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I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.

I feel bad that I don't feel worse.

I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.

If any speak ill of thee, flee home to thine own conscience, and examine thine heart; if thou be guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction. Make use of both - so shalt thou distil honey out of gall, and out of an open enemy make a secret friend.

In the commission of evil, fear no man so much as thyself. - Another is but one witness against thee; thou art a thousand. - Another thou mayst avoid, thyself thou canst not. - Wickedness is its own punishment.

It is astonishing how soon the whole conscience begins to unravel if a single stitch drops. - One single sin indulged in makes a hole you could put your head through.

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

Keep your conduct abreast of your conscience, and very soon your conscience will be illumined by the radiance of God.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

Man's conscience is the oracle of God.

Many a lash in the dark, doth conscience give the wicked.

My dominion ends where that of conscience begins.

No man ever offended his own conscience, but first or last it was revenged upon him for it.

Nor ear can hear nor tongue can tell The tortures of that inward hell!

Our conscience is a fire within us, and our sins as the fuel; instead of warming, it will scorch us, unless the fuel be removed, or the heat of it be allayed by penitential tears.

Preserve your conscience always soft and sensitive. If but one sin force its way into that tender part of the soul and is suffered to dwell there, the road is paved for a thousand iniquities.

Shame arises from the fear of man; conscience from the fear of God.

Some persons follow the dictates of their conscience, only in the same sense in which a coachman may be said to follow the horses he is driving.

Tenderness of conscience is always to be distinguished from scrupulousness. The conscience cannot be kept too sensitive and tender; but scrupulousness arises from bodily or mental infirmity, and discovers itself in a multitude of ridiculous, superstitious, and painful feelings.

That conscience approves of any given course of action, is, ot itself, an obligation.


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