“The guilt that accompanies mistakes can be washed away.”


Boyd K. Packer

“Everyone in daily life carries such a heavy mixed burden on his own conscience that he is reluctant to penalize those who have been caught.”

Brooks Atkinson

“Baptism is rich in meaning. It suggests cleansing. When you are a disciple, you understand that you are cleansed by Christ. You understand that Christ died in your place on the cross, paying for your sins, fully forgiving you for all your wrongs. You are cleansed from guilt, and you are becoming a cleaner, healthier, more whole person.”


Brian D. McLaren

“Our huffing and puffing to impress God, our scrambling for brownie points, our thrashing about trying to fix ourselves while hiding our pettiness and wallowing in guilt are nauseating to God and are a flat denial of the gospel of grace.”

Brennan Manning

“Overcome your guilt. Care, but not too much. Take responsibility, but don’t blame yourself. Protect, save, help- but know when to give up. They’re precarious ledges to walk. How do I do it?”

Brandon Sanderson

“Unfortunately, when someone asks me for a favor, I cant say no. Because of my upbringing – my Catholic guilt – if I dont do it, it plagues me.”


Bradley Cooper

“And I’m a Catholic, from an Irish Catholic family, and we know plenty of stuff about guilt.”


Bob Gunton

“Each one of them suffering from the failures of their day, with strings of guilt they tried hard to guide us.”


Bob Dylan

“The only shame is to have none.”


Blaise Pascal

“The only shame is to have none.”


Blaise Pascal

“I was brought up a Catholic, for that you get an A level in guilt.”


Billy Connolly

“Don’t saddle me with your ideals, and spare me all your guilt. For a poet with all the answers, has never yet been built.”


Billy Bragg

“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

“There’s no problem so awful that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse!”


Bill Watterson

“Guilt is really the reverse side of the coin of pride. Guilt aims at self-destruction, and pride aims at the destruction of others.”


Bill W.

“Guilt is about something you do. Shame is about who you are.”


Bill Konigsberg

“The journey of life is both too short and too precious to be sidetracked by guilt trips.”


Bill Crawford

“One key to successful relationships is learning to say “no” without guilt, so that you can say “yes” without resentment.”


Bill Crawford

“Much guilt arises in the life of the believer from practicing the chameleon life of environmental adaptation.”


Beth Moore