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Conscience Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Conscience

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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

Related topics: Values

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

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

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

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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

'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


 

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Go by your own conscience.
- Steve Chabot

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

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

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.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.
- Henry Waxman

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

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 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

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

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

Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

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.
- Thomas S. Monson

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

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

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

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

I have no bad conscience.
- Alois Brunner

If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic,
he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.
- Kenneth L. Pike

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

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

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

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.
- Martha Reeves

One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day.
This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience.
- Lee H. Hamilton

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.
- Douglas MacArthur

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it;
but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
- Madame de Stael

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

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

The Boogeyman is your conscience.
The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior.
I love this Boogeyman.
- Sergio Aragones

Conscience without judgment is superstition.
- Benjamin Whichcote

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

As far as the charge against me is concerned I have a clear conscience.
- Wilhelm Frick

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 have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things.
- Octavia Butler

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

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

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

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

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion.
- Lillian Hellman

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

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

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on.
- Budd Schulberg


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