Quotes and Sayings about Conscience



"Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience."
- Will Adams
(Related: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

"In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature."
- Will Adams
(Related: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

"We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Faith, Money, Conscience, Salvation, Will)

"Public opinion is a second conscience."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Conscience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Legal, Challenge, Conscience, Humanity, Literature)

"O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!"
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Conscience)

"In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Development, Hinduism, Conscience, Reason, Thinking)

"There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Mind, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Country, Living, Propaganda, Years)

"The New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn't-it just stops you from enjoying it."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: Conscience, England)

"All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Conscience, Fighting, Freedom, Problems, Sense, Sin, Trying)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Right, Wrong)

"The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Love, Behavior, Conscience, Result)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Man, Order)

"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."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Car, Conscience, Driving, Fact, Hate)

"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
(Related: Experience, Poetry, People, First, Obscurity)

"Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Honesty, Conscience, Measure, Selfishness)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Opinions, Will, World, Wrong)

"Modesty is the conscience of the body."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Body, Conscience, Modesty)

"Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Conscience)

"Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Conscience, Errors)

"As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Society, People, Conscience, Drugs, Radical)

"So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative."
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

"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
(Related: Men, Society, Interest, Public)

"That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Truth, Conscience, Fact, Justice)

"Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Life, Conscience)

"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."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Society, Conscience, Deep, Space)

"The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Conscience, Cowards)

"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
(Related: Art, Music, Feelings, Dream, Conscience, Deep, Film)

"Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: God, Conscience, Forgetfulness)

"When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Action, Conscience, Film, Realism)

"Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Conscience, Mistakes, Reason)

"Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist."
- Bono
(Related: Brother, Church, Being, Conscience, Meaning, World)

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Conscience, Giants, World)

"If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Conscience, Friends, Guilt, World)

"A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again."
- Pam Brown
(Related: Conscience, Will)

"I have no bad conscience."
- Alois Brunner
(Related: Conscience)

"Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Health, Conscience, Property)

"A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Conscience, Man)

"Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leadership, People, Conscience, Nation)

"A good conscience is a continual feast."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Conscience)

"I was raised Baptist, and I like the fact that I got my conscience installed early."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Conscience, Fact)

"I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Conscience)

"No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another. We have to hold onto this difference."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Conscience, Difference, Law)

"In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience clause" that protects physician training programs that refuse to provide training for abortion procedures."
- Ken Calvert
(Related: Abortion, Law, Training)

"The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul."
- John Calvin
(Related: Soul, Conscience, Hell, Living)

"By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Government, Policy, Conscience, Nothing)

"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Art, Work, Confession, Conscience, Needs)

"I have a clear conscience."
- Wilhelm Canaris
(Related: Conscience)

"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
(Related: God, Conscience, Man, Now, Quiet, Sound)

"Now for my own case, I bless the Lord that, for all that hath been said of me, my conscience doth not condemn me. I do not say I am free of sin, but I am at peace with God through a slain Mediator; and I believe that there is no salvation but only in Christ."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Peace, God, Christ, Conscience, Now, Salvation, Sin)

"There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Government, Conscience, Law)

"Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Soul, Anxiety, Beginning, Conscience, Innocence)

"You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Conscience, Fools, Will)

"Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Legal, Abortion, Conscience, Nation, Rest, Will)

"In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Question)

"Go by your own conscience."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Conscience)

"Conviction is the conscience of the mind."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Conscience, Conviction, Mind)

"Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Work, Being, Conscience, Influence)

"It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Conscience)

"For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Conscience, Grace, Investigation, Reading, Scripture)

"Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Honor, Nothing, World)

"The conscience of the dying belies their life."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Life, Conscience, Dying)

"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 Howard Clark
(Related: Conscience, Man)

"Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Courage, Conscience, Man)

"The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Conscience)

"Conscience allows us to do two things: Pass judgment on ourselves; approve or condemn our own conduct."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Conscience, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Body, Conscience)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Country, First, Friends, Man, Talk)

"Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart."
- Joseph Cook
(Related: Conscience, Reason)

"Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Conscience)

