Conviction Quotes by Amadeo Giannini, Jim Butcher, Frances Wright, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kirk Cameron, Edward Kennedy and many others.
I’m a man of convictions. If you press me about
how I feel
about an issue
, you’re going to see
I am prepared to die
, but there is no cause for which
I am prepared to kill.
You can have such an open
mind that it is too
porous to hold a conviction.
Sophie Chattel-Monkheim was a Socialist by conviction and a Chattel-Monkheim by marriage
May your convictions be deep, your love real, and your desires earnest
I am not a Christian
because God changed
my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus
that I may never think the smiles
of the great and powerful a sufficient
inducement to turn
aside from the straight
path of honesty and the convictions of my own mind.
believe that if we stand together with courage in our convictions and love for America, our best days are ahead of us.
I think the best writing is full
of honesty and conviction. A lot of people are afraid to reveal
much of themselves.
I have a firm conviction that I am immortal until my work is done.
One has to speak out and stand up
for one’s convictions. Inaction
at a time of conflagration is inexcusable.
PRESBYTERIAN, n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities
of the Church should be called presbyters.
Facts might be false
if they challenge the conviction of a mind already made up.
our convictions are hills
from which we look; at forty-five they are caves
in which we hide.
Often we comfort ourselves only with words
, but if we pray enough, the conviction will come
too that Christ is our King, not Stalin
, Bevins, or Truman
. That He has all things
in His hands, that ‘all things work together
for good for those that love Him.
In real life the people who are most bigoted are the people who have no convictions at all.
Every man of humane
convictions must decide on the protest
that best suits
his convictions, but we must all protest.
There is no opinion, however absurd
, which men will not readily embrace
as they can be brought to the conviction that it is generally
This is going to seem odd
, but I love Eminem
because he has so much conviction and emotion in the way he raps. Every word that he raps, you feel it.
The only faith
well and holds its color
in all weathers is that which is woven
of conviction and set
with the sharp
mordant of experience.
The religion then of every man must be left
to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise
it as these may dictate
It is a fundamental human right, a privilege
of nature, that every man should worship
according to his own convictions.
were always clear with my brothers and I when we were growing
up that you have to have the courage of your convictions and that when you commit
to something you must fully
The real test
that I believe that God is love is that tragedies
me from the conviction that God is love.
himself to be swayed
by his conviction that human beings
are not born once
and for all on the day their mothers
to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
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
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide
In the 1920s dramatists attacked
as if the inequities could be resolved
. Some of the traditional optimism
of America lurked behind most of the early plays
. But not now. There is no conviction now that the problem will be solved.
you have the courage to stay
true to your convictions and not let the market affect
I don’t like comedians
who don’t have conviction, and with stand-up, it is always best to have an angle
Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
I believed in the Catholic
position, the Catholic view of ethics
, for a long time. But I wanted something not intellectual, some conviction not mental – in fact
I wanted faith.
Whatever you believe with emotion becomes reality. You always act in a manner consistent
with your innermost
beliefs and convictions.
There is not anything that can so suddenly flood
the mind with shame
as the conviction of ignorance, yet we are all ignorant of nearly
everything there is to be known
The only way people can really be excellent
is with truth, so you have to have a CFO who will have the intellectual capacity
and conviction to tell you you’re wrong and try to support
that with data
A mental picturing of that which we want, with the complete acceptance
and the conviction that it is ours now, will bring it quickly.
Religion is not theory
– it is life. It is not intellectual conviction – it is divine humanity
, and nothing else.
I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued
, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives
had no meaning
I don’t think my religious convictions should be held against me.
It is my conviction that the fundamental trouble
with the people of the United
States is that they have gotten too far away
The most human thing about anyone
is a thing he learns
and … and earns. It’s a thing he can’t have when he’s very young; if he gets it at all, he gets it after a long search
and a deep conviction. After that it’s truly
part of him as long as he lives.
Fortunately, I read (the books
) without knowing
what I was in for, and the best thing that can ever happen to a reader
happened to me: I loved something that, by conviction (or by my nature) I should not have loved
It is hard to describe
the thrill of creative
joy which the artist feels
when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught
the very soul of the character she wishes
, in the music
and action which reveal it.
We can walk through the darkest night
with the radiant
conviction that all things work together for the good.
I am left with the conviction that an avalanche would be
easier to dissuade than that man.
If you’re writing anything decent
, it’s in you, it’s your spirit coming out
. If it’s not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it’s not a good song
done with any conviction.
And so with the sunshine
and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees
, just as things grow
in fast movies
, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
A man must be prepared
not only to be a martyr
, but to be a fool
. It is absurd to say that a man is ready
and die for his convictions if he is not even ready to wear
a wreathe around
his head for them.
You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive
and believe, it can achieve.
Give us that calm
certainty of truth, that nearness to Thee
, that conviction of the reality of the life to come, which we shall need to bear
us through the troubles of this.
Never, for the sake
of peace and quiet
, deny your own experience or convictions.
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless
of how it turns out.
Conviction is not merely
an opinion. It is something rooted
in the conscience that to change a conviction would be to change the very essence
of who you are.
There are real solutions right now
for us if we stand up with the courage of our convictions.
The conviction that everyone in this house
must be dead
such a hold on Magnus that it was a shock
when the woman who had summoned him here opened the door
I’ve been around in public life
for a long time. I think people know what I stand for. They know that I have strong convictions, committed
principles and I’m prepared to stand up for them.
Like all born politicians, their eye
was for the main chance
rather than for the argument, and they found it easier to forswear a conviction than to forego a comfort.
