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Conviction Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Conviction.

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Spiritual

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind
him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann

The only faith that wears well and holds its color
in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction
and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
- Flannery O'Connor

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

Liberals subscribe to the new flexible,
pluralistic definition of the family;
their defense of families carries no conviction.
- Christopher Lasch

Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.
- Powell Clayton

Words should be employed as the means,
not the end; language is the instrument,
conviction is the work.
- Joshua Reynolds

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy,
we also celebrate a man of strong character,
deep conviction, unforgettable charm,
and wonderful wit.
- Jim Ramstad

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance,
and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with
much conviction or passion.
- Mia Hamm

If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have
killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me.
I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard.
- John Dos Passos

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction,
5-0 is not surprising.
- John McCarthy

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities;
that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
- Vladimir Lenin

I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go.
My own wisdom, and that of all about me,
seemed insufficient for the day.
- Abraham Lincoln

There can be no proof that Blake's lyric is composed
of the best words in the best order;
only a conviction,
accepted by our knowledge and judgment,
that it is so.
- John Drinkwater

If I practised sex, out of moral conviction,
that was one thing; but to enjoy it...
seemed a defeat.
- Martha Gellhorn

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- George Eliot

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle

Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable
conviction in the value of each person,
who is then equal.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

We are all wrong so often that it amazes me that we
can have any conviction at all over the direction of things to come.
But we must.
- Jim Cramer

I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity
is the basis of everything,
and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity.
- Gustave Flaubert

The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded
in the pages of its history.
- Viktor Yushchenko

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth,
not with ethics.
- Arthur Keith

I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense
that I was being pursued,
and also the conviction that under the political order of the times,
our lives had no meaning.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The trouble with this country is that there are too
many politicians who believe,
with a conviction based on experience,
that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
- Franklin P. Adams

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

There was an implicit conviction that the UN would
be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point
of conviction that nothing will ever again happen to you.
- Faith Baldwin

You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to
abandon your assumptions.
- Denis Waitley

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn
out well but the certainty that something makes sense,
regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature;
which one would think,
might dispose us to modesty.
- Jeremy Collier

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Our consciences are littered like an old attic with
the junk of sheer conviction.
- Wilford O. Cross

An indictment is not a conviction.
- Howard Coble

Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it
coverts itself into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides,
a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search
for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
- Bertrand Russell

I am coming more and more to the conviction that the
necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated,
at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

A strong conviction that something must be done is
the parent of many bad measures.
- Daniel Webster

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance,
courage of conviction - and a cat.
The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
- Stephen Baker

It has always been my private conviction that any man
who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
- John Steinbeck

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is
the reason so many good minds are idle.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which
the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction
that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
- Ambrose Bierce

Broad paths are open to every endeavour,
and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one
who consecrates his art to the divine services of a
conviction of a consciousness.
- Franz Liszt

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my
conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain
the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals,
and he can just rock straight out.
His vocals are incredible.
And we all are really competent musicians.
- Mike McCready

If this work seems so threatening, this is because
it isn't simply eccentric or strange,
but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
- Jacques Derrida

Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it,
but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting.
- River Phoenix

And their conviction is that if it is done with that
kind of purity it will go somewhere.
I believe that with all my heart, but I'm not responsible for its going somewhere.
- Daniel Berrigan

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the
bad luck that follows boasting.
- Gertrude Stein

And I like the way Cain writes his women.
Very strong.
They're kind of lusty, they know what they want,
they're full of conviction.
Cain's women are sexual.
- Pia Zadora

The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that
national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable.
- Charles E. Trevelyan

Ronald Reagan's well documented final battles with
Alzheimer's disease were fought with the same conviction
and courage that his many public battles were fought.
- William L. Jenkins

A large part of the present anxiety to improve the
education of girls and women is also due to the conviction
that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.
- Millicent Fawcett

The Martha Stewart trial makes clear how far women
have risen in the business world.
America can be proud of our equal-opportunity prosecution and conviction.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious
with the conviction you are a success.
This is done by making an affirmation which "clicks."
- Florence Scovel Shinn

If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly
accepts things can never reach.
- William Barclay

It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls,
by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
- R. Lee Ermey

A man of conviction is often more to be desired than a man of experience.
- Curt Siodmak

It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles
will figure among the great directors of our time.
- Arthur Cohn

The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
- William Butler Yeats


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