM-^AhrM-DM-+kya; T. ngo tsha med pa; C. wucan M-gM-^DM-!M-fM-^EM-^Z)

2. shame/decency/propriety (S. hrM-DM-+; T. ngo tsha shes pa; C. can M-fM-^EM-^Z)

2. lack of shame or lack of decency (P. ahirika)

3. shame/propriety/decency (P. hiri)

4. shame and fear of blame/decency and modesty (S. hrM-DM-+apatrM-DM-^Apya; T. ngo tsha shes pa khrel yod pa; C. cankui M-fM-^EM-^ZM-fM-^DM-')

5. shame/decency/propriety (S. hrM-DM-+; T. ngo tsha shes pa; C. can M-fM-^EM-^Z)

abashment ::: n. --> The state of being abashed; confusion from shame.

abash ::: v. t. --> To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.

ashamed ::: a. --> Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety.

ashamed ::: feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feeling of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace.

ashame ::: v. t. --> To shame.

Also a materialistic philosopher whose doctrines are said to be imbodied in the Barhaspatya-sutras; a M-bM-^@M-^\denier of all but matter, who if he could come back to life, would put shame to all the M-bM-^@M-^XFree thinkersM-bM-^@M-^Y and M-bM-^@M-^XAgnosticsM-bM-^@M-^Y of the day. He lived before the Ramayanic period, but his teachings and school have survived to this day, and he has even now followers, who are mostly to be found in BengalM-bM-^@M-^] (ibid.).

anusaMsa. [alt. AnusaMsa; AnusaMsA, etc.] (P. AnisaMsa; T. phan yon; C. gongde/liyi; J. kudoku/riyaku; K. kongdok/iik M-eM-^JM-^_M-eM->M-7/M-eM-^HM-)M-gM-^[M-^J). In Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, "blessing," "benefit," "reward," or "advantage" that accrues from leading a virtuous life or performing various types of virtuous actions. In the PAli MAHAPARINIBBANASUTTANTA, for example, while preaching on the benefits of moral rectitude to a gathering of lay disciples in the city of PAtaligAma (see PAtALIPUTRA), the Buddha enumerates five such blessings that a morally upright person can expect to acquire in this lifetime: first, great wealth (bhogakkhandha); second, a good reputation (kittisadda); third, self-confidence (visArada); fourth, a peaceful death (asammulho kAlaM karoti); and fifth, after he dies, a happy rebirth (saggaM lokaM upapajjati). In contrast, a morally dissolute person can expect in this lifetime: first, poverty due to sloth; second, a bad reputation; third, shame in the presence of others; fourth, an anxious death; and fifth, after he dies, an unhappy rebirth. In the so-called graduated discourse (P. ANUPUBBIKATHA), the Buddha also teaches the blessings of renunciation (nekkhamme AnisaMsa) as a prerequisite to understanding the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS. Different lists of five, ten, or eighteen such blessings appear in Sanskrit sources. The PRAJNAPARAMITA literature has long passages praising the merit gained from writing out in book form, reading, memorizing, and generally worshipping the prajNApAramitA as compared, in particular, to worshiping a STuPA containing the relics of a TATHAGATA, and the commentarial literature lists the benefits (anusaMsa) of the BODHISATTVA's path of vision (DARsANAMARGA) when compared with the earlier understanding of the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS.

apatrApya. (P. ottappa; T. khrel yod pa; C. kui; J. gi, K. koe M-fM-^DM-'). In Sanskrit, "modesty" or "blame"; one of the fundamental mental concomitants thought to accompany all wholesome actions (KUsALA) and therefore listed as the sixth of the ten "wholesome factors of wide extent" (KUsALAMAHABHuMIKA) in the SARVASTIVADA ABHIDHARMA and one of the twenty-five wholesome (P. kusala) mental concomitants (CETASIKA) in the PAli ABHIDHAMMA. It refers to a fear of blame or condemnation that prevents one from engaging in nonvirtuous deeds. "Modesty" is often seen in compound with the term "shame" or "decency" (HRM-DM-*), where hrM-DM-+ refers to the sense of shame or the pangs of moral conscience that one feels oneself at the prospect of engaging in an immoral act, whereas apatrApya refers to the fear of being blamed or embarrassed by others for engaging in such acts. This dual sense of "shame and blame" was thought to be foundational to progress in morality (sM-DM-*LA).

attrition ::: n. --> The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion.
The state of being worn.
Grief for sin arising only from fear of punishment or feelings of shame. See Contrition.

bismer ::: n. --> Shame; abuse.
A rule steelyard.
The fifteen-spined (Gasterosteus spinachia).

blush ::: v. i. --> To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.
To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers. ::: v. t.

browless ::: a. --> Without shame.

confusion ::: n. --> The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.
The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
One who confuses; a confounder.

contempt ::: n. --> The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.
An act or expression denoting contempt.
Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court,

cover-shame ::: n. --> Something used to conceal infamy.

dash ::: v. t. --> To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.
To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality;

dedecorate ::: v. t. --> To bring to shame; to disgrace.

degrade ::: v. t. --> To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer.
To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.
To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and

desolate ::: a. --> Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
Lost to shame; dissolute.
Destitute of; lacking in.

dharmaprM-DM-+ti. (P. dhammapM-DM-+ti; T. chos la dga' ba; C. faxi; J. hoki; K. pophM-EM--i M-fM-3M-^UM-eM-^VM-^\). In Sanskrit, "joy of the dharma"; the uplifting feelings of joy or enthusiasm that derive from properly observing the precepts (i.e., to be morally "blameless" and thus harboring no regrets or shame) and from hearing, understanding, or practicing the dharma. Depending on its intensity, this joy may manifest itself in several different ways, ranging from a radiant complexion, horripilation (the body hair standing on end), and goose bumps, to ecstatic physical levitation. In the context of meditative training, such joy is said to be conducive to the development of concentration (SAMM-DM-^@DHI) and serenity (PRAsRABDHI).

discountenance ::: v. t. --> To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to put of countenance; to put to shame; to abash.
To refuse to countenance, or give the support of one&

disdain ::: v. t. --> A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.
The state of being despised; shame.
To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
To reject as unworthy of one&

disgrace ::: a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonour, or is dishonourable or shameful.

disgraceful ::: a. --> Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man.

disgrace ::: n. --> The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.

disgrace or public shame; dishonour.

dishonesty ::: n. --> Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame.
Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness.
Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation from probity; a dishonest act.
Lewdness; unchastity.

dishonor ::: n. --> Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn. ::: v. t. --> To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of

fame/shame culture: A culture which embraces the notion of 'death before dishonour', glorifying warriors.

guilt: is a higher form of development than shame. Guilt has an internal punitive voice which operates at the level superego (an internalised punitive harsh parental figure). There are two kinds of guilt: Valid guilt and invalid guilt.

harden ::: v. t. --> To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.
To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable. ::: v. i.

Hatthaka M-DM-^@lavaka. An eminent lay disciple of the Buddha, declared by him to be foremost among laymen who attract followers by means of the four means of conversion (S. SAMGRAHAVASTU). According to the PM-DM-^Ali account, he was the son of the king of M-DM-^@lavM-DM-+, and received his name Hatthaka (which in PM-DM-^Ali means "handed over" as a child), because he had once been given to the Buddha by an ogre (S. YAKsA), who, in turn, handed him back to the king. The ogre, the yakkha M-DM-^@lavaka, was going to eat the boy but was converted by the Buddha and persuaded to release him, instead. When he grew up, Hatthaka heard the Buddha preach and became a nonreturner (S. ANM-DM-^@GM-DM-^@MIN). A gifted preacher, Hatthaka had a following of five hundred disciples who always accompanied him. The suttapitaka records several conversations he had with the Buddha. On one occasion, after the Buddha asked him how he was able to gather such a large following around him, Hatthaka responded that it was through four means of conversion: giving gifts, kind words, kind deeds, and equality in treatment. It was for this capacity that Hatthaka won eminence. The Buddha declared him to be endowed with eight qualities: faith, virtue, conscientiousness, shame, the ability to listen, generosity, wisdom, and modesty. When he died, Hatthaka was reborn as a divinity in avihM-DM-^A heaven in the subtle materiality realm (RuPALOKA), where he was destined to attain final nibbM-DM-^Ana (S. NIRVM-DM-^@nA). Once, he visited the Buddha from his celestial world but collapsed in his presence, unable to support his subtle material body on earth; the Buddha instructed him to create a gross material body, by means of which he was then able to stand. He told the Buddha that he had three regrets upon his death: that he had not seen the Buddha enough, that he had not heard the DHARMA enough, and that he had not served the SAMGHA enough. Together with the householder CITTA (Cittagahapati), Hatthaka M-DM-^@lavaka is upheld as an ideal layman, who is worthy of emulation.

Hillul Hashem or Chillul Hashem ::: (Heb. Desecration of the Divine Name) Jewish concept that performing a dishonorable act or one that is against Jewish teachings while in public brings shame to both God and the Jews.

Hri: Modesty; shame felt in doing wrong action.

hrM-DM-+. (P. hiri; T. ngo tsha shes pa; C. can; J. zan; K. ch'am M-fM-^EM-^Z). In Sanskrit, "decency," "shame," or "conscience," one of the fundamental mental concomitants (CAITTA) presumed to accompany all wholesome actions (KUsALA) and therefore listed as the fifth of the ten "omnipresent wholesome factors" (kusala-MAHM-DM-^@BHuMIKA) in the SARVM-DM-^@STIVM-DM-^@DA ABHIDHARMA and the second of eleven wholesome mental concomitants in the hundreddharma list (see BAIFA) of the YOGM-DM-^@CM-DM-^@RA school. It is also one of the twenty-five wholesome mental factors in the PM-DM-^Ali abhidhamma. "Decency" is often seen in compound with the term "modesty" or "fear" of wrongdoing (APATRM-DM-^@PYA), where hrM-DM-+ refers to the pangs of moral conscience that one feels at the prospect of engaging in an immoral act, whereas apatrM-DM-^Apya refers to the fear of being blamed by others for engaging in such acts. This dual sense of "shame and blame" was thought to be foundational to progress in morality (sM-DM-*LA).

ingloriously ::: adv. --> In an inglorious manner; dishonorably; with shame; ignominiously; obscurely.

kusalamahM-DM-^Abhumika. (T. dge ba'i sa mang; C. da shandi fa; J. daizenjiho; K. tae sonji pop M-eM-$M-'M-eM-^VM-^DM-eM-^\M-0M-fM-3M-^U). In Sanskrit, "wholesome factors of wide extent"; the principal factors (DHARMA) that ground all wholesome activities. In the SARVM-DM-^@STIVM-DM-^@DA ABHIDHARMA system, ten specific forces associated with mentality (CITTASAMPRAYUKTASAMSKM-DM-^@RA) are identified as accompanying all wholesome activities and therefore are described as "wholesome factors of wide extent." These ten dharma are (1) "confidence" or "faith" (sRADDHM-DM-^@), (2) "heedfulness" or "vigilance" (APRAMM-DM-^@DA), (3) "tranquillity" or "pliancy" (PRAsRABDHI), (4) "equanimity" (UPEKsM-DM-^@), (5) "sense of shame" (HRM-DM-*), (6) "fear of blame" (APATRM-DM-^@PYA), (7) "absence of craving" (ALOBHA), (8) "absence of ill will" (ADVEsA), (9) "absence of harmful intentions" (AHIMSM-DM-^@), (10) and "vigor" or "effort" (VM-DM-*RYA).

Lajja: Shame; shyness.

mahM-DM-^Abhumika. (T. sa chen po pa; C. dadi fa; J. daijiho; K. taeji pop M-eM-$M-'M-eM-^\M-0M-fM-3M-^U). In Sanskrit, lit. "factors of wide extent"; "omnipresent mental factors" (DHARMA) that ground all conscious activity; also known as CITTAMAHM-DM-^@BHuMIKA. In the SARVM-DM-^@STIVM-DM-^@DA ABHIDHARMA system, ten specific factors are said universally to accompany all consciousness activity and are therefore known as "omnipresent mental factors." The ten are: (1) "sensation" or "feeling" (VEDANM-DM-^@), (2) "volition" or "intention" (CETANM-DM-^@), (3) "perception" (SAMJNM-DM-^@), (4) "zest" or "desire to act" (CHANDA), (5) "sensory contact" (SPARsA), (6) "discernment" (MATI), (7) "mindfulness" (SMM-aM-9M-^ZTI), (8) "attention" (MANASIKM-DM-^@RA), (9) "determination" (ADHIMOKsA), (10) "concentration" (SAMM-DM-^@DHI). To give but one example of how these factors are viewed as ubiquitous, even such mental states as distraction are still characterized by a relative "lack" of concentration, not a complete absence thereof; hence, "concentration" remains an omnipresent mental factor even amid distraction. There is also a list of six "fundamental afflictions" or "defiled factors of wide extent" (KLEsA-mahM-DM-^Abhumika) that are associated with all defiled thoughts: delusion (MOHA), heedlessness (pramM-DM-^Ada; see APRAMM-DM-^@DA), lassitude (KAUSM-DM-*DYA), lack of faith (M-DM-^@sRADDHYA), sloth (STYM-DM-^@NA), and restlessness (AUDDHATYA). Finally, there are also two "unwholesome factors of wide extent" (AKUsALA-mahM-DM-^Abhumika): lack of shame (ahrM-DM-+; cf. HRM-DM-*) and lack of dread (anapatrM-DM-^Apya; cf. APATRM-DM-^@PYA).

modesty ::: n. --> The quality or state of being modest; that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one&

Nanda. (T. Dga' bo; C. Nantuo; J. Nanda; K. Nanda M-iM-^[M-

nirgrantha. (P. nigantha; T. gcer bu pa; C. lixi/nijianzi; J. rike/nikenshi; K. igye/nigonja M-iM-^[M-"M-gM-9M-+/M-eM-0M-shame, associate with evil friends, are puffed up and disparaging of others, greedy, stubborn, faithless, evil in thought, and are supporters of wrong views.

penetrative ::: a. --> Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.
Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.
Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom.

Phallic, Phallicism, Phallus [from Greek phallos penis] The phallus occurs frequently in Greek mythologic and mystical representation: it is carried by Pan; borne in Bacchic processions; carved on the pedestals of the Hermae in the streets of Athens. There is no reason, apart from appropriateness, for preferring or rejecting one part of the body rather than another as a symbol, so that the phallus of Pan may be quite on a par with the wings on the feet of Hermes. But the symbol has gone through stages of degradation, from being an emblem of spiritual generation to one of mere physical procreation, when physical procreation itself, once thought of in purity and with reverence, acquired associations of profligacy, sin, and shame. The words are chiefly used in The Secret Doctrine in reference to the degeneration of ancient doctrine and ritual from their originally exalted form into a materialized form, whether in Hebraic systems, Dionysion or Bacchic rites, Hindu ceremonial, etc.

prM-DM-+tijanana. (P. pM-DM-+tijanana; T. dga' ba bskyed; C. faxi J. hoki; K. pophM-EM--i M-fM-3M-^UM-eM-^VM-^\). In Sanskrit, lit. "joy inducing," viz. "joy of dharma," referring to the uplifting feelings of rapture that derive from properly observing precepts (sM-DM-*LA, e.g., to be morally "blameless" and harboring no regrets or shame) and from hearing, understanding, or practicing the dharma. Depending on its intensity, this joy may manifest in different ways, ranging from a radiant complexion, horripilation, and goose bumps, to ecstatic physical levitation. In the context of meditative absorption (DHYM-DM-^@NA), such rapture is said to be conducive to the development of concentration and tranquillity.

reproach ::: v. t. --> To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.
To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid. ::: v.

saptadhana. (P. sattadhana; T. nor bdun; C. qi cai; J. shichizai; K. ch'il chae M-dM-8M-^CM-hM-2M-!). In Sanskrit, "seven kinds of riches [in the dharma]." They are: (1) faith or confidence (sRADDHM-DM-^@), (2) vigor or effort (VM-DM-*RYA), (3) virtue or moral restraint (sM-DM-*LA), (4) sense of shame (HRM-DM-*) and fear of blame (APATRM-DM-^@PYA), (5) listening to or learning the dharma (lit. "hearing," sruta), (6) relinquishment (PRAHM-DM-^@nA), and (7) the wisdom arising from meditative training (BHM-DM-^@VANM-DM-^@MAYM-DM-*PRAJNM-DM-^@).

scandalize ::: v. t. --> To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.

scandalous ::: a. --> Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.
Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice.
Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story.

Sekhasutta. In PM-DM-^Ali, "Discourse on the Disciple in Higher Training," the fifty-third sutta in the MAJJHIMANIKM-DM-^@YA (no precise equivalent appears in the Chinese translations of the M-DM-^@GAMAs, but the sutra is cited in the DAZHIDU LUN, indicating it was known in other mainstream Buddhist traditions); preached by the Buddha's attendant M-DM-^@NANDA to the leader of the Sakiya (sM-DM-^@KYA) tribe, MahM-DM-^AnM-DM-^Ama, and his entourage in the meeting hall of the Sakiyans in the city of Kapilavatthu (S. KAPILAVASTU). M-DM-^@nanda teaches them about the higher training practiced by the disciple who has entered the path. Such a disciple practices morality (P. sM-DM-+la, S. sM-DM-*LA) which includes observance of the monastic code, guarding the sense faculties, moderation in all things, and wakefulness. He is further possessed of seven wholesome qualities, including faith, a sense of shame, fear of blame, learning, energy, mindfulness, and wisdom. He is master of the four meditative absorptions (P. JHM-DM-^@NA, S. DHYM-DM-^@NA) and possesses the three knowledges (P. tevijja, S. TRIVIDYM-DM-^@). The three knowledges are comprised of (1) recollection of one's previous existences (P. pubbenivasanusati, S. PuRVANIVM-DM-^@SM-DM-^@NUSMM-aM-9M-^ZTI); (2) the divine eye (P. dibbacakkhu, S. DIVYACAKsUS) or the ability to see the demise and rebirth of beings according to their good and evil deeds; and (3) knowledge of the extinction of contaminants (P. M-DM-^AsavakkhayaNM-DM-^Ana, S. M-DM-^@SRAVAKsAYAJNM-DM-^@NA), which encompasses knowledge of the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS and is equivalent to arhatship.

self-abased ::: a. --> Humbled by consciousness of inferiority, unworthiness, guilt, or shame.

self-abasement ::: n. --> Degradation of one&

sensibility ::: n. --> The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.
The capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy of feeling; quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to pleasure or pain; sensibility to shame or praise; exquisite sensibility; -- often used in the plural.
Experience of sensation; actual feeling.

shaming ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Shame

shend ::: n. --> To injure, mar, spoil, or harm.
To blame, reproach, or revile; to degrade, disgrace, or put to shame.

shonde ::: n. --> Harm; disgrace; shame.

Udgata. (P. Uggata; T. 'Phags pa; C. Yujiatuo; J. Utsukada; K. Ulgat'a M-fM-,M-^]M-dM-shame and immediately sobered up. The Buddha preached to him, and he became a nonreturner (ANM-DM-^@GM-DM-^@MIN) on the spot. He dismissed the dancers and, from that time onward, devoted himself to serving the order. He used to receive visitations from the divinities, who told him of the attainments of various members of the order and suggested that he favor these above the rest. Uggata, however, treated all monks equally and showed no preference in his benefactions between those who had attained distinction as M-DM-^@RYAPUDGALA and those who were still unenlightened. When queried, Uggata said that there were eight wonderful things that happened to, and were done by, him in this life: he recovered his sobriety the very moment he saw the Buddha; he readily understood the Buddha's teaching of the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS; when he took a vow of celibacy, he provided for his four wives even to the point of finding one of them a new husband of her choice; he shared his great wealth with persons of good conduct; he served monks wholeheartedly, listening to their sermons or preaching to them when they did not speak; he was equally generous to all monks without making distinctions; he was not prideful of his conversations with the divinities; and he did not worry about death, for the Buddha had assured him that he would not return to this world.

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1:Doubt is the brother of shame. ~ Erik Erikson,
2:There is no shame in making an honest effort. ~ Epictetus,
3:Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest. ~ William Faulkner,
4:The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
5:The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
   ~ Oscar Wilde,
6:What is the seal of liberation? - No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
7:I'm not ashamed to dress 'like a woman' because I don't think it's shameful to be a woman.
   ~ Iggy Pop,
8:fruitless blossoms
bear no shame
autumn seeds
~ Buson, @BashoSociety
9:One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three- shame, hatred, and fear. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
10:Temporis filia veritas; cui me obstetricari non pudet. (Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.) ~ Johannes Kepler,
11:The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
   ~ Plato,
12:There is no shame in any work even the un-cleanest. Idleness alone ought to be held shameful. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
13:It is a great shame; most of our words are misused tools / which often still smell of the mud in which previous owners / desecrated them. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
14:Labour to master adversity even as your passions, to which it would be shameful for you to be subjected. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
15:He to whom the sanctuary of true prayer is revealed Deems it shameful to turn back to mere formal religion. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @FourthWayTweets
16:He to whom the sanctuary of true prayer is revealed deems it shameful to turn back to mere formal religion. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @FourthWayTweets
17:Will, therefore, is the unbroken determination to exercise free choice as well as self-restraint, in spite of the unavoidable experience of shame and doubt in infancy. ~ Erik Erikson,
18:Be not ashamed to be helped: thy end is to accomplish that which is incumbent on thee, like a soldier in the assault. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
19:When one turns within and searches whence this 'I' thought arises, the shamed 'I' vanishes and wisdom's quest begins. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
20:The glory is in works attempted. The shame is in the unrecorded day. It is a permanent book, written carefully and clearly and illustrated where necessary
   ~ Ray Sherwin, The Book of Results,
21:I am beset, too, by obsessively remembered thudding guilts and scalding shames. Small potatoes, as traumas go, but intensified by my aversion to facing them. ~ Peter Schjeldahl, The Art of Dying,
22:Just as there are for the body wounds and medicines, so for the soul are sins and repentance. However, sin has the shame and repentance possesses the courage. ~ Saint John Chrysostom, @Church_Father,
23:"Stop deluding yourself that you're not ready, or that you need something before you start. You have everything you need: a brain, a desire, and a lack of shame. Go get it." ~ Mark Manson, @CharlesAFrancis,
24:In the preaching of the holy Gospel all should receive a strengthening of their faith. No one should be ashamed of the cross of Christ, through which the world has been redeemed. ~ Saint Leo the Great, @Church_Father,
25:Be very sincere and straightforward, harbour nothing within yourself which you cannot show me without fear, do nothing which you would be ashamed of before me.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, [T3],
26:If you are determined to do a certain thing, you must not grieve at the failure of other things, nor be ashamed at the scorn of other people. Without giving up everything for it, the one great thing cannot be accomplished. ~ Yoshida Kenko,
27:"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." ~ Confucius, (551-479), Chinese philosopher and politician, Wikipedia., @aax9,
28:If any during this life are changed out of fear of God and pass from an evil life to a good one, they pass from death to life and later they shall be transformed from a shameful state to a glorious one. ~ Fulgentius of Ruspe, @Church_Father,
29:Pay attention carefully. After the sin comes the shame; courage follows repentance. Did you pay attention to what I said? Satan upsets the order; he gives the courage to sin and the shame to repentance. ~ Saint John Chrystotom, @Church_Father,
30:Christ tells us that if we are to join him, we shall travel the way he took. It is surely not right that the Son of God should go his way on the path of shame while the sons of men walk the way of worldly honor. ~ Saint John of Ávila, @25bjh54,
31:... the more one needs God the more perfect he is. To need God is nothing to be ashamed of but is perfection itself. It is the saddest thing in the world if a human being goes through life without discovering that he needs God! ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
32:You think you are alive because you breathe air? Shame on you, that you are alive in such a limited way. Don't be without Love, so you won't feel dead. Die in Love and stay alive forever. ~ Rumi, @Sufi_Path
33:Be thou ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea speaketh. And if you ask why, listen to the cause: for a small gain they travel far; for eternal life many will scarcely lift a foot from the ground. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
34:Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church. Be ashamed when you sin. Do not be ashamed when you repent. Pay attention to what the devil did to you. These are two things: sin and repentance. Sin is a wound; repentance is a medicine. ~ Saint John Chrysostom, @Church_Father,
35:I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
   ~ Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer,
36:If someone wants to study the law and find out what gives it its force (it is the bond of love, for whoever loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law) let him read in the psalms how love led one man to undergo great dangers to wipe out the shame of his entire people. ~ Saint Ambrose, @Church_Father,
37:At the first coming he was wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger. At his second coming he will be clothed in light as in a garment. In the first coming he endured the cross, despising the shame; in the second coming he will be in glory, escorted by an army of angels. ~ Saint Cyril, @Church_Father,
38:One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate. ~ Franz Kafka,
39:Nude, unashamed, exulting she upraised.
Her evil face of perilous beauty and charm.
And, drawing panic to a shuddering kiss.
Twixt the magnificence of her fatal breasts.
Allured to their abyss the spirit's f ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
40:Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
41:It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing~they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me. ~ Stephen Fry, @JoshuaOakley,
42:When I see the chaste women of respectable families, I see in them the Divine clothed in the robe of a chaste woman; and again, when I see the public women of the city seated on their verandahs in their rajment of immorality and shame, I see also in them the Divine at play after another fashion. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
43:All was abolished save her naked self
And the prostrate yearning of her surrendered heart:
There was no strength in her, no pride of force;
The lofty burning of desire had sunk
Ashamed, a vanity of separate self,
The hope of spiritual greatness fled,
Salvation she asked not nor a heavenly crown:
Humility seemed now too proud a state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
44:People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other. ~ Wendell Berry, @JoshuaOakley,
45:279 - O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph. - Sri Aurobindo.

For one who is totally consecrated to the Divine, there can be neither shame nor suffering, for the Divine is always with him and the Divine Presence changes all things into glory. 9 January 1970 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms, volume-10, page no.295,
46:The Magician should devise for himself a definite technique for destroying 'evil.' The essence of such a practice will consist in training the mind and the body to confront things which cause fear, pain, disgust, shame and the like. He must learn to endure them, then to become indifferent to them, then to analyze them until they give pleasure and instruction, and finally to appreciate them for their own sake, as aspects of Truth. When this has been done, he should abandon them, if they are really harmful in relation to health and comfort.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, APPENDIX VI: A FEW PRINCIPAL RITUALS, [311-312],
47:Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer. Put your principles into practice - now. Stop the excuses and the procrastination. This is your life! You aren't a child anymore. The sooner you set yourself to your spiritual program, the happier you will be. The longer you wait, the more you'll be vulnerable to mediocrity and feel filled with shame and regret, because you know you are capable of better. From this instant on, vow to stop disappointing yourself. Separate yourself from the mob. Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do - now.
   ~ Epictetus,
48:When a person meditates on these matters and recognizes all the creations, the angels, the spheres, man, and the like, and appreciates the wisdom of the Holy One, blessed be He, in all these creations, he will add to his love for God. His soul will thirst and his flesh will long with love for God, blessed be He.
   He will stand in awe and fear from his humble, lowly, and base [nature] when he compares himself to one of the great and holy bodies, how much more so when comparing himself to the pure forms which are separate from matter and do not share any connection with it. He will see himself as a vessel full of embarrassment and shame, empty and lacking.
   ~ Maimonides,
49:People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain. ~ Jim Morrison, @JoshuaOakley,
50:The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear. ~ Stephen King,
51:And He will judge and will forgive all, the good and the evil, the wise and the meek . . . And when He has done with all of them, then He will summon us. 'You too come forth,' He will say, 'Come forth ye drunkards, come forth, ye weak ones, come forth, ye children of shame!' And we shall all come forth, without shame and shall stand before him. And He will say unto us, 'Ye are swine, made in the Image of the Beast and with his mark; but come ye also!' And the wise ones and those of understanding will say, 'Oh Lord, why dost Thou receive these men?' And He will say, 'This is why I receive them, oh ye wise, this is why I receive them, oh ye of understanding, that not one of them believed himself to be worthy of this.' And He will hold out His hands to us and we shall fall down before him . . . and we shall weep . . . and we shall understand all things! Then we shall understand everything! . . . and all will understand ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
52:And the first of the adepts covered His shame with a cloth, walking backwards, and was white. And the second of the adepts covered his shame with a cloth, walking sideways, and was yellow. And the third of the adepts made a mock of His nakedness, walking forwards, and was black. And these are the three great schools of the Magi, who are also the three Magi that journeyed unto Bethlehem; and because thou hast not wisdom, thou shalt not know which school prevaileth, or if the three schools be not one.*
   * This doctrine of the Three Schools is of extreme interest. Roughly, it may be said that the White is the Pure Mystic, whose attitude to God is one of reverence. The Yellow School conceals the Mysteries indeed, but examines them as it goes along. The Black School is that of pure Scepticism. We are now ready to study the philosophical bases of these three Schools.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears?, 43?,
53:What do you think of the essence of Hell? Hell is when the depths come to you with all that you no longer are or are not yet capable of. Hell is when you can no longer attain what you could attain. Hell is when you must think and feel and do everything that you know you do not want. Hell is when you know that your having to is also a wanting to, and that you yourself are responsible for it. Hell is when you know that everything serious that you have planned with yourself is also laughable, that everything fine is also brutal, that everything good is also bad, that everything high is also low, and that everything pleasant is also shameful.

But the deepest Hell is when you realize that Hell is also no Hell, but a cheerful Heaven, not a Heaven in itself, but in this respect a Heaven, and in that respect a Hell.

That is the ambiguity of the God: he is born from a dark ambiguity and rises to a bright ambiguity. Unequivocalness is simplicity and leads to death. But ambiguity is the way of life. If the left foot does not move, then the right one does, and you move. The God wills this. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
54:Other impacts it meets, but finds them too strong for it or too dissimilar and discordant or too weak to give it satisfaction; these are things which it cannot bear or cannot equate with itself or cannot assimilate, and it is obliged to give to them reactions of grief, pain, discomfort, dissatisfaction, disliking, disapproval, rejection, inability to understand or know, refusal of admission. Against them it seeks to protect itself, to escape from them, to avoid or minimise their recurrence; it has with regard to them movements of fear, anger, shrinking, horror, aversion, disgust, shame, would gladly be delivered from them, but it cannot get away from them, for it is bound to and even invites their causes and therefore the results; for these impacts are part of life, tangled up with the things we desire, and the inability to deal with them is part of the imperfection of our nature. Other impacts again the normal mind succeeds in holding at bay or neutralising and to these it has a natural reaction of indifference, insensibility or tolerance which is neither positive acceptance and enjoymentnor rejection or suffering.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, 730,
55:I have been accused of a habit of changing my opinions. I am not myself in any degree ashamed of having changed my opinions. What physicist who was already active in 1900 would dream of boasting that his opinions had not changed during the last half century? In science men change their opinions when new knowledge becomes available; but philosophy in the minds of many is assimilated rather to theology than to science. The kind of philosophy that I value and have endeavoured to pursue is scientific, in the sense that there is some definite knowledge to be obtained and that new discoveries can make the admission of former error inevitable to any candid mind. For what I have said, whether early or late, I do not claim the kind of truth which theologians claim for their creeds. I claim only, at best, that the opinion expressed was a sensible one to hold at the time when it was expressed. I should be much surprised if subsequent research did not show that it needed to be modified. I hope, therefore, that whoever uses this dictionary will not suppose the remarks which it quotes to be intended as pontifical pronouncements, but only as the best I could do at the time towards the promotion of clear and accurate thinking. Clarity, above all, has been my aim.
   ~ Bertrand Russell,
56:People think of education as something that they can finish. And what's more, when they finish, it's a rite of passage. You're finished with school. You're no more a child, and therefore anything that reminds you of school - reading books, having ideas, asking questions - that's kid's stuff. Now you're an adult, you don't do that sort of thing any more.

You have everybody looking forward to no longer learning, and you make them ashamed afterward of going back to learning. If you have a system of education using computers, then anyone, any age, can learn by himself, can continue to be interested. If you enjoy learning, there's no reason why you should stop at a given age. People don't stop things they enjoy doing just because they reach a certain age.

What's exciting is the actual process of broadening yourself, of knowing there's now a little extra facet of the universe you know about and can think about and can understand. It seems to me that when it's time to die, there would be a certain pleasure in thinking that you had utilized your life well, learned as much as you could, gathered in as much as possible of the universe, and enjoyed it. There's only this one universe and only this one lifetime to try to grasp it. And while it is inconceivable that anyone can grasp more than a tiny portion of it, at least you can do that much. What a tragedy just to pass through and get nothing out of it. ~ Isaac Asimov, Carl Freedman - Conversations with Isaac Asimov-University Press of Mississippi (2005).pdf,
57:The Quest
A part, immutable, unseen,
Being, before itself had been,
Became. Like dew a triple queen
Shone as the void uncovered:
The silence of deep height was drawn
A veil across the silver dawn
On holy wings that hovered.
The music of three thoughts became
The beauty, that is one white flame,
The justice that surpasses shame,
The victory, the splendour,
The sacred fountain that is whirled
From depths beyond that older world
A new world to engender.
The kingdom is extended. Night
Dwells, and I contemplate the sight
That is not seeing, but the light
That secretly is kindled,
Though oft-time its most holy fire
Lacks oil, whene'er my own Desire
Before desire has dwindled.
I see the thin web binding me
With thirteen cords of unity
Toward the calm centre of the sea.
(O thou supernal mother!)
The triple light my path divides
To twain and fifty sudden sides
Each perfect as each other.
Now backwards, inwards still my mind
Must track the intangible and blind,
And seeking, shall securely find
Hidden in secret places
Fresh feasts for every soul that strives,
New life for many mystic lives,
And strange new forms and faces.
My mind still searches, and attains
By many days and many pains
To That which Is and Was and reigns
Shadowed in four and ten;
And loses self in sacred lands,
And cries and quickens, and understands
Beyond the first Amen.
~ Aleister Crowley,
   How shall I welcome not this light
   Or, wakened by it, greet with doubt
   This beam as palpable to sight
   As visible to touch? How not,
   Old as I am and (some say) wise,
   Revive beneath her summer eyes?
   How not have all my nights and days,
   My spirit ranging far and wide,
   By recollections of her grace
   Enlightened and preoccupied?
   Preoccupied: the Morning Star
   How near the Sun and yet how far!
   Enlightened: true, but more than true,
   Or why must I discover there
   The meaning in this taintless dew,
   The dancing wave, this blessed air
   Enchanting in its morning dress
   And calm as everlastingness?
   The flame that in the heart resides
   Is parcel of that central Fire
   Whose energy is winds and tides-
   Is rooted deep in the Desire
   That smilingly unseals its power
   Each summer in each springing flower.
   Oh Lady Nature-Proserpine,
   Mistress of Gender, star-crowned Queen!
   Ah Rose of Sharon-Mistress mine,
   My teacher ere I turned fourteen,
   When first I hallowed from afar
   Your Beautyship in avatar!
   I sense the hidden thing you say,
   Your subtle whisper how the Word
   From Alpha on to Omega
   Made all things-you confide my Lord
   Himself-all, all this potent Frame,
   All save the riddle of your name.
   Wisdom! I heard a voice that said:
   "What riddle? What is that to you?
   How! By my follower betrayed!
   Look up-for shame! Now tell me true:
   Where meet you light, with love and grace?
   Still unacquainted with my face?"
   Dear God, the erring heart must live-
   Through strength and weakness, calm and glow-
   That answer Wisdom scorns to give.
   Much have I learned. One problem, though,
   I never shall unlock: Who then,
   Who made Sophia feminine?
   ~ Owen Barfield, 1978,
59:separating from the heart and mind and the benefits of doing so :::
   Therefore the mental Purusha has to separate himself from association and self-identification with this desire-mind. He has to say I am not this thing that struggles and suffers, grieves and rejoices, loves and hates, hopes and is baffled, is angry and afraid and cheerful and depressed, a thing of vital moods and emotional passions. All these are merely workings and habits of Prakriti in the sensational and emotional mind. The mind then draws back from its emotions and becomes with these, as with the bodily movements and experiences, the observer or witness. There is again an inner cleavage. There is this emotional mind in which these moods and passions continue to occur according to the habit of the modes of Nature and there is the observing mind which sees them, studies and understands but is detached from them. It observes them as if in a sort of action and play on a mental stage of personages other than itself, at first with interest and a habit of relapse into identification, then with entire calm and detachment, and, finally, attaining not only to calm but to the pure delight of its own silent existence, with a smile at thier unreality as at the imaginary joys and sorrows of a child who is playing and loses himself in the play. Secondly, it becomes aware of itself as master of the sanction who by his withdrawl of sanction can make this play to cease. When the sanction is withdrawn, another significant phenomenon takes place; the emotional mind becomes normally calm and pure and free from these reactions, and even when they come, they no longer rise from within but seem to fall on it as impression from outside to which its fibers are still able to respond; but this habit of reponse dies away and the emotional mind is in time entirely liberated from the passions which it has renounced. Hope and fear, joy and grief, liking and disliking, attraction and repulsion, content and discontent, gladness and depression, horror and wrath and fear and disgust and shame and the passions of love and hatred fall away from the liberated psychic being.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Release from the Heart and the Mind, 352,
60:"Now I have taught you about Immortal Man and have loosed the bonds of the robbers from him. I have broken the gates of the pitiless ones in their presence. I have humiliated their malicious intent, and they all have been shamed and have risen from their ignorance. Because of this, then, I came here, that they might be joined with that Spirit and Breath, [III continues:] and might from two become one, just as from the first, that you might yield much fruit and go up to Him Who Is from the Beginning, in ineffable joy and glory and honor and grace of the Father of the Universe.

"Whoever, then, knows the Father in pure knowledge will depart to the Father and repose in Unbegotten Father. But whoever knows him defectively will depart to the defect and the rest of the Eighth. Now whoever knows Immortal Spirit of Light in silence, through reflecting and consent in the truth, let him bring me signs of the Invisible One, and he will become a light in the Spirit of Silence. Whoever knows Son of Man in knowledge and love, let him bring me a sign of Son of Man, that he might depart to the dwelling-places with those in the Eighth.

"Behold, I have revealed to you the name of the Perfect One, the whole will of the Mother of the Holy Angels, that the masculine multitude may be completed here, that there might appear in the aeons, the infinities and those that came to be in the untraceable wealth of the Great Invisible Spirit, that they all might take from his goodness, even the wealth of their rest that has no kingdom over it. I came from First Who Was Sent, that I might reveal to you Him Who Is from the Beginning, because of the arrogance of Arch-Begetter and his angels, since they say about themselves that they are gods. And I came to remove them from their blindness, that I might tell everyone about the God who is above the universe. Therefore, tread upon their graves, humiliate their malicious intent, and break their yoke and arouse my own. I have given you authority over all things as Sons of Light, that you might tread upon their power with your feet."

These are the things the blessed Savior said, and he disappeared from them. Then all the disciples were in great, ineffable joy in the spirit from that day on. And his disciples began to preach the Gospel of God, the eternal, imperishable spirit. Amen.
~ The Sophia of Jesus, (excerpt), The Nag Hamadi Library,
61:Worthy The Name Of Sir Knight
Sir Knight of the world's oldest order,
Sir Knight of the Army of God,
You have crossed the strange mystical border,
The ground floor of truth you have trod;
You have entered the sanctum sanctorum,
Which leads to the temple above,
Where you come as a stone, and a Christ-chosen one,
In the kingdom of Friendship and Love.
As you stand in this new realm of beauty,
Where each man you meet is your friend,
Think not that your promise of duty
In hall, or asylum, shall end;
Outside, in the great world of pleasure,
Beyond, in the clamor of trade,
In the battle of life and its coarse daily strife
Remember the vows you have made.
Your service, majestic and solemn,
Your symbols, suggestive and sweet,
Your uniformed phalanx in column
On gala days marching the street;
Your sword and your plume and your helmet,
Your 'secrets' hid from the world's sight;
These things are the small, lesser parts of the all
Which are needed to form the true Knight.
The martyrs who perished rejoicing
In Templary's glorious laws,
Who died 'midst the fagots while voicing
The glory and worth of their cause-
They honored the title of 'Templar'
No more than the Knight of to-day
Who mars not the name with one blemish of shame,
But carries it clean through life's fray.
To live for a cause, to endeavor
To make your deeds grace it, to try
And uphold its precepts forever,
Is harder by far than to die.
For the battle of life is unending,
The enemy, Self, never tires,
And the true Knight must slay that sly foe every day
Ere he reaches the heights he desires.
Sir Knight, have you pondered the meaning
Of all you have heard and been told?
Have you strengthened your heart for its weaning
From vices and faults loved of old?
Will you honor, in hours of temptation,
Your promises noble and grand?
Will your spirit be strong to do battle with wrong,
'And having done all, to stand?'
Will you ever be true to a brother
In actions as well as in creed?
Will you stand by his side as no other
Could stand in the hour of his need?
Will you boldly defend him from peril,
And lift him from poverty's curseWill the promise of aid which you willingly made,
Reach down from your lips to your purse?
The world's battle field is before you!
Let Wisdom walk close by your side,
Let Faith spread her snowy wings o'er you,
Let Truth be your comrade and guide;
Let Fortitude, Justice and Mercy
Direct all your conduct aright,
And let each word and act tell to men the proud fact,
You are worthy the name of 'Sir Knight'.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
62:Zarathustra, however, looked at the people and wondered. Then he spoke thus: Man is a rope stretched between animal and overman - a rope over an abyss. A dangerous crossing, a dangerous on-the-way, a dangerous looking back, a dangerous trembling and stopping. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: what can be loved in man is that he is an over-going and a down-going. I love those who know not how to live except as down-goers, for they are the over-goers. I love the great despisers, because they are the great reverers, and arrows of longing for the other shore. I love those who do not first seek a reason beyond the stars for going down and being sacrifices, but sacrifice themselves to the earth, that the earth of the overman may some day arrive. I love him who lives in order to know, and seeks to know in order that the overman may someday live. Thus he seeks his own down-going. I love him who works and invents, that he may build a house for the overman, and prepare for him earth, animal, and plant: for thus he seeks his own down-going. I love him who loves his virtue: for virtue is the will to down-going, and an arrow of longing. I love him who reserves no drop of spirit for himself, but wants to be entirely the spirit of his virtue: thus he walks as spirit over the bridge. I love him who makes his virtue his addiction and destiny: thus, for the sake of his virtue, he is willing to live on, or live no more. I love him who does not desire too many virtues. One virtue is more of a virtue than two, because it is more of a knot for ones destiny to cling to. I love him whose soul squanders itself, who wants no thanks and gives none back: for he always gives, and desires not to preserve himself. I love him who is ashamed when the dice fall in his favor, and who then asks: Am I a dishonest player? - for he is willing to perish. I love him who scatters golden words in front of his deeds, and always does more than he promises: for he seeks his own down-going. I love him who justifies those people of the future, and redeems those of the past: for he is willing to perish by those of the present. I love him who chastens his God, because he loves his God: for he must perish by the wrath of his God. I love him whose soul is deep even in being wounded, and may perish from a small experience: thus goes he gladly over the bridge. I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgets himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going. I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head only the entrails of his heart; his heart, however, drives him to go down. I love all who are like heavy drops falling one by one out of the dark cloud that hangs over man: they herald the coming of the lightning, and perish as heralds. Behold, I am a herald of the lightning, and a heavy drop out of the cloud: the lightning, however, is called overman.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra,
63:Eternal, unconfined, unextended, without cause and without effect, the Holy Lamp mysteriously burns. Without quantity or quality, unconditioned and sempiternal, is this Light.
It is not possible for anyone to advise or approve; for this Lamp is not made with hands; it exists alone for ever; it has no parts, no person; it is before "I am." Few can behold it, yet it is always there. For it there is no "here" nor "there," no "then" nor "now;" all parts of speech are abolished, save the noun; and this noun is not found either in {106} human speech or in Divine. It is the Lost Word, the dying music of whose sevenfold echo is I A O and A U M.
Without this Light the Magician could not work at all; yet few indeed are the Magicians that have know of it, and far fewer They that have beheld its brilliance!