There was already a deep black
wordless conviction in him that the way to avoid
Jesus was to avoid sin.
The public only knows one side of [Mark Mark Twain
] – the amusing
part. Little does it suspect
that he was a man of strong convictions upon political and social questions and a moralist
of no mean order.
Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful
way to attain
gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond
which we must not go.
Assertion of truths known and felt, promulgation of truth from the high platform
of truth itself, declaration
of faith by the mouth
of moral conviction–this is the New Testament method
, and the true one.
It’s the repetition
of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin
What children need is the conviction that satisfaction can and must be earned. … Spoiled
children do not learn
These are the times for real choices
and not false ones. We are at the moment
when our lives must be placed
on the line if our nation is to survive
its own folly
. Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.
Faith is not a weak form
of belief or knowledge; it is not faith in this or that; faith is the conviction about the not yet proven
, the knowledge of the real possibility, the awareness of pregnancy
And I like the way Cain writes
his women. Very strong. They’re kind of lusty, they know what they want, they’re full of conviction. Cain’s women are sexual
Writing is a conviction before it is a craft
I just assume
I’m right. Partially out of conviction and partially as a pose.
Happiness and high come to you when you choose
to live your life consistent with your highest
values and your deepest convictions.
What is enquiry
into the Truth? It is the firm conviction that the Self is real, and all, other than That, is unreal
People are drawn
to preaching that is passionate and offered
with conviction. Passion comes when the preacher
significant time with the text
, and when God has spoken through the text in a way that addresses
the preacher’s life first.
Remain still, with the conviction that the Self shines as everything yet nothing, within, without, and everywhere
Art is the expression of the conviction that we can have a rational relationship
with the world and each other. It isn’t the faith or hope that we can, it is the demonstration
that we can.
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk
this and be a man
. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified
and excusable traitor
, both to yourself and to your
country, let men label
you as they may.
What you consistently
speak with emotional intensity
, you will experience, you will create, and you will become. The words that you speak with emotional conviction become the life you live – this is your heaven or this is your hell
Sometimes we make our alliances
not by the shape
and color of our flesh
but by the convictions of our heart.
is one of the most liberal artists
I have ever seen… he grants
that everyone may be as honest
and as true to nature from their convictions; he doesn’t believe that everyone should see alike
There arenвЂ™t many honest men or women in Washington anymore
. Politicians get where they are by the sheer
force of their egos
, not their convictions. And you know what? ItвЂ™s our fault
as voters. We donвЂ™t demand
, so we end up getting
what we deserveвЂ”on both sides of the aisle
A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness
have the courage of my convictions.
When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask
, ‘Do I want someone
who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust
to do that when the chips
are down?’ They want that.
You must be made miserable
before you can know true Christian joy. Indeed
the real trouble with the miserable Christian is that he has never been truly made miserable because of conviction of sin. He has by-passed the essential preliminary
to joy, he has been assuming
something that he has no right to assume.
of the Left stems
from the conviction that America is bad
for the rest of the world, whereas
the isolationism of the Right is based on the belief that the rest of the world is bad for America.
Ignore fact and reason, live entirely
in the world of your own fantastic
and myth-producing passions; do this whole-heartedly and with conviction, and you will become one of the prophets
of your age.
I’m no use to anybody
,’ I say. ‘I’m a cГ©rГ©brale, can’t you see that?’ Thinking how funny
a book would be, called ‘Just a CГ©rГ©brale or You Can’t Stop Me
‘. Only, of course, to be accepted
as authentic, to carry any conviction, it would have to be written by a man. What a pity, what a pity!
Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope
, possessing this advantage over booze
and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process
of indulging, one is leading
the higher life.
But I think it is also important that we pay
tribute and acknowledge
another great principle, and that is the principle of religious conviction. Religious freedom has no significance
unless it is accompanied by conviction.
Education ought to foster
the wish for truth, not the conviction that some particular creed
is the truth.
The important word there isВ inspire. The key difference between managers
and leaders is that managers tell people what to do, while leaders inspire them to do it. Inspiration comes from three things
: clarity of one’s vision, courage of their conviction and the ability to effectively communicate
both of those things.
Now, no one expects
us to agree on everything, whether in Juneau or in Washington. But we are expected
to govern with integrity and goodwill
and clear convictions and a servant’s heart.
Faith is not knowledge of what the mystery
of the universe is, but the conviction that there is a mystery, and that it is greater than us.
The God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties
of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Convictions are not merely beliefs we hold; they are those beliefs that hold us in their grip
still hope leads men to venture; and no one ever yet put himself in peril
without the inward
conviction that he would succeed
in his design
It is my conviction that the root
of evil is the want of a living God.
One of the most productive
things that we ever do in our lives is to think. To be able
to think is to be able to decide, to judge
, to have opinions and convictions, and to entertain
of view. To be able to think is to be able to love, to believe, to work, to originate, and to organize
based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired
. This is different from pig-headed bravado
, and it is different from putting the company
I don’t consider myself
a Hollywood liberal, but I have my convictions and my beliefs.
This book is dedicated
to the people of America–strong, outspoken
, intense in their convictions, sometimes wrong-headed but always generous
and brave, with a passion for justice no nation has ever matched
I had the erroneous conviction that all of history tended toward my birth and would diminish
or inconsequence after I was gone
. When you realize
that’s not so, the proper
humility is to defer
A great designer
does not seek acceptance. He challenges
popularity, and by the force of his convictions renders popular in the end what the public hates
at first sight
at the conviction that we should, more easily and more thoroughly
than we now do or ever have done, understand the nature and the laws of the Cosmos
if we would from the beginning recognize its originator and upholder as being of the female sex
Perhaps it is not without reason that we attribute facility
in belief and conviction to simplicity
and ignorance; for it seems to me I once learned that belief was sort of an impression
made on our mind, and that the softer
it is the less resistant t.
