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Total Quotes : 187
Will Allow

A good film demands its own score, and if you are a musician, your conscience will never allow you to do something mediocre for a good film.

- A. R. Rahman

Happiness Added

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

- Adam Smith

Government More

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

- Albert Camus

Never Even

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

- Albert Einstein

Voice Own

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.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Judge Like

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

- Alphonse de Lamartine

Gift Bestowed

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

- Ambrose Bierce

Like Star

Rich Mullins was the uneasy conscience of Christian music. He didn't live like a star. He'd taken a vow of poverty so that what he earned could be used to help others.

- Amy Grant

Woman Social

There's obviously a correlation between an economically empowered woman and the investments she makes. That leads to her social and moral conscience for bettering her community.

- Andrea Jung

Will Defending

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.

- Andrew Jackson

Me Fail

I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that.

- Anita Hill

Keep Entertain

Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience.

- Anne Hutchinson

Always Need

I've always believed that the artiste is the one who has his pulse on the society and who, in many ways, represents the conscience of society in terms of engaging standards that we need to live by.

- Anthony Carmona


Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction.

- Antonin Scalia


We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.

- Arthur Erickson

Own Confronting

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


There is such a thing as a national conscience, and it can be touched.

- Charles Kuralt

Over Invade

To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven.

- Charles V

Guilt Own

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.

- Charlotte Bronte

Me Doing

I'm just doing what my conscience asks me to do.

- Chen Guangcheng

Took Before

We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.

- Claus von Stauffenberg

How Thee

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!

- Dante Alighieri

New Judgement

It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson... even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.

- Davy Crockett

Will Ashamed

I voted against this Indian bill, and my conscience yet tells me that I gave a good, honest vote, and one that I believe will not make me ashamed in the day of judgment.

- Davy Crockett

Tongue Half

Repentance is a sweet solace to conscience as well as the most complete atonement to the Supreme Judge of our offenses; notwithstanding, the tongue of malevolence and scurrility may be continually preparing its most poisonous ingredients for the punishment of a crime, which has already received more than half a pardon.

- Deborah Sampson

Country Social

No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It's because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand - demand - demand change.

- Joe Biden

Virtue Sentinel

Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.

- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Grow Grows

Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.

- John Acton

Other Wider

I find it significant that, even though contemporary philosophy tends towards forms of determinism, in the wider culture people are deeply into naming, shaming and blaming each other. So we haven't lost that sense of conscience.

- John Cornwell

Treat Other

The Obama administration would say that if you are a Catholic institution, you can only limit your conscience waivers or exclusions to people of the Catholic Church. That would mean that Catholic institutions couldn't treat people of other religions, and that makes no sense.

- John Fleming

Media Need

The media doesn't need a conscience; people need consciences.

- John Hockenberry

Clear Sure

A clear conscience is a sure card.

- John Lyly

Give Utter

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

- John Milton

Qualms Had

Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service.

- John Sergeant Wise

Becoming Rather

We're still growing into that place of higher consciousness; we are becoming a global conscience. The idea is to unravel the onion and let go of the ego and evolve to that place where you perceive everything to be a beautiful experience rather than a daunting experience.

- Jon Anderson

Nation Been

As crucial as religion has been and is to the life of the nation, America's unifying force has never been a specific faith, but a commitment to freedom - not least freedom of conscience.

- Jon Meacham

Means Blank

Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties.

- Jose Saramago


The one who writes a poem writes it above all because verse writing is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience, of thinking, of comprehending the universe.

- Joseph Brodsky

Compass Reason

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.

- Joseph Cook

Having Imposed

My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them.

- Justin Trudeau

Cost His

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.

- B. C. Forbes

Need Violent

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

Firmly Set

Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people. It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly etched in the national conscience, of all of us.

- Barbara Jordan

Degree Which

War is wrong. Conscription for war is inconsistent with freedom of conscience, which is not merely the right to believe but to act on the degree of truth that one receives, to follow a vocation which is God-inspired and God-directed.

- Bayard Rustin

Passionate Any

I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience. She takes her passion to its complete extreme.

- Beatrice Dalle

Turned Almost

English history turned on Henry VIII and his desires, his whims almost. And it was down to Cromwell to make those desires happen. He was the guy that fixed it. He was also the guy that eased Henry's conscience. Because Henry VIII had an enormous, tender conscience and great theological knowledge.

- Ben Miles

Good Christmas

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

- Benjamin Franklin

Color Candidate

We do not owe allegiance to any candidate because they share our party or our color, but because they share our principles and our conscience.

