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Conscience Quotes

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.

Author: Joseph Cook


The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!

Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet

Rules of society are nothing; ones conscience is the umpire.

Author: Madame Dudevant


Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quite conscience.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

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.

Author: William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Profession: American Novelist

Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

Author: Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Profession: French Essayist, Philosopher

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.

Author: St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Profession: Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde

I feel bad that I don't feel worse.

Author: Michael Frayn (1933)

Profession: British Playwright, Novelist, Journalist

Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

Conscience is a man's compass.

Author: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Profession: Dutch Painter

In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, when the mind has a passive sensibility, but no active strength; when the imagination is a mirror, imparting vividness to all ideas, without the power of selecting or controlling them; then pray that your grieves may slumber, and the brotherhood of remorse not break their chain.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer