is a clock which,
in one man, strikes aloud and gives warning; in another, the hand
silently to the figure, but strikes not. Meantime, hours pass away, and
death hastens, and after death comes judgment.—Jeremy Taylor.
- A good
conscience is a continual
Man's most faithful friend,
ease, relieve, defend:
But if he
will thy friendly
oh! wo for
me, his deadliest foe!
- In the
commission of evil, fear
no man so much as thyself; another is but one witness against thee,
art a thousand; another thou mayest avoid, thyself thou canst not.
is its own punishment.—Quarles.
- No man
ever offended his own
conscience, but first or last it was revenged upon him for it.—South.
loses his conscience
has nothing left that is worth keeping. Therefore be sure you look to
and in the next place look to your health; and if you have it praise
and value it next to a good conscience.—Izaak Walton.
thoughts are rarely
heard except in secret. No man knows what conscience is until he
what solitude can teach him concerning it.—Joseph Cook.
- A man
never outlives his conscience,
and that, for this cause only, he cannot outlive himself.—South.
society are nothing,
one's conscience is the umpire.—Madame Dudevant.
- A man,
to speak, who is not
able to bow to his own conscience every morning is hardly in a
to respectfully salute the world at any other time of the day.—Douglas
of conscience first
thoughts are best; in matters of prudence last thoughts are best—Rev.
raises its voice
in the breast of every man, a witness for his Creator.—Author Unknown
have all our communications
with men, as in the presence of God; and with God, as in the presence
- I am
afraid of my own heart
than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great
reckless sinner against
his own conscience has always in the background the consolation that he
will go on in this course only this time, or only so long, but that at
such a time he will amend. We may be assured that we do not stand clear
with our own consciences so long as we determine or project, or even
it possible, at some future time to alter our course of action.—Fichte.
man in nothing who
has not a conscience in everything. —Sterne.
is its own readiest
wouldst be informed
what God has written concerning thee in Heaven look into thine own
and see what graces He hath there wrought in thee.—Fuller.
mine that silent
will never be in any
manner of order or tranquillity until men are firmly convinced that
honor and credit are all in one interest; and that without the
of the former the latter are but impositions upon ourselves and
to the last:
canker at the
fails the just,
one court whose "findings"
are incontrovertible, and whose sessions are held in the chambers of
own breast.—Hosea Ballou.
the small voice within,
and o'er glory's din;
creed be taught
or land be trod,
conscience is the
oracle of God!
first care should be
to avoid the reproaches of his own heart; his next, to escape the
of the world. If the last interferes with the former, it ought to be
neglected; but otherwise there cannot be a greater satisfaction to an
mind, than to see those approbations which it gives itself seconded by
the applause of the public.—Addison.
hath a blind conscience
which sees nothing, a dead conscience which feels nothing, and a dumb
which says nothing, is in as miserable a condition as a man can be on
side of hell.—Patrick Henry.