That men saw his mask, but the bishop saw his face. That men saw his life, but the bishop saw his conscience.
The book the reader has now before his eyes - from one end to the other, in its whole and in its details, whatever the omissions, the exceptions, or the faults - is the march from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from the false to the true, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from rottenness to life, from brutality to duty, from Hell to Heaven, from nothingness to God. Starting point: matter; goal: the soul. Hydra at the beginning, angel at the end.
They are the same thing. Conscience is the amount of inner knowledge that we possess.
We are never done with conscience. Choose your course by it, Brutus; Choose your course by it, Cato. It is bottomless, being God. We cast in to this pit the labor of our whole lives, we cast in our liberty or our country, we cast in our well-being, we cast in our repose, we cast in our happiness. More! more! more! Empty the vase! turn out the urn! We must at last cast in our heart.
Sometimes a woman's love of being loved gets the better of her conscience, and though she is agonized at the thought of treating a man cruelly, she encourages him to love her while she doesn't love him at all. Then, when she sees him suffering, her remorse sets in, and she does what she can to repair the wrong.
The hardest thing usually to leave behind, as was the case now, can loosely be called the conscience.
I almost wish I hadn't any conscience, it's so inconvenient. If I didn't care about doing the right and didn't feel uncomfortable when doing wrong, I should get on capitally.
A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.
The torments of a proud decision, a deep conscience! God, in whom he did not believe, and his truth were overcoming his heart, which still did not want to submit.
There is nothing more alluring to man than freedom of conscience, but neither is there anything more agonizing.
Instead of giving a firm foundation for setting the conscience of man at rest forever, Thou didst choose all that is exceptional, vague and enigmatic.
It is not the real punishment. The only effectual one, the only deterrent and softening one, lies in the recognition of sin by conscience.
I am not so naïve as to believe that this slim volume will change the course of history or shake the conscience of the world. Books no longer have the power they once did. Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.
I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory. Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not?
I wanted to be weak that I might avoid the awful passage of further suffering I saw laid out for me; and conscience, turned tyrant, held passion by the throat, told her tauntingly, she had yet but dipped her dainty foot in the slough, and swore that with that arm of iron he would thrust her down to unsounded depths of agony.
A choir of seedlings arching their necks out of rotted tree stumps, sucking life out of death. I am the forest's conscience, but remember, the forest eats itself and lives forever.
Writing takes a combination of sophistication and innocence; it takes conscience, our belief that something is beautiful because it is right.
Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this in happy country as their last asylum.
When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.
To extinguish the free will is to strike the conscience with death, for both have but one and the same life.
One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience.
The question is do they have a conscience ... I don't know what part of the brain controls that part.
One that will not plead that cause wherein his tongue must be confuted by his conscience.
We must be the conscience of our nation. We've got to help somebody. That's what Dr. King would want us to do.
Right now I'm just really excited that the movie is coming out. I'm really proud of it. I'm so deeply proud of the work and the movie and all aspects of it. There's the fact that it's a really exciting thriller. The fact that it's a very useful, very original, very unusual love story and the fact that it has a conscience,
I'm fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very happily married and to have, on the whole, a fairly clear conscience.
I just hope they have a conscience and turn themselves in before it gets any worse.
Hundreds of American soldiers have given their lives in Afghanistan to promote liberty, including freedom of conscience and religion.
The Center for Constitutional Rights has called for emergency action ... The conscience of our nation is up for grabs.
It is unacceptable for us to sit idly by as people die. This is true whether it is in the Deep South or Darfur, Sudan. This gnocide is one of the great horrors of our day, and we urge people of conscience everywhere to take action now before events force us to one day have to confess our sin of negligence and complicity.