We have no leadership, no captain at the helm as it were. We are, in effect, being led from disaster to disaster by a headless horseman run amok with stuffed pockets and an empty conscience.
Virtue consists in doing our duty in the several relations we sustain in respect to ourselves, to our fellow men, and to God, as known from reason, conscience, and revelation.
What has to do with your ability to fall asleep is not caffeine. It is having a clean conscience. I have a clean conscience so I can drink all the caffeine I want.
If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without books;
But civilized man can not live without cooks.
He may live without books,what is knowledge but grieving?
He may live without hopewhat is hope but deceiving?
He may live without love,what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
In the midst of all the doubts which we have discussed for four thousand years in for thousand ways, the safest course is to do nothing against one\'s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Conscience is the chamber of justice.
[Here] rests the soul of our nation-here also should be our conscience.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
How tedious is a guilty conscience
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
OATH, n. In law, a solemn appeal to the Deity, made binding upon the conscience by a penalty for perjury.
Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
When a man won't listen to his conscience, it's usually because he doesn't want advice from a total stranger
Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.