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Persuade quotes by Adrienne Rich
#1. They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide? #Quote by Adrienne Rich
Persuade quotes by Judith Lynne Hanna
#2. Through dance, people meet demons, ward off death, shake off sin and evil, come to terms with life crises, mediate paradoxes, resolve conflict, revitalize the past to re-create the present, enhance their self-concept and body image, attract attention, assert themselves, confront the strong, and persuade others to change their ways. #Quote by Judith Lynne Hanna
Persuade quotes by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
#3. With love you could persuade a Pathan to go to Hell, but by force you couldn't even take him to Heaven. #Quote by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Persuade quotes by Gabriel Brunsdon
#4. The strange thing about magic is how easily one can feel familiar with it. Much like a dream, its message can infill the senses of the soul and persuade the consciousness in a way that is undeniable. As intoxicating as the musk of romance and as enlightening as the whispers of hidden wisdom, magic can take you back into the very realm of your childhood ... and leave you there. #Quote by Gabriel Brunsdon
Persuade quotes by Georges Doriot
#5. There is always a critical job to be done. There is a sales door to be opened, a credit line to be established, a new important employee to be found, or a business technique to be learned. The venture investor must always be on call to advise, to persuade, to dissuade, to encourage, but always to help build. Then venture capital becomes true creative capital - creating growth for the company and financial success for the investing organization #Quote by Georges Doriot
Persuade quotes by Lemony Snicket
#6. But one type of book that practically no one likes to read is a book about the law. Books about the law are notorious for being very long, very dull, and very difficult to read. This is one reason many lawyers make heaps of money. The money is an incentive - the word "incentive" here means "an offered reward to persuade you to do something you don't want to do - to read long, dull, and difficult books. #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Persuade quotes by Lia Habel
#7. Bram was staring at me in dibelief, as if I were trying to persuade him that his entire existencce as a dead man was simply an incredibly realistic dream. #Quote by Lia Habel
Persuade quotes by Paul Mellon
#8. In a way, my father was lucky. He had a hunch that his vision of the National Gallery would interest other collectors and persuade them to come in with him, and that hunch proved to be right. #Quote by Paul Mellon
Persuade quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#9. The grand style follows suit with all great passion. It disdains to please, it forgets to persuade. It commands. It wills. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Persuade quotes by Richard M. Nixon
#10. People are persuaded by reason, but moved by emotion; [the leader] must both persuade them and move them. #Quote by Richard M. Nixon
Persuade quotes by Karel Capek
#11. They all had a thousand good economic and political reasons why they couldn't stop. I'm not a politician or a businessman; how am I supposed to persuade them about these things. What are we supposed to do; quite likely the world will collapse and disappear under water; but at least that will happen for political and economic reasons we can all understand, at least it will happen with the help of science, technology and public opinion, with human ingenuity of all sorts! Not some cosmic catastrophe but just the same old reasons to do with the struggle for power and money and so on. There's nothing we can do about that. #Quote by Karel Capek
Persuade quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#12. It is a pity that we cannot persuade all ministers to be men, for it is hard to see how other was they can be truly men of God. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Persuade quotes by Jane Austen
#13. You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity, nor endeavour to persuade yourself or me, that selfishness is prudence, and insensibility of danger security for happiness. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuade quotes by Joan Acocella
#14. Alcohol may also persuade us that we have found the truth about life, a comforting experience rarely available in the sober hour. #Quote by Joan Acocella
Persuade quotes by Mark E. Petersen
#15. In the first section of the Doctrine and Covenants we read that 'the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man.' (D&C 1:10.) This principle, showing the manner by which God will judge us, puts a new light upon the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves, and should persuade us to take that law seriously. #Quote by Mark E. Petersen
Persuade quotes by C.G. Jung
#16. Nothing could persuade me that "in the image of God" applied only to man. In fact it seemed to me that the high mountains, the rivers, lakes, trees, flowers and animals far better exemplified the essence of God than men with their ridiculous clothes, their meanness, vanity, mendacity, and abhorrent egotism - #Quote by C.G. Jung
Persuade quotes by J. Edward Hackett
#17. At this point, Underwood turns to us and remarks that "the only thing more satisfying than convincing someone to do what I want is failing to persuade them on purpose. It's like a Do Not Enter sign - it just begs you to walk through the door. #Quote by J. Edward Hackett
Persuade quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#18. Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Persuade quotes by Lee Eisenberg
#19. Anais Nin responds to the age-old question of why some people are compelled to write:

We... write to heighten our own awareness of life, we write to lure and enchant and console others, we write to serenade our lovers. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. We write, like Proust, to render all of it eternal, and to persuade ourselves that it is eternal. We write to be able to transcend our life, to reach beyond it. We write to teach ourselves to speak with others, to record the journey into the labyrinth, we write to expand our world when we feel strangled, or constricted, or lonely. We write as the birds sing. As the primitive dance their rituals. If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write.

