Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, ‘Something is out of tune.’
Conscience is the chamber of justice.
Our conscience takes no notice of pain inflicted on others until it reaches a point where it gives pain to us. In all cases without exception we are absolutely indifferent to another person’s pain until his sufferings make us uncomfortable.
The inner voice is at once our greatest danger and an indispensable help.
‘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.
Conscience, man’s moral medicine chest.
No guilty man is acquitted at the bar of his own conscience.
A bad conscience embitters the sweetest comforts; a good conscience sweetens the bitterest crosses.
A man’s first duty is to his own conscience and honor; the party and country come second to that, and never first.
Two things fill my mind with ever increasing wonder and awe – the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.