Conscience, Courage, Honesty

  • "A clear conscience is the greatest armor." Chinese proverb.
  • "There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience." French proverb.
  • "You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience." Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.
  • "A clear conscience laughs at false accusations." Author Unknown.
  • "I believe that we cannot live better than in seeking to become better, nor more agreeably than having a clear conscience." Socrates.
  • "Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience. " Anonymous.
  • "I want to make this perfectly clear: you can be sure that I will never be a yes-man except to my own conscience." Charles Edison
  • "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."

  • "You will never do anything in this world without courage." Aristotle.
  • "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Churchill.
  • "Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
  • "Courage is the main quality of leadership...no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk--especially in new undertakings." Walt Disney.
  • "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." John Wayne. (Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.")
  • "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • "Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
  • "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde.
  • "Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom." Thomas Jefferson.
  • "Truth never damages a cause that is just." Mahatma Gandhi.
  • "Anything is better than lies and deceit." Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina.
  • "It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie." Victor Hugo.
  • "Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery." Fyodor Dostoyevsky.