Now, please read that one more time. But this time, substitute the word "live" for the word "write" and there you have it - the point that's always been right there in front of our nose. #Quote by Lee Eisenberg
Persuade quotes by Joseph Conrad
#20. I defy the ingenuity of journalists to persuade their public that any given member of the proletariat can have a personal grievance against astronomy. Starvation itself could hardly be dragged in there - eh? And there are other advantages. The whole civilized world has heard of Greenwich... Yes," he continued, with a contemptuous smile, "the blowing up of the first meridian is bound to raise a howl of execration. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Persuade quotes by Robertson Davies
#21. I wanted to get away,' said she; 'everybody wants to plague and worry me about nothing. They'll be all right tomorrow. What's worrying them?'
'They are sacrificing to our Canadian God,' said Solly. 'We all believe that if we fret and abuse ourselves sufficiently, Providence will take pity and smile upon anything we attempt. A light heart, or a consciousness of desert, attracts ill luck. You have been away from your native land too long. You have forgotten our folkways. Listen to that gang over there; they are scanning the heavens and hoping aloud that it won't rain tomorrow. That is to placate the Mean Old Man in the Sky, and persuade him to be kind to us. #Quote by Robertson Davies
Persuade quotes by Antonin Scalia
#22. Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law. That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society. #Quote by Antonin Scalia
Persuade quotes by David Frum
#23. I always believed as a speechwriter that if you could persuade the president to commit himself to certain words, he would feel himself committed to the ideas that underlay those words. #Quote by David Frum
Persuade quotes by Bryan Stevenson
#24. Finally, we spend lots of money. Spending on jails and prisons by state and federal governments has risen from $6.9 billion in 1980 to nearly $80 billion today. Private prison builders and prison service companies have spent millions of dollars to persuade state and local governments to create new crimes, impose harsher sentences, and keep more people locked up so that they can earn more profits. Private profit has corrupted incentives to improve public safety, reduce the costs of mass incarceration, and most significantly, promote rehabilitation of the incarcerated. #Quote by Bryan Stevenson
Persuade quotes by Harry Browne
#25. Government is force, pure and simple. There's no way to sugar-coat that. And because government is force, it will attract the worst elements of society - people who want to use government to avoid having to earn their living and to avoid having to persuade others to accept their ideas voluntarily. #Quote by Harry Browne
Persuade quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#26. There is nothing so annoying as to be fairly rich, of a fairly good family,
pleasing presence, average education, to be "not stupid," kindhearted,
and yet to have no talent at all, no originality, not a single idea
of one's own - to be, in fact, "just like everyone else."
Of such people there are countless numbers in this world - far more
even than appear. They can be divided into two classes as all men
can - that is, those of limited intellect, and those who are much cleverer.
The former of these classes is the happier.
To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is
simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that
belief without the slightest misgiving.
Many of our young women have thought fit to cut their hair short, put
on blue spectacles, and call themselves Nihilists. By doing this they have
been able to persuade themselves, without further trouble, that they
have acquired new convictions of their own. Some men have but felt
some little qualm of kindness towards their fellow-men, and the fact has
been quite enough to persuade them that they stand alone in the van of
enlightenment and that no one has such humanitarian feelings as they.
Others have but to read an idea of somebody else's, and they can immediately
assimilate it and believe that it was a child of their own brain.
The "impudence of ignorance," if I may use the expr #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Persuade quotes by Wendie Malick
#27. I don't know how many times I can sit there and talk about my character or my life. It's interesting to talk about experiences in the context of something you're doing for somebody else, and particularly if you can persuade others to join you in your support. #Quote by Wendie Malick
Persuade quotes by Adam Hughes
#28. That's a comic cover's job: Attract someone's attention and persuade them to try the issue out. #Quote by Adam Hughes
Persuade quotes by Pamela Branch
#29. She looked resentfully at Mr. Cann. It would, she was sure, have been difficult enough to persuade him, in spite of his protestations, to leave the house alive. Dead, he was going to be far more trouble. #Quote by Pamela Branch
Persuade quotes by Margaret Guenther
#30. It was a happy day when I discovered that in the English of Chaucer's day - which was also the time of the Black Death - the word "silly" meant "blessed." I am not sure when we strayed away from its original meaning, when blessedness took on a churchy aura and silliness became the realm of Monty Python and fourth-grade eschatological humor. As hard-working adults we too often lose the gift for letting go, for delight in simply being. We persuade ourselves that every moment must be lived productively; like the busy little bee, we feel a holy obligation to improve each shining hour. We would do well to take very small children or big silly dogs as our teachers. I have learned much about holy uselessness form Perry, the dog... #Quote by Margaret Guenther
Persuade quotes by Emile Coue
#31. If you persuade yourself that you can do a certain thing, provided this thing be possible, you will do it, however difficult it may be. If, on the contrary, you imagine that you cannot do the simplest thing in the world, it is impossible for you to do it, and molehills become for you unscalable mountains. #Quote by Emile Coue
Persuade quotes by Saint Basil
#32. I cannot persuade myself that without love to others, and without, as far as rests with me, peaceableness toward all, I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Saint Basil
Persuade quotes by Peter Guber
#33. In any situation that calls for you to persuade, convince or manage someone or a group of people to do something, the ability to tell a purposeful story will be your secret sauce. Telling to win through purposeful stories is situation, industry, gender, demographic, and psychographic-agnostic. It's an all-purpose, everyone wins tool. #Quote by Peter Guber
Persuade quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#34. Considering these limitations, it is quite astonishing how irreligious the Founders actually were. You might not easily guess, for example, who was the author of the following words: Oh! Lord! Do you think that a Protestant Popedom is annihilated in America? Do you recollect, or have you ever attended to the ecclesiastical Strifes in Maryland Pensilvania [sic], New York, and every part of New England? What a mercy it is that these People cannot whip and crop, and pillory and roast, as yet in the U.S.! If they could they would ... . There is a germ of religion in human nature so strong that whenever an order of men can persuade the people by flattery or terror that they have salvation at their disposal, there can be no end to fraud, violence, or usurpation. That was John Adams, in relatively mild form. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Persuade quotes by Alan Lewis
#35. My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game. #Quote by Alan Lewis
Persuade quotes by George MacDonald
#36. It Was a lovely spring morning, and the sun was shining gloriously. I knew that the rain of the last night must be glittering on the grass and the young leaves; and I heard the birds singing as if they knew far more than mere human beings, and believed a great deal more than they knew. Nobody will persuade me that the birds don't mean it; that they sing from any thing else than gladness of heart. #Quote by George MacDonald
Persuade quotes by Laura Kreitzer
#37. It took me several minutes to persuade myself to watch the news. During which time I gave myself a stern talking to. That turned into me considering a local pub that would be the perfect place to drown my sorrows in a barrel of tequila, though after much introspection, I scratched the idea just to avoid needless drunken embarrassment. Then, admittedly, I contemplated pouncing Andrew for another steamy romp session. Despite its proven potency to assuage stress and tension, I decided now was not the time to indulge in explosive sexcapades. #Quote by Laura Kreitzer
Persuade quotes by Rajneesh
#38. For awareness you need not go to the Himalayas; you need not go anywhere. Your life gives you enough opportunities to be aware. Somebody insults you - listen to it in full awareness. And you will be surprised - the insult is no more an insult. You may even smile. It does not hurt; it hurts only when received in unawareness. Somebody praises and appreciates you - listen with alertness. And then nobody can persuade you to do foolish things. Nobody can bribe you; flattery becomes impossible. You will smile at the whole nonsense. #Quote by Rajneesh
Persuade quotes by George Santayana
#39. To most people, I fancy, the stars are beautiful; but if you asked why, they would be at a loss to reply, until they remembered what they had heard about astronomy, and the great size and distance and possible habitation of those orbs ... [We] persuade ourselves that the power of the starry heavens lies in the suggestion of astronomical facts. #Quote by George Santayana
Persuade quotes by Viet Thanh Nguyen
#40. Here was one representative example of Richard Hedd's highly esteemed Asian Communism and the Oriental Mode of Destruction: The Vietnamese peasant will not object to the use of airpower, for he is apolitical, interested only in feeding himself and his family. Bombing his village will of course upset him, but the cost is outweighed ultimately by how airpower will persuade him that he is on the wrong side if he chooses communism, which cannot protect him. (p. 126) #Quote by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Persuade quotes by Valentine Xavier
#41. My honey child, them housing projects
Cannot contain her multitudes
A sunbeam, hard upon her
Just a fly strugglin' through her braid loops

Watch me prove to 'em I'm more than nothin'
But a ragamuffin with homesick eyes
Yes, when it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

My love, she is a drummer
Than industrial steel, her backbone tougher
The eloping night and the honey moon that trails
Just dirt 'neath her finger nails

I'll be down on them crossroads
'Til daybreak winks a bright eye
And if it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

She's heard all the right things
And they did not persuade her
She has no use for your words
What she wants is your labor

