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Conscience quotes by Peter Wohlleben
#1. Occasionally, a tree is harvested with care and removed using horses. And so that old trees can fulfill their destinies, 5 to 10 percent of the area is completely protected. Lumber from forests with such species-appropriate tree management can be used with no qualms of conscience. Unfortunately, 95 percent of the current forest practice in Central Europe looks quite different, with the use of heavy machinery and plantation monocultures. #Quote by Peter Wohlleben
Conscience quotes by Michael Moore
#2. I ask all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia. #Quote by Michael Moore
Conscience quotes by John Selden
#3. He that hath a scrupulous conscience is like a horse that is not well weighed; he starts at every bird that flies out of the hedge. #Quote by John Selden
Conscience quotes by Alan Moore
#4. The dusk reeks of fornication and bad consciences. #Quote by Alan Moore
Conscience quotes by Anton Chekhov
#5. I confess I seldom commune with my conscience when I write. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Conscience quotes by Donald L. Hicks
#6. Until you are conscious of your conscience, you are morally unconscious. #Quote by Donald L. Hicks
Conscience quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#7. A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Conscience quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#8. Men have no excuse for not knowing about God because He has revealed Himself in man's conscience and in the physical world (Rom. 1:19, 20; 2:15). #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Conscience quotes by R. Newman
#9. Your clear conscience is due to a poor memory. #Quote by R. Newman
Conscience quotes by Euripides
#10. No man on earth is truly free, All are slaves of money or necessity. Public opinion or fear of prosecution forces each one, against his conscience, to conform. #Quote by Euripides
Conscience quotes by St. Vincent
#11. Oh but I'd pay anything to keep my conscience clean.I'm keeping my eyes on the the exit sign. Steady now. #Quote by St. Vincent
Conscience quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#12. Today, with the abundance of books available, it is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read. … Feed only on the best. As John Wesley's mother counseled him: 'Avoid whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, … increases the authority of the body over the mind. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Conscience quotes by Patrick Henry
#13. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of the conscience; and it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other. #Quote by Patrick Henry
Conscience quotes by Carl Von Ossietzky
#14. We cannot look to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep. #Quote by Carl Von Ossietzky
Conscience quotes by Jacque Fresco
#15. Living through the 1929 Great Depression helped shape my social conscience. During this time, I realized the earth was still the same place, manufacturing plants were still intact, and resources were still there, but people didn't have money to buy the products. I felt the rules of the game we play by were outmoded and damaging. This began a life-long quest resulting in the conclusions and designs presented in The Venus Project. #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Conscience quotes by Harry A. Blackmun
#16. The Free Exercise Clause at the very least was designed to guarantee freedom of conscience by prohibiting any degree of compulsion in matters of belief. It was offended by a burden on one's religion. The Establishment Clause can be understood as designed in part to ensure that the advancement of religion comes only from the voluntary efforts of its proponents and not from support by the state. Religious groups are to prosper or perish on the intrinsic merit and attraction of their beliefs and practices. #Quote by Harry A. Blackmun
Conscience quotes by Mark Twain
#17. Near by is an interesting ruin - the meagre remains of an ancient heathen temple - a place where human sacrifices were offered up in those old bygone days when the simple child of Nature, yielding momentarily to sin when sorely tempted, acknowledged his error when calm reflection had shown it him, and came forward with noble frankness and offered up his grandmother as an atoning sacrifice - in those old days when the luckless sinner could keep on cleansing his conscience and achieving periodical happiness as long as his relations held out; #Quote by Mark Twain
Conscience quotes by Richard Rohr
#18. If this inner and critical voice has kept you safe for many years as your inner voice of authority, you may end up not being able to hear the real voice of God. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Conscience quotes by Billy Graham
#19. You will never know the peace with God, peace of conscience, peace of mind, and peace of soul until you stand at the foot of the cross and identify yourself with Christ by faith ... this is peace with God. #Quote by Billy Graham
Conscience quotes by John Milton
#20. Yet much remains To conquer still; peace hath her victories No less renowned then war, new foes arise Threatening to bind our souls with secular chains: Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw. #Quote by John Milton
Conscience quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#21. When you indulge yourself in bitter thought, it feels so satisfying to fantasize about payback. But slowly and surely it will enlarge your capacity for self-pity, erode your ability to trust and enjoy relationships, and generally drain the happiness out of your daily life. Sin always the conscience, locks you in the prison of your own defensiveness and rationalizations, and eats you up slowly from the inside. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Conscience quotes by Winston Groom
#22. I cannot, in good conscience, allow money to be wasted on a failure. #Quote by Winston Groom
Conscience quotes by Raheel Farooq
#23. Time is conscience of the universe. #Quote by Raheel Farooq
Conscience quotes by Polybius
#24. There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man. #Quote by Polybius
Conscience quotes by Samanth Subramanian
#25. It is the postscript to the war that offers the most revelatory and startling commentary on Dutugemunu's life. Despite his newfound wealth and his peactime luxuries, Dutugemunu wanders gloomily about his palace, too often remembering the carnage he wrought on the battlefield and worried over the deep karmic deficits he has incurred. The elders of the Sangha, the Buddhist clergy, notice this and send a delegation of eight monks to minister to his anguish.

'In truth, venerable sirs,' Dutugemunu tells the monks when they arrive, 'how can there be comfort to me in that I caused the destruction of a great army of myriads of men?'

'There is no hindrance on the way to heaven because of your acts,' one of the monks assures his king. Slaughtering Tamils is no moral mistake. Only the equivalent of one and a half men died at Dutugemunu's hands, according to the Sangha's official arithmetic, because the Tamils 'were heretical and evil and dies as though they were animals. You will make the Buddha's faith shine in many ways. Therefore, Lord of Men, cast away your mental confusion.'

Being thus exhorted, the great king was comforted; his kill rate would never disturb him again. He does, however, recall that, once upon a breakfast, he ate a red-pepper pod without consciously setting aside a portion of it for the Sangha, as was the royal practice. 'For this,' he decides, 'penance must be done by me.' A hierarchy of sin springs into being, in which dishonourin #Quote by Samanth Subramanian
Conscience quotes by Adam Smith
#26. Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience. #Quote by Adam Smith
Conscience quotes by Edward Kennedy
#27. The real transgression occurs when religion wants government to tell citizens how to live uniquely personal parts of their lives. The failure of Prohibition proves the futility of such an attempt when a majority or even a substantial minority happens to disagree. Some questions may be inherently individual ones, or people may be sharply divided about whether they are. In such cases, like Prohibition and abortion, the proper role of religion is to appeal to the conscience of the individual, not the coercive power of the state. #Quote by Edward Kennedy
Conscience quotes by Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
#28. Conscience is the name which the orthodox give to their prejudices. #Quote by Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
Conscience quotes by Thomas Bernhard
#29. One of the most marvelous things I experienced was that you hold another one's hand in your hand, you feel the pulse, then it becomes slower and slower, then that's it. It's something enormous. Then you still hold that hand, then the nurse comes in, bringing with her the number for the corpse. The nurse wheels her out once more and says: "Come back later." Then you are immediately confronted with life again. You calmly get up and put things in order; in the meantime the nurse comes back and attaches the number to the corpse, you empty the bedside cabinet, the nurse says: "Don't forget the yogurt, you have to take it too." Outside you hear the crows -- it's like a theatrical play.

