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conscience
used in Atlas Shrugged

22 uses
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Definition
feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • I came here to appeal to your conscience!
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (75% in)
  • There's not a speck of social conscience left in people.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (90% in)
  • Has he ever shown any sign of social conscience?
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (30% in)
  • To love her for her vices is to defile all virtue for her sake-and that is a real tribute of love, because you sacrifice your conscience, your reason, your integrity and your invaluable self-esteem.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (29% in)
  • My conscience is clear.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (40% in)
  • Your conscience bothering you?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (62% in)
  • I'm afraid Thanksgiving is a holiday only for those who have a clear conscience.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (3% in)
  • You can't be hard on a man who needs you, it will prey on your conscience for the rest of your life.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (21% in)
  • You wouldn't want to give support to the widespread impression that you are a man devoid of social conscience, who feels no concern for the welfare of his fellows and works for nothing but his own profit.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (54% in)
  • Save us from the man of clean conscience.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (48% in)
  • I placed pity above my own conscience, and this is the core of my guilt.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (96% in)
  • This is a battle that cannot be fought except with clean hands-because the enemy's sole power is in the sores of one's conscience-and I accepted a code that made me regard the strength of my hands as a sin and a stain.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (98% in)
  • Now, he could expect nothing but punishment, if he tried to follow his conscience.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (77% in)
  • They did not want him to have a conscience any longer.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (77% in)
  • The man in Bedroom A, Car No. 1, was a professor of sociology who taught that individual ability is of no consequence, that individual effort is futile, that an individual conscience is a useless luxury, that there is no individual mind or character or achievement, that everything is achieved collectively, and that it's masses that count, not men.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (95% in)
  • Do you think the country has time to bother about your opinions, your wishes or your precious little conscience?
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (75% in)
  • Their headlines said: "The New Social Conscience," "Our Duty to the Underprivileged," "Need versus Greed."
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (97% in)
  • I would not take it upon my conscience that anything produced by my mind should be used to bring them comfort.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (58% in)
  • We had just voted for the new plan and we were in an edgy sort of mood, making too much noise, cheering the people's victory, threatening some kind of unknown enemies and spoiling for a fight, like bullies with an uneasy conscience.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (41% in)
  • I have often wondered at the smugness with which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind-yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands?
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (86% in)
  • Just give me a job, and your conscience won't have to bother you about me any longer!
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (39% in)
  • .... your conscience!
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (75% in)

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