Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.
~By James McHenry ~


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


Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us.
~By Henry Fielding ~


I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience.
~By Marguerite Young ~


Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
~By Bishop Robert South ~


On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed, with a number of others, I suffered extremely from the reproaches of my conscience.
~By Maria Monk ~


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


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.
~By Jerry West ~


Conscience. That stuff can drive you nuts.
~By Budd Schulberg ~


In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion.
~By Robert Casey ~


I do not see how a people that can find in its conscience any excuse whatever for slowly burning to death a human being, or for tolerating such an act, can be entrusted with the salvation of a race.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


To admit there is no god is to provide free license to pillage and rape with clear conscience.
~By Eli Khamarov ~


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


We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep.
~By Carl von Ossietzky ~


Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
~By W. H. Auden ~


The collective conscience of a hundred musicians is no light burden. Think for a moment of what it would mean to a pianist if by some miracle every key of his instrument should suddenly become a living thing.
~By Charles Munch ~


The conscience of the dying belies their life.
~By Luc de Clapier ~


Go by your own conscience.
~By Steve Chabot ~


Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God.
~By John Tyler ~


Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


When I got on the airplane in Indonesia coming to Japan, my intentions was to turn myself in to the military for the simple reason I would like to put my daughters with their mother, one thing. Another thing, I'd like to clear my conscience.
~By Robert Jenkins ~


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


Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
~By Robert Peel ~


Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service.
~By John Sergeant Wise ~


I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure.
~By Jim Doyle ~


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


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.
~By Lee H. Hamilton ~


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


In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


It wouldn't sit easily on one's conscience that you had been warned and there could be danger, but nevertheless you went ahead and said let's dispense these drugs.
~By Thabo Mbeki ~


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.
~By Anne Frank ~


I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.
~By Jonathan Miller ~


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


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.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.
~By Thomas S. Monson ~


A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
~By Elizabeth I ~


The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience.
~By John S. Dickey ~


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.
~By Jean Paul ~


Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic, dulling the conscience and blinding it against further light, and sometimes for years.
~By Rose Macaulay ~


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.
~By Beatrice Dalle ~


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


Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.
~By Barbara Deming ~


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


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


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.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
~By Michelangelo Antonioni ~


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.
~By Martin Sheen ~


We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
~By Claus von Stauffenberg ~


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


I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
~By William Ralph Inge ~


The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
~By Georges Rouault ~


Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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.
~By Jerry Falwell ~


A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again.
~By Pam Brown ~


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


My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.
~By Blanche Lincoln ~


There's so few people in this town with a conscience.
~By Blake Edwards ~


I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.
~By David Attenborough ~


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


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


Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.
~By Bono ~


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


For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
~By Martin Chemnitz ~


Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
~By William Godwin ~


I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything, and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


I believe you have to nurture your conscience.
~By Loretta Young ~


If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service.
~By Ida B. Wells ~


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!
~By David Eddings ~


We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience.
~By Aleksander Kwasniewski ~


He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.
~By Margaret Deland ~


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


'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
~By Thomas Paine ~


The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.
~By Izaak Walton ~


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


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


I was raised Baptist, and I like the fact that I got my conscience installed early.
~By Octavia Butler ~


You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


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


The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
~By Harper Lee ~


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


As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.
~By Logan Pearsall Smith ~


Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.
~By Robert Casey ~


They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


Well I've already made it clear that it's a matter for individuals in exercising their own judgement, their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy.
~By Ron Davies ~


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


We were a country band with a social conscience.
~By Kinky Friedman ~


Modesty is the conscience of the body.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
~By Thor Heyerdahl ~


The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~


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


It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~

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