People are forever being unjustly persecuted, struggling with their conscience, risking all to do the right thing.
Lieberman to Filibuster Public Option as ‘Matter of conscience’
In what sense can the government "hold her accountable" in any way that is not dwarfed by her own conscience, and memory?
Psychopaths lack fear, conscience, and morality—functions critically subserved by the amygdala.
Without a secret ballot, many people did not have the opportunity to vote their conscience.
Nowhere is conscience so dominant and all-absorbing as with New England women.
Here stands its Government, aware of its might but obedient to its conscience.
You will not be punished for taking the sheets more than your conscience reproves you.
Your conscience must tell you that I have the right to do so.
But you don't have to be satisfied with his conscience money any more.
early 13c., from Old French conscience "conscience, innermost thoughts, desires, intentions; feelings" (12c.), from Latin conscientia "knowledge within oneself, sense of right, a moral sense," from conscientem (nominative consciens), present participle of conscire "be (mutually) aware," from com- "with," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + scire "to know" (see science).
Probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidesis, literally "with-knowledge." Sometimes nativized in Old English/Middle English as inwit. Russian also uses a loan-translation, so-vest, "conscience," literally "with-knowledge."
conscience con·science (kŏn'shəns)
The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong.
The part of the superego that judges the ethical nature of one's actions and thoughts and then transmits such determinations to the ego for consideration.
that faculty of the mind, or inborn sense of right and wrong, by which we judge of the moral character of human conduct. It is common to all men. Like all our other faculties, it has been perverted by the Fall (John 16:2; Acts 26:9; Rom. 2:15). It is spoken of as "defiled" (Titus 1:15), and "seared" (1 Tim. 4:2). A "conscience void of offence" is to be sought and cultivated (Acts 24:16; Rom. 9:1; 2 Cor. 1:12; 1 Tim. 1:5, 19; 1 Pet. 3:21).