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Conscience Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Conscience are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

'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 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

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

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


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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

An individual who breaks a 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 the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

I submit that an individual who breaks the law
that conscience tells him is unjust
and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail
to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Conscience is the window of our spirit,
evil is the curtain.
- Douglas Horton

It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world.
- Stefan Zweig

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

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

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

He will easily be content and at peace,
whose conscience is pure.
- Thomas Kempis

Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people.
It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly
etched in the national conscience,
of all of us.
- Barbara Jordan

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

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

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

There are only two things worth aiming for,
good music and a clean conscience.
- Paul Hindemith

By definition, a government has no conscience.
Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
- Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

I have no bad conscience.
- Alois Brunner

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

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

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

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

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
- George Sewell

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

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

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

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

When your conscience says law is immoral,
don't follow it.
- Jack Kevorkian

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

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

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

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

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

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end;
but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
- Martin Luther

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations.
He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
- Norman Rockwell

Lives are changed by a moment's listening to conscience,
by a single and quiet inclination of the mind.
- George A. Smith

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors
in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

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


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