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Wise Quotes about Conscience

May you find great value in these Conscience quotes and sayings.

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

Related topics: Values Self Honor

'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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.
- Charlotte Bronte

A clear conscience is a sure card.
- John Lyly

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

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil,
a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
- William Godwin

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

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

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

I follow my conscience - and this is upsetting to some people,
but I maintain the conscience is going to be the only
thing between us and communication in the future.
- Matt Drudge

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

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

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway,
tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.
- Frank Howard Clark

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

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.
- Will Adams

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

It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished
conscience than to compass any object however great.
- William Ellery Channing

There is such a thing as a national conscience,
and it can be touched.
- Charles Kuralt

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.
- Maria Monk

You will be amused when you see that I have more than
once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience,
both knaves and fools.
- Giacomo Casanova

It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world.
- Stefan Zweig

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.
- Bernard Cornwell

Go by your own conscience.
- Steve Chabot

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not
strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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

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

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

I want to make this perfectly clear:
you can be sure that I will never be a yes-man except to my own conscience.
- Charles Edison

He will easily be content and at peace,
whose conscience is pure.
- Thomas Kempis

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.
- Martin Luther

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.
- Jerry Falwell

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

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.
- Shirley Temple

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

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

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

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.
- Lee Greenwood

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

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

A good conscience is a continual feast.
- Robert Burton

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

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

Conscience is a man's compass.
- 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.
- Jean Paul

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing;
and as the judgment,
so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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


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