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The foundation of true joy is in the conscience.

The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.

The only incorruptible thing about us.

The soft whispers of the God in man.

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.

The world will never be in any manner of order or tranquillity until men are firmly convinced that conscience, honor and credit are all in one interest; and that without the concurrence of the former the latter are but impositions upon ourselves and others.

There is no class of men so difficult to be managed in a state as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.

There is no future pang can deal that justice on the self-condemned, that he deals on his own soul.

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought; And enterprises of great pith and moment, With this regard, their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven.

Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.

We cannot live better than in seeking to become better, nor more agreeably than in having a clear conscience.

We never do evil so thoroughly and heartily as when led to it by an honest but perverted, because mistaken, conscience.

Were men so enlightened and studious of their own good as to act by the dictates of their reason and reflection, and not the opinion of others, conscience would be the steady ruler of human life, and the wards truth, law, reason, equity, and religion could be but synonymous terms for that only guide which makes us pass our days in our own favor and approbation.

What conscience dictates to be done, or warns me not to do, this teach me more than hell to shun, that more than heaven pursue.

What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!

What we call conscience, is, in many instances, only a wholesome fear of the constable.


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