Great Throughts Treasury

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Walter Bagehot

So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise, and their conscience that is wrong.

Character | Conscience | Judgment | Will | World | Wrong |

Francis Beaumont

A guilty conscience is a hell on earth, and points to one beyond.

Character | Conscience | Earth | Hell | Guilty |

Arthur Aughey

A firm faith is the best theology; a good life is the best philosophy, a clear conscience the best law; honesty the best policy, and temperance the best physic.

Character | Conscience | Faith | Good | Honesty | Law | Life | Life | Philosophy | Policy | Theology |

Richard Alleine

There may be some tenderness in the conscience and yet the will be a very stone; and as long as the will stands out, there is no broken heart.

Character | Conscience | Heart | Tenderness | Will |

James Boswell

It is a conscience very ill informed that violates the rights of one man, for the convenience of another.

Character | Conscience | Man | Rights |

Hugh Blair

In vain we attempt to clear our conscience by affecting to compensate for fraud or cruelty by acts of strict religious homage towards God.

Character | Conscience | Cruelty | Fraud | God | Cruelty |

William Ellery Channing

Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influences to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.

Character | Conscience | Teach | Work |

Tyron Edwards

The first impulse of conscience is apt to be right; the first impulse of appetite or passion is generally wrong. We should be faithful to the former, but suspicious of the latter.

Appetite | Character | Conscience | Impulse | Passion | Right | Wisdom | Wrong |

Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

Character | Conscience | Good | Wisdom |

Henry Fielding

A good conscience is never lawless in the worst regulated state, and will provide those laws for itself which the neglect of legislators had forgotten to supply.

Character | Conscience | Good | Neglect | Will |

Benjamin Franklin

Keep Conscience clear, then never fear.

Character | Conscience | Fear |

Jose ben Halafta, or Rabbi Yose ben Halafta, aka Rabbi Yossi

One pang of conscience is worth more than many lashes.

Character | Conscience | Worth |

Charles Montagu Halifax, 1st Earl of Halifax, Lord Halifax

The memory and conscience never did, nor never will, agree about forgiving injuries.

Character | Conscience | Memory | Will |

Robert Hall

In matters of conscience first thoughts are best; in matters of prudence last thoughts are best.

Character | Conscience | Prudence | Prudence |

Henry Home, Lord Kames

Men are guided less by conscience than by glory; and yet the shortest way to glory is to be guided by conscience.

Character | Conscience | Glory | Men |

Thomas Hughes

The conscience of every man recognizes courage as the foundation of manliness, and manliness as the perfection of human character.

Character | Conscience | Courage | Man | Manliness | Perfection |

Anna Jameson

Never was the voice of conscience silenced without retribution.

Character | Conscience |