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I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as an

I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as anyone and have long fought for freedom of conscience and speech.
Posted 4 months ago

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
Posted 4 months ago

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
Posted 4 months ago

My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believ

My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them.
Posted 4 months ago

Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.

Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.
Posted 4 months ago

People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of t

People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
Posted 4 months ago

Lord of myself, accountable to none, but to my conscience, and my God alone

Lord of myself, accountable to none, but to my conscience, and my God alone.
Posted 4 months ago

People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it

People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid.
Posted 4 months ago

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resi

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Posted 4 months ago

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
Posted 4 months ago

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our soc

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.
Posted 4 months ago

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this sy

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the syst
Posted 4 months ago