Quotation Explorer - 'Conviction'

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. - Abraham Lincoln
One must do the outrageous with style. With élan. With complete conviction. - Carolyn Jewel
If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion. - Mia Hamm
It takes courage, strength, and conviction to love someone deeply, persistently, and endlessly. - Debasish Mridha
Dream and act HUGE my friends; for to do less is to deny who you are. And live with BOLD conviction as you move forcefully into the certainty of your great success! - Christopher Babson
Man has his being in truth--if he sacrifices truth he sacrifices himself. Whoever betrays truth betrays himself. It is not a question of lying--but of acting against one's conviction. - Novalis
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist. - William Golding
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. - Nicholas Butler
The Boy looked at him for a long time before responding. Well, as long as you’re my friend, I’ll never ignore you, he said with conviction. I know what it’s like to be invisible to other people. - Mike Resnick
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library. - Samuel Johnson
If you truly love who you are, travel through this life with conviction, spread joy to others, embrace changes as they happen, then you will find balance in your life. - Annie Morecambe
I'm an incurable romantic. The essence of romance is an unshakable conviction that next time will be different. - Glen Cook
Love and learn from everyone,but follow your heart,and your inner conviction. - Debasish Mridha
The conviction that's underneath a lot of other statements is, "I don't trust Gjod. - Matt Chandler
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
Creation, in all its forms, is where I find beauty. If I could travel as far outward as I have inward, I would know with the utmost conviction that distance does not exist. - L.A. Rosenberg
He that is not open to conviction, is not qualified for discussion.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.... - George Bernard Shaw
Personal conviction held always in life that it is better to spend a few minutes in Bathroom or Lavatory than many hours in a Laboratory or Library for the novelty in idea generation and incubation. - Anuj Somany
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. - Václav Havel
The principle cannot be denied: the fiercer the struggle against the injustice you suffer, the blinder you will be to the injustice you inflict. We tend to translate the presumed wrongness of our enemies into an unfaltering conviction of our own rightness. - Miroslav Volf
Faith is not knowledge of what the mystery of the universe is, but the conviction that there is a mystery, and that it is greater than us. - Rabino David Wolpe
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. - Victor Hugo
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. - George Bernard Shaw
The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately. - Bertrand Russell
Ballot papers do not define leaders. Leadership is defined by conviction, vision, passion and inspiration. - Israelmore Ayivor
I don't purchase people with money, or hiss like a snake to attract their attention, all i do is to rest on my couch because i have the conviction that no human can progress with an exception without a power behind. - Michael Bassey Johnson
If you stay true to your principles, you have confidence, conviction, purpose, values - in other words, you have a future. - Mike Klepper
for he had acquired, as time went on, the firm conviction that any thought, even the most audacious, that any fiction, even the most insane, can one day materialize and see its fulfillment in space and time. - Stefan Grabiński
One of the greatest feelings in life is the conviction that you have lived the life you wanted to live-with the rough and the smooth, the good and the bad-but yours, shaped by your own choices, and not someone else's. - Michael Ignatieff
Nothing is more depressing than the conviction that one is not a hero. - George Moore
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
You are a success when you are going for your goal with passion and conviction. - Debasish Mridha
God gives out good gifts of wisdom, talent, beauty, and skill 'graciously'--that is, in a completely unmerited way. He casts them across all humanity, regardless of religious conviction, race, gender, or any other attribute to enrich, brighten, and preserve the world. - Timothy J. Keller
REPROBATION, n. In theology, the state of a luckless mortal prenatally damned. The doctrine of reprobation was taught by Calvin, whose joy in it was somewhat marred by the sad sincerity of his conviction that although some are foredoomed to perdition, others are predestined to salvation. - Ambrose Bierce
Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
So many commands in the Bible require obedience without us experiencing any conviction to obey them. That is when our faith is truly tested. - Alan de Jager
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Personal power depends on the power of imagination; personal achievement depends on commitment and conviction. - Debasish Mridha
Confusion is still better than conviction in the wrong!!!! - Harrish Sairaman
