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Conscience Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Conscience.

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

Related topics: Values

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

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

 

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.

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others:
or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict
truth can carry you through the world,
with either your conscience or your honor unwounded.
- Lord Chesterfield

Maybe I'll learn how, but the only thing I can do is
turn down parts that would hurt my conscience.
- Victoria Jackson

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

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
- Karl Barth

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

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

Conscience is a man's compass.
- Vincent Van Gogh

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health,
out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
- Adam Smith

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.
- Jim Doyle

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

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

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

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

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

One who breaks an unjust law
that conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts
the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

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

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

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Francis of Assisi

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

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

Call it my little gesture toward social conscience,
but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read.
Now that sounds pretentious!
- David Eddings

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

Modesty is the conscience of the body.
- Honore de Balzac

It is often said that second thoughts are best.
So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
- John Henry Newman

To endeavor to domineer over conscience,
is to invade the citadel of heaven.
- Charles V

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

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

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice
of a cause or one man's conscience.
- Harold H. Greene

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

We were a country band with a social conscience.
- Kinky Friedman

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

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

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


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