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Conscience is God's vicegerent on earth, and, within the limited jurisdiction given to it, it partakes of his infinite wisdom and speaks in his tone of absolute command. It is a revelation of the being of a God, a divine voice in the human soul, making known the presence of its rightful sovereign, the author of the law of holiness and truth.

Conscience is justice's best minister. It threatens, promises, rewards, and punishes, and keeps all under its control. - The busy must attend to its remonstrances; the most powerful submit to its reproof, and the angry endure its up-braidings. - While conscience is our friend, all is peace; but if once offended, farewell to the tranquil mind.

Conscience is merely our own judgment of the right or wrong of our actions, and so can never be a safe guide unless enlightened by the word of God.

Conscience is not given to a man to instruct him in the right, but to prompt him to choose the right instead of the wrong when he is instructed as to what is right. It tells a man that he ought to do right, but does not tell him what is right. And if a man has made up his mind that a certain wrong course is the right one, the more he follows his conscience the more hopeless he is as a wrongdoer. One is pretty far gone is an evil way when he serves the devil conscientiously.

Conscience is the reason, employed about questions of right and wrong, and accompanied with the sentiments of approbation or condemnation.

Conscience is the true vicar of Christ in the soul; a prophet in its information; a monarch in its peremptoriness; a priest in its blessings or anathemas, according as we obey or disobey it.

Conscience is the voice of the soul, as the passions are the voice of the body. - No wonder they often contradict each other.

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

Conscience reigns but it does not govern.

Conscience tells us that we ought to do right, but it does not tell us what right is - that we are taught by God's word.

Conscience warns us as a friend before it punishes as a judge.

Conscience! conscience! man's most faithful friend!

Conscience, honor, and credit, are all in our interest; and without the concurrence of the former, the latter are but impositions upon ourselves and others.

Conscience, though ever so small a worm while we live, grows suddenly into a serpent on our deathbed.

Conscience, true as the needle to the pole points steadily to the pole-star of God's eternal justice, reminding the soul of the fearful realities of the life to come.

Cowardice asks, Is it safe? Expediency asks, Is it politic? Vanity asks, Is it popular? but Conscience asks, Is it right?

He that is conscious of crime, however bold by nature, becomes a coward.

He who commits a wrong will himself inevitably see the writing on the wall, though the world may not count him guilty.

He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, self.


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