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"I have no bad conscience." - Alois Brunner

"Few things are as bad as a guilty conscience." - Buchi Emecheta

"A bad conscience has a very good memory." - Anonymous

"A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Blushing, palpitations, a bad conscience-this is what you get if you haven't sinned." - Karl Kraus

"Conscience represents a fetich to which good people sacrifice their own happiness, bad people their neighbors'." - Ellen Glasgow

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

"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory." - Steven Wright

"Religion must be a punishment, because nobody gets religion who does not have a bad conscience." - August Strindberg

"In the West, people don't have any real problems. It's all based on bad conscience, a very Christian notion. I don't have any bad conscience. If there's a God that created us, if I am bad, it's his fault." - Marjane Satrapi

"I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty." - Simon Wiesenthal

"Don't judge a man's conscience by looking at his face cause he may have a bad heart." - William Shakespeare

"Disobedience to conscience is voluntary; bad poetry, on the other hand, is usually not made on purpose." - C S Lewis

"It's complicated, being an American, Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time." - Louis Simpson

"Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom." - Patrick Henry

"The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman." - Sergio Aragones

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

"It is as bad to clip conscience as to clip coin; it is as bad to give a counterfeit statement as a counterfeit bill." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"It is as bad to clip conscience as to clip coin; it is as bad to give a counterfeit statement as a counterfeit bill." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Phychical pain is more easily borne than physical; and if I had my choice between a bad conscience and a bad tooth, I should choose the former." - Heinrich Heine

"In the United States the whites speak well of the Blacks but think bad about them, whereas the Blacks talk bad and think bad aboutthe whites. Whites fear Blacks, because they have a bad conscience, and Blacks hate whites because they need not have a bad conscience." - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable." - John Robbins

"I'm a bad Jew, a bad Russian, a bad everything." - Joseph Brodsky

"We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"Before crime is committed conscience must be corrupted, and every bad man who succeeds in reaching a high point of wickedness begins with this." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Atheism, nine times out of ten, is born from the womb of a bad conscience. Disbelief is born of sin, not of reason." - Fulton J Sheen

"Every one of us has a bad conscience, which he tries to escape by going to sleep as quickly as possible." - Franz Kafka

"Guard yourself and your conscience no one else will and know that a bad decision at the right time can destroy you far more surely than any bullet!" - James Clavell

"The worst thing that can happen to a good teacher is to get a bad conscience about her profession because she feels herself hopeless as a psychologist." - William James

"We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"No one ever wants to see his or her name linked to anything bad. Conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can." - Harvey Mackay

"Although there is nothing so bad for conscience as trifling, there is nothing so good for conscience as trifles. Its certain discipline and development are related to the smallest things. Conscience, like gravitation, takes hold of atoms. Nothing is morally indifferent. Conscience must reign in manners as well as morals, in amusements as well as work. He only who is "faithful in that which is least" is dependable in all the world." - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"There's good art and there's bad art. A lot of action films are bad art, but Paul Greengrass showed us with the Bourne films that it's possible to make an action film with a political, social conscience." - Joe Wright

"Political correctness is bad." - Ted Cruz

"I'm bad at math." - John Oates

"Disobedience to conscience makes conscience blind." - C S Lewis

"An overblown conscience is an empty conscience." - Pascal Bruckner

"Prudence reproaches; conscience accuses." - Immanuel Kant

"Prudence approaches, conscience accuses." - Immanuel Kant

"Policy sits above conscience." - William Shakespeare

"Nature's hasty conscience." - Maria Edgeworth

"Laws change. Conscience doesn't." - Sophie Scholl

"My conscience is clear." - Jim Lehrer

"But if one doesn't have a character like Abraham Lincoln or Joan of Arc, a diet simply disintegrates into eating exactly what you want to eat, but with a bad conscience." - Maria Franziska von Trapp

"Sometimes nothing is so solid to me as writing - I suppose that's what a vocation means - at times a torment, a bad conscience, but all in all, purpose and direction." - Robert Lowell

"About what we neither know nor feel precisely while awake-whether we have a good or a bad conscience toward a certain person-our dreams instruct us fully and unambiguously." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The test of every religious, political, or educational system, is the man which it forms. If a system injures the intelligence it is bad. If it injures the character it is vicious. If it injures the conscience it is criminal." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Since I have introduced this term I had always a bad conscience. . . . I cannot help to feel it strongly and I am unable to believe that such an ugly thing should be realized in nature." - Albert Einstein

"In certain pious people I have found a hatred of reason, and have been favourably disposed to them for it: their bad intellectual conscience was at least exposed by that!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I think in the end officials in each country's judicial system will do what they believe is right because if they do something bad to somebody it's on their conscience for the rest of their lives." - Bernie Ecclestone

