Conscience Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conscience

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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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
~By Lech Walesa ~


Go by your own conscience.
~By Steve Chabot ~


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 ~


What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.
~By Abbe Pierre ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
~By Irving Layton ~


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 ~


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 disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.
~By William E. Gladstone ~


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 ~


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


Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Our consciences are littered like an old attic with the junk of sheer conviction.
~By Wilford O. Cross ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure.
~By Jim Doyle ~


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


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


Conscience is God present in man.
~By Victor Hugo ~


The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
~By John Amery ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
~By Karl Barth ~


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 ~


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


Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


Conscience without judgment is superstition.
~By Benjamin Whichcote ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that.
~By Anita Hill ~


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


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


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


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


Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
~By Thor Heyerdahl ~


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 ~


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 ~


Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
~By Ogden Nash ~


There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
~By Saint Ambrose ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
~By Robert Peel ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Love is too young to know what conscience is.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.
~By Arthur Erickson ~

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