"I'm fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very happily married and to have, on the whole, a fairly clear conscience."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Books, Conscience)

"As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Work, History, People, Congress, Conscience, Future, Generations, Indifference)

"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
(Related: Change, Power, Imagination, Awareness, Conscience, Freedom, Self, Self awareness, Will)

"It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson... even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Conscience, Name, Principles)

"Our consciences are littered like an old attic with the junk of sheer conviction."
- Wilford O. Cross
(Related: Conviction, Old)

"The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Science, People, Conscience, Study, World)

"Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Conscience, Writing)

"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
(Related: Character, Conscience, Extreme, Passion)

"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
(Related: Policy)

"Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing."
- Margaret Deland
(Related: Common sense, Conscience)

"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
(Related: Power, Action, Conscience)

"Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Action, Effect, Force)

"One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart."
- John Dewey
(Related: Heart, Conscience, Deeds, Intentions)

"The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience."
- John S. Dickey
(Related: Education, Men, Competence, Conscience, End)

"Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Power, Health, Men, Conscience, Fame, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Family, Politics, Life, Conscience, Cure, Disease, Suffering)

"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
(Related: People, Communication, Conscience, Future)

"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
(Related: People, Conscience, Now, Teaching)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Want, Will)

"There's so few people in this town with a conscience."
- Blake Edwards
(Related: People, Conscience)

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Conscience, State)

"Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. 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
(Related: Science, Mistake, Conscience)

"A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Conscience, Nothing)

"We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Conscience, Exploitation)

"I believe that global warming is a myth. And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at all and I'm going to buy a Suburban next time."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Time, Conscience, Global warming, Myth, Problems)

"Evil societies always kill their consciences."
- James L. Farmer, Jr.
(Related: Evil)

"A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Dream, Gods, Conscience, Gain, Man, Order, Right)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Content, State)

"Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Conscience)

"I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything, and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Conscience, Conviction, Vanity)

"The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Failure, Conscience, Man)

"Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Authority, Conscience, Freedom)

"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
(Related: Churches, Conservative, Result, Theology, Worship)

"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
(Related: Thought, Heart, Conscience, Now, Words)

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Christmas, Conscience)

"As far as the charge against me is concerned I have a clear conscience."
- Wilhelm Frick
(Related: Conscience)

"We were a country band with a social conscience."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Conscience, Country)

"If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Conscience)

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Conscience, Court, Justice)

"In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Conscience, Law, Majority)

"The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Conscience, Voice)

"The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Conscience, Politeness)

"The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Conscience, Countries, Disease, Evil, Physicians, Practice)

"Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind."
- William Godwin
(Related: Government, Conscience, Evil, Forget, Mankind)

"Conscience is a man's compass."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Conscience, Man)

"Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Strength, Conscience, Faults, Justice)

"The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Cause, Conscience, Justice, Law, Man)

"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
(Related: God, Lie, People, Conscience, May)

"In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Thoughts, Conscience, First, Prudence)

"One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: People, Policy, Concern, Conscience, Day, National security, World)

"It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Mistake, Control, Breeding, Conscience, Mankind)

"Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Conscience)

"Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: God, Conscience, Voice)

"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Conscience, Fashion, Will)

"That's how most of us would feel. But the sport has a few deviants without consciences."
- Joe Henderson
"Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Peace, War, Conscience, Hate, Old)

"I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Conscience)

"The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: American, Conscience, Oil, Sense)

"It's clear price gouging... The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: American, Conscience, Oil, Sense)

"There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience."
- Paul Hindemith
(Related: Music, Conscience, Worth)

"A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Man, May)

"Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Spirit)

"Conscience is God present in man."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Conscience, Man, Present)

"Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Conscience, Saints)

"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
(Related: Time, Conscience)

"Courage without conscience is a wild beast."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Courage, Conscience)

"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, People, Conscience, Rights, Liberty, Press, Property, Will, Worth)

"Maybe I'll learn how, but the only thing I can do is turn down parts that would hurt my conscience."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Conscience, Hurt)

"People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid."
- Henry James
(Related: People, Conscience, Talk)

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Conscience, Gain, Needs, Tyranny)

