Quotes: convinced

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  • Paul Auster
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    The book that convinced me I wanted to be a writer was 'Crime and Punishment'. I put the thing down after reading it in a fever over two or three days... I said, 'If this is what a book can be, then that is what I want to do.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    The cynic, a parasite of civilization, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail.
  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn
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    The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
    Benjamin Haydon
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    The longer a man lives in this world the more he must be convinced that all domestic quarrels had better never be obtruded on the public; for, let the husband be right, or let him be wrong, there is always a sympathy existing for women which is certain to give the man the worst of it.
  • Bob Simon
    Bob Simon
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    The military has been determined to control the images of war since Vietnam. They're convinced that they lost the war because of loss of political support back home, because people saw what was going on.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
  • Og Mandino
    Og Mandino
    American author 1923-1996
    Og Mandino
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    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.
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
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    The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes.
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
    Dale Carnegie
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    Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
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    Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist 'explanations' for our mysterious human existence simply won't do - on an intellectual level.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found; and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
    T. S. Eliot
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    We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
  • Boris Yeltsin
    Boris Yeltsin
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    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.
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    American Pastor, writer
    Charles Swindoll
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    Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.