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‘The truth will set you free’

Harry Kalaba says he is now at peace after resigning from Edgar Lungu’s corrupt government.

“I am at peace, so much peace. One of the greatest things I have submitted to in life is my conscience,” said Kalaba.

“I made the decision to leave for the greater good of this country which I dearly love.”

If you are honest, truly honest with yourself and others, you will have a lot of peace. Truth will never imprison you. Only the repression of your conscience will. This is what is meant by ‘The truth will set you free’.

Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it. “In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place,” said Mahatma Gandhi. It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience. “If all the world hated you and believed you were wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends,” said Charlotte Brontë.

It is said that the ultimate test of a person’s conscience may be her or his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.

Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.

“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully,” said Richard Bach.

Freedom is a clear conscience. Constant devotion to truth and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right,” said Martin Luther King Jr.

They say there’s no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.

Henry Hon wrote, “When a person denies his conscience for too long, it can become seared. That person becomes susceptible to receiving and accepting all sorts of harmful and evil things. This is true for both believers and unbelievers. A seared conscience will open a person up to demonic spirits and activities.”

Once the light shines on your path, you will see clearly. A good conscience will prevail over a bad decision.

“Self-respect and a clear conscience are powerful components of integrity and are the basis for enriching your relationships with others,” said Denis Waitley.

John Milton said, “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”

Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience and politics without principle become social sins.

It is said that through pride, we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience, a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.

“There are always two voices in our heads, the good and the bad. The tricky part is to figure out which one of them is doing the talking,” said Saahil Prem.

Anybody can be charming if they don’t mind faking it, saying all the stupid, obvious, nauseating things that a conscience keeps most people from saying. It is said that there is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man. Peter Kreeft said, “Conscience is thus explained only as the voice of God in the soul.”

“A conscience is that still small voice that people won’t listen to,” said Carlo Collodi.

The highest court is in the end one’s own conscience and conviction. Whenever you stand up for your conscience, be prepared to be hated by the wicked. But never, ever, let that scare you; for whenever you stand up for God, by him, you are loved.

Ignoring your conscience is the first violation of truth. Always listen to your conscience. If your conscience conflicts with your faith, question everything. Perhaps conscience did not always produce cowards. Sometimes it made a man feel better about himself.

Fear nothing but your conscience. Always be truthful and you will have fewer visits from regret, guilt or fear. Only those with a conscience can find an action unconscionable. “Don’t sell your conscience to the devil to stay in heavenly hell,” said Amit Abraham.

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