"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
(Related: Change, Values, Circumstances, Conscience, Liberty, Man, May)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Health, Chance, Conscience, Freedom, Occupation, Result)

"When I got on the airplane in Indonesia coming to Japan, my intentions was to turn myself in to the military for the simple reason I would like to put my daughters with their mother, one thing. Another thing, I'd like to clear my conscience."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Daughters, Intentions, Military, Reason)

"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
(Related: Business, People, Conscience)

"I do not see how a people that can find in its conscience any excuse whatever for slowly burning to death a human being, or for tolerating such an act, can be entrusted with the salvation of a race."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Death, People, Act, Being, Conscience, Race, Salvation)

"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
(Related: Faith, Men, Strength, Church, Being, Conscience, Nation, Separation, State)

"Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Men, Bachelors, Wives)

"I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future."
- Van Jones
(Related: Time, Conscience, Energy, Fighting, Future, Past)

"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
(Related: People, Beliefs, Conscience)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Deep, Pride, Voice)

"I think that if there are positions that you can't argue... then the responsibility is probably to resign. If one's own conscience is opposed to the requirements and responsibilities of the job, then it's time to leave the job."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Time, Conscience, Job, Responsibility)

"The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change."
- Kenneth Kaunda
(Related: Change, Power, Force, Leading)

"As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: Dad, Conscience, Deep, Electricity, End, Kids, Light, Philosophy, Want)

"He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Peace, Conscience, Content, Will)

"When your conscience says law is immoral, don't follow it."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Conscience, Law)

"To admit there is no god is to provide free license to pillage and rape with clear conscience."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: God, Conscience)

"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.
(Related: Community, Conscience, Injustice, Law, Reality, Respect)

"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.
(Related: Community, Conscience, Imprisonment, Injustice, Law, Order, Reality, Respect)

"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.
(Related: Community, Conscience, Imprisonment, Injustice, Law, Order, Reality, Respect)

"If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Conscience, Country, Direction, Military)

"There is such a thing as a national conscience, and it can be touched."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Conscience)

"We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Judgment, Pain, Suffering, Today, Victims)

"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
(Related: Talent, Truth, People)

"A conscience without God is like a court without a judge."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: God, Conscience, Court)

"A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Conscience, Honor, Justice, Man, Vanity)

"The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area."
- James Larkin
(Related: Religion, Conscience, Question)

"Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience, liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other individual enjoys the same right."
- James Larkin
(Related: Conscience, Liberty, Right, Worship)

"A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Mistake, People, Conscience, Memory)

"Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name, by serving any ambition and the sins of others; which though I did by the persuasion of other men, yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it."
- William Laud
(Related: Men, Ambition, Conscience, Name, Persuasion)

"Conscience is the sentinel of virtue."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Virtue, Conscience)

"Conscience: self-esteem with a halo."
- Irving Layton
(Related: Self)

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
- Harper Lee
(Related: Conscience, Majority)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Majority)

"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
(Related: Posterity, Right)

"Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film, the heart of the film."
- Jared Leto
(Related: Heart, Character, Being, Conscience, Film)

"My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Anger, Heart, Decision, Behavior, Conscience, Emotion, Facts, President)

"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
(Related: Change, Life, Conscience, Radical)

"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."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Conscience, Help, Right, Will)

"Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Conscience, End, Justice, Will)

"You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Feelings, Conscience, Word)

"A clear conscience is a sure card."
- John Lyly
(Related: Conscience)

"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
(Related: Age, Conscience, Voice, World)

"Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic, dulling the conscience and blinding it against further light, and sometimes for years."
- Rose Macaulay
(Related: Act, Conscience, Light, Wrong, Years)

"The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Abuse, Being, Conscience, Treatment)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Fidelity, Modesty)

"It wouldn't sit easily on one's conscience that you had been warned and there could be danger, but nevertheless you went ahead and said let's dispense these drugs."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Conscience, Danger, Drugs)

"People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: People, Fear, Children, Judgment)

"The president said, 'You've got to vote your conscience."
- Scott McClellan
(Related: Conscience, President, Vote)

