|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;|
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied oer with the pale cast of thought;
And enterprizes of great pith and moment,
With this regard, their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1. (His Soliloquy.)
|Trust that man in nothing, who has not a conscience in every thing.|
Sterne.Tristram Shandy, Vol. II. Chap. XVII, and Sermon 27.