The Temple and all that is in it must be destroyed again and again before it is worthy to receive that Light. Hence it so often seems that the only advice that any master can give to any pupil is to destroy the Temple.

"Whatever you have" and "whatever you are" are veils before that Light. Yet in so great a matter all advice is vain. There is no master so great that he can see clearly the whole character of any pupil. What helped him in the past may hinder another in the future.

Yet since the Master is pledged to serve, he may take up that service on these simple lines. Since all thoughts are veils of this Light, he may advise the destruction of all thoughts, and to that end teach those practices which are clearly conductive to such destruction.

These practices have now fortunately been set down in clear language by order of the A.'.A.'..

In these instructions the relativity and limitation of each practice is clearly taught, and all dogmatic interpretations are carefully avoided. Each practice is in itself a demon which must be destroyed; but to be destroyed it must first be evoked.

Shame upon that Master who shirks any one of these practices, however distasteful or useless it may be to him! For in the detailed knowledge of it, which experience alone can give him, may lie his opportunity for crucial assistance to a pupil. However dull the drudgery, it should be undergone. If it were possible to regret anything in life, which is fortunately not the case, it would be the hours wasted in fruitful practices which might have been more profitably employed on sterile ones: for NEMO<> in tending his garden seeketh not to single out the flower that shall be NEMO after him. And we are not told that NEMO might have used other things than those which he actually does use; it seems possible that if he had not the acid or the knife, or the fire, or the oil, he might miss tending just that one flower which was to be NEMO after him! ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, The Lamp,
64:Death & Fame

When I die

I don't care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel Cemetery

But I want a big funeral St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in Manhattan

First, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother 96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,

Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters their grandchildren, companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--

Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche, there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting America, Satchitananda Swami Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche, Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau Roshis, Lama Tarchen --

Then, most important, lovers over half-century Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories

"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousandday retreat --"

"I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he loved me"

"I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone"

"We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly arms round each other"

"I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my skivvies would be on the floor"

"Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master"

"We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then sleep in his captain's bed."

"He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy"

"I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my stomach shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- "

"All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth & fingers along my waist"

"He gave great head"

So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997 and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!"

"I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me."

"I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head, my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick, tickled with his tongue my behind"

"I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a pillow --"

Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear

"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his walk-up flat, seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him again never wanted to... "

"He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made sure I came first"

This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--

Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-harp pennywhistles & kazoos

Next, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India, Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American provinces

Then highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex

"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved him anyway, true artist"

"Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me from suicide hospitals"

"Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my studio guest a week in Budapest"

Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois"

"I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- "

"He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas City"

"Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City"

"Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982"

"I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized others like me out there"

Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gestures

Then Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural historians come to witness the historic funeral Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkers

Everyone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was alive
February 22, 1997
~ Allen Ginsberg,
1:Shame is pride's cloak. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
2:Empathy is the antidote to shame. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
3:The only shame is to have none. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
4:Misery and shame are nearly allied. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
5:Shame is the dying embers of virtue. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
6:Shame must be accepted to be effective. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
7:Survival is your strength not your shame. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
8:The shame of fools conceals their open wounds. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
9:What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
10:We need never be ashamed of our tears. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
11:Never be ashamed of your patriotism. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
12:Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
13:Studious to please, yet not ashamed to fail. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
14:Fools through false shame, conceal their open wounds. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
15:Shame is the lie someone taught you about yourself. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
16:Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
17:Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
18:A gentleman is ashamed to let his words outrun his deeds. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
19:And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
20:We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
21:It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
22:God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
23:It is not human to be without shame and without desire. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
24:Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
25:Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
26:Shame cannot survive being spoken. It cannot survive empathy. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
27:What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
28:Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
29:I think that shame is a universal, paralyzing, painful emotion. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
30:A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
31:Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
32:Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
33:If either wealth or poverty are come by honesty, there is no shame. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
34:Only a lie that wasn't ashamed of itself could possibly succeed. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
35:Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
36:You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
37:All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
38:The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
39:Be not ashamed to have had wild days, but not to have sown your wild oats. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
40:Guilt: I'm sorry. I made a mistake. Shame: I'm sorry. I am a mistake. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
41:It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
42:One cannot be spiritual as long as one has shame, hatred, or fear. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
43:Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
44:Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
45:Every cause that ever I fought, I fought it full without regret or shame. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
46:It's far better to make people angry than to make them ashamed. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
47:The more things a man is ashamed of the more respectable he is. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
48:A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
49:In my opinion it's a shame that there is so much work in the world. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
50:It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
51:We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
52:Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
53:The &
54:Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
55:All men of goodwill have this in common - that our works put us to shame. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
56:One should never be ashamed to cry. Tears are rain on the dust of earth. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
57:Boasting is only a masked shame; it does not truly believe in itself. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
58:He that is ashamed to speak the truth has need to be ashamed of himself. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
59:In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
60:Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
61:Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
62:If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
63:The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
64:There's no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
65:A man though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
66:Pardon, and keep silent, for what is shameful for women must be concealed among women. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
67:There is no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
68:Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
69:Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
70:Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
71:For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
72:It's a shame to waste the uniqueness that is you, by doing what someone else has done. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
73:Never have I risked my life, or even my comfort, in the service of mankind. Shame on me. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
74:We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can't use shame to change ourselves or others. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
75:We would be ashamed of our best behavior if the people knew the motives of our behaving so. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
76:It is not shameful for a man to succumb to pain and it is shameful to succumb to pleasure. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
77:It’s always helpful to remember that when perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
78:Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
79:Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
80:Have faith in yourselves, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
81:I never reread what I've written. I'm far too afraid to feel ashamed of what I've done. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
82:Shame needs three things to grow out of control in our lives: secrecy, silence, and judgment. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
83:Don't be ashamed of your own ideas. Most musicians get applauded for sounding like someone else. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
84:Love taught him shame, and shame with love at strife Soon taught the sweet civilities of life. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
85:You will not achieve happiness if you don't work hard; and it's a shame not to want to work hard. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
86:Shame brings no advantage in misfortunes, for silence (of the accused) is the ally of the speaker. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
87:Envy is everywhere. Who is without envy? And most people Are unaware or unashamed of being envious. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
88:I am done with the monster of "We," the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
89:For a long time I was ashamed of the way I lived. Did I reform, you ask? No. I'm not ashamed anymore. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
90:There is nothing wrong or shameful in failing. The only regret lies in never making the attempt. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
91:If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
92:The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
93:Shame is that warm feeling that washes over us, making us feel small, flawed, and never good enough. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
94:To become a man is to be responsible; to be ashamed of miseries that you did not cause. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
95:When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver! ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
96:Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! Worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise.&
97:England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
98:When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
99:As long as it doesn’t harm anyone, change your opinions now and then and be unashamedly contradictory. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
100:The mind is "ashamed" of the blood. And the blood is destroyed by the mind, actually. Hence palefaces. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
101:We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
102:If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
103:I would be very ashamed of my civilization if we did not try to find out if there is life in outer space. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
104:Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
105:It's a shame that we have to choose between two such second-rate countries as the USSR and the USA. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
106:Make faithfulness and truth thy masters: have no friends unlike thyself: be not ashamed to mend thy faults. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
107:The world is to be cleaned by somebody, and you are not called of God if you are ashamed to scrub. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
108:I drive around the streets an inch away from weeping, ashamed of my sentimentality and possible love. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
109:Necessary, forever necessary, to burn out false shames and smelt the heaviest ore of the body into purity. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
110:Between the government which does evil and the people who accept it - there is a certain shameful solidarity. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
111:For me, vulnerability led to anxiety, which led to shame, which led to disconnection, which led to Bud Light. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
112:If you have not the experience, ask. There is no shame in asking, but do not pretend you know when you don't. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
113:Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
114:And if after all this you eventually fail; don't take it personal. Don't be ashamed to start all over again. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
115:That's the nice thing about this job. You get to quote yourself shamelessly. If you don't, Larry Speakes will. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
116:To hold the body of a woman in our arms is neither ugly nor shameful, but the one ecstasy granted to the race of men. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
117:Done so many evil things in the name of love, it's a crying shame. I never did see no fire that could put out a flame. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
118:Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
119:Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
120:Do you not know how bashful friendship is? Friends - comrades - do not look at each other. Friendship would be ashamed. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
121:The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
122:The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
123:Marriage may restrict your activity, but it increases your pleasure. It permits sex without shame, fear, or guilt. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
124:There's no shame about any honest calling; don't be afraid of soiling your hands, there's plenty of soap to be had. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
125:The atheist, by merely being in touch with reality, appears shamefully out of touch with the fantasy life of his neighbors. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
126:Only the soul that is naked and unashamed, can be pure and innocent , even as Adam was in the primal garden of humanity . ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
127:Unless Christianity is wholly false, the perception of ourselves which we have in moments of shame must be the only true one. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
128:I'd be ashamed to see a woman walking around with my name-label on her, address and railway station, like a wardrobe trunk. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
129:Say, did you read what this writer just dug up in George Washington's diary? I was so ashamed I sat up all night reading it. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
130:A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
131:That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
132:I beseech you to treasure up in your hearts these my parting words: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
133:Those who do nothing are inviting shame as well as violence. Those who act boldly are recognizing right as well as reality. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
134:You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
135:I take it to be axiomatic that people are revolted by witnessing the shameless gratification of an appetite they do not share ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
136:You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame and self-pity. There is a better way to live. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
137:I am ashamed of my emptiness," said the Word to the Work. "I know how poor I am when I see you," said the Work to the Word. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
138:I'm like a starving man who has been given food. Maybe he's cold, and his clothes are torn, and he's ashamed, but he's not unhappy. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
139:In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
140:But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
141:Never be ashamed of your tears. Be proud that you are still natural. Be proud that you can express the inexpressible through your tears. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
142:I am ashamed to be a member of the human race but I don't want to add any more to that shame, I want to scrape a little of it off. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
143:You cannot talk about race without talking about privilege. And when people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
144:I don't think you can really be proud of being gay because it isn't something you've done. You can only be proud of not being ashamed. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
145:If we share our shame story with the wrong person, they can easily become one more piece of flying debris in an already dangerous storm. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
146:The strongest guard is placed at the gateway to nothing. Maybe because the condition of emptiness is too shameful to be divulged. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
147:Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
148:To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
149:Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because in them, you can't see when you're unashamedly looking down on someone. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
150:There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
151:Aren't you ashamed, you who walk backward along the whole path of existence, and blame me for walking backward along the path of the promenade? ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
152:There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.  ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
153:Angels are our true and trusty servants, performing offices and works that one poor miserable mendicant would be ashamed to do for another. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
154:Fear is bound to disappear when you realize that failure is not something shameful, damaging, destructive, or painful, but something natural. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
155:There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted.  Then, there's another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
156:Well I thought my razor was dull until I heard his speech, and that reminds me of a story that's so dirty I'm ashamed to think of it myself. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
157:Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
158:We have a very precise image - an image at times shameless - of what we have lost, but we are ignorant of what may follow or replace it. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
159:Whenever I have talked to anyone at too great length, I am like a man who has drunk too much, and ashamed, doesn't know where to put himself. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
160:A knight whose heart is set upon the Way, but who is ashamed of wearing shabby clothes and eating coarse food, is not worth calling into counsel. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
161:Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
162:Wickedness is a wonderfully diligent architect of misery, of shame, accompanied with terror, and commotion, and remorse, and endless perturbation. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
163:Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they're afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
164:Reproach is shame, blame, disgrace, disapproval and a disrespectful attitude toward yourself. When you're under reproach, your behavior shows it. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
165:If you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward. You will never get her full confidence again. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
166:My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
167:One is ashamed to say how little is needed for all men to be delivered from those calamities which now oppress them; it is only needful not to lie. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
168:There is quite enough sorrow and shame and suffering and baseness in real life, and there is no need for meeting it unnecessarily in fiction. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
169:If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
170:Our country's honor calls upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion; and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
171:Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
172:So few men are really worth knowing, that it seems a shameful waste to let an anthropoid prejudice stand in the way of free association with one who is. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
173:Never do anything in life if you would be ashamed of seeing it printed on the front page of your hometown newspaper for your friends and family to see. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
174:A birdie with a yellow bill Hoped upon the window sill, Cocked his shining eye and said: &
175:At the party, Rob Partridge said to me, "You gave hope to other balding men." My new epitaph: "Co-wrote a couple of decent songs and went bald shamelessly." ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
176:Every eye sees its own special vision; every ear hears a most different song. In each man's troubled heart, an incision would reveal a unique, shameful wrong. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
177:I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much towards preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices can do. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
178:To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
179:Shame works like the zoom lens on a camera. When we are feeling shame, the camera is zoomed in tight and all we see is our flawed selves, alone and struggling. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
180:Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
181:Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
182:Self-compassion is key because when we're able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we're more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
183:The problem with hatred and violence is that they intensity the fears of the white majority, and leave them less ashamed of their prejudices toward Negroes. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
184:If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
185:Were Women all like those whom here I name, Woman to man I surely would prefer; The Sun is feminine, nor deems it shame; The Moon, though masculine, depends on her. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
186:Money was made, not to command our will, But all our lawful pleasures to fulfill. Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey; The horse doth with the horseman away. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
187:Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it's also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
188:One yearns unspeakably for a composer who gives out his pair of honest themes, and then develops them unashamed, and then hangs a brisk coda to them, and then shuts up. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
189:Imagination cannot make fools wise, but it makes them happy, as against reason, which only makes its friends wretched: one covers them with glory, the other with shame. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
190:Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
191:The man who is most aggressive in teaching tolerance is the most intolerant of all: he wants a world full of people too timid and ashamed to really disagree with anything. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
192:It is no disgrace not to be able to do everything; but to undertake, or pretend to do, what you are not made for, is not only shameful, but extremely troublesome and vexatious. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
193:The Master said, true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
194:When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are something to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honors are something to be ashamed of. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
195:Shame: We all have it. It's that gremlin that says &
196:We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed. ~ alfred-lord-tennyson, @wisdomtrove
197:Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man's heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
198:When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any cause to be ashamed. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
199:Only the Lord Jesus can redeem the soul that is steeped in guilt and shame. This baggage weighs us down until we accept Jesus' gift-the gift that liberates souls from sin's power. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
200:Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
201:Most of us have spent our lives caught up in plans, expectations, ambitions for the future; in regrets, guilt or shame about the past. To come into the present is to stop the war. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
202:There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
203:O, brothers! let us leave the shame and sin Of taking vainly in a plaintive mood, The holy name of Grief&
204:We should blush for shame to show so much resentment at what is done or said against us, knowing that so many injuries and affronts have been offered to our Redeemer and the saints. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
205:Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
206:Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment; they may shun crime, but will be void of shame. Guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy; they will learn shame, and come to be good. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
207:Shame cannot survive being spoken. It cannot tolerate having words wrapped around it. What it craves is secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you stay quiet, you stay in a lot of self-judgment. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
208:When a wise man does not understand, he says: "I do not understand." The fool and the uncultured are ashamed of their ignorance. They remain silent when a question could bring them wisdom. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
209:[W]e are the heirs of a past of rope, fire, and murder. I for one am not ashamed of this past. My shame is for those who became so inhuman that they could inflict this torture upon us. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
210:George: I can't die with dignity. I have no dignity. I want to be the one person who doesn't die with dignity. I live my whole life in shame. Why should I die with dignity? Seinfeld TV show ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
211:We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
212:Shame hates it when we reach out and tell our story. It hates having words wrapped around it- it can't survive being shared. Shame loves secrecy. When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
213:If a person had delivered up your body to some passer-by, you would certainly be angry. And do you feel no shame in delivering up your own mind to any reviler, to be disconcerted and confounded?   ~ epictetus, @wisdomtrove
214:Integrity means that if our private life were suddenly exposed, we'd have no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. Integrity means that our outward life is consistent with our inner convictions. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
215:Shame hates it when we reach out and tell our story. It hates having words wrapped around it - it can't survive being shared. Shame loves secrecy... When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
216:It's a burden to us even to be human beings-men with our own real body and blood; we are ashamed of it, we think it a disgrace and try to contrive to be some sort of impossible generalized man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
217:Through all the darkness, through all the shame of which men are capable, the spirit of man will remain alive on this earth. It may sleep, but it will awaken. It may wear chains, but it will break through. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
218:We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult women is a &
219:Shame derives its power from being unspeakable... If we speak shame, it begins to wither. Just the way exposure to light was deadly for the gremlins, language and story bring light to shame and destroy it. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
220:Today I will learn to reject shame. Shame is an overwhelming sense that who I am isn't good enough. I realize that I am good enough, and that my imperfections are part of being human. I let go of shame. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
221:The incurable sufferer is given very little opportunity to be proud of his suffering and to consider it ennobling rather than degrading" so that "he is not only unhappy, but also ashamed of being unhappy. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
222:There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence, by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove God intended it enables us to live above the drag of fear, superstition, shame, pessimism, guilt, anxiety, worry, and all the negativity that keeps people from seizing each day as a gift from Him. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
224:So proud she was to die It made us all ashamed That what we cherished, so unknown To her desire seemed. So satisfied to go Where none of us should be, Immediately, that anguish stooped Almost to jealousy. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
225:Do you suppose there's any difference between spring in nature and spring in man? But there we go, praising the one and condemning the other as improper, ashamed that the same laws work eternally through both. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
226:Every man has a right over his own life and war destroys lives that were full of promise; it forces the individual into situations that shame his manhood, obliging him to murder fellow men, against his will. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
227:Rather than being able to have a healthy relationship with our own sexual imagination, we're driven into some dark corners by shame and embarrassment and guilt, and those dark corners breed all sorts of monsters. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
228:You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
229:I am the child of Fortune, the giver of good, and I shall not be shamed. She is my mother; my sisters are the Seasons; my rising and my falling match with theirs. Born thus, I ask to be no other man than that I am. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
230:I've always considered myself smarter than everyone around me, and sometimes, believe me, I've been ashamed of it. At the least, all my life I've looked away and never could look people straight in the eye. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
231:If we want to live and love with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way- especially shame, fear and vulnerability ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
232:If you put shame in a petri dish, it needs three ingredients to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you put the same amount of shame in the petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can't survive. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
233:The truth is, I'm a storyteller. And it scares me, because my training as an academic is that the more accessible you are and the more human you are, the less smart you are. It's a shame trigger for me to be honest. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
234:Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame is still an impassable barrier, and the sacred air-cities of hope have not shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality; and man, by his nature, is yet infinite and free. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
235:Perfectionism is a shield that we carry with a thought process that says this, &
236:Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
237:Truly speech has wonderful strength and power, that through a mere word, proceeding out of the mouth of a poor human creature, the devil, that so proud and powerful spirit, should be driven away, shamed and confounded. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
238:Shame on such a morality that is worthy of pariahs, and that fails to recognize the eternal essence that exists in every living thing, and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun! ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
239:According to bourgeois standards, those who are completely unlucky and unsuccessful are automatically barred from competition, which is the life of society. Good fortune is identified with honor, and bad luck with shame. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
240:It is not a shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is to ask when you're being knocked down, &
241:Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to be proud of. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
242:When we take the one seat on our meditation cushion we become our own monastery. We create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things: sorrows, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, frustration, happiness. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
243:Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
244:In this exploration the deeper layers, such as feelings of fear, guilt, shame, inadequacy, unlovableness, etc. are allowed to surface without resistance or agenda and slowly reveal the sense of separation that lies at their heart. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
245:It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
246:Our suffering is not worthy the name of suffering. When I consider my crosses, tribulations, and temptations, I shame myself almost to death, thinking what are they in comparison of the sufferings of my blessed Savior Christ Jesus. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
247:When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
248:When people laughed at him because he walked backward beneath the portico, he said to them: "Aren't you ashamed, you who walk backward along the whole path of existence, and blame me for walking backward along the path of the promenade? ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
249:... the more one needs God the more perfect he is. To need God is nothing to be ashamed of but is perfection itself. It is the saddest thing in the world if a human being goes through life without discovering that he needs God! ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
250:We here in America, hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years; and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
251:I'm so excited about school. I'm such a shameless student. I laid my clothes out last night, just like I did before my first day of first grade, with my patent leather shoes and my new lunch box. I hope the teacher will like me :) ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
252:What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?" Grandeur has but little," said Elinor, "but wealth has much to do with it." Elinor, for shame!" Said Marianne. "Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it... ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
253:One can disintegrate the world by means of very strong light. For weak eyes the world becomes solid, for still weaker eyes it seems to develop fists, for eyes weaker still it becomes shamefaced and smashes anyone who dares to gaze upon it. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
254:Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before&
255:Desire is what leads you through life until the time comes when you desire a higher life. So do not be ashamed that you want so much, yet at the same time do not fool yourself into thinking that what you want today will be enough tomorrow.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
256:Shame resilience is the ability to say, This hurts. This is disappointing, maybe even devastating. But success and recognition and approval are not the values that drive me. My value is courage and I was just courageous. You can move on, shame. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
257:Why do we hold onto negativity? For some reason, we believe that others are affected by our experience of remaining upset, hurt or angry. Holding on to pain, anger, guilt or shame is the glue that binds us to the situation we want to escape. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
258:I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
259:Have the courage to be exactly who you are without apology. Admit your mistakes without beating yourself up. Release all shame! Release all guilt! You cannot live if you are hiding behind what was. Focus on what is, right now, and that is you! ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
260:There are cases in which a man would be ashamed not to have been imposed upon. There is a confidence necessary to human intercourse, and without which men are often more injured by their own suspicions than they would be by the perfidy of others. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
261:And in fact you're not like everyone else: you weren't ashamed just now to confess bad and even ridiculous things about yourself. Who would confess such things nowadays? No one, and people have even stopped feeling any need for self-judgment. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
262:I don't understand, given the constraints physicians have in doing their job and the paperwork demanded of them, why people want to be physicians. I think we've made it very, very difficult for them to perform their job. I think that's a shame. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
263:We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering and shame.In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness,all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
264:However, I continue to try and I continue, indefatigably, to reach out. There's no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference - but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more effort. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
265:The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them - words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
266:We all place ourselves at various levels, and we are constantly falling from these heights. It is the falls we are ashamed of. Self-esteem is the cause of our shame, of our fall. It is this self-esteem that must be understood, and not the fall. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
267:Guide them by edicts, keep them in line with punishments, and the common people will stay out of trouble but will have no sense of shame. Guide them by virtue, keep them in line with the rites, and they will, besides having a sense of shame, reform themselves. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
268:If we can find someone who has earned the right to hear our story, we need to tell it. Shame loses power when it is spoken. In this way, we need to cultivate our story to let go of shame, and we need to develop shame resilience in order to cultivate our story. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
269:When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
270:You can't take credit for your talents, but it matters that you use them. You can't really be blamed for your weaknesses, but it matters that you correct them. So pride and shame don't make a lot of sense, in the final analysis, but they weren't much fun anyway. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
271:I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die. To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they do die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
272:There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories - Ghost Stories, or more shame for us - round the Christmas fire; and we have never stirred, except to draw a little nearer to it. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
273:If you, who are organised by Divine Providence for spiritual communion, refuse, and bury your talent in the earth, even though you should want natural bread, sorrow and desperation pursue you through life, and after death shame and confusion of face to eternity. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
274:Kind words produce their own image in men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
275:Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We are been taught to be ashamed of not being &
276:I felt ashamed." "But of what? Psyche, they hadn't stripped you naked or anything?" "No, no, Maia. Ashamed of looking like a mortal - of being a mortal." "But how could you help that?" "Don't you think the things people are most ashamed of are things they can't help? ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
277:We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not only is this wrong, but it's dangerous. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
278:Sometime we get so addicted to murmuring about the past and blaming the past for everything that we miss our whole future. You're not going to enjoy your future, and you're not going to enjoy your right now, if all you can do is be guilty and ashamed and afraid of your past. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
279:You know, we'll hardly get our feet out of time [and] into eternity that we'll bow our heads in shame and humiliation. We'll gaze on eternity and say, &
280:I am a hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle has scarcely time to cool; who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and, with tea, welcomes the morning. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
281:To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
282:For more than two centuries our foreparents labored here without wages; they made cotton king; and they built the homes of their masters in the midst of brutal injustice and shameful humiliation - and yet out of a bottomless vitality our people continue to thrive and develop. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
283:The classical error of historical Christianity is that we have never started with the value of the person. Rather, we have started from the &
284:If the people are governed by laws and punishment is used to maintain order, they will try to avoid the punishment but have no sense of shame. If they are governed by virtue and rules of propriety are used to maintain order, they will have a sense of shame and will become good as well. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
285:Being conscious of having done a wicked action leaves stings of remorse behind it, which, like an ulcer in the flesh, makes the mind smart with perpetual wounds; for reason, which chases away all other pains, creates repentance, shames the soul with confusion, and punishes it with torment. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
286:Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving for excellence. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth. Perfectionism is a defensive move. It’s the belief that if we do things perfectly and look perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
287:Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl? ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
288:The cross where Jesus died became also the cross where His apostle died. The loss, the rejection, the shame, belong both to Christ and to all who in very truth are His. the cross that saves them also slays them, and anything short of this is a pseudo-faith and not true faith at all. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
289:It is better to be the recipient of violence than the inflicter of it, since the latter only multiplies the existence of violence and bitterness in the universe, while the former may develop a sense of shame in the opponent, and thereby bring about a transformation and change of heart. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
290:If I dropped a tear upon your hand, may it wither it up! If I spoke a gentle word in your hearing, may it deafen you! If I touched you with my lips, may the touch be poison to you! A curse upon this roof that gave me shelter! Sorrow and shame upon your head! Ruin upon all belonging to you! ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
291:Never get to the point where you will be ashamed to ask anybody for information. The ignorant man will always be ignorant if he fears that by asking another for information he will display ignorance. Better once display your ignorance of a certain subject than always know nothing of it. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
292:There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: recklessness, which leads to destruction; cowardice, which leads to capture; a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults; a delicacy of honour, which is sensitive to shame; over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
293:Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer; there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
294:That was the dirty secret associated with her past. Not that she'd been abused but that somehow she felt that she deserved it because she'd let it happen. Even now, it shamed her, and there were times when she felt hideously ugly, as though the scars that had been left behind were visible to everyone. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
295:Where will you go to seek Brahman? He is immanent in all beings. Here, here is the visible Brahman! Shame on those who, neglecting the visible Brahman, set their minds on other things! Here is the visible Brahman before you as tangible as a fruit in one's hand! Can't you see? Here - here - is Brahman! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
296:Love is influenced by no consideration, recognizes no restraints of reason, and is of the same nature as death, that assails alike the lofty palaces of kings and the humble cabins of shepherds; and when it takes entire possession of a heart, the first thing it does is to banish fear and shame from it. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
297:Our president is a Christian? So was Adolf Hitler. What can be said to our young people, now that psychopathic personalities, which is to say persons without consciences, without senses of pity or shame, have taken all the money in the treasuries of our government and corporations, and made it all their own? ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
298:If we are going to find our way out of shame and back to each other, vulnerability is the path and courage is the light. To set down those lists of *what we're supposed to be* is brave. To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
299:Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. Not for kudos and not for cash: your picture in the paper nor money in the back either. Just refuse to bear them. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
300:Many [hooligans] discover to their shame that they have scruples; they have roots and, greatest disadvantage of all, they have hope. The fathers superior of the order do not try to influence their children in Satan; they merely shake their heads in sorrow. They know that the apostate must work out his own damnation. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
301:The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
302:What will you do when the Law of God comes in terror; when the trumpet of the archangel shall tear you from your grave; when the eyes of God shall burn their way into your guilty soul; when the great books shall be opened and all your sin and shame shall be punished... can you stand against an angry Law in that Day? ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
303:We are all substantially flawed, wounded, angry, hurt, here on Earth. But this human condition, so painful to us, and in someways shameful- because we feel we are weak when the reality of ourselves is exposed- is made much more bearable when it is shared, face to face, in words that have expressive human eyes behind them. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
304:God is ready to give more quickly, and to give more than you ask; yea, he offers his treasures if we only take them. It is truly a great shame and a severe chastisement for us Christians that God should still upbraid us for our slothfulness in prayer, and that we fail to let such a rich and excellent promise incite us to pray. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
305:Women will not be free until we can speak our minds and our hearts  without having to worry that men will crucify us,  women will crucify us,  the press will crucify us,  or our children will be ashamed...   Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we feel we have to make  a choice between being heard  and being loved. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
306:I am proud to call myself a Hindu, I am proud that I am one of your unworthy servants. I am proud that I am a countryman of yours, you the descendants of the sages, you the descendants of the most glorious Rishis the world ever saw. Therefore have faith in yourselves, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
307:Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them in their place through roles and ritual practices, and in addition to developing a sense of shame, they will order themselves harmoniously ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
308:Men are not suffering from the lack of good literature, good art, good theatre, good music, but from that which has made it impossible for these to become manifest. In short, they are suffering from the silent shameful conspiracy (the more shameful since it is unacknowledged) which has bound them together as enemies of art and artists. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
309:Why are you drinking? demanded the little prince. "So that I may forget," replied the tippler. "Forget what?" inquired the little prince, who was already sorry for him. "Forget that I am ashamed," the tippler confessed, hanging his head. "Ashamed of what?" insisted the little prince, who wanted to help him. "Ashamed of drinking! ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
310:One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you're maybe a little bit ashamed of your short ones. This is like dressing up a household pet in evening clothes. The pet is embarrassed and the person who committed this act of premeditated cuteness should be even more embarrassed. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
311:When the pangs shoot through our body, and ghastly death appears in view, people see the patience of the dying Christian. Our infirmities become the black velvet on which the diamond of God's love glitters all the more brightly. Thank God I can suffer ! Thank God I can be made the object of shame and contempt, for in this way God shall be glorified. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
312:... I feel certain that his tale is true. Feeling that certainty, I befriend him. As long as that certainty shall last, I will befriend him. And if any consideration could shake me in this resolve, I should be so ashamed of myself for my meanness, that no man's good opinion - no, nor no woman's - so gained, could compensate me for the loss of my own. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
313:But being overborne with numbers, and nobody daring to face about, stretching out his hands to heaven, [Romulus] prayed to Jupiter to stop the army, and not to neglect but maintain the Roman cause, now in extreme danger. The prayer was no sooner made, than shame and respect for their king checked many; the fears of the fugitives changed suddenly into confidence. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
314:With old liars who have been acting all their lives there are moments when they enter so completely into their part that they tremble or shed tears in earnest, although at that very moment, or a second later, they are able to whisper to themselves, "You know you are lying, you shameless old sinner! You're acting now, in spite of your &
315:When the culture of any organization mandates that it is more important to protect the reputation of a system and those in power than it is to protect the basic human dignity of the individuals who serve that system or who are served by that system, you can be certain that the shame is systemic, the money is driving ethics, and the accountability is all but dead. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
316:Saddest of all, some second-dart reactions are to conditions that are actually positive. If someone pays you a compliment, that’s a positive situation. But then you might start thinking, with some nervousness and even a little shame: Oh, I’m not really that good a person. Maybe they’ll find out I’m a fraud. Right there, needless second-dart suffering begins. Heating ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
317:Perfectionism is not the same thing has striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgement, and shame. It’s a shield. It’s a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from flight. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
318:Seeing the lightest and gayest purple was then most in fashion, he would always wear that which was the nearest black; and he would often go out of doors, after his morning meal, without either shoes or tunic; not that he sought vain-glory from such novelties, but he would accustom himself to be ashamed only of what deserves shame, and to despise all other sorts of disgrace. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
319:Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. ~ barack-obama, @wisdomtrove
321:No buts," he said, "because there are none. You see yourself as someone who couldn't get away. I see the courageous woman who escaped. You see yourself as someone who should be ashamed or guilty because she let it happen. I see a kind, beautiful woman who should feel proud because she stopped it from happening ever again. Not many women have the strength to do what you did. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
322:I think if you were to sever the connection between arousal and shame, you might actually come up with something liberating and socially useful. It might be healthier for us, and lead to a situation such as they enjoy in Holland, Denmark, or Spain, where they have pornography all over the place - quite hardcore pornography - but they do not have anywhere the incidence of sex crimes. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
323:She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
324:The way to deal with superstition is not to be polite to it, but to tackle it with all arms, and so rout it, cripple it, and make it forever infamous and ridiculous. Is it, perchance, cherished by persons who should know better? Then their folly should be brought out into the light of day, and exhibited there in all its hideousness until they flee from it, hiding their heads in shame. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
325:We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace in Vietnam and for justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors. If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
326:Nobody escapes being wounded. We are all wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not, &
327:I have spent a good many years since‚ too many, I think‚ being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
328:I've made a terrible confession to you, he concluded gloomily. Do appreciate it, gentlemen. And it's not enough, not enough to appreciate it, you must not just appreciate it, it should also be precious to you, and if not, if this, too, goes past your souls, then it means you really do not respect me, gentlemen. I tell you that, and I will die of shame at having confessed to such men as you. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
329:Therefore, the truly great man, although he does not injure others, does not credit himself with charity and mercy (these are natural to him). He does not seek gain, but does not despise his followers who do. He struggles not for wealth, but does not take credit for leaving it alone... The ranks and emoluments of the world are to him no cause for joy, it's punishments and shame no cause for disgrace. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
330:I am a wicked man... But do you know, gentlemen, what was the main point about my wickedness? The whole thing, precisely was, the greatest nastiness precisely lay in my being shamefully conscious every moment, even in moments of the greatest bile, that I was not only not a wicked man but was not even an embittered man, that I was simply frightening sparrows in vain, and pleasing myself with it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
331:Nonviolence is a powerful as well as a just weapon. If you confront a man who has long been cruelly misusing you, and say, "Punish me, if you will; I do not deserve it, but I will accept it, so that the world will know I am right and you are wrong," then you wield a powerful and a just weapon. This man, your oppressor, is automatically morally defeated, and if he has any conscience, he is ashamed. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
332:To be fond of learning is to draw close to wisdom. To practice with vigor is to draw close to benevolence. To know the sense of shame is to draw close to courage. He who knows these three things knows how to cultivate his own character. Knowing how to cultivate his own character, he knows how to govern other men. Knowing how to govern other men, he knows how to govern the world, its states, and its families. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
333:As I look back on what I’ve learned about shame, gender, and worthiness, the greatest lesson is this: If we’re going to find our way out of shame and back to each other, vulnerability is the path and courage is the light. To set down those lists of what we’re supposed to be is brave. To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
334:Goods and possessions are no gain in his eyes. He stays far from wealth and honor. Long life is no ground for joy, nor early death for sorrow. Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame. Had he all the world's power he would not hold it as his own. If he conquered everything he would not take it to himself. His glory is in knowing that all things come together in One and life and death are equal. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
335:No sane person, I hope, would accuse me of saying that every Distributist must drink beer; especially if he could brew his own cider or found claret better for his health. But I do most emphatically scorn and scout the vulgar refinement that regards beer as something unseemly and humiliating. And I would shout the name of beer a hundred times a day, to shock all the snobs who have so shameful a sense of shame. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
336:Choice! The key is choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity. But hold on! If this is true then why have so many among us apparently elected to live in this manner? The answer is obvious. Those who live in unhappy failure have never exercised their options for a better way of life because they have never been aware that had any choices ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
337:We judge people in areas where we're vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we're doing. If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people's choices. If I feel good about my body, I don't go around making fun of other people's weight or appearance. We're hard on each other because we're using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
338:Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. ... We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or to feel remorse for this shameful episode. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
339:Forgiveness is a process of giving up the old for something new. Old experiences and memories that we hold on to in anger, resentment, shame, or guilt cloud our spirit mind. The truth is, everything that has happened had to happen. It was a growth experience. There was something you needed to know or learn. If you stay angry, hurt, afraid, ashamed, or guilty, you miss the lesson. You will be stuck in a cloud of pain. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
340:I have known female whores who spoke very bitterly of their calling. "If they don't like my face, they can put a cushion over it. I know it's not that they're interested in." But to the boys this profession never seemed shameful. It was their daytime occupations for which they felt the need to apologize. In some instances, these were lower class or humdrum or, worst of all, unfeminine. At least whoring was never that. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
341:Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them- we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed, and rare. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
342:You must be life for me to the very end," so he writes. "That is the only way in which to sustain my idea of you. Because you have gotten, as you see, tied up with something so vital to me, I do not think I shall ever shake you off. Nor do I wish to. I want you to live more vitally every day, as I am dead. That is why, when I speak of you to others, I am just a bit ashamed. It's hard to talk of one's self so intimately ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
343:The science of constructing a commonwealth or renovating it, or reforming it, is... not to be taught a priori... That which in the first instance is prejudicial may be excellent in its remoter operation, and its excellence may rise even from the ill effects it produces in the beginning. The reverse also happens; and very plausible schemes, with very pleasing commencements, have often shameful and lamentable conclusions. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
344:Wounding and healing are not opposites. They're part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to to find other people or to even know they're alone with an illness. I think I have served people perfectly with parts of myself I used to be ashamed of. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
345:Squandering our gifts brings distress to our lives. As it turns out, it's not merely benign or &
346:The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his teeth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator. And how many loves have perished because, from pride, or spite, or diffidence, or that unmanly shame which withholds a man from daring to betray emotion, a lover, at the critical point of the relation, has but hung his head and held his tongue? ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
347:The master was an old Turtle&
348:Artificiality is one curse that will drop away the moment we kneel at Jesus' feet and surrender ourselves to His meekness. Then we will not care what people think of us so long as God is pleased. Then what we are will be everything; what we appear will take its place far down the scale of interest for us. Apart from sin we have nothing of which to be ashamed. Only an evil desire to shine makes us want to appear other than we are. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
349:Research tells us that we judge people in areas where we're vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we're doing. If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people's choices. If I feel good about my body, I don't go around making fun of other people's weight or appearance. We're hard on each other because we're using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived shaming deficiency. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
350:[T]he kingdom of heaven is of the childlike, of those who are easy to please, who love and who give pleasure. Mighty men of their hands, the smiters and the builders and the judges, have lived long and done sternly and yet preserved this lovely character; and among our carpet interests and twopenny concerns, the shame were indelible if we should lose it. Gentleness and cheerfulness, these come before all morality; they are the perfect duties. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
351:Your honors here may serve you for a time, as it were for an hour, but they will be of no use to you beyond this world. Nobody will have heard a word of your honors in the other life. Your glory, your shame, your ambitions, and all the treasures for which you push hard and sacrifice much will be like wreaths of smoke. For these things, which you mostly seek, and for which you spend your life only tarry with you while you are on this side of the flood. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
352:Oh! why was I born with a different face? why was I not born like the rest of my race? when I look,each one starts! when I speak, I offend; then Im silent & passive & lose every friend. Then my verse I dishonour, my pictures despise, my person degrade & my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; all my talents I bury, and dead is my fame. Im either too low or too highly prized; when elate I m envy'd, when meek Im despis'd ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
353:About halfway through I broke down crying, which I hadn't expected. I was a little ashamed, but only a little;it was her, you see, and she never taxed me with the times that I slipped from the way I thought a man should be... the way I thought I should be, at any rate. A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God's creatures, and one without must be among the most miserable, I think, the only true blessing of their lives that they don't know how poorly off they are. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
354:In the short summer night she learned so much. She would have thought a woman would have died of shame... She felt, now, she had come to the real bedrock of her nature, and was essentially shameless. She was her sensual self, naked an unashamed. She felt a triumph, almost a vainglory. So! That was how it was! That was life! That was how onself really was! There was nothing left to disguise or be ashamed of. She shared her ultimate nakedness with a man, another being. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
355:Then no rightful cause was left, and the pain of anger was turning into the shameful pain of submission. He had no right to condemn anyone - he thought - to denounce anything, to fight and die joyously, claiming the sanctity of virtue.  The broken promises, the unconfessed desires, the betrayal, the deceit, the lies, the fraud - he was guilty of them all.  What form of corruption could he scorn?  Degrees do not matter, he thought; one does not bargain about inches of evil. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
356:The biggest potential for helping us overcome shame is this: We are those people. The truth is…we are the others. Most of us are one paycheck, one divorce, one drug-addicted kid, one mental health illness, one sexual assault, one drinking binge, one night of unprotected sex, or one affair away from being those people–the ones we don’t trust, the ones we pity, the ones we don’t let our kids play with, the ones bad things happen to, the ones we don’t want living next door. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
357:There was a warmth of fury in his last phrases. He meant she loved him more than he her. Perhaps he could not love her. Perhaps she had not in herself that which he wanted. It was the deepest motive of her soul, this self-mistrust. It was so deep she dared neither realise nor acknowledge. Perhaps she was deficient. Like an infinitely subtle shame, it kept her always back. If it were so, she would do without him. She would never let herself want him. She would merely see. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
358:We’ve all fallen, and we have the skinned knees and bruised hearts to prove it. But scars are easier to talk about than they are to show, with all the remembered feelings laid bare. And rarely do we see wounds that are in the process of healing. I’m not sure if it’s because we feel too much shame to let anyone see a process as intimate as overcoming hurt, or if it’s because even when we muster the courage to share our still-incomplete healing, people reflexively look away. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
359:During my incarceration Mother visited me. She had in some way managed to leave the workhouse and was making an effort to establish a home for us. Her presence was like a bouquet of flowers; she looked so fresh and lovely that I felt ashamed of my unkempt appearance and my shaved iodined head.'You must excuse his dirty face,' said the nurse.Mother laughed, and how well I remember her endearing words as she hugged and kissed me: &
360:When we stop caring about what people think, we lose our capacity for connection. When we become defined by what people think, we lose our willingness to be vulnerable. If we dismiss all the criticism, we lose out on important feedback, but if we subject ourselves to the hatefulness, our spirits gets crushed. It's a tightrope, shame resilience is the balance bar, and the safety net below is the one or two people in our lives who can help us reality-check the criticism and cynicism. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
361:I am ashamed of some christians because they have so much dependence on Parliment and the law of the land. Much good may Parliment ever do to true religion except by mistake! As to getting the law of the land to touch our religion, we earnestly cry, `Hands off! Leave us alone.' Your Sunday bills and all other forms of the act-of-Parliment religion seem to me to be all wrong. Give us a fair field and no favor, and our faith has no cause to fear. Christ wants no help from Caesar. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
362:One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate. In this there is also a residue of belief that during the move the master will chance to come along the corridor, look at the prisoner and say: "This man is not to be locked up again, He is to come with me. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
363:Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
364:England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse racing to suet puddings. It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during God save the King than of stealing from a poor box. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
365:We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. Whenever we have almost succeeded in doing so, God permits a war or an earthquake or some other calamity, and at once courage becomes so obviously lovely and important even in human eyes that all our work is undone, and there is still at least one vice of which they feel genuine shame. The danger of inducing cowardice in our patients, therefore, is lest we produce real self-knowledge and self-loathing, with consequent repentance and humility. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
366:In every community there are little knots of fantastic extremists who loudly proclaim that they are striving for righteousness, and who, in reality, do their feeble best for unrighteousness. Just as the upright politician should hold in peculiar scorn the man who makes the name of politician a reproach and a shame, so the genuine reformer should realize that the cause he champions is especially jeopardized by the mock reformer who does what he can to make reform a laughingstock among decent men. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
367:The Christians who engaged in infamous persecutions and shameful inquisitions were not evil men but misguided men. The churchmen who felt they had an edict from God to withstand the progress of science, whether in the form of a Copernican revolution or a Darwinian theory of natural selection, were not mischievous men but misinformed men. And so Christ's words from the cross are written in sharp-edged terms across some of the most inexpressible tragedies of history: &
368:In the South you are ashamed of being a virgin. Boys. Men. They lie about it. Because it means less to women, Father said. He said it was men invented virginity not women. Father said it's like death: only a state in which the others are left and I said, But to believe it doesn't matter and he said, That's what's so sad about anything: not only virginity and I said, Why couldn't it have been me and not her who is unvirgin and he said, That's why that's sad too; nothing is even worth the changing of it... ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
369:Ultimately, it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you’re doing. Picasso had a saying: good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas, and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
370:Jung first gave us the term ‘shadow’ to refer to those parts of our personality that have been rejected out of fear, ignorance, shame, or lack of love. His basic notion of the shadow was simple: ‘the shadow is the person you would rather not be.’ He believed that integrating the shadow would have a profound impact, enabling us to rediscover a deeper source of our own spiritual life. ‘To do this,’ Jung said, ‘we are obliged to struggle with evil, confront the shadow, to integrate the devil. There is no other choice.’ ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
371:Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room. The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
372:Our stories are not meant for everyone. Hearing them is a privilege, and we should always ask ourselves this before we share: "Who has earned the right to hear my story?" If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us and hold space for our shame stories, and love us for our strengths and struggles, we are incredibly lucky. If we have a friend, or small group of friends, or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities, and power, and fills us with a sense of belonging, we are incredibly lucky. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
373:We must sometimes get away from the Authorized Version, if for no other reason, simply because it is so beautiful and so solemn. Beauty exalts, but beauty also lulls. Early associations endear, but they also confuse. Through that beautiful solemnity, the transporting or horrifying realities of which the Book tells may come to us blunted and disarmed, and we may only sigh with tranquil veneration when we ought to be burning with shame, or struck dumb with terror, or carried out of ourselves by ravishing hopes and adorations. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
374:Instead of casting away all our old prejudices, we cherish them to a very considerable degree, and, to take more shame to ourselves, we cherish them because they are prejudices; and the longer they have lasted and the more generally they have prevailed, the more we cherish them. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of ages. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
375:Slavery, you know, is nothing else than the unwilling labor of many. Therefore to get rid of slavery it is necessary that people should not wish to profit by the forced labor of others and should consider it a sin and a shame. But they go and abolish the external form of slavery and arrange so that one can no longer buy and sell slaves, and they imagine and assure themselves that slavery no longer exists, and do not see or wish to see that it does, because people still want and consider it good and right to exploit the labor of others. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
376:The darkness of racial injustice will be dispelled only by the light of forgiving love. For more that three centuries American Negroes have been frustrated by day and bewilderment by night by unbearable injustice, and burdened with the ugly weight of discrimination. Forced to live with these shameful conditions, we are tempted to become bitter and retaliate with a corresponding hate. But if this happens, the new order we seek will be little more than a duplicate of the old order. We must in strength and humility meet hate with love. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
377:There is much to be done, there is much that can be done... One person of integrity, can make a difference, a difference of life and death. As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our lives will be filled with anguish and shame. What all these victims need above all is to know that they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them, that when their voices are stifled we shall lend them ours, that while their freedom depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends on theirs. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
378:She tried to explain the real state of the case to her sister. "I do not attempt to deny," said she, "that I think very highly of him&
379:The Anarchists are right in everything; in the negation of the existing order, and in the assertion that, without authority, there could not be worse violence than that of authority under existing conditions. They are mistaken only in thinking that Anarchy can be instituted by a revolution. "To establish Anarchy." "Anarchy will be instituted." But it will be instituted only by there being more and more people who do not require protection from governmental power, and by there being more and more people who will be ashamed of applying this power. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
380:Bodies don't think, care, or have any problem with  themselves. They never beat themselves up or shame  themselves. They simply try to keep themselves balanced   and healthy. They're entirely efficient, intelligent,   kind, and resourceful. Where there's no thought,  there's no problem. It's the story we believe-prior to  doing inquiry-  that leaves us confused. I tell the  story of my body, and because I haven't inquired, I  believe that my body is the problem and that if only this or that changed, I'd be happy. But my suffering  can't be my body's fault. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
381:Because Christian morality leaves animals out of account, they are at once outlawed in philosophical morals; they are mere &
382:I am a free man‚ and I need my freedom. I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. What do you want of me? When I have something to say, I put it in print. When I have something to give, I give it. Your prying curiosity turns my stomach! Your compliments humiliate me! Your tea poisons me! I owe nothing to any one. I would be responsible to God alone‚ if He existed! ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
383:Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation; it cannot be classified as an illness; we consider it to be a variation of the sexual function, produced by a certain arrest of sexual development. Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest men among them (Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.). It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime&
384:But if God endures it for the sake of the benefit for you which he has foreseen in it, and if you are willing to suffer what he suffers and what passes through him to you, then it takes on the colour of God, and shame becomes honour, bitterness is sweetness and the deepest darkness becomes the clearest light. Then everything takes its flavour from God and becomes divine, for everything conforms itself to God, whatever befalls us, if we intend only him and nothing else is pleasing to us. Thus, we shall grasp God in all bitterness as well as in the greatest sweetness. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove
385:God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
386:When we apologize for something we’ve done, make amends, or change a behavior that doesn’t align with our values, guilt—not shame—is most often the driving force. We feel guilty when we hold up something we’ve done or failed to do against our values and find they don’t match up. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but one that’s helpful. The psychological discomfort, something similar to cognitive dissonance, is what motivates meaningful change. Guilt is just as powerful as shame, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. In fact, in my research I found that shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we can change and do better. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
387:In Jungian circles, shame is often referred to as the swampland of the soul. I’m not suggesting that we wade out into the swamp and set up camp. I’ve done that and I can tell you that the swampland of the soul is an important place to visit, but you would not want to live there. What I’m proposing is that we learn how to wade through it. We need to see that standing on the shore and catastrophisizing about what could happen if we talked honestly about our fears is actually more painful than grabbing the hand of a trusted companion and crossing the swamp. And, most important, we need to learn why constantly trying to maintain our footing on the shifting shore as we gaze across to the other side of the swamp—where our worthiness waits for us—is much harder work than trudging across. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
388:Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough. Authenticity demands Wholehearted living and loving—even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it. Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
389:MANIFESTO OF THE BRAVE AND BROKENHEARTED There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers Than those of us who are willing to fall Because we have learned how to rise With skinned knees and bruised hearts; We choose owning our stories of struggle, Over hiding, over hustling, over pretending. When we deny our stories, they define us. When we run from struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye. We will not be characters in our stories. Not villains, not victims, not even heroes. We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings. We craft love from heartbreak, Compassion from shame, Grace from disappointment, Courage from failure. Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song. We are the brave and brokenhearted. We are rising strong. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
390:As you can see, your brain has a built-in &
391:She tried to tear herself away from him. The effort broke against his arms that had not felt it. Her fists beat against his shoulders, against his face. He moved one had, took her two wrists, pinned them behind her, under his arm, wrenching her shoulder blades. She twisted her head back. She felt his lips on her breast. She tore herself free…She fought like an animal. But she made no sound. She did not call for help. She heard the echoes of her blows in a gasp of his breath, and she knew that it was a gasp of pleasure…She felt the hatred and his hands; his hands moving over her body, the hands that broke granite. She fought the last convulsion. Then the sudden pain shot up, through her body, to her throat, and she screamed. Then she laid still. It was an act that could be performed in tenderness, as a seal of love, or in contempt, as a symbol of humiliation and conquest. It could be an act of a lover or the act of a soldier violating an enemy woman. He did it as an act of scorn. Not as love, but as defilement. And this made her still and submit…the act of a master taking shameful , contemptuous possession of her was the kind of rapture she had wanted… ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove

