Conscience Quotes

Whatever is done without ostentation, and without the people being witnesses of it, is, in my opinion, most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided, for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this, the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.

The teachings of your parents may not keep alive your New England conscience; but if you sit on a straight-back chair and repeat the words “prisms and pilgrims” forty times the devil will flee from you.

If, when you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?

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

I fully subscribe to the judgment of those writers who maintain that of all the differences between man and the lower animals, the moral sense of conscience is by far the most important… It is the most noble of all the attributes of man.

Let this be your wall of brass, to have nothing on your conscience, no guilt to make you turn pale.

Whenever conscience speaks with a divided, uncertain, and disputed voice, it is not the voice of God. Descend still deeper into yourself, until you hear nothing but a clear, undivided voice, a voice which does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light, and serenity.

The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbor.