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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Guilt
 
Alas, how difficult it is to prevent the countenance betraying our guilt.  Ovid.  1
All fear but fear of heaven betrays a guilt.  2
He confesses his guilt who flies from his trial.  3
Guilt cannot keep its own secret, suicide is confession.  Daniel Webster.  4
Guilt has quick ears to an accusation.  Fielding.  5
Guilt is always cowardly.  Latin.  6
Guilt is always zealous.  7
Guilty men still judge others like them.  Massinger.  8
Guilty men still suspect what they deserve.  Ben Jonson.  9
Guilt sinks the brave to cowards.  Aaron Hill.  10
Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast,
Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.  Johnson.
  11
He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.  12
He that is guilty thinks the world turns round.  13
He who flies proves himself guilty.  Danish.  14
He who is guilty believes all men speak ill of him.  Italian.  15
Human guilt cannot go beyond the crime of those who solicit war.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  16
Successful guilt is the bane of society.  Publius Syrus.  17
The guilt and not the scaffold makes the shame.  French.  18
The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.  Shakespeare.  19
The guilty are alarmed and turn pale at the slightest thunder.  Juvenal.  20
The guilty mind needs no accuser.  21
They whose guilt within their bosom lies
Imagine every eye beholds their blame.  Shakespeare.
  22
Those whom guilt stains it equals.  Lucan.  23
 
 
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