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Convince Quotes

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If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Wisdom Action

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

We convince by our presence.
- Walt Whitman

When I became a director, I wanted to convince a very
reluctant Sidney into allowing me to go on the journey of his life.
Sidney had gone ahead of every other African American actor.
- Lee Grant

 

One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.
- Stefan Zweig

It's interesting to play a role where you don't really
have to preoccupy yourself with any need to convince
yourself that you're not acting.
- Michael C. Hall

I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something.
- Manuel Puig

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The best way to inspire people to superior performance
is to convince them by everything you do and by your
everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
- Harold S. Geneen

I did get a very fine education, and not just in science.
It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince
me that I really should take an interest in humanities.
- Joshua Lederberg

Well, I am not 100 percent sure of the definition of polemic,
but it wasn't meant to convince anybody of anything.
- Art Spiegelman

To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.
- Evita Peron

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because,
whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince
them as he himself appears convinced.
- Jonathan Swift

I don't need to convince anybody that I know kung fu,
but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act,
without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk.
- David Carradine

On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince
the American president not to go to war.
I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening.
- Silvio Berlusconi

My thing is trying to convince them they can win.
- Dick Butkus

There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse:
you can hit it,
you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it.
- Alexander Herzen

I don't think of myself as a movie star and I can pretty
easily convince other people that I'm not a movie star.
- Frances McDormand

Before you try to convince anyone else,
be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself,
drop the subject.
- John Henry Patterson

When I create a false reality, I always try to create
a plausible structure to help convince people.
- Joey Skaggs

Poetry has done enough when it charms,
but prose must also convince.
- H. L. Mencken

How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going
to convince the public that an actor could fly?
- Richard Donner

My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice
well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

You can't succeed in beating the insurgents unless
you can convince the people that they can be protected.
- Rand Beers

It's plain hokum.
If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
It's an old political trick.
But this time it won't work.
- Harry S. Truman

We have no desire to convince anyone that there is
only one way by which faith can be acquired.
- William Griffith Wilson

Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced.
However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
- John McCarthy

We have been so trying to convince them from the very
beginning of our organization,
but with no success.
- George Haven Putnam

I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that
what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place,
and I love country music.
- Keith Urban

Computers have become more friendly,
understandable,
and lots of years and thought have been put into developing
software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
- Roberta Williams

If they had connived a scheme, and Christ had not been raised from the dead,
where would have been the hardest place on the face
of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem.
- Josh McDowell

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing:
they are as clever as you.
- Irving Layton

I never failed to convince an audience that the best
thing they could do was to go away.
- Thomas Love Peacock

When we too are armed and trained, we can convince men that we have hands,
feet, and a heart like yours;.
- Veronica Franco

There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics,
as well as in religion.
By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
- Junius

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince
journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
- Federico Fellini

On network TV, I'm still Phoebe to people,
and it would be hard to convince them otherwise in
the bright lights of a sitcom.
- Lisa Kudrow

There've been periods where I had to convince the audience or win them over.
- Dan Hicks

It took me years to live down Dracula and convince
the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.
- Bela Lugosi

A few years' experience will convince us that those
things which at the time they happened we regarded
as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
- George Mason

Leadership is about doing what you know is right -
even when a growing din of voices around you is trying
to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

To win power anywhere you have to convince people that
you can do something for them.
- Todd Gitlin

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
- Harry S. Truman

The lavish presentation appeals to me,
and I've got to convince the others.
- Freddie Mercury

The White House has embarked on a mission to convince
the people of our country that Social Security is in
dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers.
- Barbara Boxer

When a man comes to me and tries to convince me that he is not a thief,
then I take care of my coppers.
- Ernestine L. Rose

I know I am right for Scarlett.
I can convince Mr. Selznick.
- Vivien Leigh

Whether it will convince or not, depends entirely on what it is in itself,
what is there to be seen.
- Lucian Freud

Testimonials are enough to convince people for now.
- Alex Chiu

I had to fight like hell to convince people I was beautiful
in my own Polish half-breed way.
- Janice Dickinson

It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes,
that men should give soft words and hard arguments;
that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other.
- John Wilkins

First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person.
Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
- Marilyn Monroe

Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let
people convince you that you have no choice.
- Fiona Apple

The past is what you remember, imagine you remember,
convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
- Harold Pinter

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is
to let him have his own way.
- Josh Billings

The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes,
but must convince international public opinion of that.
- Shirin Ebadi

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,
not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince
the world that I really was the greatest.
- Muhammad Ali

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he
will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than
those of algebra and geometry.
- Edward W. Howe

Believe in yourself and stop trying to convince others.
- James De La Vega

Lately I've been working to convince myself that everything is a computation.
- Rudy Rucker

If you look upon the rule in Titus it is a rule to me.
If you convince me that it is no rule I shall yield.
- Anne Hutchinson

The easiest way to convince my kids that they don't
really need something is to get it for them.
- Joan Collins

In fact when Sweet Honey was ten years old it was too big for me to run,
and I knew it, but I ran it for another thirteen years
because I couldn't convince other people to really do it.
And this year, I'm not running it.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving,
we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures
are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement.
- Jesse James Garrett

I was never able to convince myself that there was
a cost-free alternative course,
as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed,
especially those involving stronger military action,
would have made sense.
- William P. Bundy

In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug,
alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically
among professional athletes -
but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans,
because of what they read on the AP wire.
- Leigh Steinberg

We have nearly complete misunderstanding between
people of different faiths in Lake Wobegon,
and that's probably one reason why we get along so very well.
It's when you are trying to convince another person to think
the same way that you do that there is
friction and trouble between people.
But when you feel that the other person is
dumber than dirt, too dumb for words -
why waste your breath - you get along pretty well.
There's no bond between people that's quite so strong as
when people each feel slightly superior towards the other one.
- Garrison Keillor

The role of Charlie Eppes has changed me.
I never imagined I would play a role like this.
I lost some weight, grew my hair and now every woman
in America over 40 wants to date me.
It's their daughters I want to convince.
The truth is all this talk makes me blush.
Me, I look in the mirror and all I see is this Jewish kid from Queens.
- David Krumholtz

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not
devote a considerable amount of time to studying just
how slowly he can work and still convince his employer
that he is going at a good pace.
- Frederick W. Taylor

Science is the international language,
so when we are able to convince countries that good
decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science,
that's a real success story for us.
- Mike Johanns

On a Chinese film you just give orders,
no one questions you.
Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell
them why you want to do it a certain way,
and they argue with you.
Democracy.
- Ang Lee


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