Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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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. ~


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


There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
~By Sophocles ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The U.N. acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social, economic, educational and cultural fields.
~By Shirley Temple ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


Go by your own conscience.
~By Steve Chabot ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Conscience allows us to do two things: Pass judgment on ourselves; approve or condemn our own conduct.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
~By Hartley William Shawcross ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


A good conscience is a continual feast.
~By Robert Burton ~


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


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'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 ~


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 ~


If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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


I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


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


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


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


One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
~By Max Beerbohm ~

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September 28 ,2022
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