Then the bad conscience comes. A dead person leaves you with an immense guilt. #Quote by Thomas Bernhard
Conscience quotes by Carly Fiorina
#30. All of our effort should be focused on protecting the religious liberties and freedom of conscience for those Americans that profoundly disagree with the decision. #Quote by Carly Fiorina
Conscience quotes by C.S. Lewis
#31. Destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time, which they call the Present. For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity. Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which [God] has of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them. He would therefore have them continually concerned either with eternity or with the Present
either meditating on their eternal union with, or separation from, Himself, or else obeying the present voice of conscience, bearing the present cross, receiving the present grace, giving thanks for the present pleasure. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Conscience quotes by Pio Of Pietrelcina
#32. He who does not meditate acts as one who never looks into the mirror and so does not bother to put himself in order, since he can be dirty without knowing it. The person who meditates and turns his thoughts to God who is the mirror of the soul, seeks to know his defects and tries to correct them, moderates himself in his impulses and puts his conscience in order. #Quote by Pio Of Pietrelcina
Conscience quotes by Walter Lippmann
#33. 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. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Conscience quotes by Robert L. Reymond
#34. Man in his raw, natural state as he comes from the womb is morally and spiritually corrupt in disposition and character. Every part of his being-his mind, his will, his emotions, his affections, his conscience, his body-has been affected by sin (this is what is meant by the doctrine of total depravity) #Quote by Robert L. Reymond
Conscience quotes by Irvin D. Yalom
#35. Eternal recurrence means that every time you choose an action you must be willing to choose it for all eternity. And it is the same for every action not made, every stillborn thought, every choice avoided. And all unlived life will remain bulging inside you, unlived through all eternity. And the unheeded voice of your conscience will cry out to you forever. #Quote by Irvin D. Yalom
Conscience quotes by James MacGregor Burns
#36. Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership. #Quote by James MacGregor Burns
Conscience quotes by Sharon Kay Penman
#37. I do my best to build a strong factual foundation for each of my novels and rely upon my author's notes to keep my conscience clear. #Quote by Sharon Kay Penman
Conscience quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#38. It was simply a way of giving herself some relief, because actually they were joined till death by a bond that was more solid than love: a common prick of conscience. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Conscience quotes by Jules Simon
#39. Whoever attempts to suppress liberty of conscience finishes some day by wishing for the Inquisition. #Quote by Jules Simon
Conscience quotes by Martin Luther
#40. The Law terrorizes the conscience. The Law reveals the wrath and judgment of God. The Gospel does not threaten. The Gospel announces that Christ is come to forgive the sins of the world. The Gospel conveys to us the inestimable treasures of God. #Quote by Martin Luther
Conscience quotes by William Adams
#41. In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature. #Quote by William Adams
Conscience quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#42. The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Conscience quotes by Jack Kevorkian
#43. When your conscience says law is immoral, don't follow it. #Quote by Jack Kevorkian
Conscience quotes by Giulio Andreotti
#44. My conscience is clear, because I know that in my conscience and in front of God I am guilty of nothing. I hope human justice will see at the same way. #Quote by Giulio Andreotti
Conscience quotes by Norman Krasna
#45. I'm trying to figure out whether you're truly generous, or it's your conscience. Many people get credit for doing admirable things they really do because they'd be uncomfortable if they didn't . - Jane Kimball #Quote by Norman Krasna
Conscience quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#46. Every man has a paradise around him till he sins, and the angel of an accusing conscience drives him from his Eden. #Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Conscience quotes by George Gillespie
#47. All your winning or losing of a good conscience, is in your first buying; for such is the deceitfulness of sin, and the cunning conveyance of that old serpent, that if his head be once entering in, his whole body will easily follow after; and if he make you handsomely to swallow gnats at first, he will make you swallow camels ere all be done. Oh, happy they who dash the little ones of Babylon against the stones (Ps. 137:9)! #Quote by George Gillespie
Conscience quotes by Doug Horton
#48. Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain #Quote by Doug Horton
Conscience quotes by Pope Francis
#49. Indifference to our neighbor and to God also represents a real temptation for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience. #Quote by Pope Francis
Conscience quotes by Suzy Kassem
#50. The price for standing up for Truth, no matter how severe, will always be less than the price our souls will be penalized for not speaking up for our conscience. There is no greater crime in the universe than silencing your conscience. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Conscience quotes by Theresa Rebeck
#51. I may be a slut, but I'm a slut who is growing a conscience. #Quote by Theresa Rebeck
Conscience quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#52. EXHORT, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Conscience quotes by David Foster Wallace
#53. Some people, from what I've seen, boo, when they lie, they become very still and centered and their gaze very concentrated and intense. They try to dominate the person they lie to. The person to whom they're lying. Another type becomes fluttery and insubstantial and punctuates his lie with little self-deprecating motions and sounds, as if credulity were the same as pity. Some bury the lie in so many digressions and asides that they like try to slip the lie in there through all the extraneous data like a tiny bug through a windowscreen ... Then there are what I might call your Kamikaze-style liars. These'll tell you a surreal and fundamentally incredible lie, and then pretend a crisis of conscience and retract the original lie, and then offer you the like they really want you to buy instead, so the real lie'll appear a some kind of concession, a settlement with through. That type's mercifully easy to see through ... Or then the type who sort of overelaborates on the lie, buttresses it with rococo formations of detail and amendment, and that's how you can always tell ... So Now I've established a subtype of the over-elaborator type. This is the liar who used to be an over-elaborator and but has somehow snapped to the fact that rococo elaborations give him away every time, so he changes and now lies tersely, sparely, seeming somehow bored, like what he's saying is too obviously true to waste time on. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Conscience quotes by Charles Darwin
#54. The moral faculties are generally esteemed, and with justice, as of higher value than the intellectual powers. But we should always bear in mind that the activity of the mind in vividly recalling past impressions is one of the fundamental though secondary bases of conscience. This fact affords the strongest argument for educating and stimulating in all possible ways the intellectual faculties of every human being. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Conscience quotes by Samuel Johnson
#55. Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Conscience quotes by James Russell Lowell
#56. In vain we call old notions fudge, And bend our conscience to our dealing; The Ten Commandments will not budge, And stealing will continue stealing. #Quote by James Russell Lowell
Conscience quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#57. But if a good heart, a good intention, a subjective conviction are declared to be the sources from which actions derive their worth, then there is no longer any hypocrisy or evil at all; for whatever someone does, he can always turn it into something good through reflecting on his good intentions and motives, and so the moment of his convictions renders it good. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Conscience quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#58. I wanted to speak my conscience and have it matter. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Conscience quotes by Robert Casey
#59. Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience. #Quote by Robert Casey
Conscience quotes by Chris Cleave
#60. Death is 'where you run to when none of the principalities of your conscience will grant you asylum.' ... 'In my world [(Africa)] death will come chasing. In your world [(the West)] it will start whispering in your ear to destroy yourself.'
'We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? ... A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means 'I survived'
'A sad story means, this storyteller is alive. The next thing you know, something fine will happen to her, something marvellous, and she will turn around and smile. #Quote by Chris Cleave
Conscience quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#61. If you get a hard word from any one, keep silent, and his own conscience will accuse him. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Conscience quotes by Geraldine Jewsbury
#62. One's conscience reproaches one much more stingingly for one's follies than one's crimes. #Quote by Geraldine Jewsbury
Conscience quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#63. If one were quite sincere with oneself, no conscience, and hence no consciousness, could be expected to subsist in a world where such things as Mira's death were possible. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Conscience quotes by George Eliot
#64. Ingenious philosophers tell you, perhaps, that the great work of the steam-engine is to create leisure for mankind. Do not believe them: it only creates a vacuum for eager thought to rush in. Even idleness is eager now - eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing and cursory peeps through microscopes. Old Leisure was quite a different personage. He only read one newspaper, innocent of leaders, and was free from that periodicity of sensations which we call post-time. He was a contemplative, rather stout gentleman, of excellent digestion; of quiet perceptions, undiseased by hypothesis; happy in his inability to know the causes of things, preferring the things themselves. He lived chiefly in the country, among pleasant seats and homesteads, and was fond of sauntering by the fruit-tree wall and scenting the apricots when they were warmed by the morning sunshine, or of sheltering himself under the orchard boughs at noon, when the summer pears were falling. He knew nothing of weekday services, and thought none the worse of the Sunday sermon if it allowed him to sleep from the text to the blessing; liking the afternoon service best, because the prayers were the shortest, and not ashamed to say so; for he had an easy, jolly conscience, broad-backed like himself, and able to carry a great deal of beer or port-wine, not being made squeamish by doubts and qualms and lofty aspirations. #Quote by George Eliot
Conscience quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#65. Happy is the man who renounces everything which may bring a stain or burden upon his conscience #Quote by Thomas A Kempis
Conscience quotes by Andrei Tarkovsky
Conscience quotes by Suzy Kassem
#67. Fear nothing but your conscience. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Conscience quotes by Howard Jacobson
#68. By what twisted sophistication of argument do you harry people with violence off your land and then think yourself entitled to make high-minded stipulations as to where they may go now you are rid of them and how they may provide for their future welfare? I am an Englishman who loves England, but do you suppose that it too is not a racist country? Do you know of any country whose recent history is not blackened by prejudice and hate against somebody? So what empowers racists in their own right to sniff out racism in others? Only from a world from which Jews believe they have nothing to fear will they consent to learn lessons in humanity. Until then, the Jewish state's offer of safety to Jews the world over yes, Jews first – while it might not be equitable cannot sanely be constructed as racist. I can understand why a Palestinian might say it feels racist to him, though he too inherits a history of disdain for people of other persuasions to himself, but not you, madam, since you present yourself as a bleeding-heart, conscience-pricked representative of the very Gentile world from which Jews, through no fault of their own, have been fleeing for centuries... #Quote by Howard Jacobson
Conscience quotes by Eric Bana
#69. There wasn't a moment where I got into cars. It wasn't a conscience decision or something that came later, it was there since I was born. I just love it. #Quote by Eric Bana
Conscience quotes by Larry Tanner
#70. We parents are an extension of our children, not the other way around. We are their conscience until it becomes their responsibility to tell themselves what's right and necessary. We are their butlers until they are fully able to get the items they need and can clean up after themselves. We are their cheerleaders until they learn how to develop their own confidence and motivation. We are their counselors until they are able to take the lead in making the tough decisions that affect them. #Quote by Larry Tanner
Conscience quotes by John Scalzi
#71. It's just a reminder that war favors the rich. The ones who can leave, do. The ones who can't, suffer." Kiva was silent for a moment. Then, "Fuck you for having a conscience, Tomi. #Quote by John Scalzi
Conscience quotes by Michelle Heard
#72. I am.

