7/29/2014

Conscience, Courage, Honesty


CONSCIENCE:
  • "A clear conscience is the greatest armor." Chinese proverb.
  • "There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience." French proverb.
  • "You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience." Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.
  • "A clear conscience laughs at false accusations." Author Unknown.
  • "I believe that we cannot live better than in seeking to become better, nor more agreeably than having a clear conscience." Socrates.
  • "Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience. " Anonymous.
  • "I want to make this perfectly clear: you can be sure that I will never be a yes-man except to my own conscience." Charles Edison
  • "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."
COURAGE:

  • "You will never do anything in this world without courage." Aristotle.
  • "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Churchill.
  • "Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
  • "Courage is the main quality of leadership...no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk--especially in new undertakings." Walt Disney.
  • "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." John Wayne. (Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.")
  • "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • "Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
Honesty:
  • "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde.
  • "Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom." Thomas Jefferson.
  • "Truth never damages a cause that is just." Mahatma Gandhi.
  • "Anything is better than lies and deceit." Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina.
  • "It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie." Victor Hugo.
  • "Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery." Fyodor Dostoyevsky.