posted on Dec, 21 2003 @ 08:27 AM
Here are some quotes on your conscience!
Thought I would share them with you!
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man (Polybius, c. 208-126 BC, History, bk.
Wisdom entereth not into a malicious mind, and science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul. (Francois Rabelais, c. 1494-1553, Gargantua and
Pantagruel, bk. II, 8)
He that loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping. (Caution, c. 1645, The Holy Court)
Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.
(Laurence Sterne, 1713-1768, Tristram Shandy, bk 17)
Conscience is a sacred sanctuary where God alone may enter as judge. (Felicite R. Lamennais)
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
(Lillian Hellman, 1905-1984, Letter to the House Committee on Un-American Activities)
Conscience is a soft whispers of the God in man (Edward Young).
Do not treat your conscience with contempt,
for it always advises you to do what is best. It
sets before you the will of God and the angels;
it frees you from the secret defilements of the
heart; and when you depart this life it grants
you the gift of intimacy with God.
St. Maximos the Confessor
After God, let us have our conscience as our
mentor and rule in all things, so that we may
know which way the wind is blowing and set
our sails accordingly.
St. John of the Ladder
He who lives in evil is punished in hell prematurely,
being pierced by the conscience
St. John Chrysostom
The conscience should not be evaded, since it
tells us inwardly how to live in conformity to
Gods will, and by severely censuring the soul
when the mind has been infected by sins, and
by admonishing the erring heart to repent, it
provides welcome counsel as to how our defective
state can be cured.
St. Philopheos of Sinai
A peace above all earthly dignities,
A still and quiet conscience.
The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the
practice of all the physicians in the world.
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