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Convincing Quotes

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Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money
they don't have for something they don't need.
- Will Rogers

Related topics: Cynical

It is really hard to make it convincing enough that
you forget you are playing a video game.
- Tim Page

Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.
- Robert Half

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing
those who do not know it,
but for the sake of defending those that do.
- William Blake

 

I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new.
I am a good salesman.
When I'm on form, I can sell anything.
- Brian Eno

That is what leadership is all about:
staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people,
not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Strong and convincing art has never arisen from theories.
- Mary Wigman

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To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
- Raymond Williams

The Party of the Regions has won a convincing victory.
We are ready to undertake responsibility for forming
the Cabinet and we are calling on everyone to join us.
- Viktor Yanukovych

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die and
a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
- Aldous Huxley

There was a very convincing argument made that the
extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority,
therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
- Joichi Ito

The hardest part was convincing people that I was serious.
The people were like 'you want to do this again'?
- Rob Zombie

Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing,
as when you find a trout in the milk,
to quote Thoreau's example.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk -
but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing hulk.
- Lucy Liu

Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing,
there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind.
- Mary Astell

Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted
or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof
that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.
- Frank Murphy

I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen,
a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound
as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
- Laurence Tribe

After convincing myself that was maybe you should at
least help out your neighborhood,
I really started to think about it later on in life.
- Rick Danko

I had a hard time convincing students that they were
going to North Africa to understand the North Africans,
not to understand themselves.
- Clifford Geertz

After 1980, you never heard reference to space again.
Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism,
became the focus of design.
Space disappeared.
- Arthur Erickson

Once I looked into a mirror at my face I felt like
it was completely convincing.
I was Salieri.
- F. Murray Abraham

I had a hell of a time convincing people I was gay -
which was so annoying!
- Portia de Rossi

President Bush has consistently used rhetoric,
and that is not convincing given his past record.
- Grace Napolitano

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
- Scott Hamilton

What could be more convincing, moreover,
than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?
- Jacques Lacan

At a time like this, scorching irony,
not convincing argument, is needed.
- Frederick Douglass

Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness,
vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet;
especially not against their poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Individuals approaching death often experience encounters
with their dead relatives,
who seem to welcome them to the next world.
These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing;
they are often followed by a state of euphoria and
seem to ease the transition.
- Stanislav Grof

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing
its opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die,
and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

I had never even thought I'd be an actress -
I was supposed to be a lawyer.
But the motivation is the same: when you act,
you defend a role; you have to be convincing.
It's the same career.
- Anne Parillaud

But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true:
every character is the hero of his own story.
Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him.
It's fun to give these people voices.
- Thomas Perry

But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go -
telling myself that I love skating and that my coach
is there waiting for me -
I would get up and go.
And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!
- Nancy Kerrigan

Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment,
American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation,
and the U.S.
will continue to face a difficult task convincing other
countries to make their laws comply with international rules.
- Jim Ramstad

I have to have a little bit of time to myself right
before whatever it is that I have to do because most
of the time I'm sitting in my head convincing myself to calm down,
all right, show down.
- Christina Milian

What I can't quite see at this stage is that the evidence,
even to the president, seems to be that clear.
And if it is that clear, I can't understand why we
are not capable of convincing our closest allies that given that evidence,
they ought to join us in this effort.
- Lawrence Eagleburger

Disappointment over nationalistic authoritarian regimes
may have contributed to the fact that today religion
offers a new and subjectively more convincing language
for old political orientations.
- Jurgen Habermas

Then I sit down, work at it, because now I have a convincing
feeling about what that place wants to be,
you see? And it's not just me.
Me and my talent comes in taking that consensus and
then making something wonderful out of it -
a work of art.
- Lawrence Halprin

I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes
it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen.
It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman -
I'll kiss a frog if you like.
- Stephen Fry

The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange
convincing reasons for their common faith,
mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor
of peace in general fall short of the mark.
- Elihu Root

You know, I had my mother and my father convincing
me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he'd
be back with the actresses and dating them and that
he wasn't serious about me at all.
So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents
telling me something else.
- Priscilla Presley

And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy,
a clash between one very powerful, very convincing,
very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful,
no less convincing claim.
- Amos Oz

He's very alive in a scene.
He's a very good actor to act with.
Even though through most of the picture he's blind,
there are many places early in the picture I got to
be with him before he was blind.
Like convincing him in the office to do the picture.
- Mark Rydell

Amending the U.S.
Constitution, the document most sacred to those who
love freedom and liberty,
is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the
basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that
a proposed amendment is necessary.
- Ben Nelson

My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology,
was hardly conceivable even by my own friends,
or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing,
over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing
proof of the remarkable change.
- William Banting

Every one of us is different in some way,
but for those of us who are more different,
we have to put more effort into convincing the less
different that we can do the same thing they can,
just differently.
- Marlee Matlin

Introspection and preserved writings give us far more
insight into the ways of past humans than we have into
the ways of past dinosaurs.
For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually
arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest
patterns of human history.
- Jared Diamond

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

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

We convince by our presence.
- Walt Whitman

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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