Conscience Quotes

My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain. (Richard III)

Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.

No client ever had money enough to bribe my conscience or to stop its utterance against wrong, and oppression. My conscience is my own – my creator’s – not man’s. I shall never sink the rights of mankind to the malice – wrong or avarice of another’s wishes, though those wishes come to me in […]

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. (Hamlet)

If I am asked… how do you know that you ought to do that, of which your conscience enjoins the performance? I can only say that such is my duty. Here investigation must stop; reasoning can go no farther.

Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive law, the exercise of that, being a natural and inalienable right. To guard a man’s house as his castle, to pay public and enforce private debts with the most exact faith, can give no title to invade a man’s conscience […]

There was a preacher once who was saying to the congregation, “It is wrong to steal horses.” The congregation answered, “Amen, amen.” “It is wrong to steal cows.” “Amen! Amen!” Then he said, “It is wrong to steal chickens.” And someone shouted back, “Now he is meddling.” Up to that point, conscience was not touch.

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

People have a voice inside of them that talk to them. That is the voice that these people must listen to because in everything you’re going to do there is a wrong way and a right way and if you listen good you will know the right way.

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