Our belief in God is not blind faith
. Belief is having a firm conviction something is true, not hoping
Belief is not a matter of choice
, but of conviction.
When you fight to give your family bread, that’s not passion anymore: that’s conviction.
Men are joined
by conviction, sundered by opinion.
Free trade was once a Republican conviction.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended
against the heaviest odds
A man with convictions finds
for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection
against the living truth.
When you understand the values of God’s kingdom
, you will best understand His agenda
.4 However, it is my conviction that the message of the kingdom, and the values therein, are sorely lacking
in understanding today.
People want to know that I’m a person of conviction.
Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mother of great deeds
What a solace
Christianity must be to one who has an undoubted conviction of its truth!
Fortunately for themselves and the world, nearly all men are cowards
and dare not act on what they believe. Nearly all our disasters come of a few fools having the “courage of their convictions.”
I have come to the conviction that once one embarks on a concept for a building, this concept has to be exaggerated
and overstated and repeated in every part of its interior so that wherever you are
or outside, the building sings
with the same message.
Shortly after the end of last season
, I felt that I probably would not return
for the 1999-2000 season. I also felt that I should take as much time as possible to sort through my feelings
and make sure that my feelings were backed
I am not a politician, and I will never be, and I say that with absolute conviction.
I believe Barack
Obama has shown
a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest
I felt strong around and always been around people who have very strong environmental
It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.
People who are going to get along really well know it almost as soon as they meet. You spend
a little while talking
and everyone starts
to feel this conviction, you’re all equally
sure that you’re at the beginning of something good
. That’s how it is when you meet people you’re going to be with for a long time.
People who harbor strong convictions without evidence belong
at the margins
of our societies
, not in our halls
of power. The only thing we should respect in a personвЂ™s faith is his desire for a better life
in this world; we need never have respected his certainty that one awaits
him in the next.
Communicate your passion clearly
, concisely and with genuine
Every fool stands
convinced; and everyone convinced is a fool. The faultier a person’s judgement
the firmer their convictions.
is not possible if the best of us lack all conviction, while the worst
of us are full of passionate intensity.
In the matter of faith, we have the added weight
of hope to that of reason in the convictions which we sustain relating
to a future state.
Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah
. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification
into the people of God will take place.
Man’s chief delusion
is his conviction that there are causes other than his own state of consciousness.
Conviction is a good motive
, but a bad judge.
Teach me to treat
all that comes to me with peace of soul
and with firm conviction that Your will governs all.
Live up to your convictions. You walk in grace
or you walk in fear. You can’t have it both ways
When Christ comes with regenerating grace, he finds no man sitting
still, but all posting
to eternal ruin
, and making haste
toward hell; till, by conviction, he first brings
them to a stand, and then, by conversion, turn first their hearts
, and then their lives, sincerely
It is not conflict
of opinions that has made history so violent
but conflict of belief in opinions, that is to say conflict of convictions.
A very popular error
: having the courage of one’s convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack
on one’s convictions.
What we start
with is a conviction to fulfill our being. Horses
, trees fulfill themselves. Why shouldn’t people.
makes you a little weaker
at times, but in the end, it’s made me a lot stronger. It’s made me have conviction about something that I can stand for. It’s made me want to fight for something.
and produced Conviction, a movie
about a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime
he didn’t commit. I got to know Innocence Project
Scheck very well – he’s a character in the movie – and I got very passionate about the cause. It’s just so inherently dramatic
conviction that we have a holy duty toward others is often a way of attaching our drowning
selves to a passing
In this nation, the greatest of all nations
, there are no second-class
families. That is our great American conviction.
I will listen
to anyone’s convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.
Religion is faith in an infinite
Creator, who delights in and enjoins that rectitude
which conscience commands
us to seek. This conviction gives a Divine sanction
The best thing about Eisenhower
was his Jeffersonian conviction that there should be as little government and as much golf
I cannot consent
to take the position that the door of hope – the door of opportunity
– is to be shut
upon any man, no matter how worthy
, purely upon the grounds of race
or color. Such an attitude would, according to my convictions, be fundamentally
By the mind one is bound; by the mind one is freed. … He who asserts with strong conviction: “I am not bound, I am free,” becomes free.
Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern
society than poor women without chastity
Only in the steady
and constant application
of force lies the very first prerequisite
for success. This persistence
, however, can always and only arise
from a definite spiritual conviction. Any violence which does not spring
from a firm, spiritual base
, will be wavering and uncertain.
Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can’t assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie
is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution
When God brings deep conviction and I agree with Him about my condition
, God restores my confidence in Him.
I am able to make a contribution… Let me repeat
my convictions, I can make a contribution to American painting
Whenever there is an organized movement to persuade
people to believe or do something, whenever an effort is made to “propagate” a creed or set of opinions or convictions or to make people act as we want them to act, the means employed are called propaganda
When you appoint
someone, you appoint somebody
because of their character, their convictions, their abilities. And not because you have a belief, a confidence, in a foreordained outcome
in any given decision.
The feeling must come first. If you actually
feel rich, if you have a deep inner conviction that you will always have all that you need, it will be so.
