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One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.

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Conscience is a man's compass. Vincent van Gogh

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Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. Josh Billings

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A conscience without God is like a court without a judge. Alphonse de Lamartine

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A clear conscience is a soft pillow.

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A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without. Joseph Addison

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No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell! George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking.

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A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.

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If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear? Confucius

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God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won t.

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Conscience is the sentinel of virtue. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience. Blaise Pascal

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My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain. William Shakespeare

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Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe, the longer and more earnestly I reflect on them: the starry heavens without and the moral law within. Immanuel Kant

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Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.

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Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience George Washington

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Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. Albert Einstein

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A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream. William Faulkner

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The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man. Napoleon Bonaparte

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There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quite conscience. Euripides

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The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it. Anne Louise Germaine de Staƫl

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He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.

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There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right. Winston Churchill

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A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous. Thomas Hobbes

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The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper

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A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do -- but it does not keep him from doing it. Frank A. Clark

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Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience. George Santayana

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Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows. Lucretius

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There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us. Sophocles

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A good conscience is a continual feast. Francis Bacon

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Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us. Henry Fielding

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Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism. Michel Foucault

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While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience. Walter Lippmann

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Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain. Doug Horton

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If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed. Francis of Assisi

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A bad conscience has a very good memory

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We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once. Logan Pearsall Smith

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The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life. George Eliot

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Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. H. L. Mencken

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I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it. Ogden Nash

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In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, when the mind has a passive sensibility, but no active strength; when the imagination is a mirror, imparting vividness to all ideas, without the power of selecting or controlling them; then pray that your grieves may slumber, and the brotherhood of remorse not break their chain. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great. William Ellery Channing

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What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law. Christian Nevell Bovee

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Again and again I am brought up against it, and again and again I resist it: I don't want to believe it, even though it is almost palpable: the vast majority lack an intellectual conscience; indeed, it often seems to me that to demand such a thing is to be in the most populous cities as solitary as in the desert. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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When I contemplate the accumulation of guilt and remorse which, like a garbage-can, I carry through life, and which is fed not only by the lightest action but by the most harmless pleasure, I feel Man to be of all living things the most biologically incompetent and ill-organized. Why has he acquired a seventy years life-span only to poison it incurably by the mere being of himself? Why has he thrown Conscience, like a dead rat, to putrefy in the well? Cyril Connolly