Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
~By Harper Lee ~


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.
~By Donald Cargill ~


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 ~


A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
~By Doug Larson ~


I think that if there are positions that you can't argue... then the responsibility is probably to resign. If one's own conscience is opposed to the requirements and responsibilities of the job, then it's time to leave the job.
~By Elena Kagan ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


The New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn't-it just stops you from enjoying it.
~By Cleveland Amory ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I have a clear conscience.
~By Wilhelm Canaris ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name, by serving any ambition and the sins of others; which though I did by the persuasion of other men, yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it.
~By William Laud ~


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


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


'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 ~


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


Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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.
~By Andrew Sullivan ~


A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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


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.
~By Simon Wiesenthal ~


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


If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


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


There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
~By Ingmar Bergman ~


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


Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Go by your own conscience.
~By Steve Chabot ~


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 ~


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 ~


Public opinion is a second conscience.
~By William R. Alger ~


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 ~


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


As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before.
~By Lester Bangs ~


Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Bernard Cornwell ~


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.
~By Will Adams ~


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 ~


Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
~By Adam Smith ~


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


We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation.
~By Peter Akinola ~


Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.
~By Henry Waxman ~


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


I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things.
~By Octavia Butler ~


Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
~By Joseph Cook ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
~By Alexander Solzhenitsyn ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Martha Reeves ~


The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.
~By Harold Coffin ~


Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


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


Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
~By George Sewell ~


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.
~By George Eliot ~


The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman.
~By Sergio Aragones ~


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 ~


Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious, or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously.
~By Jacques Lacan ~


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 ~


Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
~By George Washington ~


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. ~


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


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 ~


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


Conscience is a man's compass.
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


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 ~

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February 2 ,2023
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