Students want to know, “Are you painting by the numbers
, or are you really present as a human being to what you are doing; and is it coming from inside of you?” So I would ask teachers
: “Do you have a wellgrounded personal experience
and conviction concerning
whatever it is you are trying to teach?”
It is our firm conviction that mankind will live the happier
when it has learned to live with music more worthily. Whoever
works to promote
this end, in one way
or another, has not lived
It is my conviction that pure mathematical construction enables
us to discover
and the laws connecting
them, which gives us the key to the understanding of nature … In a certain sense, therefore, I hold it true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.
In other days people chose a church on the basis
of their doctrinal convictions. Now, lacking doctrinal convictions, they choose for social reasons
The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated.
It takes but one person, one moment, one conviction, to start a ripple
I believe in the American tradition of separation
of church and state
which is expressed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. By my office – and by personal conviction – I am sworn
I do not seek unpopularity as a badge
, but sometimes it is the price
of leadership and the cost of conviction.
At the heart of the Protestant
faith is the conviction that there is nothing we contribute to our salvation but our sin, no merit we bring but Christ’s, and nothing necessary for justification
except faith alone.
to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry
, May Providence
protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion
, Who calls
conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
I’ve always been really opinionated
, and mixed with being really open hearted, open to people shifting
what I think all the time, but I like to speak with conviction.
Traditionally the investor has been the man with patience
and the courage of his convictions who would buy
when the harried or disheartened
speculator was selling
expressed through Art work upon the soul with a force carrying its own conviction and permeate our sentient
life with a sense of truth which logic
and mere reason are powerless
of a human being is strictly
independent of that of his convictions.
Only her tight
, tight eyes were left. They were always left…They were everything. Everything was there, in them…Thrown, in this way, into the binding
conviction that only a miracle
her, she would never know her beauty
. She would see only what there was to see: the eyes of other people.
I can live with failure if it is born of conviction.
Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy
and conviction to defend itself.
I do not despair
in the least of ultimate triumph. I repeat it with intense conviction.
that on conviction subsides into mildness
, is the wrath of a generous mind.
God will never plant
of his life upon the soil
of a hard, unbroken
spirit. He will only plant that seed where the conviction of his spirit has brought brokenness
, where the soil has been watered with the tears
of repentance as well as the tears of joy
with more emotional types
, Vermonters seem to have few passions. But those they have are great and burning. The greatest is their conviction that without freedom human life is not worth living
Hard work is the most important. Conviction also, but real hard work
I think I’m the best candidate not just to beat President Obama
, but to do what is necessary to get this country going, a conviction conservative who can rally the American public around a common
set of values.
The only thing more important than being good is being real
. Authenticity is kinder
without conviction. Truth leads to good faster
than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is
good, but you have to live it from the inside out.
I quitted my Seat in the House of Delegates
, from a Conviction that I was no longer able to do any essential Service.
The ultimate foundation of honor is the conviction that moral character
is unalterable: a single bad action implies that future actions of the same kind will, under similar circumstances
, also be bad.
Along with a sense of humor
, my songs
have to be sincere, and they have to be sung
from a position of inner conviction.
Because we hold it for ‘a fundamental and undeniable
truth’, that religion or ‘the duty which we owe
to our Creator’ and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.
Ronald Reagan’s well documented final battles with Alzheimer
‘s disease were fought
with the same conviction and courage that his many public battles were fought.
Authentic Christians are persons who stand apart
from others. Their character seems deeper, their ideas fresher
, their spirit softer, their courage greater, their leadership stronger, their concerns wider
, their compassion more genuine and their convictions more concrete
attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty
than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.
The secret of success is conviction and persistence.
People who carry in their hearts a strong conviction concerning the living reality
of the Almighty and their accountability
to Him for what they do with their lives are far less likely
to become enmeshed in problems that inevitably
In spite of my conviction that a group
can be one of the dullest, if not most dangerous, gatherings in the world, I am smugly foolhardly enough to have invited
all my available
family, more than once, to dine
that the accumulation
of knowledge and the holding
of convictions must finally result
in the application of that knowledge and those convictions to life itself.
The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.
[We are] no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote
of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress
of small groups
Conviction of sin draws me away from myself and toward GodSelf-condemnation, on the other hand, draws me down into myself and away from God.
When I left Sacred Heart
, I definitely had the conviction of my own opinions in terms
of not thinking twice
to ask a question. That was key to giving me the confidence to think analytically and voice opinions and put myself out there.
has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree
with someoneвЂ™s lifestyle
, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone
means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense
. You donвЂ™t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate
It doesn’t matter whether the challenge we face is large or small, whether it’s a statewide disaster
or a crisis
just on our own block
– Nebraskans face it with courage, goodwill, and the unwavering conviction that we are part of one community of neighbors and friends
is a nihilistic philosophy born out of the conviction that the Negro can’t win
… the view that American society is so hopelessly
corrupt and enmeshed in evil that there is no possibility of salvation from within.
Atheists have as much conscience, possibly
more, than people with deep religious conviction, and they still have the same problem of how they reconcile
themselves to a bad deed in the past
. It’s a little easier if you’ve got a god
To have religion upon authority, and not upon conviction, is like a finger-watch, to be set forwards or backwards
, as he pleases
that has it in keeping
that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming
convictions and ossify the organs
Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire
and to bring your wounded
friends to safety
at great risk
to your own life? Conviction.
People should be respected for the strength of their convictions, and I also believe in freedom of expression
What has the church gained if it is popular but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?
Does not the discipline of the scientific spirit just commence when one no longer harbours any conviction?
