„King subpoened the nation's conscience. He was killed for it.“
— Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 a.C.
Context: 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. As quoted in the Historia Alexandri Magni of Pseudo-Kallisthenes, 1.37.9-13
„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 English playwright 1924 - 1995
„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
— James Dobson Evangelical Christian psychologist, author, and radio broadcaster. 1936
— Mel Brooks American director, writer, actor, and producer 1926
— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829
“Ideas,” Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), § 114
„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
„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
— Kigeli V of Rwanda Rwandan king 1936 - 2016