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1:Shame loves secrecy. ~ Bren Brown,
2:False shame only is harmful. ~ Livy,
3:It was a crying shame! ~ Ru Freeman,
4:Shame is a hunter. I ~ Ruta Sepetys,
5:I have shamed Mr. Cuervo ~ K A Tucker,
6:Shame cast long shadows ~ Andr Aciman,
7:I don't have any shame. ~ Conrad Black,
8:Shameful, wouldn’t you ~ Josephine Cox,
9:Shame is Prides cloke. ~ William Blake,
10:Her smile shames the sun ~ Harlan Coben,
11:Lamoth dies. In shame. ~ Anne McCaffrey,
12:Losse embraceth shame. ~ George Herbert,
13:Shame is pride's cloak. ~ William Blake,
14:That’s a fugging shame, ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
15:The only shame is the sin. ~ Aphra Behn,
16:I am ashamed of my nation. ~ Djemal Pasha,
17:I feel non-stop Brit shame! ~ John Oliver,
18:I was so ashamed of who I was. ~ Lady Gaga,
19:O great shamelessness, we followed ~ Homer,
20:Shame is the best teacher. ~ Suzanne Young,
21:Shame on you! Bad vampire. ~ Gail Carriger,
22:Shame is a soul eating emotion. ~ Carl Jung,
23:Shame is removed through love. ~ Danny Silk,
24:Your only shame is to have shame. ~ Amy Tan,
25:A shamefaced man makes a bad beggar. ~ Homer,
26:Do not be ashamed of help. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
27:Shame can look a lot like rude. ~ Ariel Gore,
28:Tell troth and shame the devil. ~ Ben Jonson,
29:The roots of shame run deep. ~ Karan Mahajan,
30:Doubt is the brother of shame. ~ Erik Erikson,
31:Her smile put the moon to shame. ~ Dan Rhodes,
32:Ke$ha IS the walk of shame. ~ Natasha Leggero,
33:Shame... cannot survive empathy. ~ Bren Brown,
34:"Shame is a soul eating emotion." ~ Carl Jung,
35:"Shame is a soul-eating emotion." ~ Carl Jung,
36:“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” ~ Carl Jung,
37:Death to life is crown or shame. ~ John Milton,
38:Doubt is the brother of shame. ~ Erik Erikson,
39:His unashamed, avenging queen. ~ Sarah MacLean,
40:Shame is a shackle. Free yourself. ~ Matt Haig,
41:Empathy is the antidote to shame. ~ Brene Brown,
42:I am not ashamed of the Gospel. ~ Mark Driscoll,
43:I gave up shame a long time ago. ~ John Lithgow,
44:It's shame that eats men whole. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
45:It's so shameful of me: I like you. ~ Morrissey,
46:MOSTLY, they were ashamed of us. ~ Julie Otsuka,
47:Shame has poor memory. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
48:Shame has poor memory. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
49:Shame on you for staying the same. ~ Jhene Aiko,
50:The only shame is to have none. ~ Blaise Pascal,
51:There's no shame in being crazy... ~ Jason Mraz,
52:The secret is I have no shame. ~ Dakota Johnson,
53:You can cry, ain't no shame in it. ~ Will Smith,
54:furtiveness maybe, or shame. “May I? ~ John Hart,
55:I was ashamed to be Anne's mother ~ Brandy Purdy,
56:Like shit, shame rolls downhill. If ~ Bren Brown,
57:Only love can neutralize shame. ~ Omar Manejwala,
58:Shame has a dreadful smell. So ~ Gregory Maguire,
59:There is no shame in impulse. ~ Douglas Coupland,
60:Asking for help with shame says: ~ Amanda Palmer,
61:I count him lost, who is lost to shame. ~ Plautus,
62:Say the truth and shame the devil. ~ Hugh Latimer,
63:Shame is no comrade for the poor, I weet. ~ Homer,
64:Tell truth, and shame the devil. ~ Jonathan Swift,
65:then simply held it while shame washed ~ J D Robb,
66:There is no shame in scars, Ismae. ~ R L LaFevers,
67:Where shame is, there is also fear. ~ John Milton,
68:Fall for yourself,
shamelessly. ~ Upile Chisala,
69:I am what I am, an' I'm not ashamed. ~ J K Rowling,
70:If not yet lost to all the sense of shame. ~ Homer,
71:I'll have the Walk of Shame burrito. ~ Tracy March,
72:Nothing inhibits healing like shame. ~ Angel Grant,
73:O shame! where is thy blush? ~ William Shakespeare,
74:O shame, where is thy blush? ~ William Shakespeare,
75:Shame internalized can lead to agony. ~ Jon Ronson,
76:There is a virtue in shamelessness. ~ David Brooks,
77:Work is not a shame. Laziness is a shame. ~ Hesiod,
78:Beyond shame there is politics. ~ Gerard de Marigny,
79:I understand the quicksand of shame. ~ Jandy Nelson,
80:Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of. ~ Evan Davis,
81:There is no shame in black beauty. ~ Lupita Nyong o,
82:The worst pain in the world is shame. ~ Fiona Apple,
83:Lovely place, shame about the people! ~ Stuart Wilde,
84:Misery and shame are nearly allied. ~ Samuel Johnson,
85:Shame must be accepted to be effective. ~ Seth Godin,
86:Toxic shame is spiritual bankruptcy. ~ John Bradshaw,
87:I ain't a bit ashamed of anything. ~ Anthony Trollope,
88:Shame greatly hurts or greatly helps mankind. ~ Homer,
89:Survival is your strength not your shame. ~ T S Eliot,
90:tell the truth and shame the devil. ~ Thornton Wilder,
91:There is never shame in surviving. ~ Christopher Rice,
92:Tried to put shame in my game to make a name, ~ Rakim,
93:And he smiled a smile to shame the sun. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
94:Be ashamed to catch yourself idle. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
95:Blame and shame are simply mind games. ~ Asa Don Brown,
96:Compassion is nothing to be ashamed of ~ Laila Ibrahim,
97:Her smile put the sunflower to shame. ~ Jerry Spinelli,
98:I'm trying not to be ashamed... ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
99:It is a shameful thing to insult a child. ~ Mark Twain,
100:Malevolence is shameful but satisfying. ~ Mason Cooley,
101:Never be ashamed of honest tears. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr,
102:Prose divides shame into stations. ~ Wayne Koestenbaum,
103:What's the difference between sin and shame? ~ Various,
104:A beardless cynic is the shame of nature. ~ John Milton,
105:Her only shame was that she felt none. ~ Nicholas Evans,
106:Her shame and fierceness were blended. ~ John Steinbeck,
107:I can recognize shame when it’s happening. ~ Bren Brown,
108:I obscenity in the milk of my shame. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
109:My own ignorance shames me. ~ Kimberly Brubaker Bradley,
110:My pain's not ashamed to repeat itself ~ Marilyn Manson,
111:She's beautiful, but in a shameful way ~ Colleen Hoover,
112:such modesty and shame in a whore! Just ~ Pauline R age,
113:Tell the truth and shame the devil. ~ Francois Rabelais,
114:Tell the truth and shame the devil. ~ Fran ois Rabelais,
115:The shame of fools conceals their open wounds. ~ Horace,
116:Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. ~ Hesiod,
117:What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh. ~ Jane Austen,
118:Youth has no shame, shame comes with age. ~ Andr Aciman,
119:Youth has no shame. shame comes with age. ~ Andr Aciman,
120:If you still have to ask, shame on you ~ Louis Armstrong,
121:Injuries are nothing to be ashamed about. ~ Billy Corgan,
122:Innocence is ashamed of nothing. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
123:Jesus’s awake. Shame unto the storm! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
124:Love can’t rule when shame is in charge. ~ John Townsend,
125:Past all shame, so past all truth. ~ William Shakespeare,
126:She’s beautiful, but in a shameful way. ~ Colleen Hoover,
127:We need never be ashamed of our tears. ~ Charles Dickens,
128:Ain't that a shame how they f-ck up ya name. ~ Lil Boosie,
129:Any shameful habits? Hobbies?” “Donuts. ~ Mina V Esguerra,
130:Humans are stupid. I'm ashamed to be human. ~ Kurt Cobain,
131:I never did anything I'm really ashamed of. ~ Lauryn Hill,
132:It may be shameful to be happy by oneself. ~ Albert Camus,
133:liver with catsup? Are you ashamed? ~ Denise Grover Swank,
134:Out of the huts of history's shame I rise. ~ Maya Angelou,
135:The Libertarian Party is a shameful party ~ Dennis Prager,
136:There is no shame in making an honest effort. ~ Epictetus,
137:There is no shame in preferring happiness. ~ Albert Camus,
138:The world is ashamed of being virtuous. ~ Laurence Sterne,
139:Guilt=I did something bad.
Shame=I am bad. ~ Bren Brown,
140:I want to be split open and reminded of shame. ~ Kris Kidd,
141:Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right. ~ George Eliot,
142:My feelings for you shame me into silence. ~ Henry Rollins,
143:My lack of shame simplifies things. ~ Victoria Helen Stone,
144:Shame can exert as much pressure as anger. ~ Mark Lawrence,
145:Shame holds more value than coin ever can. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
146:Shame, turned inside out, is rage. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
147:The exhibitionist loves to flirt with shame ~ Mason Cooley,
148:There is no shame in making an honest effort. ~ Epictetus,
149:To relinquish yourself carries no shame. ~ Haruki Murakami,
150:When a woman weeps, it is a man's shame. ~ Leonid Andreyev,
151:...youth has no shame, shame comes with age. ~ Andr Aciman,
152:He carried a pencil that put a camera to shame. ~ E B White,
153:I flushed—this time not in shame—but in rage. ~ Aspen Matis,
154:I'm not ashamed; I work hard to look how I do. ~ Pooch Hall,
155:It's a shame stupidity isn't painful. ~ Anton Szandor LaVey,
156:I was ashamed for people to see me struggle. ~ John Stossel,
157:Love is too precious to be ashamed of. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
158:Sexual shame is in itself a kind of death. ~ Alison Bechdel,
159:Shame is a tool of oppression, not change. Fat ~ Lindy West,
160:Without truth I feel ashamed to be alive. ~ Andrei Platonov,
161:Yeh don’ have ter be ashamed of what yeh are. ~ J K Rowling,
162:cats have no guilt and very little shame. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
163:Don't be ashamed to learn from others. ~ Girolamo Savonarola,
164:I was once a shameless, full-time dope fiend. ~ Gus Van Sant,
165:Less shame a greater fault would palliate. ~ Dante Alighieri,
166:Nobody has to be ashamed of being a Hoosier. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
167:Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. ~ Bren Brown,
168:Shame eats away at the core of who we are. ~ Christine Caine,
169:Silence by any other name is called shame. ~ Shannon L Alder,
170:Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. ~ Anonymous,
171:You flatter me shamelessly. I like it. Good. ~ Kenneth Oppel,
172:couldn’t sleep off shame like one could a hangover. ~ E N Joy,
173:For the first time, I am ashamed to be a German. ~ Wilhelm II,
174:He’d make Cujo hang his head in poser shame. ~ Dakota Cassidy,
175:In work there is no shame; shame is in the idleness. ~ Hesiod,
176:I've had so much fun working on 'Shameless.' ~ Robert Knepper,
177:Let pride go afore, shame will follow after. ~ George Chapman,
178:Marie was wrong. He was that shameless. Cinderella ~ K M Shea,
179:Nothing silences us more effectively than shame. ~ Bren Brown,
180:Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. ~ Brene Brown,
181:Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself. ~ Anais Nin,
182:Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself. ~ Ana s Nin,
183:Studious to please, yet not ashamed to fail. ~ Samuel Johnson,
184:The public have neither shame or gratitude. ~ William Hazlitt,
185:They've spent alot of money on me. I'm ashamed. ~ Ned Vizzini,
186:To hell with being ashamed of what you liked. ~ Ralph Ellison, relinquish yourself carries no shame. ~ Haruki Murakami,
188:Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
189:With shame, like horseshoes, proximity counts. ~ Sarah Dessen,
190:Accepting help shames only the arrogant. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
191:Are you ashamed of me or ashamed of him?” “Both, ~ Ally Carter,
192:Fools through false shame, conceal their open wounds. ~ Horace,
193:For my part, I may speak it to my shame, ~ William Shakespeare,
194:Hillary Clinton ought to be ashamed of herself. ~ Donald Trump,
195:Industry of war is the industry of shame. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
196:It’s just a shame that it had to be played that way. ~ Bo Ryan,
197:It's nothing to be ashamed of to have a stutter. ~ Emily Blunt,
198:It's not oil that runs the world, it's shame. ~ Sherman Alexie,
199:Of all sweet passions Shame is the loveliest. ~ Alfred Douglas,
200:Shame can be greater than the need for justice. ~ Alan Bradley,
201:Shame holds more value than coin ever can.” He ~ Leigh Bardugo,
202:Shame produces trauma. Trauma produces paralysis. ~ Bell Hooks,
203:Shames the shadow of love she thought ~ Jill Alexander Essbaum,
204:Shame weighs a lot more than flesh and bone. ~ Portia de Rossi,
205:Speak boldly and speak truly, shame the devil. ~ John Fletcher,
206:There's no shame in honest suffering, my dear. ~ Andrea Cremer,
207:We served two Gods, our lusts and our shame. ~ Darnell L Moore,
208:Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
209:You preserve your shame but you kill your glory. ~ Victor Hugo,
210:Be not thy tongue thy own shame's orator. ~ William Shakespeare,
211:Hey, a grown man can miss his mommy without shame. ~ Rob Thomas,
212:I am ashamed of my century, but I have to smile. ~ Frank O Hara,
213:If the gods do a shameful thing, they are not gods. ~ Euripides,
214:I’m too ashamed to admit I’m afraid of the fall. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
215:It was an end to shame, he thought with exaltation. ~ Anonymous,
216:Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame. ~ Tertullian,
217:People are ashamed to admit they need a revival. ~ Mordecai Ham,
218:Please don't feel shame. It's the devil's sword. ~ Beth Wiseman,
219:Retain your shyness and drop your shame. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
220:There's no shame in enjoying the quiet life. ~ Daniel Radcliffe,
221:Y’all dropped the ball and you should be shamed. ~ Maya Angelou,
222:A woman is most merciless when shame goads on her hate ~ Juvenal,
223:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice . . . ~ Lauren Blakely,
224:For who can be ashamed to lose to such beauty? ~ Madeline Miller,
225:Hang it all! what is a man ashamed of nowadays? ~ G K Chesterton,
226:I am ashamed every day, and more ashamed the next. ~ Don DeLillo,
227:I haven't done anything that I'm ashamed of. ~ Martin McGuinness,
228:I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. ~ Charlie Daniels,
229:I was ashamed that I couldn't just feel better. ~ Andie Mitchell,
230:Life is, I think, a blunder and a shame. ~ William Ernest Henley,
231:Living was living. The price was guilt and shame. ~ Markus Zusak,
232:Shame comes with denial. Fear fattens on lies. ~ Dorothy Allison,
233:She had always been an unashamed reader of novels. ~ Barbara Pym,
234:Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. ~ Confucius,
235:Don't be ashamed of who you are, embrace who you are. ~ Eva Green,
236:for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
237:How can you be ashamed of an attempt to be better? ~ Tahereh Mafi,
238:I may be uncomfortable, but I refuse to be ashamed ~ Julie Murphy,
239:Jace raised his eyebrows. “Walk of shame, boys? ~ Cassandra Clare,
240:My shame circuits burned out from overuse years ago. ~ David Wong,
241:ROM1.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: ~ Anonymous,
242:Families are as sick as their toxic shame secrets. ~ John Bradshaw,
243:Hence it is invaluable as a means of destroying shame. ~ C S Lewis,
244:It's a shame cars don't run on cognitive dissonance. ~ Lewis Black,
245:It‘s not a shameful thing to want to save your family. ~ Emma Hamm,
246:I would often be a coward, but for the shame of it. ~ Ralph Connor,
247:Living was living.
The price was guilt and shame ~ Markus Zusak,
248:Love taught him shame, and shame with love at strife ~ John Dryden,
249:Never shame to hear what you have nobly done ~ William Shakespeare,
250:Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
251:shame made her words tremble as she tried to fix it. ~ Lucian Bane,
252:Shame makes self-acceptance and self-love impossible. ~ bell hooks,
253:That's a shame. I'm sure somebody, somewhere, cares. ~ Derek Landy,
254:The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame. ~ Pierre Corneille,
255:the house. She was ashamed about the Mars Bar ~ Marianne Faithfull,
256:There's no great shame in having your nose fixed. ~ Alexa Ray Joel,
257:What a shame swear words aren't allowed in diplomacy. ~ Ay e Kulin,
258:When shame and wealth combine, money is always spent. ~ Rod Duncan,
259:A dog has no shame. If he can do it, you can watch. ~ George Carlin,
260:A voice called out, cold as chloroform and old shame. ~ Scott Lynch,
261:Find you, love you, marry you, and live without shame. ~ Ian McEwan,
262:Find you, love you, marry you, and live without shame. ~ Ian Mcewan,
263:Living was living.
The price was guilt and shame. ~ Markus Zusak,
264:Never feel ashamed of your longing for happiness. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
265:Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. ~ Seneca the Younger,
266:The pure-bred mare is not shamed by its trappings. p56 ~ John Adair,
267:There's no shame in crawling when one can't walk. ~ Kristin Cashore,
268:What begins in arrogance often ends in shame. ~ Walter Russell Mead,
269:You will be my conscience, and I will be your shame. ~ Anne Mallory,
270:It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race. ~ Mark Twain,
271:My ignorance was inexcusable, and it made me ashamed. ~ Jon Krakauer,
272:The longer you live, the greater your share of shame. ~ Yoshida Kenk,
273:unhappiness and shame are often no match for desire – ~ Stephen King,
274:A gentleman is ashamed to let his words outrun his deeds. ~ Confucius,
275:Be ashamed when you sin, not when you repent. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
276:I—I figured it’d be a shame to ruin your pretty face, ~ Richelle Mead,
277:I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame. ~ Plautus,
278:It's a shame that money has to enter into everything. ~ Gordon Korman,
279:It's a shame the Manchester United situation turned sour. ~ Paul Ince,
280:Let life be short, else shame will be too long. ~ William Shakespeare,
281:Live in thy shame, but die not shame with thee! ~ William Shakespeare,
282:My reluctant charity shames both me and the recipient. ~ Mason Cooley,
283:Part self-pity, part shame, part anger, part regret. ~ Tilly Bagshawe,
284:Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old. ~ Aristotle,
285:[Shame] is the core experience of the ethical. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
286:Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character. ~ Stephen Colbert,
287:Stand to Center meant only great shame or great honor. ~ Richard Bach,
288:Those things we’re most ashamed of make us who we are, ~ Kory M Shrum,
289:unhappiness and shame are often no match for desire—he ~ Stephen King,
290:Whatever is, and is not ashamed to be, is good. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
291:And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
292:Damn the subjunctive. It brings all our writers to shame. ~ Mark Twain,
293:Don't be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide. ~ Aaron Neville,
294:God does not exist. If he does, he should be ashamed. ~ Colleen Hoover,
295:How shameful. How predictable! How insipid. And how sweet. ~ Anne Rice,
296:I am not frightened,' said Lord Tang. 'I am ashamed. ~ Terry Pratchett,
297:If man had a sense of proportion, he would die of shame. ~ J M Ledgard,
298:I think that being bullied is a shameful experience. ~ Carolyn Mackler,
299:My body is burning with the shame of not belonging, […] ~ Warsan Shire,
300:Simulated ardor is a shameful form of lying. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
301:Sin is the mother, and shame the daughter of lewdness. ~ Philip Sidney,
302:Sip the shame so you won't have to guzzle the regret. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
303:...we all have some things we are ashamed of. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
304:We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. ~ Steve Jobs,
305:What a shame. One loses so much when one can't forgive. ~ Karleen Koen,
306:And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
307:fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me. ~ Todd Strasser,
308:Have you no shame?”
His answer was a slow grin. ~ Catherine Anderson,
309:I am ashamed of my master and not of my servitude. ~ Seneca the Younger,
310:I am ashamed to say I am a member of the human race. ~ Charles Bukowski,
311:If we weren’t real, then our shame wasn’t real either. ~ Pepper Winters,
312:It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home. ~ Charles Dickens,
313:Pride gets into the Coach, and Shame mounts behind. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
314:Shame is the power we give others to wield over us. ~ Chinelo Okparanta,
315:Sometimes shame is a more powerful engine than rage. ~ Jonathan Maberry,
316:the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed. ~ Anonymous,
317:This sunlight shames November where he grieves ~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti,
318:A decent human being is ashamed at being somebody's boss! ~ Arno Schmidt,
319:Cynicism is often the shamefaced product of inexperience. ~ A J Liebling,
320:Every form of talent involves a certain shameless-ness. ~ Emile M Cioran,
321:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you. ~ Virginia Foxx,
322:Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. ~ William Cowper,
323:God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
324:God's gifts put men's best dreams to shame. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
325:He knew me through and through and he found no shame in me. ~ Ted Dekker,
326:Hurt me once, shame on you; hurt me twice, shame on me. ~ Rachel Simmons,
327:I am ashamed of anyone who has eyes and still can't see. ~ Kathryn Lasky,
328:I’m tired of feeling ashamed. About my foot. ~ Kimberly Brubaker Bradley,
329:Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing. ~ Joni Mitchell,
330:Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless. ~ Elizabeth von Arnim,
331:Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children. ~ Ban Ki moon,
332:Poets should be ashamed To die Before they kiss The sun ~ Nikki Giovanni,
333:Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy. ~ Deepak Chopra,
334:Their barbarism will stand as their shame for all eternity. ~ Tony Blair,
335:The Law is a lie, and through it men lie most shamelessly. ~ Jack London,
336:There is no shame in my saying that we all want to be loved. ~ Sean Penn,
337:There was no shame in crawling when one couldn't walk. ~ Kristin Cashore,
338:The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty. ~ Livy,
339:You don't exist, God. If you do, you should be ashamed. ~ Colleen Hoover,
340:Your eyelashes make mine want to commit suicide from shame. ~ Kasie West,
341:A decent human being is ashamed at being somebody's boss! ~ Arno Hintjens,
342:Be ashamed of your hatred. Give up hatred and be quiet. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
343:Beer's intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it. ~ Ray Bradbury,
344:Better to Die in Honour than to live in Shame." -Arra Sails ~ Darren Shan,
345:define narcissism as the shame-based fear of being ordinary. ~ Bren Brown,
346:...have a house without a pie, be ashamed until you die. ~ J Ryan Stradal,
347:Hypocrisy is the outward acknowledgment of inward shame. ~ Norm MacDonald,
348:I'm shameless, and I love a pun. There's a lot of Beth puns. ~ Beth Ditto,
349:It is the most miserable thing to feel ashamed at home. ~ Charles Dickens,
350:It is the most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home. ~ Charles Dickens,
351:Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember. ~ Burt Bacharach,
352:No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed. ~ Julian Casablancas,
353:O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the Devil! ~ William Shakespeare,
354:Shame and love are grounded in vulnerability and tenderness. ~ Bren Brown,
355:There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty. ~ Livy,
356:Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. - Benjamin Franklin ~ J C Emery,
357:Ain't it a shame the body can't go where the heart lives. ~ Melinda Haynes,
358:All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome. ~ Tacitus,
359:And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. ~ Anonymous,
360:Don't shame the young for releasing their pent-up fear. ~ Julianna Baggott,
361:Fear made you run and hide and shame made you stay quiet, ~ Kristin Hannah,
362:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me, ~ Charlaine Harris,
363:It is not human to be without shame and without desire. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
364:Know your religion, know who you are and don't be ashamed. ~ Carlos Mencia,
365:Nature her custom holds, Let shame say what it will. ~ William Shakespeare,
366:Screw us once, shame on them; screw us twice, shame on us. ~ Jessica Zafra,
367:The less you talk about your shame, the more of it you have. ~ Mark Manson,
368:There’s no shame in doing what you need to do to survive. ~ Sloane Kennedy,
369:they are not ashamed to sin, and yet are ashamed to repent; ~ Daniel Defoe,
370:They know their crime," she said. "They know their shame. ~ Alethea Kontis,
371:Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn. ~ Sophocles,
372:With age, I have become both more pious and more shameless. ~ Mason Cooley,
373:Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~ H L Mencken,
374:He has shamed me, and he'll kill me, but he shan't humble me. ~ Norah Lofts,
375:her mother’s fear, and the shame that was its silent twin. ~ Kristin Hannah,
376:If you have any shame, forbear to pluck the beard of a dead lion. ~ Martial,
377:I'm not ashamed to say that I cried at an animation movie ~ America Ferrera,
378:It's a shame in a way that people come and go with one album. ~ Marc Almond,
379:I was ashamed of myself for being ashamed of myself. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
380:Love isn’t meant to be hidden away. Life is too short for shame. ~ Jay Bell,
381:Shame cannot survive being spoken. It cannot survive empathy. ~ Brene Brown,
382:Shame, shame, shame—that is the history of the human! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
383:The mind's cross indexing puts the best librarian to shame. ~ Sharon Begley,
384:There should never be any blame or shame in being homeless. ~ Asa Don Brown,
385:What a shame to waste those great shots on the practice tee. ~ Walter Hagen,
386:What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
387:When we are shame-based, we can only focus on our own ache. ~ John Bradshaw,
388:wherever perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun. ~ Bren Brown,
389:You'll never make me ashamed of who I am or what I look like. ~ Erin Hunter,
390:Don't be ashamed if you don't like what others pretend to love ~ Emma Watson,
391:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I was just a fool. ~ Sarah Dessen,
392:God chose what is weakest in the world to shame the strong. ~ Terry Eagleton,
393:Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
394:Grace releases people not only from sin but from shame. ~ Charles R Swindoll,
395:If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance. ~ Mark Twain,
396:It is a sin to put it in, but it's a shame to pull it out. ♦◊♦◊♦◊♦ ~ Various,
397:It's a shame that creativity and sloth look exactly the same. ~ Louise Penny,
398:It's a shame that humans don't come with reset buttons. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
399:It was the emotion I hated the most of all emotions, shame. ~ Sister Souljah,
400:Only love will save the world. Why would I be ashamed to love? ~ Julie Maroh,
401:The heart contracts when our bodies are overcome by shame. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
402:[T]he principal suffering of the poor is shame and disgrace. ~ Gregory Boyle,
403:There is nothing more shameful than perfidious friendship. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
404:The walk of shame, please. It was the walk of pride today. ~ Kristan Higgins,
405:To be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. ~ Plato,
406:27But n God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; ~ Anonymous,
407:Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. ~ Horace Mann,
408:I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. ~ Seneca,
409:I shall never be ashamed to go to a bad author for a good quotation. ~ Seneca,
410:I think that shame is a universal, paralyzing, painful emotion. ~ Brene Brown,
411:Nature her custom holds,
Let shame say what it will. ~ William Shakespeare,
412:Never shame your comrades by letting their death get you killed ~ Rachel Bach,
413:Nothing spells shame like living what feels like a double life. ~ Angel Grant,
414:People shouldn’t be ashamed of their bodies...especially women. ~ Jenna Dewan,
415:Public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry. ~ Monica Lewinsky,
416:Why does shame and self-loathing become cruelty to the innocent ? ~ Anne Rice,
417:you cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behavior ~ Bren Brown,
418:A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. ~ Confucius,
419:All violence is an attempt to replace shame with self-esteem. ~ James Gilligan,
420:As soon as the people fix one Shame of the World, another turns up. ~ E W Howe,
421:God, he had remarkable looks. It was such a shame he was a psycho. ~ R J Lewis,
422:Guilt is about something you do. Shame is about who you are. ~ Bill Konigsberg,
423:Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
424:If I were the first of May, I should be ashamed of myself. ~ Winston Churchill,
425:I just feel like estrogen is bad hormones, and seen as shameful. ~ Jen Kirkman,
426:Love isn’t meant to be hidden away and life is too short for shame. ~ Jay Bell,
427:My desire to tell is stronger than my shame to deny. ~ Dennis Patrick Slattery,
428:Never be ashamed of what or how you feel... just be honest. ~ Jaimie Alexander,
429:Never be embarrassed or ashamed by anything you choose to write. ~ Larry Niven,
430:Only a lie that wasn't ashamed of itself could possibly succeed ~ Isaac Asimov,
431:Shameless: Punish me for my desire if you will. It burns still. ~ Mason Cooley,
432:Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres. ~ John Dryden,
433:since we're all born originals; it would be a shame to die a copy. ~ Elin Peer,
434:The path to happiness is a path full of shitheaps and shame. You ~ Mark Manson,
435:There's a fine line between being private and being ashamed. ~ Portia de Rossi,
436:There's no shame in surrender when it's time to stop fighting. ~ Steven Rowley,
437:To show his nervousness was not shameful; only to admit it. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
438:What do you think most humane ?-To spare a person shame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
439:What one is ashamed to do one should be ashamed to say. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
440:Yes, we all struggle with shame and the fear of not being enough. ~ Bren Brown,
441:You are a drug dealer. To tiny faeries. Shame." Sanya to Dresden ~ Jim Butcher,
442:you can’t cling to God’s grace and your shame at the same time. ~ Melissa Tagg,
443:Beware of jokes from which we go away hollow and ashamed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
444:If either wealth or poverty are come by honesty, there is no shame. ~ Confucius,
445:I'm not ashamed of the things I believe and why I believe them. ~ Mike Huckabee,
446:It’s a simple truth that a secret is something you’re ashamed of. ~ Deb Caletti,
447:It's a sin to be rich, but it's a low down shame to be poor. ~ Lightnin Hopkins,
448:I was living, in short, on the edge of a landscape of vast shame. ~ Don DeLillo,
449:Maybe what shame needs to stay alive is the consent of the shamed. ~ Ariel Gore,
450:Nice to know I'm among friends...Shame none of 'em are mine. ~ Jonathan Maberry,
451:Only a lie that wasn't ashamed of itself could possibly succeed. ~ Isaac Asimov,
452:Only a man who is ashamed of what he is will marry out of his race. ~ Malcolm X,
453:Sin is followed by shame. Repentance is followed by boldness. ~ John Chrysostom,
454:The girl was absorbed in him, without consciousness or shame. ~ Joseph Campbell,
455:The journey from shame to resentment is the shortest on there is. ~ Josh Bazell,
456:The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame. ~ Rod Steiger,
457:We can more easily endure that which shames than that which vexes us. ~ Plautus,
458:You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors. ~ Bren Brown,
459:Everything is Greek, when it is more shameful to be ignorant of Latin. ~ Juvenal,
460:Give, but, if possible, spare the poor man the shame of begging. ~ Denis Diderot,
461:He felt righteous and unashamed. He decided to go to bed sober. ~ Winston Graham,
462:I have all the equipment to be a politician. Total shamelessness. ~ Orson Welles,
463:I must confess a shameful secret: I love Chicago best in the cold. ~ Erik Larson,
464:Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
465:(Only the very young are not ashamed to arrive panting.) ~ Christopher Isherwood,
466:...shame spreads through his body like a drop of red dye in water. ~ Zak Ebrahim,
467:That was a classic anger boner. Always a shame to waste one of them. ~ Con Riley,
468:the bigger the society is, the less functional shame becomes. ~ Christopher Ryan,
469:There smites nothing so sharp, nor smelleth so sour as shame. ~ William Langland,
470:The shame of being a man - is there any better reason to write? ~ Gilles Deleuze,
471:To live.
Living was living.
The price was guilt, and shame. ~ Markus Zusak,
472:We can endure all kinds of pain. It's shame that eats men whole. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
473:We can endure all kinds of pain. It’s shame that eats men whole. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
474:What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
475:You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors. ~ Brene Brown,
476:All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
477:Guilt is more about what you do. Shame is more about who you are. ~ Matt Chandler,
478:HIORDIS. Better no child, than one born in shame. DAGNY. In shame? ~ Henrik Ibsen,
479:I have little shame, no dignity – all in the name of a better cause. ~ A J Jacobs,
480:I say, isn't that a shame [a trade with Japan], it's so one-sided. ~ Donald Trump,
481:It's a shame when a body like that doesn't come with any brains. ~ Colleen Hoover,
482:Let the shameful walls of exclusion finally come tumbling down. ~ George H W Bush,
483:Mass illiteracy is India's sin and shame and must be liquidated. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
484:Nearly everyone has his box of secret shame, shared with no one. ~ John Steinbeck,
485:Poets should be ashamed
To die
Before they kiss
The sun ~ Nikki Giovanni,
486:Secrets lie through omission just like shame lies through secrecy. ~ Tommy Orange,
487:The 'frankness' of people sunk below shame is a very cheap frankness. ~ C S Lewis,
488:The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well. ~ Sigmund Freud,
489:They had grown up on shame; it was the nutrient of their soil. ~ Elizabeth Strout,
490:To answer before listening — that is folly and shame.” Proverbs 18:13 ~ Anonymous,
491:To live.
Living was living.
The price was guilt and shame. ~ Markus Zusak,
492:What a shame it would have been to miss God while waiting for Him. ~ Ann Patchett,
493:What is shameful cannot be shared. What is shameful, separates. ~ Nadine Gordimer,
494:When I let myself feel shame or guilt or regret, I feel powerless. ~ Kelly Rimmer,
495:Anyone can be shamed, but feeling guilt requires empathy within. ~ George Saunders,
496:Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. ~ Michael Rank,
497:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I'm a bleeping idiot. ~ Kristan Higgins,
498:In shame there is no comfort but to be beyond all bounds of shame. ~ Philip Sidney,
499:It is the guilt, not the scaffold, which constitutes the shame. ~ Pierre Corneille,
500:Learned women are ridiculed because they put to shame unlearned men. ~ George Sand,
501:Now that I'm dead, why bother feeling ashamed? Yes, I admit to lust. ~ Janie Chang,
502:Poets treat their experiences shamelessly: they exploit them ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
503:Shame and blame should have no place in our body, mind, or spirit. ~ Asa Don Brown,
504:The less we talk about shame, the more control it has over our lives. ~ Bren Brown,
505:the shame is in not improving when you have the opportunity! ~ Bebe Moore Campbell,
506:You are shameless! Will go far indeed, if no one shoots you first. ~ Poul Anderson,
507:You should never be ashamed of the suffering you've been through. ~ Robert Thurman,
508:5They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. ~ Anonymous,
509:Angry gods make shame more effective as a means of social control. ~ Jonathan Haidt,
510:because people so poor that they can’t even afford shame and I wait. ~ Marlon James,
511:Be not ashamed to have had wild days, but not to have sown your wild oats. ~ Horace,
512:Burn me once, shame on you.
Burn me twice...
Die with pain ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
513:But I was the most unashamed lone parent you were ever going to meet. ~ J K Rowling,
514:Guilt: I'm sorry. I made a mistake. Shame: I'm sorry. I am a mistake. ~ Brene Brown,
515:How could I have ever been ashamed of loving Dante Quintana? ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
516:I like the idea of characters without shame, who hold nothing back. ~ Matthew Healy,
517:I'm a big karaoke fan and I also love Justin Bieber unashamedly. ~ Evan Rachel Wood,
518:It's a shame to be the face of chess and to play chess badly. ~ Alexandra Kosteniuk,
519:People of the cross? A symbol of shame has become our confidence. ~ Stephen Nichols,
520:She realized she shamelessly hadn’t been thinking about them at all, ~ Shannyn Leah,
521:The young have stolen our youthfulness, and flaunt it without shame. ~ Mason Cooley,
522:When we respect the nude, we will no longer have any shame about it. ~ Robert Henri,
523:Whom do you call bad?--Those who always want to induce shame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
524:All violence {is} a person's attempt to replace shame with self-esteem. ~ Jon Ronson,
525:a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn.’ Sophocles. ~ Kasey Michaels,
526:Be strong, know who you are, no be shame, stand up, e ala e. ~ Israel Kamakawiwo ole,
527:fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, and I’ll fucking end you. ~ Shayne Silvers,
528:For some reason, I was born without a sense of embarrassment or shame. ~ Jason Segel,
529:He knew me. He knew me through and through and he found no shame in me. ~ Ted Dekker,
530:Here me now, Alistair, I do not want anything to do with your shame. ~ Cat Sebastian,
531:If you feel something deeply, you’re not ashamed to show your feeling. ~ John Fowles,
532:It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ Confucius,
533:It was a shame, but as Ron said, you couldn't have everything in life. ~ J K Rowling,
534:One cannot be spiritual as long as one has shame, hatred, or fear. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
535:One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress. ~ John Adams,
536:Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
537:Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God. ~ Samuel Johnson,
538:Silence, which will save from shame, will also deprive me of fame. ~ Igor Stravinsky,
539:There is only love to save this world. Why would I be ashamed to love? ~ Julie Maroh,
540:The shame is not in having sported, but in not having broken off the sport. ~ Horace,
541:Twas a shame a man who looked like that ever had to wear a shirt. ~ Margaret Mallory,
542:Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest ~ William Faulkner,
543:What sets the carbon atom apart is that it is shamelessly promiscuous. ~ Bill Bryson,
544:You're not weak at all. Wounded, but that's nothing to be ashamed of. ~ Melissa Marr,
545:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha. ~ Anonymous,
546:All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.” My ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
547:By changing our history and our memory, they try to erase all our shame. ~ Ruth Ozeki,
548:Cowardice rightly understood begins with selfishness and ends with shame. ~ Jos Rizal,
549:Everybody's having fun, except me I'm the lonely one I live in shame. ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
550:Every cause that ever I fought, I fought it full without regret or shame. ~ Bob Dylan,
551:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I'm going to kick your ass. ~ Lisa Roecker,
552:For shame, Emma! Do not mimic her. You divert me against my conscience. ~ Jane Austen,
553:I fell into shame like a suicide throws herself into a river. (253) ~ Dorothy Allison,
554:If you do not feel ashamed of anything, then you can do whatever you like ~ Anonymous,
555:I'm not ashamed of anything I've done. Shame is a useless emotion. ~ Candace Bushnell,
556:I never learned hate at home or shame. I had to go to school for that. ~ Dick Gregory,
557:It's far better to make people angry than to make them ashamed. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
558:It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it. ~ Mitch Albom,
559:It’s such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it. ~ Mitch Albom,
560:It was a shame, but as Ron said, you couldn't have everything in life.. ~ J K Rowling,
561:No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge ~ Jack Kerouac,
562:Part of life is learning what to be ashamed of and what to be proud of. ~ Stephen Fry,
563:Pryde will have a fall;For pryde goeth before and shame commeth after. ~ John Heywood,
564:S for silent, for stupid, for scared. S for silly. For shame. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
565:shame corrodes the part of us that believes we can change and do better. ~ Bren Brown,
566:she began, “Truly it is a very shameful sight to see one who should be ~ Pearl S Buck,
567:Sin is followed by shame. Repentance is followed by boldness. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
568:them—we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, ~ Bren Brown,
569:There’s no shame in general peace. Each specific peace holds its own. ~ Max Gladstone,
570:What? I'm not ashamed to admit that random things remind me of Harry Potter. ~ J Lynn,
571:You are a drug dealer. To tiny faeries. Shame."

