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Persuasion quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#1. Jesus himself, even in his obscurity, dreaded the gathering of crowds, and where possible avoided them. Everything in Christianity that matters is from individual to individual; collectivities belong to the Devil, and so easily respond to his persuasion. The Devil is a demagogue and sloganeer; Jesus was, and is, concerned with individual souls, with the Living Word. What he gives us is truth carried on the wings of love, not slogans carried on the thrust of power. #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#2. Anne could do no more; but her heart prophesied some mischance to damp the perfection of her felicity. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Ronald Reagan
#3. The key for any speaker is to establish his own point of view for the audience, so they can see the game through his eyes. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Persuasion quotes by J.C. Cooper
#4. Next to the dragon, and connected with it, water is the most frequently used symbol in Taosim. It is the strength in apparent weakness, the fluidity of life, an also symbolic of the state of coolness of judgment, acceptance and passionlessness, as opposed to the heat of argument, the friction of opposition, and the emotion of desire. Water fertilizes, refreshes and purifies and it is symbolic of gentle persuasion in government of the state and the individual. It occupies the lowest position, yet is the most powerful of forces. The highest goodness in like water. #Quote by J.C. Cooper
Persuasion quotes by Arthur Koestler
#5. Persuasion may play a part in a man's conversion; but only the part of bringing to its full and conscious climax a process which has been maturing in regions where no persuasion can penetrate. A faith is not acquired; it grows like a tree. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Persuasion quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#6. Secrecy has many advantages, for when you tell someone the purpose of any object right away, they often think there is nothing to it. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Persuasion quotes by Skip Vaccarello
#7. But some of it (evangelistic persuasion) is going to come through service. The deficit that many Christians face is that people look at followers of Christ more for what they're against than what they're for. #Quote by Skip Vaccarello
Persuasion quotes by Nora Sakavic
#8. He flashed Neil a triumphant grin, oblivious to the way the store clerks were staring at them. "I am a master at persuasion." "Or self-delusion," Neil said. Nicky's eyebrows shot up. "Oh my god, did you try to make a joke? Did it hurt a little? No, really," he said when Neil turned as if to leave him. "What put you in such a good mood?" Turning put Andrew in Neil's line of sight again. #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Persuasion quotes by Edward Levi
#9. 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. #Quote by Edward Levi
Persuasion quotes by John Charles Pollock
#10. His ally was the age-old, unending human search for truth and security. In the first century as the twenty first, some were devout, some superstitious, others were frankly materialistic, even though in that age they paid lip service to the gods. Others, contemptuous of religion, believed only in mankind. But at heart, when disguises were torn away and defenses broken, lay the same anxieties and hopes. #Quote by John Charles Pollock
Persuasion quotes by Glenn Beck
#11. It is really one of the things in it that I heard yesterday in his testimony that I thought was disturbing was this what did he call it? a massive persuasion campaign. That sounded a little bit like Goebbels or Gore-bels. #Quote by Glenn Beck
Persuasion quotes by Mary Jane Hathaway
#12. Her face crumpled and he felt her pain as if it was his own. He wanted to take it back, but just like that memory, it was always going to be there.
She worked to get control over her features, then said, "I'm sorry I didn't defend you. I'm sorry I didn't tell them you were my guest."
Jem hadn't thought he cared anymore, not really, but her words were tugging loose the hard, painful knot in his chest. "It's okay."
She shook her head. "It's not. It wasn't."
