C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

J. G. Holland.

Disgrace is the synonym of discovery.

Alfred de Musset.

Come, Death, and snatch me from disgrace.


Dishonor is like the Aaron’s Beard in the hedgerows; it can only poison if it be plucked.


Reason bears disgrace, courage combats it, patience surmounts it.

Mme. de Sévigné.

Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead.


That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.


  • Could he with reason murmur at his case
  • Himself sole author of his own disgrace?
  • Cowper.

    Whatever disgrace we may have deserved, it is almost always in our power to re-establish our character.

    La Rochefoucauld.

    The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone!


    It is disgraceful when the passers-by exclaim, “O ancient house, alas, how unlike is thy present master to thy former one.”


  • And wilt thou still be hammering treachery,
  • To tumble down thy husband and thyself
  • From top of honour to disgrace’s feet?
  • Shakespeare.

    Since you go where all have gone before, why do you torment your disgraceful life with such mean ambitions, O miser?