„The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Johannes Calvin
Schweizer Reformator französischer Abstammung und Begründer… 1509 - 1564

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„Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.“

—  Logan Pearsall Smith British American-born writer 1865 - 1946

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„A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„Man must be free of it all, of his bad conscience and of the bad salvation from this conscience in order to become in truth the way.“

—  Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965

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Kontext: Man must be free of it all, of his bad conscience and of the bad salvation from this conscience in order to become in truth the way. Now, he no longer promises others the fulfillment of his duties, but promises himself the fulfillment of man.

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„In hell, sinners shall forever lay all the blame on their own wills. Hell is a rational torment by conscience.“

—  Richard Baxter English Puritan church leader, poet, and hymn-writer 1615 - 1691

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„The dusk reeks of fornication and bad consciences.“

—  Alan Moore, buch Watchmen

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„The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Quelle: 1920s, Sceptical Essays (1928), Ch. 1: The Value of Scepticism

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„Science without conscience is the soul's perdition.“

—  Francois Rabelais, buch Gargantua und Pantagruel

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„People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.“

—  Mary McCarthy American writer 1912 - 1989

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„The body dies, and the soul remains, I dare to think. Life is short, and it has to be lived, but hell is eternal, and it has to be avoided.“

—  Angelo Vulpini Venezuelan recording artist 2003

Quelle: Posted on instagram @angelovulpini, September 2nd, 2021.

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„Confession is good for the conscience, but it usually bypasses the soul.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

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„Susan had an earnest soul, a conscience tending to morbidity.“

—  Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902

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„Destroy yourselves, you who are desperate, and you who are tortured in body and soul, abandon all hope. There is no more solace for you in this world. The world lives off your rotting flesh.“

—  Antonin Artaud French-Occitanian poet, playwright, actor and theatre director 1896 - 1948

Suicidez-vous, désespérés, et vous, torturés du corps et de l'âme, perdez tout espoir. Il n'y a plus pour vous de soulagement en ce monde. Le monde vit de vos charniers.
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„I have no fear of the Hereafter. An orthodox hell could hardly be more torture than my life has been.“

—  Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936

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