Quotes: conscience

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  • A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer 1955-
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    A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
    Alphonse De Lamartine
    French Poet, Statesman, Historian 1790-1869
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    A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    A good conscience is a continual feast.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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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.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
  • Doug Larson
    Doug Larson
    American columnist and editor 1926-2017
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    A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
  • Khaled Hosseini
    Khaled Hosseini
    Afghan-born American novelist and physician 1965-
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    A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.

    Source: The Kite Runner

  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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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.
  • Frank A. Clark
    Frank A. Clark
    American politician 1860-1936
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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.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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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.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
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    A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    A peace above all earhtly dignities: A still and quiet conscience.
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