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English translation: In matters of conscience

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German term or phrase:In Sachen des Gewissens
English translation:In matters of conscience
Entered by: Julie Neill
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05:41 Jan 5, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Philosophy
German term or phrase: In Sachen des Gewissens ...
I have to translate the following quote from Mahatma Ghandi:
In Sachen des Gewissens ist die Mehrheit nicht zuständig.
Anyone got any thoughts on how to translate this?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 05:03
In matters conscience, majority rule has no place
Explanation:
There seem to be some differences as to what exactly he said, but check out these:

"In matters of conscience, majority rule has no place" -Mahatma Ghandi www.orst.edu/dept/afrotc/commission/2000/kowash.html

"In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place."-
members.aol.com/matthew561/taglines.htm

"In matters of conscience, majority rule does not matter."
www.actwin.com/fish/killietalk/month.9905/msg00327.html

HTH!
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 20:03
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Summary of answers provided
naIn matters conscience, majority rule has no placeUlrike Lieder
naIn what concerns matters of conscience
Elisa Capelão
name again
Natalie Grassmann
naIn matters of conscience...
Mats Wiman
namatters of conscience
Natalie Grassmann


  

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1 hr
matters of conscience


Explanation:
This would be the normal English phrase, so perhaps:

The masses have no competence concerning matters of conscience

but as to what he actually said..do you know if it was originally in English?


    None so far - I'll have a browse for you
Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 05:03
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Native speaker of: English

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1 hr
In matters of conscience...


Explanation:
majority has no jurisdiction/has no say

My own concoction


    MMI
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 05:03
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish

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1 hr
me again


Explanation:
- did a little search and unfortunately no mention of this quote, but several others containing 'matters of conscience', so you're pretty safe with that.


    google.com, znet quotes etc.
Natalie Grassmann
Italy
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3 hrs
In what concerns matters of conscience


Explanation:
In what concerns matters of conscience, the masses are not responsible/competent
Meaning most people dont want to listen to their conscience.


    My own interpretation of Ghandi's quote
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 04:03
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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Ulrike Lieder

Beth Kantus
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3 hrs
In matters conscience, majority rule has no place


Explanation:
There seem to be some differences as to what exactly he said, but check out these:

"In matters of conscience, majority rule has no place" -Mahatma Ghandi www.orst.edu/dept/afrotc/commission/2000/kowash.html

"In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place."-
members.aol.com/matthew561/taglines.htm

"In matters of conscience, majority rule does not matter."
www.actwin.com/fish/killietalk/month.9905/msg00327.html

HTH!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 20:03
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 4

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