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Conscience Quotes

A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.

Author: George Bancroft (1800-1891)

Profession: American Historian

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.

Author: Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

Profession: British Actor

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do -- but it does not keep him from doing it.

Author: Frank A. Clark


If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

When I contemplate the accumulation of guilt and remorse which, like a garbage-can, I carry through life, and which is fed not only by the lightest action but by the most harmless pleasure, I feel Man to be of all living things the most biologically incompetent and ill-organized. Why has he acquired a seventy years life-span only to poison it incurably by the mere being of himself? Why has he thrown Conscience, like a dead rat, to putrefy in the well?

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic