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.

Consciences keep silence more often than they should, that's why laws were created.     

José Saramago

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.     

Karl Barth

Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.     

Honore de Balzac

Conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.     

William Shakespeare

Conscience is harder than our enemies, knows more, accuses with more nicety.     

George Eliot

From a cleansed conscience emerges a changed life.     

Billy Graham

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.     

Oliver Goldsmith

The bite of conscience is indecent.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Conscience can be silenced through an incessant disobedience     

Sunday Adelaja

Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.     

Margaret Deland

A good conscience is a continual feast.     

Francis Bacon

Conscience is like a pet: If you spoil it by too much attention it'll start yipping at the most inopportune times.     

Connie Brockway

Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.     

Jim Carroll

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.     


Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.     

H. L. Mencken

Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and most patient friend.     

Billy Graham

Conscience is an exact recorder, that writes every man's history; an inward witness, that will sooner or later speak the whole truth; an impartial judge, whose sentence will acquit or condemn.     

John Thornton

A conscience is that still small voice that people won't listen to.     

Carlo Collodi

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.     

Jeremy Taylor