There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
Submitted by ArkAngel 4 months ago
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Pain = regret of the past projected into potential negative futures. Otherwise it's just sensation. Being present = peace.
Submitted by mimusician over 2 years ago
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Submitted by bush13 over 2 years ago
When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties they lead their country by a short route to chaos.
I can and will not retract, for it is neither safe nor wise to do anything against conscience. Here I stand. I can do no
other. God help me.
Submitted by MikeYin over 2 years ago
What does reason know? Reasons knows only what it has managed to learn, while human nature acts as an entire whole, with everything that is in it, consciously and unconsciously, and though it lies, still it lives.
Submitted by pheuter over 2 years ago
I have no conscience, Adolf Hitler is my conscience.
Certainly, if I am obliged to bring religion into after-dinner toasts, (which indeed does not seem quite the thing) I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Submitted by Kaye11 over 2 years ago