"I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Faith, People, Conscience, Decisions, Preaching, Right, Want)

"Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience."
- James McHenry
(Related: Men, Time, Conscience, Quiet)

"Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is, should or could be the global gendarme."
- Robert McNamara
(Related: Conscience, Sanity, states, United)

"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Conscience, Voice)

"Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Visit)

"A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Children, Conscience, Evil, Parents, Prison, School)

"Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Peace, War, Truth, Sacrifice, Conscience, Fidelity, Heroism, Labor, Purity)

"I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Conscience, Curiosity, Medicine)

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."
- John Milton
(Related: Conscience, Liberty)

"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
(Related: Hell)

"On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed, with a number of others, I suffered extremely from the reproaches of my conscience."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Church, Conscience, Day)

"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
(Related: Faith, Confusion, Conscience, Living)

"While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Peace, Friend, Conscience, Mind)

"Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Conscience, Honor)

"We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Conscience, Labor, Memory, Understanding)

"The collective conscience of a hundred musicians is no light burden. Think for a moment of what it would mean to a pianist if by some miracle every key of his instrument should suddenly become a living thing."
- Charles Munch
(Related: Burden, Conscience, Key, Light, Living, Musicians)

"A satellite has no conscience."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Conscience)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Conscience)

"I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Remorse)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Conscience, Judgment)

"All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Credibility, Senses)

"Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Conscience, Evil)

"Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Power, Being, Blame, Causes, Conscience, Judgment, Praise, Reason)

"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
(Related: Society, Conscience, Proof)

"Lord of myself, accountable to none, but to my conscience, and my God alone."
- John Oldham
(Related: God, Conscience)

"We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep."
- Carl von Ossietzky
(Related: Conscience, World)

"But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes."
- James Otis
(Related: Soul, Conscience, Folly, Guilt, Malice, Name)

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Man, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)

"'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Business, Death, Heart, Conscience, Principles, Will)

"The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Act, Conscience, Freedom, Nation, Spiritual, Will)

"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
(Related: Children, Conscience, Evil, Result)

"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Purpose, Conscience, Freedom, Humanity, Law, Voice)

"Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Agitation, Conscience, Laws, Nation)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Action, Being, Doubt, Fight, Open, Poverty)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Trouble, Will)

"I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear."
- Pol Pot
(Related: People, Conscience, Nation, Now)

"Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Conscience, Example, Importance)

"In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Life, Wife, Conscience)

"Science without conscience is the death of the soul."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Death, Science, Soul, Conscience)

"I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Conscience, Drilling, Legislation, Oil, Open, Vote, Wildlife)

"Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Food, Health, Conscience, Hell, May, Taste)

"Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Music, Thought, Dance, Conscience, Party, Tomorrow)

"No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!"
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Talent, Conscience, Feeling, Man)

"People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide."
- Will Rogers
(Related: People, Conscience, Lawyers)

"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Act, Misery, Will)

"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
(Related: Artist, Causes, Conscience, Disease, Joy, Name)

"As the price of gas goes up, people will become more conscience of how much they use."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: People, Conscience, Will)

"What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Love, Action, Man, Wine)

"The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Conscience, Cruelty, Delight, Hell)

"We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience... It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Grave, Nothing)

"Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Home, Beach, Conscience, Saying, Vote)

"If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless."
- Antonin Scalia
(Related: Experience, People, Conscience, Constitution, Lawyers)

"Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Peace, People, Conscience, Labor, Loss, Wrong)

"If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
(Related: Life, Ideas, Courage, Vision, Conscience, Mind)

"Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on."
- Budd Schulberg
(Related: Conscience, Driving, Living)

"Conscience. That stuff can drive you nuts."
- Budd Schulberg
(Related: Conscience)

"The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Conscience, First, Punishment, Sin)

"Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt."
- George Sewell
(Related: Fear, Conscience, Tax, Guilt)

"Love is too young to know what conscience is."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Love, Conscience)

"There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Conscience, Nothing)

"Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Men, Action, Mercy)

"There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience."
- Hartley William Shawcross
(Related: Leader, Conscience, Man)

"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
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Catholicism, Conscience)

"Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Politics, Conscience, Gallantry)

"The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Conscience, England)

"Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Virtue, Conscience, Vice)

"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"
- Adam Smith
(Related: Happiness, Health, Conscience, Debt, Man)

"Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Power, Habit, Conscience, Deeds, Enemies, Evil, Malice, Memories, Past, Pride, Selfishness)

"Lives are changed by a moment's listening to conscience, by a single and quiet inclination of the mind."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Conscience, Listening, Mind, Quiet)

"Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: People, Conscience)

"We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: Body, Conscience, Years)

"A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Health, Happiness, Conscience)

"Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Conscience, Humanity, Justice, Voice)

"There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us."
- Sophocles
(Related: Conscience)

"Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal."
- Bishop Robert South
(Related: Heart, Conscience, Guilt)

"God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress."
- Robert South
(Related: Men, Religion, God, Conscience, Credit, Dress, Easter, Measure, Satisfaction)

"The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Mistake, Conscience, Voice)

"Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Nothing, Responsibility)

"We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil."
- Claus von Stauffenberg
(Related: Challenge, Conscience, Evil, Man)

"The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Body, Conscience, Enjoyment, Exercise, Interest, Judgment, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Journalism, Profession)

"Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others."
- Henry Taylor
(Related: Men, Anticipation, Conscience, Opinions)

"Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Men, Anticipation, Conscience, Opinions)

"He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: God, Conscience, Man, Reason)

"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
(Related: Work, Conscience, Nations, United, World)

"In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Character, Conscience, Laws)

"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: War, Conscience, Ugly, Voice, Wage)

"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
(Related: Life, Conscience, Impossibility, Resolution)

"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
(Related: Men, Time, Reason, State)

"I am considering two things on a daily basis: what is right to do and what is wrong to do in my role as President of my people. According to my conscience, I am trying to abide by the right. My vision is peace. My vision is prosperity."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Peace, People, Vision, Conscience, President, Prosperity, Right, Trying, Wrong)

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Life, Books, Friends)

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."
- Mark Twain
(Related: God, Conscience, Country, Freedom, Goodness, Practice, Prudence, Speech)

"Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God."
- John Tyler
(Related: God, Being, Conscience, Man, Opinions, Religious, World)

"To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven."
- Charles V
(Related: Conscience, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Thought, Actions, Feeling)

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. '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."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Fear, Conscience, Nothing)

"The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Truth, People, Strength, Conscience, Dignity, Harmony, Nation, Solidarity, Workers)

"No, we are not the master of the state, said King. We are not the servant of the state. We are the conscience of the state. The churches or the religious community should be, I think, the conscience of the state. We're not just service providers."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Churches, Community, Conscience, Religious, Service, State)

"Finally we are a nation with some conscience. It means alliances are extremely important when they're based on a national interest. We have to have the ability to sustain our presence within those alliances."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Ability, Conscience, Interest, Nation)

"The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: Conscience, Nothing, Worth)

"But no man has a monopoly of conscience."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Conscience, Man)

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience."
- George Washington
(Related: Conscience, Fire, Labor)

"Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: Conscience)

"Here rests the soul of our nation - here also should be our conscience."
- Caspar Weinberger
(Related: Soul, Conscience, Nation)

"A guilty conscience is the mother of invention."
- Carolyn Wells
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Invention)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Man)

"If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Time, Work, People, American, Conscience, Justice, Law, Punishment, Race, Service)

"When it's time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough."
- Jerry West
(Related: Time, Body, Conscience, Mind)

"Conscience without judgment is superstition."
- Benjamin Whichcote
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Superstition)

"I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Conscience, Duty)

"We cannot, with good conscience, expect the British to set up an orderly schedule for the liberation of India before we have decided for ourselves to make all who live in America free."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: America, Conscience)

"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
(Related: Home, Conscience, Will)

"Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Duty, Needs, Ownership, Sense, Service)

"I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Conscience, Mankind)

"I believe you have to nurture your conscience."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Conscience)

"I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Conscience, Consciousness)

"It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world."
- Stefan Zweig
(Related: Conscience, World)