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Conscience Quotes

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.

Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)

Profession: British Society Figure, Letter Writer

My conscience aches but it's going to lose the fight.

Author: Allanah Myles

Profession: Canadian Singer

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet

Again and again I am brought up against it, and again and again I resist it: I don't want to believe it, even though it is almost palpable: the vast majority lack an intellectual conscience; indeed, it often seems to me that to demand such a thing is to be in the most populous cities as solitary as in the desert.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Conscience is the chamber of justice.

Author: Origen

Profession: Egyptian Christian Biblical Scholar, Theologian

Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Conscience has nothing to do as lawgiver or judge; but is a witness against me if I do wrong, and which approves if I do right. To act against conscience is to act against reason and God's Law.

Author: Arthur Phelps


Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking.

Author: Proverb


He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

A clear conscience is a soft pillow.

Author: German Proverb

Profession: Sayings of German Origin

In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.

Author: Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859)

Profession: British Author

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

What a man calls his ''conscience'' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.

Author: Helen Rowland (1875-1950)

Profession: American Journalist

Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet