Shame Quotes

By | May 27, 2009

This page contains a compilation of useful proverbs and sayings from around the world about shame. Enjoy!

Whoever is ashamed to sleep with his wife will never have children. ~ Egyptian Proverb

Who is not ashamed of his sins, sins double. ~ German Proverb

Who is inferior and is ashamed of it proves that he really is inferior. ~ Chinese Proverb

Where there is no shame, there is no honor. ~ African Proverb

To ask is a temporary shame; not to ask, an eternal one. ~ Japanese Proverb

Three diseases without shame: love, itch, and thirst. ~ Irish Proverb

There’s no shame in clothing you haven’t cut yourself. ~ Norwegian Proverb

There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out. ~ Russian Proverb

The mother-in-law shows you her thighs without shame, you are the embarrassed one. ~ Congolese Proverb

The man who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning. ~ Danish Proverb

The first time you cheat me, be ashamed. The second time it is I who must be ashamed. ~ Chinese Proverb

Tell a lie on Saturday and you will be ashamed on Sunday. ~ Turkish Proverb

Speak the truth and shame the devil. ~ Traditional Proverb

Shameful deeds bring on revenge. ~ Norwegian Proverb

Shame is worse than death. ~ Russian Proverb

Shame is forgotten, debts are not. ~ Chinese Proverb

Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is. ~ English Proverb

One who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning. ~ Danish Proverb

Nobody is shamed twice. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

It’s not shameful not to know, but it’s shameful not to ask. ~ Azerbaijani Proverb

It’s no shame to look into the warm spring sun and regret a lost limb. ~ Norwegian Proverb

It’s an ill cause that a lawyer thinks shame of. ~ Scottish Proverb

It is no shame at all to work for money. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who is ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth. ~ Traditional Saying

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning. ~ Danish Proverb

He who has the necessities has no shame. ~ African Proverb

He that asks knows one shame; he that doesn’t knows two. ~ Armenian Proverb

Gentlemen don’t want to give much and are ashamed to give little. ~ Czech Proverb

Dine with arrogance, sleep with shame. ~ Spanish Proverb

Common sense hides shame. ~ Gaelic Proverb

Better be in debt than in shame. ~ Croatian Proverb

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. ~ Confucian Proverb

Ashamed of what she sees in the daytime the sun sets with a blush. ~ Armenian Proverb

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