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Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade- name of the firm. That is all. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Conscience is thoroughly well -bred, and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. (Quote by - Martin Luther King Jr.)

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape. (Quote by - George Bancroft)

When a man won't listen to his conscience, it's usually because he doesn't want advice from a total stranger (Quote by - Lindsey Stewart)

Possible issue of the conscience: today, which shall be my torment? (Quote by - Mariana Fulger)

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience. (Quote by - George Santayana)

We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep. (Quote by - Carl Von Ossietzky)

For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; / And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? / But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. (Quote by - Bible)

I wish it never happened, ... I wish this sad chapter wasn't opened, but you have to do your duty, whether it's pleasant or whether it's onerous, and I think America needs some reassurance that people do have principles and do have a conscience and are going to vote their principles and their conscience. (Quote by - Henry Hyde)

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

He listened carefully, he listened thoughtfully. He did not respond to challenges or views that were presented. I do think he felt this should be a vote of conscience and I think in the end he voted his conscience, and I think at the end of the day that speaks volumes about his leadership. (Quote by - Wade Henderson)

Whom conscience, ne'er asleep, Wounds with incessant strokes, not loud, but deep. (Quote by - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne)

Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

The bite of conscience, like the bite of a dog into a stone, is a stupidity. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. (Quote by - James Freeman Clarke)

A quiet conscience makes one so serene! Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded That all the Apostles would have done as they did. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. (Quote by - English Proverb)

You have a situation where any minister anywhere can claim, 'My conscience tells me I can sleep with 16- year- old girl outside my marriage vows,' and who's to question his conscience? (Quote by - Stephen Taber)

The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

POCKET, n. The cradle of motive and the grave of conscience. In woman this organ is lacking; so she acts without motive, and her conscience, denied burial, remains ever alive, confessing the sins of others. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty. (Quote by - Simon Wiesenthal)

The still small voice is wanted. (Quote by - William Cowper)

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