Conscience Quotes

Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life

Norman Cousins

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

Martin Luther

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

George Bancroft

It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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 R. Covey

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

Chinese Proverb

Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.

Jim Carroll

We can always get along better by reason and love of truth than by worry of conscience and remorse. Harmful are these, and evil.

Baruch Spinoza

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

We are no longer fighting a great enemy, we are asserting a great principle: that the talents and dreams of average people their warm human hopes and loves should be rewarded by freedom and protected by peace. We are defending the nobility of normal lives, lived in obedience to God and conscience, not to government.

George Walker Bush

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 Jane Eyre

A wicked conscience mouldeth goblins swift as frenzy thoughts.

William Shakespeare

Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience.


A guilty conscience never feels secure.

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