A Quote by Harry S. Truman on conviction, democracy, justice, and reason

Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on conviction, power, and style

He who has nothing to assert has no style and can have none: he who has something to assert will go as far in power of style as its momentousness and his conviction will carry him

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman, 1903

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on conviction, country, patriotism, and superiority

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George A. Sloan on achievement, action, admiration, america, conviction, courage, country, improvement, kindness, leadership, life, men, nations, people, strength, tolerance, world, and youth

The nations of the world look to the people of this country for leadership. They have seen our youth in action. They have seen their courage and their strength. Off the battlefield they have seen and admired the human kindness and the tolerance of the men who went overseas for us and for them. May we stand firm in our conviction that America has achieved a way of life that we can all cherish-and cherishing, strive ever to guard and improve.

George A. Sloan

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on conviction and trouble

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Friedrich Ratzel on beginning, conviction, earth, existence, heaven, history, laws, and philosophy

A philosophy of the history of the human race, worthy of its name, must begin with the heavens and descend to the earth, must be charged with the conviction that all existence is one-a single conception sustained from beginning to end upon one identical law.

Friedrich Ratzel

Source: The Outline of History by H. G. Wells, 1920

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A Quote by Frederick William Robertson on belief, charm, confidence, conviction, fatherhood, god, loneliness, men, mind, thought, trust, wisdom, and words

The charm of the words of great men, those grand sayings which are recognized as true as soon as heard, is this, that you recognize them as wisdom which has passed across your own mind. You feel that they are your own thoughts come back to you, else you would not at once admit them. "All of that has floated across me before, only I could not say it, and did not feel confident enough to assert it: or had not conviction enough to put it into words." Yes, God spoke to you what He did to them: only, they believed it, said it, trusted the Word within them; and you did not. Be sure that often when you say, "It is only my own poor thought, and I am alone," the real correcting thought is this: "Alone, but the Father is with me, and therefore I can live that lonely conviction."

Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1883)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on belief, conviction, country, experience, people, politicians, time, and trouble

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Faith Baldwin on conviction and life

One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point of conviction that nothing will ever again happen to you.

Faith Baldwin (1893 - 1978)

Source: The West Wind, 1962.

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A Quote by Evelyn Underhill on conflict, conviction, death, difficulty, future, ideas, interest, life, needs, possessions, practicality, rules, soul, spirit, spirituality, success, trying, and worry

Most of our conflicts and difficulties come from trying to deal with the spiritual and practical aspects of our life separately instead of realizing them as parts of one whole. If our practical life is centered on our own interests, cluttered up by possessions, distracted by ambitions, passions, wants and worries, beset by a sense of our own rights and importance, or anxieties for our own future, or longings for our own success, we need not expect that our spiritual life will be a contrast to all this. The soul's house is not built on such a convenient plan; there are few soundproof partitions in it. Only when the conviction - not merely the idea - that the demand of the Spirit, however inconvenient, rules the whole of it, will those objectionable noises die down which have a way of penetrating into the nicely furnished little oratory and drowning all the quieter voices by their din.

Evelyn Underhill

Source: The Spiritual Life

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