Sanya to Dresden ~ Jim Butcher,
572:You're so pretty, Joe. It's really a shame that you're such a dumbass. ~ Jill Shalvis,
573:Any Advance in wisdom requires a good dose of shamelessness. Intimacy ~ Hanif Kureishi,
574:A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world. ~ Edmund Burke,
575:Guilt is about what you do with your dick. Shame is about being a dick. ~ Neil Strauss,
576:I had rather complain of ill-fortune than be ashamed of victory. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
577:I'm in love, sweet love. Feel me calling out your name, I feel no shame. ~ Anita Baker,
578:In Britain, it's almost as if we're ashamed of having ambition and drive. ~ Cat Deeley,
579:I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that. ~ Dick Gregory,
580:In my opinion it's a shame that there is so much work in the world. ~ William Faulkner,
581:I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business. ~ Sydney Pollack,
582:It is a shame when nonsense can substitute for fact with impunity. ~ Lawrence M Krauss,
583:It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. ~ Horace,
584:I was beautiful. Now, because I am old, I take no shame in so saying. ~ Lillie Langtry,
585:Just thinking that my dog loves me more than I love him, I feel shame. ~ Konrad Lorenz,
586:O sight of pity, shame and dole!
O fearful thought - a convict soul. ~ Walt Whitman,
587:Shyness can become a serious problem when it is rooted in toxic shame. ~ John Bradshaw,
588:Success and glory are in the advance, disaster and shame lurk in the rear. ~ John Pope,
589:Teachers are the worst. Just shameless about kicking off their rivals. ~ Anne Robinson,
590:"The desire for true happiness is nothing to feel ashamed about." ~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu,
591:The lion is ashamed, it's true, when he hunts with the fox. ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,
592:The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
593:There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty. ~ George Farquhar,
594:There is no shame in falling down but there is pride in getting back up. ~ Lilly Singh,
595:The very same idiotic speech! The same shameless lavish self-praise. ~ Masaji Ishikawa,
596:Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest. ~ William Faulkner,
597:We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
598:Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
599:Be nice, tell your woman she is hot, never shame her, and never hurt her. ~ Amy Poehler,
600:Ease, luxury, and plenty are not shameful, but they are not happiness. ~ Naomi Alderman,
601:Everyone needs something else once in a while. There’s no shame in that. ~ Jill Shalvis,
602:Fear makes people do cruel things, things they'll be ashamed of later ~ Christie Golden,
603:Here’s another one of Ferrazzi’s shameless attempts at self-promotion. ~ Keith Ferrazzi,
604:How long, I wonder, will ignorance spell purity and knowledge shame? ~ Rosamond Lehmann,
605:I am not myself in any degree ashamed of having changed my opinions. ~ Bertrand Russell,
606:I know what you're thinking... and you oughtta be ashamed of yourself. ~ Robert Preston,
607:I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. ~ Seneca the Elder,
608:Like a stern father, war shames men into hating their childhood games. ~ R Scott Bakker,
609:My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white. ~ William Shakespeare,
610:Never be ashamed to accept a gift when there are no strings attached. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
611:never write a line you'd be ashamed to read at your own funeral. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
612:Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change. ~ Bren Brown,
613:Shame is always easier to handle if you have someone to share it with. ~ Craig Thompson,
614:Shame, it comes in every size, touches many lives, knocks on many doors. ~ Neil Diamond,
615:Thanks [Donald] Trump for exposing evangelicals as 'shameless hypocrites'. ~ Bill Maher,
616:There’s nothing shameful about taking orders from a woman of superior rank. ~ Lee Child,
617:The school curriculum today, particularly American history, is a shame. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
618:These cowards have no morals. They have no shame about lying. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
619:What the good Lord lets happen, I am not ashamed to print in my paper. ~ Charles A Dana,
620:A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame. ~ Solomon,
621:Do not be ashamed to give a little; for to deceive is to give still less. ~ Muhammad Ali,
622:Everyone needs a sense of shame, but no one needs to feel ashamed. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
623:I already had enough shame to devour me. I couldn’t handle anymore. No, ~ Pepper Winters,
624:I am ashamed of my century for being so entertaining but I have to smile. ~ Frank O Hara,
625:I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
626:I don’t have any problem doing anything. The secret is I have no shame. ~ Dakota Johnson,
627:If you feel ugly you will experience shame. The two are bound together. ~ Edward T Welch,
628:I kept getting high to kill my shame at the fact that I kept getting high. ~ Jerry Stahl,
629:I'm not ashamed of anything I've done.
Shame is a useless emotion. ~ Candace Bushnell,
630:I think so many people live their whole life in fear and doubt and shame. ~ Dolly Parton,
631:It really is a shame that the truth is perceived as an extreme position. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
632:I truly wish the power of his love could eclipse the overwhelming shame. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
633:it’s a shame he’s such a sadistic bastard, because he has wonderful manners. ~ B A Paris,
634:It shames the average man to be valued below his own estimate of his worth. ~ Mark Twain,
635:It was a shameful thing that she had nothing of which to be ashamed. ~ Philip Jos Farmer,
636:I’ve always had the opinion that we have shamelessly stolen any good ideas, ~ Brad Stone,
637:Know why transparency's a beautiful thing? Transparency means no shame. ~ Richard Castle,
638:Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change. ~ Brene Brown,
639:The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
640:There's nothing to be ashamed of here. Everyone's been with Carlito's sister! ~ Triple H,
641:To be humbly ashamed is to be plunged in the cleansing bath of truth. ~ George MacDonald,
642:To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return. ~ Thiruvalluvar,
643:Whom do you call Bad?-Him who always wants to put others to shame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
644:Your very lack is an opportunity to latch onto Me in unashamed dependence. ~ Sarah Young,
645:You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done. ~ Whoopi Goldberg,
646:All men of goodwill have this in common - that our works put us to shame. ~ Hermann Hesse,
647:An unattended grief all too easily becomes poisonous guilt and shame. ~ Jamie Arpin Ricci,
648:Damn shame when grown men are reduced to a bunch of pussies by their mother. ~ Maya Banks,
649:Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice and you can kiss your ass goodbye ~ Kim Harrison,
650:I am ashamed
to call this love human
and afraid of God
to call it divine ~ Rumi,
651:I’d never go back—I might be frightened, but I’d be ashamed to run. ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin,
652:In Jungian circles, shame is often referred to as the swampland of the soul. ~ Bren Brown,
653:It was a shameful thing that she had nothing of which to be ashamed. ~ Philip Jose Farmer,
654:I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything. ~ Eminem,
655:I will return. I will find you. Love you. Marry you. And live without shame. ~ Ian McEwan,
656:Never be ashamed of your problems, your body, yourself. You are worth life. ~ Demi Lovato,
657:Perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a form of shame. ~ Bren Brown,
658:That's how life goes on - protected by the silence that anesthetizes shame. ~ M L Stedman,
659:The things we remember most clearly are always those that bring us shame. ~ douard Louis,
660:Toxic shame can also be created by constant parental neglect and rejection. ~ Pete Walker,
661:With hard men intimacy is a thing of shame- and something precious. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
662:absentia. Assuming he comes back alive, they will force him into a shameful ~ Rick Riordan,
663:As long as you care as much as I care, you can't be ashamed of anything. ~ Kristen Stewart,
664:Be ashamed not of being single, or, unemployed. That comes standard. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
665:Hey @giseleofficial, I feel ya girl. #kidding #fakebaby #soymilk #shameless. ~ Emmy Rossum,
666:I am ashamed of anyone who has eyes and still cannot see. (Mrs. Plithiver) ~ Kathryn Lasky,
667:I’m afraid I’m rather used to females making themselves shameless for me. ~ Elizabeth Hoyt,
668:I'm ashamed to say the first play I saw at the Royal Court was mine. ~ Christopher Hampton,
669:Isn't it a shame military doctors couldn't be as good as military sunglasses? ~ Pat Conroy,
670:I think the penalties are grossly unfair. I think it's borderline shameful. ~ Matt Kenseth,
671:It's a damn shame that duels don't play a role in the modern world anymore. ~ Elle Kennedy,
672:It's the endlessly thinking about yourself that causes such heart shame. ~ Gregory Maguire,
673:I will only make pictures that I won't be ashamed to have my children see. ~ Louis B Mayer,
674:Miseram pacem vel bello bene mutari. Even war is preferable to a shameful peace. ~ Tacitus,
675:One should never be ashamed to cry. Tears are rain on the dust of earth. ~ Charles Dickens,
676:Public men are often alarmed into gratitude, seldom shamed into it. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
677:[Shakes his head slowly.] Extraordinary little person! Were you not ashamed? ~ James Joyce,
678:The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
679:The bright red shame of being unloved soaked the grass in front of our house, ~ E Lockhart,
680:There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. ~ Howard Zinn,
681:They should be ashamed of themselves, all these sober people! ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
682:Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife. ~ Johannes Kepler,
683:When a mad man walks naked, it is his kinsmen who feel shame, not himself. ~ Chinua Achebe,
684:Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
685:Among austere men intimacy involves shame--and is something precious. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
686:Boasting is only a masked shame; it does not truly believe in itself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
687:Colin stared at the officer. “Thorne, you scare me. I’m not ashamed to say it. ~ Tessa Dare,
688:He that is ashamed to speak the truth has need to be ashamed of himself. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
689:I also know how to ask people for money and I have no shame about doing that. ~ Roma Downey,
690:I'm not a body shamer. The word fat has been used to hurt me my entire life. ~ Margaret Cho,
691:In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace. ~ Sophocles,
692:It'd be a shame to stop now that I've started to make really good mistakes ~ Sara Bareilles,
693:Mother isn’t ashamed of anything she’s done. If she was, why would she do it? ~ N K Jemisin,
694:Never be ashamed of your subject, and of your passion for your subject. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
695:No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge. ~ Jack Kerouac,
696:O the shame of it, the humiliating shame of being condescended to by dolts ~ Salman Rushdie,
697:Roland cannot grasp that unhappiness and shame are often no match for desire ~ Stephen King,
698:The cure for shame will always be found in how we become connected to God. ~ Edward T Welch,
699:The engine of capitalist patriarchy runs on the dirty fuel of women’s shame. ~ Laurie Penny,
700:There's nothing I've done which I'm ashamed of or I thought was actually bad. ~ Mike Figgis,
701:They [corporations] feel neither shame, remorse, gratitude, nor goodwill. ~ William Hazlitt,
702:To feeling no shame in fear, no doubt in survival, and no silence in anger. ~ Cristy C Road,
703:We should all without shame enrol in the school of contemplative prayer. ~ Richard J Foster,
704:Why should I be ashamed to describe what nature was not ashamed to create? ~ Pietro Aretino,
705:You propose marriage with the same breath you tell me you’re ashamed of me. ~ Mary Connealy,
706:Anytime I remember how I once disavowed feminism, I am ashamed of my ignorance. ~ Roxane Gay,
707:Do not fear those who bear you ill will, they soon shall fall in shame. ~ Leonora Carrington,
708:Fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again. ~ George W Bush,
709:For those ashamed of him Cupid reserves the bitterest passions. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
710:I also had another motto: Fool me once, shame on me. You won’t fool me twice. ~ Karina Halle,
711:Imagine the story you would most want to read, and then shamelessly write it. ~ J D Salinger,
712:indeed, I felt almost ashamed to have done so little and have won so much. ~ Charles Dickens,
713:I rather want my things to be copied than me copying. I would feel ashamed! ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
714:I shall never be ashamed to quote a bad author if what he says is good. ~ Seneca the Younger,
715:It’s never a walk of shame, it’s a slut strut, and you should do it with pride. ~ B J Harvey,
716:I was always ashamed to take. So I gave. It was not a virtue. It was a disguise. ~ Ana s Nin,
717:Men are my bread and butter. It's what I live for! I have no shame about that. ~ Fiona Apple,
718:Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. ~ Bill Clinton,
719:Mere shame couldn't, after all, be counted on to provide the escape of death. ~ Amitav Ghosh,
720:My hands are of your colour; but I shame
To wear a heart so white. ~ William Shakespeare,
721:The Jews are the most hateful and the most shameful of the small nations. ~ Reginald McKenna,
722:The shame should have been all his but I chose to carry it around this whole time. ~ S K Ali,
723:To vigorous men intimacy is a matter of shame--and something precious. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
724:What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
725:Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. ~ Bob Dylan,
726:I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
727:I don't think I like characters who are afraid and ashamed of who they are. ~ Christina Ricci,
728:If she were alive today, she would be ashamed of me. I'm trying to change that. ~ Eric Wilson,
729:Is it our shame that we're hiding or our delusions that we can hide at all? ~ Roshani Chokshi,
730:I’ve got to learn how to live. If I can’t swing that, it’ll be a damn shame,” Luo ~ Liu Cixin,
731:Lucey had been younger then—younger and wilder, and not afraid of shame. ~ Walter M Miller Jr,
732:No shame, no solution, no remorse, no retribution, just people selling t-shirts. ~ Don Henley,
733:Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride. ~ Anne Marie Slaughter,
734:People are shameless when it comes to cake. It's a beautiful thing to see. ~ Becky Albertalli,
735:Shame is much more likely to be the cause of destructive behavior than the cure. ~ Bren Brown,
736:Take it from Richard, poor and lame, What's begun in anger ends in shame. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
737:The purpose of writing is to make your mother and father drop dead with shame. ~ J P Donleavy,
738:There is no shame in failure. For a warrior the only shame is in not trying.) ~ Dave Grossman,
739:We should retain our anger in the face of injustice and not be shamed by that. ~ Margaret Cho,
740:What fruit was produced then from the things you are now ashamed of? Romans 6:21 ~ Beth Moore,
741:What is shame?
God identifies it. God experienced it. You are not alone. ~ Edward T Welch,
742:When shame is missing from corporate life, society, quickly becomes uncivilized. ~ Max Anders,
743:When we see Jesus as he is, we must turn away or else shamelessly adore him. ~ Dallas Willard,
744:Who exactly am I saving from shame, when I’ll live and die in every possible way? ~ Greg Egan,
745:You made me feel ashamed of myself… my past… things that I had no control over. ~ Tillie Cole,
746:Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal. ~ Victor Hugo,
747:ashamed of it even as I craved it. “Oh, she does! There’s a party tomorrow, ~ Melanie Benjamin,
748:don't be ashamed of anything; I guess God meant it all like locks on doors. ~ Charles Bukowski,
749:Everybody gets scared sometimes, May Belle. You don't have to be ashamed. ~ Katherine Paterson,
750:If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
751:I had had an affair with the moon, in which there was neither sin nor shame. ~ Laurence Sterne,
752:I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. ~ Jonathan Swift,
753:It's no shame in reaching second or third base if you aimed for first base. ~ Stephen Richards,
754:It sounds shameful, but on my best days I write only about three or four hours. ~ Anne Bernays,
755:No revolution is made out of shame. I reply: Shame is already revolution of a kind ~ Karl Marx,
756:One is honest about oneself either with a sense of shame or with vanity. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
757:Patsy Cline? Larger than life! She taught me emotion: raw, sincere, unashamed. ~ Reba McEntire,
758:ROM10.11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. ~ Anonymous,
759:Saying "I feel guilty" is a mere form of words. Saying "I feel ashamed" is not. ~ Mason Cooley,
760:Shame to him whose cruel striking, kills for thoughts of his own liking. ~ William Shakespeare,
761:There are no accusations with writing, no judgment, no shame, only freedom. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
762:There's a lust in man, no charm can tame, of loudly publishing our neighbor's shame. ~ Juvenal,
763:The revolt against one's environment is usually 'shame' of one's environment. ~ Czeslaw Milosz,
764:We’ve seen what the hoarding of privilege has done, and the results are shameful. ~ Roxane Gay,
765:When the gratitude of many to one throws away all shame, we behold fame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
766:You have shamed the entire scientific community. Fucking Einstein, everybody. ~ Justin Halpern,
767:Anger made her prettier. Especially her eyes—it was a look that put men to shame. ~ Herman Koch,
768:Because of the Republicans, I'm not ashamed of being an American. I'm embarrassed! ~ Bill Maher,
769:Every one of us should be ashamed to be free while his brother is a slave. ~ Frederick Douglass,
770:Fool me once,
shame on you!
Fool my bestfriend
your dead freakin meat ~ Sara Shepard,
771:Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, I’ll conk you with this pet carrier! ~ Gordon Korman,
772:I am ashamed to see what a shallow village tale our so-called history is. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
773:If men were ashamed when they should be, they'd have no time for anything else. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
774:If men were ashamed when they should be, they’d have no time for anything else. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
775:If reality TV has taught us anything, it's that you can't keep people with no shame down. ~ LIZ,
776:It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
777:I've got a great life. It's a shame the work gets in the way of the golf, really. ~ Len Goodman,
778:Many of my friends were blacklisted. America should be ashamed of it forever. ~ Richard Widmark,
779:Not all shame comes from wrong doing and not all hiding comes from moral failure. ~ Brent Weeks,
780:Shame-based people also do not believe they have the right to depend on anyone. ~ John Bradshaw,
781:Shame leads to secrets, and secrets lead to lies, and lies ruin everything. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
782:Shameless is a rough show, and it’s not for everyone, but it’s also beautiful. ~ William H Macy,
783:Shame resilience is about moving from shame to empathy—the real antidote to shame. ~ Bren Brown,
784:Shame’s a powerful weapon, but it depended on everyone else doing the right thing. ~ Max Brooks,
785:There is a kind of excellence in me and you—born in us—and it cannot live in shame. ~ Sophocles,
786:There's a huge cloud of shame around art and business being seen as bedfellows. ~ Amanda Palmer,
787:There’s no shame here, none at all, just a strong desire to keep us both alive. ~ Robert Beatty,
788:They say men have a sexual thought every 20 seconds. The other 19 are shame. ~ Greg Fitzsimmons,
789:We are all ashamed in one way or another. Who among us is not stained by the past? ~ Jenna Blum,
790:A lot of movements use women's involvement to shame men when recruitment is sagging. ~ Mia Bloom,
791:God can and will wipe all that shame and sadness away if you will only repent. ~ James MacDonald,
792:If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
793:In the construction of Immortal Fame you need first of all a cosmic shamelessness. ~ Umberto Eco,
794:Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world. ~ Richard Bach,
795:May we not be ashamed to be old fashioned and to be thought fanatical. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
796:No hope, but death, to bury up our shame.

Phillip – Act IV, scene 7 ~ William Shakespeare,
797:Self-conscious? Try a wig, a corset, a veil, a beard. Or cultivate shamelessness. ~ Mason Cooley,
798:Silence is not just about secrecy, Your Majesty. It is grief and it is shame. ~ Melina Marchetta,
799:So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. ~ Will Rogers,
800:There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it. ~ George R R Martin,
801:We are ashamed at the sight of a monkey--somehow as we are shy of poor relations. ~ Charles Lamb,
802:We are ashamed of our thoughts and often see them brought forth by others. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
803:What is the Seal of Attained Liberty ?-To be no longer ashamed of oneself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
804:When did it become something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America? ~ Glenn Beck,
805:When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely. ~ Louis XI of France,
806:When regret and shame fades away, beauty will be in your heart to forever stay. ~ Imania Margria,
807:Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
808:Your shame will be your torture, and your torture will be your life. I wish it long. ~ Brad Pitt,
809:A policy of ‘naming and shaming’ is ineffective if everyone has been named and shamed. ~ John Kay,
810:Be proud of your people when you don't have to be ashamed of any it's social class ~ Adolf Hitler,
811:Cheat on me once, shame on him. Cheat on me twice... what the actual fuck is going on? ~ R S Grey,
812:Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach. ~ Moby,
813:Don’t you think the things people are most ashamed of are the things they can’t help? ~ C S Lewis,
814:Failing tastes of bile and dog vomit. Shame on any man who gets used to that taste. ~ Dan Simmons,
815:Guilt is a hunter.
Fate is a hunter.
Shame is a hunter.
Fear is a hunter. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
816:He tried to look ashamed and succeeded simply in looking pleased with himself. Odin ~ Neil Gaiman,
817:I find it difficult to explain, but I'm quite ashamed of being an actress. ~ Kristin Scott Thomas,
818:I think sometimes all the charities are doing is mopping up the blood. It’s a shame. ~ Thom Yorke,
819:It is most difficult to speak when we are ashamed of being silent. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
820:It seems that Superman’s talents hold no bounds.
It’s just a shame my heart does. ~ B J Harvey,
821:I was ashamed of myself for being ashamed of myself. I didn’t like feeling like that. ~ Anonymous,
822:Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. ~ William J Clinton,
823:Never be ashamed of passion. If you are strongly sexed, you are richly endowed. ~ Margaret Sanger,
824:Repentance keeps sin from condemning us because Jesus died and scorned the shame. ~ Mark Driscoll,
825:The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. ~ Oscar Wilde,
826:The more shame, the more clicks. The more clicks, the more advertising dollars. ~ Monica Lewinsky,
827:There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help. ~ Catherine Zeta Jones,
828:There is no shame — having a dirty face — the shame comes when you keep it dirty. ~ Truman Capote,
829:There is nothing shameful in wanting, Venetia. There's only shame in not getting. ~ Karen Hawkins,
830:There's no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot. ~ Robin Williams,
831:The worst thing about poverty is not the actual living of it, but the shame of it. ~ Dolly Parton,
832:We don’t have to be ashamed, but we are nothing, and we earn nothing but chaos. ~ Thomas Bernhard,
833:We live in a world of disposable memory. Nothing’s built to last, not even shame. ~ Dennis Lehane,
834:We live in a world of disposable memory, nothing's built to last, not even shame. ~ Dennis Lehane,
835:When you're betrayed there's a period of shame and then there's always forgiveness. ~ Amy Poehler,
836:You shouldn't be ashamed of your pain. You have the right to have your pain treated. ~ Naomi Judd,
837:You’ve got to stay in the game. Your luck’s bound to change. Be a shame to miss it, ~ Nevada Barr,
838:A gentleman owned his blame and his shame and in this case, Jacob claimed both. ~ Ruth Logan Herne,
839:A man though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. ~ Sophocles,
840:By bringing shame to a person, how could one expect to make him a better man? ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
841:I am ashamed that I made an error, knowing that our errors always cost us more. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
842:I didn't fight or shame my thoughts, I questioned them, and they stopped shaming me. ~ Byron Katie,
843:I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics. ~ Richard Attenborough,
844:I found myself compelled, like this weird, shameful compulsion to draw cute animals. ~ Lynda Barry,
845:Ignorance leads men into a party, and shame keeps them from getting out again. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
846:I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right - shame on you. ~ Louis Armstrong,
847:It's a shame that physical beauty often has such a negative effect on its occupant. ~ Dov Davidoff,
848:It’s a just don’t see young people doing anything outside these days. ~ William H Macy,
849:It was as though she practiced some shameful art: black magic, voodoo, or poetry. ~ Valerie Martin,
850:Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; ~ Anonymous,
851:No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public. ~ George McGovern,
852:Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit. ~ Alexandra Robbins,
853:Pardon, and keep silent, for what is shameful for women must be concealed among women. ~ Sophocles,
854:Shame on the shepherd who runs and hides when wolves are coming to harm his flock. ~ Scott Mariani,
855:The high-minded man is fond of conferring benefits, but it shames him to receive them. ~ Aristotle,
856:There is something so attractive about a man who is able to laugh shamelessly. ~ Shannon Dittemore,
857:What I have learned in this life is you can never be ashamed of where you come from. ~ Tyler Perry,
858:What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation. ~ Glenn Close,
859:When we see Jesus as he is, we must turn away or else shamelessly adore him. That ~ Dallas Willard,
860:You can only acquire it successfully if you cease to feel any sense of shame. ~ Seneca the Younger,
861:You have sexual tendencies that are not normal, and you should be ashamed of them. ~ Scott Dikkers,
862:You're so ashamed of your past; drop it! You're so proud of your past; drop it! ~ Anthony de Mello,
863:Your heart is not wrong. Your heart is your strength. You don't have to be ashamed. ~ Laini Taylor,
864:You talk just like the grown-ups!

