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)

Public opinion is a second conscience.
- William R. Alger
(Keywords: Conscience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

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)

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
- Saint Ambrose
(Keywords: Conscience, Evil, Mind, Nothing)

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 New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn't-it just stops you from enjoying it.
- Cleveland Amory
(Keywords: Conscience, England)

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Conscience, Fighting, Freedom, Problems, Sense, Sin, Trying)

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Conscience, Evil, Right, Wrong)

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)

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.
- Francis of Assisi
(Keywords: Conscience, Man, Order)

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)

So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Conscience, Judgment, Opinions, Will, World, Wrong)

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

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Conscience, Errors)

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)

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Conscience, Cowards)

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)

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Conscience, Mistakes, Reason)

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)

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Conscience, Friends, Guilt, World)

A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again.
- Pam Brown
(Keywords: Conscience, Will)

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

A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Conscience, Man)

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)

I was raised Baptist, and I like the fact that I got my conscience installed early.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Conscience, Fact)

No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another. We have to hold onto this difference.
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Keywords: Conscience, Difference, Law)

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)

You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Conscience, Fools, Will)

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

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Conscience, Conviction, Mind)

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)

For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
- Martin Chemnitz
(Keywords: Conscience, Grace, Investigation, Reading, Scripture)

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)



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