He reached out and cupped her cheek in his hand. He didn't know what else to say and all he wanted was to touch her skin, let her know that he wasn't that boy anymore and that she wasn't that girl. #Quote by Mary Jane Hathaway
Persuasion quotes by David Wooster
#13. I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that my country will gain her independence. #Quote by David Wooster
Persuasion quotes by Wilkie Collins
#14. It will always remain my private persuasion that Nature was absorbed in making cabbages when Mrs. Vesey was born, and that the good lady suffered the consequences of a vegetable preoccupation in the mind of the Mother of us all. #Quote by Wilkie Collins
Persuasion quotes by Chaim Perelman
#15. One can indeed try to obtain a particular result either by the use of violence or by speech aimed at securing the adherence of minds. It is in terms of this alternative that the opposition between spiritual freedom and constraint is most clearly seen. The use of argumentation implies that one has renounced resorting to force alone, that value is attached to gaining the adherence of one's interlocutor by means of reasoned persuasion, and that one is not regarding him as an object, but appealing to his free judgment. Recourse to argumentation assumes the establishment of a community of minds, which, while it lasts, excludes the use of violence. #Quote by Chaim Perelman
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#16. and the more I saw, the more I found to admire. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Joe Abercrombie
#17. Get what you can with words, because words are free, but the words of an armed man ring that much sweeter. #Quote by Joe Abercrombie
Persuasion quotes by Edward Said
#18. It [9/11 event] transcended the political and moved into the metaphysical. There was a kind of cosmic, demonic quality of mind at work here, which refused to have any interest in dialogue and political organization and persuasion. #Quote by Edward Said
Persuasion quotes by Jeffrey Gitomer
#19. Selling is a natural skill. It's developed as a child. You may know it as persuasion. #Quote by Jeffrey Gitomer
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#20. You should have distinguished,' replied Anne. 'You should not have suspected me now; the case so different, and my age so different. If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk. When I yielded, I thought it was to duty; but no duty could be called in aid here. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Peter Thiel
#21. Like acting, sales works best when hidden. #Quote by Peter Thiel
Persuasion quotes by Cathy Park Hong
#22. Patiently educating a clueless white person about race is draining. It takes all your powers of persuasion. Because it's more than a chat about race. It's ontological. It's like explaining to a person why you exist, or why you feel pain, or why your reality is distinct from their reality. Except it's even trickier than that. Because the person has all of Western history, politics, literature, and mass culture on their side, proving that you don't exist. #Quote by Cathy Park Hong
Persuasion quotes by Dan Jones
#23. He was more than comfortable with the language of imperious persuasion. #Quote by Dan Jones
Persuasion quotes by Elsa Bakalar
#24. With plants, persuasion is better than force. #Quote by Elsa Bakalar
Persuasion quotes by Clement Of Alexandria
#25. He, in truth, bears witness to himself that he is faithful and loyal towards God; and to the tempter, that he in vain envied him who is faithful through love; and to the Lord, of the inspired persuasion in reference to His doctrine, from which he will not depart through fear of death; further, he confirms also the truth of preaching by his deed, showing that God to whom he hastes is powerful. You will wonder at his love, which he conspicuously shows with thankfulness, in being united to what is allied to him, and besides by his precious blood, shaming the unbelievers. He then avoids denying Christ through fear by reason of the command; nor does he sell his faith in the hope of the gifts prepared, but in love to the Lord he will most gladly depart from this life; perhaps giving thanks both to him who afforded the cause of his departure hence, and to him who laid the plot against him, for receiving an honourable reason which he himself furnished not, for showing what he is, to him by his patience, and to the Lord in love, by which even before his birth he was manifested to the Lord, who knew the martyr's choice. With good courage, then, he goes to the Lord, his friend, for whom he voluntarily gave his body, and, as his judges hoped, his soul, hearing from our Saviour the words of poetry, "Dear brother," by reason of the similarity of his life. We call martyrdom perfection, not because the man comes to the end of his life as others, but because he has exhibited the perfect work #Quote by Clement Of Alexandria
Persuasion quotes by Amy Neftzger
#26. Words and magic are two powerful forces that can change the world. #Quote by Amy Neftzger
Persuasion quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#27. I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Persuasion quotes by H.W. Brands
#28. Fatigue could be the dealmaker's friend. #Quote by H.W. Brands
Persuasion quotes by Aman Mehndiratta
#29. According to Aman Mehndiratta, Persuasion of the idea and planning the strategy is the key activity for every business not only for the entrepreneurial business. But there goes an extra emphasis on the business started as an entrepreneurship. As here, everything including decisions, responsibilities, failures, success, appreciation, and criticism belongs to you only. Proper strategy and planning are necessary if one wants to avoid the future risks. #Quote by Aman Mehndiratta
Persuasion quotes by David L. Katz
#30. [There are] lies of two varieties. There is the truly bad, "I know that what I am saying is untrue, but it suits my agenda to say it anyway" kind. There is the less bad, "I came upon information I liked or found persuasive, and repeated it before verifying it was true" kind. The latter is not about willful dishonesty, just carelessness. But since both varieties promulgate misinformation, both kinds are harmful. #Quote by David L. Katz
Persuasion quotes by Aristotle.