You can often tell the difference between a singer
up in the church and one that just can sing. There’s a connection
to love and support and care
. You feel good
when you hear it. You feel the people have so much conviction in what they’re singing
. They believe it, so you believe it.
Let our lives be in accordiance with our convictions of right, each striving
to carry out our principles
When an individual is motivated
by great and powerful convictions of truth, then he disciplines
himself, not because of the demands of the church, but because of the knowledge within his heart
Growth of consciousness does not depend
on the might of the intellect but on the conviction of the heart.
I believe a democracy needs men and women of conviction in its positions
of leadership in order for us to succeed. That’s the subject of ‘A Perfect Candidate,’ a film I made 20 years ago about Oliver North
The most good you can do for yourself spiritually
is to live your life with total love, conviction, and purpose.
understanding, and understanding begets compassion. Verily, it is conviction that kills.
What man in his right mind
would conspire his own hurt? Men are beside
themselves when they transgress against their convictions.
… some kind of clean
, pure feeling does live within us, existing apart from all our convictions.
Only conviction sells
. Well, when we are insecure
, we really don’t have that 100 percent
conviction. Once we have it, we can tide
Public opinion, – a tyrant, sitting in the dark
, wrapt up in mystification and vague
terrors of obscurity
; deriving power no one knows from whom … – but irresistible in its power to quell thought, to repress action, to silence
Perhaps [the critics
are right and] the drama is played
out now and Jesus is safely dead and buried. Perhaps. It is ironical and entertaining
to consider that at least once in the world’s history those words might have been
said with complete conviction, and that was on the eve of the Resurrection
W. Bush is not preoccupied
with his legacy – nor with his popularity. He never has been. He has always led based on core conviction and strong principles and has believed that time and distance
would allow for context
Do you think the Bible
? I mean, do you think it’s real?” ” I think Pastor Calvin is hot
. In a fortysomething way. That pretty
much sums up my religious conviction
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.
is important and having conviction and sticking
with it and also consistency. You can’t just have one good record
, or a couple of good singles
, you have to continue making good music
to be considered to be a great band. Having some degree of integrity, that’s it in one word
There is a certain strong sense
of inner conviction that strikes
, with a pang as that of birth, through the very soul, and which is experienced but once or twice in a lifetime
All that matter is honesty, integrity, and courage to face your conviction.
… my convictions led me to adhere
to the sufficiency of the light within
on truth as authority, rather than ‘taking authority for truth.’
of basing convictions upon evidence, and of giving to them only that degree or certainty which the evidence warrants
, would, if it became general, cure most of the ills from which the world suffers
If you pivot, do it fully and with conviction. The worst thing
is to try to do a bit
of the old and the new-it’s hard to kill your babies
It is my conviction that nothing enduring
can be built on violence.
The only safe way to overcome an enemy
is to make of that enemy a friend.
I’ve seen many dig
in their heels
and becoming disenchanted
with the church because of these kinds
of denunciations from coreligionists. We have to find a better way to witness to our faith and our convictions.
When we lock things away,” he said with conviction, “we’re really imprisoning ourselves.
I have the courage of my convictions.
What convinces is conviction.
Be true to your own highest convictions.
Spring’s first conviction is a wealth
beyond its whole experience.
The men of the past had convictions, while we moderns have only opinions.
Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm, eloquence produces
conviction for the moment; but it is only by truth to Nature and the everlasting
institutions of mankind that those abiding influences
are won that enlarge from generation to generation.
The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
Barack Obama strikes me as a man of strong principles and weak convictions – the kind of guy
who would rather teach constitutional
law than practice it, or who’d rather watch the match
alone on TV
than arm-wrestle his opponents
Kiefer Sutherland has agreed to serve 48 days in jail
for his DUI convictions. That’s 245 months
in Jack Bauer years.
the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery
of truth that we bring to the investigation
a mind freed, as far as
possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction.
You need conviction in your own beliefs, and the willingness
Change arises from conviction. Stop voting
in fear. Start voting for hope.
The way to build superior long-term
returns is through preservation
of capital and home runs
…When you have tremendous conviction on a trade, you have to go for the jugular. It takes courage to be a pig.
I loved our music discussion
. I live for discussions
like that. It’s my favorite
thing because it means that people care about music, and actually have an opinion. I feel like it’s dying
. Everyone is just really like, they take a step
back, but to actually have conviction about what’s good and bad
: love it.
To seek truth and to utter what one believes to be true can never be a crime. No one must be forced
to accept a conviction. Conviction is free.
The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.
Criminal law has to do with relations between the misbehaving
individual and his government…Criminal law establishes rules
of conduct; their breach
, if prosecuted and conviction follows
, results in punishment
The central function
literature is to make you realize that other people act on moral convictions different from your own.
a feeling more than a sound
and I try to reflect
that in my turns of phrases. Growing up in church, people would get up
and sing, and the conviction reflected
in their vocals
; I try to carry that in my sound.
The conviction of the justification of using even the most brutal
weapons is always dependent on the presence of a fanatical belief in the necessity of the victory
of a revolutionary new order
on this globe
We live our thoughts
and manifest them in our attitudes toward ourselves and others. We cannot live beyond our thoughts and convictions.
‘become hard! ‘, the deep conviction that all creators
are hard, is the really distinctive
sign of a Dionysian nature.
We cannot resist the conviction that this world is for us only the porch
of another and more magnificent temple
of the Creator’s majesty.
We need men with moral courage
to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
Integrity is the integration
of ideals, convictions, standards
, beliefs-and behavior
. When our behavior is congruent with our professed values, when ideals and practice match up, we have integrity.
Convictions do not imply reasons.
