I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude - your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people - determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself.
I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.
I am convinced that the Bible always becomes more beautiful the better it is understood, that is, the better we see that every word which we apprehend in general and apply in particular had a proper, peculiar, and immediately individual reference to certain circumstances, certain time and space relations.
I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.
I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.
I am convinced that your spreading Sadako's feelings will lead to peace.
I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.
I am convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
I am dead. It's as if everybody were dead. Let the man left behind shut the door if he wants to.
I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I do not want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master.
I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.
I am disappointed.
jiddish] Ich bin ahntoisht.
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
2Samuel, 1, 26
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It's endless.
I am dying for a smoke.
de] Ich brauche dringend eine Zigarette.
I am dying to tell you.
I am eighty years old, today. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear the voice of singing men and singing women any more? Why then should your servant be a burden to my lord the king?
2Samuel, 19, 35
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
I am equally an enemy to a female dunce and a female pedant.
I am eternally grateful. for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.
I am ever so sorry.
de] Es tut mir wirklich schrecklich leid.
I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is they that drive themselves to the work which it entails.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
I am fainting. A response to receiving extremely upsetting information or news.
jiddish] Es vert mir finster in di oygn.
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
I am fed up (to the teeth) with it.
I am fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
I am fiercely independent but I am terrified of being alone.
I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
I am for freedom of religion, e against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.
I am for integrity, if only because life is very short and truth is hard to come by.
I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.
I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
I am forejidged, forefoughten, and forejeskit.
I am fortune's fool.
Rom. and Jul., iii..
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
I am fully convinced that the soul is indestructible, and that its activity will continue through eternity. It's like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set in night; but it has in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere.
I am gay, and that's a good thing.
I am glad I do not have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth.
I am glad that I am not a man, for if I were I should have to marry a woman.
I am going to a special place when I die, but I want to make sure my life is special while I am here.
I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I am going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I am going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I will see death and I will remember.
I am going to have to give you the pink slip.
I am going to have to stab you people.
I am going to kill that god of yours, next. Then we'll see what you can do, and what you can not.
I am going to make him an offer he can not refuse.
I am going to memorize your name and throw my head away.
I am going to speak my mind because I've nothing to loose.