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I am more and more convinced that man is a ...
by Abigail Adams

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power,
whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping,
and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard,
very liable to be broken.
- Abigail Adams

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

 

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers,
we should have learned women.
- Abigail Adams

We have too many high-sounding words,
and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Abigail Adams

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Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting points of view
he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
- Abigail Adams

A little of what you call frippery is very necessary
towards looking like the rest of the world.
- Abigail Adams

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.
Man was made for action and for bustle too,
I believe.
- Abigail Adams

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so;
but she smarted so severely for hers,
that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,
we are determined to foment a rebellion,
and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice,
or representation.
- Abigail Adams

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

There was a time when a man was so convinced
that the world was round
that he was determined to prove it.
- Ernest Holmes

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Every Englishman is convinced of one thing,
viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the
most exclusive club there is.
- Ogden Nash

But I am convinced that those Jews who stand aside
today with a malicious smile and with their hands in
their trousers' pockets will also want to dwell in our beautiful home.
- Theodor Herzl

The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes,
the more I am convinced that he understood leadership
better than any other American president.
- David Herbert Donald

I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa.
- Richard Leakey

The more I study religions the more I am convinced
that man never worshipped anything but himself.
- Richard Burton

When somebody has convinced you that you're not worth
anything to anybody anymore,
and they spend a lot of time doing it,
you start believing it yourself.
- Ric Flair

Be convinced that, if man were able to reach the end
without preparatory studies,
such studies would not be preparatory but tiresome and utterly superfluous.
- Maimonides

Asimov was the reason why we changed some rules in the SFWA,
and I'm not convinced we changed it for the best.
- Jerry Pournelle

The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny.
If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced
that other people will think it is,
well they won't.
- Mo Rocca

I have said it already, I am convinced that the way
to build a new and better world is not capitalism.
Capitalism leads us straight to hell.
- Hugo Chavez

A German team could be quite good.
But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.
- Alain Prost

Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first.
They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true.
There is, I believe, no other way to live.
- Joe Montana

Einstein explained his theory to me every day,
and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
- Chaim Weizmann

My feeling is unless they've somebody lined up and
they are convinced he is going to be better than Brian,
I think their decision has been made in haste.
- Mark Lawrenson

I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat,
and that was Tony Randall.
- Joseph Barbera

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

Being convinced one knows the whole story is the surest way to fail.
- Phil Crosby

Everybody is a True Believer.
Everybody has a little nugget they're convinced of
that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side.
And they're convinced it's fact.
- Jane Haddam

Man is firmly convinced that he is awake;
in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams
which he has unconsciously woven himself.
- Gustave Meyrink

I am convinced that the majority of people would be
generous from selfish motives,
if they had the opportunity.
- Charles Dudley Warner

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced
that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
- Jane Austen

I didn't tell anybody about my plan because I was convinced
my family or friends would stop me.
I didn't think much about what would happen afterwards.
- Mathias Rust

I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of
the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
- Peter Ustinov

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three
years of continuous reading,
and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced
that I should become an economist.
- Douglass North

I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality,
and living alone shapes the personality too.
- Mary Douglas

I am convinced that nobody should be afraid of peace.
- Albert Reynolds

I had the idea that I should beat up every player I
tangled with and nothing ever convinced me it wasn't a good idea.
- Ted Lindsay

I'm convinced you can combine this with reporting integrity and accuracy.
- Jack Brickhouse

We know too much, and are convinced of too little.
Our literature is a substitute for religion,
and so is our religion.
- T. S. Eliot

You can only get really unpopular decisions through
if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment.
That's what natural history programmes should be for.
- David Attenborough

I remain convinced that I can be a true universalist
only when I am a better Jew.
- Theodore Bikel

My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search.
When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.
- Elliott Smith

I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects
the player's personality.
If something defines his character, then it will also
define his way of playing.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I am not convinced that there is such a thing as a soul.
- Taylor Caldwell

We, Russia, are prepared to work with others.
I am convinced that stability and security in Europe
cannot be considered without taking Russia into account.
- Boris Yeltsin

Conservative talk radio works because there are lots
of conservatives who are convinced that they are not
getting the whole story from the regular media.
- Paul Weyrich

I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party
system is essential to our democracy.
- Stockwell Day

I went overseas hoping to prove that all our POWs were home.
I came back convinced that they were still alive.
- Bo Gritz

One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.
- Stefan Zweig

I'm convinced that we can shape a different future
for this country as it relates to mental health and
as it relates to suicide.
- David Satcher

Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as
important as skills and expertise,
I sought to build the firm into an enduring,
values-based institution.
- Marvin Bower

I was never convinced that war was the best system
to bring democracy to the country.
- Silvio Berlusconi

America's state religion, is patriotism,
a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry
that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum

The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too
much in common for the resemblance to be accidental.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I am convinced that we are in a terminal process.
- E. P. Thompson

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or
our 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 convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player.
- Roberto Clemente

I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany.
Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
- Richard Wagner

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

I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir
will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.
- Valentina Tereshkova

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 96% how I react to it.
- Scipio Africanus

I'm totally convinced I can write the perfect pop song.
- Moon Unit Zappa


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