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  • "Be the master of your will but the servant of your conscience."
    Robin S. Sharma (1965–), Canadian self-help writer
    Source: MegaLiving!: 30 Days to a Perfect Life (1995)
  • "Sufficient conscience to bother him, but not sufficient to keep him straight."
    David Lloyd George (Earl of Dwyfor) (18631945), British prime minister
    Referring to Ramsay MacDonald.
    Source: Quoted in Life with Lloyd George (A. J. Sylvester, 1975)
  • "Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking."
    H. L. Mencken (18801956), US journalist, essayist, and critic
    Source: A Mencken Chrestomathy (1948)
  • "Most people sell their souls and live with a good conscience on the proceeds."
    Logan Pearsall Smith (18651946), British essayist and critic
    Source: “Other People,” Afterthoughts (1931)
  • "If we cannot be powerful and happy and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves."
    Elbert Hubbard (18561915), US humorist
    Source: The Philistine (1895–1915)
  • "Conscience is the name which the orthodox give to their prejudices."
    John Oliver Hobbes (18671906), British novelist and dramatist
    Source: A Bundle of Life (1894)
  • "Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm."
    Oscar Wilde (18541900), Irish writer and wit
    Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), ch. 1
  • "I’ve got just as much conscience as any man in business can afford to keep—just a little, you know, to swear by as ’t were."
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (18111896), US writer
    Source: Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), ch. 1
  • "It is always term-time in the court of conscience."
    Thomas Fuller (16541734), English physician and writer
    Source: Gnomologia (1732)
  • "Conscience gets a lot of credit that belongs to cold feet."
    US proverb
  • "A business must have a conscience as well as a counting house."
    Sir Montague Burton (18851952), British tailor and founder of the Burton Group
    Source: Attributed

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