75 quotes about Conscience
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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.
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A good conscience is a continual feast.
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Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
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The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
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Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
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The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.
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The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.
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What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.
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The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.
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Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.
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No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!
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It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.
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There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right.
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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.
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If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?
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When I contemplate the accumulation of guilt and remorse which, like a garbage-can, I carry through life, and which is fed not only by the lightest action but by the most harmless pleasure, I feel Man to be of all living things the most biologically incompetent and ill-organized. Why has he acquired a seventy years life-span only to poison it incurably by the mere being of himself? Why has he thrown Conscience, like a dead rat, to putrefy in the well?
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Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
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The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
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O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
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Honor is the moral conscience of the great.
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Rules of society are nothing; ones conscience is the umpire.
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Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
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The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
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There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quite conscience.
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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.
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Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.
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Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
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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.
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I feel bad that I don't feel worse.
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Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.
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Conscience is a man's compass.
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In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, when the mind has a passive sensibility, but no active strength; when the imagination is a mirror, imparting vividness to all ideas, without the power of selecting or controlling them; then pray that your grieves may slumber, and the brotherhood of remorse not break their chain.
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I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
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A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
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Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
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Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
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Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
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The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
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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.
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A seared conscience is one whose warning voice has been suppressed and perverted habitually, so that eventually instead of serving as a guide, it only confirms the person in his premeditatedly evil course.
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Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
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Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
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Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.
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While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
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My conscience aches but it's going to lose the fight.
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I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
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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.
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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.
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Conscience is the chamber of justice.
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Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience.
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Conscience has nothing to do as lawgiver or judge; but is a witness against me if I do wrong, and which approves if I do right. To act against conscience is to act against reason and God's Law.
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Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking.
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He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.
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A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
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In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
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Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.
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What a man calls his conscience is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
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Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.
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Conscience does make cowards of us all.
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My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain.
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Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
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We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.
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There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
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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.
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Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
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A bad conscience has a very good memory
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God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won t.
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A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.
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One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.
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The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.
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Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience
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