Conviction Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conviction

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


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


Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
~By Harry Emerson Fosdick ~


My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness.
~By Gregory Peck ~


Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


I invite you, from my sentiments, my convictions and my responsibilities, to work together in the construction of a Uruguay where being young is not suspicious, where aging is not a problem.
~By Tabare Vazquez ~


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


We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest.
~By Earl Browder ~


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


I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
~By George Mason ~


I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn't.
~By Michael Caine ~


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.
~By Daniel Berrigan ~


The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup.
~By Orhan Pamuk ~


All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
~By James Freeman Clarke ~


Convictions do not imply reasons.
~By Margaret Deland ~


It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.
~By Adam Weishaupt ~


Moreover, broad plans commensurate with our national purpose and resources would bring conviction of our power to every soldier in the front line, to the nations associated with us in the war, and to the enemy.
~By Kelly Miller ~


FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.
~By Felix Adler ~


I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.
~By David Brainerd ~


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


If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
~By Alex Chilton ~


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


I have lived most of my life with the conviction that I don't dream, because I never could retrieve a dream.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


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.
~By John Shimkus ~


To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


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


Experience burned into me the conviction that access to education ought to be based on how much you are willing to learn and how hard you are willing to work, not on how many dollars your family has in their bank account.
~By Dave Obey ~


How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!
~By Logan Pearsall Smith ~


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


It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
~By Robert Anderson ~


I am not a Christian because God changed my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is.
~By Josh McDowell ~


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


Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.
~By Powell Clayton ~


I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don't need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!
~By Mother Jones ~


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.
~By River Phoenix ~


I tried to instill a different motivation, to give them the security and the conviction that they were doing something good, something necessary, something useful - if you want to use a grandiose expression, that they were doing something for peace.
~By Markus Wolf ~


A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
~By Max Frisch ~


We all like to hear a man speak out on his convictions and principles. But at the same time, you must understand that when you're running on a ticket, you're running with a team.
~By Richard J. Daley ~


The public conviction that a railroad linking the West and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
~By John Moody ~


For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


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.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases.
~By Rick Renzi ~


At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


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


It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy which the artist feels when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught the very soul of the character she wishes to portray, in the music and action which reveal it.
~By Maria Jeritza ~


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


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


Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips.
~By Frank Gifford ~


Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win.
~By Roscoe Conkling ~


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


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


Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


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.
~By Carl Friedrich Gauss ~


Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


Indictments of any kind are serious. That being said, let's not forget that an indictment is not a conviction. We still have due process in this country.
~By Rob Simmons ~


Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers should lead the Democratic Party. They are the only Democrats with any convictions.
~By Evan Sayet ~


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


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


This idea, as you know, that I have firm convictions that the idea of issues being a big deal where our mutual friend went back and he felt so strongly that the determining factor in electoral success should be a proven character.
~By James Stockdale ~


The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions.
~By Valentina Tereshkova ~


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.
~By Franz Liszt ~


I believe that nothing enjoys a higher estate in our society than the right given by the First and Fourteenth Amendments freely to practice and proclaim one's religious convictions.
~By Frank Murphy ~


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


This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity.
~By Lech Walesa ~


An indictment is not a conviction.
~By Howard Coble ~


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."
~By 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.
~By William Barclay ~


My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.
~By John Ciardi ~


The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.
~By Elia Kazan ~


Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
~By John McCain ~


Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
~By Vaclav Havel ~


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.
~By Millicent Fawcett ~


A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!
~By Billy Sunday ~


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.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


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


It is always incorrect to assume you can know what someone's moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories.
~By Stanley Fish ~


Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
~By Andrea Dworkin ~


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


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


In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


You have to have conviction and completely question everything and anything you do. No matter how much you study, no matter how much you know, the side of your brain that has the smarts won't necessarily help you in making art.
~By Maya Lin ~


The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


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


When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


Now that I've got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.
~By Peter Medawar ~


I cannot doubt that women will line up, like the men elected, with the groups whose political thinking and convictions are in accord with their own political convictions.
~By Edith Rogers ~


The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
~By Jean Rostand ~


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


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.
~By John Dos Passos ~

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