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Conscience Quotes

Conscience is that troublemaker that drives the sleep out of your eyes when you have gone against it. It is that faculty that will be the first one to stop you from doing any wrong that goes against your moral evaluations. In short, conscience is the only factor, if you follow it, which will keep you in the straight path. However, the power of conscience can be quite fragile compared to your will to do wrong, but after the deed is done, its pinch will he the sharpest, which one can call guilt. So, no matter what, always heed to your conscience. The conscience quotes given below will give you a deeper understanding of this intuition.

Mark Twain

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

Thomas Mann

A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.

Antonin Scalia

More important than your obligation to follow your conscience, or at least prior to it, is your obligation to form your conscience correctly.

Robert Burns

There is nothing in the whole frame of man which seems to me so unaccountable as that thing called conscience.

Martin Luther

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.

Thomas Hobbes

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

John Milton

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

David Attenborough

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.

Elizabeth I

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

Jean Baudrillard

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

Robert Burns

In my conscience, I believe that my heart has been so oft on fire that it is absolutely vitrified.

Adam Smith

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

Joseph Conrad

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.

Adam Smith

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

Martin Luther

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

Mahatma Gandhi

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.

H. L. Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.

George Washington

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

B. R. Ambedkar

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.

Steve King

I'm more the conscience of the conservative than I am someone looking for consensus.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Mike Pence

I strongly oppose the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. We must stand for the right of every American to practice their faith according to the dictates of their conscience, whether it be in the public square or in the workplace.

Albert Camus

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Carl Jung

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.

Honoré de Balzac

Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.

Steven Wright

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Martin Luther

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

Honoré de Balzac

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Victor Hugo

Conscience is God present in man.

William Shakespeare

Love is too young to know what conscience is.

Michel de Montaigne

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

William Butler Yeats

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.

A. R. Rahman

A good film demands its own score, and if you are a musician, your conscience will never allow you to do something mediocre for a good film.

Bertrand Russell

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

Albert Camus

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

Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

Will Rogers

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

Edward Snowden

Citizens with a conscience are not going to ignore wrong-doing simply because they'll be destroyed for it: the conscience forbids it.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Michel de Montaigne

Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience.

Mahatma Gandhi

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

John McCain

We are a country with a conscience.

Albert Einstein

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

John McCain

It is foolish to view realism and idealism as incompatible or to consider our power and wealth as encumbered by the demands of justice, morality, and conscience.