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Conscience Quotes

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'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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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

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

 

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

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

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

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A good conscience is a continual feast.
- Robert Burton

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

To resort to power one need not be violent,
and to speak to conscience one need not be meek.
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
- Barbara Deming

I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but
as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience.
She takes her passion to its complete extreme.
- Beatrice Dalle

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 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

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

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

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

After closely examining my conscience,
I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended
the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as
in the contemporary ones.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.
- Honore de Balzac

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
- Harper Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
- Francois Rabelais

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

I have no bad conscience.
- Alois Brunner

So long as there are earnest believers in the world,
they will always wish to punish opinions,
even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and
their conscience that it is wrong.
- Walter Bagehot

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

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

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

They talk of a man betraying his country,
his friends, his sweetheart.
There must be a moral bond first.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
- Joseph Conrad

I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies;
and now,
through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and
quiet as if I had never sinned.
- Donald Cargill

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

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must
try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
- Leo Tolstoy

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance;
it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

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

A man's vanity tells him what is honor,
a man's conscience what is justice.
- Walter Savage Landor

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

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

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

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

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

I did what my conscience told me to do,
and you can't fail if you do that.
- Anita Hill

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience,
which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
- Angela Carter

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like
an incurable disease which causes him endless torment
but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
- Georges Rouault

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach

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


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