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Convictions Quotes

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Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Related topics: Values

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
- Bono

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Have convictions. Be friendly.
Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs.
Work as hard as they do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Strong convictions precede great actions.
- James Freeman Clarke

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

I think that people need to have the courage of their
convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking
that they've changed overnight.
- Chris Bell

Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit
your convictions implicitly to the Church?
- John Calvin

We shall not yield to violence.
We shall not be deprived of union freedoms.
We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
- Lech Walesa

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know,
or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended
by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
- John Updike

How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag
out his dark convictions!
- Logan Pearsall Smith

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look;
at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering
the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I am not a Christian because God changed my life;
I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is.
- Josh McDowell

I cannot doubt that women will line up,
like the men elected, with the groups whose political
thinking and convictions are in accord with their own political convictions.
- Edith Rogers

A man with convictions finds an answer for everything.
Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
- Max Frisch

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared
to do battle for the truth,
and must never, so far as lies with them,
allow false convictions to creep in.
- Origen

Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

A mistake made by many people with great convictions
is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views,
not even kindness.
- Bryant H. McGill

Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm.
- Edwin Louis Cole

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen.
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- James Freeman Clarke

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has
had the individuality enough and courage enough to
stand by his own convictions.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

It is always incorrect to assume you can know what
someone's moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories.
- Stanley Fish

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have
chosen to direct represent my convictions.
- Elia Kazan

I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left,
in my convictions.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country.
You don't need a vote to raise hell!
You need convictions and a voice!
- Mother Jones

We all like to hear a man speak out on his convictions and principles.
But at the same time, you must understand that when
you're running on a ticket,
you're running with a team.
- Richard J. Daley

Convictions do not imply reasons.
- Margaret Deland

The construction of life is at present in the power
of facts far more than convictions.
- Walter Benjamin

I have withstood the power of convictions a long time;
and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.
- David Brainerd

Now that I've got some films under my belt,
I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting.
It gives me a leg to stand on.
- Mira Sorvino

Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers should lead the Democratic Party.
They are the only Democrats with any convictions.
- Evan Sayet

People will judge you according to your own convictions.
- Dexter Scott King

The nobility of a human being is strictly independent
of that of his convictions.
- Jean Rostand

My personal political convictions are rooted in the
populist political traditions of western Canada.
- Preston Manning

What is important is that one utilizes one's intellect
and not to be 100 percent sure about one's convictions.
One should always leave room for doubt.
- Shirin Ebadi

I am a person with leftist convictions,
and always have been.
- Jose Saramago

The dangers which threaten us are twofold:
First,
from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose
earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
- Robert Dale Owen

I believe that nothing enjoys a higher estate in our
society than the right given by the First and Fourteenth
Amendments freely to practice and proclaim one's religious convictions.
- Frank Murphy

However, it must always remain a dialogue,
and never an imposition of the church's own convictions and methods.
Propose, not impose.
To serve, and not to dominate.
- Claudio Hummes

We are not abandoning our convictions,
our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts,
and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions.
I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation
the courage of their confusions.
- John Ciardi

Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips.
- Frank Gifford

Freedom.
And Justice.
If you have those two, it covers everything.
You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.
- Ian Smith

When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day,
then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin.
You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions
bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.
- Abraham Kuyper

This idea, as you know, that I have firm convictions
that the idea of issues being a big deal where our
mutual friend went back and he felt so strongly that
the determining factor in electoral success should be a proven character.
- James Stockdale

While mainstream media is led by profit,
ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the
current political climate,
Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions
of the campaign and film maker.
- Ben Edwards

Be strong and follow your own convictions.
You can't assume there is a lot of time to do what you like.
This is what David Bowie is afraid of:
that he will die before he gets a chance to make a
real strong contribution.
- Marc Bolan

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis.
The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things;
the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them.
In short, the neurotic has problems,
the psychotic has solutions.
- Thomas Szasz

The most important scientific revolutions all include,
as their only common feature, the dethronement of human
arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous
convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
- Stephen Jay Gould

My feeling about him is that the America that we have today,
the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have,
are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions,
his vision, and his toughness.
- Gregory Peck

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
Now at what point does an unpopular conviction
interfere with your own human rights?
Forced female circumcision, for instance.
The Catholic Church's stance on contraception.
The list goes on. You know, God has some really weird kids,
and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.
- Bono

In this kind of situation, we tend to cling to his convictions,
we believe that, by magic, we are going to recover.
Then we agree to drive less good cars and we are fatally more exposed.
It is what finally happened to me with Ensign.
- Jacky Ickx

As to the war, while it is always thought rash to have
any strong military convictions,
I have always believed that if they would go straight
to Sebastopol early in the season they would take it with little difficulty.
- Francis W. Newman

The ideals of the party were close to me,
and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life.
In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible.
I will never change my convictions.
- Valentina Tereshkova

Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the
positions of marriage commissioners who have,
for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages.
It has happened in Saskatchewan.
- Stockwell Day

Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians,
the nurses, the military personnel to move against
their own personal convictions of life in many cases.
- Rick Renzi

I invite you, from my sentiments, my convictions and my responsibilities,
to work together in the construction of a Uruguay where
being young is not suspicious,
where aging is not a problem.
- Tabare Vazquez

Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions,
the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature,
the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God.
- Moses Mendelssohn

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

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

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

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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