Conscience

"Freedom is not a reward or a decoration that is celebrated with champagne... Oh no! It's a long distance race, quite solitary and very exhausting."
 

Albert CAMUS
French-Algerian author (1913-1960)

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it."
 

Albert EINSTEIN
German-American theoretical physicist (1879-1955)

Never, 'for the sake of peace and quiet', deny your own experience or convictions."
 

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl HAMMARSKJÖLD
Swedish statesman, secretary general of the United Nations (1905-61)

"Everyone has his own conscience, and there should be no rules about how a conscience should function."
 

Ernest HEMINGWAY
American novelist and short-story writer (1899-1961)

"When decorum is repression, the only dignity free people have is to speak out."
 

Abbie HOFFMAN
U.S. activist (1936-89)

"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's right."
 

Martin Luther KING Jr.
American clergyman and civil rights leader (1929-68)

"Nothing is more difficult and nothing requires more character than to find oneself in open opposition to one's time and to say loudly: NO! ."
 

Kurt TUCHOLSKY
Germany, 1933
German political satirist and journalist (1890-1935)

Last update: 26 January 2007


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