My eyes are filled with stars,
my feet planted firmly on the ground.
My fingertips are in the pond of destiny
making ripples through life.

I've been to hell and back,
holding the scales of truth.

I'm your conscience,
and every haunting memory.

I've seen the cruelty of love.
I've bathed in the acid of deceit.
I've felt the coldness of death.

I've seen it all.
I'm chaos.
I'm revenge.
I am Fate. #Quote by Michelle Heard
Conscience quotes by Steven Erikson
#73. Bullies learn nothing when bullied in turn; there are no lessons, no about-face in their squalid natures. The principle of righteous justice is a peculiar domain where propriety and vengeance become confused, almost indistinguishable. The bullied bully is shown but the other side of the same fear he or she has lived with all his or her life. The about-face happens there, on the outside, not the inside. Inside, the bully and everything that haunts the bully's soul remains unchanged.

It is an abject truth, but conscience cannot be shoved down the throat. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Conscience quotes by Portia De Rossi
#74. It's always fun to play the innocent, no matter what you're doing. If you feel like you're doing the right thing, you can get away with a lot comedically. I had definitely missed not having a conscience. #Quote by Portia De Rossi
Conscience quotes by Erwin Rommel
#75. Whether I would survive a defeat lies in God's hands. The lot of the vanquished is heavy. I'm happy in my own conscience that I've done all I can for victory and have not spared myself. #Quote by Erwin Rommel
Conscience quotes by J.R. Ward
#76. When you were contemplating cheating on your mate, it was not easy on the conscience. And not something you wanted to do in the home you shared with her. #Quote by J.R. Ward
Conscience quotes by Friedrich A. Hayek
#77. What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one's conviction by sacrificing one's desires to what one thinks right. Only were we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good things have no title to praise. As Milton said: "If every action which is good or evil in a man of ripe years were under pittance an prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise should then be due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?"
Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily re-created in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, #Quote by Friedrich A. Hayek
Conscience quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#78. Trouble is the place where you find yourself when your judgment malfunction #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Conscience quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#79. The scorner has brought, in reference to himself, all religion and moral feeling to an end. He has sat down - is utterly confirmed in impiety, and makes a mock at sin. His conscience is seared, and he is a believer in all unbelief. Now, blessed is the man who sits not down in his SEAT. Adam Clarke. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Conscience quotes by Josephine Tey
#80. If there is anything that is likely to put me to sleep," he said, "it would be an English history book. So you can hold hands with a clear conscience." "I'm going with Nurse Burrows." "You can still hold hands." "I've no patience with you," she said patiently and faded backwards into the gloom. #Quote by Josephine Tey
Conscience quotes by Henry Fielding
#81. Conscience is a judge in every man's breast, which none can cheat or corrupt, and perhaps the only incorrupt thing about him; yet, inflexible and honest as this judge is (however polluted the bench on which he sits), no man can, in my opinion, enjoy any applause which is not there adjudged to be his due. #Quote by Henry Fielding
Conscience quotes by Robert Musil
#82. In earlier times, one had an easier conscience about being a person than one does today. People were like cornstalks in a field, probably more violently tossed back and forth by God, hail, fire, pestilence, and war than they are today, but as a whole, as a city, a region, a field, and as to what personal movement was left to the individual stalk – all this was clearly defined and could be answered for. But today responsibility's center of gravity is not in people but in circumstances. Have we not noticed that experiences have made themselves independent of people? They have gone on the stage, into books, into the reports of research institutes and explorers, into ideological or religious communities, which foster certain kinds of experience at the expense of others as if they are conducting a kind of social experiment, and insofar as experiences are not actually being developed, they are simply left dangling in the air. Who can say nowadays that his anger is really his own anger when so many people talk about it and claim to know more about it than he does? A world of qualities without a man has arisen, of experiences without the person who experiences them, and it almost looks as though ideally private experience is a thing of the past, and that the friendly burden of personal responsibility is to dissolve into a system of formulas of possible meanings. Probably the dissolution of the anthropocentric point of view, which for such a long time considered man to be at the cente #Quote by Robert Musil
Conscience quotes by Christoph Von Schmid
#83. There is nothing to fear on earth but sin. Prison and death are nothing compared to a guilty conscience. If we are destined to suffer unjustly, if all the world forsake us, God will not. Whatever happens, then, let us put our trust in God. #Quote by Christoph Von Schmid
Conscience quotes by Leo Lyon Zagami
#84. It is amazing to note, however, that an increasing number if esoteric [New Age] organizations that don't function as a screen for criminal activities related to the New World Order are often reduced to idle intellectual speculations or ridiculous ceremony. Such practices should be intended to perfect the individual and, if possible, take him to the realizations of a higher level, i.e. the awakening of his own conscience, not such rubbish as is witnessed. #Quote by Leo Lyon Zagami
Conscience quotes by Charles Darwin
#85. I fully subscribe to the judgement of those writers who maintain that of all the differences between man and the lower animal, the moral sense of conscience is by far the most important ... It is the most noble of all the attributes of man. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Conscience quotes by Marlon James
#86. And that's all this Prime Minister needed, a nice multi-syllable word like destabilization to turn it into a fucking jingle. But he threw us on the defensive in a way that I'll make sure never happens again. Of course the only people listening was Penthouse magazine. Goddamn, what does it mean when the conscience of America airbrushes pussy for a living? #Quote by Marlon James
Conscience quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#87. Conviction is not merely an opinion. It is something rooted so deeply in the conscience that to change a conviction would be to change the very essence of who you are. #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Conscience quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#88. Mind you, o braveheart sibling of mine, courage, conscience and compassion, these are the real Trinity of a civilized society. One who has these three flowing in one's veins, is the one who can build a real world of peace, love and harmony. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Conscience quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#89. This feeling of guilt is your conscience calling your attention to the higher road, and your heart wishing you had taken it. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Conscience quotes by William Shakespeare
#90. Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is slicked o'er with the pale cast of thought #Quote by William Shakespeare
Conscience quotes by Mary Midgley
#91. Darwin proposed that creatures like us who, by their nature, are riven by strong emotional conflicts, and who have also the intelligence to be aware of those conflicts, absolutely need to develop a morality because they need a priority system by which to resolve them. The need for morality is a corollary of conflicts plus intellect:

