Conscience Quotes

Conscience is the internal perception of the reaction of a particular wish operating within us

Sigmund Freud

Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o' th' nation?

Samuel Butler

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.

Angela Carter

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

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.

Albert Camus

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.

George Bancroft

A land ethic, then, reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and preserve this capacity.


Our Party supports and will continue to support peoples fighting for their freedom. In so doing, the Soviet Union does not look for advantages, does not hunt for concessions, does not seek political domination and is not after military bases. We act as we are bid by our revolutionary conscience, our communist convictions.

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev

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

Cowardice asks: Is it safe? Expediency asks: Is it politic? But Conscience asks: Is it right?

William Punshon

Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience

Wes Fessler

Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.

Wes Fessler

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.The Trumpet of Conscience.

Martin Luther King Jr

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.

Mark Twain
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