'Cause when gringos speak of minorities
They tend to keep their voices low
Ah, but when that gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me #Quote by Valentine Xavier
Persuade quotes by Richard Brookhiser
#42. She became at once more intimate and more exalted. #Quote by Richard Brookhiser
Persuade quotes by Stephanie Lahart
#43. Racism, hate, and bigotry are EVIL and WICKED no matter how you try to rationalize it. I couldn't imagine living my life with this crap in my heart. I love building new relationships and I enjoy learning about different cultures! If people would change their thinking and open up their hearts, they'd be amazed at the beautiful relationships that they could have. And, for the record, I couldn't imagine ALL of my friends being black. There are too many amazing people from different backgrounds that I still have yet to meet. NO WAY would I limit my relationships based on race, absolutely not! I am free to like and love who I want to and I won't allow anybody to persuade me with their opinions. I have my own mind! I'm my own person! I refuse to dislike and/or hate another race 'just because!' I am Stephanie Lahart: BOLD. BRAVE. STRONG. #Quote by Stephanie Lahart
Persuade quotes by Stefan Zweig
#44. And if I am asked today to advise a young writer who has not yet made up his mind what way to go, I would try to persuade him to devote himself first to the work of someone greater, interpreting or translating him. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Persuade quotes by Thomas Boston
#45. Persuade yourselves, that the faith of the gospel is beyond the power of nature; that there is a necessity of a power from on high to bring you to believe. This will raze the old foundation, and cause you to look up for it. #Quote by Thomas Boston
Persuade quotes by Arif Ahmed
#46. Causality is a pointless superstition. These days it would take more than one book to persuade anyone of that. #Quote by Arif Ahmed
Persuade quotes by Eugene V. Debs
#47. As long as he owns your tools he owns your job, and if he owns your job he is the master of your fate. You are in no sense a free man. You are subject to his interest and to his will. He decides whether you shall work or not. Therefore, he decides whether you shall live or die. And in that humiliating position any one who tries to persuade you that you are a free man is guilty of insulting your intelligence. #Quote by Eugene V. Debs
Persuade quotes by Norodom Sihanouk
#48. John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization. #Quote by Norodom Sihanouk
Persuade quotes by William Safire
#49. If you want to "get in touch with your feelings," fine, talk to yourself. We all do. But if you want to communicate with another thinking human being, get in touch with your thoughts. Put them in order, give them a purpose, use them to persuade, to instruct, to discover, to seduce. The secret way to do this is to write it down, and then cut out the confusing parts. #Quote by William Safire
Persuade quotes by Thomas Daniel Nehrer
#50. The gospels, never meant to report, but
rather to convince, are in no sense objective and dispassionate biographies. They are glowing accounts meant to persuade people of the writers' convictions. #Quote by Thomas Daniel Nehrer
Persuade quotes by Eliza Parsons
#51. Emily," said the Count, "why will you reduce me to adopt this conduct? How much more willingly would I persuade, than compel you to become my wife! but, by Heaven! I will not leave you to be sold by Montoni. Yet a thought glances across my mind, that brings madness with it. I know not how to name it. It is preposterous - it cannot be. - Yet you tremble - you grow pale! It is! it is so; - you - you - love Montoni!" cried Morano, grasping Emily's wrist, and stamping his foot on the floor. An #Quote by Eliza Parsons
Persuade quotes by James Joyce
#52. There are sins or (let us call them as the world calls them) evil memories which are hidden away by man in the darkest places of the heart but they abide there and wait. He may suffer their memory to grow dim, let them be as though they had not been and all but persuade himself that they were not or at least were otherwise. Yet a chance word will call them forth suddenly and they will rise up to confront him in the most various circumstances, a vision or a dream, or while timbrel and harp soothe his senses or amid the cool silver tranquility of the evening or at the feast, at midnight, when he is now filled with wine. Not to insult over him will the vision come as over one that lies under her wrath, not for vengeance to cut him off from the living but shrouded in the piteous vesture of the past, silent, remote, reproachful. #Quote by James Joyce
Persuade quotes by Bill James
#53. When people disagree with you, what you ultimately have to do is persuade people to agree with you - period. #Quote by Bill James
Persuade quotes by Adrienne Rich
#54. Perhaps many white North Americans fear an overtly political art because it might persuade us emotionally of what we think we are "rationally" against; it might get us on a level we have lost touch with; undermine the safety we have built for oneselves, remind us of what is better left forgotten. #Quote by Adrienne Rich
Persuade quotes by William Hague
#55. We are not directly involved in Syria. But we will be working with our partners in the European Union and at the United Nations to see if we can persuade the Syrian authorities to go, as I say, more in that direction of respect for democracy and human rights. #Quote by William Hague
Persuade quotes by Harry Allen Overstreet
#56. The secret of all true persuasion is to induce the person to persuade himself. #Quote by Harry Allen Overstreet
Persuade quotes by Fredrik Backman
#57. It doesn't take long to persuade each other to stop seeing a person as a person. And when enough people are quiet for long enough, a handful of voices can give the impression that everyone is screaming. #Quote by Fredrik Backman
Persuade quotes by Aristotle.
#58. However, it is not the same with the subject matter, but, generally speaking, that which is true and better is naturally always easier to prove and more likely to persuade. #Quote by Aristotle.
Persuade quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#59. Whenever we find ourselves more inclined to persecute than to persuade, we may then be certain that our zeal has more of pride in it than of charity. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Persuade quotes by Neal Ascherson
#60. For the past 15 years or so, British governments have tried to persuade the rest of us that the best judges of the national interest are ... businessmen. This may be a ridiculous statement, but
fewer and fewer people laugh at it. #Quote by Neal Ascherson
Persuade quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#61. The passions are the only orators that always persuade: they are, as it were, a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Persuade quotes by Noam Chomsky
#62. In accordance with the prevailing conceptions in the U.S., there is no infringement on democracy if a few corporations control the information system: in fact, that is the essence of democracy. In the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the leading figure of the public relations industry, Edward Bernays, explains that "the very essence of the democratic process" is "the freedom to persuade and suggest," what he calls "the engineering of consent." "A leader," he continues, "frequently cannot wait for the people to arrive at even general understanding … Democratic leaders must play their part in … engineering … consent to socially constructive goals and values," applying "scientific principles and tried practices to the task of getting people to support ideas and programs"; and although it remains unsaid, it is evident enough that those who control resources will be in a position to judge what is "socially constructive," to engineer consent through the media, and to implement policy through the mechanisms of the state. If the freedom to persuade happens to be concentrated in a few hands, we must recognize that such is the nature of a free society. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Persuade quotes by Theresa Perry
#63. Except during outbreaks of vicious bigotry, it is difficult to persuade white America that the alienation of Black America is actual and ongoing, afflicting each generation through policy, custom, quack science, and if nothing else, the Look. #Quote by Theresa Perry
Persuade quotes by Karen Hawkins
#64. Jack! Pray tell Miss MacFarlane that the roads are impassable."
"The roads are impassable," he replied immediately.
"And that she should stay at least another day."
"You should stay at least another day," he repeated, a twinkle in his eyes.
Fiona nodded. "And that she is more then welcome here."
"I am certain she knows that."
"And how we'd love to have her for another week, at least,and-"
Jack laughed and took his wife's hand. "Fiona, my love, I believe Miss MacFarlane is very aware that we both wish her to stay."
Sophia had to smile. "I am very flattered, but we really must go. There've been so many unexpected storms that the roads could easily get worse."
Jack snorted a laugh while Fiona glanced up the stairs. "Haven't there been," she said grimly before returning to gaze at Sophia. "I am so disappointed you are leaving."
There was genuine warmth in Fiona's voice. "I am, too,but I must get back to my father, who has been ill. I was only to be gone one day, and he'll worry if I don't return immediately."
"I suppose you can't-"
"She's not going anywhere."
Sophia closed her eyes at the deep voice from the top of the stairs. Her enitre body had tightened at the sound, traitor that it was.
Dougal came down the stairs to stand before Sophia, his expressioin guarded and tense. "Fiona,Jack, would you mind giving me a few moments' private speech with Miss MacFarlane?"
"Will you attempt to persuade her to stay #Quote by Karen Hawkins
Persuade quotes by Thomas More
#65. For when they see the people swarm into the streets, and daily wet to the skin with rain, and yet cannot persuade them to go out of the rain, they do keep themselves within their houses, seeing they cannot remedy the folly of the people. #Quote by Thomas More
Persuade quotes by Anita Roddick
#66. You persuade people with passion, so you've got to have a product or service you feel emotionally charged about. Then you can tell stories about it that will inspire others. #Quote by Anita Roddick
Persuade quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#67. In truth, there never was any remarkable lawgiver amongst any people who did not resort to divine authority, as otherwise his laws would not have been accepted by the people; for there are many good laws, the importance of which is known to be the sagacious lawgiver, but the reasons for which are not sufficiently evident to enable him to persuade others to submit to them; and therefore do wise men, for the purpose of removing this difficulty, resort to divine authority. #Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Persuade quotes by Jenny Diski
#68. But nothing will persuade me that the mere fact of being in a place is enough in itself to justify the effort of getting out of bed to become a tourist, or even a traveller. I don't have the slightest wish to be intrepid. I don't want to prove myself to myself or anyone else. I don't care if no one thinks me brave or hardy. I have no concern at all that I did not have whatever it is I should have had to take a dive out of a plane or off a building. None of that matters to me in the least. #Quote by Jenny Diski
Persuade quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#69. He had known at the bottom of his heart that he would see her here today. But to keep his thoughts free, he had tried to persuade himself that he did not know it. Now when he heard that she was here, he was suddenly conscious of such delight, and at the same time of such dread, that his breath failed him and he could not utter what he wanted to say. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Persuade quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#70. There is nothing so difficult as to persuade men that they are ignorant. Bertha, exaggerating the seriousness of the affair, thought it charlatanry to undertake a post without knowledge and without capacity. Fortunately that is not the opinion of the majority, or the government of this enlightened country could not proceed. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Persuade quotes by Ben Jonson
#71. The two chief things that give a man reputation in counsel, are the opinion of his honesty, and the opinion of his wisdom; the authority of those two will persuade. #Quote by Ben Jonson
Persuade quotes by Richard Powers
#72. Let no one persuade you of a single thing. Study your hunger and how to feed it. Trust in whatever sounds twist your viscera. Write in the cadences of first love, of second chances, of air raids, of outrage, of the hideous and the hilarious, of headlong acceptance or curt refusal. Make the bitter music of bumdom, the sad shanties of landlessness, cool at the equator and fluid at the pole. Set the sounds that angels make after an all-night orgy. Whatever lengthens the day, whatever gets you through the night. Make the music that you need, for need will be over, soon enough. Let your progressions predict time's end and recollect the dead as if they're all still her. Because they are. #Quote by Richard Powers
Persuade quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#73. People try to persuade us that the objections against Christianity spring from doubt. That is a complete misunderstanding. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result, people have hitherto been beating the air in their struggle against objections, because they have fought intellectually with doubt instead of fighting morally with rebellion. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Persuade quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#74. A good symbol is the best argument, and is a missionary to persuade thousands. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Persuade quotes by Upton Sinclair
#75. Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself. He is humiliated by his simian ancestry, and tries to deny his animal nature, to persuade himself that he is not limited by its weaknesses nor concerned in its fate. And this impulse may be harmless, when it is genuine. But what are we to say when we see the formulas of heroic self-deception made use of by unheroic self-indulgence? #Quote by Upton Sinclair
Persuade quotes by Virginia Alison
#76. It's not the lies he tells, it's the seductive way in which he persuades you they are not true. #Quote by Virginia Alison
Persuade quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#77. But I apprised you that I was a hard man," said he, "difficult to persuade."

