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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A bad conscience flies from the light as the devil from the cross.  German.  1
A clear conscience can bear any trouble.  2
A clear conscience is a good pillow.  French.  3
A clear conscience is a sure card.  4
A clear conscience is a wall of brass.  Latin.  5
A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.  6
A good conscience is a soft pillow.  German.  7
A good conscience is God’s eye.  Russian.  8
A good conscience is heaven, a bad one hell.  German.  9
A good conscience is the best divinity.  10
A good conscience is the best looking-glass of heaven.  Cudworth.  11
A good conscience is the best law.  12
A good conscience is wont to speak out.  Pousanias.  13
A good conscience knows no fear.  German.  14
A good conscience makes a joyful countenance.  German.  15
A grand eloquence, little conscience.  16
A guilty conscience is an enemy that lives with its possessor.  Tamil.  17
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.  18
A peace above all earthly dignities,
A still and quiet conscience.  Shakespeare.
A pure conscience may defy city gossips.  Benjamin Disraeli.  20
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.  21
An approving conscience is a perpetual feast; a guilty conscience a ceaseless torment.  C. C. Baldwin’s Moral Maxims.  22
Although invisible, there are always two witnesses present at our every action: God and our conscience.  23
An evil conscience breaks many a man’s neck.  24
An evil deed has a witness in the bosom.  Danish.  25
Conscience and wealth are not always neighbors.  Massinger.  26
Conscience cannot be compelled.  27
Conscience does make cowards of us all.  Shakespeare.  28
Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses.  Italian.  29
Conscience is the chamber of justice.  30
Conscience is the champion of justice.  31
Conscience may grant a truce to the guilty, but never makes a lasting truce.  Tacitus.  32
Conscience often stops at a molehill and leaps over a mountain.  Fielding.  33
You cannot purchase a good conscience.  34
He hath a conscience like a cheveril’s skin, that will stretch.  35
It is always term-time in a court of conscience.  36
Little conscience and great diligence make a great man.  37
Man’s conscience is the oracle of God.  Byron.  38
Nothing is more wretched than a guilty conscience.  Ben Jonson.  39
Put your hand in your conscience and see if it don’t come out as black as pitch.  Dutch.  40
Sell not thy conscience with thy goods.  41
The great theater of conscience is virtue.  Cicero.  42
The indispensable requisite to happiness is a clear conscience.  Gibbon.  43
The most sensual man that ever was in the world never felt so delicious a pleasure as a clear conscience.  Tillotson.  44
The motions of passion and conscience are two things.  45
There is a policeman in every man’s conscience; you may not always find him on the beat.  Punch.  46
We do nothing but in the presence of two great witnesses, God and our conscience.  47
You may often feel that heavily on your back which you took lightly on your conscience.  Danish.  48

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