Jules Verne quote about conscience from Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - No man could demand from him an account of his actions; God, if he believed in one—his conscience, if he had one—were the sole judges to whom he was answerable.
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No man could demand from him an account of his actions; God, if he believed in one—his conscience, if he had one—were the sole judges to whom he was answerable.
 Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870). copy citation

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Author Jules Verne
Source Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Topic conscience God judgement action independence
Date 1870
Language English
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Note Translated by Lewis Page Mercier
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/164/164-h/164-h.htm

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“Who then would dare to pursue him at the bottom of the sea, when, on its surface, he defied all attempts made against him?
What vessel could resist the shock of his submarine monitor? What cuirass, however thick, could withstand the blows of his spur? No man could demand from him an account of his actions; God, if he believed in one—his conscience, if he had one—were the sole judges to whom he was answerable.
These reflections crossed my mind rapidly, whilst the stranger personage was silent, absorbed, and as if wrapped up in himself. I regarded him with fear mingled with interest, as, doubtless, OEdiphus regarded the Sphinx.” source
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