Everyone knows that all these big proclamations about honor are really just excuses invented to let people kill each other with a clear conscience.
Start your killers young, before their consciences are grown. Start them young and they will be lethal.
Nothing is more seductive for a man than his freedom of conscience, but nothing is a greater cause of suffering.
Conscience, my dear fellow, is a stick which every one takes up to beat his neighbor and not for application to his own back.
Ultimately our moral sense or conscience becomes a highly complex sentiment – originating in the social instincts, largely guided by the approbation of our fellow-men, ruled by reason, self-interest, and in later times by deep religious feelings, and confirmed by instruction and habit.