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Oh, Conscience! Conscience! man's most faithful friend, Him canst thou comfort, ease, relieve, defend; But if he will thy friendly checks forego, Thou art, oh! woe for me, his deadliest foe!

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: Struggles of Conscience (last lines)

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So may heaven's grace clear away the foam from the conscience, that the river of thy thoughts may roll limpid thenceforth, [It., Se toso grazia risolva le schiume Di vostra conscienza, si che chiaro Per essa scenda della mente il fiume.]

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Purgatorio (XIII, 88)

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Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Purgatorio (XIII, 88)

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Two souls, alas! reside within my breast, and each withdraws from and repels its brother. [Ger., Zwei Seelen wohnen, ach! in meiner Brust, Die eine will sich von der andern trennen.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust (I, 2, 307)

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Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. XIII)

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Be this thy brazen bulwark, to keep a clear conscience, and never turn pale with guilt. [Lat., Hic murus aeneus esto, Nil conscire sibi, nulla pallescere culpa.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 1, 60)

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A cleere conscience is a sure carde.

John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie) Quotes , Source: Euphues (p. 207), Arbor's reprint

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He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 381)

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Now conscience wakes despair That slumber'd, wakes the bitter memory Of what he was, what is, and what must be Worse; of worse deeds worse sufferings must ensue!

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 23)

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O Conscience, into what abyss of fears And horrors hast thou driven me, out of which I find no way, from deep to deeper plunged.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 842)

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Whom conscience, ne'er asleep, Wounds with incessant strokes, not loud, but deep.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Conscience (bk. II, ch. V)

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According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear on account of his deeds arise in his mind. [Lat., Conscia mens ut cuique sua est, ita concipit intra Pectora pro facto spemque metumque suo.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Fasti (I, 485)

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A clear conscience is a soft pillow.

German Proverb Quotes

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Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.

Samuel Butler Quotes

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A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.

Alphonse de Lamartine Quotes

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Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.

Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.

Izaak Walton Quotes

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Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.

George Bancroft Quotes

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Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.

George Santayana Quotes

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Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.

George Bancroft Quotes

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Conscience--the only incorruptible thing about us.

Henry Fielding Quotes

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No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!

Lord Byron Quotes

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