|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.|
| A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.|
BurtonAnatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sec. II. Memb. 3. Subsec. 6.
|Maggior difetto men vergogna lava.|
Less shame a greater fault would palliate.
DanteInferno. XXX. 142.
|Love taught him shame, and shame, with love at strife,|
Soon taught the sweet civilities of life.
DrydenCymon and Iphigenia. L. 133.
|The only art her guilt to cover,|
To hide her shame from every eye,
To give repentance to her lover,
And wring his bosom, isto die.
GoldsmithVicar of Wakefield. Ch. XXIV.
|If yet not lost to all the sense of shame.|
HomerIliad. Bk. VI. L. 350. Popes trans.
| Næ simul pudere quod non oportet cperit; quod oportet non pudebit.|
As soon as she (woman) begins to be ashamed of what she ought not, she will not be ashamed of what she ought.
LivyAnnales. XXXIV. 4.
| Pessimus quidem pudor vel est parsimoniæ vel frugalitatis.|
The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
LivyAnnales. XXXIV. 4.
| Pudet hæc opprobria nobis|
Et dici potuisse et non potuisse repelli.
I am not ashamed that these reproaches can be cast upon us, and that they can not be repelled.
OvidMetamorphoses. Bk. I. 758.
|Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails,|
And each by turns his aching heat assails.
OvidMetamorphoses. Bk. III. Transformation of Actæon. L. 73. Addisons trans.
| Nam ego illum periisse duco, cui quidem periit pudor.|
I count him lost, who is lost to shame.
PlautusBacchides. III. 3. 80.
|O shame! Where is thy blush?|
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 82.
| All is confounded, all!|
Reproach and everlasting shame
Sits mocking in our plumes.
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 3.
| He was not born to shame:|
Upon his brow shame was ashamd to sit;
For tis a throne where honour may be crownd
Sole monarch of the universal earth.
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 91.
| We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinion, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.|
Bernard ShawMan and Superman. Act I.
|The most curious offspring of shame is shyness.|
Sydney SmithLecture on the Evil Affections.