conscience quotes

The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.
My speciality is Life.

Downpour: the whole sky onto my head, plumb-down, pouring vertically and pouring slantingly – a drench, a draught, a quarrel of rays of light with rays of rain – and you don’t count here: once you’re caught in it, grow!

A downpour of light.
A downpour of life.
—  Marina Tsvetaeva, from “Art in the Light of Conscience: Eight Essays on Poetry,