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. - Blaise Pascal
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be calm and compassionate you need courage and conviction. - Solange nicole
Have an intrinsic sense of direction of life. Have a goal-oriented conviction and trust. - Debasish Mridha
...if only the comfortable prosperity of the Victorian age hadn't lulled us into a false conviction of individual security and made us believe that what was going on outside our homes didn't matter to us, the Great War might never have happened. - Vera Brittain
Nothing is quite as beautiful as seeing someone do exactly what they were designed to do, to watch someone who has found that thing, that passion, that singular calling and expresses it with conviction. - Lori Stanley Roeleveld
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. - Daniel Webster
Woven words are little conviction when I present myself as a man of fiction. - Hubert Martin
As more good comes your way, your belief will increase, until you move past it into the realm of conviction. - Stephen Richards
Belief creates conviction, conviction creates persistence, persistence creates perseverance and perseverance creates unlimited opportunities for greatness. - Jason Versey
Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can't change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and a stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future was the past was not. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
A good presentation = Conviction + Story + Message. Subject does't matter. - Aayush Jain
It takes a strong individual to live passionately, and with having quality in their conviction, that sets the results one achieves. - Steven Cuoco
My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy. - George Eliot
Our greatest challenge today...is to couple conviction with doubt. By conviction, I mean some pragmatically developed faith, trust, or centeredness; and by doubt I mean openness to the ongoing changeability, mystery, and fallibility of the conviction. - Kirk J. Schneider
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
Faith is not the knowledge of what the mystery of the universe is, but the conviction that there is a mystery, and that it is greater than us.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on." Walter Lippmann. - Ignatius Fernandez
Never question the conviction of a scientist, based on mere scriptures. - Abhijit Naskar
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. - Mahatma Gandhi
The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without. - Eric Hoffer
A good presentation = Conviction + Story + Message. Subject does not matter. - Aayush Jain
That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met. - Noam Chomsky
Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but, I hope we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our efforts. - Gordon B. Hinckley
PRESBYTERIAN, n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities of the Church should be called presbyters. - Ambrose Bierce
I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
When the mind has once begun to yield to the weakness of superstition, trifles impress it with the force of conviction. - Ann Radcliffe
When confidence is there, conviction is easy. - Debasish Mridha
A conviction borne of God amply possesses the potency and power to brazenly reach beyond the possible in order to topple the impossible. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction. - Fulton J. Sheen
Curiosity may get you started, but conviction will keep you going. - Benjamin Lotter
There is no Christianity unless first there is repentance. And it is not just, Well, I am guilty. It is not just a conviction. It is a conviction plus a desire to turn away from those things. - Brian Richardson
INDIGESTION, n. A disease which the patient and his friends frequently mistake for deep religious conviction and concern for the salvation of mankind. As the simple Red Man of the western wild put it, with, it must be confessed, a certain force: "Plenty well, no pray; big bellyache, heap God." - Ambrose Bierce
I believe that we are lost here in America, but I believe we shall be found. And this belief, which mounts now to the catharsis of knowledge and conviction, is for me--and I think for all of us--not only our own hope, but America's everlasting, living dream. - Thomas Wolfe
Of all the things in the world, I'm particularly amazed at, is the conviction with which the MIND, endorses an Idea, which is phenomenal, as it differentiates the Genius from Mediocre, or not to forget the human stupidity in particular! - Ramana Pemmaraju
It is my conviction that when events are forgotten, buried in the cellar of the page, they are no longer even history. - Katherine Ann Porter
We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others. - John F. Kennedy
Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself. - Jean Francois Revel
If you do not have the courage & conviction to talk about yourself..Who on Earth will ever listen to you or ever talk about you..NO ONE! Confidence has nothing to do with HUMILITY,it is pure CONVICTION! - Abha Maryada Banerjee
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. - John W. Gardner
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