Henry Taylor: Conscience

My Conscience & I

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“Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others. ”
~Henry Taylor

Martin Luther King Jr : Respect for the law

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Kenneth Tynan: Conformity and corruption

How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself. -Kenneth Tynan, critic and writer (1927-1980).

Vincent van Gogh: Conscience

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Conscience is a man’s compass, and though the needle sometimes deviates, though one often perceives irregularities when directing one’s course by it, one must still try to follow its direction. –Vincent van Gogh, painter (1853-1890)