"And I am a hard woman - impossible to put off."

"And then," he pursued, "I am cold: no fervour infects me."

"Whereas I am hot, and fire dissolves ice. The blaze there has thawed all the snow from your cloak; by the same token, it has streamed on to my floor, and made it like a trampled street. As you hope ever to be forgiven, Mr. Rivers, the high crime and misdemeanour of spoiling a sanded kitchen, tell me what I wish to know."

"Well, then," he said, "I yield; if not to your earnestness, to your perseverance: as stone is worn by continual dropping. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Persuade quotes by J.K. Rowling
#78. Hermione suddenly smiled very mischievously, and Harry noticed it too: It was a very different smile from the one he remembered. "Well . . . when I went up to Madam Pomfrey to get them shrunk, she held up a mirror and told me to stop her when they were back to how they normally were," she said. "And I just . . . let her carry on a bit." She smiled even more widely. "Mum and Dad won't be too pleased. I've been trying to persuade them to let me shrink them for ages, but they wanted me to carry on with my braces. You know, they're dentists, they just don't think teeth and magic should - look! Pigwidgeon's back! #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Persuade quotes by William Matthews
#79. The power of music that poetry lacks is the ability to persuade without argument. #Quote by William Matthews
Persuade quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#80. There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher. Fontenelle says he would undertake to persuade the whole public of readers to believe that the sun was neither the cause of light or heat, if he could only get six philosophers on his side. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Persuade quotes by Rene Descartes
#81. Those in whom the faculty of reason is predominant, and who most skillfully dispose their thoughts with a view to render them clear and intelligible, are always the best able to persuade others of the truth of what they lay down, though they should speak only in the language of Lower Brittany, and be wholly ignorant of the rules of rhetoric; and those whose minds are stored with the most agreeable fancies, and who can give expression to them with the greatest embellishment and harmony, are still the best poets, though unacquainted with the art of poetry. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Persuade quotes by Alexander Siddig
#82. I think if you're good and you can persuade people you're going to be able to do that role and ultimately the audience buys it, then it doesn't matter whether you were really a chimpanzee in disguise! You've done it. #Quote by Alexander Siddig
Persuade quotes by Richard Baxter
#83. Sure, if you saw your friend in hell, you would persuade him hard to come thence, if that would serve ; and why do you not now persuade him to prevent it? The charity of our ignorant forefathers may rise up in judgment against us, and condemn us. They would give all their estates almost, for so many masses, or pardons, to deliver the souls of their friends from a feigned purgatory, and we will not so much as importunately admonish and entreat them, to save theme from the certain flames of hell ; though this may be effectual to do them good, and the other will do none (403). Hadst thou rather he should burn for ever in hell, than thou shouldst lose his favour, or the maintenance thou hast from him? (408) #Quote by Richard Baxter
Persuade quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#84. Never was so much false arithmetic employed on any subject, as that which has been employed to persuade nations that it is in their interest to go to war. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Persuade quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#85. I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists - I wish to persuade women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings who are only the objects of pity and that kind of love, which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Persuade quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#86. It is the duty, therefore, of the eloquent churchman, when he is trying to persuade the people about something that has to be done, not only to teach, in order to instruct them; not only to delight, in order to hold them; but also to sway, in order to conquer and win them. #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Persuade quotes by Philip Roth
#87. Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise. #Quote by Philip Roth
Persuade quotes by Socrates
#88. For each of them, men, is able, going into each of the cities, to persuade the young-who can associate with whomever of their own citizens they wish to for free-they persuade these young men to leave off their associations with the latter, and to associate with themselves instead, and to give them money and acknowledge gratitude besides. #Quote by Socrates
Persuade quotes by Gerry Spence
#89. It is an anomaly that we can split the atom, but we are nearly powerless to persuade each other to embrace justice. #Quote by Gerry Spence
Persuade quotes by James Duane
#90. Nobody of sound mind can dispute that there is something fundamentally wrong, and intrinsically corrupt, about a legal system that encourages police officers and prosecutors to do everything in their power to persuade you and your children (no matter how young or old) to "do the right thing" and talk - when they tell their own children the exact opposite. I #Quote by James Duane
Persuade quotes by Wendy Griswold
#91. Identities are the key to political thought and action. IF cultural creators can frame their message so it resonates with a frame that the audience already possesses, they are more likely to persuade that audience to "buy" the message. Political propaganda operates this way quite overtly. #Quote by Wendy Griswold
Persuade quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#92. A Spaniard will seek to persuade you that the bull-ring is an institution got up chiefly for the benefit of the bull. #Quote by Jerome K. Jerome
Persuade quotes by David F. D'Alessandro
#93. It is not easy to build a great brand. It takes leadership to persuade the rest of the company to follow your vision. It takes an artistic sense of proportion and timing. It takes a ruthless willingness to distinguish yourself from competing brands and, hopefully, bury them in the process. #Quote by David F. D'Alessandro
Persuade quotes by Shannon Hale
#94. I heard a tale once,' said Isi, 'of the gifts of language. Do you know it? How in faraway places, there are people who can speak with birds or horses or rain, and some when they speak to other people have the unnatural power to persuade, their every word a kind of magic? Once in Ingridan I heard Sileph speak and wondered if he had not just walked out of that old tale.' Enna's skin tingled with an icy chill. Isi was trying to tell her something - Sileph had the gift of people-speaking. A dangerous gift, Isi had said once. When one with this gift speaks, it's not easy to resist the power of their persuasion. It's difficult not to adore them. #Quote by Shannon Hale
Persuade quotes by Mark Twain
#95. The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise ... #Quote by Mark Twain
Persuade quotes by Plato
#96. I shall try to persuade first the Rulers and soldiers, and then the rest of the community, that the upbringing and education we have given them was all something that happened to them only in a dream. In reality they were fashioned and reared, and their arms and equipment manufactured, in the depths of the earth, and Earth herself, their mother, brought them up, when they were complete, into the light of day; so now they must think of the land in which they live as their mother and protect her if she is attacked, while their fellow citizens they must regard as brothers born of the same mother earth ... . That is the story. Do you know of any way of making them believe it?"
"Not in the first generation," he said, "but you might succeed with the second, and later generations. #Quote by Plato
Persuade quotes by Germaine Greer
#97. All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defence. Hostility to the mother in our societies is an index of mental health. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Persuade quotes by Stacy Reid
#98. Livvie has her own opinions and isn't afraid to voice them," he murmured.
Tobias reclined in his chair in a deliberately casual pose. "So I've discovered."
"And what will you do with your ... discovery?"
"There is nothing to be done."
"Many men would say she is unruly, headstrong, and disobedient. In need of a firm guiding hand."
Was the man trying to persuade him to call off the rushed engagement? "Olivia is not a horse and I am not other men. #Quote by Stacy Reid
Persuade quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#99. Nothing frustrates me more than someone who reads something of mine or anyone else's and says, angrily, 'I don't buy it.' Why are they angry? Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head - even if in the end you conclude that someone else's head is not a place you'd really like to be. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Persuade quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#100. The procrastination, the laziness, the halfhearted attempts, the going through the motions - all indicate that the old story isn't motivating you anymore. What once made sense, makes sense no longer. You are beginning to withdraw from that world. Society does its best to persuade you to resist that withdrawal, which, when resisted, is called depression. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Persuade quotes by Daniel Webster
#101. I believe that the Bible is to be understood and received in the plain and obvious meaning of its passages; for I cannot persuade myself that a book intended for the instruction and conversion of the whole world should cover its true meaning in any such mystery and doubt that none but critics and philosophers can discover it. #Quote by Daniel Webster
Persuade quotes by William Hazlitt
#102. Honesty is one part of eloquence. We persuade others by being in earnest ourselves. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Persuade quotes by Wesley Pruden
#103. The only argument this president needs to persuade Americans is that sacking Saddam is necessary for the security of America and the West, of civilization as we know it. All those other goals are nice, worthy even, but irrelevant to the job immediately at hand. #Quote by Wesley Pruden
Persuade quotes by Jane Austen
#104. I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness. [ ... ] Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuade quotes by Isaac Of Nineveh
#105. A man who is truly humble is not troubled when he is wronged and he says nothing to justify himself against the injustice, but he accepts slander as truth; he does not attempt to persuade men that he is calumniated, but he begs forgiveness. #Quote by Isaac Of Nineveh
Persuade quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#106. We know now that the soul is the body, and the body the soul. They tell us they are different because they want to persuade us that we can keep our souls if we let them make slaves of our bodies. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Persuade quotes by Paul Rand
#107. To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry. #Quote by Paul Rand
Persuade quotes by Charles Darwin
#108. But I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice ... I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Persuade quotes by Gina Barreca
#109. Power is the ability to persuade stupid people to do intelligent things and intelligent people to do stupid things. This is why power is dangerous. #Quote by Gina Barreca
Persuade quotes by Stanley Hoffmann
#110. Statesmen should remember that they have been elected to persuade and to lead, and not just to accept as fixed the momentary moods and pernicious prejudices of the public. #Quote by Stanley Hoffmann
Persuade quotes by Washington Irving
#111. Brought up, as Mahomet was, in the house of the guardian of the Caaba, the ceremonies and devotions connected with the sacred edifice may have given an early bias to his mind, and inclined it to those speculations in matters of religion by which it eventually became engrossed. Though his Moslem biographers would fain persuade us his high destiny was clearly foretold in his childhood by signs and prodigies, yet his education appears to have been as much neglected as that of ordinary Arab children ; for we find that he was not taught either to read or write. He was a thoughtful child, however ; quick to observe, prone to meditate on all that he observed, and possessed of an imagination fertile, daring, and expansive. The yearly influx of pilgrims from distant parts made Mecca a receptacle for all kinds of floating knowledge, which he appears to have imbibed with eagerness and retained in a tenacious memory ; and as he increased in years, a more extended sphere of observation was gradually opened to him. #Quote by Washington Irving
Persuade quotes by Lana Del Rey
#112. I believe in Amy Winehouse. I know she's not with us anymore but I believe she was who she was and in that way she got it right. I would say an actress like Lauren Bacall also got it right. She never let anyone [persuade] her to be something she wasn't. She was strong. She always looked like she knew what she was doing. #Quote by Lana Del Rey
Persuade quotes by Stendhal
#113. The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. #Quote by Stendhal
Persuade quotes by Emma Thompson
#114. The best way [to survive] the red carpet is by wearing Ugg boots. But unfortunately, I have not yet managed to persuade the people who style me at these times to let me do that. #Quote by Emma Thompson
Persuade quotes by Michael Ende
#115. The human world is full of weak-minded people, who think they're as clever as can be and are convinced that it's terribly important to persuade even the children that Fanstastica doesn't exist. #Quote by Michael Ende
Persuade quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#116. People are by nature fickle, and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them persuaded. #Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Persuade quotes by Donald Rumsfeld
#117. It is worth reminding that being president is a tough job for anybody, and particularly so in the information age. There's such a glut of information. Anything a president says or does is picked up on the Internet or the 24/7 news media and criticized almost instantly. Leaders persuade through their words and as such their words need to be measured and well chosen. It is a tough job. #Quote by Donald Rumsfeld
Persuade quotes by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
#118. Since very few things in life are worth getting into silly arguments over, I virtually don't respond at all when someone tries to persuade me otherwise. I simply take the tangent by making people smarter--it is my way to simply "bow and take my leave" instead of stooping to argue, with someone of lower intellect, lesser emotional maturity or simply lower class. It is a reasonable solution, their demeanour changes instantly. #Quote by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Persuade quotes by Geoff Dyer
#119. The perfect life, the perfect lie … is one which prevents you from doing that which you would ideally have done (painted, say, or written unpublishable poetry) but which, in fact, you have no wish to do. People need to feel that they have been thwarted by circumstances from pursuing the life which, had they led it, they would not have wanted; whereas the life they really want is precisely a compound of all those thwarting circumstances. It is a very elaborate, extremely simple procedure, arranging this web of self-deceit: contriving to convince yourself that you were prevented from doing what you wanted. Most people don't want what they want: people want to be prevented, restricted. The hamster not only loves his cage, he'd be lost without it. That's why children are so convenient: you have children because you're struggling to get by as an artist - which is actually what being an artist means - or failing to get on with your career. Then you can persuade yourself that your children prevented you from having this career that had never looked like working out. So it goes on: things are always forsaken in the name of an obligation to someone else, never as a failing, a falling short of yourself. #Quote by Geoff Dyer
Persuade quotes by Riccardo Muti
#120. You have to be able to enthral and persuade at the same time. #Quote by Riccardo Muti
Persuade quotes by Charles Kaiser
#121. Recalled Sir Edward Spears, the wartime liaison between Churchill and de Gaulle. We had 15,000 French sailors at Liverpool. I went to speak to them. I tried to persuade them to continue the fighting. Impossible ... #Quote by Charles Kaiser
Persuade quotes by Nate Silver
#122. If you hold there is a 100 percent probability that God exists, or a 0 percent probability, then under Bayes's theorem, no amount of evidence could persuade you otherwise. #Quote by Nate Silver
Persuade quotes by Euginia Herlihy
#123. To have a dream is a do or die so you have to persuade it with patience; you must have a room for challenges and a room for criticisms. #Quote by Euginia Herlihy
Persuade quotes by Peter Greenaway
#124. My audience is comprised of three categories. The first category contains the people who decide after the first five minutes that they've made a mistake and leave. The second category is the people who give the film a chance and leave annoyed after 40 minutes. The third category includes the people that watch the whole film and return to see it again. If I'm able to persuade 33% of the audience to stay, then I can say that I've succeeded. #Quote by Peter Greenaway
Persuade quotes by Naomi Novik
#125. Well, I only wish you may all not have your throats slit by Uygurs," Riley said in deep pessimism, giving up, after he had tried once more at dinner to persuade them to remain. . .
"I will not let anyone slit your throats at all," Temeraire said, a little indignantly. "Although I would like to see an Uygur; is that a kind of dragon?"
"A kind of bird, I think," Granby said; Laurence was doubtful, but he did not like to contradict when he was not sure himself.
"Tribesmen," Tharkay said, the next morning.
"Oh." Temeraire was a little disappointed; he had seen people before. "That is not very exciting, but perhaps they are very fierce?" he asked hopefully.
"Have you enough money to buy thirty camels?" Tharkay asked Laurence, after he had finally escaped a lengthy interrogation as to the many other prospective delights of their journey, such as violent sandstorms and frozen mountain passes. #Quote by Naomi Novik
Persuade quotes by Samuel Johnson
#126. With what hope can we endeavor to persuade the ladies that the time spent at the toilet is lost in vanity. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Persuade quotes by Orson Scott Card
#127. I'm not in love with Eiadh because she's the most beautiful young woman in Basilica and therefore quite probably in the entire world. I'm in love with her because we can talk together, because of the way she thinks, the sound of her voice, the way she cocks her head to listen to an idea she doesn't agree with, the way she rests her hand on mine when she's trying to persuade me. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Persuade quotes by Michael Austin
#128. Small acts of persuasion matter, because there is much less distance between people's beliefs than we often suppose. We easily confuse the distance between people's political positions with the intensity of their convictions about them. It is entirely possible for people to become sharply divided, even hostile, , over relatively minor disagreements. Americans have fought epic political battles over things like baking wedding cakes and kneeling during the national anthem. And we once fought a shooting war over a whiskey tax of ten cents per gallon. The ferocity of these battles has nothing to do with the actual distance between different positions, which, when compared to the entire range of opinions possible in the world, is almost negligible.

