A sense of shame is not a bad moral compass. I remember how easy it was for my mother to snap me back into line with a simple rebuke: ‘I’m ashamed of you. You embarrassed the family.’ I would have preferred a beating to those words.

Colin Powell (b. 1937) American military leader, Secretary of State
My American Journey
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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