Quotation Explorer - 'Convinced'

The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women. - Booker T. Washington
I am more and more convinced that some people are put in our lives solely to try our patience and tamper with our tolerance levels. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Parents have become so convinced educators know what is best for children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. - Marian Wright Edeleman
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshiped anything but himself. - Richard Francis Burton
I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity it has. - Malcolm Muggeridge
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. - Sir Richard Francis Burton
People are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious that that they are true. - George Santayana
The most dangerous diminutions of freedom come from those who are convinced of their moral rectitude. - Daniel Hannan
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. - George Bernard Shaw
I'm fairly convinced that the Kingdom of God is for the broken-hearted. You write of 'powerlessness.' Join the club, we are not in control. God is. - Fred Rogers
I'm convinced that Theoretical Physicist is just another way of saying BS Artist. - J.C. Cassels
If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. - Joanna R. Macy
I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. - Steve Jobs
I am absolutely convinced without any uncertainty that the old adage, History Repeats Itself is a valid assertion. - Chris Mentillo
(The subjects of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life) "have convinced me that past failing can as easily prove preparatory as predictive. Age does not of itself limit on enable us. The choice is ours. - Bruce Frankel
Being convinced one knows the whole story is the surest way to fail.
(regarding Charles Lee) This eccentric and notably slovenly man was always trailed by his beloved dogs. "When I can be convinced that men are as worthy objects as dogs", he once explained, "I shall transfer my benevolence to them. - Ron Chernow
I'm convinced that the world, more than ever, needs the music only you can make. And if it takes extra courage to keep playing in spite of your loss, many will applaud the effort. And who knows? Others may be inspired to pick up their broken instruments, their broken lives, and begin again. - Steve Goodier
We do not want to be beginners [at prayer]. but let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything but beginners, all our life! - Thomas Merton
I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state. When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness. - Hugh Laurie
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves. - Wilhelm von Humboldt
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. - Alexander Humboldt
I'm convinced that the greatest lover of freedom & liberty is God almighty himself. He gave us free will, the greatest liberty of all. - Justin Steckbauer
It’s not right because it just isn’t. You can’t go round making up evidence just because you’re convinced someone is guilty. You can’t be judge and jury; that’s not your job. (Liz) - Stella Rimington
Pain is slight if opinion has added nothing to it; ... in thinking it slight, you will make it slight. Everything depends on opinion. It is according to opinion that we suffer. A man is as wretched as he has convinced himself that he is. - Seneca
I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another. - Ellen Goodman
I'm convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon. - Wernher von Braun
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. - John Steinbeck
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
Even if we have ourselves so fully convinced that we are on the right track because we desperately want to believe that the specific direction we have chosen is the "correct one", if the universe disagrees with our choices, it will not be shy in telling us so. - Miya Yamanouchi
The more I know about business, the more I'm convinced that it is conducted in homes and churches far more than in office buildings. - Laura Moncur
If we’ve somehow become convinced that the script we followed ‘yesterday’ can’t be edited, it will be incredibly difficult to tell the difference between ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I am convinced that if stories such as these have any lasting value, it is in revealing the kind of work young pulp-writers were doing in those days when rates were low and one had to make a typewriter smoke in order to keep eating. - Hugh B. Cave
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I have two great duties in each day: firstly, to identify why I woke up and secondly to be convinced of why I must retire for the day - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I have two great duties in each day: firstly, to identify why I woke up and secondly to be convinced of why I must retire! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it. - René Descartes
I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly. - Criss Jami
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear ... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. - Rabbi Harold Kushner
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. - Victor Hugo
I have never been convinced there's anything inherently wrong in having fun. - George Plimpton
Fanatics are like debris following the course of the wind, they are swept around like sand, and convinced to believe in what they do not understand. - Michael Bassey Johnson
In his voice resonated the timbre of a man who thinks he has convinced himself of an idea, but masks his own doubt by laboring to persuade others. - Katherine Howe
If you play "I Don't Want To Know" by Fleetwood Mac loud enough -- you can hear Lindsey Buckingham's fingers sliding down the strings of his acoustic guitar. ...And we were convinced that this was the definitive illustration of what we both loved about music; we loved hearing the INSIDE of a song. - Chuck Klosterman
I am perfectly convinced that I have both seen, and heard in a manner which should make unbelief impossible, things called spiritual which cannot be taken by a rational being to be capable of explanation by imposture, coincidence, or mistake. - Augustus De Morgan
But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled. It continues to wander, aimless, homeless, alone. It cannot be convinced of its safety by any evidence drawn from my waking life. - Margaret Atwood
And each in the cell of himself is almost convinced of his freedom. - W.H. Auden
I am convinced that we as adults must constantly cling to, affirm, and celebrate with our children those things we love, sunsets, laughter, the taste of a good meal, the warmth of a hickory fire shared by real friends, the joy of discovery and accomplishment, the constant surprises of life. - Eliot Wigginton
One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man. - Charles M. Blow
The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much! - Jane Austen
I am utterly convinced that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will eventually unite not to destroy but to edify, and that the future will belong to those who have done the most for the sake of suffering humanity. - Louis Pasteur
Your dreams are so far outside of your comfort zone, you've convinced yourself you don't dream at all. - Darnell Lamont Walker
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. - Blaise Pascal
...And eventually, he (Charles Manson) testified to an empty court, as Bugliosi had convinced the presiding judge Older, that Manson's hypnotic powers might convince the jury he was innocent. - Nikolas Schreck