That made me a little ashamed. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
865:A defeated race often uses its cultural supremacy to cover the shame of defeat. ~ Anand Neelakantan,
866:A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. ~ Sophocles,
867:Am I on your walk of shame? You did sleep with the right MacGregor, didn’t you? ~ Michelle M Pillow,
868:Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly, shame on us for allowing it. ~ Phyllis Schlafly,
869:Every woman should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a woman. ~ Clement of Alexandria,
870:He was almost afraid to be alone with himself and yet he was ashamed to be with others. ~ C S Lewis,
871:I live on shameless flattery...and vodka...but the two usually go hand in hand. ~ Vicktor Alexander,
872:I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band. ~ Amy Lee,
873:I shall not rest until every German sees that it is a shameful thing to be a lawyer. ~ Adolf Hitler,
874:It is a shame for the tongue to cast itself upon the uncertain pardon of other's ears ~ Joseph Hall,
875:It's a shame I'm going to be forced to commit severe testicular trauma upon that boy ~ Jenn Bennett,
876:Last, perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a function of shame. ~ Bren Brown,
877:Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough. ~ Brene Brown,
878:she would say, this one is too young still, youth has no shame, shame comes with age. ~ Andr Aciman,
879:The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. ~ Rumi,
880:The vanished lives of all are filled with many shames. Therefore do not judge. ~ Sri Yukteswar Giri,
881:What is the seal of liberation?— No longer being ashamed in front of oneself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
882:You get paid like a really good call girl. Walking offstage is like the walk of shame. ~ Billy Joel,
883:All hail that bane of the upper class, a scene. The spectre of being publicly shamed ~ Marie Brennan,
884:Better to endure pain in an honorable manner than to seek joy in a shameful one. ~ Massimo Pigliucci,
885:City folks dress a sight different than we-uns and you don’t want to shame yourself. ~ Louis L Amour,
886:Don't be ashamed of being a woman and don't be ashamed to be an accomplished woman. ~ Marion Vernoux,
887:Don't you feel shame? I thought scum like you could at least feel shame ~ Kohta Hirano,
888:I’m a slut on my knees uttering shameful sounds that give away my dirtiest secret. ~ Charmaine Pauls,
889:I'm glad to say my father never felt ashamed of me, but my mother probably did. ~ Marianne Faithfull,
890:In my entire life, I've never managed to do anything that I've truly been ashamed of. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
891:I’ve always loved Russian humor,” said Nate. “It’s a shame there’s so little of it. ~ Jason Matthews,
892:Let my enemies be ashamed and confounded:
Let shame and confusion overtake them soon. ~ Anonymous,
893:Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried. ~ Og Mandino,
894:Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family. ~ Stephen Colbert,
895:Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race. ~ Blake Edwards,
896:The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
   ~ Oscar Wilde,
897:There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out -russian proverb ~ Brooke Taylor,
898:The shame and disorder in his house were like the shame and disorder in his head. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
899:To know shame is to be human. And to have the capacity for empathy is also to be human. ~ Bren Brown,
900:To yell “black-on-black crime” is to shoot a man and then shame him for bleeding. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
901:We are all human, she would say. Men particularly. You must not be ashamed. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
902:When somebody, no matter who, gives everything, it makes people feel ashamed for him. ~ Eudora Welty,
903:Why should I? I've done nothing to be ashamed of. I am not ashamed - I am only beaten ~ John Wyndham,
904:With no guilt and no shame, no sorrow or blame. Whatever it is, we are all the same. ~ Peter Gabriel,
905:Work on psychological blocks like shame and guilt - they falsely color your reality. ~ Deepak Chopra,
906:Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame, With many a foul and midnight murder fed. ~ Thomas Gray,
907:80    May my heart be blameless in your statutes,         that I may not be put to shame! ~ Anonymous,
908:A shame that these images had become iconic, a tune we were all tired of humming. ~ Elizabeth Kostova,
909:Every drunkard has many moments of shame that live like carpet tacks in his memory, ~ James Lee Burke,
910:I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick. I like my body. ~ Alicia Keys,
911:I'm not ashamed to dress "like a woman" because I don't think it's shameful to be a woman. ~ Iggy Pop,
912:Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. ~ Will Rogers,
913:Let worthy minds ne'er stagger in distrust
To suffer death or shame for what is just ~ E R Eddison,
914:The shame lay in the commission of the sin, and not in the showing of it forth. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
915:The shame of it—the cost of leisure being someone else’s hard labor and broken body. ~ Patricia Hampl,
916:The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools.’” (Prov. 3:35) ~ John Bunyan,
917:To ask may be but a moment's shame, not to ask and remain ignorant is a lifelong shame. ~ Kano Jigoro,
918:We all have unresolved shame, because it is used as a tool to control behavior. ~ Christiane Northrup,
919:What whip lashed them to their knees in shame and submission? The worship of the word "We. ~ Ayn Rand,
920:When respect is shown according to what is proper, one keeps far from shame and disgrace. ~ Confucius,
921:Without any doubt, criminals feel like social outcasts and bear enormous toxic shame. ~ John Bradshaw,
922:a lingering sense that something was very wrong with him. That sense is called shame. ~ Edward T Welch,
923:All beings desire pleasure, a surcease of need or want, and there is no shame in that. ~ Sherri L King,
924:Be proud of your people when you don't have to be ashamed of any of its social classes. ~ Adolf Hitler,
925:Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man. ~ Jean Genet,
926:Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies. ~ Alexander Pope,
927:I drew it over my skin like a violins bow, No one would ever hear the song of my shame. ~ Jodi Picoult,
928:If you don't enjoy your life, sorrow, sadness, suffering, fear, shame and guilt will. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
929:I'm not ashamed to say that I really loved some of the hair metal bands of the '80s. ~ Chris McCaughan,
930:It's a shame there has to be a tragedy before the best in people will finally shine. ~ E A Bucchianeri,
931:It's a shame you have to go down for someone else. You don't seem like such a bad kid. ~ Shawn Goodman,
932:I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people I wasn't ashamed of being tall. ~ Elle Macpherson,
933:Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. ~ Will Rogers,
934:Love all men as God, even if they hurt you or shame you. Be like Gandhi and Christ. ~ Neem Karoli Baba,
935:No. Shame and self-esteem are very different issues. We feel shame. We think self-esteem. ~ Bren Brown,
936:People think secrets are about lies, or shame. But what secrets are really about is fear. ~ Sonali Dev,
937:Sometimes I think it's a shame, when I get feeling better when I'm feeling no pain. ~ Gordon Lightfoot,
938:That's a shame," said Bert, "to run out of crackers before you've run out of emergency. ~ James A Owen,
939:The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. ~ Anonymous,
940:You have a chemical imbalance, that is all. If you were a diabetic, would you be ashamed ~ Ned Vizzini,
941:A fellow by the hand of nature mark'd, Quoted, and sign'd, to do a deed of shame. ~ William Shakespeare,
942:A more ancient precedent of ransom, that we may not always be tormented by our shame. ~ Gregory Maguire,
943:As Victor had done at every moment of remorse or shame in the past decade, he blamed Lena. ~ Idra Novey,
944:Everyone needs a sense of shame, but no one needs to feel ashamed. —Frederick Nietzsche ~ John Bradshaw,
945:Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on you for tripping me as I run away. ~ Elizabeth C Mock,
946:For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame. ~ Aeschylus,
947:He couldn’t call the bookstore haunted. Which Mark Richards considered a shame, really. ~ Donna K Fitch,
948:I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of U.S. soldier is just the lie of fools. ~ Bowe Bergdahl,
949:I cannot think of the results of your labors without shame at the little we do. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
950:I criticize myself ruthlessly, but never mention the faults of which I am truly ashamed. ~ Mason Cooley,
951:I feel, for the first time, ashamed to be an American because we elected [Donald Trump]. ~ Ansel Elgort,
952:In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery. ~ Sallust,
953:Instead of being ashamed of what you've been through, be proud of what you have overcome! ~ Phil McGraw,
954:It's a shame that we have to live, but it's a tragedy that we only have one life ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
955:It was never shameful to learn from any teacher things that are useful to know. ~ Leon Battista Alberti,
956:I understand. Not the circumstances, but the shame. I understand the quicksand of shame. ~ Jandy Nelson,
957:No, she would say, this one is too young still, youth has no shame, shame comes with age. ~ Andr Aciman,
958:Oh, yes, he’d spent a good portion of his day in self-pity. And now? Now he felt shame. ~ Cathy Maxwell,
959:One woman said, "Shame is hating yourself and understanding why other people hate you too. ~ Bren Brown,
960:Shameless is a show I would watch even if I wasn’t on it, it’s my kind of show. ~ Vanessa Bell Calloway,
961:Stigmas speak to the idea of difference and how difference shames us and those we know. ~ Michael Lewis,
962:There is no shame in any work even the un-cleanest. Idleness alone ought to be held shameful. ~ Tolstoi,
963:The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left undisciplined brings his mother to shame. ~ Anonymous,
964:The world is what it is, unjust and tragic and full of crying shames. Don’t hate me for it. ~ John Hart,
965:We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can't use shame to change ourselves or others. ~ Bren Brown,
966:What is the seal of liberation? - No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
967:A certain shame or bashfulness attached itself to whatever one deeply and privately enjoyed. ~ C S Lewis,
968:Adam gave me a scandalized look. "Fraternizing with the enemy!" he cried. "For shame, wench! ~ Meg Cabot,
969:A damn shame I couldn’t write villainous activities and superhero stealth on my résumé. ~ Danielle Banas,
970:A man must not be without shame, for the shame of being without shame is shamelessness indeed. ~ Mencius,
971:...and all the people said 'What a shame that he's dead, but wasn't he a most peculiar man? ~ Paul Simon,
972:Believe in yourself. Pick a path that you, deep down in your soul, won't be ashamed of. ~ Hiromu Arakawa,
973:Fred heaved a deep sigh. “Shame. I really fancied finding out what old Snape’s been up to. ~ J K Rowling,
974:How they made
out of shamelessness something
beautiful, for as long as they could. ~ Carl Phillips,
975:I am ashamed to see what a shallow village tale our so-called History is. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, History,
976:If men wereashamed when they should be, they'd have no time for anything else."
Nina ~ Leigh Bardugo,
977:If pride is what goes before a fall, the shame is what keeps you from getting up after one. ~ Max Lucado,
978:I'm not ashamed to dress 'like a woman' because I don't think it's shameful to be a woman.
   ~ Iggy Pop,
979:I'm trying to think of what I'm ashamed of. But, damn, I don't really have any shame. ~ Leighton Meester,
980:It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
981:I would certainly never suggest that any lesbian should be ashamed of her sexual preference. ~ Ed McBain,
982:Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. ~ Unknown,
983:Never have I risked my life, or even my comfort, in the service of mankind. Shame on me. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
984:Ordinary people in times of shame and doubt needed an anamchara, or a “soul friend.” Soon ~ Richard Rohr,
985:Shame without repentance doesn’t lose power when it is spoken, it only seeks approval. ~ Shannon L Alder,
986:The anger had gone as quickly as it came, and now she felt shaky and a little ashamed. ~ Simone St James,
987:There have always been those who filled their bellies because they had no sense of shame. ~ Jos Saramago,
988:There is no reason that we should ever be ashamed of our bodies or ashamed of our love. ~ David Levithan,
989:There is no shame in not knowing something. The shame is in not being willing to learn. ~ Alison Croggon,
990:There's something energizing about getting what you want, even if that something is shame. ~ Riley Sager,
991:To yell “black-on-black crime” is to shoot a man and then shame him for bleeding. And ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
992:We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can't use shame to change ourselves or others. ~ Brene Brown,
993:We can't be good unless we know what bad is, and it's a shame we're working against time. ~ Ray Bradbury,
994:All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
995:Hiding. Covering up. Self-protection. Feeling exposed. They are telltale signs of shame. ~ Edward T Welch,
996:If your parents bring you no shame, be very grateful. If you're proud of them, celebrate. ~ Dennis Prager,
997:It’s always helpful to remember that when perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. ~ Bren Brown,
998:It's such a shame that people are so much more worried about being right than being decent. ~ Jack Hunter,
999:I've worn a dress at my wedding. I've worn 6-inch Louboutins. I've got no fear and no shame. ~ A J McLean,
1000:Over the generations, black leaders have ranged from noble souls to shameless charlatans. ~ Thomas Sowell,
1001:Shame I’m all out of virgins and aurochs. What the hell’s the plural of ‘aurochs’ anyway? ~ Max Gladstone,
1002:She wept with shame for her lack of will and with fear for a love she couldn't control. ~ Judith McNaught,
1003:She would have thought a woman would have died of shame. Instead of which, the shame died. ~ D H Lawrence,
1004:Should she slam his head into the bar or toss her beer on him? Damn shame to waste good beer. ~ Mina Khan,
1005:Since my earliest years I felt nothing but shame for the useless casing of flesh I inhabit. ~ Stephen Fry,
1006:There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil. ~ Walter Lippmann,
1007:... there can be no more shameless carelessness than with the food we eat for life itself. ~ M F K Fisher,
1008:There is no shame in being a survivor of sexual violence. The shame is on the aggressor. ~ Angelina Jolie,
1009:There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. ~ Francis Bacon,
1010:The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. ~ Marie Benedict,
1011:We would be ashamed of our best behavior if the people knew the motives of our behaving so. ~ Victor Hugo,
1012:Without guilt or remorse, shame was an empty emotion. Indeed, shame would not be shame. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
1013:You cannot really shame a man who sincerely does not care what others think of him. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1014:Alone, Empty, Fraud, Shame, Fear,
Close your eyes.There is nothing to see out here. ~ Penelope Douglas,
1015:And shame it is, if that a priest take keep, To see a shitten shepherd and clean sheep: ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
1016:Anyone worth knowing breaks once. Once. No shame, no foul if you survive it. You did. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1017:A writer's most potent tools are the inner mind and the shameless courage to explore it. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
1018:Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul. ~ Walt Whitman,
1019:Chastity is oftener owing to diffidence and shame, than to fortitude of reason or virtue. ~ Norm MacDonald,
1020:Death and injury caused by armed violence is one of the most shameful epidemics of our age. ~ Widad Akreyi,
1021:Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors? ~ Saint Basil,
1022:don't be ashamed of
anything; I guess God meant it all
locks on
doors. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1023:He taught me that there is no shame in breaking something, only in not being able to fix it. ~ Hope Jahren,
1024:If you do the best you can, you have nothing to be ashamed of. A defeat is not a disgrace. ~ Dirk Nowitzki,
1025:I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies ~ Tommy Kirk,
1026:It is not shameful for a man to succumb to pain and it is shameful to succumb to pleasure. ~ Blaise Pascal,
1027:It's a shame to be called "educated" those who do not study the ancient Greek writers. ~ Francois Rabelais,
1028:It's a shame to be caught up in something that doesn't absolutely make you tremble with joy. ~ Julia Child,
1029:It's a shame to waste [the uniqueness that is you], by doing what someone else has done. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1030:It's not babysitting,” Adne protested. “I haven't had to spank you once, which is a shame. ~ Andrea Cremer,
1031:I was always the shame of the family - the one Yankee who was actually born in the North. ~ Randy Harrison,
1032:Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it. ~ George Eliot,
1033:Looks like it’s game time,” Shame said. “Beautiful day for some ass kicking, don’t you think? ~ Devon Monk,
1034:Meadow didn’t know whether to be amused or disgusted by the woman’s shameless opportunism. ~ Maureen Smith,
1035:My charity is outrage, life my shame; And in that shame still live my sorrow's rage! ~ William Shakespeare,
1036:People are often most proud of precisely those things of which they should most be ashamed. ~ Allen W Wood,
1037:Shame can kill the imagination. It's hard to keep writing in the face of cultural derision. ~ Eloisa James,
1038:Shame, however, was what I felt seeping through me as though it stained my white bones black. ~ Lian Hearn,
1039:Shame needs three things to grow out of control in our lives: secrecy, silence, and judgment. ~ Bren Brown,
1040:shame was not his plan for us—that the perfect state for humankind is a shame-free life. ~ Christine Caine,
1041:The world would condemn but they would rejoice; glorious outcasts, unashamed, triumphant! ~ Radclyffe Hall,
1042:this. To yell “black-on-black crime” is to shoot a man and then shame him for bleeding. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
1043:We knew Chris Matthews had no shame. Now we also know the king of TV ghouls has no souls ~ Michelle Malkin,
1044:We weren't ashamed to enjoy food and alcohol in moderation - why were we so afraid of sex? ~ Sierra Simone,
1045:All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other... ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1046:Blessed Cross! Blessed grave! Blessed rather be    The Man who there was put to shame for me. ~ John Bunyan,
1047:HASSEN: Perhaps I will never get over the shame of disappointment, but it will not destroy me. ~ Ruby Dixon,
1048:Have faith in yourselves, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1049:I can be approached, but never pushed; befriended but never coerced; killed, but never shamed. ~ Yi Sun sin,
1050:I have spent a good many years since – too many, I think – being ashamed about what I write. ~ Stephen King,
1051:I'm a last-minute shopper. I end up at the mall or somewhere on Christmas Eve. It's a shame. ~ Brad Paisley,
1052:I'm not ashamed of selling millions of records. I'm very fortunate to be in that position. ~ Chris Daughtry,
1053:I never reread what I've written. I'm far too afraid to feel ashamed of what I've done. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1054:Isolation was better than shame. I would continue on my own. This was my fight and no one else ~ Robin Hobb,
1055:It had to be her heart, too, or I lose. Sex and feelings. Shame and regret. That was the game. ~ Lyla Payne,
1056:I think it's a great shame that America stopped being a republic and became an empire. ~ Marianne Faithfull,
1057:I think one cannot be left alive among so many deaths without feeling unendurable shame. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1058:It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1059:It shames man not to feel man's human fear,
It shames man only if the fear subdue ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
1060:Many women have trouble controlling their sexual urges around me. You need not be ashamed. ~ Melanie Harlow,
1061:Masturbation is nothing to be ashamed of. It's nothing to be particularly proud of, either. ~ Matt Groening,
1062:Monsters can only live in hiding, covered by darkness and the shame wrapped up in the telling. ~ Elle Casey,
1063:Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried. ~ Og Mandino,
1064:Shame isn't bad, her voice from somewhere else insists. Nor the humility that is its gift. ~ William Trevor,
1065:Shame--what happened when my mother, the dragon, huffed and puffed and blew my self down. ~ Brennan Manning,
1066:Small children are great accepters. They don’t understand shame, or the need to hide things. ~ Stephen King,
1067:Some there are who are much more ashamed of confessing a sin than of committing it. ~ Marguerite de Navarre,
1068:The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness. ~ Marcus Garvey,
1069:The four elements of shame resilience: Name it. Talk about it. Own your story. Tell the story. ~ Bren Brown,
1070:The Republican Party, as much as it pains me to say this, should be ashamed of themselves. ~ David Stockman,
1071:Today, it's shameful being poor and unathletic-it's a sign that you're not making it. ~ Svetlana Alexievich,
1072:Trust me. The only way to end shame is to bring it out of the dark and into the light. ~ Josephine Angelini,
1073:What of the old serpent who cannot shed his skin, and calls all others naked and shameless? ~ Khalil Gibran,
1074:Are you a part of a herd? Then shame on you! Until you leave your herd, you are no one! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1075:Church is a place where I can say, unashamedly, "I don't need to sin. I need another sinner. ~ Philip Yancey,
1076:Don't be ashamed of your own ideas. Most musicians get applauded for sounding like someone else. ~ Brian Eno,
1077:Family are the people who must make you feel ashamed when you are deserving of shame. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
1078:Grace gives us the power to live, and mercy keeps us free from guilt, condemnation, and shame. ~ John Bevere,
1079:Griselda felt no shame, only the slow, endless drizzle that always saturated her mind. ~ Thomas Olde Heuvelt,
1080:His malice was aimed at himself; with shame and contempt he recollected his "cowardice. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1081:I am weak.
But ashamed of your weakness.
What good could my strength bring to the world? ~ John Fowles,
1082:I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'd certainly rather be rich than poor. ~ Christine McVie,
1083:I had decided to allow no room in the universe for something which shamed and frightened me. ~ James Baldwin,
1084:I must fight with my weapons. Not his. Not selfishness and brutality and shame and resentment. ~ John Fowles,
1085:Indolence saves us from prolixity and thereby from the shamelessness inherent in production. ~ Emil M Cioran,
1086:It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because they work harder than everybody else. ~ Jennifer Lopez,
1087:I was ashamed of myself for being ashamed of myself. I didn't like feeling like that. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
1088:One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush. ~ Marquis de Sade,
1089:Our ignorance has left us proud of some of the things of which we ought to be ashamed. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1090:So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. — Will Rogers ~ Anonymous,
1091:The people of Arizona, the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves. ~ Carlos Santana,
1092:There is no shame in defeat, and you will be defeated. It's how you fight that interests me. ~ Peter Tieryas,
1093:There’s no shame in being a broken man. You just pick up the pieces… and start rebuilding. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1094:To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1095:We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with. ~ D H Lawrence,
1096:When I was a boy if a girl got pregnant the shame was placed on her and the boy could get away. ~ Bill Cosby,
1097:You ought not to be ashamed of being bored. What you ought to be ashamed of is being boring. ~ Lord Hailsham,
1098:You wear your shame like a badge, because you don't have the balls to actually pin one on. ~ Brian Azzarello,
1099:A racket is a family-authorized feeling used to replace an unacceptable and shameful feeling. ~ John Bradshaw,
1100:As my father always says, there’s no shame in being poor, but it can be damned inconvenient. ~ Christine Pope,
1101:A true repentance shuns the evil itself, more than the external suffering or the shame. ~ William Shakespeare,
1102:Face it, dude. You nearly did sex on God's table. You're already shame spiralling big-time. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1103:Guilt, of course, is feeling bad about one's actions, but shame is feeling bad about oneself. ~ Gregory Boyle,
1104:He might despise her, but the woman whom he had once loved should be kept from shame; and ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1105:He taught me that there is no shame in breaking something, only in not being able to fix it. At ~ Hope Jahren,
1106:If there's not someone in your social circle who doesn't look like you, then shame on you. ~ Leigh Anne Tuohy,
1107:I hit my fist into the wall of the shower. I washed off the shame and anger in cold, cold water. ~ E Lockhart,
1108:In journalism, there are only two stories - "Oh, the wonder of it," and "Oh, the shame of it." ~ Robert Reich,
1109:Intimacy requires vulnerability and a lack of defensiveness. Intimacy requires healthy shame. ~ John Bradshaw,
1110:It is not the criminal things which are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and shameful. ~ Henri Rousseau,
1111:One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three- shame, hatred, and fear. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1112:Scars are not shameful, not unless you let them be. If you do not wear them, they will wear you. ~ V E Schwab,
1113:there have always been those who have filled their bellies because they had no sense of shame, ~ Jos Saramago,
1114:We all have good instincts unless they're beaten out of us or shamed out of us in childhood. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1115:We made sure you got the cute, gay doctor,” Lonny said, smiling at the man, shamelessly flirting. ~ Ethan Day,
1116:What pain do you want to sustain?” The path to happiness is a path full of shitheaps and shame. ~ Mark Manson,
1117:You will not achieve happiness if you don't work hard; and it's a shame not to want to work hard. ~ Euripides,
1118:Being unashamedly Muslim while excelling in whatever you do is of the greatest forms of Dawah. ~ Omar Suleiman,
1119:Better is not good enough, and it's a shame that anyone would be willing to settle for so little. ~ Roxane Gay,
1120:Better is not good enough, and it’s a shame that anyone would be willing to settle for so little. ~ Roxane Gay,
1121:Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! Worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise.--Marianne Dashwood ~ Jane Austen,
1122:Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame; let the poor and needy praise Your name. Psalm 74:21 ~ Beth Moore,
1123:Feeling alone and unseen can intensify the experience of being harassed, shamed, or bullied. ~ Monica Lewinsky,
1124:I can’t help thinking it’s a shame he’s such a sadistic bastard, because he has wonderful manners. ~ B A Paris,
1125:I cry out from the ashes, burned with sin and shame. I ask you Lord to make me whole again. ~ Rebecca St James,
1126:I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird or the shame when you miss it. ~ Julian Fellowes,
1127:I pick my nose and I'm not ashamed to admit it. If there's a bogey then just pick it, man. ~ Justin Timberlake,
1128:I put it aside, buried it with all the other small shames and mortifications of my childhood. ~ Robin LaFevers,
1129:It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it. ~ Pliny the Elder,
1130:Live. Live, brothers, though there be naught but shame and failure to furnish forth your living. ~ John Updike,
1131:My mother often said, as long as a person is happy at work, then poverty is nothing to be ashamed of. ~ Yu Hua,
1132:Never be ashamed!There's some who'll hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with. ~ J K Rowling,
1133:Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with. ~ J K Rowling,
1134:Never let anyone shame you into doing anything you don't choose to do. Keep your identity. ~ Jacqueline Susann,
1135:Once divorce carried all the stigma. Now, choosing to stay when you can leave is the new shame. ~ Esther Perel,
1136:Photographers must learn not to be ashamed to have their photographs look like photographs. ~ Alfred Stieglitz,
1137:Shame brings no advantage in misfortunes, for silence (of the accused) is the ally of the speaker. ~ Sophocles,
1138:Shame, child, is for those who fail to live up to the ideal of what they believe they should be. ~ Jim Butcher,
1139:Shame is not a good emotion for a man to feel. It makes him angry as often as it makes him sorry. ~ Robin Hobb,
1140:...shameworthiness lies in the space between who we are and how we present ourselves to the world ~ Jon Ronson,
1141:Some people reject their God given gifts because society makes them feel ashamed when they shine. ~ Penny Reid,
1142:The brown paper bag test was well-known. Eddy always saw it as both shameful and ridiculous. ~ Beverly Jenkins,
1143:The shame in life is not to fail to reach your dream, but to fail to have a dream to reach. ~ Robert J Kriegel,
1144:[To a priest who smoked:] What a shame for a man to dress like a saint and smell like a devil! ~ Carrie Nation,
1145:To remember that I used to like avocados with a touch of walnut oil only adds to my shame. Even ~ Mark Forsyth,
1146:And as long as you are in any way ashamed before yourself, you do not yet belong with us. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1147:An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things. ~ Bryant McGill,
1148:A period of lewdness and shamelessness exists with the highest type of manic delirium. ~ Aretaeus of Cappadocia,
1149:Envy is everywhere. Who is without envy? And most people Are unaware or unashamed of being envious. ~ T S Eliot,
1150:Founders: there is no shame in failing, take pride in that you have the guts to try something new. ~ Kevin Rose,
1151:He closed the locker quickly so no one would see the damage. For some reason, he felt ashamed. ~ Robert Cormier,
1152:He was too young to understand that having sex with him was something I should be ashamed of. ~ Marita A Hansen,
1153:I cannot name this, I cannot explain this, and I really don't want to so just call me shameless. ~ Ani DiFranco,
1154:I had not read George Eliot, so read a few. I felt ashamed I hadn't read "Middlemarch" before. ~ Stephen Dobyns,
1155:I talked and he listened, drawing the shame from me like a healer draws infection from a wound. ~ Tara Westover,
1156:it isn’t fair, but if you think life has a bad reputation for that, the military puts it to shame. ~ Hugh Howey,
1157:It's a shame that we have to live, but it's a tragedy that we get to live only one life. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
1158:It’s good to feel foolish sometimes, Fjerdan.”
“You only say that because you have no shame. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1159:I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs. ~ Elton John,
1160:Most of the groups I worked with 30 years ago are either dead or dead broke. And it's a shame. ~ Ronnie Spector,
1161:My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I'm ashamed of what I think of doctors in general. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
1162:Psalms 25:8 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. ~ Anonymous,
1163:shame is much more likely to be the source of destructive behaviors than it is to be the solution. ~ Bren Brown,
1164:Shame loves prerequisites. Our if/when worthiness list easily doubles as the gremlins’ to-do list. ~ Bren Brown,
1165:Shame on all eloquence which leaves us with a taste for itself and not for its substance. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1166:She is not for you. She is a wild one--wild, without shame. This is not a bride for a rabbi". ~ Bernard Malamud,
1167:Suffering itself is the point. Shame is medicine, and to drink enough will cure you of anything. ~ Kent Russell,
1168:The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes. ~ Jean Racine,
1169:There is no shame in feeling bad about having to kill. The shame comes when you no longer care. ~ Robyn Wideman,
1170:There was little Hiroko Tanaka hadn’t learnt about the shameful resilience of the human heart. ~ Kamila Shamsie,
1171:The shame, the roused feeling of exposure acted on his brain, made him heavy, unutterably heavy. ~ D H Lawrence,
1172:This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1173:Vanity, shame, and above all disposition, often make men brave and women chaste. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1174:You have to be all too basely in love with yourself to write about yourself without shame. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1175:America has 2.2 million of it's citizens incarcerated. It's a statistic we should be ashamed of. ~ Henry Rollins,
1176:Do you want to do this?” she asked. “Do I need to?” “Hmm. You’re still ashamed of what you are. ~ Nnedi Okorafor,
1177:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us. ~ Stephen King,
1178:Her heart was tender. She probably felt shame for a transgression others would’ve long forgotten. ~ Nalini Singh,
1179:If you destroy delicacy and a sense of shame in a young girl, you deprave her very fast. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
1180:I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS. There's no shame in being tested for AIDS. ~ Joe Biden,
1181:I have to tell them that last night was a shameful train wreck filled with blind cuddly puppies. ~ Charlie Sheen,
1182:I'm not ashamed to admit that occasionally I've found myself aroused by my own depictions of sex. ~ Louis Begley,
1183:ingratitude is the necessary consequence of receiving favors of which we are ashamed. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
1184:In the end indignation over kitsch is anger at tis shameless revelling in the joy of imitation. ~ Theodor Adorno,
1185:In Tsurani culture, forgiveness was simply a less shameful form of weakness than capitulation. ~ Raymond E Feist,
1186:I think I've lost a lot of my gay fans to Gavin Henson. It's a shame because I really love them. ~ David Beckham,
1187:It is a shame that we have to live but it is a tragedy that we get to live only one life. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
1188:It is a shame when the soul is first to give way in this life, and the body does not give way. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1189:I told you I wanted to live in a world in which the antidote to shame is not honor, but honesty. ~ Maggie Nelson,
1190:It's nothing to be ashamed of. There comes a time in everything when you don't know something. ~ Bryce Courtenay,
1191:Leave your books alone. Aren't you ashamed? Man is a wild beast, and wild beasts don't read. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
1192:Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried. Upon ~ Og Mandino,
1193:positional authority yields a society that determines right and wrong based on honor and shame. ~ Nabeel Qureshi,
1194:Shame is not your friend. It depletes your power. Let go of shame and embrace your magnificence. ~ Judith Orloff,
1195:Shame on the man who goes to his grave escorted by the miserable hopes that have kept him alive. ~ Emil M Cioran,
1196:Such verdicts are crimes against truth. The Law is a lie, and through it men lie most shamelessly. ~ Jack London,
1197:There is no shame in taking pride in achievements or position. But nobody gets to the top alone. ~ Harvey Mackay,
1198:They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1199:This man had something to hide, some shame in his past, and those with a past can always be bought. ~ Ian Rankin,
1200:To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride. ~ George Soros,
1201:An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things. ~ Bryant H McGill,
1202:A priest should take to heart the shameful scene of shepards filthy while the sheep are clean. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
1203:Ashamed is just grateful waiting to happen. You only taste your dignity right before you puke it up. ~ Adam Levin,
1204:Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
1205:God sends drunks blackouts because if they knew what they had done they would surely die of shame. ~ Lucia Berlin,
1206:He feels particularly ashamed if ever he is seen by his lovers to be invovled in something dishonourable. ~ Plato,
1207:If my child had prejudice in his head, I'd be ashamed. I would see it as my failure as a parent. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1208:If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear. ~ Confucius,
1209:It is no shameful thing to be beaten when outnumbered, not when you were brave enough to try. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
1210:It's always about being yourself and not being ashamed of being different or thinking different. ~ Marilyn Manson,
1211:it’s awful. No privacy, no secrets. Everything you’re ashamed of, laid out for everyone to see. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1212:I was raised to be ashamed of my ignorance, and to try to do something about it if at all possible. ~ Mark Slouka,
1213:Judgements like "right" and "wrong"; only build barriers and encourage shame within individuals. ~ Rebecca Walker,
1214:Life is a series of embarrassing moments which leave you feeling alone in your confusion and shame ~ Miranda Hart,
1215:Remember, sin is something you do, guilt is something you feel, and shame is something you carry. ~ Brian Houston,
1216:Scars are not shameful, not unless you let them be. If you do not wear them, they will wear are you. ~ V E Schwab,
1217:Shame on the man who goes to his grave escorted by the miserable hopes that have kept him alive. ~ Emile M Cioran,
1218:The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it. ~ John Owen,
1219:The quickest way to create a boy or man who lacks compassion is to judge and shame his feelings. ~ Michael Gurian,
1220:The thing about shame is that there are depths. I have no idea where the bottom of my shame resides. ~ Roxane Gay,
1221:the truth is important, the truth is what makes us free people. No guilt or shame holding us back. ~ Shelly Crane,
1222:The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself. ~ E M Forster,
1223:Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides. ~ William Shakespeare,
1224:Time shall unfold what pleated cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides. ~ William Shakespeare,
1225:We’re rare, you see, because we’re told to be ashamed of everything every day by everyone. ~ Victoria Helen Stone,
1226:When you were born you didn’t know that you had a body, let alone that you should be ashamed of it. ~ Jen Sincero,
1227:all emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and shame. ~ Travis Bradberry,
1228:and roads, new roads probing endlessly, shamelessly, as though all that mattered was to be elsewhere. ~ Ian McEwan,
1229:Because the number one feeling that was waiting to pummel me over the head was damned, dirty shame. ~ Karina Halle,
1230:Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end;
Shame serves thy life and doth thy death attend. ~ William Shakespeare,
1231:Fool witch once, shame on you. Fool witch twice, oozing sores and an eternal rash in private areas. ~ Linda Wisdom,
1232:Her breast, with its badge of shame, was but the softer pillow for the head that needed one. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
1233:I am not racked with self-loathing. Some issues of guilt and shame, but I'm a pretty good guy. ~ Marcus Brigstocke,
1234:If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame. ~ Tenzing Norgay,
1235:I'm only one kill away from Command Assassin. Be a damn shame for that kill to be you" (Darion) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1236:I struggle to learn by rote. I've had meltdowns on set. Which is embarrassing and shameful. ~ Benedict Cumberbatch,
1237:It didn't matter that I'd done none of those things. With shame, like horseshoes, proximity counts. ~ Sarah Dessen,
1238:It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame's sake. ~ Henry Lawson,
1239:Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. —Will Rogers ~ Cleo Coyle,
1240:Shame is like everything else; live with it for long enough and it becomes part of the furniture. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1241:shame should be reserved for the things we choose to do, not the circumstances that life puts on us ~ Ann Patchett,
1242:Sometimes you have to be less ashamed about writing a bad poem than you would be about being silent. ~ Robert Hass,
1243:So what? You're another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for? ~ Yana Toboso,
1244:The devil take order! I'll to the throng:
Let life be short, else shame will be too long. ~ William Shakespeare,
1245:This disease comes with a package: shame. When any other part of your body gets sick, you get sympathy. ~ Ruby Wax,
1246:This man could say anything in the world to me and he’d still be the one shame-buying Dan Brown. ~ Caroline Kepnes,
1247:To become a man is to be responsible; to be ashamed of miseries that you did not cause. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
1248:To live without experiencing some shame and blushes of admiration would surely be a wretched life. ~ Gregor Mendel,
1249:When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver! ~ Brene Brown,
1250:Blind and naked ignorance delivers brawling judgments, unashamed, on all things all day long ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
1251:End-stage addiction is mostly about waiting for the police, or someone, to come and bury you in your shame. ~ David,
1252:England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame and will get war. ~ Winston Churchill,
1253:England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. ~ George Orwell,
1254:Everyone's always turning to religion when there's something to squash down that they're ashamed of. ~ Anne Heltzel,
1255:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and I’ll put a whole magazine of bullets in your skull. ~ Robert J Crane,
1256:†For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, ~ Anonymous,
1257:I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ... if I can't take him with me, I don't want to go. ~ Charlie Daniels,
1258:I put the Fifth of November and the Fourth of July to shame. Who needs Roman candles when you’ve got me? ~ Joe Hill,
1259:I suffer from the disease of writing books and being ashamed of them when they are finished. ~ Baron de Montesquieu,
1260:It is a shame for the soul to be first to give way in this life, when thy body does not give way. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1261:I've got the Jewish guilt and the Irish shame and it's a hell of a job distinguishing which is which. ~ Kevin Kline,
1262:I wonder, not for the first time, if shame and pride are merely two sides of the same coin. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
1263:Labour to master adversity even as your passions, to which it would be shameful for you to be subjected. ~ Socrates,
1264:Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1265:Never be ashamed to speak your mind. Sometimes the honesty of your own words is all you can count on. ~ Gena D Lutz,
1266:Now shame on the coward soul, which wants the courage either to be a firm friend, or an open enemy. ~ Matthew Lewis,
1267:Shame I do feel. And I know there is something all wrong about me—believe me. Sometimes I shock myself. ~ Sophocles,
1268:So many people pass up older dogs, which is a shame. With an older dog, you know what you are getting. ~ Lisa Jakub,
1269:Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides; Who covers faults, at last shame them derides. ~ William Shakespeare,
1270:We love the quality in a person, who can see themselves clearly and isn't ashamed of who they are. ~ Jon Turteltaub,
1271:What is cowardice in the young is wisdom in the old, but all the same one can be ashamed of wisdom. ~ Graham Greene,
1272:When one feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I tell you, he will not do. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1273:You think of the book you'd most like to be reading, and then you sit down and shamelessly write it. ~ J D Salinger,
1274:As a shame researcher, I’ve learned that wherever perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun. ~ Bren Brown,
1275:As soon as she (woman) begins to be ashamed of what she ought not, she will not be ashamed of what she ought. ~ Livy,
1276:But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England. ~ Minnie Driver,
1277:Egos bruised. Pride shaken. Beliefs shamelessly debunked. But hey -- we're still alive and breathing!! ~ Arnold Arre,
1278:I'm neither embarrassed of who I am, where I come from, what I've experienced, I'm not ashamed of it. ~ Shania Twain,
1279:It is a shame that I am ignorant, otherwise I would quote to you a mass of things; but I know nothing. ~ Victor Hugo,
1280:It is a shame that we must continue to use a worthless system because it was good a thousand years ago. ~ Mark Twain,
1281:It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant body building. ~ K Pattabhi Jois,
1282:I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself. ~ Drew Barrymore,
1283:I wanted control over what was said and what was not said, rather than holding my head down in shame. ~ Rebecca Loos,
1284:Oh, shame to men! devil with devil damn'd Firm concord holds, men only disagree Of creatures rational. ~ John Milton,
1285:On the whole, we treat the Devil shamefully, and the worse we treat Him the more He laughs at us. ~ Robertson Davies,
1286:People who are aware of, and ashamed of, their prejudices are well on the road to eliminating them. ~ Gordon Allport,
1287:Shame occurs when you haven't been able to get away with the 'who' you want people to think you are. ~ Carl Whitaker,
1288:Success is the American Dream. And that success is not something to be ashamed of, or to demonize. ~ Susana Martinez,
1289:The moment of queer pride is a refusal to be shamed by witnessing the other as being ashamed of you. ~ Maggie Nelson,
1290:The omitting the Word will be regarded as an Endeavour to conceal a principle of which we are ashamed. ~ Jill Lepore,
1291:There are pieces that in the history of music that also make me cry. I'm not ashamed to cry. ~ Charlemagne Palestine,
1292:The shame would be if Democrats get thrown out of office without ever having tried Democratic policies. ~ Bill Maher,
1293:The skin of everyday appearances stretched over such shamelessness, such consuming explosions of lust. ~ Alice Munro,
1294:Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides:
Who cover faults, at last shame them derides. ~ William Shakespeare,
1295:When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1296:Where perfectionism exists, shame is always lurking. In fact, shame is the birthplace of perfectionism. ~ Bren Brown,
1297:You find in some a sort of graceless modesty, that makes them ashamed to requite an obligation. ~ Seneca the Younger,
1298:Being #‎ IGNORANT is not so much a SHAME, as being UNWILLING to LEARN to do things THE #‎ RIGHT WAY. ~ Shiv Khera,
1299:Be real and be unashamed, even of your faults. I do truly know what my husband is made of and vice versa. ~ Amy Bloom,
1300:Besides, it’d be a shame to lose such a pretty face.” I try to snap my neck away from him but the same ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1301:But the truth is important, the truth is what makes us free people. No guilt or shame holding us back. ~ Shelly Crane,
1302:Don't be self-conscious, if I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I'm not ashamed of it. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1303:Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you for tripping me while I tried to run away. ~ Elizabeth C Mock,
1304:If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive. ~ Bren Brown,
1305:I have family in Ponce. It's a shame that my grandfather passed and I wasn't able to be there with him. ~ Lloyd Banks,
1306:I shall never be ashamed to quote a bad author if what he says is good. ~ Seneca the Younger, On Tranquility of Mind.,
1307:It [military action on Iraq] makes me feel ashamed to come from the United States. It is humiliating. ~ Jessica Lange,
1308:It's a great shame that the world was organized with two sexes. It makes for a lot of trouble. ~ Margaret Ayer Barnes,
1309:I wanted as much of the world as I could take, and I didn't have the conscience to be ashamed. ~ Terese Marie Mailhot,
1310:My constituents don't want more refugees. I'm not ashamed to represent these voters. I'm proud of it. ~ Geert Wilders,
1311:...nothing could perish on earth save what they would be ashamed to carry away from earth. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1312:Offspring were a joy or a shame, but still the crown of their elders, nature's unpredictable creatures. ~ Achy Obejas,
1313:O my friends! Thus speaketh the discerning one: shame, shame, shame—that is the history of man! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1314:Shame is a a choice Katie. It's not how I want you to feel or how God wants you to feel."~Asher Powell ~ Tammy L Gray,
1315:Shame is the landfill emotion. It's not organic, like joy. It was dumped there by somebody else. ~ Augusten Burroughs,
1316:Shame, when she was younger, had stopped her. Fear, as she grew older, trapped the truth within her. ~ Lorraine Heath,
1317:that was enough to make her blush with shame for the mere fact that Las Vegas existed. There ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
1318:The mind is "ashamed" of the blood. And the blood is destroyed by the mind, actually. Hence palefaces. ~ D H Lawrence,
1319:There are few people who would not be ashamed of being loved when they love no longer. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1320:the reason you give your body is what makes it right or makes it shameful, and only you can decide that. ~ Gail Giles,
1321:There is no shame in loving: it is the sign of a generous heart, and pain the price of an open soul. ~ Alison Croggon,
1322:There is no shame like poor shame. It can make you warm and charming, bitter and resentful, all at once. ~ Beth Ditto,
1323:We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1324:Whereas shame let out can lead to freedom, or at least to a funny story, which is a sort of freedom too. ~ Jon Ronson,
1325:4An excellenta wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones. ~ Anonymous,
1326:A child motivated by competitive ideals will grow into a man without conscience, shame, or true dignity. ~ George Sand,
1327:Being prisoner great shame. Great! Redeem honour building railway for Emperor. Great honour. Great! ~ Richard Flanagan,
1328:But shame is like everything else; live with it for long enough and it becomes part of the furniture. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1329:If absolutely everything important is only happening on such as small screen, isn't that just a shame? ~ Lauren Graham,
1330:If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive. ~ Brene Brown,
1331:I had only questions, uncertainties, and shame. A kiss that was not a kiss from a man who was not a man. ~ Alexis Hall,
1332:In heaven we will sing free of all the shame, sickness and sorrow that we encounter in the here and now. ~ Matt Redman,
1333:It was such a shame, John thought to himself, that it took death to make him appreciate the living so much. ~ J R Ward,
1334:I unabashedly, unashamedly, unequivocally support the explosion of entrepreneurs in the capitalist system. ~ Jack Kemp,
1335:I would be very ashamed of my civilization if we did not try to find out if there is life in outer space. ~ Carl Sagan,
1336:Like many entrepreneurs, Bushnell had no shame about distorting reality in order to motivate people. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1337:Marriage is a good thing, and being intentional about your pursuit of it is commendable, not shameful. ~ Gary L Thomas,
1338:Not all broken things need to be fixed. Sometimes they just need to be loved. It would be a shame ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1339:One's country is like oneself. The more you learned about it, the more there was to be ashamed of. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1340:Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle. ~ Billy Graham,
1341:Shame is very painful to endure. For me it makes perfect sense that the character would kill herself. ~ Claude Lelouch,
1342:The government had to choose between shame and war. They have chosen shame, and now they will get war. ~ Winston Groom,
1343:The mask was a thing on it's own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-conciousness. ~ William Golding,
1344:This shame has nothing to do with He or She. It's the being mortal - how shall I say it? ... insufficient. ~ C S Lewis,
1345:We have to learn how to live with our frailties. The best people I know are inadequate and unashamed. ~ Stanley Kunitz,
1346:When I realized that I was smarter than my parents, I felt tremendous shame for having thought that. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1347:You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame. ~ Ted Allen,
1348:You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I'm coming after you and taking back what's mine. ~ Billy Mays,
1349:Dostoevski's The Double is his best work though an obvious and shameless imitation of Gogol's "Nose. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1350:I feel shame, not for the wrong things I have done, but for the right things that I have failed to do. ~ Marcel Duchamp,
1351:It's a shame, she had me convinced that she could've been a dime. I guess I lost another one to the wintertime. ~ Drake,
1352:It's a shame that we have to choose between two such second-rate countries as the USSR and the USA. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1353:It was an anodyne word, disappointment, but the shame and helplessness intrinsic to it were breathtaking. ~ Kate Morton,
1354:Kill the blames and you will put your shames into blazing flames. Look for solutions, not problems! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1355:Make faithfulness and truth thy masters: have no friends unlike thyself: be not ashamed to mend thy faults. ~ Confucius,
1356:Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management. ~ Edward Kennedy,
1357:Shame leads to secrets, and secrets lead to lies, and lies ruin everything. Especially friendships. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
1358:Some Day Someone is going to pick up this book (The Bible) and believe it, and put us all to shame. ~ Leonard Ravenhill,
1359:Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1360:Suddenly, I am embarrassed, though I have no reason to be. But some sense of shame stays with me always. ~ Sejal Badani,
1361:That charity is bad which takes from independence its proper pride, from mendicity its salutary shame. ~ Robert Southey,
1362:There is no glory in honesty if it is destructive. And no shame in dishonesty if its goal is to offer grace. ~ M J Rose,
1363:The world is to be cleaned by somebody, and you are not called of God if you are ashamed to scrub. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1364:We moved together very slowly toward the house, trying to understand its ugliness and ruin and shame. ~ Shirley Jackson,
1365:We picked our noses as children in front of people without shame. Now we just do it in secret as adults. ~ Quinn Loftis,
1366:You can get away with any admission, however appalling, so long as it’s preceded by the words “to my shame. ~ Anonymous,
1367:4An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,    but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. ~ Anonymous,
1368:Aren't you ashamed of yourself?'
'No. Not as you mean. I do not look at myself. I have given up myself... ~ C S Lewis,
1369:Guilt = I did something bad. Shame = I am bad. Shame is about who we are, and guilt is about our behaviors. ~ Bren Brown,
1370:I drive around the streets an inch away from weeping, ashamed of my sentimentality and possible love. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1371:In this moment the absence of shame is shaped like Alex Kosta and I don't want to let go of this feeling. ~ Trish Doller,
1372:I said, baby, do you have no shame? She just looked at me, uncomprehendingly, like cows at a passing train. ~ Don Henley,
1373:It is a shame to confess but among all living creatures only man doesn't know what is useful for him. ~ Faina Ranevskaya,
1374:It's a terrible shame he's a Renegade, isn't it? Otherwise, you could have asked him to stay for dinner. ~ Marissa Meyer,
1375:People shouldn’t be ashamed of what they are. And it will help them, to gain self esteem and confidence. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1376:Shame flitted briefly over Brenner’s face, but found itself in unfamiliar surroundings and didn’t settle. ~ T Kingfisher,
1377:shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying ~ Bren Brown,
1378:The British - who rarely start a fight, but always know how to finish it - have nothing to be ashamed of. ~ Tony Parsons,
1379:There is no shame in losing to the sword of the Prince. There is only shame in choosing not to follow Him. ~ Chuck Black,
1380:There is no shame in strategic retreat if it lets you remain strong enough to go after the enemy later. ~ Jane Lindskold,
1381:There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything. ~ Benedict Cumberbatch,
1382:There was something shameful, effeminate, Capuan, as he called it to himself, in his present mode of life. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1383:The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention. ~ Flannery O Connor,
1384:To be shame-bound means that whenever you feel any feeling, need or drive, you immediately feel ashamed. ~ John Bradshaw,
1385:Well, upon my soul! You are not ashamed to stand there and confess yourself a disgusting drunkard. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1386:18Let my persecutors be put to shame, but keep me from shame; let them be terrified, but keep me from terror. ~ Anonymous,
1387:Above all, what socialist, without flushing with shame, maintains he is not a revolutionary? We say: none!. ~ Johann Most,
1388:can’t change where I come from or what I’ve been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me? ~ Angie Thomas,
1389:Clothes are the only thing that separates us from animals,” my mother said. “Clothes and a sense of shame. ~ Jenny Offill,
1390:Everyone was aware of how ridiculous the rumor mill was, and yet they all shamelessly participated in it. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1391:I do not know how I got through without breaking down, without my heart bursting from sorrow and shame. ~ Christina Stead,
1392:I don't really have any secret shames. If I like an artist, I like them. Nothing to feel embarrassed about. ~ Mark Hoppus,
1393:I saw my entire life a waste, a desert of shame and unspeakable sorrow, and behind me, a suicided wife! ~ Christina Stead,
1394:It would be a crime to eat such a mouse!" he proclaimed everywhere. "An absolute, shameful, yummy crime. ~ Peter S Beagle,
1395:Mental reflection is so much more interesting than TV it's a shame more people don't switch over to it. ~ Robert M Pirsig,
1396:My rage outweighs my shame, as always happens when one is really ashamed and knows he ought to be. ~ Erich Maria Remarque,
1397:Necessary, forever necessary, to burn out false shames and smelt the heaviest ore of the body into purity. ~ D H Lawrence,
1398:Shame does something to a man. It makes him forget those he loves. It makes a good man do bad things. ~ Deborah Rodriguez,
1399:Shame does that to us. It makes us leave safe places. It breaks the rhythms we’ve established with each other. ~ Bob Goff,
1400:The ancients thought it shameful to seek advancement or want to be the head of something, or the chief or senior. ~ D gen,
1401:The need for raising the awareness of this shameful chapter in U.S. history is more apparent than ever. ~ Michael M Honda,
1402:There are so many ways in which our hours can be claimed each day. What a shame that we only have one life. ~ Lynn Cullen,
1403:There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1404:The thought of telling the police made her skin burn, and she could feel her face literally wincing in shame, ~ Anonymous,
1405:We have to stop the propaganda, the shameful propaganda used by Kremlin to rehabilitate these old types. ~ Garry Kasparov,
1406:We need not worry so much about what man descends from; it's what he descends to that shames the human race. ~ Mark Twain,
1407:What a shame to be so angered by what you don't have that you treat what you do have like it's nothing. ~ Caroline Kepnes,
1408:What a shame to be so angered by what you don’t have that you treat what you do have like it’s nothing. ~ Caroline Kepnes,
1409:You are who you are. Don't be ashamed of yourself. At all. Surround yourself with people who cheer you on. ~ Jessica Park,
1410:age is no crime but the shame of a deliberately wasted life among so many deliberately wasted lives is. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1411:As soon as the victim steps out of the pact by refusing to feel ashamed,” he said, “the whole thing crumbles. ~ Jon Ronson,
1412:Beauty shames the ugly. Strength shames the weak. Death shames the living - and the Ideal shames us all. ~ Jordan Peterson,
1413:But the capacity of women to shame men and render them self-conscious is still a primal force of nature. ~ Jordan Peterson,
1414:Count your years, and you will be ashamed to desire and pursue the same things you desired in your boyhood days.  ~ Seneca,
1415:Damn shame to have to go to heaven and tell Saint Peter you forgot to live while you had the chance. ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
1416:For me, vulnerability led to anxiety, which led to shame, which led to disconnection, which led to Bud Light. ~ Bren Brown,
1417:I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame. ~ Michael C Hall,
1418:I hope our daughters are born with so much fire in their souls, they could put volcanoes and stars to shame. ~ Nikita Gill,
1419:In the fixed mindset, imperfections are shameful - especially if you’re talented - so they lied them away. ~ Carol S Dweck,
1420:Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit. ~ Pablo Neruda,
1421:never feel guilty about anything shame and guilt are a waste of time just do what you do-- and deal with it ~ Kevin Brooks,
1422:One’s country was like one’s self. The more you learned about it, the more there was to be ashamed of. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1423:Shame based on sexual status, whether it is because of lots of sexual activity or none at all, is wrong. ~ Dianna Anderson,
1424:There is no shame in not knowing something,” he said gently. “The shame is in not being willing to learn. ~ Alison Croggon,
1425:There's no shame in trying to make stuff work, is how I see it. It's better than just accepting the broken. ~ Sarah Dessen,
1426:You're weak because you're afraid of people seeing your weakness. You're letting shame decide who you are. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1427:Between the government which does evil and the people who accept it - there is a certain shameful solidarity. ~ Victor Hugo,
1428:He could only consider me as the living corpse of a would-be suicide, a person dead to shame, an idiot ghost. ~ Osamu Dazai,
1429:His brain sits before its cash register again, charging him for old shames as if he has not paid before ~ Andrew Sean Greer,
1430:I can't change where I come from or what I've been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me? ~ Angie Thomas,
1431:I can’t change where I come from or what I’ve been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me? ~ Angie Thomas,
1432:If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one. ~ William Cowper,
1433:If people could see into my heart, I should almost feel ashamed - all there is cold, cold as ice. ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
1434:I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. ~ Colette,
1435:I’m not ashamed of who you are. And the only time I would look down on you is if I were helping you back up. ~ Belle Aurora,
1436:In its history, Europe has committed so many massacres and horrors that it should bow its own head in shame. ~ Desmond Tutu,
1437:Israel means war and destruction and we Americans are behind this war and I am ashamed of being American. ~ Anthony Hopkins,
1438:I think certain bridges are meant to burn and it's a shame some people can't be on them when it happens. ~ Michael Robotham,
1439:I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. ~ Johnny Depp,
1440:It is always safe to see yourself truthfully. You never have to be ashamed of yourself, with yourself. ~ Augusten Burroughs,
1441:Marvels at her love for him. Her loyalty. So far beyond anything he deserves, it only intensifies the shame. ~ Blake Crouch,
1442:Oh Izzy, girl how do you let him get dressed. A shame, oh it is a shame to let that man ever put clothes on. ~ Harper Sloan,
1443:Our souls, shame-wounded by our sins, cling to us yet more, a woman to her lover clinging, the more the more. ~ James Joyce,
1444:Perhaps the deepest and most devastating aspect of neurotic shame is the rejection of the self by the self. ~ John Bradshaw,
1445:Shame is like the weaver's thread; if it breaks in the net, it is wholly imperfect. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
1446:Since Love has made ruins of my heart The sun must come and illumine them. Such generosity has broken me with shame. ~ Rumi,
1447:So you see, he says softly, we are all ashamed in one way or another. Who among us is not stained by the past? ~ Jenna Blum,
1448:Tell him I think writing is lousy," Bill said. "Go on, tell him. Tell him I'm ashamed of being a writer. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1449:The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1450:There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me. ~ Daniel Radcliffe,
1451:The years return us gradually to the afflictions and shames of childhood, it is a curiosity of existence. ~ Sebastian Barry,
1452:To express unafraid and unashamed what one really thinks and feels is one of the great consolations of life. ~ Theodor Reik,
1453:We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn't mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality. ~ Emily Ratajkowski,
1454:We but half express ourselves, [155] and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1455:We have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God's message. 2 Corinthians 4:2 ~ Beth Moore,
1456:Beauty shames the ugly. Strength shames the weak. Death shames the living - and the Ideal shames us all. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
1457:Be gentle and forgiving with yourself, abandon any and all shame, and refuse to engage in any self-repudiation. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1458:But the capacity of women to shame men and render them self-conscious is still a primal force of nature. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
1459:Honor cultures probably rely too much on shame, but our modern alternative is an epidemic of shamelessness. ~ Tamler Sommers,
1460:I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much. ~ Hedy Lamarr,
1461:It seemed a shame to have you losing a chance to use those good manners you learned from your grandmother. ~ Barbara Cameron,
1462:It would be a shame if you were killed. I should be very sorry. I know I wouldn't like it to happen to me. ~ Lloyd Alexander,
1463:I was absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed when I heard about the Milly Dowler case only two weeks ago. ~ Rupert Murdoch,
1464:May we show love in big and small ways, and may that love reach people accustomed to being shamed or ignored. ~ Jen Hatmaker,
1465:My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. ~ Jodie Foster,
1466:No shame in it. Some of us needs an edge on things make us feel right, else we ain’t like feeling at all, aye? ~ Stacia Kane,
1467:Oh to let go of it all... The pain, the anguish, the shame and disgust... Just let it all go. Embrace chaos. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
1468:Really, lies are so easy to tell when you don't care anymore, or when you have lost all shame. That is my truth. ~ Mia Asher,
1469:respects a weak man. Asher had been old enough to be shamed by his father’s scandal. When his classmates had ~ Ruth Cardello,
1470:Self-contradiction is made culturally to be shameful, a matter that can prove disastrous in science. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1471:She talked to me because we had the same chemicals in our blood: shame, anger, greed. Unjustified nostalgia. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1472:Sometimes the shame is not the beatings, not the rape.
The shaming is in being asked to stand judgment. ~ Meena Kandasamy,
1473:The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, the fourth for madness. ~ Walter Raleigh,
1474:There's a lot of skeletons in my closet, but I know what they're wearing. I'm not gonna act all ashamed of it. ~ Naomi Watts,
1475:We would often be ashamed of our best actions if the world only knew the motives behind them. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
1476:Yoooou!” she howled, her eyes popping at the sight of the man. “Blood traitor, abomination, shame of my flesh! ~ J K Rowling,
1477:You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday ~ Jonathan Swift,
1478:If you don't have the grace and wit to die early, you are forced to vanish, to hide as if in shame and apology. ~ Don DeLillo,
1479:If you have not the experience, ask. There is no shame in asking, but do not pretend you know when you don't. ~ Mother Teresa,
1480:I had been sick before, of course, but this felt more than sickness, like a physical confirmation of shame. ~ Garth Greenwell,
1481:I laughed from the time I arrived at the studio until I left at night. I was almost ashamed to take a paycheck. ~ Patsy Kelly,
1482:I look back on those days and regret none of it, not the risks, not the shame, not the total lack of foresight. ~ Andr Aciman,
1483:I'm not to blame for an old body, but I would be to blame for an old soul. An old soul is a shameful thing. ~ Margaret Deland,
1484:In the face of a nation that shamelessly assaults the very marrow of our bones, memory is but a pale gray field. ~ Xiaobo Liu,
1485:It’d show ’em all . . . yeh don’ have ter be pureblood ter do it. Yeh don’ have ter be ashamed of what yeh are. ~ J K Rowling,
1486:it is a cruel thing to be forced to say, but, already used to misfortune, I must habituate myself to shame. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1487:It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love. ~ Raymond Carver,
1488:It’s a shame they do that,” he says, thumbing through the pages. “Requirement ruins even the best of books. ~ Victoria Schwab,
1489:I was ashamed of my mother, but see, love didn't come natural to me until I became a Christian.- Ruth McBride ~ James McBride,
1490:I was going to have to kill him. It was a crying shame, but I was going to have to. It was a matter of principle. ~ Lia Habel,
1491:Mr. Starr, have you no shame? Facts and law are always subordinated to the will of the American people. ~ William H Ginsburg,
1492:Nor am I ashamed, as some are, to confess my ignorance of those matters with which I am unacquainted. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1493:Shame on you. Don't tell me you've been married for an hour and you've already got eyes for another woman. ~ Mordecai Richler,
1494:The cockroach
who is dying
and the woman
who is blind
not to notice
each other’s shame. ~ Audre Lorde,
1495:The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile. ~ Plato,
1496:The great question of life is not the question of death but the question of life. Fear of death shames us all. ~ Edward Abbey,
1497:There is no shame in fear, Orgrim and Durotan. Only in letting fear prevent you from doing the right thing. ~ Christie Golden,
1498:The shame is disguised here as helpful. But both people in this conversation would know it was bullying. ~ Augusten Burroughs,
1499:They are lazy, worthless men who contribute nothing, unless they’re shamed into it, and they have little shame. ~ Jean M Auel,
1500:Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts. ~ Aeschylus,

