Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought;
And enterprizes of great pith and moment,
With this regard, their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1. (His Soliloquy.)

Trust that man in nothing, who has not a conscience in every thing.
Sterne.—Tristram Shandy, Vol. II. Chap. XVII, and Sermon 27.