„King subpoened the nation's conscience. He was killed for it.“
"Help", speech to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (3 March 2007), in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 111
Contexto: [Martin Luther] King subpoened the nation's conscience. He was killed for it.
— Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 a.C.
As quoted in the Historia Alexandri Magni of Pseudo-Kallisthenes, 1.37.9-13
Contexto: Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers.
„Cromwell: The King's a man of conscience and he wants either Sir Thomas More to bless his marriage or Sir Thomas More destroyed.
Rich: They seem odd alternatives, Secretary.
Cromwell: Do they? That's because you're not a man of conscience. If the King destroys a man, that's proof to the King that it must have been a bad man, the kind of man a man of conscience ought to destroy — and of course a bad man's blessing's not worth having. So either will do.“
— Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons (1960)
— James Dobson Evangelical Christian psychologist, author, and radio broadcaster. 1936
„The conscience is a dilemma for the believer in evolution. He doesn't know why it exists. Neither do the experts. Why would evolution create something that tells us that it's wrong to lie, to steal, to kill, and to commit adultery? Was primitive man committing these sins before he evolved a conscience? If he wasn't, why didn't his conscience evolve? If he was, why did the conscience evolve?“
— Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949
You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (2009)
— Mel Brooks American director, writer, actor, and producer 1926
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829
Wie die Senatoren der Römer sind die wahren Künstler ein Volk von Königen.
“Ideas,” Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), § 114
„To say that his conscience was clear would be inaccurate, for he did not have a conscience, but he had what was much better, an alibi…“
— P.G. Wodehouse, livro The Girl in Blue
The Girl in Blue (1970)
„My conscience is killing me, isn't it? And when you're immortal that can be a really long and ignominious death“
— Anne Rice, The Tale of the Body Thief
Fonte: The Tale of the Body Thief
„King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
„A Man like him (Tan Zuoren) is the back bone of our nation, is our nation's salt and calcium, is the foundation stone of the rebuilding of nation's morals; the beginning of the rebuilding of the society. To jail such a person, is to jail the nation's conscience.“
— Cui Weiping Chinese film critic 1956
自发而美好的思想感情 ——为谭作人先生呼吁 (11 April 2009) http://www.cuiweiping.net/blogs/cuiweiping/archives/133594.aspx
Original: (zh) 这样的人才是我们民族的脊梁，是我们民族的盐和钙质，是我们民族道德重建的基石、社会重建的出发点。将这样的人加以囚禁，等于直接囚禁我们民族的良心！
— Kigeli V of Rwanda Rwandan king 1936 - 2016
— Jens Stoltenberg Norwegian politician, 13th Secretary-General of NATO, 27th Prime Minister of Norway 1959
The City Hall Square Speech, July 25, 2011 ( BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14285020).
— Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia
Fonte: The King of Attolia
„And Adam ruled, for he was the King. Until the day his will to be King deserted him. Then he died, food for a stronger. And the strongest was always the King, not by strength alone, but King by cunning and luck and strength together. Among the rats.“
— James Clavell, livro King Rat
Fonte: King Rat
— Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow: 8 Stories
Fonte: His Last Bow: 8 Stories
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Said to a young Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who had written a piece critical of Plato in response to his earlier conversation with Emerson, as reported by Felix Frankfurter in Harlan Buddington Phillips, Felix Frankfurter Reminisces (1960), p. 59