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Conscience

Definition: A person's moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one's behaviour.
Number of Quotes: 15

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.
Euripides

Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

The market has no morality.
Michael Heseltine

If we cannot be powerful and happy and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves.
Elbert Hubbard

I think middle age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
William Ralph Inge

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Harper Lee

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis

In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
Thomas De Quincey
A peace above all earthly dignities,
A still and quiet conscience.

Henry VIII
William Shakespeare

Most people sell their souls and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
Logan Pearsall Smith

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

An uneasy conscience is a hair in the mouth.
Mark Twain

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.
Izaak Walton

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