Conscience Quotes

The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience. He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison.

Paul Gauguin

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

Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience and the council-chamber of thought.

Giambattista Basile

Only those with a conscience can find an action unconscionable.

F.D. Crandall

OATH, n. In law, a solemn appeal to the Deity, made binding upon the conscience by a penalty for perjury.

Ambrose Bierce

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

How tedious is a guilty conscience

John Webster

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes

Chinese Proverbs

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

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy

Izaak Walton

Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power.

Leo Toystoy

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Our conscience is a fire within us, and our sins as the fuel; instead of warming, it will scorch us, unless the fuel be removed, or the heat of it allayed by penitential tears.

John Mason

Conscience is a blushing, shamefaced spirit than mutinies in a man's bosom; it fills one full of obstacles.

William Shakespeare

A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.

Joseph Addison

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

George Bancroft

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Conscience is a man's compass

Vincent van Gogh

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

All a man can betray is his conscience.

Joseph Conrad

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

Mark Twain

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.

Izaak Walton

A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice

Walter Savage Landor

[Here] rests the soul of our nation-here also should be our conscience.

Caspar W. Weinberger
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