#31. 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. #Quote by Aristotle.
Persuasion quotes by John Quincy Adams
#32. When (an advocate) is not thoroughly acquainted with the real strength and weakness of his cause, he knows not where to choose the most impressive argument. When the mark is shrouded in obscurity, the only substitute for accuracy in the aim is in the multitude of the shafts. #Quote by John Quincy Adams
Persuasion quotes by Haim Ginott
#33. When gentle persuasion [of children] falls on deaf ears, we resort to ridicule and rebuke. Then we return to threats and punishment. This is the modus operandi of a mutual frustration society. #Quote by Haim Ginott
Persuasion quotes by Henry More
#34. To be inspired is to be moved in an extraordinary manner by the power or Spirit of God to act, speak, or think what is holy, justand true; [Enthusiasm is] A Full, but false persuasion in a man that he is inspired. #Quote by Henry More
Persuasion quotes by Adrienne Rich
#35. 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
Persuasion quotes by Herman Melville
#36. Your statement ... tells a very fine story; but pray, was not your stock a little heavy a while ago? downward tendency? Sort of low spirits among holders on the subject of that stock?"
"Yes, there was a depression. But how came it? who devised it? The 'bears,' sir. The depression of our stock was solely owing to the growling, the hypocritical growling, of the bears."
"How hypocritical?"
""Why, the most montrous of all hypocrites are these bears: hypocrites by inversion; hypocrites in the simulation of things dark instead of bright; souls that thrive, less upon depression, than the fiction of depression; professors of the wicked art of manufacturing depressions; spurious Jeremiahs; sham Heraclituses, who, the lugubrious day done, return, like sham Lazaruses among the beggars, to make merry over the gains got by their pretended sore heads--scoundrelly bears!"
"You are warm against these bears?"
"If I am, it is less from the remembrance of their stratagems as to our stock, than from the persuasion that these same destroyers of confidence, and gloomy philosophers of the stock-market, though false in themselves, are yet true types of most destroyer of confidence and gloomy philosophers, the world over. Fellows who, whether in stocks, politics, bread-stuffs, morals, metaphysics, religion--be it what it may--trump up their black panics in the naturally-quiet brightness, solely with a view to some sort of covert advantage. That corpse of calamity which t #Quote by Herman Melville
Persuasion quotes by Justin K. McFarlane Beau
#37. Part of my wisdom consists of being a whiz at reminding the dumb, why they should be whizzes, and not just live life to whiz by others. #Quote by Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Persuasion quotes by Matthew Roland
#38. To preserve our unity as a nation and to be true lights that 'illuminate the lives of others,' we must strive to defend and uphold truth as much as possible. Tolerance is a Trojan horse sent to undermine the Truth, and if we don't take a stand against this persuasion, it might very well lead to the fall of our country. #Quote by Matthew Roland
Persuasion quotes by Alexandra Robbins
#39. How could he encapsulate in a pithy admissions-interview line all of his unique ideas and interests? #Quote by Alexandra Robbins
Persuasion quotes by Harry Allen Overstreet
#40. The secret of all true persuasion is to induce the person to persuade himself. #Quote by Harry Allen Overstreet
Persuasion quotes by Albert Meltzer
#41. Though I knew so far as Anarchism was concerned I was backing a lost cause, it didn't seem to matter as every other cause had won at some time but that of the people themselves. At least it threw so a light on any other political persuasion. #Quote by Albert Meltzer
Persuasion quotes by Madam Secretary
#42. You can LOBBY anyone. It is the great equalizer." – Chief of Staff Russell Jackson #Quote by Madam Secretary
Persuasion quotes by Mohsin Hamid
#43. most powerful military in the world is sent to do a task best accomplished by schoolteachers, police forces, persuasion, and time. #Quote by Mohsin Hamid
Persuasion quotes by Plato
