Conviction Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conviction

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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 ~


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


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 ~


Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
~By Flannery O'Connor ~


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


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 ~


For if enough people were really convinced that growth should be halted, and if they acted on that conviction, then billions of others might be deprived of any realistic hope of gaining the opportunities now enjoyed by the more fortunate.
~By Herman Kahn ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


I have a deep conviction that our lives are eternal, that it is waking and sleeping, that we are born together with the people we love lifetime after lifetime.
~By Marcia Wallace ~


Strong convictions precede great actions.
~By James Freeman Clarke ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Constant repetition carries conviction.
~By Robert Collier ~


What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Jim Cramer ~


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 ~


Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


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


When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask, 'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


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 ~


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 ~


As to the war, while it is always thought rash to have any strong military convictions, I have always believed that if they would go straight to Sebastopol early in the season they would take it with little difficulty.
~By Francis W. Newman ~


The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
~By Charles Rosen ~


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


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


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 ~


What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart.
~By Learned Hand ~


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


People will judge you according to your own convictions.
~By Dexter Scott King ~


Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.
~By Thomas Szasz ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
~By Victor Hugo ~


However, it must always remain a dialogue, and never an imposition of the church's own convictions and methods. Propose, not impose. To serve, and not to dominate.
~By Claudio Hummes ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight.
~By Chris Bell ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can't assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution.
~By Marc Bolan ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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June 19 ,2024
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