Conviction Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conviction

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Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety at great risk to your own life? Conviction.
~By Guy Verhofstadt ~


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


The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


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


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 ~


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


The former conviction that these two kingdoms were wholly different in structure, in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist encountered when he undertook to define them.
~By Asa Gray ~


The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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.
~By Rosabeth Moss Kanter ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943, both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter.
~By Frederick Sanger ~


We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.
~By Juan Antonio Samaranch ~


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


Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


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


When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
~By Phyllis McGinley ~


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 am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions.
~By Ahmed Ben Bella ~


Shortly after the end of last season, I felt that I probably would not return for the 1999-2000 season. I also felt that I should take as much time as possible to sort through my feelings and make sure that my feelings were backed with conviction.
~By Barry Sanders ~


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 ~


We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
~By Mikhail Gorbachev ~


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 ~


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


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


Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children.
~By Christiane Amanpour ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It was very important that it be done in such a way that it be executed with complete conviction. If I had done it both ways, if I was trying to cover myself in case it didn't work, then it would have been to no purpose.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


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


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


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


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


Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.
~By Ian Smith ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan.
~By Stockwell Day ~


I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Constant repetition carries conviction.
~By Robert Collier ~


Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah of Israel. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification of Jews and Christians into the people of God will take place.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


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


Convictions do not imply reasons.
~By Margaret Deland ~


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 ~


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


Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith.
~By Jerry Costello ~


Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker.
~By Ben Edwards ~


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.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


Hope 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 ~


Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
~By John Calvin ~


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 ~


When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.
~By Abraham Kuyper ~


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 ~


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 ~


He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


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 ~


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.
~By Mike McCready ~


Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


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 ~


The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
~By Robert E. Lee ~


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


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


Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
~By Owen Arthur ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Pia Zadora ~


The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
~By John W. Gardner ~


I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you.
~By Greta Scacchi ~


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


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


What is important is that one utilizes one's intellect and not to be 100 percent sure about one's convictions. One should always leave room for doubt.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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 ~


Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations.
~By Guy Verhofstadt ~


I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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