Conscience Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old conscience quotes, conscience sayings, and conscience proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. Mark Twain
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. Albert Einstein
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. H L Mencken
Conscience is a great ledger book in which all our offences are written and registered, and which time reveals to the sense and feeling of the offender. Robert Burton
Fear nothing but your conscience. Suzy Kassem
There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us. Sophocles
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. Josh Billings
Conscience defined by the elders, passed on to the next generations. Toba Beta
Conscience was chiefly fear of society, or fear of oneself. D. H. Lawrence
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. Richard Bach
The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man. Napoleon Bonaparte
Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain. Douglas Horton
What a man calls his conscience is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love. Helen Rowland
Conscience is a man's compass. Vincent Van Gogh
A quiet conscience makes one strong! Anne Frank
Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. Samuel Butler
Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do. Joyce Meyer
Conscience, the organ of feeling which dominates us and of the opinions which rule us, is presumptuous in the strong, timid in the weak and unfortunate, uneasy in the undecided. Luc De Clapiers
Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge. Alphonse De Lamartine
Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape. George Bancroft
Conscience is thus explained only as the voice of God in the soul. Peter Kreeft
Conscience is the light by which we interpret the will of God in our own lives. Thomas Merton
It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience. Martin Luther
Conscience is not white, black or brown. Conscience is human. It is beyond race it is beyond religion, it is beyond all sectarianism. Abhijit Naskar
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us. Sigmund Freud
Conscience is that peculiar faculty of the soul which may be called the religious instinct. Samuel Smiles
Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism. Michel Foucault
No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it. Stefan Zweig
Consciences keep silence more often than they should, that's why laws were created. Jose Saramago
Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life. Karl Barth
Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it. Honoré de Balzac
Conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. William Shakespeare
Conscience is harder than our enemies, knows more, accuses with more nicety. George Eliot
From a cleansed conscience emerges a changed life. Billy Graham
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse. Oliver Goldsmith
The bite of conscience is indecent. Friedrich Nietzsche
A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation. Friedrich Nietzsche
Conscience can be silenced through an incessant disobedience Sunday Adelaja
Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing. Margaret Deland
A good conscience is a continual feast. Francis Bacon
Conscience is like a pet: If you spoil it by too much attention it'll start yipping at the most inopportune times. Connie Brockway
Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us. Jim Carroll
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good. Anonymous
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. H. L. Mencken
Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and most patient friend. Billy Graham
Conscience is an exact recorder, that writes every man's history; an inward witness, that will sooner or later speak the whole truth; an impartial judge, whose sentence will acquit or condemn. John Thornton
A conscience is that still small voice that people won't listen to. Carlo Collodi
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. Jeremy Taylor
Clear conscience sleeps through thunder. Jamaican Wisdom
A clear conscience is a soft mat. Swahili Wisdom
Whenever conflict arises between material and spiritual values, the conscience plays an important role, and anyone who suffers from a guilty conscience is never free from this problem until he makes peace with his conscience. Haile Selassie
Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?'. Martin Luther King
Truth is a peacemaker and a healer. It makes it possible for us to negotiate the world with a clear conscience and a pure heart. Roderick Terry
We have a moral obligation to be honest with those around us. Roderick Terry
There has to be a guard at the gate, when you manifest yourself wholly... That vessel is integrity, conscience and character. That guard of integrity usually gets killed, or fired. It's your conscience. Lauryn Hill
There comes a time when a moral man can't obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust. Martin Luther King
It is important to see that there are times when a man-made law is out of harmony with the moral law of the universe. Martin Luther King
It is easy to do right out of fear, but it is better to do right because right is right. Louis Farrakham
The imperative is to define what is right and do it. Barbara Jordan
A truly moral imagination that by its very nature and outlook is imbued with a profound respect for other people's lives. Thomas Glave
I learned to raise my eye to the high moral ground, and to stake my future on it. Arthur Ashe
The depraved maligns the depraved, and thinks that he himself, though conscious of the guilt, has escaped, as if consciousness were not a sufficient condemnation. Cyprian
Guilt never decays. Sotho Wisdom
If they are uttering insults and don't mean you, and yet you reply, you have condemned yourself. Tshi Wisdom
To those who are conscious of themselves there can be no incrimination from without, it must be from within. When a man's conscience convicts him then there is no appeal. Marcus Garvey
One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. Martin Luther King
I have no creative use for guilt, yours or my own. Audre Lorde
Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action, of buying time out of the pressing need to make clear choices. Audre Lorde
The best advice when called out for something that you've done or have failed to do: Swallow your pride, own up to it, take the medicine, pick up what's left and move on as best you can. Colbert King
My conscience is more trouble and bother to me than anything else I started with. Mark Twain
The voice of conscience has a difficult time making connections with the ears. Ed Howe
Conscience originated when the elderly father surrounded his wives and tools with a pious taboo against his son's desires. Freud
Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. Mencken
Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does. Evan Esar
Conscience is the playback of the still, small voice that warned you not to do it in the first place. Evan Esar
In every person's conscience there is a policeman who is usually off duty. Evan Esar
The reason conscience has a small, still voice is that it's often a small, still conscience. Evan Esar
More people would listen to their conscience if they could tell it what to say. Evan Esar
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent is obligatory. Steven Mason
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die. Martin Luther King
Lives are changed by a moment's listening to conscience, by a single and quiet inclination of the mind. George Albert Smith
The right of conscience and private judgement is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one. Steven Mason
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience. Barbara Deming
Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Steven Mason
Freedom of conscience is individual in its nature; it does not have a public component on its own. Steven Mason
We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation. Peter Akinola
Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience. Friedrich Willhelm Nietzsche
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence. Angela Carter