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    A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. ⏤ Mark Twain

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    There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

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Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Albert Einstein

There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.


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

One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.


The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

Harper Lee

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.

John Calvin

Conscience does make cowards of us all.

William Shakespeare

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

Conscience is a man's compass.

Vincent Van Gogh

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.

Napoleon Bonaparte

If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?


Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience.

Blaise Pascal

A clear conscience is a soft pillow.


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

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

Chinese Proverbs

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

Michel Foucault

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience

George Washington

Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.

George Santayana

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won t.


Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.

H. L. Mencken

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quiet conscience.


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

Sigmund Freud

The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.

Marguerite Blessington

The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.

Izaak Walton

Conscience. That stuff can drive you nuts.

Budd Schulberg

Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking.


Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.

Irving Layton

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Josh Billings

Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.

Doug Horton

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.

A bad conscience has a very good memory


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

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.

John Dewey

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

If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.

Max Frisch

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.

Thomas Hobbes

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Francis Bacon

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

We don't know much about the human conscience, except that it is soluble in alcohol.

John Mortimer

A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.


The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.

William Cowper

Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.

H. L. Mencken

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

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

Ambrose Bierce

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

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

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.

Alphonse De Lamartine

What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.

Christian Nevell Bovee

We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation.

Peter Akinola

In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.

Thomas De Quincey

Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.

Jim Carroll

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

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

H. L. Mencken

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.

Mary Wortley Montagu

Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.

Henry Fielding

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

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.

Jeremy Taylor

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

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.


There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.

Stokely Carmichael

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

Edmund Burke

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.

Ogden Nash

As the price of gas goes up, people will become more conscience of how much they use.

Mike Rounds

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Doug Larson

Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.

Samuel Butler

Evil societies always kill their consciences.

James L. Farmer, Jr.

We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.

Arthur Erickson

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.

Georg Buchner

No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!

Lord Byron

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

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.

Max Beerbohm

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

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

George Bancroft

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

Caspar Weinberger

My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain.

William Shakespeare

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe, the longer and more earnestly I reflect on them: the starry heavens without and the moral law within.

Immanuel Kant

Conscience was the barmaid of the Victorian soul. Recognizing that human beings were fallible and that their failings, though regrettable, must be humored, conscience would permit, rather ungraciously perhaps, the indulgence of a number of carefully selected desires.

C. E. M. Joad

The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill

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

Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a necessary evil, it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil.

Sydney J. Harris

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.

Mahatma Gandhi

I feel bad that I don't feel worse.

Michael Frayn

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

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Again and again I am brought up against it, and again and again I resist it: I don't want to believe it, even though it is almost palpable: the vast majority lack an intellectual conscience; indeed, it often seems to me that to demand such a thing is to be in the most populous cities as solitary as in the desert.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.

George Eliot

Rules of society are nothing; ones conscience is the umpire.

Madame Dudevant

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.

Leo Tolstoy

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!

Dante Alighieri

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.

Joseph Cook

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

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

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