'Man, from the activity of his mental faculties, cannot avoid reflection. . . . Any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well-developed, or anything like as well-developed as in man.' - Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

That (he said) is why we have within us the rudiments of such a priority system and why we have also an intense need to develop those rudiments. We try to shape our moralities in accordance with our deepest wishes so that we can in some degree harmonize our muddled and conflict-ridden emotional constitution, thus finding ourselves a way of life that suits it so far as is possible.

These systems are, therefore, something far deeper than mere social contracts made for convenience. They are not optional. They are a profound attempt -- though of course usually an unsuccessful one -- to shape our conflict-ridden life in a way that gives priority to the things that we care about most.

If this is right, then we are creatures whose evolved nature absolutely requires that w #Quote by Mary Midgley
Conscience quotes by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
#92. Conscience serves us especially to judge of the actions of others. #Quote by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
Conscience quotes by Francois Rabelais
#93. Because, according to the sage Solomon, wisdom does not enter into a soul that seeks after evil, and knowledge without conscienceis the ruin of the soul, it behooves you to serve, love and fear God and to put all your thoughts and hope in him, and by faith founded in charity, be joined to him, such that you never be separated from him by sin. #Quote by Francois Rabelais
Conscience quotes by Dan Millman
#94. Happy people create happiness; it's the most contagious energy on Earth. Fearful, sad, angry, or miserable people only tend to spread these same qualities, even if working in the name of social conscience. #Quote by Dan Millman
Conscience quotes by Dick Durbin
#95. I have thought about this issue of abortion time and again. It is not an easy issue for most people.I came to believe over the years that a woman should be able to make this agonizing decision with her doctor and her family and her conscience, and that we should be very careful that we don't make that decision a crime except in the most extreme circumstances. #Quote by Dick Durbin
Conscience quotes by Carolyn Hax
#96. You can't make people like you under the best of circumstances, and you certainly can't make them like you while you're actively badgering them on what you perceive to be their failures of conscience. #Quote by Carolyn Hax
Conscience quotes by Guillaume Faye
#97. Conscience is perhaps, on the evolutionary scale, an illness and intelligence a burden. Man has lost touch with his natural survival instincts. We have not been on the Earth for a long time and it may be that, from life's point of view, or Gaïa's, we are a failed species, an abortive experiment; and that, especially by destroying the ecosystem that supports it, the suicidal human race is hastening its own disappearance. #Quote by Guillaume Faye
Conscience quotes by Judith Martin
#98. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, you may wear white shoes. Not before and not after. As a command, the White Shoe Edict should be clear and simple enough. Do not violate it. In a society in which everything else has become relative, a matter of how it makes you feel, a question between you and your conscience, and an opportunity for you to be really you, this is an absolute. #Quote by Judith Martin
Conscience quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#99. I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory. Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not? #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Conscience quotes by Cristiane Serruya
#100. One can say that Javert is our conscience. The ever lurking presence of the law and our own condemnation. The tension between who we were and who we are and who we can be. Javert represents that inescapable, shameful past that forever haunts and persues one's conscience. Javert is the man of the law, and ... There are no surprises with the law. The principle of retribution is simple and monotonous, like Euclidean logic. It's closed to all alternatives and shut up against divine or human intervention ... Indeed, Javert represents the merciless application of the law, the blind Justice that in the end is befuddled by hope and the possibility of redemption without punishment. #Quote by Cristiane Serruya
Conscience quotes by Raymond J. De Souza
#101. In restating this basic Christian doctrine, Benedict argues that it is not only for Christians alone. Others may not share the Christian faith in God, but the Christian proclamation that hope comes from within the person- in the realm of faith and conscience - is for them too. It offers an important protection against stifling and occasionally brutal social systems built on false hopes that come from outside the person, founded on political idealogies, economic models and social theories. #Quote by Raymond J. De Souza
Conscience quotes by Anonymous
#102. This custom is known as the "Frog Dropping" since every year on the first Wednesday before Lent four (or sometimes five) frogs are dropped from the tower of the church of St. Eustachius. They fall onto the pavement beneath, whereupon their remains are examined by the oldest accredited virgin in the town who acquires the honorific title of "Frog Maiden" therefrom. (And in all conscience, she often looks not unlike a frog.) The Frog Maiden is said to be able to foretell the future from these remains and if any spectator is splashed by the blood of the fallen frogs it is considered unusually lucky. #Quote by Anonymous
Conscience quotes by Matthew J. Hefti
#103. You'll never let me go, will you? Giving me the space and freedom I want isn't your idea of love, is it? You'd rather cut me deep on earth to spare me pain in hell, whereas I think hell is right here. #Quote by Matthew J. Hefti
Conscience quotes by Anna De Noailles
#104. Consider in his spiritual martyr this being who lies with closed eyes, dislocated like the victim of a brutal accident who no longer requires care or rescue. Count the stabbing wounds of the hideous disappointment in the human imagination. Auscultate this pensive desert where alternate the rale and the silence. Feel pity for the grief that calls not only for death, but for a disgracied death, and receive, o World, this weight of trampled dream in the paradise with no conscience of your vain eternity ! #Quote by Anna De Noailles
Conscience quotes by Thomas C. Oden
#105. The theater in which God has chosen to meet rational creatures quietly is the inward realm of conscience, moral reasoning, prayer, and study, especially study of the revealed Word. #Quote by Thomas C. Oden
Conscience quotes by Elizabeth Dole
#106. [On power:] Some people really have almost a disdain for that word. They feel it is alien to conscience. Power for power's sake, no. But the positive use of power for positive purposes is very important. You have to understand that. You've got to have a seat at the policy table if you want to make a difference. #Quote by Elizabeth Dole
Conscience quotes by Mark W. Boyer
#107. Some people awake each morning dreading the day looking for the negatives in their lives and in others, while some awaken fresh appreciating the opportunity to contribute to life, making the world a better place and see the positives. Neither is right or wrong for we are human, we all make a conscience choice everyday as to who we shall be. #Quote by Mark W. Boyer
Conscience quotes by Arthur James Moore
#108. Healing of the world's woes will not come through this or that social or political theory; not through violent changes in government, but in the still small voice that speaks to the conscience and the heart. #Quote by Arthur James Moore
Conscience quotes by Alexander Solschenizyn
#109. It has been known for centuries that Hunger . . . rules the world! (And all your Progressiv Doctrine is, incindentally, built on Hunger, on the thesis that hungry people will inevitable revolt against the well-fed.) Hunger rules every human being, unless he has himself consciously decided to die. Hunger, which forces an honest person to reach out and steal ("When the belly rumbles, conscience flees"). Hunger, which compels the most unselfish person to look with envy into someone else's bowl, and to try painfully to estimate what weight of ration his neighbor is receiving. Hunger, which darkens the brain and refuses to allow it to be distracted by anything else at all, or to think about anything else at all, or to speak about anything else at all except food, food, and food. Hunger, from which it is impossible to escape even in dreams -- dreams are about food, and insomnia is over food. #Quote by Alexander Solschenizyn
Conscience quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#110. Your face is my heart, Sassenach," he said softly, "and love of you is my soul. But you're right; ye canna be my conscience. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Conscience quotes by Alamvusha
#111. The Greatest Companionship you have is your Mind ... Your Conscience Mind ... The one which talks to you ! The only thing you need to make sure is that; it's positive ! #Quote by Alamvusha
Conscience quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#112. ...I don't think, though, that I ought to go very often to horse races, because they are awfully fascinating. Diana got so excited that she offered to bet me ten cents that the red horse would win. I didn't believe he would, but I refused to bet, because I wanted to tell Mrs. Allan all about everything, and I felt sure it wouldn't do to tell her that. It's always wrong to do anything you can't tell the minister's wife. It's as good as an extra conscience to have a minister's wife for your friend. And I was very glad I didn't bet, because the red horse did win, and I would have lost ten cents. So you see that virtue was its own reward... #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Conscience quotes by Robert J. Morgan
#113. Because Jesus was forsaken, we are forgiven. Because He was beaten, we are healed. Because He was thirsty, we're awash in the water of life. Because He died, we have an eternal home. No matter how deep our regrets, how searing our conscience, how messy our past, we start each day with a clean slate. All our failures are washed away in His blood. #Quote by Robert J. Morgan
Conscience quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#114. All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport
in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy.
[Quoted in Socialism and Foreign Policy and War and the Liberal Conscience] #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Conscience quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#115. Conscience is a great moralist inside us with a stick in its hand. It is a whip of virtue which oppresses us unmercifully when we do wrong. #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Conscience quotes by Raymond B. Fosdick
#116. The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life the dominant characteristic is that it is unafraid. It is unafraid of what other people think ... It does not adapt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbors. It thinks its own thoughts, it reads its own books. It develops its own hobbies, and it is governed by its own conscience. The herd may graze where it pleases or stampede where it pleases, but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone. #Quote by Raymond B. Fosdick
Conscience quotes by Charles Darwin
#117. Of all the differences between man and the lower animals, the moral sense or conscience is by far the most important ... [I]t is summed up in that short but imperious word ought, so full of high significance. It is the most noble of all the attributes of man, leading him without a moment's hesitation to risk his life for that of a fellow-creature; or after due deliberation, impelled simply by the deep feeling of right or duty, to sacrifice it in some great cause. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Conscience quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#118. Then what do you want?" she asked softly.
He shook his head without answering. But Sara knew. He wanted to be safe. If he were rich and powerful enough, he would never be hurt, lonely, or abandoned. He would never have to trust anyone. She continued to stroke his hair, playing lightly with the thick raven locks. 'Take a chance on me," she urged. "Do you really have so much to lose?"

