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A clear conscience is a good pillow.
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American Proverb
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
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Anonymous
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
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Anonymous
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
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Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
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Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855), Jane Eyre pg. 61
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
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Doug Larson
In the courtroom of the conscience, a case is always in progress.
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Dutch Proverb
Conscience is God's presence in man.
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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)
There is one thing alone
that stands the brunt of life throughout its course:
a quiet conscience.
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Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Hippolytus, 428 B.C.
Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.
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Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
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George Sewell
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
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George Washington (1732 - 1799)
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
Before I can live with other folks, Iíve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesnít abide by majority rule is a personís conscience.
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Harper Lee (1926 - ), To Kill a Mockingbird
The conscience of a people is their power.
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John Dryden (1631 - 1700)
All a man can betray is his conscience.
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Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)
Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
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Karl Barth (1886 - 1968)
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
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Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984), letter to Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives, May 19, 1952
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
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Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946), Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People"
Freedom is a clear conscience.
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Periander
Conscience is the voice of the soul.
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Polish Proverb
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
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Polybius (205 BC - 118 BC), History
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
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Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)
Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour.
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Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD)
Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinion of others.
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Sir Henry Taylor
It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), Letters to Benjamin Rush, April 21, 1803
...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
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Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
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