Quotes by conscience

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  • 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.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    Ambition, like a torrent, ne'er looks back;
    And is a swelling, and the last affection
    A high mind can put off; being both a rebel
    Unto the soul and reason, and enforceth
    All laws, all conscience, treads upon religion,
    and offereth violence to nature's self.
    Source: Catiline His Conspiracy
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
  • Bernard Cornwell
    Bernard Cornwell
    British author of historical novels 1944-
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    Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
  • Ada Leverson
    Ada Leverson
    British writer 1862-1933
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    Before he left, Aunt William pressed a sovereign into his hand guiltily, as if it were conscience money. He, on his side, took it as though it were a doctor's fee, and both ignored the transaction.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
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