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Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 7:48 AM EDT
Jun 29 2016

A clear conscience doesn't mean anything if you haven't any conscience.
-William Feather

A clear conscience needs no public information officer. (from The New York Times)
-Variously attributed

A conscience which has been bought once will be bought twice.
-Norbert Weiner

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
-Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual feast.
-Robert Burton

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
-Carolyn Wells

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
-Doug Larson

A person may sometimes have a clear conscience simply because his head is empty.
-Ralph W. Sockman

A reformer is one who insists on his conscience being your guide.
-Millard Miller

As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.
-Ben Bradlee

Be more careful of your conscience than of your estate. The latter can be bought and sold; the former never.
-Hosea Ballou

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.
-James Otis, Jr.

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

Confession is good for the conscience, but it usually bypasses the soul.
-Mignon McLaughlin

Conscience and cowardice are really the same things.
-Oscar Wilde

Conscience does make cowards of us all.
-William Shakespeare

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

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

Conscience is a small inner voice that doesn't speak your language.
-Variously attributed

Conscience is better served by a myth.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us someone may be looking.
-H.L. Mencken

Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.
-Sigmund Freud

Conscience is the most sacred of all property...
-James Madison

Conscience is the most sacred thing among men.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.
-Evan Esar

Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinion of others.
-Sir Henry Taylor

Conscience places a bridle upon the tongue.
-Publilius Syrus

Conscience reigns but it does not govern.
-Paul Valery

Conscience: A small, still voice that makes minority reports.
-Franklin P. Adams

Conscious is when you are aware of something, and conscience is when you wish you weren't.
-Variously attributed


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