“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
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.
H.L. MENCKEN, A Mencken Chrestomathy
You can always have me in your company if you’re fully prepared to be true to yourself to grow as a Human. Yeah, that’s me. Yours Truly, Your Conscience.
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“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
Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
– Woodrow Wilson
“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
May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go,
and guide you in whatever you do–
and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.
― Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
Guilty conscience like dog in circus – many tricks.
CHARLIE CHAN, Castle in the Desert (1942)
― Lillian Hellman
“Sometimes words drew blood, they cut your tongue, they made you know things you couldn’t unknow. ”
― Alice Hoffman, The Story Sisters
FLO – YOU HAVE TO FIND THE FIRST DEEP CUT.
― Melissa McPhail, Cephrael’s Hand
“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
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.
foto – the cottage raleigh
"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.
foto – corral raleigh 2010
“If his heart rules him, his conscience will soon take the place of the rod.”
Ancient Egyptian Proverb from
Temples of Luxor
foto – sunrise raleigh 2010
"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
"Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically"
The most sensual man that ever was in the world never felt so delicious a pleasure as a clear conscience.
foto – grate in the carpark of coffs harbour hospital jan 2010