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Consciences Quotes

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When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Related topics: Inspirational Values Compassion Value

People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
- Mary McCarthy

Our consciences are littered like an old attic with
the junk of sheer conviction.
- Wilford O. Cross

Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human
society it is requisite that the highest obligations
possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.
- Isaac Barrow

 

Well I've already made it clear that it's a matter
for individuals in exercising their own judgement,
their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy.
- Ron Davies

That's how most of us would feel.
But the sport has a few deviants without consciences.
- Joe Henderson

In this generation, the issue pressing that question
on our consciences is the issue of abortion.
- Robert Casey

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

The inability of those in power to still the voices
of their own consciences is the great force leading to change.
- Kenneth Kaunda

Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice.
It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.
- Barbara Deming

Evil societies always kill their consciences.
- James L. Farmer, Jr.

Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious,
or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people
with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously.
- Jacques Lacan

I often remembered also that I had been told,
that we shall have as many devils biting us,
if we go to hell, as we have unconfessed sins on our consciences.
- Maria Monk

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing,
than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
- Robert E. Lee

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences,
one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves,
because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state,
and all men of our time are in such a state.
- Leo Tolstoy

The result has been that although few conservative
Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way,
the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them.
This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences.
- John Frame

Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences
can be accommodated here,
even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred,
inalienable, and prior to civil society.
- Michael Novak

Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of
actions which our minds can not weigh,
can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling
which gives birth to forms of thought,
always vague and cloudy?
- Alfred de Vigny

What I would say to the young men and women who are
beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should
go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty,
not like going to the zoo but to take action,
to open their hearts and their consciences.
- Abbe Pierre

Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry,
they should first examine their consciences and ask
themselves with how many people and on how many occasions
they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
- W. H. Auden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public opinion is a second conscience.
- William R. Alger

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

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

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

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

Conscience is the root of all true courage;
if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
- James Freeman Clarke

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

You should not believe your conscience and your feelings
more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
- Martin Luther

Lord of myself, accountable to none,
but to my conscience,
and my God alone.
- John Oldham

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience.
With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities.
It grows with our social life, and a new social condition
means a radical change in conscience.
- Walter Lippmann

Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of
faith is personal conscience.
I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church.
- Martin Sheen

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

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

A satellite has no conscience.
- Edward R. Murrow

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

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


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