Quotations on Conviction
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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
(Keywords: Time, Experience, People, Conviction, Country, Fool, Politicians, Trouble)
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.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Legal, Time, Community, Conviction, Day, Prejudice, Rest)
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Belief, Conviction, Deep, Repetition)
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.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Children, Conviction, Passion)
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.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)
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.
- Robert Anderson
(Keywords: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)
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.
- Owen Arthur
(Keywords: Battle, Cause, Conviction, Service, Will)
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
(Keywords: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)
To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
- Stephen Baker
(Keywords: Courage, Perseverance, Conviction, Force)
One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point of conviction that nothing will ever again happen to you.
- Faith Baldwin
(Keywords: Life, Conviction, Nothing, Road, Will)
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
(Keywords: Certainty, Christ, Conviction, Man)
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.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: God, People, Christian, Conviction, Israel, Will)
Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Work, Conviction, Quotations)
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.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Heart, Conviction, Purity, Will)
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
(Keywords: Chance, Conviction, Man)
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.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Trust, People, Conviction, Deep, May, Want)
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.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Government, Conviction, End, Law, May, Order)
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.
- Earl Browder
(Keywords: War, Calamity, Consideration, Conviction, Interest, Theory, World, Years)
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Truth, Conviction, Logic)
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.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Conviction, Necessity, Opinion, Public)
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Conviction, Man, Nothing)
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.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Conviction, End)
Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Conscience, Conviction, Mind)
If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Conviction, Open)
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.
- Alex Chilton
(Keywords: Conviction, Expression, Song, Spirit, Writing)
Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.
- Powell Clayton
(Keywords: Conviction, Man)
It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles will figure among the great directors of our time.
- Arthur Cohn
(Keywords: Time, Conviction, Will)
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
- Jeremy Collier
(Keywords: Nature, Conviction, Learning, Modesty)
Constant repetition carries conviction.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: Conviction, Repetition)
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.
- Roscoe Conkling
(Keywords: Conviction, Country, Party, Republican, State)
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.
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Keywords: Conviction, Grace, Man, May, Nothing, Oratory, Order, Tact, Will)
Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Faith, Strength, Conviction, Israel)
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.
- Jim Cramer
(Keywords: Conviction, Direction, Wrong)
The Petersons have not come forward in the press. Apparently they feel the media bears a large responsibility for Scott's conviction. It may be a while before we hear anything from them.
- Catherine Crier
(Keywords: Conviction, May, Media, Press, Responsibility)
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.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Congress, Content, Conviction, Deep, Leaders, Party, Solution)
Our consciences are littered like an old attic with the junk of sheer conviction.
- Wilford O. Cross
(Keywords: Conviction, Old)
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.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Purpose, Being, Conviction, Existence, Fulfillment, Meditation, Nothing, Will)
With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: War, People, Courage, Vision, Communism, Conviction, Freedom, President)
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
(Keywords: Knowledge, Conviction, Judgment, Order, Proof, Words)
Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
- Andrea Dworkin
(Keywords: Conviction, Discrimination, Genocide)
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.
- Atom Egoyan
(Keywords: Work, Purpose, Conviction, Trying)
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: War, Act, Conviction, Killing, Murder, Nothing)
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
(Keywords: God, Power, Idea, Conviction, Deep, Universe)
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Conviction, Literary, Production)
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.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Conviction, Religious)
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
(Keywords: Education, Women, Anxiety, Conviction, Girls, Present, Will)
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
(Keywords: Life, Success, Conviction, Romantic, Sense)
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
(Keywords: Conscience, Conviction, Vanity)
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Keywords: People, Conviction, Democracy, Possibilities)
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Conviction, Trouble)