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Conscience Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Conscience.

'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.
- Thomas Paine

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Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

 

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

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

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.
- Carl Jung

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

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.
- Anne Frank

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

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.
- Stephen Covey

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
- French Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Jeremy Taylor

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

In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience
clause" that protects physician training programs that
refuse to provide training for abortion procedures.
- Ken Calvert

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.
- Simon Wiesenthal

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.
- William Congreve

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

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

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

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

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.
- William Ralph Inge

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.
- John Amery

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

I have a clear conscience.
- Wilhelm Canaris

We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience,
and it must be done, because this man,
Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
- Claus von Stauffenberg

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

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.
- Van Jones

I believe you have to nurture your conscience.
- Loretta Young

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.
- Ogden Nash

We grow with years more fragile in body,
but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of
a bad conscience almost at once.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

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.
- James Larkin

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

The separation of church and state is a source of strength,
but the conscience of our nation does not call for
separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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.
- Martin Sheen

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.
- Thabo Mbeki

No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another.
We have to hold onto this difference.
- Rocco Buttiglione

I did not join the resistance movement to kill people,
to kill the nation.
Look at me now.
Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.
- Pol Pot

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

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.
- Andrew Sullivan

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience
and some good intentions in one's heart.
- John Dewey

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.
- Ingmar Bergman

A good conscience is a continual feast.
- Robert Burton

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.
- William Faulkner

Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic,
dulling the conscience and blinding it against further light,
and sometimes for years.
- Rose Macaulay

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

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

Conscience without judgment is superstition.
- Benjamin Whichcote

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

The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been
more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.
- Ida B. Wells

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

The end of education is to see men made whole,
both in competence and in conscience.
- John S. Dickey

I have no bad conscience.
- Alois Brunner

The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.
- Izaak Walton

Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
- Carolyn Wells

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

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.
- Harriet Martineau


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