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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) French novelist and essayist.

He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.

Charles James Fox (1749-1806) British statesman.

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.

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