“Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God."
- George Washington
"Conscience is the most sacred of all property."
-- James Madison
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience."
-- George Washington, The Rules of Civility, 1748
"There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage."
--John Witherspoon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, 1776