"[French intellectuals] could never address themselves to the working classes. They don't know what it means, and that gives them a bad conscience about it. [Albert] Camus has a greater proximity to those in poverty." - Catherine Camus

"What we really need to avoid is this epidemic of false positivism and false happiness, which says if it hurts, it must be bad. Sometimes it hurts because you have a conscience." - Marianne Williamson

"It's complicated, being an American, Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time. Perhaps, after all, this is not the right subject for a poem." - Louis Simpson

"If we regard this world only, it is the interest of every man to be either perfectly good or completely bad. He had better destroy his conscience than gently wound it." - Henry Fielding

"To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior righteous indignation -this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats." - Aldous Huxley

"The test of every religious, political, or educational system, is the man which it forms. If a system injures the intelligence it is bad. If it injures the character it is vicious, if it injures the conscience it is criminal." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Our diplomacy ended up giving a bad conscience to an international community capable only of expressing noble sentiments while doing nothing, .. So how can one explain that we are today investigating an action our country should be proud of?." - Alain Juppe

"A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing." - Payne Stewart

"When the money goes bad, everything else goes bad." - Bernard von NotHaus

"A bad facelift is like a bad toupee." - Gloria Steinem

"Unused rooms are such bad feng shui, really bad energy." - Alexandra Stoddard

"He needed a woman. Bad." - Linda Howard

"Shiny, let's be bad guys!" - Joss Whedon

"Knock your bad self out." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I'm a really bad liar." - Daniel Craig

"Bad company corrupts good character." - Menander

"My English is very bad." - Vladimir Putin

"I'm a very bad baker." - Eric Ripert

"Melancholy is no bad thing." - Sting

"Good people can do bad things, make bad decisions. It doesn't make them bad people." - Sonia

"Bad books engender bad habits, but bad habits engender good books." - Rene Descartes

"Everyone performs bad actions... A bad person is someone who does not lament his bad actions." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I'm bad at baking. I'm bad at letting go of things. I'm probably bad at reading." - Heidi Klum

"Conscience. Conscience is the ultimate measure of a man." - G. Willow Wilson

"Honour is external conscience, and conscience is inward honour." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"I have no conscience, Adolf Hitler is my conscience." - Hermann Goring

"Conscience is wiser than science." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"A good conscience is paradise." - Jacobus Arminius

"Conscience is a thousand swords." - William Shakespeare

"Don't throw away your conscience." - George Mcgovern

"Conscience, man's moral medicine chest." - Mark Twain

"Conscience is a Jewish invention." - Adolf Hitler

"Freedom is a clear conscience." - Periander

"Reason deceives us; conscience, never." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Conscience is a thousand witnesses." - Quintilian

"Conscience gets expensive, doesn't it?" - Saul

"Conscience is a man's compass." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I have a clear conscience." - Wilhelm Canaris

"Go by your own conscience." - Steve Chabot

"Conscience without judgment is superstition." - Benjamin Whichcote

"A satellite has no conscience." - Edward R Murrow

"A preacher who doesn't believe he's that bad will attract people who don't think they're that bad. And that's bad." - Tullian Tchividjian

"There's too much bad. The worst is mediocre. Bad is easy. There's high quality, there's pornography, and then there's bad." - Henry Blodget

"Bad people doing bad things is not interesting. What I find interesting is good people doing bad things." - Amy Bloom

"Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas." - Isaac

"Never, ever, work for bad people" - George Lois

"I've always had a bad attention span." - Charlie Brooker

"Hawaii ain't a bad place to work." - Ti

"I played every bad guy in Shakespeare." - Alton Brown

"You can't avoid mistakes and bad luck." - Mikhail Tal

"I'm, like, really bad at remembering names." - Dasha Zhukova

"Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy." - Brooks Atkinson

"No vice is so bad as advice." - Marie Dressler

"Nobody makes movies bad on purpose." - Roland Emmerich

"There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"I want to win too bad." - Paula Creamer

"I was so horrifically bad at tennis." - Ted Cruz

"I don't think bonuses are always bad." - Andrew Cuomo

"You got good and bad people everywhere." - Suge Knight

"I have a bad reputation, I guess." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"I love playing the bad girl." - Kristen Renton

"I love playing the bad girl." - Kristin Renton

"Twitter can be great and very bad." - Leann Rimes

"Corporate welfare isn't necessarily a bad thing." - James Surowiecki

"I'm the baddest among the bad guys." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"The deal looks bad and smells worse." - Michelle Malkin