#44. Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a captain who is taller and stronger than any of the crew, but he is a little deaf and has a similar infirmity in sight, and his knowledge of navigation is not much better. The sailors are quarrelling with one another about the steering --every one is of opinion that he has a right to steer, though he has never learned the art of navigation and cannot tell who taught him or when he learned, and will further assert that it cannot be taught, and they are ready to cut in pieces any one who says the contrary. They throng about the captain, begging and praying him to commit the helm to them; and if at any time they do not prevail, but others are preferred to them, they kill the others or throw them overboard, and having first chained up the noble captain's senses with drink or some narcotic drug, they mutiny and take possession of the ship and make free with the stores; thus, eating and drinking, they proceed on their voyage in such a manner as might be expected of them. Him who is their partisan and cleverly aids them in their plot for getting the ship out of the captain's hands into their own whether by force or persuasion, they compliment with the name of sailor, pilot, able seaman, and abuse the other sort of man, whom they call a good-for-nothing; but that the true pilot must pay attention to the year and seasons and sky and stars and winds, and whatever else belongs to his art, if he intends to be really qualified for the comm #Quote by Plato
Persuasion quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#45. If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#46. his feelings as to a first, strong attachment; sentences begun which he could not finish, his half averted eyes and more than half expressive glance; all, all declared that he had a heart returning to her at least; that anger, resentment, avoidance, were no more; and that they were succeeded, not merely by friendship or regard, but by the tenderness of the past. Yes, some share of the tenderness of the past. she could not contemplate the change as implying less. He must love her. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Robin Hobb
#47. A wise old man taught me that diplomacy is the velvet glove that cloaks the fist of power. Persuasion, not force, works best and lasts longest. #Quote by Robin Hobb
Persuasion quotes by Patricia Roberts-Miller
#48. We now know that slavery was indefensible, that segregation was bad, that we should not have allowed eugenicists to forcibly sterilize sixty thousand people for being 'defective,' that Japanese internment was a ghastly breach of everything that America is supposed to be, that lynching 'uppity' non-whites is unquestionably evil, that sending Jews who had managed to escape Hitler's genocide back to Germany was an appallingly unethical thing to do. All of those things happened because people were persuaded by demagoguery; but, had they seen it as demagoguery, they wouldn't have been persuaded. So, demagoguery works when (and because) we don't recognize it as such. #Quote by Patricia Roberts-Miller
Persuasion quotes by Yitzhak Shamir
#49. 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. #Quote by Yitzhak Shamir
Persuasion quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#50. We must distinguish between those who depend on others, that is between those who to achieve their purposes can force the issue and those who must use persuasion. In the second case, they always come to grief, having achieved nothing; when, however, they depend on their own resources and can force the issue, then they are seldom endangered. #Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Persuasion quotes by Christine Feehan
#51. We are already bound together in the way of my people. Will you speak vows in the way of yours?"
Her blue eyes widened with shock, eyes a man could drown in. Eyes a man could spend eternity staring into. A small, very male smile tugged at his mouth. He had succeeded in shocking her.
"Mikhail, are you asking me to marry you?"
"I am not really certain I know how it is done. Should I be on my knee?" He was grinning openly at her.
"You're proposing to me with a carload of assassins approaching?"
"Potential assassins." He gave her a small, heart-wrenching smile. "Say yes. You know you cannot possibly resist me. Say yes."
"After you made me drink that disgusting apple juice? You set your wolves on me, Mikhail. I know there's a long list of sins I should be reciting." Her eyes were sparkling with mischief.