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.
I am not a theologian
or a scholar
, but I am very aware
of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life
, I think I can honestly
say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.
One should not be deceived
: great spirits
are skeptics … Strength, FREEDOM which is born of the strength and overstrength of the spirit, proves
itself by skepticism. Men of conviction are not worthy of the least consideration in fundamental questions of value and disvalue. Convictions are prisons.
I know some photographs
that are extraodrinary in their power and conviction, but it is difficult in photography to overcome the superficial power or subject; the concept and statement
must be quite convincing in themselves to win over a dramatic and compelling
People always underestimate
me. But if you stick around long enough, act out of conviction, and try to be honorable
in everything you do, good things
will come to you.
that you must receive top marks
at school, young lady
.” Madeleine smiled as she stirred her tea. “There are always rewards
for those who state the obvious frequently and with conviction.
We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man’s support for absolute government is in direct proportion
to the contempt he feels for his country.
arise from conviction. Be convicted about these things: Miracles can happen. Miracles do happen. Love makes them happen.
If youвЂ™re afraid to defend your convictions because you might get your ass kicked
for it, youвЂ™re not really fit to advocate for them.
Home is the bottom
line of life, the anvil
upon which attitudes and convictions are hammered
out the single most influential
force in our earthly
existence. No price tag
can adequately reflect its value.
From passions grow opinions; intellectual laziness lets
these harden into convictions.
By what sort of experience are we led to the conviction that spirit exists
? On the whole, by searching
experience. The rose
Religion grows on a thorn-bush, and we must not be afraid to have our fingers
lacerated by the thorns
if we would pluck
Give me the benefit
of your convictions, if you have any; but keep your doubts to yourself, for I have enough of my own.
Have the courage of your own convictions and don’t be swayed by friends who boast
about their financial
home runs. Last year’s winners
are often this year’s losers
If I could visit
, I’d head right over to E. B. White, though I’m so in awe
of him I’d probably just sit
at his feet
. He’s the master
of clarity, of understated
humor, of palatable political conviction.
It is a blessed
thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
I try to help people
see they’re going to have these times in which they turn away, in which they deny Christ and their faith grows cold, their convictions weakened
; but Jesus is waiting.
I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure
out the plain truth of things. The best chance for achieving peace
, for the maximum
number of people worldwide
, is to pursue the cause of liberty. If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread
It is only as powerful as it is relevant
in a given scenario
. I think we need to be clear it is not a magic bullet in post-conviction cases
If not for the producers
‘ conviction in me, I wouldn’t have had the faith to pull
is a conviction, a quiet inward certainty of the reality of the living God, of the divinity
of His Beloved
Son, of the restoration
of Their work in this time. It demands that we do what He has asked
us to do.
If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I’d have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven
‘t even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard
With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice.
One’s true worth
as a human being is not a matter of outward appearance
, but derives rather from the breadth
of one’s spirit. Everything comes down to faith and conviction. It is what is in one’s heart, and the substance
of one’s actions that count.
Man’s goodness is a flame
that can be hidden
but never extinguished
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny
, because power, real power
, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
I have always held the conviction that American citizens should keep as much of their hard-earned money as possible.
Faith is not a blind, irrational conviction. In order to believe, we must know what we believe, and the grounds on which our faith rests.
‘ or ‘Madras
‘s films have been path-breaking. I have full faith in the script
of my movie, and my director, too, is a debutante. I like the conviction with which they work, and that gives me a lot of confidence.
I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn’t.
It is my conviction that it is the intuitive
, spiritual aspects
of us humans-the inner voice-that gives us the ‘knowing,’ the peace, and the direction to go through the windstorms of life, not shattered
but whole, joining
in love and understanding.
: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership
How are we going to make painters
to them? We are going to make questioners, doubters
, and talkers
. We are going to make painters by painting ourselves, and by showing the paintings
of others. By working frankly from our convictions, we are going to make them work frankly from theirs.
We’ve seen unscrupulous legal firms racking up legal aid bills
accusations. And we’ve seen attempts
by them to pursue cases that stand no chance
of a conviction, putting those accused
Convictions are more dangerous foes
of truth than lies.
I am not a consensus politician. Im a conviction politician.
We do not want an official
state church. If ninety-nine percent
of the population were Catholics
, I would still be opposed to it. I do not want civil
with religious power. I want to make it clear that I am committed as a matter of deep personal conviction to separation.
The belief may be too often mistaken
, but the illusion of coming into direct contact
with the past is intoxicating
, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that’s needed
To succeed as a contrarian you must recognize what the crowd believes, have concrete justification for why the majority is wrong, and have the patience and conviction to stick with what is, by definition, an unpopular
The world cries for men who are strong–strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer. I pray that you will be that kind of man–glad that God made you a man, glad to shoulder
the burden of manliness
in a time when to do so will often bring contempt.
upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
If we want conservative principles to win the battle of ideas, we have to defend them openly
, with passion and conviction.
Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration
motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.
I was looking for what was coming from a man’s soul and a man’s conviction. I didn’t care about his past. If it was innate and natural and felt good to him and it communicated.
Words should be employed as the means, not the end; language
is the instrument, conviction is the work.
I think it is not only important that people go to the Anne Frank House to see the secret annex, but also that they are helped
to realise that people are also persecuted
today because of their race, religion or political convictions.
Ronald Reagan’s well documented final battles with Alzheimer
‘s disease were fought
with the same conviction and courage that his many public battles were fought.
If an individual agrees with everybody, he lacks conviction; if he likes
everybody and is everybody’s friend, he is indifferent
to one and all.
Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality
through an overt expression of inner convictions.
I am not asking
for a pardon
of my conviction. I understand that the various collateral consequences
of the court-martial conviction will stay on my record forever
. I am merely asking for a first chance to live my life outside the U.S.D.B. as the person I was born to be.
Afraid lest he be caught up
in a net of words, tripped
and so defeated-thrown aside-a man hesitates to write down his innermost convictions.
Just as you can practice three-word sentences or sentences that travel across time zones
, so can you practice writing sentences that breathe unshakable conviction.
There is a hard core
of people in the United States
who will not be moved
, whatever facts you present, from their conviction that this nation means only to do good, and almost always does good, in the world, that it is the beacon
of liberty and freedom.
It is those people who know that they are right because some outside or higher power
conveys the conviction to them who do the great damage
in the world.
Belief is knowing what you believe. Conviction is knowing why you believe it.
The highest court is in the end one’s own conscience and conviction-that goes for you and for Einstein
and every other physicist-and before any science there is first of all
belief. For me, it is belief in a complete lawfulness
in everything that happens.
Nothing can be more consoling
to the man of God, than the conviction that the Lord
who made the world governs the world; and that every event, great and small, prosperous
, is under the absolute disposal
of Him who doth
all things well, and who regulates all things for the good of his people.
It must be a conviction Government. As Prime Minister
I could not waste
time having internal arguments.
I am Bourbon
as a matter of honour, royalist according to reason and conviction, and republican
When you have a strong conviction, you have a duty not to tell people what they want. At least represent yourself and say: вЂYo, this is what IвЂ™m into, and this is what IвЂ™m seeing
in the world. Let me take your hand and guide you through it, so you can see through my eyes
Democracy has no convictions for which people would be willing to stake their lives.
Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently
overwhelming might of the enemy.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
We are… living in a free society without the faith that built that society – and without the conviction and dedication
needed to sustain it… We still have the cathedral
of freedom but how long will it last without the faith?
The study of history, it seems to me, leads to the conviction that all important events
tend toward the same end – the civilization of mankind.
The mission of the playwright
is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
in proportion as my own discomfort
, my conviction of necessity to search into the wants
of the friendless
has deepened. If I am cold, they too are cold; if I am weary
, they are distressed; if I am alone, they are abandoned.
is rooted in our very nature. It is based on conviction born of experience. Equal opportunity, the demand for a fair chance
, became the formula
of American Individualism because it is the method of American achievement
Now that I’ve got some films under my belt
, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting
. It gives me a leg
to stand on.
The pressure of show business
is on all the time and show business is a fickle
business. Whatever is popular now – that’s all that counts
. I have to constantly re-identify myself to myself, reactivate my own standards, my own convictions about what I’m doing and why.
the conviction gained recognition that all knowledge about things is exclusively a working-over of the raw material
furnished by the senses. … Galileo and Hume
first upheld this principle with full clarity and decisiveness
And when we are tolerant
, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction.
… what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of freewill, is the conviction that we have real power over the formation
of our own character; that our will, by influencing
some of our circumstances, can modify our future
habits or capabilities
For many Americans, Osama bin Laden is the paradigmatic Muslim, an absurd conviction for anyone who has lived with Muslims
It is a high Christian privilege to pray for
one another within each local
church body and then for other believers
throughout the world. As a Christian minister
, I have no right to preach
to people I have not prayed
for. That is my strong conviction.
Worst of all, however, is the devastation wrought
by the misuse
of religious conviction for political ends. In truth, we cannot sharply enough attack those wretched crooks
who would like to make religion an implement
political or rather business services for them.
The conviction which we must share and spread is that the call to holiness is directed to all Christians. This is not a question of privilege or of spiritual elitism
. It is a question of a grace offered to all the baptized.
This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions
– formed by a group of courageous
and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers
‘ rights and dignity.
I deeply believe that marriage is by nature between a man and a woman, but that conviction does not prevent
me from recognising that other forms of affective relationships exist.
Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.
“It is my inmost conviction,” Badshah Khan said, “that Islam
is amal, yakeen, muhabat” – selfless
service, faith, and love.
The beauty is that through disappointment
you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.
The writer is driven by his conviction that some truths aren’t arrived at so easily, that life is still full of mystery, that it might be better for you, Dear
Reader, if you went back to the Living section
of your newspaper
because this is the dying section and you don’t really want to be here.
He’s the kind of liar who totally forgets
what he told you the last time
, but he believes every single lie with such conviction that sometimes he can convince
you of it.
Doubt was much more energy efficient
One way to cope
with the provocations of novel art is
to rest firm and maintain solid standards… set by the critic
‘s long-practiced taste and by his conviction that only those innovations
will be significant which promote the established direction of advanced
What God lacks is convictions- stability
of character. He ought to be a Presbyterian
or a Catholic or something- not try to be everything.
The trite saying that honesty is the best policy
has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
‘s conviction and his lyrics
and his ideals, and he can just rock
straight out. His vocals are incredible. And we all are really competent musicians
In a sense, the god we trust
politically is a slightly
different god than the one we bring into the fray
when we enter a rock concert
. One of the things I can say with absolute conviction is that I worship that god.
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen
. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. The man strongly
possessed of an idea is the master of all who are uncertain or wavering. Clear, deep, living convictions rule the world.
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed
to others. Become so small that no one can see you. This conviction results from growing devotion to the supreme reality.
Despite the recent
conviction of many that we’re headed back to inflation
, I think deflation
remains the more likely prospect
. You’ve just got too much excess capacity in the world.
