A Quote by Pope Benedict XVI on guilt and conscience

[Albert] Gorres shows that the feeling of guilt, the capacity to recognize guilt, belongs essentially to the spiritual make-up of man. This feeling of guilt disturbs the false calm of conscience and could be called conscience's complaint against my self-satisfied existence. It is as necessary for man as the physical pain that signifies disturbances of normal bodily functioning. Whoever is no longer capable of perceiving guilt is spiritually ill, "a living corpse, a dramatic character's mask," as Gorres says:
"Monsters, among other brutes, are the ones without guilt feelings. Perhaps Hitler did not have any, or Himmler, or Stalin. Maybe Mafia bosses do not have any guilt feelings either, or maybe their remains are just well hidden in the cellar. Even aborted guilt feelings...All men need guilt feelings."

Pope Benedict XVI

Source: On Conscience by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, page 18

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A Quote by Shauna Singh Baldwin on remorse and guilt

After eating a hundred mice, the cat makes a hadj to Mecca.

Shauna Singh Baldwin

Source: The Tiger Claw

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A Quote by Zig Ziglar on integrity, fear, and guilt

With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best.

Zig Ziglar (1926 -)

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A Quote by Baal Shem Tov on evil, guilt, and repentance

If a man has beheld evil, he may know that it was shown to him in order that he learn his own guilt and repent; for what is shown to him is also within him.

Baal Shem Tov

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A Quote by Abraham Joshua Heschel on freedom, guilt, and responsibility

In a free society, some are guilty. But all are responsible.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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A Quote by MaNnUzZ on desire, guilt, discontentment, disaster, and greed

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.
There is no greater guilt than discontentment.
And there is no greater disaster than greed.


Source: lao tze

Contributed by: MaNnUzZ

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on order of difficulty, miracles, guilt, and love

There is no order of difficulty in miracles, for they are all the same. Each is a gentle winning over from the appeal of guilt to the appeal of love.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on change, faults, frustration, guilt, success, time, and unhappiness

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

Wayne Dyer

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on determination, government, guilt, innocence, and men

There is scarcely anything more important in the government of men than the exact - I will ever say pedantic - observance of the regular forms by which the guilt or innocence of accused persons is determined.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on guilt, mortality, and nature

Those obstinate questionings Of sense and outward things, Fallings from us, vanishings, Blank misgivings of a creature Moving about in worlds not realized, High instincts before which our mortal nature Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 9.

Contributed by: Zaady

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