- Benjamin Todd Jealous


Conscience without judgment is superstition.

- Benjamin Whichcote


Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore.

- Bernard Cornwell

More Very

I'm fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very happily married and to have, on the whole, a fairly clear conscience.

- Bernard Cornwell

Cruelty Why

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

- Bertrand Russell

The Only Thing

The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.

- Harold Coffin

Law Depend

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience.

- Harold H. Greene

Person Rule

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

- Harper Lee

Other Before

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

- Harper Lee

Which Thus

Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.

- Harriet Martineau

Past Always

I have always lived according to my conscience, and my past is clean.

- Bidzina Ivanishvili

Leader Own

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.

- Hartley William Shawcross

Ever Strongly

Nothing has ever moulded our conscience so strongly as our knowledge of what is good and what is evil.

- Bjornstjerne Bjornson

Town Few People

There's so few people in this town with a conscience.

- Blake Edwards

Own Been

My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.

- Blanche Lincoln

Only About

Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us.

- Henry Fielding

Men Most

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

- Henry Taylor

More Profession

Engineering training deals with the exact sciences. That sort of exactness makes for truth and conscience. It might be good for the world if more men had that sort of mental start in life even if they did not pursue the profession.

- Herbert Hoover

Distance Going

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.

- Bono

Business Know

A great business has to have a conscience. You have to know who you are and who you are not.

- Howard Schultz

Soul I Think

I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You've got to be truthful. I don't think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you've got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.

- Howard Schultz

Been Scientific

I have been described by one of my colleagues as a 'militant agnostic' with my tagline, 'I don't know, and neither do you!' I take this hard-line, fence-sitting position because it is the only position consistent with both my scientific ethos and my conscience.

- Brian Schmidt

More Been

The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.

- Ida B. Wells

Feel Contribute

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service.

- Ida B. Wells


Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.

- Irving Layton

Driving Living

Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on.

- Budd Schulberg

Drive Nuts

Conscience. That stuff can drive you nuts.

- Budd Schulberg

Left Keeping

The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.

- Izaak Walton

Mother Guilty

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

- Carolyn Wells

Nation Here

Here rests the soul of our nation - here also should be our conscience.

- Caspar Weinberger

Work Piece

I have a conscience about my work and try to turn out a good piece of craftsmanship.

- Catherine Gaskin

True Courage

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.

- James Freeman Clarke

Health Legal

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

- Jean de la Bruyere

Through Been

I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies; and now, through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and quiet as if I had never sinned.

- Donald Cargill

Atmosphere Them

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

Forced Some

No one should be forced to violate one's conscience, nor should anyone be forced out of service of the common good because there are some things their conscience tells them they cannot do.

- Donald Wuerl

Belong Careful

I belong to the political party that generally fits my philosophical beliefs, but I reserve the right to vote my conscience after careful deliberation. My voting record reflects this.

- Jeff Fortenberry

Window Spirit

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

- Douglas Horton

Beauty Blind

Not until the human heart is stolid to poetry, the human eye blind to beauty, not until the intellect ceases its quest for truth and conscience finds its quietus either in universal defeat or in triumphant success, will organized religion cease to be.

- Jenkin Lloyd Jones

Men Most

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

- Jeremy Taylor

Reason Against

He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.

- Jeremy Taylor

Artist Allow

If you've ever liked an artist or someone who then does something or is accused of something extremely corrupt, and your moral conscience won't allow you to accept that artist, the truth is then that creates a void in your life. Because then something you loved was taken from you.

- Jerrod Carmichael

Next Going

I believe that global warming is a myth. And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at all and I'm going to buy a Suburban next time.

- Jerry Falwell

Mind Away

When it's time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.

- Jerry West

Writing Farming

Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.

- Edward Dahlberg


A satellite has no conscience.

- Edward R. Murrow

Allow Liberties

I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building.

- Edward Snowden

Innocent Clear

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

- Elizabeth I

Life Perfect

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.

- Karl Barth

Pole Inmost

The greatest want of the world is the want of men - men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.

- Ellen G. White

Will Feels

If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.

- Kenneth L. Pike


As a prisoner of conscience committed to peaceful transition to democracy, I urge Europe to apply economic sanctions against Ethiopia. What short-term pain may result will be compensated by long-term gain. A pledge to re-engage energetically with a democratic Ethiopia would act as a catalyst for reform.

- Eskinder Nega

Mankind Private

The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.

- Ezra Stiles