You fly to company, to vain amusements, or the cares of this world to stifle the voice of conscience. Why do you strive to stifle her voice? Alas! it is because you know that conscience witnesses against you. But though you endeavor to drown her voice, yet you know that now and then she speaks in a tone of terror. And is this the happiness you promise yourself in the ways of sin?
Taken from the tract Warning Voice in the book The Publications of the American Tract Society
Tracts are from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries