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Conviction Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Conviction

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Constant repetition carries conviction.
- Robert Collier

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

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.
- Marcia Wallace

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Peter Medawar

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

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

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

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

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.
- Learned Hand

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

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

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

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

An indictment is not a conviction.
- Howard Coble

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.
- Guy Verhofstadt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Franz Grillparzer

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against
an enemy who depends only on fists or guns.
Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
- David Seabury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Rob Simmons

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.
- Lech Walesa


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