318 Total Quotes

Conscience Quotes

Mark Twain
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
Mark Twain
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I know my fate. One day there will be associated with my name the recollection of something frightful / of a crisis like no other before on earth, of the profoundest collision of conscience, of a decision evoked against everything that until then had been believed in, demanded, sanctified. I am not a man I am dynamite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Oscar Wilde
Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.
Oscar Wilde
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Richard Dawkins
After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.
Richard Dawkins
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Lord Byron
No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!
Lord Byron
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 Voltaire
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
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Oscar Wilde
Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.
Oscar Wilde
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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to = remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson
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Albert Camus
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus
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a hero who carried the torch of justice at a time when there was a paralysis of conscience over responsibility for the Holocaust.
Abraham Foxman
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Mahatma Gandhi, ,
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
Mahatma Gandhi, ,
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Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
Elizabeth Stanton
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Martin Luther
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
Martin Luther
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other deplorable events have come to light which have troubled the civic and religious conscience of all and made more difficult a serene and resolute commitment to shared human values.
Abu Ghraib
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Susan Sontag
Perhaps it is our perennial fate to be surprised by the simultaneity of events, by the sheer extension of the world in time and space. That we are here, prosperous, safe, unlikely to go to bed hungry or be blown to pieces this evening, while elsewhere in the world, right now in Grozny, in Najaf, in the Sudan, in the Congo, in Gaza, in the favelas of Rio....To be a traveler—and novelists are often travelers—is to be constantly reminded of the simultaneity of what is going on in the world, your world and the very different world you have visited and from which you have returned home.
Susan Sontag
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Condoleezza Rice
We're going to stand firm for the principle that religious freedom and freedom of religious conscience need to be upheld, and we are hoping for a favorable resolution in this case.
Condoleezza Rice
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These are not simple issues. These are the kinds of events that shock the conscience of humankind, but so far we have proven that we are not willing or capable of stopping them.
Scott Straus
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
EXHORT, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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Winston Churchill
There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right.
Winston Churchill
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Before he left, Aunt William pressed a sovereign into his hand guiltily, as if it were conscience money. He, on his side, took it as though it were a doctor's fee, and both ignored the transaction.
Ada Leverson
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Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy
Izaak Walton
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We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation.
Peter Akinola
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Samuel Johnson
Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God.
Samuel Johnson
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Adam Smith
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith
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A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
Sydney Smith
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Winston Churchill
The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Winston Churchill
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Erich Fromm
The paradoxical and tragic situation of man is that his conscience is weakest when he needs it most
Erich Fromm
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