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Joseph Cook Quotes and Sayings

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Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
- Joseph Cook

Of all my wife's relations I like myself the best.
- Joseph Cook

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience,
mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation.
- Peter Akinola

We were a country band with a social conscience.
- Kinky Friedman

If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic,
he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge
is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
- John Calvin

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
- Carolyn Wells

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice
of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.
- William E. Gladstone

Film as dream, film as music.
No art passes our conscience in the way film does,
and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman

Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
- Francois Rabelais

I think middle-age is the best time,
if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience
which often sets in at about fifty.
- William Ralph Inge

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

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

The U.N.
acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five
percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social,
economic, educational and cultural fields.
- Shirley Temple

Go by your own conscience.
- Steve Chabot

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not
strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict
truth can carry you through the world,
with either your conscience or your honor unwounded.
- Lord Chesterfield

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good
conscience on the proceeds.
- Logan P. Smith

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them;
their notions of good and evil are the result of the
moral atmosphere they breathe.
- Jean Paul

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,
called conscience.
- George Washington

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but
as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience.
She takes her passion to its complete extreme.
- Beatrice Dalle

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil,
a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
- William Godwin

Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on.
- Budd Schulberg

A satellite has no conscience.
- Edward R. Murrow

The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible
conscience and an inflexible politeness.
- Marguerite Gardiner

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway,
tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild
and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.
- Martha Reeves

A clear conscience is a sure card.
- John Lyly

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing;
and as the judgment,
so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
- Thomas Hobbes

The conscience of the dying belies their life.
- Luc de Clapier

I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things.
- Octavia Butler

A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
- Georg Buchner

For two years living in a neutral country I have been
able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach
something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
- John Amery

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

In the end of five years I made supplication to the
king to go out of this land,
desiring to see my poor wife and children according
to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams

As far as the charge against me is concerned I have a clear conscience.
- Wilhelm Frick

Some people may believe that their conscience is enough
to guide them not to lie,
be deceitful or do the other things God has commanded us not to do.
I disagree.
- Lee Greenwood

Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
- Robert Peel

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

Here rests the soul of our nation - here also should be our conscience.
- Caspar Weinberger

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

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan


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