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Wise Quotes about Convictions

May you find great value in these Convictions quotes and sayings.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go.
My own wisdom, and that of all about me,
seemed insufficient for the day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Anonymous

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient...
only the universe rearranging itself.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The River of Life has no judgments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha


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