There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience.
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
Many a man renounces morals, but with great difficulty the conception, ‘morality.’ Morality is the ‘idea’ of morals, their intellectual power, their power over the conscience; on the other hand, morals are too material to rule the mind, and do not fetter an ‘intellectual’ man, a so-called independent, a ‘freethinker.’
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
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.
A man’s vanity tells him what is honor, a man’s conscience what is justice.
The question of religion was a matter for each individual’s conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area.