Conviction Quotes

Most popular conviction quotes

Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.

beliefs

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Ah, snug lies those that slumber
Beneath Conviction's roof.
It is your own conviction which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.

government regulations

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.

youth & age middle age

Strong convictions are the secret of surviving deprivation; your spirit can be full even when your stomach is empty.
Give me the benefit of your convictions, if you have any; but keep your doubts to yourself, for I have enough of my own.

doubt

Men who have lost their conviction of what is good and what is bad find themselves without a sextant to check their position by.
Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.

self-deception

People in those old times had convictions; we moderns only have opinions.  And it needs more than a mere opinion to erect a Gothic cathedral.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
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.
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.