Quotes: conviction

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  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson
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    Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    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.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
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    In the 1920s dramatists attacked their subjects as if the inequities could be resolved. Some of the traditional optimism of America lurked behind most of the early plays. But not now. There is no conviction now that the problem will be solved.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    In the second half of life the necessity is imposed of recognizing no longer the validity of our former ideals but of their contraries. Of perceiving the error in what was previously our conviction, of sensing the untruth in what was our truth, and of weighing the degree of opposition, and even of hostility, in what we took to be love.
  • In this nation, the greatest of all nations, there are no second-class families. That is our great American conviction.
  • Arthur Cohn
    Arthur Cohn
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    It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles will figure among the great directors of our time.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but murder.
  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
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    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.
  • Claude M. Bristol
    Claude M. Bristol
    American writer 1891-1951
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    It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood Broun
    American Journalist, Novelist 1888-1939
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    Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.