IN CHAPTERS [150/465]

  232 Poetry
   48 Philosophy
   47 Integral Yoga
   39 Fiction
   36 Christianity
   32 Occultism
   15 Mythology
   14 Mysticism
   12 Psychology
   7 Philsophy
   2 Sufism
   1 Theosophy
   1 Taoism
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Education
   1 Alchemy

   45 William Wordsworth
   30 Sri Aurobindo
   27 The Mother
   27 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   26 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   22 Robert Browning
   22 Aleister Crowley
   19 Friedrich Nietzsche
   18 Satprem
   16 H P Lovecraft
   14 Saint John of Climacus
   13 Walt Whitman
   13 Sri Ramakrishna
   13 Ovid
   12 John Keats
   11 Rabindranath Tagore
   10 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   10 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   10 Friedrich Schiller
   9 Plotinus
   7 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   7 Plato
   7 Carl Jung
   5 James George Frazer
   5 Jalaluddin Rumi
   5 Edgar Allan Poe
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 Jordan Peterson
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Saint Teresa of Avila
   2 Mirabai
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Al-Ghazali

   45 Wordsworth - Poems
   26 Shelley - Poems
   22 Browning - Poems
   21 City of God
   17 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   16 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   16 Lovecraft - Poems
   14 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   13 Whitman - Poems
   13 Metamorphoses
   12 Keats - Poems
   11 The Divine Comedy
   10 Tagore - Poems
   10 Schiller - Poems
   9 Magick Without Tears
   9 Faust
   7 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   7 The Bible
   7 Liber ABA
   7 Emerson - Poems
   7 Crowley - Poems
   7 Collected Poems
   6 Savitri
   5 The Golden Bough
   5 5.1.01 - Ilion
   4 Yeats - Poems
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   4 Rumi - Poems
   4 Poe - Poems
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   4 Maps of Meaning
   4 Agenda Vol 04
   4 Agenda Vol 03
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   3 Agenda Vol 01
   2 Walden
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Secret Doctrine
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 The Alchemy of Happiness
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   2 Some Answers From The Mother
   2 Questions And Answers 1954
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 On the Way to Supermanhood
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Agenda Vol 12

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  me one, for it would cover me with shame and embarrassment.
  Such ignorant and obstinate desires are unworthy of a child of

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I feel it is most shameful on our part to waste the
  Divine Grace, to misuse this unique privilege granted to

02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All love could play and nowhere Nature's shame.
  But she has stabled her dreams in Matter's courts

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Its hard and shameless clamour filling Space
    And threatening all who dared to listen to truth

03.12 - TagorePoet and Seer, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The modernist does not ask: is it good? is it beautiful? He asks: is it effective? is it expressive? And by effectivity and expressiveness he means something nervous and physical. Expressiveness to him would mean the capacity to tear off the veil over what once was considered not worth the while or decent to uncover. A strange recklessness and shamelessness, an unhealthy and perverse curiosity, characteristic of the Asura and the Pisacha, of the beings of the underworld, mark the movement of the modernist. But I forget. The Modernist is not always an anarchist, for he too seeks to establish a New Order; indeed he arrogates to himself that mission and declares it to be his and his alone. Obviously it is not the order of the higher gods of Olympus: these have been ousted and dethroned. We are being led back to the mysteries of an earlier race, reverting to an infra-evolutionary status, into the arcana of Thor and Odin, godlings of an elemental Nature.
   In such a world Tagore is a voice and a beacon from over the heights of the old world declaring and revealing the verities that are eternal and never die. They who seek to kill them do so at their peril. Tagore is a great poet: as such he is close to the heart of Bengal. He is a great Seer: as such humanity will claim him as its own.

04.21 - To the HeightsXXI, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Let me not shame thee, my soul,
   Let me not profane thee-

05.32 - Yoga as Pragmatic Power, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The fundamental truth to be noted is that the Spirit is power, not merely consciousness: indeed the very definition of the spirit is that it is consciousness-energy. And it is this consciousness-energy that is at the source of all cosmic activities. Man's action too springs from this original source, although apparently it seems to be caused by other secondary and derivative energies. As a matter of fact what these energies that seem to be actually in play do is not the origination but rather the deviation and diversion, a diminution and adulteration of the supreme energy, a lowering of the quality, the tone and temper of the dynamism. In other words, as we have already said, a thought force, a vital force, a nervous or physical force, all these are only lower, even minima values, more or less distant and deformed echoes of a true and absolute Power behind and above them all. These forces become powerful in proportion as they are instruments and functions of that one mother energy. The truth is most beautifully illustrated in the story of Brahma a and the gods in the Kena Upanishad. The gods conquered and were proud of their conquest; each thought that it was due to his own personal prowess that he conquered. But they were utterly discomfited and shamed when the Divine Power appeared and proved to them that but for this Power they would not be able even to tackle a blade of grassFire would not burn it, Water would not drench it, Wind would not move it.
   The Life Divine, by Sri Aurobindo

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In a riot and excess of fame and shame,
  By his magnitudes of hate and violence,

07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  My head bowed with shame before the Eternal's seat, -
  His power he kindled in thy body has failed,

07.05 - The Finding of the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And hide their shame in the subconscient's dusk.
  Then lifts the mind a cry of victory:

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  At once Harimohon could see into the mans mind. He saw, as in an opulent city ravaged by a victorious enemy, innumerable terrible-looking demons and ogres who had entered into that brilliant intelligence, disturbing its peace and composure, plundering its happiness. The old man had quarrelled with his young son and turned him out; the sorrow of losing his beloved child had cowed down his spirit, but anger, pride and vanity had shut the door of his heart and were guarding it. Forgiveness had no entry there. Hearing calumnies against his own daughter he had driven her away and was lamenting over the cherished one he had lost. He knew that she was chaste but the fear of social censure and a feeling of shame coupled with his own arrogance and selfishness had put a curb on his affection. Frightened by the memory of a thousand sins the old man was trembling, but he did not have the courage or the strength to mend his evil ways. Now and then thoughts of death and of the other world came to him and filled him with terror. Harimohon saw also that from behind these morbid thoughts the hideous messenger of death was constantly peeping out and knocking at the door. Whenever this happened, the old mans heart sank and he frantically screamed with fear.
  Horrified by this sight Harimohon looked at the boy and exclaimed, Why, Keshta! I used to think this man the happiest of all! The boy replied, Just there lies my power. Tell me now which of the two is mightierthis Tinkari Sheel or Sri Krishna, the master of Vaikuntha? Look, Harimohon, I too have the police, sentinels, government, law, justice, I too can play the game of being a king; do you like this game? No, my child, answered Harimohon, it is a very cruel game. Why, do you like it? The boy laughed and declared, I like all sorts of games; I like to whip as well as to be whipped. Then he continued. You see, Harimohon, people like you look at the outward appearance of things and have not yet cultivated the subtle power of looking inside. Therefore you grumble that you are miserable and Tinkari is happy. This man has no material want; still, compared to you, how much more this millionaire is suffering! Can you guess why? Happiness is a state of mind, misery also is a state of mind. Both are only mind-created. He Who possesses nothing, whose only possessions are difficulties, even he, if he wills, can be greatly happy. But just as you cannot find happiness after spending your days in dry piety, and as you are always dwelling upon your miseries so too this man who spends his days in sins which give him no real pleasure is now thinking only of his miseries. All this is the fleeting happiness of virtue and the fleeting misery of vice, or the fleeting misery of virtue and the fleeting happiness of vice. There is no joy in this conflict. The image of the abode of bliss is with me: he who comes to me, falls in love with me, wants me, lays his demands on me, torments mehe alone can succeed in getting my image of bliss. Harimohon went on eagerly listening to these words of Sri Krishna. The boy continued, And look here, Harimohon, dry piety has lost its charm for you, but in spite of that you cannot give it up, habit4 binds you to it; you cannot even conquer this petty vanity of being pious. This old man, on the other hand, gets no joy from his sins, yet he too cannot abandon them because he is habituated to them, and is suffering hells own agonies in this life. These are the bonds of virtue and vice; fixed and rigid notions, born of ignorance, are the ropes of these bonds. But the sufferings of that old man are indeed a happy sign. They will do him good and soon liberate him.

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The glory and the beasthood and the shame;
  Why is it all, the labour and the din,

1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Explaining this strange conduct, he once said to Hriday: "Don't you know that when one thinks of God one should be freed from all ties? From our very birth we have the eight fetters of hatred, shame, lineage, pride of good conduct, fear, secretiveness, caste, and grief. The sacred thread reminds me that I am a brhmin and therefore superior to all.
  When calling on the Mother one has to set aside all such ideas." Hriday thought his uncle was becoming insane.
  "What a shame!" he cried. "You are explaining to me the reality of Brahman and the illusoriness of the world; yet now you have so far forgotten yourself as to be about to beat a man in a fit of passion. The power of My is indeed inscrutable!" Totpuri was embarrassed.
  About this time Totpuri was suddenly laid up with a severe attack of dysentery. On account of this miserable illness he found it impossible to meditate. One night the pain became excruciating. He could no longer concentrate on Brahman. The body stood in the way. He became incensed with its demands. A free soul, he did not at all care for the body. So he determined to drown it in the Ganges. Thereupon he walked into the river.
  Doubt, however, dies hard. After one or two days Narendra said to himself, "If in the midst of this racking physical pain he declares his Godhead, then only shall I accept him as an Incarnation of God." He was alone by the bedside of the Master. It was a passing thought, but the Master smiled. Gathering his remaining strength, he distinctly said, "He who was Rm and Krishna is now, in this body, Ramakrishna - but not in your Vedntic sense." Narendra was stricken with shame.

1.00 - Main, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  It is forbidden you to wed your fathers' wives. We shrink, for very shame, from treating of the subject of boys. Fear ye the Merciful, O peoples of the world! Commit not that which is forbidden you in Our Holy Tablet, and be not of those who rove distractedly in the wilderness of their desires.

1.00 - The Constitution of the Human Being, #Theosophy, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The following words of Goethe's describe, in a beautiful manner, the starting point of one of the ways by which the constitution of man can be known: "When a person first becomes aware of the objects surrounding him, he observes them in relation to himself, and rightly so, for his whole fate depends on whether they please or displease him, attract or repel, help or harm him. This quite natural way of looking at and judging things appears to be as easy as it is necessary. Nevertheless, a person is exposed through it to a thousand errors which often cause him shame and embitter his life. A far more difficult task do those undertake whose keen desire for knowledge urges them to strive to observe the objects of nature in themselves and in their relations to each other, for they soon miss the gauge which helped them when they, as persons,
   p. 10

1.01 - BOOK THE FIRST, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Truth, modesty, and shame, the world forsook:
  Fraud, avarice, and force, their places took.
  What should he do? 'twas equal shame to Jove
  Or to relinquish, or betray his love:
  Thus tax'd, he blush'd with anger, and with shame;
  But shame repress'd his rage: the daunted youth
  Soon seeks his mother, and enquires the truth:
  Restrain'd by shame, was forc'd to hold my tongue.
  To hear an open slander, is a curse:

1.02 - BEFORE THE CITY-GATE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  It's really shameful, I declare;
  To follow servant-girls, when they
  The shameless murderers praised at last!

1.02 - BOOK THE SECOND, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  By shame confounded, and by fear dismay'd,
  Flew from the covert of the guilty shade,
  The naked huntress all her shame reveal'd,
  In vain her hands the pregnant womb conceal'd;
  That conscious of her shame, avoids the light,
  And loves the gloomy cov'ring of the night;

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  fear, guilt and shame produced by parental adjudication, on behalf of the baby. This will mean that he will
  at least act like a human being around the baby, in the direct presence of his parents. He might also learn
  and shame, as previously unconscious (implicit) faults and insufficiencies come to light]. The mythic
  subjugation of the partners in a marriage to the higher authority of Christ, the culture-hero, ritually

1.02 - On the Knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  They know that the wisdom, piety and abstinence of the prophets and saints were not less than their own. Can there be any more astonishing folly than that of these men who dare to compare themselves with the sea, because they are not disturbed by drinking several bowls of wine, while they compare the prophet of God, to a little water, which is changed in its taste by a single date ? They are just worthy that Satan should seize hold of them by the beard and mustachios, and drag them after him both in this world and the next, making them a shame and reproach.
  Now the faithful, truthful and experienced in religion, who are mindful that the soul is treacherous, deceptive, perfidious, malicious and false, always watch carefully over their own souls, lest they should do something that transcends the commands of the law, or that is contrary to reason. The soul is always disposed to say to itself, “I am obedient to the truth : I am submissive to the holy law : [64] and I am well instructed in knowledge.” But thou, without being puffed up by this deceitful language of the soul, must constantly look to all its thoughts and states. If it is walking in the path of the law and of the prophets and saints, it is well! and happy is he that is faithful to his word ! But if the soul begin to have an inclination for self-indulgence, to explain away or exceed the limits of the law and to contradict clear and plain knowledge, you must regard it as a machination of the devil and a temptation to the soul. In short, man, until he descends to the grave, must always watch over his soul with attention, to discover in what degree it is obedient to the holy law and in harmony with knowledge. Whoever does not thus watch over and guard himself, is most surely in a delusion and in the way of a just destruction. It is the first step in Islamism, that a man should keep his soul subject to the law.

1.02 - ON THE TEACHERS OF VIRTUE, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  steals silently through the night. shameless, however,
  is the watchman of the night; shamelessly he carries
  his horn.

1.02 - The Recovery, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  The days were getting hotter and he used to perspire profusely. There was no ceiling fan. We started fanning him as he walked, but what were two small hand-fans the wing-wafts of tiny birds in the sultry heat of the closed room? Sri Aurobindo did not seem to be concerned at all, though we were. Purani hit upon a brilliant idea. He came up with a huge palm leaf fan festooned with a red cloth border, as used for the temple Deities. The Mother smiled approvingly. Stationed near the door, he began fanning with all the vigour of his bare muscular arms and a miniature storm would sweep by. We enjoyed the grand sight. It was so becoming to his giant's nature! He handled it very well. Once for some days he could not come up, and the fan lay idle, like the mythical bow in the cave. With much trepidation I took it up, a pigmy to the giant, but seeing no question on the Mother's face, I set to work. The performance was not bad. I felt rather proud, but alas, pride had its quick fall! By same faux pas, or should I say fausse main, one day I struck Sri Aurobindo's back with the fan, as he was just turning my corner! He immediately looked around with an indulgent smile, and the Mother smiled graciously to lift me up from the crushing shame. But fortunately for the Guru and the disciple, it was not repeated. Afterwards both Champaklal and Mulshankar used the fan with a greater skill.
  When at the end of the walk he would stand in the middle of the room with the stick in his right hand, his upright figure with the flowing beard on his broad bare chest, his two plaits of silken hair in front, and a far away look in his calm wide-open eyes, he would kindle a soft glow of love and adoration in our hearts. The Mother would then take the stick from him; after an exchange of sweet smiles between them, she would go away. Champaklal would then step in and wipe away the dripping perspiration.

1.02 - The Refusal of the Call, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  The king was confounded and a shamed, since this befell in the presence of his grandees and soldier-officers assembled on a high festival and state occasion; but presently the majesty of kingship took him, and he cried out at his son and made him tremble. Then he called to the guards standing before him and commanded, "Seize him!" So they came forward and laid hands on him and, binding him, brought him before his sire, who bade them pinion his elbows behind his back and in this guise make him stand before the presence. And the prince bowed down his head for fear and apprehension, and his brow and face were beaded and spangled with sweat; and shame and confusion trou bled him sorely. Thereupon his father abused him and reviled him and cried, "Woe to thee, thou son of adultery and nursling of abomination! How durst thou answer me in this wise before my captains and soldiers? But hitherto none hath chastised thee.
  Knowest thou not that this deed thou hast done were a disgrace to him had it been done by the meanest of my subjects?" And the king ordered his mamelukes to loose his elbow-bonds and imprison him in one of the bastions of the citadel.

1.02 - The Ultimate Path is Without Difficulty, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  of shame. Superior people who have studied for a long time do
  not wait for it to be said; latecoming beginners simply must

1.02 - To Zen Monks Kin and Koku, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Philosophy
  More to the point, even after scrutinizing my heart from corner to corner, I am unable to come up with a single notion that I could communicate to participants at such a lecture meeting, much less hold forth on the Vimilakirti Sutra's wonderful teaching of nonduality. In view of this, and after repeated and agonizing self-examination, I am afraid I have no choice but to decline the high honor you have sought to bestow upon me. Even as I write this, my eyes are wet with tears and my body drenched in a thick, shame-induced sweat. Certainly there is no lack of veteran priests in your own area, any one of whom I am sure would be capable of carrying out the task you propose.
  Asking your forgiveness in this matter, I am, yours truly, [Hakuin]

10.35 - The Moral and the Spiritual, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indian artists and poets were steeped in that tradition, wholly inspired by that spirit. Orthodox morality often wonders, is even shocked at the frankness, the daring nonchalance in Indian art creations ,a familiar prudery would call it shamelessness and even vulgarity, but to the Indian view, 'the Brahmin and the cow and the elephant' are of equal value and merit. The movement conventional morality calls 'libidinous' has a nobler name in Indian tradition: it is dirasa, the first or primary delight of existence. As I have said, the modern consciousness finds it a horror and is therefore all the more fascinated by it and dives into it head foremost.
   To cure the modern malady we have to go back again to something of the ancient mentality. We have to cultivate a consciousness, now forgotten and alienated but once natural to the human mind, the consciousness and status of a transcendence built with the sense of absolute calm, an equality, all serene and all englobing, that is God's consciousness.

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  opportunity for intrinsic goal-derived pleasure, and with relative freedom from punishment, shame and
  guilt. Potentially upsetting competition between socially-sanctified ways of being, within a given social

1.03 - BOOK THE THIRD, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails,
  And each by turns his aking heart assails.

1.03 - To Layman Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Philosophy
  "What a shame if at such a critical moment someone who is supposed to be their good friend and teacher succumbs to tender emotions, indulges them in grandmo therly kindness, and serves them up various intellectual explanations that knock them back into the old familiar nest of conceptual understanding, that drag them down into the cavernous old den of darkness and delusion. That,
   flaming up under their very noses. Some, relying on insignificant bits of knowledge they pick up, shamelessly try to deny the law of cause and effect, though woefully lacking any grasp of its working.
  Some find ways to attract large numbers of people to their temples, believing to the end of their days that this is proof of a successful teaching career. Now it is true that compared to fellows of that stamp, students who reach satori thanks to teachings they hear, or arrive at cessation thanks to advice they receive from a teacher, are indeed wonderful occurrences-as rare as lotus flowers blossoming amid a raging fire. They owe the attainment they achieve to the large store of karmic merit they accumulated in previous existences. Attainment such as theirs is not easy to achieve, it is not insignificant, and it must be valued and deeply respected.
  I find my entire back streaming with profuse sweat, partly in shame, partly in gratitude. My only request is that after reading this letter, you will pass it on to the fire god with instructions to consign it to his eternal storehouse. Ha. Ha.
  HOZ, 2:166-79

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  O! shameful sight, if shameful that we name,
  Which Gods with envy view'd, and could not blame;
  But, for the pleasure, wish'd to bear the shame.
  Each Deity, with laughter tir'd, departs,
  The boy knew nought of love, and toucht with shame,
  He strove, and blusht, but still the blush became:

1.04 - HOW THE .TRUE WORLD. ULTIMATELY BECAME A FABLE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
    and of cheerfulness; Plato blushes for shame and all
    free-spirits kick up a shindy.)

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Terrible indeed was the judgment of a good judge and shepherd which I once saw in a monastery. For while I was there, it happened that a robber applied for admission to the monastic life. And that most excellent pastor and physician ordered him to take seven days of complete rest, just to see the kind of life in the place. When the week had passed, the pastor called him and asked him privately: Would you like to live with us? And when he saw that he agreed to this with all sincerity, he then asked him what evil he had done in the world. And when he saw that he readily confessed everything, he tried him still further, and said: I want you to tell this in the presence of all the brethren. But he really did hate his sin, and, scorning all shame, without the least hesitation he promised to do it. And if you like, he said, I will tell it in the middle of the city of Alexandria.
  And so, the shepherd gathered all his sheep in the church, to the number of 230, and during Divine Service (for it was Sunday), after the reading of the Gospel, he introduced this irreproachable convict. He was dragged by several of the brethren, who gave him moderate blows. His hands were tied behind his back, he was dressed in a hair shirt, his head was sprinkled with ashes. All were astonished at the sight. And immediately a woeful cry rang out, for no one knew what was happening. Then, when the robber appeared at the doors of the church,4 that holy superior who had such love for souls, said to him in a loud voice: Stop! You are not worthy to enter here.
  Amazed by the wisdom of that holy man, I asked him when we were alone: Why did you make such an extraordinary show? That true physician replied: For two reasons: firstly, in order to deliver the penitent himself from future shame by present shame; and it really did that, Brother John. For he did not rise from the floor until he was granted remission of all his sins. And do not doubt this, for one of the brethren who was there confided to me, saying: I saw someone terrible holding a pen and writing-tablet, and as the prostrate man told each sin, he crossed it out with a pen. And this is likely, for it says: I said, I will confess against myself my sin to the Lord; and Thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my heart.1 Secondly, because there are others in the brotherhood who have unconfessed sins, and I want to induce them to confess too, for without this no one will obtain forgiveness.
  I saw much else too that was admirable and worth remembering with that ever-memorable pastor and his flock. And a large part of it I shall try to bring to your knowledge also. For I stayed a considerable time with him, following their manner of life, and was greatly astonished to see how those earth-dwellers were imitating the heavenly beings.
  One of those ever-memorable fathers who had great love for me according to God and was very outspoken, once said to me kindly: If, wise man, you have within you the power of him who said, I can do all things in Christ who streng thens me;1 if the Holy Spirit has descended upon you with the dew of purity, as upon the Holy Virgin; if the power of the Highest has over shadowed you with patience; then like the Man (Christ our God), gird your loins with the towel of obedience; and having risen from the supper of silence, wash the feet of the brethren in a spirit of contrition; or rather, roll yourself under the feet of the community in spiritual self-abasement. At the gate of your heart place strict and unsleeping guards. Control your wandering mind in your distracted body. Amidst the actions and movements of your limbs, practise mental quiet (hesychia). And, most paradoxical of all, in the midst of commotion be unmoved in soul. Curb your tongue which rages to leap into arguments. Seventy times seven in the day wrestle with this tyrant. Fix your mind to your soul as to the wood of a cross to be struck like an anvil with blow upon blow of the hammers, to be mocked, abused, ridiculed and wronged, without being in the least crushed or broken, but continuing to be quite calm and immovable. Shed your own will as a garment of shame, and thus stripped of it enter the practice ground. Array yourself in the rarely acquired breastplate of faith, not crushed or wounded by distrust towards your spiritual trainer. Check with the rein of temperance the sense of touch that leaps forward shamelessly. Bridle your eyes, which are ready to waste hour after hour looking at physical grandeur and beauty, by meditation on death. Gag your mind, overbusy with its private concerns, and thoughtlessly prone to criticize and condemn your brother, by the practical means of showing your neighbour all love and sympathy. By this will all men truly know, dearest father, that we are disciples of Christ, if, while living together, we have love one for another.2 Come, come, said this good friend, come and settle down with us and for living water drink derision at every hour. For David, having tried every pleasure under heaven, last of all said in bewilderment: Behold, what is good, or what is beautiful? Nothing else but that brethren should dwell together in unity.3 But if we have not yet been granted this good, that is, such patience and obedience, then it is best for us, having at least discovered our weakness, to live apart far from the athletic lists, and bless the combatants and pray they may be granted patience. I was won over to the good arguments of this most excellent father and teacher, who
  1 Philippians iv, 13.
  Do not be deceived, son and obedient servant of the Lord, by the spirit of conceit, so that you confess your own sins to your master as if they were another persons. You cannot escape shame except by shame. It is often the habit of the demons to persuade us either not to confess, or to do so as if we were confessing another persons sins, or to lay the blame for our sin on others. Lay bare, lay bare your wound to the physician and, without being a shamed, say: It is my wound, Father, it is my plague, caused by my own negligence, and not by anything else. No one is to blame for this, no man, no spirit, no body, nothing but my own carelessness.
  At confession be like a condemned criminal in disposition and in outward appearance and in thought. Cast your eyes to the earth, and, if possible, sprinkle the feet of your judge and physician, as the feet of Christ, with your tears.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The miterizl torments of the grave, O seeker after the divine mysteries, are those which are addressed to the body and through the body to the spirit. Spiritual torments are those which reach the spirit only. The language of God, “It is the fire of God, the lighted fire which shall reach the hearts of the reprobates,” refers to spiritual torments which affect the heart. The spiritual hell then is of three kinds. The first is the fire of separation from the [88] lusts of the world; the second is the fire of shame, ignominy and reproach; and the third is the fire of exclusion from the beauty of the one Lord. These fires only burn the soul and do not touch the body.
  There is in the world a cause or source of each kind of torment. Then let us examine the cause of the fire of separation from the lusts of the world. In explaining previously the torments of the grave, we said that they arose from love of the world. Love and desire constitute the Paradise of the heart. So long as the heart is with its beloved object, it is in paradise, and as soon as the heart is separated from its beloved object, it is in hell. The men of this world, by their supreme love of the world, have made it to be their beloved object, and as long as they are in the world it is a real paradise to them; but as soon as death comes and separates them from their beloved, their state is a real hell to them. Believers, by loving God and the future world, have made them their best beloved, and as long as they are separated from them they are in hell. But as soon as this separation is annihilated, and they leave this world and go to the other, having attained their chief purpose and desire, they are in paradise in reality.
  The second kind of torment in hell, beloved, is the fire of ignominy and shame. In illustration this, suppose that a prince receives in to his friendship a poor'and humble man, treating him with great honor and making'him the favorite among all his confidential servants. He gives into his hands the keys of all his treasuries/commits his honor and wife and family to his care, and in short confides all his affairs into his hands, in full reliance upon him. Then, suppose that the poor man, after being elevated to this high rank, should be puffed up with pride, and should be disposed to betray the honor of the prince,— that he should begin to indulge in unworthy conduct with his wife [90] and servants, and should open his coffers and spend his property for his own pleasures. Suppose farther that he should even be consulting with the prince's enemy who has designs upon the principality, and should enter in to a compact with him. Just at this point the prince from a concealed retreat espies his conduct in his family, and learns how he has wasted his money and his possessions, and in short becomes acquainted with everything he has done. The man also learns that for some time the prince has been aware of his course of conduct, but that the reason of his delaying and postponing punishment was that he might see what other crimes he would commit, that he might punish him accordingly. In these circumstances the reflecting can easily appreciate what would be the confusion and mortification of this individual. He would think it a thousand times better to fall from a precipice and be dashed to pieces, or that the earth should open and he sink into the abyss, than that he should continue to live. So also is it with you. How many actions you perform, of which you say, “it is in private and no one sees it,” or of which Satan cloaks over the guilt from your mind, by persuading you that it is all right and fair. But at last, when death comes and makes your sin manifest, then the fire of ignominy and shame makes you captive to fierce torments and long continued misery….
  Suppose you should throw a stone over against a wall, and some one Should come and inform you that the stone had hit your own house; and had put out the eye of your son. When you rush to your house and find that it is even so, can you conceive of the fire of repentance and anguish you will have to meet? …
  Another illustration of the fire of shame and ignominy is, to suppose that a prince is giving his son in marriage, and that after many days spent in feasting and rejoicing on the occasion the moment has come for the son to receive his bride. The son, however, has secretly withdrawn with some of his friends and become so intoxicated as to be incapable of reasoning. But at last he concludes that it is time for him to return, and that he will go secretly and alone. He sets out, therefore, on his return home, out of his mind and unconscious of what he is about. He walks on until he reaches a door through which he sees lights burning. He fancies that it is his own house, and straightway he enters in. He looks around and observes that there is not the least movement, not even a breath, but that all have gone to sleep. At last in the middle of the court he sees some one covered over with damask silks and brocades, from whose body is exhaled the odor of musk. He fancies and exclaims that this must be his lawful bride, and he kneels down before her and kisses her lips. He observes that his mouth is damp with moisture that exudes from her lips, and that he is touching something wet. The mouth of his beloved is wounded and bloody, and he thinks that it is rose water, and continues to caress her, till he is stupified with sleep. After a while he awakes and comes into his right mind, and perceives that he is in a sepulchral chapel of the fire-worshippers, and that what he had embraced was nothing but the body of an old woman ninety years old, who had died six months [92] previously. On that night they had anew changed the coverings, burned incense and lighted the candles.1
  When the prince's son sees himself in this condition, shame and mortification overwhelm him to such a degree, that he is upon the point of destroying himself. But still severer anguish lays hold of him, lest, when he should leave the place in this filthy state, he should be seen by some person. While he is asking himself what he should do, his father who knew nothing as to the place where his son had been, but who had left his palace with his friends and his suite in search of his son, meets him just at the moment he is coming out of that house in that state. Imagine now the shame of the sou and what must be his feelings. No doubt but that he would have given his life to any one who could have offered him a refuge and deliverance from his shame. You see that the torment here is spiritual and not material; for there is not an iota of pain here that affected the body.
  In like manner the men of this world when they go to their graves, will see that what they called pleasure was flesh and corruption which they had unlawfully taken into their mouths. They will see that that beloved object, dressed in rich clothing, obtained by illicit means and stained with pollution, is but the old hag the world, with her disgusting face and horrid smell and putrefied corruption, on account of whom so many drowned in illusions have become victims to shame and remorse. Still more bitter torment will that be, beloved, which will be the lot of man, when in the day of resurrection and assembly all these crimes and sins shall be laid open before all the angels and prophets. Our refuge is in God!
  Think not that the shame and remorse of the future world is only of the kind that we have been describing. [93] For we have before said that nothing belonging to the future world can be understood in the present world, or be rightly conceived of by our minds. The doctors of the law however (upon whom may God show mercy!), for the sake of warning and admonition in the world, and so far as the mind can appreciate it, have spoken in parables and illustrations, and they have in various ways compared the ignominy and remorse of the future world to the shame and misery existing in the present world, notwithstanding the misery in this world is but for a moment or a few days, while the other is everlasting.
  We come now, beloved, to the third fire, the fire of separation from the divine beauty, and of despair of attaining everlasting felicity. The cause of this fire, is that conduct and stupidity which led the individual, while in the world, not to acquire a knowledge of God, to neglect purifying the mirror of his heart from the consuming cares ot the world and from the rust of sensual pleasures, and to omit those austerities and exertions by which his blamable inclinations and dispositions might be changed to laudable ones. The individual did not act in accordance with the tradition which says, “Acquire a character resembling the character of God,” and by means of which he might have been worthy of the vision of the beauty of the Lord, and of being received at the king's court. The heart which is full of the love of the world, and of the rust of worldly cares and transgressions, will see nothing in the future world, must be shut out from all kinds of felicity and will rise blind at the resurrection. Our refuge is in God !

