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Persuasion Quotes

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Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful
than Thor with his hammer.
The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau

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The object of oratory alone in not truth,
but persuasion.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion
happens to be not a science,
but an art.
- William Bernbach

I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that
my country will gain her independence.
- David Wooster

 

Children should be led into the right paths,
not by severity, but by persuasion.
- Terence

In making a speech one must study three points:
first,
the means of producing persuasion; second,
the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
- Aristotle

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
- Aristotle

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Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive
to people of the Jewish persuasion,
and we led off with it, and they were offended by it,
and that was that.
- Santiago Durango

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim,
is one of the liberal arts.
It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
- Edward Levi

I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
- Themistocles

Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion,
for enforcing religious observances.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion;
constitutionality is no match with compassion.
- Everett Dirksen

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can
be solved by legislation.
I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.
- Tony Campolo

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
- Thomas Carlyle

We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys
itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums.
That is the path we want in international relations.
- Mahmoud Abbas

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion,
and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience,
no matter what religion or color of their skin,
or situation in life.
- Pete Seeger

The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.
- Mark Skousen

I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership.
Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong
leadership with a strong power of persuasion,
and not on the opinion of the masses.
- Yitzhak Shamir

First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence
is political differences.
But because religion serves as the soul of community,
it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.
- Huston Smith

I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor.
I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that
will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I
don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work.
Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind.
- George W. Bush

I used all diligence to arrive at London and therefore
I now gave my crew a certificate under my hand,
of my free and willing return, without persuasion or
force by any one or more of them.
- Henry Hudson

Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name,
by serving any ambition and the sins of others;
which though I did by the persuasion of other men,
yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it.
- William Laud

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard
is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions.
They seem to sense...
that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
- Alan Greenspan

Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort
to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country,
Americans of all political persuasions simply want
the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible.
- Harry Reid

Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic
Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions.
The development has not been without problems,
since some people have resisted it and others have
pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
- Francis Arinze

Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own.
My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else,
was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions,
who often led me into snares.
- John Clare

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

To be persuasive, we must be believable;
to be believable, we must be credible;
to be credible, we must be truthful.
- Edward R. Murrow

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
- Friedrich Schiller

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it.
It has some value in gaining and holding attention,
but it has no persuasive value at all.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary,
although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Truthful words are not beautiful;
beautiful words are not truthful.
Good words are not persuasive;
persuasive words are not good.
- Lao Tzu

The more informative your advertising,
the more persuasive it will be.
- David Ogilvy

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide
more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism
than do all the arguments of atheists.
- Dennis Prager

I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted
by these considerations to drag men along in the current;
but I am not at liberty to travel that road.
- Benjamin F. Wade

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research,
but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
- Clifford Geertz

I have a theory that the best ads come from personal experience.
Some of the good ones I have done have really come
out of the real experience of my life,
and somehow this has come over as true and valid and persuasive.
- David Ogilvy

Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive,
is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage.
I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means.
In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry
diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
- Ted Olson

The belief may be too often mistaken,
but the illusion of coming into direct contact with
the past is intoxicating and persuasive,
and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction.
Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
- Charles Rosen

Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical
future is extremely important to high morale,
to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the
wheels of society turn smoothly.
- Herman Kahn

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater
sales more economically achieved.
Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims
out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted,
believed, persuasive, urgent.
- William Bernbach

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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