Category Archives: CONSCIENCE

I like to sleep In a cosy bed, With a blanket for my feet And a pillow for my head.



“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”

― David Benioff, City of Thieves

all that is required is that you take an honest moral inventory.

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and when wrong promptly admit it.

It’s easy to tell the truth when it won’t cost you anything. It’s harder when the truth brings about difficult circumstances. But whether the result is good or bad, let your truthfulness be known to all so that you can live with a clear conscience and be a trustworthy friend.

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“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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“The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up, such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door, the scream of fire engines, or the realization that today is the Monday which on Friday night was a comfortably long way off.

A dog’s wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has it’s own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread. It’s like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you.”

― Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

― Lillian Hellman

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“Sometimes words drew blood, they cut your tongue, they made you know things you couldn’t unknow. ”

― Alice Hoffman, The Story Sisters




The eye of your mind—your intelligence; the eye of your heart—your conscience; and the eye of your soul—your instinct.”

― Melissa McPhail, Cephrael’s Hand

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“C.S. Lewis said that conscience is nothing more than the voice of God within our souls; the bridge that links the creature to the creator”

― Dinesh D’Souza, What’s So Great About Christianity

The warrior who unthinkingly wanders from his camp unarmed, can make but feeble resistance when overtaken by the enemy



PROVERB 25 : 21 If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink. 22 You will make them burn with shame, and the Lord will reward you.

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There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience (French)


"Goodbye," said I to my conscience,
"Goodbye for aye and aye,"
As I pushed her from me roughly
And turned my face away;
And conscience smitten sorely
Returned not from that day.
But a time came when my spirit
Grew weary of its pace:
And I cried, "Come back, my conscience,
For I long to see thy face."
But conscience said, "I cannot,
Remorse sits in my place."—Selected.

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‘ The sun and moon, fire and air, heaven, earth, and water ; the heart, and conscience ; day and night, with morning and evening ; justice and all, are witnesses of a man’s actions.’

"Fables and proverbs from the Sanskrit : being the Hitopadésa"


‘An intimate enemy is acquainted with everything Which relateth to one : our blemishes, our hearts, and our degree of courage.’

foto – belly dancers  at bellingen growers’ markets may 2010