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Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

Woodrow Wilson

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Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

George Washington

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If I do not respond to some situation, my conscience kills me. I believe in permissible violence, not necessarily non-violence.

Pawan Kalyan

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There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Our goal of poverty eradication and of inclusive growth that embraces the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of society can be achieved when our actions are guided by a social conscience and are not devoid of sensitivity.

Pratibha Patil

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No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It's because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand — demand — demand change.

Joe Biden

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What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

Adam Smith

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Conscience — quotes and aphorisms

Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.

Adam Smith

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The literary depiction of life and its moral dilemmas compel us to use our conscience, to make those infallible distinctions between right and wrong.

F. Sionil Jose

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Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.

Thomas Aquinas

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When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.

Pope John Paul II

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Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Thomas Jefferson

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Love is too young to know what conscience is.

William Shakespeare

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

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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.

Thomas Paine

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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Edmund Burke

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

Leonardo da Vinci

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