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Henry Taylor Quotes and Sayings

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Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.
- Henry Taylor

The world knows nothing of its greatest men.
- Henry Taylor

He who gives what he would as readily throw away,
gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
- Henry Taylor

The hope, and not the fact, of advancement,
is the spur to industry.
- Henry Taylor

 

No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener
as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.
- Henry Taylor

Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to
fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character.
For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men,
they do not choose, but are chosen.
- Henry Taylor

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience,
impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
- H. L. Mencken

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

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom,
power without conscience.
Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
- Omar N. Bradley

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
- French Proverb

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.
- Lee H. Hamilton

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience
and the understanding unfurnished and void.
- Michel de Montaigne

When it's time for me to walk away from something,
I walk away from it.
My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
- Jerry West

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior,
to the conscience of mankind.
- William Butler Yeats

After closely examining my conscience,
I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended
the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as
in the contemporary ones.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others:
or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
- Thomas Jefferson

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
- Harper Lee

Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience.
- Anne Hutchinson

To resort to power one need not be violent,
and to speak to conscience one need not be meek.
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
- Barbara Deming

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer
to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
- Hartley William Shawcross

On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed,
with a number of others, I suffered extremely from
the reproaches of my conscience.
- Maria Monk

A good conscience is a continual feast.
- Robert Burton

In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me,
for she never speaks well of me herself,
nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
- William Congreve

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience,
and therefore it is certain that no man serves God
with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
- Jeremy Taylor

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like
an incurable disease which causes him endless torment
but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
- Georges Rouault

Bibles are strong entrenchments.
Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses,
and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.
- James McHenry

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
- Max Beerbohm

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice
of a cause or one man's conscience.
- Harold H. Greene

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it;
but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
- Madame de Stael

In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best.
In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.
- Robert Hall

If a superior give any order to one who is under him
which is against that man's conscience,
although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
- Francis of Assisi

The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience,
and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth
or residence in a certain geographical area.
- James Larkin

As the price of gas goes up, people will become more
conscience of how much they use.
- Mike Rounds

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors
in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
- Ambrose Bierce

They talk of a man betraying his country,
his friends, his sweetheart.
There must be a moral bond first.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
- Joseph Conrad

To endeavor to domineer over conscience,
is to invade the citadel of heaven.
- Charles V

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience
and some good intentions in one's heart.
- John Dewey

I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage
of legislation that would pave the way to open the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
- Jim Ramstad

I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity
is the basis of everything,
and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity.
- Gustave Flaubert

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
- Elizabeth I

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave.
It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side,
and the voice of your conscience on the other.
- Douglas MacArthur

Lord of myself, accountable to none,
but to my conscience,
and my God alone.
- John Oldham

Give me the liberty to know, to utter,
and to argue freely according to conscience,
above all liberties.
- John Milton

The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively,
relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
- Maurice Hinchey

Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is,
should or could be the global gendarme.
- Robert McNamara

We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.
- Arthur Erickson

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
- Josh Billings

Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is
a mighty dangerous thing.
- Margaret Deland

Every human being has a work to carry on within,
duties to perform abroad, influence to exert,
which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
- William Ellery Channing


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