A Quote by William Shakespeare on shame


He was not born to shame: Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on bitterness, joy, life, shame, world, and yielding

There's nothing in this world can make me joy: Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man; And bitter shame hath spoil'd the sweet world's taste That it yields nought but shame and bitterness.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: KING JOHN, Act 3, Scene 4

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A Quote by William Cullen Bryant on blush, listening, and shame

But 'neath yon crimson tree Lover to listening maid might breathe his flame, Nor mark, within its roseate canopy, Her blush of maiden shame.

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Source: Autumn Woods.

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A Quote by W. H. Hudson on church, cities, joy, nature, religion, shame, and soul

For here the religion that languishes in crowded cities or steals shame-faced to hide itself in dim churches, flourishes greatly, filling the soul with a solemn joy. Face to face with Nature on the vast hills at eventide, who does not feel himself near to the Unseen?

W. H. Hudson (1841 - 1922)

Source: The Purple Land

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A Quote by Vivien Leigh on death, heaven, and shame

Scarlett: You should die of shame to leave me here alone and helpless. Rhett: You helpless? (laughs) Heaven help the Yankees if they capture you.

Vivien Leigh (1913 - 1967)

Source: As Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, 1939 — based on Margaret Mitchell's novel

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A Quote by unknown on beauty, brothers, children, enemies, fatherhood, life, needs, people, respect, shame, spirit, strength, superiority, weakness, wisdom, and world

O Father, whose voice I hear in the woods and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me. I am a man before you, one of your many children. I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunsets. Make my hands respect the things you have made, my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise so that I may know the things you have taught my people, the lessons you have hid in every leaf and rock. I seek strength, Father - not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able to fight my greatest enemy, myself. Make me ever ready to come to you with clean hands and a straight eye, so that when life fades like a fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.


Source: Prayer of a Chippewa Indian

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A Quote by unknown on beauty and shame

Let no one ever say And say it to your shame- That all was beauty here, Until you came.


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A Quote by Thucydides on achievement, authority, constitution, control, democracy, excellence, funerals, justice, laws, life, obedience, oppression, play, privacy, reason, security, shame, spirit, and talent

Our constitution is named a democracy, because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes, and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement, not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another. . . . Open and friendly in our private intercourse, in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority, and to the laws, more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on discrimination, history, practice, and shame

[It is] a historic step toward eliminating the shameful practice of racial discrimination in the selection of juries.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Majority opinion in 7-2 ruling that made it more difficult to exclude blacks from juries, 30 Apr 86

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on freedom, glory, mind, and shame

Her track, where'er the goddess roves, Glory pursue, and gen'rous shame, Th' unconquerable mind, and freedom's holy flame.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. II. 2, Line 10.

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