A Quote by Stokely Carmichael on conscience, government, and laws

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.

Stokely Carmichael (1941 - 1998)

Source: 1966

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A Quote by Steven Wright on clarity, conscience, and memory

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by St. Ambrose on conscience, evil, and mind

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.

St. Ambrose (c. 340 - 397)

Source: Hexameron I, 31

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A Quote by Sir William Temple on beauty, conscience, god, heart, imagination, love, purpose, and worship

To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, and to devote the will to the purpose of God.

Sir William Temple (1881 - 1944)

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A Quote by Sidney Greenberg on conscience, facts, gambling, god, laws, losing, and mercy

We may gamble on outsmarting the law; we may even gamble on the leniency of man and the mercy of God-but no man ever won a gamble with his own conscience. Even should he think he has beaten his conscience into submission, his misdeeds still leave their mark upon him. Anyone who gambles against this fact has already lost his gamble.

Sidney Greenberg

Source: Jewish Exponent

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on conscience, fear, good, guilt, honesty, solitude, and world

A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on conscience, guilt, justice, past, and present

It's not that I don't have a conscience, it's just that why should I feel guilty for my present crimes, when my past ones are so much worse?"

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on conscience, nations, and vacation

Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o' th' nation?

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 317.

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on conscience, country, direction, earth, freedom, happiness, judgment, privacy, and thought

Driven from every corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: Speech, Philadelphia, August 1, 1776.

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on conscience, imagination, memory, reason, and thought

Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chamber of thought.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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