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Quotes About Conscience
•“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.” 
― Richard Bach
•“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” 
― George Washington”
•“A quiet conscience makes one strong!” 
― Anne Frank
•“A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
― Georg Buchner 
•“It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.
― William Ellery Channing 
•“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.” 
― Toba Beta
•“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 
•“It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience.” 
― Martin Luther
•“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” 
― Leo Tolstoy
•“Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
― Angela Carter 
•“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” 
― Martin Luther King, Jr
•“No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.” 
― Stefan Zweig
“Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
― Ambrose Bierce   
•“Don't mistake dramatics for a conscience.” 
― Louise Penny.”
•“The antagonism between life and conscience may be removed in two ways: by a change of life or by a change of conscience.” 
― Leo Tolstoy
•“Conscience is thus explained only as the voice of God in the soul.” 
― Peter Kreeft
•“I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things.” 
― Octavia E. Butler
•“Evil turned out not to be a grand thing. Not sneering Emperors with their world-conquering designs. Not cackling demons plotting in the darkness beyond the world. It was small men with their small acts and their small reasons. It was selfishness and carelessness and waste. It was bad luck, incompetence, and stupidity. It was violence divorced from conscience or consequence. It was high ideals, eve, and low methods.” 
― Joe Abercrombie
•“I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand they only. Know this at last.” 
― Charlotte Bronte
•“The one thing that doesn't abide majority rule is a person's conscience.” 
― Harper Lee
•“It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.” 
― John Henry Newman
•“To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necessarily strengthen conscience and the ability to be compassionate. It can also corrupt them. Once one has seen such images, one has started down the road of seeing more - and more. Images transfix. Images anesthetize.” 
― Susan Sontag
•“Discernment is the son of good judgment and the father of self-control. When mixed with an already clear conscience, the ability to read the true motives of a critic keeps one's conscience both clear and at ease.” 
― Criss Jami
“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi
•“Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.”
― H. L. Mencken 
“The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca   
•“I should fancy, however, that murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.” 
― Oscar Wilde
•“You have a conscience, and a conscience is a valuable attribute, but not if it begins to make you think you were to blame for what is far beyond the scope of your responsibility.” 
― Philip Roth
•“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” 
― John Milton
•“Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.” 
― H.L. Mencken
•“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi
•“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. ” 
― C.G. Jung
•“Conscience is the light by which we interpret the will of God in our own lives.” 
― Thomas Merton
•“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   
•“The study of law can be disappointing at times, a matter of applying narrow rules and arcane procedure to an uncooperative reality; a sort of glorified accounting that serves to regulate the affairs of those who have power--and that all too often seeks to explain, to those who do not, the ultimate wisdom and justness of their condition.

But that's not all the law is. The law is also memory; the law also records a long-running conversation, a nation arguing with its conscience.” 
― Barack Obama
•“The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.” 
― Criss Jami
•“If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.” 
― Charlotte Bronte
“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 
•“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 
•“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.”
― Mahatma Gandhi 
•“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. 
•“I couldn't begin to tell you what terrible trigger for such insanity lies deep in my sub-conscious. Though no doubt some would say that, indeed, it may be some demon of conscience. A deeply buried guilt for some unforgivable depravity. Then again, perhaps not.” 
― Angel Rosa
•“We must imagine our lives well. We must engage our conscience. Conscience is the voice of God in the nature and heart of man.” 
― Laura Kasischke
“Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.”
― George Sewell 
•“Only those with a conscience can find an action unconscionable.” 
― F.D. Crandall
•“Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.” 
― George Eliot
•“Wounds sustained for the sake of conscience carry their own balsam with the blow.” 
― Walter Scott
•“Conscience, Christ, and the gift of faith make evil men uneasy in their sin. They feel that if they could drive Christ from the earth, they would be free from "moral inhibitions." They forget that it is their own nature and conscience which makes them feel that way. Being unable to drive God from the heavens, they would drive his ambassadors from the earth. In a lesser sphere, that is why many men sneer at virtue--because it makes vice uncomfortable.” 
― Fulton J. Sheen
•“Don't question your conscience so much--it will get out of tune like a strummed piano. Keep it for great occasions.” 
― Henry James
•“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 
•“Fear only one person that is God, listen to only one voice that is your conscience”.” 
― Amit Abraham
•“A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.”
― Sydney Smith 
•“People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained.”
― Jerome K. Jerome 
•“Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us.”
― Henry Fielding 
•“Courage without conscience is a wild beast.”
― Robert Green Ingersoll   
•“Conscience allows us to do two things: Pass judgment on ourselves; approve or condemn our own conduct.”
― Edwin Louis Cole 
•“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 
•“Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
― Thomas Aquinas 
•“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 
•“Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience.”
― Michel de Montaigne 
•“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 
•“Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.”
― James Freeman Clarke 
•“Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.”
― Josh Billings 
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