Conscience Quotes (45) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Conscience. Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment of the intellect that distinguishes right from wrong. Moral judgment may derive from values or norms (principles and rules). In psychological terms conscience is often described as leading to feelings of remorse when a human commits actions that go against his/her moral values and to feelings of rectitude or integrity when actions conform to such norms. The extent to which conscience informs moral judgment before an action and whether such moral judgments are or should be based in reason has occasioned debate through much of the history of Western philosophy.

“Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. ”
― C.G. Jung

“We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.”
― Michel de Montaigne

“Conscience is the light by which we interpret the will of God in our own lives.”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

“A good conscience is eight parts of courage.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped and Catriona

“In his creative work the artist is dependent on sources and resources deriving from the spiritual unconscious.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search For Ultimate Meaning

“It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience. But a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience.”
― Henry David Thoreau

A clear conscience is a good pillow.
― American Proverb

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
― Stephen Covey

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
― Albert Camus

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
― Thomas Merton

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
― Carl Jung

There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
― Sophocles

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
― Jean Paul

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
― John Milton

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

Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
― Douglas Horton

Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
― Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
― Barbara Deming

A good conscience is a continual feast.
― Robert Burton

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
― Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
― Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855), Jane Eyre pg. 61

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
― Doug Larson

In the courtroom of the conscience, a case is always in progress.
― Dutch Proverb

Conscience is God's presence in man.
― Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course:
a quiet conscience.
― Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Hippolytus, 428 B.C.

Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.
― Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
― George Sewell

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
― George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
― H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
― H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)

The conscience of a people is their power.
― John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

All a man can betray is his conscience.
― Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
― Karl Barth (1886 - 1968)

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
― Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946), Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People"

Freedom is a clear conscience.
― Periander

Conscience is the voice of the soul.
― Polish Proverb

There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
― Polybius (205 BC - 118 BC), History

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
― Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour.
― Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD)

Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinion of others.
― Sir Henry Taylor

It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
― Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), Letters to Benjamin Rush, April 21, 1803

...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
― Voltaire (1694 - 1778)


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