100 Guilty Conscience Quotes To Help You Deal With It

Looking for quotes about a guilty conscience? We have rounded up the best collection of guilty conscience quotes, sayings, captions, messages, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to self-realize the wrong you’ve done to make it right.

A guilty conscience a bad feeling caused by knowing that one has done something bad or wrong. It’s a feeling of guilt and having a troubled conscience when you do something wrong.

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Your conscience is the part of your mind that tells you whether what you are doing is right or wrong. When you feel guilty for doing something wrong like cheating, betrayal, lying, or a mistake then your conscience tells you what’s right and wrong.

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A guilty conscience will make you regret your karma and so you should seek forgiveness and repentance for your acts or thoughts which were wrong.

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Top 10 Guilty Conscience Quotes

  1. “A guilty conscience needs no accuser.”                                                                                           

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    guilty conscience quotes

  2. “Conscience betrays guilt.” – Latin Proverb

  3. “A bad conscience has a very good memory.”

  4. “Every guilty person is his own hangman.” – Seneca

  5. “How tedious is a guilty conscience!” – John Webster

  6. “The best asset is a clean conscience.” – Polish Proverb                                                           

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    bad conscience quotes

  7. “No guilty man is acquitted at the bar of his own choice.”

  8. “A guilty conscience never feels secure.” – Publilius Syrus

  9. “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” – Voltaire

  10. “An uneasy conscience is a hair in the mouth.” – Mark Twain

Famous Quotes For Guilty Conscience


  1. “Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.” – George Sewell

  2. “There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure.” – Douglas Wilson

  3. “A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.” – Carolyn Wells

  4. “Few things are as bad as a guilty conscience.” – Buchi Emecheta

  5. “A guilty conscience means at least you have one.” – Jakob Dylan                                                   

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    guilty conscience relationship quotes

  6. “There is no soft pillow than a clear conscience.” – French Proverb

  7. “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.” – William Shakespeare                                       

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  8. “It sounds to me like he just has a guilty conscience.” – Scott Riggs

  9. “Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.”

  10. “Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion.” – Lynn Crilly

Best Quotes About Guilty Conscious


  1. “We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty.” – Leonard F. Peltier

  2. “My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.” – Franz Kafka

  3. “A guilty conscience speaks a thousand words… Just saying.” – Jasmine Lee                                                                                                                                                             

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    quotes for guilty conscience

  4. “Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you. Ask why you keep letting them.”

  5. “No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.” – Stefan Zweig                                                                                                                                                                   

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    a guilty conscience always speaks

  6. “Who lives with serenity? Those who don’t have a guilty conscience.” – Socrates

  7. “Guilty conscience is the number one liar and the producer of suspicion.” – ABC

  8. “It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.” – William Blackstone

  9. “When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself.” – Anthony de Mello

  10. “A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.” – Albert Camus

Quotes About Having a Guilty Conscience


  1. “A guilty conscience sometimes poison to die slowly. Surrender before falling a prey.”

  2. “Guilt is a gift from Allah warning you that what you are doing is violating your soul.”

  3. “Because no retreat from the world can mask what is in your face.” – Gregory Maguire

  4. “I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience.” – Albert Einstein

  5. “Was ever any wicked man free from the stings of a guilty conscience?” – John Tillotson

  6. “Never underestimate a man’s ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes.” – Rihanna

  7. “To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.” – Tacitus

  8. “Charity has always been a expression of the guilty consciences of a ruling class.” – Doris Lessing

  9. “I would bear any affliction rather than be burdened with a guilty conscience.” – Charles Spurgeon

  10. “When people are mean to others, it’s usually because they are insecure or have a guilty conscience.”

  11. “People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t have to feel guilty for what they did to you.”                                                                                                                                   

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  12. “Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  13. “Guilt and rage, hatred and fear were pathways to weakness and clumsy choices.” – Jonathan Maberry

  14. “You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.” – Jessica Mitford

  15. “You have to be reasonable with yourself and not feel guilty when things aren’t perfect.” – Jaclyn Smith

  16. “Though the guilty, may go free from their crime, a guilty conscience is like doing time.” – Jeffrey Baker

  17. “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.” – Richard Bach

  18. “Guilt is also a way for us to express to others that we are a person of good conscience.” – Tom Hodgkinson

  19. “If I post a status and you automatically assume it’s about you… Don’t blame your guilty conscience on me.”

