Great Throughts Treasury

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Søren Kierkegaard, fully Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

A man could not have anything upon his conscience if God did not exist, for the relationship between the individual and God, the God-relationship, is the conscience, and that is why it is so terrible to have even the least thing upon one’s conscience, because one is immediately conscious of the infinite weight of God.

Character | Conscience | God | Individual | Man | Relationship | God |

Saint Lambert or Landebertus, aka Lambert of Maastricht NULL

We cheat ourselves in order to enjoy a calm conscience without possessing virtue.

Character | Conscience | Order | Virtue | Virtue |

Walter Savage Landor

A man's vanity tells him what is honor; a man's conscience what is justice.

Character | Conscience | Honor | Justice | Man |

McIlyar H. Lichliter, fully Name: McIlyar Hamilton

It is the court of last appeal - the enlightened conscience of a free man!

Character | Conscience | Man |

James Madison Mason

Our conscience is a fire within us, and our sins as the fuel; instead of warming, it will scorch us, unless the fuel be removed, or the heat of it allayed by penitential tears.

Character | Conscience | Tears | Will |

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Conscience is justice’s best minister; it threatens, promises, rewards, and punishes and keeps all under control; the busy must attend to its remonstrances, the most powerful submit to its reproof, and the angry endure its upbraidings. While conscience is our friend all is peace; but if once offended farewell the tranquil mind.

Character | Conscience | Control | Friend | Justice | Mind | Peace |

Austin Phelps

A disciplined conscience is a man's best friend. It may not be his most amiable, but it is his most faithful monitor.

Character | Conscience | Friend | Man |

Thomas Paine

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Business | Character | Conduct | Conscience | Death | Heart | Little | Principles | Will | Business |

Thomas Paine

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Business | Character | Conscience | Distress | Heart | Little | Love | Man | Principles | Reflection | Smile | Strength | Will | Business |

Richardson Pack or Packe

There is nothing a man can less afford to leave at home than his conscience or his good habits; for it is not to be denied that travel is, in its immediate circumstances, unfavorable to habits of self-discipline, regulation of thought, sobriety of conduct, and dignity of character. Indeed, one of the great lessons of travel is the discovery how much our virtues owe to the support of constant occupation, to the influence of public opinion, and to the force of habit; a discovery very dangerous, if it proceed from an actual yielding to temptations resisted at home, and not from a consciousness of increased power put forth in withstanding them.

Character | Circumstances | Conduct | Conscience | Consciousness | Dignity | Discipline | Discovery | Force | Good | Habit | Influence | Man | Nothing | Occupation | Opinion | Power | Public | Regulation | Self | Thought | Yielding | Discovery |

Publius Syrus

Even when there is no law, there is conscience... An evil conscience is often quiet, but never secure.

Character | Conscience | Evil | Law | Quiet |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It is only when we haggle with conscience that we have recourse to the subtleties of argument.

Argument | Character | Conscience |

Lillian Smith, fully Lillian Eugenia Smith

Minds broken in two. Hearts broken. Conscience torn from acts. A culture split in a thousand pieces. That is segregation.

Character | Conscience | Culture |

Logan Pearsall Smith

We grow with the years more fragile in body but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.

Body | Character | Conscience |

Richard Sibbes (or Sibbs)

We can do nothing well without joy, and a good conscience which is the ground of joy.

Character | Conscience | Good | Joy | Nothing |

George Sewell

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.

Character | Conscience | Fear | Guilt |