Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#Conscience - we all have one

I'll not meddle with it, 
it is a dangerous thing, 
it makes a man a coward; 
a man cannot steal, 
but it accuseth him; 
a man cannot swear, 
but it checks him; 
a man cannot lie with his neighbour's wife, 
but it detects him: 
'tis a blushing shame-faced spirit, 
that mutinies in a man's bosom; 
it fills one full of obstacles: 
it made me once restore a purse of gold, 
that I found; 
it beggars any man that keeps it: 
it is turned out of all towns and cities for a dangerous thing; 
and every man that means to live well, 
endeavours to trust to himself, 
and live without it. 

[Richard III]