Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.
Act III, Scene I
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Everyone knows that all these big proclamations about honor are really just excuses invented to let people kill each other with a clear conscience.
If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be his punishment – as well as the prison.
This is how warlike men assuage their consciences—by talk of glory.
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