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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.

The consequences of our crimes long survive their commission, and, like the ghosts of the murdered, forever haunt the steps of the malefactor.

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity.

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.

The guilt that feels not its own shame is wholly incurable. - It was the redeeming promise in the fault of Adam, that with the commission of his crime came the sense of his nakedness.

The guilty mind debases the great image that it wears, and levels us with brutes.

The mind of guilt is full of scorpions.

The sin lessens in the guilty one's estimation, only as the guilt increases.

They who engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at theS commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.

They whose guilt within their bosom lies, imagine every eye beholds their blame.

Though it sleep long, the venom of great guilt, when death, or danger, or detection comes, will bite the spirit fiercely.

To what deep gulfs a single deviation from the track of human duties leads.

Without the spice of guilt, sin cannot be fully savored.


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