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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Shame
 
Having sold his sense of shame he carries his price under his arm.  Tamil.  1
He is lost whose shame is lost.  2
He that cannot conceal his own shame will not conceal another’s.  3
He that despises shame wants a bridle.  4
He who has no shame has no conscience.  Spanish.  5
Ingenuous shame once lost is never regained.  Publius Syrus.  6
In the land of the naked, people are ashamed of clothes.  Livonian.  7
It is no shame to yield to him, that we must not oppose.  8
Many a one would like to lay his own shame on another’s back.  9
One doth the blame, another bears the shame.  10
Shame comes to no man unless he helps it on the way.  Danish.  11
Shame is worse than death.  Russian.  12
Shame lasts longer than poverty.  Dutch.  13
Shame lost, honor lost.  14
Shameful craving must have shameful way.  15
Shame may restrain what the law does not prohibit.  Seneca.  16
Shame of poverty is almost as bad as pride of wealth.  17
Shame once banished never returns in favor.  Publius Syrus.  18
Some, thinking to avenge their shame, increase it.  French.  19
That man is lost who is lost to shame.  Plautus.  20
The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.  Livy.  21
There is no honor where there is no shame.  Italian.  22
Where there is shame there is virtue.  German.  23
Who fears no shame comes to no honor.  Dutch.  24
Who has no shame, all the world is his own.  Italian.  25
Who loseth shame once loseth it forever.  German.  26
 
 
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