I am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves. - Alexander Humboldt
Those of you who are convinced that you missed your calling, open all doors keep the entrance way clear. This way you will not miss that next call. - Victoria Addino
Just like the way you date in relationship and become convinced before you give a partner your heart, you got to date your PASTOR to know he can be your MENTOR before you give him your ears! Test the Spirits...and don't be a religious fanatic! - Israelmore Ayivor
The physique of a Messiah. But too clever to believe in God or be convinced of his own mission. And too sensitive, even if he were convinced, to carry it out. His muscles would like to act and his feelings would like to believe; but his nerve-endings and his cleverness won't allow it. - Aldous Huxley
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer. - Peter Ustinov
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable. - Napoleon Bonaparte
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failures certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. - Alexandre Dumas
I am quite sure that our views on evolution would be very different had biologists studied genetics and natural selection before and not after most of them were convinced that evolution had occurred. - J.B.S. Haldane
I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. - Shannon L. Alder
He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly. - George Carlin
...convinced that in trying to please all, he had pleased none, and had lost his ass into the bargain. - Aesop
I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience. - Shakti Gawain
The enormity of problems like hunger and social injustice can certainly motivate us to act. We can be convinced logically of the need for intervention and change. But it is the story of one individual that ultimately makes the difference—by offeringliving proof. - John Capecci and Timothy Cage
Wealth is not money. Wealth lies in men. This is where true power lies, the power we value. This is what has convinced us to direct all our resources to building the individual, and to using the wealth which God has provided us in the service of the nation. - Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan
They made you an Amendment and convinced you it meant 'American. - Darnell Lamont Walker
When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better. - Coco J. Ginger
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. - Laurens Van der Post
Being understanding is a curse because even if they hurt you,they are convinced "you will understand - Himmilicious
Every day I’m convinced that I can’t possibly love you more… and every day I’m proven wrong. - Steve Maraboli
If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. - John Steinbeck
Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. - Samuel P. Huntington
That proves you are unusual," returned the Scarecrow; "and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed. - L. Frank Baum
When you are convinced that what you offer is yours, whether it be mediocre or of standard quality, your originality will make people love you in a way you did not expect. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I think you have to be more of a believer for these things to work," he said, wiping some ice cream from his face. "How are you supposed to find what you're looking for if you're not convinced it's even out there? - Jennifer E. Smith
Where would the world be if we took every man to book? There were thousands of Kantoreks, all of whom were convinced that they were acting for the best- in a way that cost them nothing. - Remarque Erich Maria
I am firmly convinced that I can show anyone how to become a millionaire simply by shifting their paradigm and if you're going to shift your paradigm you're going to have to learn how to use your higher faculties. - Bob Proctor
Preservation of the past has been one of humankind’s chief preoccupations for centuries, although I am not convinced much of it is worth preserving. - Chris Flynn
At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice. - Albert Einstein
Although the most acute judges of the witches, & even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was nonexistent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I'm convinced my heart knew who it belonged to, long before I met her. - Karla Campos
I’m convinced that one of the most powerful forces on earth is the prayer of a child. - Wess Stafford
Unless people are convinced about what you are asking them to do, they are not going to make it happen. - Ravi Kant
The more I know about God, I am convinced He likes to read books and authors are His librarians. Every soul is a story waiting to be read. - Shannon L. Alder
Unless I am convinced by proofs from Scriptures or by plain and clear reasons and arguments, I can and will not retract, for it is neither safe nor wise to do anything against conscience. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen. - Martin Luther
Why him?He was as likely to offer me security and safety as a violent terrorist holding a gun to my head.So why I had chosen him?Because he had charmed me into a love affair,had truly convinced me he was madly in love with me. - Barbara Taylor Bradford
The lies they've convinced their eyes that they're seeing, will not mar the truth in my lens. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The man up there raged aloud in two languages, and with a sincerity in his fury that almost convinced me I had, in some way, sinned against the harmony of the universe - Joseph Conrad
The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it… If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen. - James Beard
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. - Og Mandino
I never wanted anything new; from the age of ten, I was convinced that you couldn't replace what was lost. I insisted on things on having to be found. - Cecelia Ahern
The Roman Church has grown and grown, fueled by immigration but also renewed by two pontiffs who have seemed to understand what Tocqueville knew: People want guidance for their souls once they are convinced they have them. - Hugh Hewitt
I am convinced that human history has not yet begun, that we find ourselves in the last period of the prehistoric. - Bartolomeo Vanzetti
There is a correlation between the number of days since a man last had sex, and, the number of women that he is convinced he is in love with, or, the number of things that he is willing to do for a woman. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
By reflecting a little on this subject I am almost convinced that those numberless small Circuses we see on the moon are the works of the Lunarians and may be called their Towns. - William Herschel
The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good. - Ruth Benedict
If "facts" convinced people of things, no one would have sex - Glenn Hefley
Courage comes from a heart that is CONVINCED it is loved. - Beth Moore
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince. - Edgar Allan Poe
I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God’s love for them in Christ. - Billy Graham
The world dread nothing so much as being convinced of their errors. - William Hazlitt
There is a correlation between the number of days since a man last had sex, and, the number of women that he is convinced he is in love with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We spend so much of our passion on our first love. I’m not convinced that it—passion—is one of those things that you have an endless amount of—like happiness or sadness. I could be happy all day. I could be sad all day. But I’m not so sure I’ll ever love like that again. - Laura Miller
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