He gave a harsh laugh and loosened his arms to release her. "More than you know."

Clinging to him desperately, Sara kept her mouth at his ear. "Listen to me." All she could do was play her last card. Her voice trembled with emotion. "You can't change the truth. You can act as though you're deaf and blind, you can walk away from me forever, but the truth will still be there, and you can't make it go away. I love you." She felt an involuntary tremor run through him. "I love you," she repeated. "Don't lie to either of us by pretending you're leaving for my good. All you'll do is deny us both a chance at happiness. I'll long for you every day and night, but at least my conscience will be clear. I haven't held anything back from you, out of fear or pride or stubbornness." She felt the incredible tautness of his muscles, as if he were carved from marble. "For once have the strength not to walk away," she whispered. "Stay with me. Let me love you, Derek."

He stood there frozen in defeat, with all the warmth and promise of her in his arms ... and he couldn't allow him #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Conscience quotes by Oswald Chambers
#119. These sermons of Jesus Christ are meant for your will and your conscience, not for your head. If you dispute these verses from the Sermon on the Mount with your head, you will dull the appeal to your heart. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Conscience quotes by Francis Of Assisi
#120. 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. #Quote by Francis Of Assisi
Conscience quotes by Lester Bangs
#121. As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before. #Quote by Lester Bangs
Conscience quotes by Alexander MacLaren
#122. Self-preservation is not a man's first duty: flight is his last. Better and wiser and infinitely nobler to stand a mark for the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" and to stop at our post though we fall there, better infinitely to toil on, even when toil seems vain, than cowardly to keep a whole skin at the cost of a wounded conscience or despairingly to fling up work, because the ground is hard and the growth of the seed imperceptible. Prudent advices, when the prudence is only inspired by sense, are generally foolish. #Quote by Alexander MacLaren
Conscience quotes by Frithjof Schuon
#123. [...] let us note that a so-called "Sociobiologist" - this word is a whole project by itself - pushed the ingeniosity to the point of replacing matter by "genes", whose egoist selfishness, combined with ant and bee instincts, would have managed to constitute not only bodies but also conscience and at the end, human intelligence, miraculously able to dissert on the genes that amusingly created it. #Quote by Frithjof Schuon
Conscience quotes by Regina Maria Roche
#124. Lady Dunreath, in the meantime, suffered torture; after she had seen Malvina turned from the abbey, she returned to her apartment; it was furnished with the most luxurious elegance, yet she could not rest within it. Conscience already told her, if Malvina died, she must consider herself her murderer: her pale and woe-worn image seemed still before her: a cold terror oppressed her heart, which the terrors of the night augmented. The tempest shook the battlements of the abbey; and the wind howled through the galleries, like the moan of some wandering spirit of the pile, bewailing the fate of one of its fairest daughters. #Quote by Regina Maria Roche
Conscience quotes by Walter M. Miller Jr.
#125. That's where all of us are standing now, he thought. On the fat kindling of past sins. #Quote by Walter M. Miller Jr.
Conscience quotes by Al Sharpton
#126. This is not about what party you're part of. This is about right and wrong, ... the conscience of this nation. #Quote by Al Sharpton
Conscience quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#127. On a moonless night a man entered into his neighbour's garden and stole the largest melon he could find and brought it home.
He opened it and found it still unripe.
Then behold a marvel!
The man's conscience woke and smote him with remorse; and he repented having stolen the melon. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Conscience quotes by Bernard Cornwell
#128. Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore. #Quote by Bernard Cornwell
Conscience quotes by Brandon Mull
#129. A hero sacrifices for the greater good. A hero is true to his or her conscience. In short, heroism means doing the right thing regardless of the consequences. Although any person could fit that description, very few do. Choose this day to be one of them. #Quote by Brandon Mull
Conscience quotes by Rod Dreher
#130. At some point in this death-penalty debate, the sanctity of innocent life demands that men and women of conservative conscience have to say: Enough. #Quote by Rod Dreher
Conscience quotes by Stanley Milgram
#131. Although a person acting under authority performs actions that seem to violate standards of conscience, it would not be true to say that he loses his moral sense. Instead, it acquires a radically different focus. He does not respond with a moral sentiment to the actions he performs. Rather, his moral concern now shifts to a consideration of how well he is living up to the expectations that the authority has of him. #Quote by Stanley Milgram
Conscience quotes by Victor Hugo
#132. To write the poem of the human conscience, were it only of a single man, were it only of the most infamous of men, would be to swallow up all epics in a superior and final epic. The conscience is the chaos of chimeras, of lusts and of temptations, the furnace of dreams, the cave of the ideas which are our shame; it is the pandemonium of sophisms, the battlefield of the passions. At certain hours, penetrate within the livid face of a human being who reflects, and look at what lies behind; look into that soul, look into that obscurity. There, beneath the external silence, there are combats of giants as in Homer, mêlées of dragons and hydras, and clouds of phantoms as in Milton, ghostly labyrinths as in Dante. What a gloom enwraps that infinite which each man bears within himself, and by which he measures in despair the desires of his will, and the actions of his life! #Quote by Victor Hugo
Conscience quotes by A.D. Miller
#133. From above you could see the chaos of entangled plots on the other side of the road, and a couple of tough tethered goats, and the glint of a frozen pond somewhere in the trees. Above them the sun was shining vaguely through the milky November sky, old but strong. In April – between the thaw and the jungly green explosion of summer – or in raw mid-October, I bet the same view would have been barren and depressing. But when we stood there all the bits of old tractors and discarded refrigerators, the shoals of empty vodka bottles and dead animals that tend to litter the Russian countryside were invisible, smothered by the annual oblivion of the snow. The snow let you forget the scars and blemishes, like temporary amnesia for a bad conscience. #Quote by A.D. Miller
Conscience quotes by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
#134. I don't write to give joy to readers but to give them a conscience. #Quote by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Conscience quotes by Saul Alinsky
#135. Organized religion has too often followed the road of other people's institutions. It has made adjustments, compromises, and surrenders to a materialistic civilization for the benefit of material security in spite of occasional twinges of conscience and moral protests. The result has been that today much of organized religion is materialistically solvent but spiritually bankrupt. #Quote by Saul Alinsky
Conscience quotes by Shirley Jackson
#136. Duty and conscience were, for Theodora, attributes which belonged properly to Girl Scouts. #Quote by Shirley Jackson
Conscience quotes by Ian McEwan
#137. Atheists have as much conscience, possibly more, than people with deep religious conviction, and they still have the same problem of how they reconcile themselves to a bad deed in the past. It's a little easier if you've got a god to forgive you. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Conscience quotes by Dawn O'Porter
