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?
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