conviction

A Quote by Mark Twain on books, conscience, conviction, foolishness, friendship, good, idealism, and life

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Margery Allingham on conviction, happiness, men, mind, and satisfaction

Self-satisfaction is the state of mind of those who have the happy conviction that they are not as other men.

Margery Allingham (1904 - 1966)

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on conviction

What convinces is conviction.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on commitment, conviction, crime, government, laws, order, privacy, and security

To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Karl Friedrich Gauss on conviction and necessity

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. . . . Geometry should be ranked, not with arithmetic, which is purely aprioristic, but with mechanics.

Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855)

Source: Quoted in J. Koenderink Solid Shape, Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press, 1990.

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A Quote by Sir John Robert Seeley on books, conviction, knowledge, persuasion, principles, rhetoric, and understanding

A grain of real knowledge, of genuine controllable conviction, will outweigh a bushel of adroitness; and to produce persuasion there is one golden principle of rhetoric not put down in the books-to understand what you are talking about.

John Robert Seeley (1834 - 1895)

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on conviction, faith, life, motives, possibility, power, and work

Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important, and that his work, well done, is part of an unending plan.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on colors, conviction, experience, and faith

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 Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: My Study Windows. Abraham Lincoln, 1864.

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A Quote by IBM on aggression, belief, business, community, company, conviction, decisions, desires, employees, guidance, ideas, improvement, individuality, intelligence, investment, management, managers, obligation, play, principles, progress, respect, s

IBM'S Basic BELIEFS AND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES Our beliefs, which should be well known to every IBMer, are: 1. Respect for the individual. 2. A desire to have the best customer service of any company in the world. 3. The conviction that an organization should pursue all tasks with the idea that they can be accomplished in a superior manner. In addition to these, there is a set of fundamental principles which guide IBM management in the conduct of the business. Each manager should consider them as a basis for his decisions. They are: 1. To provide intelligent, aggressive capable management. 2. To serve our customers as efficiently and effectively as possible. 3. To continually improve our products and our technology. 4. To provide a maximum degree of satisfaction on the part of our employees in their assigned tasks. 5. To recognize the obligation to our stockholders to provide an adequate return on their investment. 6. To play our part in furthering the progress of the communities in which our facilities are located.

IBM

Source: IBM Management Training

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on absence, belief, blessings, conviction, cooperation, effort, evil, good, helpful, men, men and women, optimism, patience, rest, soul, struggle, suffering, women, and world

I can say with conviction that the struggle which evil necessitates is one of the greatest blessings. It makes us strong, patient, helpful men and women. It lets us into the soul of things and teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcomings of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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