#138. Well, people who acknowledge their faults aren't so angry about them. Oh to be selfish, eh?'
'I think life would be easier if I was selfish.'
'No, it wouldn't. Not really. Those people aren't happy, they'll be on their death beds with little more than a life time of guilt and regret to think about. People like us die with a clear conscience, Flo. That's the best way to be. If you admit to where you go wrong at least you stand a chance of making it better.'
I still wish I was selfish. #Quote by Dawn O'Porter
Conscience quotes by John Taylor Gatto
#139. I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic
it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor. #Quote by John Taylor Gatto
Conscience quotes by Os Guinness
#140. I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as anyone and have long fought for freedom of conscience and speech. #Quote by Os Guinness
Conscience quotes by Max Stirner
#141. Protestantism has actually put a man in the position of a country governed by secret police. The spy and eavesdropper, 'conscience,' watches over every motion of the mind, and all thought and action is for it a 'matter of conscience,' i.e. police business. #Quote by Max Stirner
Conscience quotes by Maurice Druon
#142. A man who would agree to betray his own conscience for the sake of a mitre, might well also steal and betray. #Quote by Maurice Druon
Conscience quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#143. I tell Thee that man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creatures is born. But only one who can appease their conscience can take over their freedom [ ... ] Instead of taking men's freedom from them, Thou didst make it greater than ever! Didst Thou forget that man prefers peace, and even death, to freedom of choice in the knowledge of good and evil? #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Conscience quotes by Lelouch Vi Britannia
#144. Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward #Quote by Lelouch Vi Britannia
Conscience quotes by Debasish Mridha
#145. Before hurting an animal, feel her pain and see her tears. Then question your conscience. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Conscience quotes by Talib Kweli
#146. With Prisoner of Conscience, the focus was - I've worked with Madlib, High Tech, Kanye West, J Dilla. I feel like I've worked with some of the greatest of all time. That's been overlooked. That's been overshadowed by the weight of the lyrics. #Quote by Talib Kweli
Conscience quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#147. The doctrine of Christ, which teaches love, humility, and self-denial, had always attracted me. But I
found a contrary law, both in the history of the past and in the present organization of our lives – a law
repugnant to my heart, my conscience, and my reason, but one that flattered my animal instincts. I knew
that if I accepted the doctrine of Christ, I should be forsaken, miserable, persecuted, and sorrowing, as
Christ tells us His followers will be. I knew that if I accepted that law of man, I should have the
approbation of my fellow-men; I should be at peace and in safety; all possible sophisms would be at
hand to quiet my conscience and I should 'laugh and be merry,' as Christ says. I felt this, and therefore I
avoided a closer examination of the law of Christ, and tried to comprehend it in a way that should not
prevent my still leading my animal life. But, finding that impossible, I desisted from all attempts at
comprehension. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Conscience quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#148. The shortest way to arrive at glory would be to do that for conscience which we do for glory. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Conscience quotes by Clinton Rossiter
#149. The establishment of religious freedom was no less momentous an achievement than the clearing of the great forest or the winning of independence, for the twin doctrines of separation of church and state and liberty of individual conscience are the marrow of our democracy, if not indeed America's most magnificent contribution to the freeing of Western man. #Quote by Clinton Rossiter
Conscience quotes by Bill Moyers
#150. [Martin Luther] King subpoened the nation's conscience . He was killed for it. #Quote by Bill Moyers
Conscience quotes by Julia Quinn
#151. Don't tell me your name. It's likely to awaken my conscience, and that's the last thing we want. #Quote by Julia Quinn
Conscience quotes by Douglas Murray
#152. In such a view of society, however greatly you might wish to benefit from an endless supply of cheap labour, a wider range of cuisine or the salving of a generation's conscience, you still would not have a right to wholly transform your society. Because that which you inherited that is good should also be passed on. Even were you to decide that some of the views or lifestyles of your ancestors could be improved upon, it does not follow that you should hand over to the next generation a society that is chaotic, fractured and unrecognisable. #Quote by Douglas Murray
Conscience quotes by Elie Wiesel
#153. Why did I write it? Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness, the immense, terrifying madness that had erupted in history and in the conscience of mankind? Was it to leave behind a legacy of words, of memories, to help prevent history from repeating itself? Or was it simply to preserve a record of the ordeal I endured as an adolescent, at an age when one's knowledge of death and evil should be limited to what one discovers in literature? There #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Conscience quotes by Albert Camus
#154. By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. #Quote by Albert Camus
Conscience quotes by T.H. White
#155. Something about doing a hateful and dangerous action for the sake of decency - for they knew that the fight was to be fought in blood and death without reward. They would get nothing but the unmarketable conscience of having done what they ought to do in spite of fear - something which wicked people have often debased by calling it glory with too much sentiment, but which is glory all the same. #Quote by T.H. White
Conscience quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#156. I write so others might contemplate things that are out of the ordinary. I write to make people feel - to cause laughter and tears and anger at injustice. I write so the world will imagine and wonder at crazy, incredible truths. I write to have a tiny bit of influence on a universal conscience. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Conscience quotes by Carl Hilty
#157. The paths by which people journey toward happiness lie in part through the world about them and in part through the experience of their own soul. #Quote by Carl Hilty
Conscience quotes by Denny B. Reese
#158. That's why you have to go and guilt him for all the trouble. It can't be your fault that you lost your memory if he wasn't smart enough to tell you about the wine. #Quote by Denny B. Reese
Conscience quotes by John Lewis
#159. As citizens, we knew we had ceded some of our individual rights to society in order to live together as a community. But we did not believe this social contract included support for an immoral system. Since the people invested government with its authority, we understood that we had to obey the law. But when law became suppressive and tyrannical, when human law violated divine principles, we felt it was not only our right, but our duty to disobey. As Henry Thoreau strongly believed, to comply with an unjust system is to accept abuse. It is not the role of the citizen to follow the government down a path that violates his or her own conscience. #Quote by John Lewis
Conscience quotes by Tyler Oakley
#160. Sometimes doing what's right for your conscience is not always the most popular decision, but I can guarantee that in retrospect you won't regret the choice you made. #Quote by Tyler Oakley
Conscience quotes by J.R. Ward
