Quotations About
conviction

I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

Speech in Detroit, Michigan, June 23 1963

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

'Letter from Birmingham Jail' in Why We Can't Wait 1963.

Loki: Your heroes are scattered, your floating fortress falls from the sky. Where is my disadvantage?
Coulson: You lack conviction.

General principles are not the less true or important because, from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it, or like that secret influence which binds the world together and holds the planets in their orbits.

The Eloquence of the British Senate (1808)
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