None of this means that we can persuade our opponents easily. Persuading people to change their minds is excruciatingly difficult. It doesn't always work, and it rarely works the way we think it will. But it does work, and the fact that it works makes it possible for us to have a democracy. #Quote by Michael Austin
Persuade quotes by Edward Snowden
#129. When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant. I'm grateful that I allowed her to persuade me. The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received. My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Persuade quotes by Muriel Spark
#130. It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree but smiles. #Quote by Muriel Spark
Persuade quotes by Ian Frazier
#131. I am an author, and like many in my profession, I am also a traveling salesman, going all over in an attempt to persuade people to spend twenty-five dollars on a hardcover book by me. #Quote by Ian Frazier
Persuade quotes by Winston Churchill
#132. My ability to persuade my wife to marry me [was] quite my most brilliant achievement ... Of course, it would have been impossible for any ordinary man to have got through what I had to go through in peace and war without the devoted aid of what we call, in England, one's better half. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Persuade quotes by Noam Chomsky
#133. The role of intellectuals and radical activists, then, must be to assess and evaluate, to attempt to persuade, to organize, but not to seize power and rule #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Persuade quotes by Michelle Hodkin
#134. I hate that I never managed to persuade you to watch Buffy. It's a flaw in you, Mara. #Quote by Michelle Hodkin
Persuade quotes by S. Nassir Ghaemi
#135. ...if we do not know how to defend ourselves, our women and our places of worship by force of suffering, i.e., nonviolence, we must, if we are men, be at least able to defend all these by fighting." (MLK)
"...If given a choice between violent resistance and passive acceptance, King and Gandhi both accepted violence..."
" violence, it [non-violent resistance] was aggressive, but it was spiritually, bot physically, so."

