I new to the English language. I would be grateful if someone will help me to understand this sentences.

  • Hi Kadeer, and welome to ELL. While you have received a good answer to this questions, it's worth remembering that we generally hope that people will have made some effort to answer questions for themselves before asking here. That isn't to say I don't think you made such efforts - conviction has several senses and it can be hard to know which one applies. It would be helpful if you could mention what you've done to try to figure it out when you post a question, so we know where to start. – SamBC Mar 20 '19 at 12:56
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    Hi Sam, Thank you so much. You are right, I should have given more details about my question. Next time, I will mention what I have done to try to figure my question out. :) – Qadeer Aziz Mar 20 '19 at 14:03
  • One man with conviction (strongly-held beliefs) is of equal value to a hundred men without conviction(s). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Mar 20 '19 at 15:04
  • A case where the difference between "conviction" and "a conviction" makes a huge difference! – fred2 Mar 20 '19 at 23:34

The word conviction means:

a strong opinion or belief (about something)

In context, the speaker/ writer tries to convey that a person, who strongly believes in something, has more value, or requires more respect, than, say, hundred people who are not sure of the same thing (or something else).

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