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  laughter. Of course, nothing remains for it do but shrug the whole thing off and creep shamefacedly into
  its hole with a smile of pretended contempt in which it doesnt even believe itself.410
  Let us condemn him to a shameful death, for, according to what he says, he will be protected. (Wisdom
  2:12-13, 16-20)
  To know nakedness and to be shamed by it is to understand exposure, weakness and vulnerability. To
  be exposed before a crowd and the world is to have the essential frailty of individual being dramatically
  The shame the Brahmin feels at his own words is a consequence of his realization of their insufficiency; is
  a consequence of his self-comprehended inability to address the problems of life, in some manner that he
  regards as final and complete. His shame and unhappiness is, paradoxically, a consequence of the activities
  of the same process that enables him to seek redress a process that is troublesome in the extreme, but so
  The birth of tragedy and the evolution of shame might be considered inevitable consequences of
  voluntarism itself, of the heroic exploratory tendency, diabolically predetermined in its unfolding, leading
  The birth of tragedy and the evolution of shame might be considered emergent properties of selfconsciousness. The idea of redemption, which compensates for self-conscious existential anxiety, might be
  considered another, higher-order emergent property. The tradition of the fall from paradise is predicated

1.04 - The Crossing of the First Threshold, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  bold adventurer beyond his depth may be shamelessly undone.
  The first is of a caravan leader from Benares, who made bold

1.05 - BOOK THE FIFTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  We thought a shame; but greater shame to yield.
  On seats of living stone the sisters sit,

1.05 - Christ, A Symbol of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  our shame and behold our evil plight. Clo the thyself in thy
  mercies, cover thyself in thy strength, wrap thyself in thy lov-

1.05 - On painstaking and true repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  They all used to sit with the sight of death unceasingly before their eyes and say: How will it be with us? What will be our sentence? What kind of end shall we have? Will there be a reprieve for us? Will there be forgiveness for those in darkness, the humble, the convicted? Is our prayer powerful enough to enter before the Lord? Or has it not been deservedly rejected, deemed worthless and shameful? And if it did reach the Lord, how much of the Divine favour would it gain there? What success would it have? What profit would it bring? What power would it have? Coming from foul lips and bodies, it would not have great power. And so, would it reconcile us with the Judge completely or only in partonly to the extent of half our sores? Because they really are tremendous, calling for much sweat and labour. Have our guardian angels drawn nearer to us, or are they still far from us? And until they come nearer to us, all our labours are futile and useless. For our prayer has not the power of access nor the wings of purity to reach the Lord unless our angels approach us and take it and bring it to the Lord.
  Some often expressed their doubts to each other and said: Are we accomplishing anything brothers? Are we obtaining our requests? Will the Lord accept us again? Will He open to us? And to this others would reply: Who knows, as our brothers the Ninevites said, if God will repent8 and will deliver us even from great punishment? In any case, let us do our part. And if He opens the door, well and good. And if not, blessed is the Lord God who in His justice has closed the door to us. At least let us persist in knocking at the door till the end of our life. Perhaps He will open to us for our great assiduity and importunity.9 Therefore they exhorted one another, saying: Let us run, brothers, let us run. For we need to run, and to run hard, because we have fallen behind our holy company. Let us run, and not spare this our foul and wicked flesh, but let us kill it as it has killed us.

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  ignorance and cupidity manifests itself in shame, anxiety, and pain in the guise of the visitor whose
  arrival is most feared and such consciousness may come, in consequence, to be considered the
  awareness of human limitation. This awareness is manifested in shame, and has been expressed
  mythologically as shame of nakedness, which is knowledge of essential vulnerability and weakness before
  the world.
  But what is it that compels the individual human being to fear his neighbor, to think and act herdfashion, and not to be glad of himself? A sense of shame, perhaps, in a few rare cases. In the vast
  majority it is the desire for comfort, inertia in short, that inclination to laziness of which the traveler
  Disdain forbids me, and my dread of shame
  Among the Spirits beneath, whom I seduced
  Remember everything you did that was bad and shameful and take thought cant you possibly correct
  it now?
  having shameful and unnatural sexual intercourse with her; during coitus the girl grafts the branch onto
  the tree. The significance is clear: in order to ensure an unnatural union in the vegetable world an
  clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest
  see. (Revelations 3:15-19).

1.05 - The Universe The 0 = 2 Equation, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  It seems to me that this doctrine is based upon a sorites of doubtful validity. To tell you the hideously shameful truth, I hate this doctrine so rabidly that I can hardly trust myself to present it fairly! But I will try. Meanwhile, you can study it in the Upanishads, in the Bhagavad-Gita, in Ernst Haeckel's The Riddle of the Universe, and dozens of other classics. The dogma appears to excite its dupes to dithyrambs. I have to admit the "poetry" of the idea; but there is something in me which vehemently rejects it with excruciating and vindictive violence. Possibly, this is because part of our own system runs parallel with the first equations of theirs.
  K. The Monists perceive quite clearly and correctly that it is absurd to answer the question "How came these Many things (of which we are aware) to be?" by saying that they came from Many; and "Many" in this connection includes Two. The Universe must therefore be a single phenomenon: make it eternal and all the rest of it i.e. remove all limit of any kind and the Universe explains itself. How then can Opposites exist, as we observe them to do? Is it not the very essence of our original Sorites that the Many must be reducible to the One? They see how awkward this is; so the "devil" of the Dualist is emulsified and evaporated into "illusion;" what they call "Maya" or some equivalent term.

1.06 - BOOK THE SIXTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But just escapes the childless woman's shame.
  Go then, with speed your laurel'd heads uncrown,
  Still, void of shame, they lead a clam'rous life,
  And, croaking, still scold on in endless strife;
  My self, abandon'd, and devoid of shame,
  Thro' the wide world your actions will proclaim;
  That on her rifled charms, still void of shame,
  He frequently indulg'd his lustful flame,
  With shame dejected, hung her drooping head,
  As guilty of a crime that stain'd her sister's bed.

1.06 - Quieting the Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  much as joy, deprivation as much as abundance, hatred as much as love, torture as much as ecstasy. It thrives in every case. This is because it is a Force, the same Force in pain as in pleasure. We are thus bluntly confronted with the absolute ambivalence of all the feelings that make up the niceties of our frontal personality. Every one of our feelings is the reverse of another; at any moment it may change into its "opposite": the disillusioned philanthropist (or, rather, the disillusioned vital in the philanthropist) becomes a pessimist, the zealous apostle retires to the desert, the staunch unbeliever becomes a sectarian, and the virtuous man is scandalized by all the things he does not dare to do. Here we uncover another feature of the surface vital: it is an incorrigible charlatan,71 a shameless impersonator. (We are not even sure that our own mother's death escapes its pleasure.) Each time we cry in disapproval or in pain (any crying at all), there is a monkey snickering in us. We all know this, yet we remain as sentimental as ever. To top it all, the vital excels in befogging everything. It is fog incarnate; it mistakes the force of its feelings for the force of truth, and substitutes for the heights a smoky volcano summit in the abyss.72
  Another observation, which follows from the first, becomes plainly apparent: that of the utter powerlessness of the vital to help others, or even simply to communicate with others, except when there is a meeting of egos. There is not a single vital vibration emanating from us, or relayed by us, that cannot immediately change into its opposite in the other person. We need only wish someone well for the corresponding ill feeling or resistance or opposite reaction to awaken automatically, as if it were being received at the same time as the other; the process seems as spontaneous and inevitable as a chemical reaction. Indeed, the vital does not seek to help, it always seeks to take, in every possible manner. All our feelings are tainted with grabbing. Our feeling of sadness any sadness at a friend's betrayal,

1.06 - The Three Schools of Magick 1, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
    And the first of the adepts covered His shame with a cloth, walking backwards, and was white. And the second of the adepts covered his shame with a cloth, walking sideways, and was yellow. And the third of the adepts made a mock of His nakedness, walking forwards, and was black. And these are the three great schools of the Magi, who are also the three Magi that journeyed unto Bethlehem; and because thou hast not wisdom, thou shalt not know which school prevaileth, or if the three schools be not one.*[AC14]
  We are now ready to study the philosophical bases of these three Schools.

1.06 - WITCHES KITCHEN, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  I'd know him and shame him.
  (He runs to the SHE-APE, and lets her look through it.)

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  In vain thou striv'st to varnish o'er thy shame,
  And grace thy guilt with wedlock's sacred name.
  At brooks and streams, regardless of their shame,
  Each sex, promiscuous, strives to quench their flame;

1.07 - On mourning which causes joy., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  I have seen shameless petitioners and beggars with clever words soon incline even the hearts of kings to compassion. And I have seen men poor and needy in virtue, with words not clever but rather humble, vague and stumbling, call shamelessly and persistently from the depths of a desperate heart upon the Heavenly King and by their violence force His inviolable nature and compassion.2
  . He who in his heart is proud of his tears, and secretly condemns those who do not weep, is like a man who asks the king for a weapon against his enemy, and then commits suicide with it.

1.07 - The Fourth Circle The Avaricious and the Prodigal. Plutus. Fortune and her Wheel. The Fifth Circle The Irascible and the Sullen. Styx., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Shouting their shameful metre evermore.
  Then each, when he arrived there, wheeled about

1.07 - The Psychic Center, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  How does one open the doors of the psychic being, for it is well hidden? It is primarily hidden by our ideas and feelings, which steal from it and imitate it shamelessly; we have so many ideas about what is high or low, pure or impure, divine or undivine; we are locked in so many sentimental stereotypes about what is lovable or unlovable that the poor psychic being does not have much chance to manifest itself,
  since the place is already filled with clutter. The moment it appears, it is instantly snatched up by the vital, which uses it for its own brilliant flights of exaltation, its own "divine" and tumultuous emotions, its possessive loves, its calculated generosities or gaudy aesthetics; or it is corralled by the mind, which uses it for its own exclusive ideas, its infallible philanthropic schemes, its straitjacketed moralities not to

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But wou'd take courage, and abandon shame?
  But wou'd, tho' ruin shou'd ensue, remove
  When Minos, willing to conceal the shame
  That sprung from the reports of tatling Fame,

1.09 - BOOK THE NINTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  When conquer'd, to rehearse the shameful war?
  Yet I'll the melancholy story trace;
  I fall, and bite the sand with shame, and pains.
  O'er-match'd in strength, to wiles, and arts I take,
  Thy instant death will but divulge her shame,
  Or thy life's blood shou'd quench the guilty flame.
  And fled his country to avoid the shame.
  Forsaken Byblis, who had hopes no more;
  From shame, and punishment, I owe to thee.
  On thy protection all our hopes depend.

1.09 - On remembrance of wrongs., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  2. Remembrance of wrongs is the consummation of anger, the keeper of sins, hatred of righteousness, ruin of virtues, poison of the soul, worm of the mind, shame of prayer, stopping of supplication, estrangement of love, a nail stuck in the soul, pleasureless feeling beloved in the sweetness of bitterness, continuous sin, unsleeping transgression, hourly malice.
  3. This dark and hateful passion, I mean remembrance of wrongs, is one of those that are produced but have no offspring. That is why we do not intend to say much about it.
  10. Remembrance of wrongs is an interpreter of Scripture of the kind that adjusts the words of the Spirit to its own views. Let it be put to shame by the Prayer of Jesus2 which cannot be said with it.
  11. When, after much struggling, you are still unable to extract this thorn, you should apologize to your enemy, even if only in word. Then perhaps you may be a shamed of your long-standing insincerity towards him, and, as your conscience stings you like fire, you may feel perfect love towards him.
  14. The remembrance of Jesus sufferings cures remembrance of wrongs which is mightily shamed by His forbearance.
  15. Worms grow in a rotten tree, and malice finds a place in falsely meek and silent people. He who has cast it out has found forgiveness, but he who sticks to it is deprived of mercy.
  18. I have seen resentful people recommend forgiveness to others. Yes, and being put to shame by their own words, they rid themselves of the passion.
  19. Let no one regard dark spite as a harmless passion, for it often manages to reach out even to spiritual men.

1.09 - SELF-KNOWLEDGE, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  As the light grows, we see ourselves to be worse than we thought. We are amazed at our former blindness as we see issuing from our heart a whole swarm of shameful feelings, like filthy reptiles crawling from a hidden cave. But we must be neither amazed nor disturbed. We are not worse than we were; on the contrary, we are better. But while our faults diminish, the light we see them by waxes brighter, and we are filled with horror. So long as there is no sign of cure, we are unaware of the depth of our disease; we are in a state of blind presumption and hardness, the prey of self-delusion. While we go with the stream, we are unconscious of its rapid course; but when we begin to stem it ever so little, it makes itself felt.

1.09 - Taras Ultimate Nature, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  solid person here who is shameful and unworthy. Seeing this, our hearts will
  be light and joyful. The more we see the I as empty, the more we understand that we can become Buddhas and the more we progress on the path to

1.10 - BOOK THE TENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  And to relate what virgins, void of shame,
  Have suffer'd vengeance for a lawless flame.
  Unknowing how to blush, and shameless grown,
  A small transition changes them to stone.
  But chang'd his words for shame; and only pray'd,
  Give me the likeness of my iv'ry maid.
  The word of pious heard, she blush'd with shame
  Of secret guilt, and cou'd not bear the name.
  And sigh'd profoundly, conscious of the shame
  Nor yet the nurse her impious love divin'd,
  I pr'ythee go, or staying spare my shame;
  What thou would'st hear, is impious ev'n to name.
  With shame, reclin'd it on her nurse's breast;
  Bath'd it with tears, and strove to have confess'd:
  Secure of shame, because secure of sight;
  Ev'n bashful sins are impudent by night.
  For frequent sin had left no sense of shame:
  'Till Cinyras desir'd to see her face,
  So fair a youth, destroy'd, would conquest shame,
  Aud nymphs eternally detest my fame.

1.10 - Harmony, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  When the bubble bursts, we begin to enter supermanhood. We begin to enter Harmony. Oh, it does not burst through our efforts; it does not give way through any amount of virtues and meditation, which on the contrary further harden the bubble, give it such a lovely shine, such a captivating light that it indeed takes us captive, and we are all the more prisoners as the more beautiful the bubble is, held more captive by our good than by our evil there is nothing harder in the world then a truth caught in our traps; it does not care at all about our virtues and accumulated merits, our brilliant talents or even our obscure weaknesses. Who is great? Who is small and obscure, or less obscure, beneath the drifting of the galaxies that look like the dust of a great Sun? The Truth, the ineffable Sweetness of things and of each thing, the living Heart of millions of beings who do not know, does not require us to become true to bestow its truth upon us who could become true, who would become other than he is, what are we actually capable of? We are capable of pain and misery aplenty; we are capable of smallness and more smallness, error garbed in a speck of light, knowledge that stumbles into its own quagmires, a good that is the luminous shadow of its secret evil, freedom that imprisons itself in its own salvation we are capable of suffering and suffering, and even our suffering is a secret delight. The Truth, the light Truth, escapes our dark or luminous snares. It runs, breathes with the wind, cascades with the spring, cascades everywhere, for it is the spring of everything. It even murmurs in the depths of our falsehood, winks an eye in our darkness and pokes fun at us. It sets its light traps for us, so light we do not see them; it beckons us in a thousand ways at every instant and everywhere, but it is so fleeting, so unexpected, so contrary to our habitual way of looking at things, so unserious that we walk right past it. We cannot make head or tail out of it; or else we stick a beautiful label on it to trap it in our magic. And it still laughs. It plays along with our magic, plays along with our suffering and geometry; it plays the millipede and the statistician; it plays everything it plays whatever we want. Then, one day, we no longer really want; we no longer want any of all that, neither our gilded miseries, nor our captivating lights nor our good nor our evil, nor any of that whole polychromatic array in which each color changes into the other: hope into despair, effort into backlash, heaven into prison, summit into abyss, love into hate, and each wrested victory into a new defeat, as if each plus attracted its minus, each for its against, and everything forever went forward, backward, right and left, bumping into the wall of the same prison, white or black, green or brown, golden or less golden. We no longer want any of all that; we are only that cry of need in our depths, that call for air, that fire for nothing, that useless little flame that goes along with our every step, walks with our sorrows, walks and walks night and day, in good and evil, in the high and the low and everywhere. And this fire soon becomes like our drop of good in evil, our bit of treasure in misery, our glimmer of light in the chaos, all that remains of a thousand gestures and passing lights, the little nothing that is like everything, the tiny song of a great ongoing misery we no longer have any good or evil, any high or low, any light or darkness, any tomorrow or yesterday. It is all the same, miserable in black and white, but we have that abiding little fire, that tomorrow of today, that murmur of sweetness in the depths of pain, that virtue of our sin, that warm drop of being in the high and the low, day and night, in shame and in joy, in solitude and in the crowd, in approval and disapproval it is all the same. It burns and burns. It is tomorrow, yesterday, now and forever. It is our one song of being, our little note of fire, our paradise in a little flame, our freedom in a little flame, our knowledge in a little flame, our summit of flame in a void of being, our vastness in a tiny singing flame we know not why. It is our companion, our friend, our wife, our bearer, our country it is. And it feels good. Then, one day, we raise our head, and there is no more bubble. There is that Fire burning softly everywhere, recognizing all, loving all, understanding all, and it is like a heaven without trouble; it is so simple that we never thought of it, so tranquil that each drop is like an ocean, so smiling and clear that it goes through everything, enters and slips in everywhere it plays here, plays there, as transparent as air, a nothing that changes everything; and perhaps it is everything.
  We are in the Harmony of the new world.

1.10 - On slander or calumny., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Some girls do wrong without shame, and there are others who secretly and with apparently great modesty behave still worse than the former; and it is the same with shameful passions.4 There are many insincere maidens, such as: hypocrisy, vice, melancholy, the remembrance of injuries, disparagement of others in ones heart. They appear to propose one thing, but they have something else in view.
  I have heard people slandering, and I have rebuked them. And these doers of evil replied in self-defence that they were doing so out of love and care for the person whom they were slandering. I said
  To judge others is a shameless arrogation of the Divine prerogative; to condemn is the ruin of ones soul.
  Self-esteem without any other passion can ruin a man, and in the same way, if we have formed the habit of judging, we can be utterly ruined by this alone, for indeed the Pharisee was condemned for this very thing.

1.10 - THE NEIGHBORS HOUSE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Could not prevent his shameful way of living!

1.11 - Higher Laws, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  It is hard to provide and cook so simple and clean a diet as will not offend the imagination; but this, I think, is to be fed when we feed the body; they should both sit down at the same table. Yet perhaps this may be done. The fruits eaten temperately need not make us a shamed of our appetites, nor interrupt the worthiest pursuits. But put an extra condiment into your dish, and it will poison you. It is not worth the while to live by rich cookery. Most men would feel shame if caught preparing with their own hands precisely such a dinner, whether of animal or vegetable food, as is every day prepared for them by others.
  Yet till this is otherwise we are not civilized, and, if gentlemen and ladies, are not true men and women. This certainly suggests what change is to be made. It may be vain to ask why the imagination will not be reconciled to flesh and fat. I am satisfied that it is not. Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal? True, he can and does live, in a great measure, by preying on other animals; but this is a miserable way,as any one who will go to snaring rabbits, or slaughtering lambs, may learn, and he will be regarded as a benefactor of his race who shall teach man to confine himself to a more innocent and wholesome diet. Whatever my own practice may be, I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
  We are conscious of an animal in us, which awakens in proportion as our higher nature slumbers. It is reptile and sensual, and perhaps cannot be wholly expelled; like the worms which, even in life and health, occupy our bodies. Possibly we may withdraw from it, but never change its nature. I fear that it may enjoy a certain health of its own; that we may be well, yet not pure. The other day I picked up the lower jaw of a hog, with white and sound teeth and tusks, which suggested that there was an animal health and vigor distinct from the spiritual. This creature succeeded by other means than temperance and purity. That in which men differ from brute beasts, says Mencius, is a thing very inconsiderable; the common herd lose it very soon; superior men preserve it carefully. Who knows what sort of life would result if we had attained to purity? If I knew so wise a man as could teach me purity I would go to seek him forthwith. A comm and over our passions, and over the external senses of the body, and good acts, are declared by the Ved to be indispensable in the minds approximation to God. Yet the spirit can for the time pervade and control every member and function of the body, and transmute what in form is the grossest sensuality into purity and devotion. The generative energy, which, when we are loose, dissipates and makes us unclean, when we are continent invigorates and inspires us. Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it. Man flows at once to God when the channel of purity is open. By turns our purity inspires and our impurity casts us down. He is blessed who is assured that the animal is dying out in him day by day, and the divine being established. Perhaps there is none but has cause for shame on account of the inferior and brutish nature to which he is allied. I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite, and that, to some extent, our very life is our disgrace.
     How happys he who hath due place assigned
  Christian, if you are not purer than the hea then, if you deny yourself no more, if you are not more religious? I know of many systems of religion esteemed hea thenish whose precepts fill the reader with shame, and provoke him to new endeavors, though it be to the performance of rites merely.
  I hesitate to say these things, but it is not because of the subject,I care not how obscene my _words_ are,but because I cannot speak of them without betraying my impurity. We discourse freely without shame of one form of sensuality, and are silent about another. We are so degraded that we cannot speak simply of the necessary functions of human nature.
  In earlier ages, in some countries, every function was reverently spoken of and regulated by law. Nothing was too trivial for the Hindoo lawgiver, however offensive it may be to modern taste. He teaches how to eat, drink, cohabit, void excrement and urine, and the like, elevating what is mean, and does not falsely excuse himself by calling these things trifles.

1.11 - On talkativeness and silence., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  The silence of Jesus put Pilate to shame, and by a mans stillness vainglory is vanquished.
  Peter, having said a word, lamented it bitterly, because he forgot him who said: I said, I will take heed to my ways that I sin not with my tongue,2 and the other who said: A fall from a height to the ground is better than a slip with the tongue.3

1.12 - BOOK THE TWELFTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Give me no more to suffer such a shame;
  But change the woman, for a better name;
  And from a strumpet shall we suffer shame?
  For Caenis still, not Caeneus, is thy name:
  O shame, a nation conquer'd by a man!
  A woman-man! yet more a man is he,
  We push'd the foe: and forc'd to shameful flight,
  Part fell, and part escap'd by favour of the night.

1.12 - Brute Neighbors, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Conquer or die. In the mean while there came along a single red ant on the hill-side of this valley, evidently full of excitement, who either had despatched his foe, or had not yet taken part in the battle; probably the latter, for he had lost none of his limbs; whose mother had charged him to return with his shield or upon it. Or perchance he was some Achilles, who had nourished his wrath apart, and had now come to avenge or rescue his Patroclus. He saw this unequal combat from afar,for the blacks were nearly twice the size of the red,he drew near with rapid pace till he stood on his guard within half an inch of the combatants; then, watching his opportunity, he sprang upon the black warrior, and commenced his operations near the root of his right fore-leg, leaving the foe to select among his own members; and so there were three united for life, as if a new kind of attraction had been invented which put all other locks and cements to shame. I should not have wondered by this time to find that they had their respective musical bands stationed on some eminent chip, and playing their national airs the while, to excite the slow and cheer the dying combatants. I was myself excited somewhat even as if they had been men.
  The more you think of it, the less the difference. And certainly there is not the fight recorded in Concord history, at least, if in the history of America, that will bear a moments comparison with this, whether for the numbers engaged in it, or for the patriotism and heroism displayed. For numbers and for carnage it was an Austerlitz or

1.12 - GARDEN, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Demeans himself, and shames me by it;
  A traveller is so used to be

1.13 - BOOK THE THIRTEENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Or so believ'd; the less had been our shame,
  The less his counsell'd crime, which brands the Grecian name;
  But cowardice has neither ears nor shame;
  Thus fled the good old man, bereft of aid,
  From shameful flight, but wishes were in vain:
  As wanting of effect had been his words,
  To bring home nothing, but perpetual shame!
  These words, or what I have forgotten since

1.13 - The Wood of Thorns. The Harpies. The Violent against themselves. Suicides. Pier della Vigna. Lano and Jacopo da Sant' Andrea., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  To look upon the shameful massacre
  That has so rent away from me my leaves,

1.14 - BOOK THE FOURTEENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Strait Circe reddens with a guilty shame,
  And vows revenge for her rejected flame.

1.14 - On the clamorous, yet wicked master-the stomach., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  17. Master your stomach before it masters you; and then you are sure to control yourself with the aid of shame. Those who have fallen into the horrible gulf know what I have said; but men who are eunuchs have not experienced this.
  18. Let us prune the stomach by thought of the future fire. For some who were servants of their stomach have cut their members right off, and died a double death. If we go into the matter, we shall find that it is the stomach alone that is the cause of all human shipwreck.
  34. Let us ask this foe, or rather this supreme chief of our misfortunes, this door of passions, this fall of Adam, this ruin of Esau, this destruction of the Israelites, this laying naked of Noahs shame, this betrayer of Gomorrah, this reproach of Lot, this death of the sons of Eli, this guide to impuritylet us ask him: From whom is he born? Who are his offspring? Who crushes him? And who finally destroys him?
  35. Tell us, tormentor of all mortals, who has bought all with the gold of greed: How did you get access to us? And what do you usually produce after your coming? And what is the manner of your departure from us?

1.14 - The Victory Over Death, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  The seeker has followed step by step the process of demechanization. Degree after degree, he has unraveled and cleared the various levels of entanglement that prevented the free flow of Harmony. He is no longer caught up in the mental machinery or the vital machinery; to a certain extent, he is no longer caught up in the subconscious machinery. The gray elf is still there, but like a shadow on a movie screen, a lingering memory of pain, a sort of old but still sensitive wound. It really no longer has any hold, except through that shadow, which taints joy and leaves a dull feeling of uneasiness in the depths, an unfathomable something still unhealed, a sort of lurking Threat without a face or a name something is still there, like the memory of a catastrophe that can unleash catastrophe at any moment as if everything were in fact terribly precarious and one forgetful second were enough to tip everything over into the old mortal habit again. There remains a point, a formidable point, and so long as that point has not been conquered, nothing is conquered, nothing is definitively certain. One does not quite know what triggers that sudden swing to the other side, the mortal and painful side, the old, anguish-laden and threatening side. (It is a state of threat, a threat in everything, the instantaneous mantle of lead, the old nameless and throat-constricting thing, as though in one second one suffocating little second millennia of night and suffering and shame came bursting into the setting and everything suddenly looked like a brilliant picture plastered on that black, untouched density, which sucks one into its destructive dizziness.) That dark swing sweeps down on you abruptly, without reason, strips you of all your suns, and leaves you naked, as at the beginning of time, before the old Enemy perhaps the foremost enemy of man and life upon earth, an ineffable mystery that wraps you in its embrace, a dreadful vertical fall that is as if tinged with love and the great Fear. You do not know what provokes it apparently no error, no slackening of tension, no wrong movement of consciousness that would reopen that forgotten dungeon but it is wide open. And indeed something has been forgotten; and so long as that forgetting has not been unforgotten, the great golden Memory of Truth will be unable to shine its entire Sun over our entire being. And that Enemy, that shadow, is perhaps the disguised Lover who lures us into his supreme pursuit, his ultimate discovery. We are guided each step of the way. An infallible Hand outlines its meanders in order to take us directly, through a thousand detours, to its happy totality:
  The one inevitable supreme result

1.15 - On incorruptible purity and chastity to which the corruptible attain by toil and sweat., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  In sensual people (as one who had experienced this passion personally told me after he had got over it) there is a feeling of a sort of love for bodies and a kind of shameless and inhuman spirit which openly asserts itself in the very feeling of the heart. This spirit produces a feeling of physical pain in the heart, fierce as from a blazing stove. As a result of this the sufferer does not fear God, despises the remembrance of punishment as of no consequence, disdains prayer, and during the very act itself regards the body almost as a dead corpse, as though it were an inanimate stone. He is like someone out of his mind and in a trance, perpetually drunk with desire for creatures, rational and irrational. And if the days of this spirit were not cut short, not a soul would be saved, clothed as it is in this clay, mingled with blood and foul moisture. How could they be? For everything created longs insatiably for what is akin to itblood desires blood, the worm desires a worm, clay desires clay. And does not flesh too desire flesh? Yet we who bridle nature and desire the Kingdom try various tricks to deceive this deceiver. Blessed are they who have not experienced the conflict described above! Let us pray that we may always be delivered from such a trial, because those who slip into the pit we have mentioned fall
  1 Lit. clay.
  I think that our wretched murderers have the habit of besetting and seducing us poor creatures with sins contrary to nature for the following two reasons: that we may have everywhere plenty of opportunity to fall, and that we may receive greater punishment. What we have just said, was learnt by personal experience by him who had previously commanded asses and had afterwards been given over to wild asses and pitifully disgraced; and though he had previously been nourished with heavenly bread he was afterwards deprived of this blessing. And what is most astonishing is that even after his repentance, our founder Antony, grieving bitterly, said of him: A great pillar has fallen. But that wise man hid the manner of the fall, for he knew that bodily fornication is possible without intercourse with another body. There is in us a kind of death; there is in us a devastating sin, which is ever borne about with us, but especially in youth. But I have not dared to write about it because my hand is restrained by him who said: the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of, or to write or to hear.4
  This my beloved adversary (and yet not mine)the flesh was called death by Paul: Who, says he, will deliver me from this body of death?5 And another theologian6 calls it a passionate, slavish and nocturnal enemy. I used to long to know why it was given such names. If the flesh, as was said above, is death, who ever has conquered it undoubtedly does not die. But who is the man who will live and not see death7 in the impurity of his flesh ?8
  When the devil wishes to tie two people to each other by a shameful bond, he works on the inclinations of both of them, and then lights the fire of passion.
  Those who are inclined to sensuality often seem sympathetic, merciful, and prone to compunction; while those who care for chastity do not seem to have these qualities to the same extent.
  Some say that those who have tasted sin cannot be called pure. In refutation of this view I would say: If anyone is willing, it is possible and easy to graft a good olive on to a wild olive. And if the keys of heaven had been entrusted to one who had always lived in a state of virginity, then perhaps the teaching of those who maintain what I have quoted above would be right. But let them be put to shame by him who had a mother-in-law, and having become pure, received the keys of the Kingdom.2
  The snake of sensuality is many-faced. In those who are inexperienced in sin he sows the thought of making one trial and then stopping. But this crafty creature incites those who have tried this to fresh trial through the remembrance of their sin. Many inexperienced people feel no conflict in themselves simply because they do not know what is bad; and the experienced, because they know this abomination, suffer disquiet and struggle. But often the opposite of this also happens.
  The good Lord shows His great care for us in that the shamelessness of the feminine sex is checked by shyness as with a sort of bit. For if the woman were to run after the man, no flesh would be saved.
  In the rulings made by the Fathers a distinction is drawn between different things, such as attraction, or intercourse, or consent, or captivity, or struggle, or so-called passion in the soul. And these blessed men define attraction as a simple conception, or an image of something encountered for the first time which has lodged in the heart. Intercourse is conversation with what has presented itself, accompanied by passion or dispassion. And consent is the bending of the soul to what has been presented to it, accompanied by delight. But captivity is a forcible and invo1untary rape of the heart or a permanent association with what has been encountered which destroys the good order of our condition. Struggle, according to their definition, is power equal to the attacking force, which is either victorious or else suffers defeat according to the souls desire. And they define passion in a special sense as that which lurks disquietingly in the soul for a long time, and through its intimacy with the soul brings it finally to what amounts to a habit, a self-incurred downright desertion. Of all these states
  Those who have not yet obtained true prayer of the heart, can find help in violence in bodily prayer I mean stretching out the hands, beating the breast, sincere raising of the eyes to heaven, deep sighing, frequent prostrations. But often they cannot do this owing to the presence of other people, and so the demons especially choose to attack them just at this very time. And as we have not yet the strength to resist them by firmness of mind and the invisible power of prayer, we yield to our enemies. If possible, go apart for a brief space. Hide for a while in some secret place. Raise on high the eyes of your soul, if you can; but if not, your bodily eyes. Hold your arms motionless in the form of a cross, in order to shame and conquer your Amalek1 by this sign. Cry to Him who is mighty to save, using no subtle expressions but humble speech, preferably making this your prelude: Have mercy on me, for I am weak.2 Then you will know by experience the power of the Most High, and with invisible help you will invisibly drive away the invisible ones. He who accustoms himself to wage war in this way will soon be able to put his enemies to flight solely by spiritual means; for the latter is a recompense from God to doers of the former; and rightly.
  In a gathering where I was, I noticed that an earnest brother was troubled by evil thoughts. As he could not find a suitable place for secret prayer, he went out as if compelled by natural necessity to the place set apart for that purpose, and there armed himself with vigorous prayer against the enemy. When I reproached him for choosing an indecent place, he replied: In an unclean place I prayed to drive away unclean thoughts in order to be cleansed of all impurity.
  There is a passionate person more passionate than the passionate, and he will even confess his pollutions with pleasure and enjoyment. Unclean and shameful thoughts in the heart are generally produced by the deceiver of the heart, the demon of fornication. But temperance and disregard of them is the cure.
  But I do not know by what habit and rule of life I can bind this friend of mine and judge him by the example of the other passions. For before I can bind him he is let loose; before I can condemn him I am reconciled to him; before I can punish him I bend down and pity him. How can I hate him whom by nature I habitually love? How can I get free of him with whom I am bound forever? How can I escape what will share my resurrection? How am I to make immortal what has received a mortal nature? What argument can I use to one who has the argument of nature on his side?

1.16 - Guidoguerra, Aldobrandi, and Rusticucci. Cataract of the River of Blood., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Because without his fault it causes shame;
  But here I cannot; and, Reader, by the notes

1.17 - AT THE FOUNTAIN, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  So mean and shameless was her behavior,
  She took all the presents the fellow gave her.

1.17 - Geryon. The Violent against Art. Usurers. Descent into the Abyss of Malebolge., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  But shame in me his menaces produced,
  Which maketh servant strong before good master.

1.17 - The Burden of Royalty, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  a shameful degradation for him even to touch the ground with his
  foot. The sun and moon were not even permitted to shine upon his

1.18 - On insensibility, that is, deadening of the soul and the death of the mind before the death of the body., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  himself. He looks people in the face with passion, and talks about chastity. While frequenting the world, he praises the solitary life, without realizing that he shames himself. He extols almsgivers, and reviles beggars. All the time he is his own accuser, and he does not want to come to his senses I will not say cannot.
  4. I have seen many people like this hear about death and the terrible judgment and shed tears, and with the tears still in their eyes they eagerly go to a meal. And I was amazed how this tyrant, this stinkpot of gluttony, by complete indifference, can grow so strong as to turn the tables even on mourning.

1.18 - The Eighth Circle, Malebolge The Fraudulent and the Malicious. The First Bolgia Seducers and Panders. Venedico Caccianimico. Jason. The Second Bolgia Flatterers. Allessio Interminelli. Thais., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Howe'er the shameless story may be told.
  Not the sole Bolognese am I who weeps here;

1.19 - GOD IS NOT MOCKED, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Old shame for sin and calling on God quit him;
  Dust five layers deep settles on his mirror,

1.19 - NIGHT, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  When shame is born and first appears,
  She is in secret brought to light,

1.19 - On sleep, prayer, and psalm-singing in chapel., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Some entice the mind to shameful thoughts. Others make us lean against the wall as though from fatigue. Sometimes they involve us in fits of yawning. Some of them bring on waves of laughter during prayer, thereby desiring to stir up the anger of God against us. Some force us to hurry the reading or singingmerely from laziness; others suggest that we should sing more slowly for the pleasure of it; and sometimes they sit at our mouths and shut them, so that we can scarcely open them. He who realizes that he is standing before God will be as still as a pillar during prayer and will pray with heart-felt feeling; and none of the aforesaid demons will make sport of him.
  4. The really obedient man often suddenly becomes radiant and exultant during prayer; for this wrestler was prepared and fired beforeh and by his sincere service.

1.19 - ON THE ADDERS BITE, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  with good, for that would put him to shame. Rather
  prove that he did you some good.
  And rather be angry than put to shame. And if you
  are cursed, I do not like it that you want to bless.

1.20 - CATHEDRAL, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Hide thyself! Sin and shame
  Stay never hidden.

1.20 - On bodily vigil and how to use it to attain spiritual vigil and how to practise it., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  17. Not until we are freed from this should we beg to be excused common worship, for often shame keeps us from dozing. The hound is the enemy of the hares, and the demon of vainglory is the enemy of sleep.
  18. When the day is over, the vendor sits down and counts his profits, but the ascetic does so when the psalm-singing is over.

1.21 - WALPURGIS-NIGHT, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  No gems, that have not brought a maid to shame;
  No sword, but severed ties for the unwary,

1.22 - Ciampolo, Friar Gomita, and Michael Zanche. The Malabranche quarrel., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
    Whereat each one was suddenly stung with shame,
    But he most who was cause of the defeat;

1.22 - EMOTIONALISM, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  What is true of the sweet emotions is equally true of the bitter. For as some people enjoy bad health, so others enjoy a bad conscience. Repentance is metanoia, or change of mind; and without it there cannot be even a beginning of the spiritual life for the life of the spirit is incompatible with the life of that old man, whose acts, whose thoughts, whose very existence are the obstructing evils which have to be repented. This necessary change of mind is normally accompanied by sorrow and self-loathing. But these emotions are not to be persisted in and must never be allowed to become a settled habit of remorse. In Middle English remorse is rendered, with a literalness which to modern readers is at once startling and stimulating, as again-bite. In this cannibalistic encounter, who bites whom? Observation and self-analysis provide the answer: the creditable aspects of the self bite the discreditable and are themselves bitten, receiving wounds that fester with incurable shame and despair. But, in Fenelons words, it is mere self-love to be inconsolable at seeing ones own imperfections. Self-reproach is painful; but the very pain is a reassuring proof that the self is still intact; so long as attention is fixed on the delinquent ego, it cannot be fixed upon God and the ego (which lives upon attention and thes only when that sustenance is withheld) cannot be dissolved in the divine Light.
  Eschew as though it were a hell the consideration of yourself and your offences. No one should ever think of these things except to humiliate himself and love Our Lord. It is enough to regard yourself in general as a sinner, even as there are many saints in heaven who were such.

1.22 - OBERON AND TITANIA's GOLDEN WEDDING, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  They are jesting, shameless!
  They will even say, at last,

1.22 - On the many forms of vainglory., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Vainglory is often the cause of dishonour instead of honour, because it brings great shame to its enraged disciples.
  Vainglory makes quick-tempered people meek before men.
  One who had the gift of sight told me what he had seen. Once, he said, when I was sitting in assembly, the demon of vainglory and the demon of pride came and sat beside me, one on either side. The one poked me in the side with the finger of vain-glory and urged me to relate some vision or labour which I had done in the desert. But as soon as I had shaken him off, saying: Let them be turned back and put to shame who plot evil against me,3 then the demon on my left at once said in my ear: Well done, well done, you have become great by conquering my shameless mother. Turning to him, I made apt use of the rest of the verse and said: Let them be turned back and put to shame who said to me: Well done, well done.4 And to my question: How is vainglory the mother of pride? he replied: Praises exalt and puff one up; and when the soul is exalted, then pride seizes it, lifts it up to heaven and casts it down to the abyss.
  There is a glory that comes from the Lord, for He says: Those who glorify Me, I will glorify.5 And there is a glory that dogs us through diabolic intrigue, for it is said: Woe, when all men shall speak well of you.6 You may be sure that it is the first kind of glory when you regard it as harmful and avoid it in every possible way, and hide your manner of life wherever you go. But the other you will know when you do something, however trifling, hoping that you will be observed by men.7
  When we invite glory, or when it comes to us from others uninvited, or when out of vainglory we decide upon a certain course of action, we should remember our mourning and should think of the holy fear with which we stood before God in solitary prayer; and in this way we shall certainly put shameless vainglory out of countenanceif we are really concerned to attain true prayer. If this is insufficient, then let us briefly recollect our death. And if this is also ineffective, at least let us fear the shame that follows honour. For he who exalts himself will be humbled1 not only there, but certainly here as well.
  When our praisers, or rather our seducers, begin to praise us, let us briefly call to mind the multitude of our sins, and we shall find ourselves unworthy of what is said or done in our honour.

1.22 - Tabooed Words, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  and hung his head. His shame was only relieved when he had made a
  present as compensation to the man whose name he had taken in vain.

