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Conscience Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Conscience

Please enjoy these Conscience Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

 

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience,
impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom,
power without conscience.
Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
- Omar N. Bradley

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face,
you should go home and examine your conscience.
- Woodrow Wilson

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
- French Proverb

Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is,
should or could be the global gendarme.
- Robert McNamara

Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film,
the heart of the film.
- Jared Leto

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I did what my conscience told me to do,
and you can't fail if you do that.
- Anita Hill

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking
have no scope for development.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict
truth can carry you through the world,
with either your conscience or your honor unwounded.
- Lord Chesterfield

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice
of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.
- William E. Gladstone

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world.
- Stefan Zweig

For two years living in a neutral country I have been
able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach
something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
- John Amery

I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis.
I am also the bad conscience of the Jews.
Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty.
- Simon Wiesenthal

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave.
It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side,
and the voice of your conscience on the other.
- Douglas MacArthur

Conscience is the mirror of our souls,
which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
- George Bancroft

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the
mind and shackles the conscience.
- Saint Ambrose

I'm fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham,
to be very happily married and to have,
on the whole, a fairly clear conscience.
- Bernard Cornwell

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end;
but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
- Martin Luther

The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been
more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.
- Ida B. Wells

Maybe I'll learn how, but the only thing I can do is
turn down parts that would hurt my conscience.
- Victoria Jackson

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but
as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience.
She takes her passion to its complete extreme.
- Beatrice Dalle

There is a higher law than the law of government.
That's the law of conscience.
- Stokely Carmichael

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance
for the evil conscience of their parents.
- H. L. Mencken

Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
- Edward Dahlberg

Lives are changed by a moment's listening to conscience,
by a single and quiet inclination of the mind.
- George A. Smith

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
- Michel Foucault

In the end of five years I made supplication to the
king to go out of this land,
desiring to see my poor wife and children according
to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams

I did not join the resistance movement to kill people,
to kill the nation.
Look at me now.
Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.
- Pol Pot

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies;
and now,
through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and
quiet as if I had never sinned.
- Donald Cargill

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness.
It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
- Sydney Smith

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience.
With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
- Voltaire

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them;
their notions of good and evil are the result of the
moral atmosphere they breathe.
- Jean Paul

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
- Carolyn Wells

The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience,
and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth
or residence in a certain geographical area.
- James Larkin

Every human being has a work to carry on within,
duties to perform abroad, influence to exert,
which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
- William Ellery Channing

It is often said that second thoughts are best.
So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
- John Henry Newman

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession,
it's a craft.
All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.
- Andrew Sullivan

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
- Joseph Cook

There is such a thing as a national conscience,
and it can be touched.
- Charles Kuralt

Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty.
If it be so, let the modesty succumb.
It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
- Harriet Martineau

Conscience.
That stuff can drive you nuts.
- Budd Schulberg

Give me the liberty to know, to utter,
and to argue freely according to conscience,
above all liberties.
- John Milton

Some people may believe that their conscience is enough
to guide them not to lie,
be deceitful or do the other things God has commanded us not to do.
I disagree.
- Lee Greenwood

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
- Max Beerbohm

No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another.
We have to hold onto this difference.
- Rocco Buttiglione


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