"...At the same time the mind and the emotions are active, actively trying to persuade the opponent to change his ways and convince him that he is mistaken and to lift him to a higher level of existence. #Quote by S. Nassir Ghaemi
Persuade quotes by Sun Tzu
#136. To persuade your enemy to (retreat) before the fight is to defeat them even before the battle begins. An enemy made ally is no longer an enemy. #Quote by Sun Tzu
Persuade quotes by Toni Morrison
#137. Whitepeople believed that whatever the manners, under every dark skin was a jungle. Swift unnavigable waters, swinging screaming baboons, sleeping snakes, red gums ready for their sweet white blood. In a way, he thought, they were right. The more coloredpeople spent their strength trying to convince them how gentle they were, how clever and loving, how human, the more they used themselves up to persuade whites of something Negroes believed could not be questioned, the deeper and more tangled the jungle grew inside. But it wasn't the jungle blacks brought with them to this place from the other (livable) place. It was the jungle whitefolks planted in them. And it grew. It spread. In, through and after life, it spread, until it invaded the whites who had made it. Touched them every one. Changed and altered them. Made them bloody, silly, worse than even they wanted to be, so scared were they of the jungle they had made. The screaming baboon lived under their own white skin; the red gums were their own. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Persuade quotes by Mark Twain
#138. No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot #Quote by Mark Twain
Persuade quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#139. Whoever believes anything esteems that it is a work of charity to persuade another of it. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Persuade quotes by Laurann Dohner
#140. It had seemed simple in theory to persuade one of them to allow a male into her bed and heart. The reality of it was anything but easy. #Quote by Laurann Dohner
Persuade quotes by Jon Ronson
#141. It's not a remarkable note except for one thing. The typeface Tony used to print it is the exact typeface Kubrick used for the posters and title sequences of 'Eyes Wide Shut' and '2001'.
'It's Futura Extra Bold,' explains Tony. 'It was Stanley's favorite typeface. It's sans serif. He liked Helvetica and Univers too. Clean and elegant.'
'Is this the kind of thing you and Kubrick used to talk about?' I asked.
'God, yes,' says Tony. 'Sometimes late into the night. I was always trying to persuade him to turn away from them. But he was wedded to his sans serifs. #Quote by Jon Ronson
Persuade quotes by Helen Thomas
#142. I covered two presidents, LBJ and Nixon, who could no longer convince, persuade, or govern, once people had decided they had no credibility, but we seem to be more tolerant now of what I think we should not tolerate. #Quote by Helen Thomas
Persuade quotes by John Bunyan
#143. Then said the giant, "Thou practices the craft of a kidnapper. Thou gatherest up woman and children and carriest them into a strange country, to the weakening of my master's kingdom." But now Great-Heart replied, "I am a servant of the God of Heaven; my business is to persuade sinners of repentance. I am commanded to do my endeavor to turn men, women and children, fro darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God. #Quote by John Bunyan
Persuade quotes by Rachel Cusk
#144. As it happened, I was no longer interested in literature as a form of snobbery or even self-definition. I had no desire to prove that one book was better than another; in fact, if I read something I admired, I found myself increasingly disinclined to mention it at all. What I knew personally to be true had come to seem unrelated to the process of persuading others. I did not, any longer, want to persuade anyone of anything. #Quote by Rachel Cusk
Persuade quotes by Milton Friedman
#145. A thoroughgoing paternalist who holds it cannot be dissuaded by being shown that he is making a mistake in logic. He is our opponent on grounds of principle, not simply a well-meaning but misguided friend. Basically, he believes in dictatorship, benevolent and maybe majoritarian, but dictatorship none the less. Those of us who believe in freedom must believe also in the freedom of individuals to make their own mistakes. If a man knowingly prefers to live for today, to use his resources for current enjoyment, deliberately choosing a penurious old age, by what right do we prevent him from doing so? We may argue with him, seek to persuade him that he is wrong, but are we entitled to use coercion to prevent him from doing what he chooses to do? Is there not always the possibility that he is right and that we are wrong? Humility is the distinguishing virtue of the believer in freedom; arrogance, of the paternalist. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Persuade quotes by Graham Greene
#146. I thought to myself: 'Is the pain a little less than when I went away?' and tried to persuade myself that it was so. #Quote by Graham Greene
Persuade quotes by Ken Livingstone
#147. I came into politics because I wished to change things. You can't do that by lying to people; you have to educate, and persuade, and carry them with you - and it's often a long haul. #Quote by Ken Livingstone
Persuade quotes by Andre Aciman
#148. There were people in the world who, for all their gruff arrogance, can, with scarcely a few notes, easily persuade you they are inherently kind, candid, and vulnerable - with unsettling reminders, though, that their ability to flip from one to the other is what ultimately makes them deadly. #Quote by Andre Aciman
Persuade quotes by Leroy Hood
#149. I think the real problem is it's easy to persuade young kids of particular kinds of ideas, because they are flexible. #Quote by Leroy Hood
Persuade quotes by John F. Walvoord
#150. Prayer is not a means for us to persuade a reluctant God to do something which is against His better judgment. Prayer, rather is coming to God for the fulfillment of His will, coming to a God who delights to answer prayer. #Quote by John F. Walvoord
Persuade quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#151. Suppose a problem in psychology was set: What can be done to persuade the men of our time - Christians, humanitarians or, simply, kindhearted people - into committing the most abominable crimes with no feeling of guilt? There could be only one way: to do precisely what is being done now, namely, to make them governors, inspectors, officers, policemen, and so forth; which means, first, that they must be convinced of the existence of a kind of organization called 'government service,' allowing men to be treated like inanimate objects and banning thereby all human brotherly relations with them; and secondly, that the people entering this 'government service' must be so unified that the responsibility for their dealings with men would never fall on any one of them individually. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Persuade quotes by Marcel Proust
#152. Whenever she saw in others an advantage, however trivial, which she herself lacked, she would persuade herself that it was no advantage at all, but a drawback, and would pity so as not to have to envy them. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Persuade quotes by George Campbell
#153. But whatever be the ultimate intention of the orator, to inform, to convince, to please, to move, or to persuade, still he must speak so as to be understood, or he speaks to no purpose. #Quote by George Campbell
Persuade quotes by Yu Hua
#154. At first, writing actually felt the more arduous of the two activities. But in order to reach cultural-center nirvana, I forced myself to continue. I was young then and it was no easy matter to persuade my bottom to maintain such constant intimacy with my chair #Quote by Yu Hua
Persuade quotes by Murray N. Rothbard
#155. Suppose for a moment, that we define a virtuous act as bowing in the direction of Mecca every day at sunset. We attempt to persuade everyone to perform this act. But suppose that instead of relying on voluntary conviction we employ a vast number of police to break into everyone's home and see to it that every day they are pushed down to the floor in the direction of Mecca. No doubt by taking such measures we will increase the number of people bowing toward Mecca. But by forcing them to do so, we are taking them out of the realm of action and into mere motion, and we are depriving all these coerced persons of the very possibility of acting morally. By attempting to compel virtue, we eliminate its possibility. To be moral, an act must be free. #Quote by Murray N. Rothbard
Persuade quotes by Herman Melville
#156. All things that God would have us do are hard for us to do
remember that
and hence, he oftener commands us than endeavours to persuade. #Quote by Herman Melville
Persuade quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#157. The only weapon of power, its only strategy against this defection, is to reinject the real and the referential everywhere, to persuade us of the reality of the social, of the gravity of the economy and the finalities of production. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Persuade quotes by Roger Angell
#158. Once I could persuade these guys that all I wanted to hear from them was what they did - Tell me what you do - once you can persuade someone that this is all you're after, you can't shut them up because we're all fascinated by what we do. #Quote by Roger Angell
Persuade quotes by C.S. Lewis
#159. If we cannot persuade our friends by reasons we must be content "and not bring a mercenary army to our aid" (He meant passions.) #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Persuade quotes by Philippa Gregory
#160. Because they will want me in Edinburgh to make sure that the Scottish king holds to the new alliance with England. They'll want me to hold him in friendship with Henry. They'll think that if I am queen in Scotland then James will never invade my son-in-law's kingdom." "And?" I whisper. "They're wrong," she says vengefully. "They're so very wrong. The day that I am Queen of Scotland with an army to command and a husband to advise, I won't serve Henry Tudor. I won't persuade my husband to keep a peace treaty with Henry. If I were strong enough and could command the allies I would need, I would march against Henry Tudor myself, come south with an army of terror. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
Persuade quotes by W. Phillip Keller
#161. It is becoming fashionable to scorn the idea of sin in society. The impact of humanistic thinking is to belittle the concept that man is corrupt. Psychologists and psychiatrists would persuade us that people really are not responsible for their wrongs. Rather, the view of sociologists is that the environment is all wrong.
