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Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
~By Martin Luther ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character.
~By Cal Thomas ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


An individual who breaks a 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 the law.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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


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 ~


As the price of gas goes up, people will become more conscience of how much they use.
~By Mike Rounds ~


But no man has a monopoly of conscience.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


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


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


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. ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
~By Dante Alighieri ~


I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience.
~By Tim McGraw ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I am considering two things on a daily basis: what is right to do and what is wrong to do in my role as President of my people. According to my conscience, I am trying to abide by the right. My vision is peace. My vision is prosperity.
~By Boris Trajkovski ~


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 ~


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


Conscience without judgment is superstition.
~By Benjamin Whichcote ~


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 ~


If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.
~By Antonin Scalia ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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 ~


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 ~


I have no bad conscience.
~By Alois Brunner ~


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 ~


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 ~


Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area.
~By James Larkin ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


No, we are not the master of the state, said King. We are not the servant of the state. We are the conscience of the state. The churches or the religious community should be, I think, the conscience of the state. We're not just service providers.
~By Jim Wallis ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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

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