I'm like a starving man who has been given food. Maybe he's cold, and his clothes are torn, and he's ashamed, but he's not unhappy.
We are so ashamed of who we are, yet we are not too ashamed to be someone else.
I am not ashamed of my God. But I am deeply ashamed of the fact that we have created a gospel that is far more of ‘us’ and far less of God. And more of ‘us’ is not anything that any of us need, but more of God is everything that we all need.
I pick my nose and I'm not ashamed to admit it. If there's a bogey then just pick it, man.
I certainly couldn't have written 'Angela's Ashes' when my mother was alive, because she would have been ashamed.
A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.
Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.
Negroes could be sold - actually sold as we sell cattle, with no reference to calves or bulls or recognition of family. It was a nasty business. The white South was properly ashamed of it and continually belittled and almost denied it. But it was a stark and bitter fact.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
I felt ashamed of being different and ashamed of feeling that way.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
Cleaning is therapy for me. I'm not ashamed of holding the duster or broom.