A Clear Conscience


This quote has been attributed by Goodreads to Mark Twain, and by BrainyQuote to Steven Wright. But a quick search of the web reveals no clear authorship.

But whatever the origin, this saying clearly reflects the certainty that no man is perfect; he is born with the predisposition and capacity to commit transgressions, and do harm to himself, his fellowmen, and to God. He can never lay claim to a clear conscience. He has, at some point in his life, surely did something wrong, whether in word, in deed, or evern merely in his heart; he is guilty of wrongdoing, however trivial.

Not to demotivate, but just to remind myself — I am not perfect, I am not righteous.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us      — 1 John 1:8

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God      Romans 3:23

As it is written, “There is no one righteous, not even one”      — Romans 3:10

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