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

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

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

Jose Saramago

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.     

Karl Barth

Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.     

Honoré 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.     

Anonymous

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