— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman,... 1706 - 1790
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Georg Büchner German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose 1813 - 1837
— Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274
Commentary on Romans, cap 14, I 3
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Book IV, Chapter 8, "Is Christianity Hard or Easy?"
„Citizens who refuse to obey anything but their own conscience can transform countries, it is the basis of any real democracy.“
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
— Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915
Said while being taken to his execution, as quoted in Philip Foner, The Case of Joe Hill (International Publishers Co., 1966), p. 108
— Franz Stangl Austrian-born SS officer, commandant at first Sobibór extermination camp and then Treblinka extermination camp 1908 - 1971
Quoted in "The Bormann Brotherhood" - Page 182 - by William Stevenson - 1973.
„“Dreams mean nothing,” he said coldly. “They are unreal.”
“They’re as real as anything else,” she shot back at him. “And they merely mean conscience.”“
— Fritz Leiber American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction 1910 - 1992
Chapter 14 (p. 145)
„No, it doesn’t mean anything, does it? People occasionally ask for your autograph or say, ‘I saw you in the paper’, but that doesn’t mean anything at all.“
— Stella Vine English artist 1969
Billen, Andrew. "I Made More Money As A Stripper..." http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/article445303.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2, (2004-06-15) On fame.
„Keep in mind, just because you don’t know the answer doesn’t mean that one does not exist. You simply haven’t discovered it yet.“
— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
„Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.“
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008
Letter to three students (October 1967) as translated in Solzhenitsyn: A Documentary Record (1970) edited by Leopold Labedz (1970) “The Struggle Intensifies".
„You cannot drag a man's conscience before any tribunal, and no one is answerable for his religious opinions to any power on earth.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821