#161. If you love me, you will save yourself the now. Do not so willingly put your death on my conscience." As #Quote by J.R. Ward
Conscience quotes by Sathya Sai Baba
#162. Don't follow the mind. Don't follow the body. Follow the Conscience. That is the main principle of this text. So we should follow our Conscience. #Quote by Sathya Sai Baba
Conscience quotes by Ginger Talbot
#163. That's not something I am capable of doing." I make my voice gentle, and I stroke a wet lock of hair from her face and tuck it behind her ear. She stares up at me, eyes shining. So beautiful. My precious, lovely Toy. "I don't want to lie to you again, and to say that I was sorry would be a lie. Being sorry would require a conscience, and I'm not wired that way. In my world, I define right and wrong. For me to apologize would mean that I was saying I thought what I did was…bad. You want me to be honest with you? I'm not sorry. What is right is what benefits me. End of story. But I am saying that I should not have gone so far when I punished you. And we're going to have to work out a new set of rules and a new way to get along. Because I'm not going to lose you."
"Why?" she demands despairingly, her face twisting with anguish. "I just want to be free. I hate it here. I hate you, and if I could kill you, I would. I will keep trying to kill you, myself, and Elizabeth, until I succeed. Do you not understand that?"
"I do. And all I can do is watch you day and night so I can protect you from yourself, #Quote by Ginger Talbot
Conscience quotes by Adam Smith
#164. What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? #Quote by Adam Smith
Conscience quotes by L. Frank Baum
#165. But why fight at all, in that case?" asked the girl. "So I may die with a clear conscience," returned the Wizard, gravely. "It's every man's duty to do the best he knows how; and I'm going to do it. #Quote by L. Frank Baum
Conscience quotes by Doris Lessing
#166. Sitting there I had a vision of the world with nations, systems, economic blocks, hardening and consolidating; a world where it would become increasingly ludicrous even to talk about freedom, or the individual conscience. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Conscience quotes by Paul Valent
#167. It was a fire of conscience, and meanings that made up packages of hell which seared into the mind. And what could we do? Supply a variety of survival strategies that made sense of the cacophony of survival? #Quote by Paul Valent
Conscience quotes by Mikhail Naimy
#168. A man of distinguished, beautiful eloquence, and persistent, over pressing thought ... Ameen Rihani was one of the foremost pioneers of modern illumination. He firmly believed in the significance of reviving the Arab spirit and protecting the freedom of thought and the freedom of human conscience ... #Quote by Mikhail Naimy
Conscience quotes by Billy Graham
#169. Our soul is that part of our being which possesses intelligence, conscience, and memory - the real personality. Your body will die, but your soul lives on. And that soul has a "sixth sense" - the ability to believe, to have faith. #Quote by Billy Graham
Conscience quotes by Roxane Gay
#170. Social networks are more than just repositories for trivial, snap judgments; they are more than merely convenient outlets for mindless joy and outrage. They offer more than the common ground and the solace we may find during culturally significant moments. Social networks also provide us with something of a flawed but necessary conscience, a constant reminder that commitment, compassion, and advocacy neither can nor ever should be finite. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Conscience quotes by Howard Tayler
#171. Captain, I'm fairly unique among artificial intelligences. I am FREE.
I work for you because I want to.
I fly your ship for you because I enjoy it.
I am compelled to accept orders only by my conscience.
This makes me an equal with the rest of your troops. They aren't hard-wired to obey you, yet they'll follow you to the ends of the Universe. #Quote by Howard Tayler
Conscience quotes by Oliver Cromwell
#172. For that which you mention concerning liberty of conscience, I meddle not with any man's conscience. #Quote by Oliver Cromwell
Conscience quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#173. Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Conscience quotes by Robin Sharma
#174. You can do whatever you want to do as long as it is correct according to your conscience and heart. #Quote by Robin Sharma
Conscience quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
#175. Emily looked over at Courtney. He was still asleep.
For a long time she had thought that if you loved anyone you had to tell him everything: go to him and confess as in the dream; there could be no secrets. But now in the dark of early morning with the copper bottle cold against her fee she felt that this desire to tell all was simply an evasion of responsibility, a weakness in wanting to push on to the person you love something that is your own responsibility to solve. It would be easier for her to tell Courtney all about Abe, to come to him as he sat at this desk in the chill little workroom and confess, to hand the responsibility for her ambivalence to him, to let him settle the problem of her puny conscience for her.
But I know, she thought, lying there beside him on Madame Pedroti's lumpy bed, that if I love Courtney that is the last thing I must do. If I love Courtney he must never know. #Quote by Madeleine L'Engle
Conscience quotes by Lundy Bancroft
#176. Objectification is a critical reason why an abuser tends to get worse over time. As his conscience adapts to one level of cruelty-he builds to the next. By depersonalizing his partner, the abuser protects himself from the natural human emotions of guilt and empathy, so that he can sleep at night with a clear conscience. He distances himself so far from her humanity that her feelings no longer count, or simply cease to exist. #Quote by Lundy Bancroft
Conscience quotes by John Steinbeck
#177. What pillow can one have like a good conscience? #Quote by John Steinbeck
Conscience quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#178. I sometimes feel a great ennui, profound emptiness, doubts which sneer in my face in the midst of the most spontaneous satisfactions. Well, I would not exchange all that for anything, because it seems to me, in my conscience, that I am doing my duty, that I am obeying a superior fatality, that I am following the Good and that I am in the Right. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Conscience quotes by Amitav Ghosh
#179. What would it be like if I had something to defend - a home, a country, a family - and I found myself attacked by these ghostly men, these trusting boys? How do you fight an enemy who fights with neither enmity nor anger but in submission to orders from superiors, without protest and without conscience? #Quote by Amitav Ghosh
Conscience quotes by Lionel Fisher
#180. an aching hollowness in the bosom, a dark cold speck at the heart, an obscure and boding sense of something that must be kept out of sight of the conscience; #Quote by Lionel Fisher
Conscience quotes by Anne Frank
#181. A quiet conscience makes one strong! #Quote by Anne Frank
Conscience quotes by John Cowper Powys
#182. What is the importance of human lives? Is it their continuing alive for so many years like animals in a menagerie? The value of a man cannot be judged by the number of diseases from which he escapes. The value of a man is in his human qualities: in his character, in his conscience, in the nobility and magnanimity, of his soul. Torturing animals to prolong human life has separated science from the most important thing that life has produced - the human conscience. #Quote by John Cowper Powys
Conscience quotes by Lilith Saintcrow
#183. If a man seeks to drink enough to blind his conscience, tis acquavit or nothing. #Quote by Lilith Saintcrow
Conscience quotes by A.E.H. Veenman
#184. I decided, long ago, back-room negotiations with a nine iron and a pen, witness tampering, and suppression of evidence weren't for me. That's
what was expected of an independent lawyer hired by Louis Fernoza.

