Conviction Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Conviction

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Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature, the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God.
~By Moses Mendelssohn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.
~By Origen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in India from the side of the Congress party, yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences.
~By Stafford Cripps ~


Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
~By Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By William L. Jenkins ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


Constant repetition carries conviction.
~By Robert Collier ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


I am a person with leftist convictions, and always have been.
~By Jose Saramago ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Convictions do not imply reasons.
~By Margaret Deland ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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