  20. “It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.” – Criss Jami

  21. “Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm.” – Oscar Wilde

  22. “You’re guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that’s the way that it is in this world.” – Chris Webber

  23. “He who is present at a wrong doing and does not lift a hand to prevent it, is as guilty as the wrong doers.” – Proverb

  24. “If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.” – J.M. Coetzee

  25. “I am in blood Stepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” – William Shakespeare

  26. “Guilt is a useless feeling. It’s never enough to make you change direction, only enough to make you useless.” – Daniel Nayeri

  27. “Maybe there’s more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.” – Veronica Roth

  28. “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” – Immanuel Kant

  29. “Guilt isn’t always a rational thing. Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.” – Maureen Johnson

  30. “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  31. “If, while I hear the wild shriek of the slave mother robbed of her little ones, I do not open my mouth, am I not guilty?” – Lucy Stone

  32. “Sometimes you don’t need to hear their excuses or what they have to say for themselves because their actions already spoke the truth.”

  33. “There is a guilty conscience behind every brazen word and act and behind every manifestation of self-righteousness.” – Eric Hoffer

  34. “I couldn’t quite understand how an ordinary man’s good qualities could become crushing accusations against a guilty man.” – Albert Camus

  35. “For the longest time, marriage has had a guilty conscience about itself. Should we believe it?–Yes, we should believe it.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  36. “You can’t hide your guilty conscience from yourself. Deep down you know what you have done to those that most certainly did not deserve it.”

  37. “This feeling of guilt is your conscience calling your attention to the higher road, and your heart wishing you had taken it.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

  38. “It is only because man believes himself to be free not because he is free that he experiences remorse and pricks of conscience.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  39. “Villains!’ I shrieked. ‘Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!” – Edgar Allan Poe

  40. “I’d rather believe in my own choice and see it all go wrong than do something I’m not fully convinced of and later feel guilty about it.” – Alicia Keys

  41. “How much suffering did you lay on yourself before you awakened and recognized that guilt is deadly, and empty, and profitless?” – Janny Wurts

  42. “I would rather be punished for making the right decision than live with the guilt of making the wrong one for the rest of my life.” – Shannon Messenger

  43. “If you think someone’s post is about you, truth is it probably isn’t, but you probably see yourself in it. Suggestion… Don’t get upset with the mirror… Fix the reflection.”

  44. “There was no use feeling guilty about getting on to the ship when you are in the middle of the ocean. If you felt guilty or sorry, you had only one option – drown in the middle of the sea.” – Jagdish Joghee

  45. “And yet, sometimes facts are no more than pitiful consequences, because guilt does not reside in our acts but in the intentions that give rise to our act. Everything turns on our intentions.” – Sándor Márai

  46. “So what if I’m ninety-three? So what if I’m ancient and cranky and my body’s a wreck? If they’re willing to accept me and my guilty conscience, why the hell shouldn’t I run away with the circus?” – Sara Gruen

  47. “I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness.” – Brittany Murphy

  48. “Not all the blood of beasts, On Jewish altars slain, Could give the guilty conscience peace, Or wash away its stain. 2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, Takes all our sins away; A sacrifice of nobler name, And richer blood than they.” – Isaac Watts

  49. “There’s no harder pillow to sleep on than a guilty conscience. But there’s also no more comfortable place to be than going to bed at night knowing your heart was right forward God, even if you weren’t perfect that day and you made some mistakes.”

  50. “I am stupid, am I not? What more can I want? If you ask them who is brave–who is true–who is just–who is it they would trust with their lives?–they would say, Tuan Jim. And yet they can never know the real, real truth….” – Joseph Conrad

  51. “Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.” – Hebrews 10:22 (Bible Verses)

  52. “The individual who dares commit a crime is guilty in a two-fold sense; first, he is guilty against human conscience, and, above all, he is guilty against the State in arrogating to himself one of its most precious privileges.” – Mikhail Bakunin

  53. “Fair play with others is primarily the practice of not blaming them for anything that is wrong with us. We tend to rub our guilty conscience against others the way we wipe dirty fingers on a rag. This is as evil a misuse of others as the practice of exploitation.” – Eric Hoffer

  54. “A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.” – Seneca the Younger

  55. “Stricken by a guilty conscience, some men will say that I speak with excessive temerity about all men in general. They are greatly mistaken. If they behave justly, they will be protected from my attacks and those of others. I separate the just from the wicked (who are the subject of my discourse), since not all men are bad and not all women are good.” – Arcangela Tarabotti

  56. “The most effective way to silence our guilty conscience is to convince ourselves and others that those we have sinned against are indeed depraved creatures, deserving every punishment, even extermination. We cannot pity those we have wronged, nor can we be indifferent toward them. We must hate and persecute them or else leave the door open to self-contempt.” – Eric Hoffer

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