June 12, 2016

A Clear Conscience

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
– Eleanor Roosevelt

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing,
than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
– Robert E. Lee

‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
– Thomas Paine

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
– B. C. Forbes

There are only two ways to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball.
One is to have a clear conscience,
and the other is to have no conscience at all.
– Ogden Nash (paraphrase)

Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
But conscience asks the question – is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today’s picture is of a Yazidi refugee camp.

Further reading: Passing the Torch

Your Choices Determine Everything


Martin Luther King, Jr.

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