1.23 - On mad price, and, in the same Step, on unclean and blasphemous thoughts., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  2. The beginning of pride is the consummation of vainglory; the middle is the humiliation of our neighbour, the shameless parade of our labours, complacency in the heart, hatred of exposure; and the end is denial of Gods help, the extolling of ones own exertions, fiendish character.
  3. Let all of us who wish to avoid this pit listen: this passion often finds food in gratitude, for at first it does not shamelessly advise us to deny God. I have seen people who thank God with their mouth but mentally magnify themselves. And this is confirmed by that Pharisee who said ironically: God, I thank Thee.3
  4. Where a fall has overtaken us, there pride has already pitched its tent; because a fall is an indication of pride.
  5. A venerable man said to me: Suppose that there are twelve shameful passions. If we deliberately love one of them (I mean, pride), it will fill the place of the remaining eleven.
  6. A haughty monk contradicts violently, but a humble one cannot even look one in the face.
  16. It is shameful to be proud of the adornments of others, but utter madness to fancy one deserves Gods gifts. Be exalted only by such merits7 as you had before your birth. But what you got after your birth, as also birth itself, God gave you. Only those virtues which you have obtained without the co-operation of the mind belong to you, because your mind was given you by God. Only such victories as you have won without the co-operation of the body have been accomplished by your efforts, because the body is not yours but a work of God.
  17. Do not be self-confident until you hear the final sentence passed upon yourself, bearing in mind the guest who got as far as joining in the marriage feast and then was bound hand and foot and cast out into the outer darkness.8
  39. During the Holy Liturgy, at the very moment when the Mysteries are being accomplished, this vile enemy often blasphemes the Lord and the holy events that are being enacted. This shows clearly that it is not our soul that pronounces these unspeakable, godless and unthinkable words within us, but the God-hating fiend who fled from heaven for uttering blasphemies against the Lord there too, as it would seem. For if these shameless and disgraceful words are my own, how could I worship after receiving the gift? How can I praise and revile at one and the same time?
  40. This deceiver and corrupter of souls has often driven many out of their mind. No other thought is so difficult to tell in confession as this. That is why it often remains with many to the very end of their lives. For nothing gives the demons and bad thoughts such power over us as nourishing and hiding them in our heart unconfessed.
  44. The godless foe not only blasphemes God and everything Divine but utters the most shameful and indecent words within our minds to make us either give up praying or else despair of ourselves. He has prevented many from praying, and separated many from the Holy Mysteries.
  45. This evil and inhuman tyrant has wearied the bodies of some with grief, has exhausted others with fasting, and has given them no rest. He does this with those living the monastic life as well as with people living in the world, suggesting to them that there is no hope whatsoever of salvation for them, and assuring them that they are more to be pitied and more wretched than all the unbelievers and hea then.

1.24 - The Seventh Bolgia - Thieves. Vanni Fucci. Serpents., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
    And with a melancholy shame was painted.
    Then said: "It pains me more that thou hast caught me

1.26 - On discernment of thoughts, passions and virtues, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  The demons generally produce in us the opposite of what has just been said. For when they take possession of the soul and extinguish the light of the mind, then there is no longer in us poor wretches either sobriety, or discernment, or self-knowledge or shame; but there is indifference, lack of perception, want of discernment and blindness.
  What has just been said is known very vividly by those who have subdued their lust in order to become chaste, who have curbed their freedom of speech and have changed from shamelessness to modesty. They know how after the sobering of the mind, after the ending of its blindness, or rather its maiming, they are inwardly a shamed of themselves for what they said and did before when they were living in blindness.
  If the day in our soul does not draw to evening and grow dark, then the thieves will not come and rob and slay and ruin our soul.
  If some are still dominated by their former bad habits, and yet can teach by mere word, let them teach. But they should not have authority as well. For, perhaps, being put to shame by their own words, they will eventually begin to practise what they preach. And even if they do not begin, yet they may be able to help, as I saw happen with others who were stuck in the mud. Bogged down as they were, they were telling the passers-by how they had sunk there, explaining this for their salvation, so
  1 Psalm lxxvi, 16.

1.26 - The Eighth Bolgia Evil Counsellors. Ulysses and Diomed. Ulysses' Last Voyage., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Like these I found, whence shame comes unto me,
  And thou thereby to no great honour risest.

1.29 - Geri del Bello. The Tenth Bolgia Alchemists. Griffolino d' Arezzo and Capocchino. The many people and the divers wounds, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  "By any who is sharer in the shame,
  Made him disdainful; whence he went away,

1.30 - Other Falsifiers or Forgers. Gianni Schicchi, Myrrha, Adam of Brescia, Potiphar's Wife, and Sinon of Troy., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  I turned me round towards him with such shame
  That still it eddies through my memory.
  "Less shame doth wash away a greater fault,"
  The Master said, "than this of thine has been;

1.32 - The Ninth Circle Traitors. The Frozen Lake of Cocytus. First Division, Caina Traitors to their Kindred. Camicion de' Pazzi. Second Division, Antenora Traitors to their Country. Dante questions Bocca degli, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Livid, as far down as where shame appears,
  Were the disconsolate shades within the ice,
  Accursed traitor; for unto thy shame
  I will report of thee veracious news."

1.32 - The Ritual of Adonis, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  their shame.
  This Phoenician festival appears to have been a vernal one, for its

1.42 - This Self Introversion, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  You will discover the truth of these remarks when you approach the Frontier of the Abyss. Well, now, if that isn't too funny! The text of this stupendous sermon was AL II, 22. I take this verse in its most obvious and ordinary sense; for instance, the following sentence: "... The exposure of innocence is a lie. ..."; for that means clearly enough Hypocrisy. So "... It is a lie, this folly against self. ..." only means, "To hell with sentimental altruism, with false modesty, with all those most insidious fiends, the sense of guilt, of shame in a word, the 'inferiority complex' or something very like it." The whole tenor of The Book of the Law, is to this effect. The very test of worth is that one should be aware of it and not afraid to sock the next man on the jaw if he disputes it!
  Love is the law, love under will.

1.46 - Selfishness, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  When you can do this sort of thing as it should be done, without embarrassment, false shame, with your whole heart in your words do it simply, to sum up you will find yourself way up on the road to that royal republic which is the ideal of human society.
  Love is the law, love under will.

1.50 - A.C. and the Masters; Why they Chose him, etc., #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  This was my crazed humility; I honestly thought that everyone knew all about Magick, and how it was done, and why, and so on. There was little to do but to erect a superstructure of symbolism. This, by the way, has hampered me all my life, in every way; I am so aware of my own shameful ignorance on every subject there is no mistake about this! that I cannot conceive of any human being who is actually more ignorant than myself. How could such an one endure to live, with the consciousness of his infamy gnawing his liver?
  I know this sounds mad; but it's true. Well, then, I set myself to repair the omission with Part III; this should be a really complete treatise on the Art and Science of magick, and it should be worked out from the beginning, a logical sequence like Euclid. Hence Axiom, Postulate and Theorems. I supposed even then that I could cover the field with another volume comparable in size with the former two.

1.51 - How to Recognise Masters, Angels, etc., and how they Work, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  I found myself at Mort, on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, with nothing to do but wait. I did not throw up the sponge in passionate despair as I had done once before to my shame I had been rapped sufficiently hard on the knuckles to cure me of that but I said to the Gods "Observe, I have done my damnedest, and here I am at a dead centre. I am not going on muddling through: I demand a definite sign from you that I am still your chosen prophet." I therefore note in my diary, on January 12, 1920, as follows:
    I am inclined to make my Silence include all forms of personal work, and this is very hard to give up, if only because I am still afraid of 'failure,' which is absurd. I ought evidently to be non-attached, even to avoiding the Woes-Attendant-Upon-Refusing-The-Curse-Of-My-Grade, if I may be pardoned the expression.

1.58 - Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  however base and shameful. But if his reign was merry, it was short
  and ended tragically; for when the thirty days were up and the

1.60 - Between Heaven and Earth, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  his foot was a shameful degradation; indeed, in the sixteenth
  century, it was enough to deprive him of his office. Outside his

1.70 - Morality 1, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Please let me emphasize the fact that I have heard and seen these conditions in Eastern countries with my own ears and eyes. Vivekananda certainly the best of the modern Indian writes on Yoga complained bitterly that the old greymalkin witches of New York who called themselves his disciples had to be dodged with infinite precaution whenever he wanted to spend an evening in the Tenderloin. On the other hand, the Sheikh of Mish and a very holy Sheikh he was introduced his "boy friend" as such to me when I visited him in the Sahara, without the slightest shame or embarrassment.
  Believe me, the humbug about "morality" in this country and the U.S.A., yes, even on the Continent in pious circles, is Hobgoblin No. 1 on the path of the Wise. If you are fooled by that, you will never get out of the stinking bog of platitudinous mouthings of make-believe "Masters." Need I refer to the fact that most of the unco' guid are penny plain hypocrites. A little less vile are those whose prejudices are Freudian in character, who "compound for sins that they're inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to."

1.71 - Morality 2, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  And you set up against That this spectre of grim fear, of shame, of qualms and doubts, of inward quakings lest you are too stricken with panic to see clearly what the horror is. You say "the elemental spirits and the Archangels are watching." (!) My dear, dear, sister, did you invent these beings for no better purpose than to spy on you? They are there to serve you; they are parts of your being whose func- tion is to enable you to reach further in one particular direction or another without interference from the other parts, so long as you happen to need them for some service or other in the Great Work.
  Please cleanse your mind once and for all of this delusion, disastrous and most damnable, that there can be opposition between two essential parts of your nature.

1.78 - Sore Spots, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Corresponding to, and the poison bacillus of, that centre of infection, is a Trinity of pure Evil, the total abnegation of Thelema. Well known to the psycho-analyst: the name thereof shame Guilt Fear. The Anglo-Saxon or bourgeois mentality is soaked therein; and his remedy so far from our exploratory-disinfection method, is to hide the gan- grened mass with dirty poultices. He has always a text of Scripture or some other authority to paint his foulest acts in glowing colours; and if he wants a glass of beer, he hates the stuff, but doctor's orders, my boy, doctor's orders.
  There is really nothing new to be said about hypocrisy; it has been analysed, exposed, lashed by every great Artist; quite without effect. It gets worse as the socialistic idea thrives, as the individual leans ever harder on the moral support of the herd.*[AC54]

18.03 - Tagore, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   May it not end in shame,
   This life-offering at Thy Feet!

1918 07 12p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   [Suddenly, before Thee, all my pride fell. I understood how futile it was in Thy Presence to wish to surmount oneself, and I wept, wept abundantly and without constraint the sweetest tears of my life.]1 Ah yes, how refreshing, how calm and sweet were those tears I shed before Thee without shame or constraint! Was it not like a child in its fathers arms? But what a Father! What sublimity, what magnificence, what immensity of comprehension! And what a power and plenitude in the response! Yes, my tears were like holy dew. Was it because it was not for my own sorrow that I wept? [Tears sweet and beneficent, tears that opened my heart without constraint before Thee and melted in one miraculous moment all the remaining obstacles that could separate me from Thee!]2
   Some days ago I had known it, I had heard: If thou canst weep without restraint or disguise before Me, many things will change, a great victory will be won. And that is why when the tears rose from my heart to my eyes, I came and sat before Thee to let them flow as an offering, devotedly. And how sweet and comforting was the offering!

19.18 - On Impurity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Life is easy for one who is shameless, who is audacious as a crow, who is destructive, aggressive, presumptuous and corrupted.

1951-04-09 - Modern Art - Trend of art in Europe in the twentieth century - Effect of the Wars - descent of vital worlds - Formation of character - If there is another war, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It must be said that the art of the end of the last century, the art of the Second Empire, was bad. It was an age of businessmen, above all an age of bankers, financiers, and taste, upon my word, had gone very low. I dont believe that businessmen are people necessarily very competent in art, but when they wanted their portrait, they wanted a likeness! One could not leave out the least detail, it was quite comic: But you know I have a little wrinkle there, dont forget to put it in! and the lady who said, You know, you must make my shoulders quite round, and so on. So the artists made portraits which indeed turned into photography. They were flat, cold, without soul and without vision. I can name a number of artists of that period, it was truly a shame for art. This lasted till about the end of the last century, till about 1875. Afterwards, there started the reaction. Then there was an entire very beautiful period (I dont say this because I myself was painting) but all the artists I then knew were truly artists, they were serious and did admirable things which have remained admirable. It was the period of the impressionists; it was the period of Manet, it was a beautiful period, they did beautiful things. But people tire of beautiful things as they tire of bad ones. So there were those who wanted to found the Salon dAutomne. They wanted to surpass the others, go more towards the new, towards the truly anti-photographic. And my goodness, they went a little beyond the limit (according to my taste). They began to depreciate RembrandtRembrandt was a dauber, Titian was a dauber, all the great painters of the Italian Renaissance were daubers. You were not to pronounce the name of Raphael, it was a shame. And all the great period of the Italian Renaissance was not worth very much; even the works of Leonardo da Vinci; You know, you must take them and leave them. Then they went a little further; they wanted something entirely new, they became extravagant. And then, from there, there was only one more step to take for the palette-scrapings and then it was finished.
   This is the history of art as I knew it.

1954-03-24 - Dreams and the condition of the stomach - Tobacco and alcohol - Nervousness - The centres and the Kundalini - Control of the senses, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is much in fashion. Now in the schools certain disciplines are invented to develop childrens power of observation, the quickness of decision, of choice, the capacity to reckon with the eyes, appreciation, all that. All kinds of games are made for children now, to teach them all that. The sense of hearing can also be developed, the sense of smell, the sense of sightall these can be methodically developed. If, instead of merely living in ones sensationsthis is pleasant or unpleasant, this is pleasing or displeasing and all kinds of things which are perfectly uselessone succeeds in calculating, measuring, comparing, noting, studying in detail all the vibrations. You see, human beings live like blind men, constantly, absolutely unconscious, and they plunge into sensations and reactions, all the impulses, and so it is pleasant, it is unpleasant, it is pleasing, it is displeasing, all that. What is all that, then? Whats the see in it?None at all. One ought to be able to appreciate, calculate, judge, compare, note, know exactly and scientifically the full value of the vibrations, the relations between things, study everything, everything for instance, study all sensations in connection with the reactions they produce, follow the movement from the sensation to the brain, and then follow the movement of response from the brain to the sensations. And in this way one succeeds in controlling ones will, ones sensations completely, to such an extent that if there is something one does not want to feel, it is enough, with ones will, to cut it off: one feels it no longer. There are many disciplines of this kind. Some of them keep you busy for a lifetime, and if they are well followed, you dont waste a moment and are altogether interested. You no longer have time for impulses, this takes away all impulses. When you become scientific in these studies, you are no longer like a cork: one wave sending you here, another sending you there! There is a passing movement of Nature. Nature, oh how she plays with men! Good heave, when you see how it is, oh! Truly it is enough to make you revolt. I dont understand how they do not revolt. She sends round a wave of desire, and they are all like sheep running after their desires; she sends round a wave of violence, they are once again like other sheep living in violence, and so on, for everything. Angershe just does poof, and everybody gets into a rage. She has but to make a gesturea gesture of her caprice and the human mobs follow. Or else it passes from one to another, just like that; they dont know why. They are asked, Why?Well, suddenly I felt angry. Suddenly I was seized by desire. Oh! It is shameful.
  Good night.

1954-11-10 - Inner experience, the basis of action - Keeping open to the Force - Faith through aspiration - The Mothers symbol - The mind and vital seize experience - Degrees of sincerity -Becoming conscious of the Divine Force, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The most elementary degree is not to say one thing and think another, claim one thing and want another. For example, what happen quite often: to say, I want to make progress, and I want to get rid of my defects and, at the same time, to cherish ones defects in the consciousness and take great care to hide them so that nobody intervenes and sends them off. This indeed is a very common phenomenon. This is already the second degree. The first degree, you see, is when someone claims, for example, to have a very great aspiration and to want the spiritual life and, at the same time, does completely how to put it? shamelessly, things which are most contradictory to the spiritual life. This is indeed a degree of sincerity, rather of insincerity, which is most obvious.
  But there is a second degree which I have just described to you, which is like this: there is one part of the being which has an aspiration and says, even thinks, even feels that it would very much like to get rid of defects, imperfections; and then, at the same time, other parts which hide these defects and imperfections very carefully so as not to be compelled to expose them and get over them. This is very common.

1956-01-11 - Desire and self-deception - Giving all one is and has - Sincerity, more powerful than will - Joy of progress Definition of youth, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  That is to say, in human life there are successive periods. As you go forward, something comes to an end in one form, and it changes its form Naturally, at present, we come to the top of the ladder and come down again; but thats really a shame, it shouldnt be like that, its a bad habit. But when we have finished growing up, when we have reached a height we could consider as that which expresses us best, we can transform this force for growth into a force which will perfect our body, make it stronger and stronger, more and more healthy, with an ever greater power of resistance, and we shall practise physical training in order to become a model of physical beauty. And then, at the same time, we shall slowly begin and seek the perfection of character, of consciousness, knowledge, powers, and finally of the divine Realisation in its fullness of the marvellously good and true, and of His perfect Love.
  There you are. And this must be continuous. And when a certain level of consciousness has been reached, when this consciousness has been realised in the material world and you have transformed the material world in the image of this consciousness, well, you will climb yet one more rung and go to another consciousness and you will begin again. Voil.

1960-05-16, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Philosophy
   In the early part of the century, I wrote Prayers and Meditations, and I too spoke of Him; but I wrote that with all my aspiration, all my sincerity (at least with all the sincerity of the conscious parts of my being) and I locked it up in a drawer so that no one would see it. It was Sri Aurobindo who later asked me to publish it, for it could be useful If I knew then, fifty years ago, what I know now, I would have been crushed! All this shame, all this unworthiness
   After all, its good to know gradually, good to have some illusionsnot for the sake of illusions but as a necessary step along the way.
   And what is wonderful is that at each moment the Grace, the Joy, the Light, the Love never cease pouring down in the very midst of all thisdespite the ego, despite the shame, despite the unworthiness. To be humble

1960-10-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Philosophy
   And its true, those things I saw this morning which seemed so above all stupid and ugly (Ive never had a sense of morality at any time in my life, thank God! But stupid and ugly things have always seemed Ive always done my best to distance myself from them, even when I was very small). And now I see that these things which seem not only ridiculous but, well, almost shameful were considered, as I recall, remarkably noble earlier on and they represented an exceptionally lofty attitude in life the very same things. So then I understood that its quite simply a question of proportion.
   And thats how the world isthings which now seem totally unacceptable to us, things we CANNOT tolerate, were quite all right in the past.

1960-10-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Philosophy
   I had to stop because there is something like time that exists herewhat a shame!
   But it is very good.

1962-06-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That would be a shame. But I can easily come more often, if for you its not.
   (Mother takes Satprems hands)

1962-08-25, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, not at all. I have time but I just cant do it. Its a shame, because it was a conscious hour. I would often go strolling by the sea.
   You slept by the sea?

1962-09-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats a shame!
   There are a few original fragments left from what was published I distributed almost all of them; the ink has faded, its practically white. I burned everything.
   Its really a shame.
   It wasnt written for anyone and wasnt meant to be read. I showed it to Sri Aurobindo because he was speaking of certain things and I said, Ah, yes, thats the experience I had in. Then I showed him my notebook for that date (there was something written for each day).

1962-11-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats a shame. If you could remember and call me.
   Im more like a witness, watching whats happening to me. When it gets to be too much I wake up, but otherwise I stay there watching, watchinga witness.

1963-02-23, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Though it does happen. It happened this morning. Some people had left their daughter here; she has been here for the last four or five years, and all the while they didnt bother about her at all. She was in Mls dormitoryM. has been a real mother to her, she looked after her dresses and everything, her parents did nothing (I think they were sending their hundred rupees regularly, that was all, they didnt have a thought for their daughter). This little girls home was here. Then her parents came for the Darshan, they found their daughter not warm enough, not loving enough, that she far too much loved being hereconclusion: theyre taking her away. I found that so shameful! shameful, so stupidly selfish.
   I tried to intervene in several ways. They had taken the little thing with themshe cried day and night, nonstop. Wont eat, cries all the time. And she says, I want to go back, I want to go back. I want to stay here, I dont want to go away.

1963-11-04, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Outwardly, as I told you, everything is heaped on me (on me, well, it isnt on me), on this body, which is obliged to answer questions, obliged to read letters, obliged to see people whereas it has so much more fun when it can enjoy the inner experience and have this new vision of thingsbecause all that is very material, its not going out of Matter to see the world in another way (that has been done for a long time, of course, its nothing new, and its nothing marvelous), thats not it: its Matter looking at itself in an entirely new way, and thats where the fun is! It sees the whole affair anew and altogether differently. Then they plunge me back into that stupid way of seeing things, the ordinary human way in which everything becomes a problem, a complication. And I am obligedobliged to answer people, to listen to what they tell me. Its a shame.
   Theyre wasting my time.

1963-11-27, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   People still need death, drama, illnessits a shame.

1963-12-14, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   What I told you last time is still going on and intensifying. But sometimes, at a given moment, a movement comes to me, some reaction, for instance, and something complains (all this is in the BODYs consciousness), the body says, Oh, I havent got beyond that, what a wretched shame! So immediately, there is an answer, and an answer which Its odd, it doesnt come from one place, it comes from everywhere; and the bodys protest also doesnt come from one place: it isnt ONE thing or ONE body that protests, its a way of being; a terrestrial way of being which is expressed by: Oh, I am still like that! And the immediate answer: But dont you see, dont you see the usefulness of it? Then I am shown a whole tangled web of movements, vibrations, reactions, actions, all of it; and on one small spot there is a need for a small force: there is a small, slightly inert thing which serves as a support for something else and then everything becomes clear, everything falls into place! You see so clearly it is egoism; egoism which wants personal, individual perfection: instead of wanting overall progress, it wants personal progress, it still makes breaks where there are none, separations where they do not exist. And you see how a movement going through [Mother] should be accepted when that is its place and when it is the right time for it to be useful, so that the WHOLE may follow its roadits very, very interesting.
   That way, you can gauge precisely how much is left of the old habit of personal reaction, especially in the emotive part of the universal being: its the emotive part that still remains the most personal, even more so than the purely physical, material part. As soon as the emotive part comes into play, it personalizes, because it ENJOYS individual reactions; it is the part that LOVES to feel it loves, that LOVES to feel its own emotions, and because of it there remains a faint personal coloration. And when there occurs a somewhat darker or backward movement, the body is indignant and doesnt understand that its part of the whole, that the whole must go forward together and you cant separate a piece of it to perfect itit cant be done! Its impossible. Its not that it shouldnt be doneit CANNOT be done. Everything goes together.

1969-12-13, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ah, yes, thats the general rule. Whats needed is the opposite! Instead of repelling it, to offer it. Its to put the thing, the movement itself, to CAST it into the Light . Generally, it squirms and refuses! But (laughing) its the only way. Thats why this Consciousness is so precious . You understand, what caused the repression is the idea of good and evila sort of contempt or shame at whats regarded as evil and so one goes like this (gesture of repelling), one doesnt want to see it, doesnt want to let it be. Whats needed The first thing the first thing to be realized is that the infirmity of our consciousness is what creates this division, and that there is a Consciousness (I am sure of it now), there is a Consciousness in which that doesnt exist, in which what we call evil is as necessary as what we call good, and if we could cast our sensationor our activity or perceptioncast it into this Light, thats what cures.2 Instead of repressing or repelling it as something one wants to destroy (it cant be destroyed!), one must cast it into the Light. I had in fact several days of an experience which for that reason was very interesting; instead of trying to drive far away from yourself certain things (which you dont accept or which cause a disequilibrium in the being), instead of that, accept them, take them as a part of yourself, and (Mother opens her hands) offer themthey dont want to be offered, but theres a way to compel them. A way to compel them: the resistance is lessened to the extent that we can lessen in us the sense of disapproval. If we can replace that sense of disapproval with a higher understanding, then we can do it. Its much easier.
   I had a whole baggage which remained like that, of things I did when I was young; it remained like that (gesture on the side), and in fact, after that supramental experience, I was able to gather all of it, and all of a sudden, it got entirely clarified, I understood everything, and it evaporated. Things I had been dragging along for a very long time I didnt want to know, you understand, didnt want to have anything to do with them anymore and then it was all over. It melted, it was clarified like Well, it was in its place.

1970 01 09, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   279O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph.
   For one who is totally consecrated to the Divine, there can be neither shame nor suffering, for the Divine is always with him and the Divine Presence changes all things into glory.
   9 January 1970

1970 04 02, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   438When I saw others than Krishna and myself in the world, I kept secret Gods doings with me; but since I began to see Him and myself everywhere, I have become shameless and garrulous.
   In his writings, Sri Aurobindo had a genius for expressing the most extraordinary experiences in the most ordinary words, thus giving the impression that his experiences are simple and obvious.

1971-05-15, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The Great History tells us that India must again be one, and that particular current of history is so imperative that twice already Destiny has managed to put India before the possibility of her reunification. The first time was in 1965 when Pakistans foolish aggressiveness enabled India to counterattack and carry the battle right into the suburbs of Lahore and up to Karachi had she but had the courage to seize boldly her destiny. The hour was indeed for a decisive choice. The Mother declared categorically: India is fighting for the triumph of Truth, and She must fight until India and Pakistan become ONE again, for such is the truth of their being. At Tashkent, we yielded on the crest of a petty compromise which was to lead us into a second, more bloody and painful reef, Bangladesh. There too destiny graciously arranged to enable India to hasten to the aid of her massacred brethreneven the famous skyjacking incident of January4 was, as it were, arranged by the Grace so as to spare India from delaying her intervention until it was too late (or to spare her the shame of not intervening at all and allowing Pakistans planes to fly over her head loaded with weaponry and murderers to slaughter her brothers). But there again, yielding to the demands of the moment and to the small, shortsighted interests, we refused to accept the challenge of the Great Direction of our History, and we now find ourselves on the brink of a new compromise which will lead us inevitably to a third and even more disastrous and bloody reef. For one day India must inevitably face that which twice she has fled. Only each time the conditions are more disastrous for her and for the worldperhaps so disastrous that the whole earth will even be engulfed in another general conflict, while the whole story could have been resolved at the little symbolic point that is Bangladesh, at the right hour, with the right gesture and a minimum of suffering.
   For let there be no doubt about it, the Bangladesh affair is not an Indian event, it is a world event. The division of India is not a local incident, it is a terrestrial Falsehood which must disappear if the division of the world is to disappear. And here again we hear the voice of Sri Aurobindo, six months before his passing, referring to yet another phenomenon which then seemed of such slight importance, so remote, a trifling local affair at the other end of the world: the invasion of South Korea in 1950, twenty-one years ago. And yet that small Korean symbol, like the small symbol of Bangladesh (or the one of Czechoslovakia in 1938), contained in seed the whole fatal course which is still carrying the world toward a sinister destiny: The affair of Korea, wrote Sri Aurobindo, is the first move in the Communist plan of campaign to dominate and take possession first of these northern parts and then of South East Asia as a preliminary to their manoeuvres with regard to the rest of the continentin passing, Tibet as a gate opening to India. Now, twenty-one years later, we see that Tibet and the whole of South East Asia have been swallowed up and the gate into India has truly been opened wide by the wound of the Pakistani Falsehoodalready, or very shortly, the Chinese are, or will be, in Khulna, some eighty miles from Calcutta, to help Yahya Khan to pacify Bengal. And Sri Aurobindo added, If they succeed, there is no reason why domination of the whole world should not follow by steps until they are ready to deal with America.

1971-07-17, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In a way, it was like a demonstrationlike a stage play, you know, showing how people behave with the Divine. It was really comical! You may get angry and say, How shameful!but it was comical. It was laughable: everything is the Divines fault! Thats how people are commonly: its the Divine who ill-uses them, the Divine who does not spare them, the Divine who arranges circumstances wrongly. Thats how it is. Theyre all like that.
   And its a kind of half-conscious malice: you do this, they just do that (slight twist), they twist it a little, and everything becomes distorted; you say one thing, they add a word or take one out and its all distorted. Even what is written they read in their own way. Its stunning. - A Birthday, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Of all the shame and wretchedness I had,
  Since those six weeks have taught me not to doubt you, - Leah Sublime, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  On my love, on my shame
  Scribble your name! - On - On - Poet, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Of the sickening shame
  Watching the fading spots. - The Garden of Janus, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  My brain's afloat with ecstasy of shame.
  That tearing pain is gone, enriched
  And stamped me with the shame, the monstrous word of
  wife. - The Mantra-Yoga, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  An hurtful joy, a fascinating shame
  Is this great ache that grips the heart of me. - The Quest, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  The justice that surpasses shame,
  The victory, the splendour, - The Wizard Way, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Sleek and shameless catamite
  Of the beasts that prowl the night!

1.ct - Goods and Possessions, #Chuang Tzu - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
  Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame.
  Had he all the worlds power he would not hold it as his own.

1f.lovecraft - Beyond the Wall of Sleep, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   of light from my sudden and somewhat shamefaced awakening and
   straightening up in my chair as I saw the dying figure on the couch

1f.lovecraft - In the Walls of Eryx, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   imitating it with their greenish upper limbs. shamed into sense, I
   tried to collect my faculties and take stock of the situation.

1f.lovecraft - Medusas Coil, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   impatient. Poor Denis! My God, its a shame!
   My throat went suddenly dry as the words rose to an almost febrile

1f.lovecraft - Polaris, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   In my shame and despair I sometimes scream frantically, begging the
   dream-creatures around me to waken me ere the Inutos steal up the pass

1f.lovecraft - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   shameful thing. It would not be well for the nationalor even the
   internationalsense of decorum if the public were ever to know what was

1f.lovecraft - The Disinterment, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   escape from my curse, an escape from the banishment and shame of an
   ordinary death of the dread leprosy. Briefly, his plan was to

1f.lovecraft - The Horror at Red Hook, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   sudden nervous attack. He muttered some shamefaced explanations
   involving a strain he had undergone, and with downcast glance turned

1f.lovecraft - The Horror in the Museum, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   shewn. Said wed have to remove it. It was a tremendous shamesuch a
   masterpiece of artbut I didnt feel justified in appealing to the

1f.lovecraft - The Hound, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   mention with shame and timiditythat hideous extremity of human
   outrage, the abhorred practice of grave-robbing.

1f.lovecraft - The Picture in the House, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   cannibal Anziques. I experienced some shame at my susceptibility to so
   slight a thing, but the drawing nevertheless disturbed me, especially

1f.lovecraft - The Trap, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   Youll think Im rather a fool, sir, he said shamefacedly, butwell,
   from right here I cant be absolutely sure. From the chair it seemed to

1f.lovecraft - The Whisperer in Darkness, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   photographed. What a shame nobody else saw that thing this morning
   before it went to nothing!
   shameful and ignominious is in reality awesome and mind-expanding
   and even gloriousmy previous estimate being merely a phase of mans

1f.lovecraft - Winged Death, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   disease as well as cure it. His pluck would shame a white mantheres
   no doubt that hell go. I can get off by telling the head factor the

1.fs - Genius, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  When with a maidenly shame every sensation was veiled,
  When the mighty law that governs the sun in his orbit,

1.fs - Rousseau, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  Monument of our own age's shame,
  On thy country casting endless blame,

1.fs - The Celebrated Woman - An Epistle By A Married Man, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  To fame or shame, to shrine or gallows,
  Let him but leadsublimely callous!


--- Overview of noun shame

The noun shame has 3 senses (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (9) shame ::: (a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt)
2. (5) shame, disgrace, ignominy ::: (a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison")
3. (1) pity, shame ::: (an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it")

--- Overview of verb shame

The verb shame has 4 senses (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame ::: (bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime")
2. shame ::: (compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends")
3. shame ::: (cause to be ashamed)
4. shame ::: (surpass or beat by a wide margin)

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shame

3 senses of shame                          

Sense 1
   => feeling
     => state
       => attribute
         => abstraction, abstract entity
           => entity

Sense 2
shame, disgrace, ignominy
   => dishonor, dishonour
     => standing
       => status, position
         => state
           => attribute
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity

Sense 3
pity, shame
   => misfortune, bad luck
     => trouble
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
         => event
           => psychological feature
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity

--- Hyponyms of noun shame

2 of 3 senses of shame                        

Sense 1
   => conscience
   => self-disgust, self-hatred
   => embarrassment

Sense 2
shame, disgrace, ignominy
   => humiliation
   => obloquy, opprobrium
   => odium
   => reproach

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shame

3 senses of shame                          

Sense 1
   => feeling

Sense 2
shame, disgrace, ignominy
   => dishonor, dishonour

Sense 3
pity, shame
   => misfortune, bad luck

--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun shame

3 senses of shame                          

Sense 1
  -> feeling
   => affect
   => emotion
   => thing
   => glow
   => faintness
   => soul, soulfulness
   => passion, passionateness
   => sentiment
   => complex
   => ambivalence, ambivalency
   => apathy
   => desire
   => sex, sexual urge
   => pleasure, pleasance
   => pain, painfulness
   => pang, stab, twinge
   => liking
   => dislike
   => gratitude
   => ingratitude, ungratefulness
   => unconcern
   => shame
   => pride, pridefulness
   => humility, humbleness
   => astonishment, amazement
   => devastation
   => expectation
   => levity
   => gravity, solemnity
   => sensitivity, sensitiveness
   => agitation
   => calmness
   => fearlessness, bravery
   => happiness
   => sadness, unhappiness
   => hope
   => despair
   => affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia
   => temper, mood, humor, humour
   => sympathy, fellow feeling
   => enthusiasm

Sense 2
shame, disgrace, ignominy
  -> dishonor, dishonour
   => disesteem
   => disrepute, discredit
   => corruptness
   => shame, disgrace, ignominy
   => infamy, opprobrium

Sense 3
pity, shame
  -> misfortune, bad luck
   => pity, shame
   => mishap, misadventure, mischance
   => calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm
   => adversity
   => hardship
   => knock

--- Grep of noun shame
bloody shame
sense of shame
shame plant

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Aku no Hana -- -- Zexcs -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Psychological Drama Romance School Shounen -- Aku no Hana Aku no Hana -- Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book, but Saeki's gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it. -- -- Now everyone knows "some pervert" stole Saeki's uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura's meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him? -- -- (Source: MangaHelpers) -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- TV - Apr 5, 2013 -- 168,662 7.16
Aku no Hana -- -- Zexcs -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Psychological Drama Romance School Shounen -- Aku no Hana Aku no Hana -- Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book, but Saeki's gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it. -- -- Now everyone knows "some pervert" stole Saeki's uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura's meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him? -- -- (Source: MangaHelpers) -- TV - Apr 5, 2013 -- 168,662 7.16
Buddha Saitan -- -- Group TAC -- 1 ep -- Book -- Psychological Supernatural Romance -- Buddha Saitan Buddha Saitan -- 17-year-old Sayako Amanokawa aspires to become a journalist, just like Kanemoto, an elite newspaper writer she looks up to. But Kanemoto, shamed from an erroneous report about a corruption scandal, jumps in front of a train and commits suicide. Since that incident, Sayako suddenly becomes able to see spirits and almost loses her life. However, from that near-fatal incident she experiences something extraordinary. The journalist inside her stirred, she embarks to find out about the truth. But the forces that stand in her way turn out to be much more formidable than she ever imagined. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- Movie - Oct 17, 2009 -- 5,858 5.94
Crayon Shin-chan -- -- Shin-Ei Animation -- ? eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Ecchi School Seinen -- Crayon Shin-chan Crayon Shin-chan -- There is no such thing as an uneventful day in the life of kindergartener Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara. The five-year-old is a cut above the most troublesome, perverted, and shameless kid one can imagine. Shin-chan is almost always engaged in questionable activities such as forgetting about a friend during hide and seek, sumo wrestling for love, performing various gags including the notorious "elephant" in public, and flirting with college girls. The exemplary troublemaker has done it all and has no plans to stop anytime soon. -- -- Crayon Shin-chan follows the daily shenanigans of Shin-chan with his group of friends, parading around as the self-proclaimed "Kasukabe Defense Force." The adults witnessing these shenanigans unfold can't help but adore Shin-chan, as he keeps them entertained while unintentionally solving their daily troubles through his mindless antics—leaving himself as the only problem they do not know what to do with. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- 60,098 7.69
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Gintama.: Porori-hen -- -- Bandai Namco Pictures -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Action Comedy Historical Parody Samurai Sci-Fi Shounen -- Gintama.: Porori-hen Gintama.: Porori-hen -- Following the grim events of Iga, Kokujou Island, Rakuyou, and multiple fruitless confrontations with the Tenshouin Naraku and Tendoshuu, Gintama.: Porori-hen takes its viewers on a trip down memory lane to when Yorozuya were mostly doing what they did best—odd jobs. The great space hunter Umibouzu has returned to Edo and is livid when he finds out that his daughter Kagura has a boyfriend. He blames Gintoki for being an incompetent guardian, but has the time finally come for him to let go of his daughter? -- -- Back with shameless parodies, risqué humor, and lively camaraderie, Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi are faced with unforeseen situations that manage to be both hilarious and emotionally stirring. -- -- 134,924 8.53
Human Lost: Ningen Shikkaku -- -- Polygon Pictures -- 1 ep -- Original -- Historical Psychological Drama Seinen -- Human Lost: Ningen Shikkaku Human Lost: Ningen Shikkaku -- "Mine has been a life of much shame." -- -- Tokyo, 2036 (Showa year 111): a revolution in medical treatment has conquered death... -- By means of internal nanomachines and the "S.H.E.L.L." system whose network controls them, human beings suffer no diseases, require no treatment for injuries, and are guaranteed a 120-year lifespan, free from illness. Yet this consummate social system warps the Japanese nation in a host of ways: unresolved economic disparities, ethical decadence resulting from deathlessness, grave environmental pollution, and the "Human Lost" phenomenon, in which people themselves, disconnected from the S.H.E.L.L. network, become malformed. Japan teeters wildly between two potential futures: civilization's restoration or its destruction. -- -- Atmospheric pollution suffuses "Route 16" in the Outside—the area outside the Route 16 beltway. Youzou Oba, who lives an idle, drug-saturated life, joins Masao Horiki, a mysterious man who associates with the drag-racing gangs, on an incursion Inside—the area within the Route 7 loop where the privileged class lives—only to be embroiled in a violent struggle. When he encounters a malformed sufferer of the Human Lost phenomenon, a "Lost," Youzou's life is saved by Yoshiko Hiiragi, a girl of mysterious abilities who belongs to the anti-Lost agency H.I.L.A.M., and he discovers that he himself also possesses extraordinary powers... -- -- Degradation and death. Life and hope. Buffeted by fate, a man tears himself apart and cries out. Rage. Sorrow. Pathos. Consumed by despair and bitter tears, Youzou Oba is himself transformed into a demon. A human lost... or a human who can find himself? -- -- (Source: Official Site) -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- Movie - Oct 22, 2019 -- 14,939 5.84
Kanojo, Okarishimasu -- -- TMS Entertainment -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Romance School Shounen -- Kanojo, Okarishimasu Kanojo, Okarishimasu -- Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the bright and sunny Mami Nanami. But suddenly, he doesn't. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him utterly heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to soothe the pain, he hires a rental girlfriend through an online app. His partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her unparalleled beauty and cute demeanor, manages to gain Kazuya's affection. -- -- But after reading similar experiences other customers had had with Chizuru, Kazuya believes her warm smile and caring personality were all just an act to toy with his heart, and he rates her poorly. Aggravated, Chizuru lambastes him for his shameless hypocrisy, revealing her true pert and hot-tempered self. This one-sided exchange is cut short, however, when Kazuya finds out that his grandmother has collapsed. -- -- They dash toward the hospital and find Kazuya's grandmother already in good condition. Baffled by Chizuru's presence, she asks who this girl might be. On impulse, Kazuya promptly declares that they are lovers, forcing Chizuru to play the part. But with Kazuya still hung up on his previous relationship with Mami, how long can this difficult client and reluctant rental girlfriend keep up their act? -- -- 519,024 7.37
Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein -- -- Toei Animation -- 1 ep -- - -- Sci-Fi Horror Drama -- Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein -- Airing on TV Asahi in 1981, with a running time of 111 minutes, Frankenstein is a reasonably standard retelling of the classic book by Mary Shelley. In a foreboding castle scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein performs a hideous experiment which he hopes will bring the dead back to life. With the help of his assistant he is successful in reanimating a man recreated from parts gathered from corpses but the creature is unpredictable and horrifying. The doctor flees back to his home in Switzerland leaving his assistant in charge of destroying the monster. But Dr. Frankenstein soon finds that he cannot hide from his shameful secret forever as mysterious murders are committed around him forcing him to question if his creation really is dead and gone... -- Special - Jul 27, 1981 -- 1,356 5.51
Sanrio Danshi -- -- Studio Pierrot -- 12 eps -- Original -- Slice of Life Drama School -- Sanrio Danshi Sanrio Danshi -- Kouta Hasegawa is a completely normal high school student who likes his Pompompurin stuffed animal, a Sanrio character modelled after a Golden Retriever, which his grandmother gave him when he was young. However, an incident in which other kids accused him of being girly for liking Sanrio characters made him ashamed of his attachment to Pompompurin. -- -- Through a series of unexpected events, Kouta ends up meeting others at school who also like Sanrio characters—Yuu Mizuno, a flashy boy who is popular with girls; Shunsuke Yoshino, a member of the soccer team; Ryou Nishimiya, an underclassman who is a library assistant; and Seiichirou Minamoto, the student council president. -- -- Through his new friends, Kouta learns that there is no need to be embarrassed for liking Sanrio characters; and together, they aim to create a play for the cultural festival in order to transform his normal school life into a sparkly one. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Ponycan USA -- 42,843 6.62
Sounan Desu ka? -- -- Ezόla -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Comedy Seinen -- Sounan Desu ka? Sounan Desu ka? -- After a school trip goes terribly wrong, Homare Onishima, Shion Kujou, Asuka Suzumori, and Mutsu Amatani are left stranded on a deserted island. While Shion, Asuka, and Mutsu are frightened and desperate, Homare seems strangely calm. Fortunately for the group, this isn't the first time she's been stranded! Homare spent her childhood training with her survivalist father all over the world, climbing cliffs, trapping prey, building shelters, and obtaining valuable nutrition from moose testicles. To Homare, surviving on an uninhabited island with a slim chance of rescue is child's play. The only problem is the other three. -- -- As Homare shamelessly guides her classmates through the finer points of survival, including drinking fish blood and eating cicadas, the girls start to realize that being stranded might not be as bad as they had imagined. -- -- 114,914 6.61"A_dry_lunch,_it's_a_shame!_But_just_wait!"_LCCN2002522697.jpg"A_dry_lunch,_it's_a_shame!_But_just_wait!"_LCCN2002522697.tif
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