The decision as to when to photograph
, the actual click
of the shutter
, is partly controlled
from the outside, by the flow of life, but it also comes from the mind and the heart of the artist. The photograph is his vision of the world and expresses
, however subtly, his values and convictions.
now to the convictions of the communicants, and ask such persons whether they have not been occasionally
conscious of a painful confusion of thought between the worship due
to God and the commemoration
due to Christ.
Parents must not only have certain ways of guiding
, they must also be able to represent to the child a deep, almost somatic conviction that there is meaning in what they are doing.
to take sides on great moral issues
is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty
are full of passionate conviction.
What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. On this conviction the plain man like the philosopher
takes his stand,and from it philosophy starts in its study of the universe of mind as well as the universe of nature.
Science means constantly walking a tightrope
between blind faith and curiosity
; between expertise
; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany
; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance
and conviction – in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow.
The sequester has forced liberals
their conviction that whatever the government’s size
is at any moment, is the bare minimum
neccessary to forestall intolerable suffering.
Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.
is probably closer
to a 15-year-old’s than my dad
‘s, but I get his conviction.
When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour
of the belief which he finds in himself.
Even when you err, it is a thousand
times better to err out of conviction than to hide your true opinion to respect some authority.
Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of the misguided notions
of duty, people surrender
themselves-their convictions and their aspirations-every day. There is nothing noble about it. It takes far more courage to fight for your values than to relinquish
Without religion, also there is a way, it could be this way, through education, through scientific findings
, then you get conviction. Not necessarily really love other, but for their own interest they are showing love
, compassion to other like that.
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 a part of an unending
The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
The conviction that the world and man is something that had better not have been, is of a kind to fill
us with indulgence
towards one another.
It is my deepest conviction that the children should be seen and heard as our most treasured assets
We’ve got to go to the people with bold
ideas and candidates of conviction – we’ve got to be hotter
than high school
The only true hope for civilization-the conviction of the individual that his inner life
can affect outward events and that, whether or not he does so he is responsible
European Politicians] divide
their time between court room, prison and debating chamber
– giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘conviction politician’.
We become human only in the company of other human beings. And this involves both opening
our hearts and giving voice
to our deepest convictions. …When we shrink
from the world, our souls shrink, too.
Now a lot of us are preachers, and all of us have our moral convictions and concerns, and so often have problems with power. There is nothing wrong with power if power is used correctly
And a lot of times, the religious discussion is almost a masquerade
for the real question, is what stories that we tell ourselves and that we tell each other and what convictions and beliefs actually have the capacity to make us the kind of people who together can make the world the kind of world we all want it to be?
I love opposition that has convictions.
In everybody’s career there comes a moment when there is slowdown but one has to have that conviction and belief in themselves.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Eighteen is a terrible age, and while I walked
around with the conviction that I was somehow more grown-up
than my classmates
, the truth was that I had merely found a different way
of being young.
beyond our beliefs is something we have to pass through in order to see the world anew
, to see it in terms not dictated
so much by our culture, our parents, or our religious convictions.
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled
purpose must accomplish
it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment
If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable
and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following
for a time, but it never lasts
. They burn
people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of.
liberal conviction is that we should be tolerant of other peoples’ convictions. But if we believe in something, we had better find ways to say so convincingly.
An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers
it to be at a given moment in history; conviction results from whatever offense or offenses two-thirds of the other body considers to be sufficiently serious to require removal
of the accused from office.
We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.
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.
It is only about things which concern us most profoundly that we lie clearly and with profound conviction.
My mother was a huge influence on me. She was a living example
of what a Christian should be. Her conviction, her discipline. She would rather see other people happy than herself.
You have to have conviction and completely question everything and anything you do. No matter how much you study, no matter how much you know, the side of your brain
that has the smarts won’t necessarily help you in making art.
is for us to share our own opinions, our own thoughts and to speak from the whole realm
of possibility. We can’t do that as pastors
. We need to have a strong voice of conviction, and the way we can do that is through Scripture.
What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code
that every member
of the organization
understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.
Even if they try to kill you, you develop the inner conviction that there are some things
so precious, some things so eternally true that they are worth dying for. And if a person has not found something to die for, that person isn’t fit to live!
It is my growing conviction that the Baptist churches
in America are behind the age in missionary spirit. They now and then
make a spasmodic effort to throw off a nightmare debt
of some years’ accumulation, and then sink
back into unconscious repose
Biblical convictions are essential for spiritual growth
. What is ironic
today is that people often have strong convictions about weak issues (football
, fashion, etc
.) while having weak convictions about major issues (what is right and what is wrong).
Whoever is led to believe that species
are mutable will do good service
by conscientiously expressing his conviction; for only thus
can the load
of prejudice by which this subject is overwhelmed be removed.
Repetition of the same chant
, the same incantations, the same affirmations leads to belief, and once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
– especially when taken late in life – can be extremely
perilous. To leap
successfully, you need a sense of humor
, the spirit of adventure
and an unshakable conviction that what you are leaping over is an obstacle upon which you would otherwise fall down.
And I have found that when we Catholics, in the spirit of love and charity, declare our faith boldly
and with conviction, we are more likely to find kindred
spirits. This is how we must comport ourselves if we are to fulfill our Lord’s command in the Gospel
of John (17:21), Ut unum sint, that all may be one.
Most advice on child-rearing is sought
in the hope that it will confirm
convictions. If the parent
to proceedin a certain way
but was made insecure by opposing opinions of neighbors, friends, or relatives, then it gives him great comfort to find his ideas seconded by an expert