We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.
Sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man the most guilty.
My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
A minister is excusable for the evil he may do when the helm of the government is forced into his hands by storms of state; but when there is a calm, he is answerable for all the good he does not do.[Also known as:]Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Encouragement following on the steps of blame, like sunshine after rain, is pregnant with fruitful results.
Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.