"An intelligent sociopath can learn the rules about what's good and what's bad, what people see as good and bad. But they don't get that intervening sense of guilt, that pang of conscience, on account of it. So they tend to know what's wrong or right, they just don't care. That's another thing that they can use against us: that we do care. We're predictable in that." - Martha Stout

"The longer men sin, the more easily they can; for every act of transgression weakens conscience, stupefies intellect, hardens hearts, adds force to bad habits, and takes force from good example. And, surely, there is nothing in such associations; as wicked affinities will insure to the sinner in the future state, to incline him to repentance." - Edward Thomson

"In his heart every man knows quite well that, being unique, he will be in the world only once and that no imaginable chance will for a second time gather together into a unity so strangely variegated an assortment as he is: he knows it but hides it like a bad conscience." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"?'Just think, never to be glad or disappointed. Never to like anyone and get cross at him and forgive him. Never to sleep or feel cold, never to make a mistake and have a stomach-ache and be cured from it, never to have a birthday party, drink beer, and have a bad conscience... How terrible." - Tove Jansson

"Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." - John Stuart Mill

"(Marcullus:) You, sir, what trade are you? (Cobbler:) Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. (Marcullus:) But what trade art thou? Answer me directly. (Cobbler:) A trade, sir, that I hope I may use with a safe conscience, which is indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles." - William Shakespeare

"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' - this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats." - Aldous Huxley

"Is it not true that your gloominess and bad temper are due to your lack of determination in breaking the subtle snares laid by your own disordered desires? The daily examination of conscience is an indispensible help if we are to follow our Lord with sincerity of heart and integrity of life." - Josemaria Escriva

"[Men's] natural tendencies, natural proclivities, are bad. You gotta rein that in. You gotta dial that back. You need to really raise your conscience level and be aware of how others see you and dial it back, because it's just too predatory, brutish, what have you." - Rush Limbaugh

"I cleaned up. I quit drinking, I quit doing drugs, I quit stealing, I quit breaking into houses, I tried to quit being a bad human being. I developed a conscience later in life than many. I call it the lost-time-regained dynamic." - James Ellroy

"If you want to know the law and nothing else, you must look at it as a bad man, who cares only for the material consequences which such knowledge enables him to predict, not as a good one, who finds his reasons for conduct, whether inside the law or outside of it, in the vaguer sanctions of conscience." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"...we like somebody who succeeds with such bad conscience, and who seems to wish that he had the nerve to be a failure or, better still, something to which the terms success and failure don't apply-as when Mallory said, about Everest: Success is meaningless here." - Randall Jarrell

"'Just think, never to be glad or disappointed. Never to like anyone and get cross at him and forgive him. Never to sleep or feel cold, never to make a mistake and have a stomach-ache and be cured from it, never to have a birthday party, drink beer, and have a bad conscience... How terrible." - Tove Jansson

"Man, full of emptiness and torn apart with homesickness for the desert has had to create from within himself an adventure, a torture-chamber, an unsafe and hazardous wilderness- this fool, this prisoner consumed with longing and despair, became the inventor of 'bad conscience'." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Atheists have as much conscience, possibly more, than people with deep religious conviction, and they still have the same problem of how they reconcile themselves to a bad deed in the past. It's a little easier if you've got a god to forgive you." - Ian Mcewan

"Merchandise from Wal-Mart has become as ubiquitous as the water supply. Yet, still, the company is rebuked and reviled by anyone claiming a social conscience and is lambasted by legislators as if its bad behavior places it somewhere between investment bankers and the Taliban." - Charles Platt

"What I cannot live with may not bother another man's conscience. The result is that conscience will stand against conscience." - Hannah Arendt

"The cynic puts all human actions into two classes - openly bad and secretly bad." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Mediocre art is far worse than bad art. Bad art does not waste our time." - Don Paterson

"If goodness can't come from bad things, it makes bad things unbearable." - David Levithan

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Nothing that comes from the deep, passional soul is bad, or can be bad." - David Herbert Lawrence

"At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck." - Ian Fleming

"If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself." - Aesop

"Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad?" - Andy Grove

"If guys don't want me to write bad songs about them, they shouldn't do bad things." - Taylor Swift

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"Knowledge has the power to help us avoid making bad choices that produce bad results." - Zig Ziglar

"Good managements produce a good average market price, and bad managements produce bad market prices." - Benjamin Graham

"Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting - it is bad acting with the intent to deceive." - Bo Bennett

"Bad for the sake of bad is boring to me and not believable." - Bryan Cranston

"Police are not all bad guys. Nobody is all bad guys." - Karl A Menninger

"There are no bad people; there are only bad states of mind." - Frederick Lenz

"A quiet conscience makes one so serene." - Lord Byron



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