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A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
William Butler Yeats
For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable.
Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
R. Lee Ermey
I have led an unusual life. I have buried a father killed at age 50 and two brothers killed in the prime of their lives. I raised my children as a single mother when my husband was arrested and held for eight years without a conviction - a hostage to my political career.
With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism.
Both President Obama and I shared the conviction that territorial and maritime disputes in the Asia Pacific region should be settled peacefully based on international law. We affirm that arbitration is an open, friendly and peaceful approach to seeking a just and durable solution.
Benigno Aquino III
Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.
John W. Gardner
Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
James Russell Lowell
What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
As a pastor in a Protestant church, my whole ministry centers on the conviction that by grace we are saved through faith. And it's not our faith that delivers us, as if believing something, anything at all were pleasing to God. It's the object of our faith - Christ's life, death, and resurrection - that saves us.
Love is an indescribable sensation - perhaps a conviction, a sense of certitude.
Joyce Carol Oates
Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
I think it's the person's conviction that really carries a person.
A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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