Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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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.
~By Douglas MacArthur ~


He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


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


Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
~By Thomas Merton ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.
~By James MacGregor Burns ~


We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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


Lord of myself, accountable to none, but to my conscience, and my God alone.
~By John Oldham ~


A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
~By Carolyn Wells ~


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


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
~By Mark Twain ~


Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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


I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
~By Robert E. Lee ~


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 ~


Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties.
~By Jose Saramago ~


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 ~


Go by your own conscience.
~By Steve Chabot ~


One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.
~By John Dewey ~


A clear conscience is a sure card.
~By John Lyly ~


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


There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Conscience is God present in man.
~By Victor Hugo ~


'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 ~


We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


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 ~


A satellite has no conscience.
~By Edward R. Murrow ~


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.
~By Francis of Assisi ~


I often remembered also that I had been told, that we shall have as many devils biting us, if we go to hell, as we have unconfessed sins on our consciences.
~By Maria Monk ~


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.
~By Carl Jung ~


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


When your conscience says law is immoral, don't follow it.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


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


Finally we are a nation with some conscience. It means alliances are extremely important when they're based on a national interest. We have to have the ability to sustain our presence within those alliances.
~By Malcolm Wallop ~


In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.
~By Robert Hall ~


After closely examining my conscience, I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as in the contemporary ones.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson... even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.
~By Davy Crockett ~


The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.
~By Ezra Stiles ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
~By Martin Luther ~


If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. ~


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


People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained.
~By Jerome K. Jerome ~


Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


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


What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
~By Helen Rowland ~


So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
~By Robert Barclay ~


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


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 ~


In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience clause" that protects physician training programs that refuse to provide training for abortion procedures.
~By Ken Calvert ~


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


What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
~By Adam Smith ~


I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
~By Van Jones ~


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


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.
~By Pol Pot ~


Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore.
~By Bernard Cornwell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience, liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other individual enjoys the same right.
~By James Larkin ~


Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


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.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid.
~By Henry James ~


That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases.
~By Isaac Barrow ~


I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. '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 ~


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


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


I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
~By Ogden Nash ~


We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience... It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again.
~By Samuel Rutherford ~


The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences.
~By John Frame ~


A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
~By William Faulkner ~


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


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


Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
~By Irving Layton ~


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


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


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 photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience.
~By Ed Markey ~


But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.
~By James Otis ~


The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience.
~By Harold H. Greene ~


As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end.
~By Stacy Keach ~


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.
~By Barbara Deming ~


The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


Here rests the soul of our nation - here also should be our conscience.
~By Caspar Weinberger ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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

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July 21 ,2024
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