Their cry is, 'Change society and you will get better men and women'. It simply does not happen.
Christ's call is, 'Change men and women and you will get a better society'. This does work. It always has. #Quote by W. Phillip Keller
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#162. A key goal for an author of history is to persuade his or her readers to forget what they know and to relive the world as it unfolded for characters of the time - with outcomes uncertain. #Quote by Del Quentin Wilber
Persuade quotes by Maximus The Confessor
#163. A man who has been assiduous in acquiring the fruits of love will not cease loving even if he suffers a thousand calamities. Let Stephen, the disciple of Christ, and others like him persuade you of the truth of this (cf. Acts 7:60). Our Lord Himself prayed for His murderers and asked the Father to forgive them because they did not know what they were doing (cf. Luke 23:34). #Quote by Maximus The Confessor
Persuade quotes by Alice Munro
#164. She thought back to what he had said. /I could make you very happy./ It was something men said then, when they were trying to persuade you, and that was what they meant. It seemed rash and sweeping to her, dazzling but *presumptuous*. She had to try to see herself, then, as somebody who could be /made happy/. The whole worrying, striving, complicated bundle of her
was that something that could just be picked up and /made happy/? #Quote by Alice Munro
Persuade quotes by Anthony Storr
#165. I once had a conversation with the director of a monastery. "Everyone who comes to us," he said, "does so for the wrong reasons." The same is generally true of people who become psychotherapists. It is sometimes possible to persuade people to be come psychotherapists who have not chosen the profession for their own personal reasons; but, for the most part, we have to put up with what we get; namely, ourselves. #Quote by Anthony Storr
Persuade quotes by Richard Wurmbrand
#166. If a Christian really believed that his neighbor will be tortured in all eternity in Hell, he should try day and night to persuade him to repent and believe. How sad that this doesn't happen. #Quote by Richard Wurmbrand
Persuade quotes by Hubert Van Zeller
#167. It is in the highest interests of the devil to persuade the world that religious people are disagreeable. #Quote by Hubert Van Zeller
Persuade quotes by Andrew Dominik
#168. Obviously, a power player in a criminal organization doesn't have to persuade anyone. He can just do what he wants. #Quote by Andrew Dominik
Persuade quotes by Rosanna Leo
#169. Hopefully, he'll be able to persuade Hades not to kill you. That wouldn't be conducive to the start of a good relationship. #Quote by Rosanna Leo
Persuade quotes by Mary Balogh
#170. And I need you, my love," he said. "I need you so much that I panic when I think that perhaps I will not be able to persuade you to come back with me to Enfield. I need you so much that I cannot quite contemplate the rest of my life if it must be lived without you. I need you so much that - Well, the words speak for themselves. I need you."
"To look after Augusta?" she said. She dared not hear what he was surely saying. She dared not hope. "To look after Enfield? To provide you with an heir?"
"Yes," he said, and her heart sank like a stone to be squashed somewhere between her slippers and the parlor carpet."And to be my friend and my confidant and my comfort. And to be my lover. #Quote by Mary Balogh
Persuade quotes by Donald Sutherland
#171. No, I'm not rich. I had a tax problem in this country, curiously enough, and my accountant said the British government was patently wrong in taxing me, and they were, but we couldn't persuade them and it cost me everything I had. #Quote by Donald Sutherland
Persuade quotes by James L. Rubart
#172. I'll persuade you to tell me all about what kind of waters you've muddled your feet in, and I'll tell you about the trouble I've led skirmishes into for the past decade. #Quote by James L. Rubart
Persuade quotes by Samuel Johnson
#173. It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Persuade quotes by Dale Carnegie
#174. Tomorrow you may want to persuade somebody to do something. Before you speak, pause and as yourself, How can I make this person want to do it? #Quote by Dale Carnegie
Persuade quotes by Kenneth Tynan
#175. The man who reacts to the universe with a cry of impotent anguish is acceptable as an artist only if he can persuade us that he has sanely considered the other possible reactions and found them inadequate. #Quote by Kenneth Tynan
Persuade quotes by Andrea Tantaros
#176. Conservatives need to figure out a way to motivate by reason and persuade through emotion. Meaning that when they talk about our issues, it can't come from a selfish place - "Give me a tax cut. Where's my tax cut." We have to get back to that "shining city on the hill." #Quote by Andrea Tantaros
Persuade quotes by Drake
#177. Baby you should bring your best friend, then you should persuade her to let me get some sex in. Don't get offended, baby, that's just a suggestion #Quote by Drake
Persuade quotes by Homer
#178. But they could neither of them persuade me, for there is nothing dearer to a man than his own country and his parents, and however splendid a home he may have in a foreign country, if it be far from father or mother, he does not care about it. #Quote by Homer
Persuade quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#179. We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Persuade quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#180. [I retained] only the Habit of expressing my self in Terms of modest Diffidence, never using when I advance any thing that may possibly be disputed, the Words 'Certainly, 'undoubtedly', or any others that I give the Air of Positiveness to an Opinion; but rather say 'I conceive', or 'I apprehend a Thing to be so or so', 'It appears to me', or 'I should think it so or so for such & such Reasons', or 'I imagine' it to be so or so, or 'it is so' if I am not mistaken. - This Habit I believe has been of great Advantage to me, when I have had occasion to inculcate my Opinions and persuade Men into Measures that I have been from time to time engag'd in promoting. - And as the chief Ends of Conversation are to inform, or to be informed, to please or to persuade, I wish well meaning sensible Men would not lessen their Power of doing Good by a Positive assuming Manner that seldom fails to disgust, tends to create Opposition, and to defeat every one of those purposes for which Speech was given to us, to wit, giving or receiving Information or Pleasure: For if you would inform, a positive dogmatical Manner in advancing your Sentiments, may provoke Contradiction & prevent a candid Attention. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Persuade quotes by Aristotle.
#181. For he who lives as passion directs will not hear argument that dissuades him, nor understand it if he does; and how can we persuade one in such a state to change his ways? #Quote by Aristotle.
Persuade quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#182. So it would be, were it not for the law of inertia, as immutable a force in men and nations as in inanimate bodies. In men it takes the form of the psychological principle, so truly expressed in the words of the Gospel, " They have loved darkness better than light, because their deeds were evil." This principle shows itself in men not trying to recognise the truth, but to persuade themselves that the life they are leading, which is what they like and are used to, is a life perfectly consistent with truth. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Persuade quotes by Donald Rumsfeld
#183. In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership. #Quote by Donald Rumsfeld
Persuade quotes by Harriet Jacobs
#184. Many of the slaves believe such stories, and think it is not worth while to exchange slavery for such a hard kind of freedom. It is difficult to persuade such that freedom could make them useful men, and enable them to protect their wives and children. If those heathen in our Christian land had as much teaching as some Hindoos, they would think otherwise. They would know that liberty is more valuable than life. They would begin to understand their own capabilities, and exert themselves to become men and women. #Quote by Harriet Jacobs
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#185. I am not afraid of people who say all the wrong things that make others gasp in disbelief. I am afraid of the people who say all the right things that make others bow in admiration. It is incredibly easy to say all the right things. We all know exactly what the majority of people want to believe and want to hear. All we have to do is give them what they want, they will bow before us. Anybody can do that. I am more afraid of people who would like to persuade me into admiration, than of people who are simply being people; sinning openly and talking like drunken thieves. That's who they are on the outside, it's also who they are on the inside. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
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#186. industry that spends $36 billion a year on marketing messages precisely to persuade us to eat more, and eat at different times, eat in the car, eat in front of television, and eat highly processed foods, #Quote by Roni DeLuz
Persuade quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#187. It is this Good which we are commanded to love with our whole heart, with our whole mind, and with all our strength. It is toward this Good that we should be led by those who love us, and toward this Good we should lead those whom we love. In this way, we fulfill the commandments on which depend the whole Law and the Prophets: 'Thou shalt love the Lord Thy God with thy whole heart, and thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind'; and 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' For, in order that a man might learn how to love himself, a standard was set to regulate all his actions on which his happiness depends. For, to love one's own self is nothing but to wish to be happy, and the standard is union with God. When, therefore, a person who knows how to love himself is bidden to love his neighbor as himself, is he not, in effect, commanded to persuade others, as far as he can, to love God? #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Persuade quotes by Charlaine Harris
#188. Make love," he suggested. "Make love with me."
"I'm not in the right mood for love."
"Let me try to persuade you. #Quote by Charlaine Harris
Persuade quotes by Edna St. Vincent Millay
#189. Time, That Is Pleased to Lengthen out the Day

