Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it.
~By Isaac Bashevis Singer ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience.
~By Paul Hindemith ~


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.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Lee Greenwood ~


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


When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.
~By Kathryn Bigelow ~


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


As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened.
~By Jerry Costello ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society.
~By Michael Novak ~


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


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


I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of actions which our minds can not weigh, can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling which gives birth to forms of thought, always vague and cloudy?
~By Alfred de Vigny ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


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


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


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.
~By Stephen Covey ~


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 ~


People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
~By Mary McCarthy ~


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


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


The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change.
~By Kenneth Kaunda ~


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


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


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


The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation.
~By Franz von Papen ~


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


Go by your own conscience.
~By Steve Chabot ~


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 ~


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.
~By William Congreve ~


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


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


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


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


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 a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
~By Stokely Carmichael ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Madame de Stael ~


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


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 ~


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


Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.
~By Isaac Barrow ~


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 ~


Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
~By Robert South ~


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


I want to make this perfectly clear: you can be sure that I will never be a yes-man except to my own conscience.
~By Charles Edison ~


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


Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
~By Douglas Horton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I have no bad conscience.
~By Alois Brunner ~


As far as the charge against me is concerned I have a clear conscience.
~By Wilhelm Frick ~

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