Conscience Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old conscience quotes, conscience sayings, and conscience proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.

Mark Twain

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

Albert Einstein

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.

H L Mencken

Conscience is a great ledger book in which all our offences are written and registered, and which time reveals to the sense and feeling of the offender.

Robert Burton

Fear nothing but your conscience.     

Suzy Kassem

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

Sophocles

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.     

Josh Billings

Conscience defined by the elders, passed on to the next generations.     

Toba Beta

Conscience was chiefly fear of society, or fear of oneself.

D. H. Lawrence

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.     

Richard Bach

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.

Douglas Horton

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

Helen Rowland

Conscience is a man's compass.

Vincent Van Gogh

A quiet conscience makes one strong!

Anne Frank

Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.     

Samuel Butler

Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.     

Joyce Meyer

Conscience, the organ of feeling which dominates us and of the opinions which rule us, is presumptuous in the strong, timid in the weak and unfortunate, uneasy in the undecided.     

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.

Alphonse De Lamartine

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

George Bancroft

Conscience is thus explained only as the voice of God in the soul.     

Peter Kreeft

Conscience is the light by which we interpret the will of God in our own lives.

Thomas Merton

It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience.     

Martin Luther

Conscience is not white, black or brown. Conscience is human. It is beyond race it is beyond religion, it is beyond all sectarianism.     

Abhijit Naskar

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Sigmund Freud

Conscience is that peculiar faculty of the soul which may be called the religious instinct.      

Samuel Smiles

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.     

Michel Foucault

No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.     

Stefan Zweig