A Quote by Saint Tikon of Zadonsk on god, christianity, heaven, heart, mercy, conscience, love, sin, compassion, and gratitude

It is demanded of us, Christians, that we receive these heavenly and most sweet tidings {the Gospel} gratefully as they are sent from Heaven, and that from a pure heart we always give thanks to God our Benefactor,  Who so freely had mercy on us, and that we show holy obedience and compliance in all thankfulness.  For conscience itself instructs and convinces us to be thankful to our Benefactor.  He loved us who are unworthy.  Let us also love Him Who is worthy of all love.  Love requires that we never offend the beloved.  God is offended by every sin.  Let us keep away from every sin and let us do His holy will that we may not offend Him as our compassionate Father and Benefactor.

Saint Tikon of Zadonsk

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, war, abstractivism, conscience, scientism, consciousness, modernity, and nihilism

Just as totalitarian epochs have aptly been described as nightmare-interludes in which a society's continuity of "normalizing" self-consciousness lapses into a black pit of nescience and denial (a collective urge of wanting NOT TO KNOW--see Arendt's ORIGINS OF TOTALITARIANISM), so too with war itself, which is inevitably some species of demoniacal terrorism:  even the "victors" in a modern war are victims, dehumanized utensils for imperialist policy; and those who inflict hideous suffering on others are traumatized to the end of their lives by the horrific things they discovered they were capable of doing.  John Huston's lines from CHINATOWN--"Most people never have to face the fact that, at the right time and in the right place, they are capable of anything"--is meant as an obliquely self-incriminating insight into the covert nihilism of modern hyper-power and macro-wealth; but in truth, in essence, it is just the knife's edge of Goethe's superb aristic and contramodern verdict:  "Everything that sets our minds free without giving us mastery over ourselves is pernicious."  The quintessential dementia of modern "consciousness" is just its sheer self-abstraction from conscience, from community, from values, from religion, from culture, from purpose, and from its own reason. We have been trained to "know" banausically, to know without caring, without judging or evaluating or grasping the larger significance of anything. That is what is called "science" and "fact" and "information."

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Muhammad Asad on god, conscience, and sayyid ahmad al-sanusi

But who, except God, can say whether a man is right or foolish if he follows the call of his conscience?

~ Sayyid Ahmad al-Sanusi, Quoted by Muhammad Asad in The Road To Mecca

Muhammad Asad

Source: The Road to Mecca

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on enslvement, conscience, happiness, miracle, mystery, and authority

There are three forces, the only three forces capable of conquering and enslaving forever the conscience of these weak rebels in the interests of their own happiness.  They are: the miracle, the mystery and authority.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: The Brothers Karamazov

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A Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel on test, religion, politics, systems, conscience, injury, and character

The test of every religious, political, or educational system, is the man which it forms.  If a system injures the intelligence it is bad.  If it injures the character it is vicious.  If it injures the conscience it is criminal.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

Source: Heart Failure: Diary Of A Third Year Medical Student

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on vision, value, principles, goals, mission, conscience, direction, time management, compass, clock, and struggle

Our struggle to put first things first can be characterized by the contrast between two powerful tools that direct us: the clock and the compass.  The clock represents our commitments, appointments, schedules, goals, activities -- what we do with, and how we manage our time.  The compass represents our vision, values, principles, mission, conscience, direction -- what we feel is important and how we lead our lives.  In an effort to close the gap between the clock and the compass in our lives, many of us turn to the field of "time management."

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Source: First Things First

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A Quote by Pope Benedict XVI on guilt and conscience

[Albert] Gorres shows that the feeling of guilt, the capacity to recognize guilt, belongs essentially to the spiritual make-up of man. This feeling of guilt disturbs the false calm of conscience and could be called conscience's complaint against my self-satisfied existence. It is as necessary for man as the physical pain that signifies disturbances of normal bodily functioning. Whoever is no longer capable of perceiving guilt is spiritually ill, "a living corpse, a dramatic character's mask," as Gorres says:
"Monsters, among other brutes, are the ones without guilt feelings. Perhaps Hitler did not have any, or Himmler, or Stalin. Maybe Mafia bosses do not have any guilt feelings either, or maybe their remains are just well hidden in the cellar. Even aborted guilt feelings...All men need guilt feelings."

Pope Benedict XVI

Source: On Conscience by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, page 18

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A Quote by unknown on soul and conscience

You don't have a soul.
You ARE a Soul.
You have a body.


Source: friend

Contributed by: Núria

A Quote by The Matrix on conscience and film quote

There is no spoon.

The Matrix

Source: The Matrix

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A Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi on aung san suu kyi, myanmar, nobel peace lauriat, political prisoner, woman leader, woman of substance, family separation, conscience, right to normal life, and humanity

As I travel through my country, people often ask me how it feels to have been imprisoned in my home --first for six years, then for 19 months. How could I stand the separation from family and friends? It is ironic, I say, that in an authoritarian state it is only the prisoner of conscience who is genuinely free. Yes, we have given up our right to a normal life. But we have stayed true to that most precious part of our humanity--our conscience.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Source: All We Want is Our Freedom, speech published in Parade Magazine 2003

Contributed by: Mila

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