Time, that is pleased to lengthen out the day
For grieving lovers parted or denied,
And pleased to hurry the sweet hours away
From such as lie enchanted side by side,
Is not my kinsman; nay, my feudal foe
Is he that in my childhood was the thief
Of all my mother's beauty, and in woe
My father bowed, and brought our house to grief.
Thus, though he think to touch with hateful frost
Your treasured curls, and your clear forehead line,
And so persuade me from you, he has lost;
Never shall he inherit what was mine.
When Time and all his tricks have done their worst,
Still will I hold you dear, and him accurst. #Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Persuade quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#190. Learning from experience means, in practice, learning from suffering; the only schoolmaster. Everyone knows that this is so, even though they try to persuade themselves and their fellows otherwise. Only so is it possible to understand how it came about that, through all the Christian centuries, people have been prepared to accept the Cross, ostensibly a symbol of suffering, as the true image and guarantee of their creator's love and concern for them. To climb the highest, stoniest mountain to set it on its peak, to carry it to the remotest, darkest, most forbidding corners of the earth; to build great cathedrals to glorify it; to find in it the inspiration for the most sublime achievements and noblest lives over the last two thousand years. #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Persuade quotes by Mark Lilla
#191. Equal protection under the law is not a hard principle to convince Americans of. The difficulty comes in persuading them that it has been violated in particular cases, and of the need to redress the wrong. Prejudice and indifference run deep. Education, social reform, and political action can persuade some. But most people will not feel the sufferings of others unless they feel, even in an abstract way, that 'it could have been me or someone close to me'. Consider the astonishingly rapid transformation of American attitudes toward homosexuality and even gay marriage over the past decades. Gay activism brought these issues to public attention but attitudes were changed during tearful conversations over dinner tables across American when children came out to their parents (and, sometimes, parents came out to their children). Once parents began to accept their children, extended families did too, and today same-sex marriages are celebrated across the country with all the pomp and joy and absurd overspending of traditional American marriages. Race is a wholly different matter. Given the segregation in American society white families have little chance of seeing and therefore understanding the lives of black Americans. I am not black male motorist and never will be. All the more reason, then, that I need some way to identify with one if I am going to be affected by his experience. And citizenship is the only thing I know we share. The more differences between us are emphasized, th #Quote by Mark Lilla
Persuade quotes by Thomas S. Kuhn
#192. Because scientists are reasonable men, one or another argument will ultimately persuade many of them. But there is no single argument that can or should persuade them all. Rather than a single group conversion, what occurs is an increasing shift in the distribution of professional allegiances. #Quote by Thomas S. Kuhn
Persuade quotes by A. Zukowski
#193. You don't need a reason to be upset. I think you've had a breakdown, Liam." Breakdown, relapse, binge, craving. A big fucking mess. Fucking walking disaster. But Ali lets me cry myself dry while ruining his shirt. When I finally stop, he asks, "Will you go to a detox? Sasha can ask his counsellor for an emergency placement. Perhaps we can persuade them you're a danger to yourself?" Hearing those words, I chuckle through my tears. "I know I'm a danger to myself." Ali smiles. "Yeah. And to me." "What do you mean?" I have to clean some of my snot with the bottom of my T-shirt. It doesn't matter anyway since the clothes I'm wearing are dirty and probably need to be fumigated. His grin broadens. "Well, I'm dangerously close to caring too much about you." I shake my head. Ali's a big softie but I can't think about romance right now #Quote by A. Zukowski
Persuade quotes by Kelley Armstrong
#194. Yes you're getting your tattoo." I threw my arms around Dad's neck. "Thank you!" "Hey," Mom said. "I'm the one who had to persuade him it wasn't turning his little girl into a streetwalker." "I never said that," Dad said. "No?" I said. "Cool. Cause I've decided to skip the paw print. I'm thinking of a tramp stamp with flames that says 'Hot in Here.' No wait. Arrows. For directionally challenged guys #Quote by Kelley Armstrong
Persuade quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#195. For the first time, the best may err, art may persuade, and novelty spread out its charms. The first fault is the child of simplicity; but every other the offspring of guilt. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Persuade quotes by Jane Austen
#196. It does not often happen that the interference of friends will persuade a young man of independent fortune to think no more of a girl. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuade quotes by John Hutton
#197. We must seek to persuade member states and institutions that better regulation in Europe does not mean cutting health and safety in the workplace, nor does it mean dismantling social standards. #Quote by John Hutton
Persuade quotes by Marge Piercy
#198. Suspense is one of the ways you persuade a reader to become engaged and stay engaged with your work. #Quote by Marge Piercy
Persuade quotes by Yukio Mishima
#199. A man may be hard to persuade by rational argument while he is easily swayed by a display of passion, even if it is feigned. #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Persuade quotes by Peter Mullan
#200. If you go into a bank or a shop and you want them to believe that you're going to shoot them, that's an acting exercise. If you want to turn to someone else who's as tooled up as you are and persuade them to put their knife down because you'll use your knife, that's an acting exercise. Nine out of 10 delinquents are frustrated actors. #Quote by Peter Mullan

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