I wanted the corner office overlooking a
cityscape, the fine car and house, and the ability to sleep at night with a clear conscience. I'd say I achieved it all but not without a price. #Quote by A.E.H. Veenman
Conscience quotes by Robin Sacredfire
#185. The ability to make a decision doesn't require the absence of doubt or fear. Both vanish in the presence of responsibility, which emerges naturally in the presence of will. When we know what we truly want, the doubts that blur our decisions, the fears that make us succumb to luck and fate, all become secondary in the face of reason. That's when we understand that our freewill and our options weren't really there. We have created both by desire. The decision is basically conscience asking us to act on our subconscious desires. #Quote by Robin Sacredfire
Conscience quotes by Mick Strawser
#186. Dr. Robert Hare (author of Without Conscience: The Disturbing World Of The Psychopaths Among Us) #Quote by Mick Strawser
Conscience quotes by Pierre Bayle
#187. Compulsion in the literal Sense is maliciously misrepresented, by supposing it authorizes Violences committed against the Truth. The Answer to this; by which it is prov'd, that the literal Sense does in reality authorize the stirring up Persecutions against the Cause of Truth, and that an erroneous Conscience has the same Rights as an enlighten'd Conscience. #Quote by Pierre Bayle
Conscience quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#188. Just how destructive does a culinary preference have to be before we decide to eat something else? If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives and (quite often) die in horrific ways isn't motivating, what would be? If being the number one contributor to the most serious threat facing the planet (global warming) isn't enough, what is? And if you are tempted to put off these questions of conscience, to say not now, then when? #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Conscience quotes by Herbert Marcuse
#189. The Superego, in censoring the unconscious and in implanting conscience, also censors the censor. #Quote by Herbert Marcuse
Conscience quotes by Alexander Smith
#190. A man can bear a world's contempt when he has that within which says he's worthy. When he contemns himself, there burns the hell. #Quote by Alexander Smith
Conscience quotes by James Madison
#191. Congress should not establish a religion, and enforce the legal observation of it by law, nor compel men to worship God in any Manner contrary to their conscience. #Quote by James Madison
Conscience quotes by Cheikh Anta Diop
#192. Humanity's moral conscience progresses, slowly yet surely... #Quote by Cheikh Anta Diop
Conscience quotes by U.R. Ananthamurthy
#193. We must hide our integrity, like we hide our love. #Quote by U.R. Ananthamurthy
Conscience quotes by Patti Smith
#194. -Such dark thoughts for the sake of a corner table. My inner Jiminy Cricket spoke up. Oh, all right, I said. May the world's small things fill her with delight.
-Good, good, spoke the cricket.
-and may she purchase a lottery ticket and possess the winning number,
-Unnecessary, but fine.
-And may she order a thousand such bags, each one more splendid than the last, delivered and dumped by FedEx, and may she be trapped by a storeroom's worth, without food, water, or cell phone.
-I'm leaving, said my conscience.
-Me too, I said, and I went back out on the street. #Quote by Patti Smith
Conscience quotes by Philip Schultz
#195. Ask about these numbers and you hear other numbers. As usual, the fate of the poor hangs upon the decision of those concerned only with what those above them think. An endless cycle of egotism, self-sympathy. You see it everywhere here, those too weak and ashamed to defend themselves are blamed for their own misfortune. Separated and debased, they're swept deeper under society's carpet, thus the richest society in the history of the world lacks the will and conscience to end poverty while the poor become the victims of their own spiritual and physical misery . . ." In other words, according to Swigge, our job is to hide from the public's view the suffering and helplessness of the constituents of our largest minority, and thereby further diminish them in their eyes and in ours. #Quote by Philip Schultz
Conscience quotes by Neil Walker
#196. How can you escape from your own conscience, the reality of your own actions? #Quote by Neil Walker
Conscience quotes by Harriot Kezia Hunt
#197. Bringing up daughters for nothing but marriage, mingles poison in the cup of domestic life, is traitorous to the virtue of both sexes, for neither suffers alone
is adverse to the happiness, to the development of conscience and to religion, and introduces to the dwellings of wretchedness and despair. The result of this degradation is pride, intemperance, licentiousness
nay, every vice, misery, and degradation. #Quote by Harriot Kezia Hunt
Conscience quotes by Ellen G. White
#198. Those who are quieting a guilty conscience with the thought that they can change a course of evil when they choose, that they can trifle with the invitations of mercy, and yet be again and again impressed, take this course at their peril. They think that after casting all their influence on the side of the great rebel, in a moment of utmost extremity, when danger compasses them about, they will change leaders. But this is not so easily done. The experience, the education, the discipline of a life of sinful indulgence, has so thoroughly molded the character that they cannot then receive the image of Jesus. Had no light shone upon their pathway, the case would have been different. Mercy might interpose, and give them an opportunity to accept her overtures; but after light has been long rejected and despised, it will be finally withdrawn. #Quote by Ellen G. White
Conscience quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#199. It is contrary to our principles to multiply organizations, since, in all conscience, there are enough of them. And when organizations are created they need individuals to look after them. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Conscience quotes by Aberjhani
#200. The people of the city of Savannah within their collective conscience could follow previous examples in history and forgive the atrocities of actual slavery committed against slaves themselves. But what was it [the city] to do with the knowledge that children completely unaware of the greater ramifications of slavery were led to the Civil War slaughter in its name? How does one acknowledge with forgiveness such an unforgiving mutilation of one's own mind, body, soul, and legacy? #Quote by Aberjhani

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