Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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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 ~


Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.
~By Henry Taylor ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
~By W. H. Auden ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.
~By John Acton ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Go by your own conscience.
~By Steve Chabot ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


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 ~


If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


We cannot, with good conscience, expect the British to set up an orderly schedule for the liberation of India before we have decided for ourselves to make all who live in America free.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


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 ~


Now for my own case, I bless the Lord that, for all that hath been said of me, my conscience doth not condemn me. I do not say I am free of sin, but I am at peace with God through a slain Mediator; and I believe that there is no salvation but only in Christ.
~By Donald Cargill ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.
~By Max Frisch ~


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 ~


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 ~


While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


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


A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
~By Georg Buchner ~


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


'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 ~


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


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


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


Evil societies always kill their consciences.
~By James L. Farmer, Jr. ~


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 ~


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


Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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

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