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Quotes about Conscience

Let these Conscience quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

'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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities.
It grows with our social life, and a new social condition
means a radical change in conscience.
- Walter Lippmann

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge
is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance;
it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

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

Conscience is the root of all true courage;
if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
- James Freeman Clarke

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

One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day.
This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Conscience without judgment is superstition.
- Benjamin Whichcote

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience
like individual responsibility.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on.
- Budd Schulberg

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach

If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic,
he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of
faith is personal conscience.
I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church.
- Martin Sheen

If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.
- Max Frisch

You should not believe your conscience and your feelings
more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
- Martin Luther

In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me,
for she never speaks well of me herself,
nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
- William Congreve

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must
try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
- Leo Tolstoy

The president said, 'You've got to vote your conscience.
- Scott McClellan

Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience.
- Anne Hutchinson

To resort to power one need not be violent,
and to speak to conscience one need not be meek.
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
- Barbara Deming

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

It's clear price gouging...
The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively,
relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
- Maurice Hinchey

Call it my little gesture toward social conscience,
but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read.
Now that sounds pretentious!
- David Eddings

All credibility, all good conscience,
all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive
encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
- Thomas de Quincey

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists.
That is why they invented Hell.
- Bertrand Russell

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it;
but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
- Madame de Stael

When it's time for me to walk away from something,
I walk away from it.
My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
- Jerry West

I believe that global warming is a myth.
And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at
all and I'm going to buy a Suburban next time.
- Jerry Falwell

If a superior give any order to one who is under him
which is against that man's conscience,
although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
- Francis of Assisi

To endeavor to domineer over conscience,
is to invade the citadel of heaven.
- Charles V

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations.
He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
- Norman Rockwell

Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people.
It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly
etched in the national conscience,
of all of us.
- Barbara Jordan

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

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good
conscience on the proceeds.
- Logan P. Smith

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma.
Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath
of science is a contest with mistake,
and must keep the conscience alive.
- George Eliot

Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild
and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.
- Martha Reeves

Go by your own conscience.
- Steve Chabot

By definition, a government has no conscience.
Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
- Albert Camus

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

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience,
which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
- Angela Carter

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
- Elizabeth I

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors
in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
- John Calvin


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