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Margaret Deland Quotes and Sayings

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

Convictions do not imply reasons.
- Margaret Deland

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue.
It's a spiritual dissipation.
- Margaret Deland

A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is
doing all that can be expected of it.
- Margaret Deland

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness.
I have a strong political conscience.
- Marguerite Young

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

A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept
from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
- William Faulkner

Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.
- Robert Casey

As Members of Congress and people of conscience,
we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history,
and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello

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

The end of education is to see men made whole,
both in competence and in conscience.
- John S. Dickey

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

To admit there is no god is to provide free license
to pillage and rape with clear conscience.
- Eli Khamarov

Conscience is the mirror of our souls,
which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
- George Bancroft

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

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

A good conscience is a continual feast.
- Robert Burton

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

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
- Karl Barth

I follow my conscience - and this is upsetting to some people,
but I maintain the conscience is going to be the only
thing between us and communication in the future.
- Matt Drudge

I was raised Baptist, and I like the fact that I got
my conscience installed early.
- Octavia Butler

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.
- Bernard Cornwell

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance
for the evil conscience of their parents.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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

I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience,
tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening
disease that politics is more important than finding a cure.
- Jim Doyle

The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.
- Izaak Walton

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

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

There is a higher law than the law of government.
That's the law of conscience.
- Stokely Carmichael

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

Call it my little gesture toward social conscience,
but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read.
Now that sounds pretentious!
- David Eddings

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

Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

But no man has a monopoly of conscience.
- Mary A. Ward

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

There is such a thing as a national conscience,
and it can be touched.
- Charles Kuralt

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

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

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

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

I did what my conscience told me to do,
and you can't fail if you do that.
- Anita Hill


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