Conscience Quotes

The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain. - Edward G Bulwer Lytton

 

There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right. - Winston Churchill

 

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

 

No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell! - Lord Byron

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A good conscience is a continual feast. - Francis Bacon

 

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man. - Napoleon Bonaparte

 

My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain. - William Shakespeare

 

What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law. - Christian Nevell Bovee

 

A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without. - Joseph Addison

 

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 A Clark

 

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

 

Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. - Samuel Butler

 

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. - Chinese Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

Conscience does make cowards of us all. - William Shakespeare

 

What a man calls his ''conscience'' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love. - Helen Rowland

 

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body. - Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

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

 

A clear conscience is a soft pillow. - German Proverb

 

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. - Germaine De Stael

 

Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking. - Proverb

 

Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience. - Blaise Pascal

 

Again and again I am brought up against it, and again and again I resist it: I don't want to believe it, even though it is almost palpable: the vast majority lack an intellectual conscience; indeed, it often seems to me that to demand such a thing is to be in the most populous cities as solitary as in the desert. - Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience. - George Santayana

 

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

 

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

 

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge. - Alphonse De Lamartine

 

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

 

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

 

One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout. - unknown

 

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won t. - unknown

 

A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can. - unknown

 

A bad conscience has a very good memory - unknown

 

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. - Jeremy Taylor

 

The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life. - George Eliot

 

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

 

Conscience is the chamber of justice. - Origen

 

Conscience has nothing to do as lawgiver or judge; but is a witness against me if I do wrong, and which approves if I do right. To act against conscience is to act against reason and God's Law. - Arthur Phelps

 

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body. - Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love. - Helen Rowland

 

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

 

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

 

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. - Jeremy Taylor

 

A bad conscience has a very good memory - Source Unknown

 

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

 

Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. - Samuel Butler

 

There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right. - Winston Churchill

 

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart. - Joseph Cook

 

Honor is the moral conscience of the great. - D'Avenant

 

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

 

Rules of society are nothing; ones conscience is the umpire. - Madame Dudevant

 

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism. - Michel Foucault

 

I feel bad that I don't feel worse. - Michael Frayn

 

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

 

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. - Henry James

 

Conscience was the barmaid of the Victorian soul. Recognizing that human beings were fallible and that their failings, though regrettable, must be humored, conscience would permit, rather ungraciously perhaps, the indulgence of a number of carefully selected desires. - C. E. M. Joad

 

A seared conscience is one whose warning voice has been suppressed and perverted habitually, so that eventually instead of serving as a guide, it only confirms the person in his premeditatedly evil course. - Robert J. Little

 

Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows. - Lucretius

 

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

 

My conscience aches but it's going to lose the fight. - Allanah Myles

 

A guilty conscience never feels secure. - Publius [Publilius Syrus]

 

My conscience is more trouble and bother to me than anything else I started with. - Mark Twain

 

There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man. - Polybius

 

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

 

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 one's conscience tells one that it is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. '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. - Leonardo da Vinci

 

Philanthropist: A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

 

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

 

A good conscience is a continual feast. - Robert Burton

 
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