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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Expediency
 
  It is easy to see how this moral discipline must fare under the doctrine of expediency,—a doctrine which teaches man to be looking continually abroad,—a doctrine which not only justifies but enjoins a distrust of the suggestions of the inward monitor; which will not permit the best feelings of the heart, its clearest dictates, its finest emotions, to have the smallest influence over the conduct; and, instead of yielding anything to their direction, cites them at its bar.
Robert Hall: Sentiments Proper to the Present Crisis.    
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  Nothing but the right can ever be expedient, since that can never be true expediency which would sacrifice a greater good to a less.
Richard Whately.    
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