Quotations on Conscience

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Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Being, Conscience, Duty, Free will, Liberty, Safety, Sin)

Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

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.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Faith, Money, Conscience, Salvation, Will)

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Legal, Challenge, Conscience, Humanity, Literature)

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Development, Hinduism, Conscience, Reason, Thinking)

For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Truth, Conscience, Country, Living, Propaganda, Years)

The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Love, Behavior, Conscience, Result)

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Car, Conscience, Driving, Fact, Hate)

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Honesty, Conscience, Measure, Selfishness)

Modesty is the conscience of the body.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Body, Conscience, Modesty)

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.
- Lester Bangs
(Keywords: Society, People, Conscience, Drugs, Radical)

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
- Robert Barclay
(Keywords: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Truth, Conscience, Fact, Justice)

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Society, Conscience, Deep, Space)

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman
(Keywords: Art, Music, Feelings, Dream, Conscience, Deep, Film)

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: God, Conscience, Forgetfulness)

When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: Action, Conscience, Film, Realism)

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.
- Bono
(Keywords: Brother, Church, Being, Conscience, Meaning, World)

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Conscience, Giants, World)

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Health, Conscience, Property)

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.
- James MacGregor Burns
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Conscience, Nation)

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
- John Calvin
(Keywords: Soul, Conscience, Hell, Living)

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Government, Policy, Conscience, Nothing)

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Art, Work, Confession, Conscience, Needs)

I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies; and now, through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and quiet as if I had never sinned.
- Donald Cargill
(Keywords: God, Conscience, Man, Now, Quiet, Sound)

Now for my own case, I bless the Lord that, for all that hath been said of me, my conscience doth not condemn me. I do not say I am free of sin, but I am at peace with God through a slain Mediator; and I believe that there is no salvation but only in Christ.
- Donald Cargill
(Keywords: Peace, God, Christ, Conscience, Now, Salvation, Sin)

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
- Stokely Carmichael
(Keywords: Government, Conscience, Law)

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Soul, Anxiety, Beginning, Conscience, Innocence)

Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Legal, Abortion, Conscience, Nation, Rest, Will)

Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Work, Being, Conscience, Influence)

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Truth, Conscience, Honor, Nothing, World)

The conscience of the dying belies their life.
- Luc de Clapier
(Keywords: Life, Conscience, Dying)

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
- James Freeman Clarke
(Keywords: Courage, Conscience, Man)

As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Work, History, People, Congress, Conscience, Future, Generations, Indifference)

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey
(Keywords: Change, Power, Imagination, Awareness, Conscience, Freedom, Self, Self awareness, Will)

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Science, People, Conscience, Study, World)

I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience. She takes her passion to its complete extreme.
- Beatrice Dalle
(Keywords: Character, Conscience, Extreme, Passion)

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.
- John Dewey
(Keywords: Heart, Conscience, Deeds, Intentions)

The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience.
- John S. Dickey
(Keywords: Education, Men, Competence, Conscience, End)

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Life, Power, Health, Men, Conscience, Fame, Pleasure)

I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure.
- Jim Doyle
(Keywords: Family, Politics, Life, Conscience, Cure, Disease, Suffering)

I follow my conscience - and this is upsetting to some people, but I maintain the conscience is going to be the only thing between us and communication in the future.
- Matt Drudge
(Keywords: People, Communication, Conscience, Future)

Call it my little gesture toward social conscience, but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read. Now that sounds pretentious!
- David Eddings
(Keywords: People, Conscience, Now, Teaching)

I believe that global warming is a myth. And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at all and I'm going to buy a Suburban next time.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: Time, Conscience, Global warming, Myth, Problems)

A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Dream, Gods, Conscience, Gain, Man, Order, Right)

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes
(Keywords: Failure, Conscience, Man)

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
- Michel Foucault
(Keywords: Authority, Conscience, Freedom)

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: Thought, Heart, Conscience, Now, Words)

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
- William Godwin
(Keywords: Government, Conscience, Evil, Forget, Mankind)



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