He pulled her into his arms, against the heavy muscles of his chest, fitting her neatly into the cradle of his hips. "I can see this is going to take some heavy persuasion. #Quote by Christine Feehan
Persuasion quotes by Hannah Arendt
#52. It was characteristic of the rise of the Nazi movement in Germany and of the Communist movements in Europe after 1930 that they recruited their members from this mass of apparently indifferent people whom all other parties had given up as too apathetic or too stupid for their attention. The result was that the majority of their membership consisted of people who never before had appeared on the political scene. This permitted the introduction of entirely new methods into political propaganda, and indifference to the arguments of political opponents; these movements not only placed themselves outside and against the party system as a whole, they found a membership that had never been reached, never been "spoiled" by the party system. Therefore they did not need to refute opposing arguments and consistently preferred methods which ended in death rather than persuasion, which spelled terror rather than conviction. They presented disagreements as invariably originating in deep natural, social, or psychological sources beyond the control of the individual and therefore beyond the power of reason. This would have been a shortcoming only if they had sincerely entered into competition with other parties; it was not if they were sure of dealing with people who had reason to be equally hostile to all parties. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Persuasion quotes by William Shakespeare
#53. A miracle. Here's our own hands against our hearts. Come, I will have thee, but by this light I take thee for pity.
Beatrice: I would not deny you, but by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion, and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption.
Benedick: Peace. I will stop your mouth. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Persuasion quotes by Karl Rove
#54. And I think there's something about conservatives frankly - and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred. #Quote by Karl Rove
Persuasion quotes by Os Guinness
#55. Creative persuasion is a matter of being biblical, not of being either modern or postmodern. #Quote by Os Guinness
Persuasion quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#56. The state is a force incarnate. Worse, it is the silly parading of force. It never seeks to prevail by persuasion. Whenever it thrusts its finger into anything it does so in the most unfriendly way. Its essence is command and compulsion. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Persuasion quotes by Rick Perlstein
#57. A candidate with no experience they would package as a citizen politician, a lifetime hack as an elder statesman. #Quote by Rick Perlstein
Persuasion quotes by Herman Kahn
#58. Authority is not power; that's coercion. Authority is not knowledge; that's persuasion, or seduction. Authority is simply that the author has the right to make a statement and to be heard. #Quote by Herman Kahn
Persuasion quotes by Robert A. Caro
#59. Senators came to realize that he understood not only their bills but the reasons they had introduced them; #Quote by Robert A. Caro
Persuasion quotes by Rutherford B. Hayes
#60. Personally I do not resort to force- not even the force of law- to advance moral reforms. I prefer education, argument, persuasion, and above all the influence of example- of fashion. #Quote by Rutherford B. Hayes
Persuasion quotes by Homer
#61. A companion's words of persuasion are effective. #Quote by Homer
Persuasion quotes by Adoniram Judson
#62. After many painful trials, which none can know, but those who are taught to relinquish a system in which they had been educated, I settled down in the full persuasion, that the immersion of a professing believer in Christ is the only Christian baptism. #Quote by Adoniram Judson
Persuasion quotes by David Halberstam
#63. Even in a hostile press conference with hostile questions there was drama, and he could benefit from the drama and the hostility. He mastered the greatest art of television, appearing to be spontaneous without in fact being spontaneous. #Quote by David Halberstam
Persuasion quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#64. You no longer watch TV, it is TV that watches you (live)," or again: "You are no longer listening to Don't Panic, it is Don't Panic that is listening to you" - a switch from the panoptic mechanism of surveillance (Discipline and Punish [Surveiller et punir]) to a system of deterrence, in which the distinction between the passive and the active is abolished. There is no longer any imperative of submission to the model, or to the gaze "YOU are the model!" "YOU are the majority!" Such is the watershed of a hyperreal sociality, in which the real is confused with the model, as in the statistical operation, or with the medium. …Such is the last stage of the social relation, ours, which is no longer one of persuasion (the classical age of propaganda, of ideology, of publicity, etc.) but one of deterrence: "YOU are information, you are the social, you are the event, you are involved, you have the word, etc." An about-face through which it becomes impossible to locate one instance of the model, of power, of the gaze, of the medium itself, because you are always already on the other side. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Persuasion quotes by Shannon Hale
#65. 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
Persuasion quotes by Geraldine Brooks
#66. Even though he said no store in uncanny things, he was soldier enough to value with whatever weapon came to hand. #Quote by Geraldine Brooks
Persuasion quotes by Charles Dickens
#67. The pony having thoroughly satisfied himself as to the nature and properties of the fireplug, looked into the air after his old enemies the flies, and as there happened to be one of them tickling his ear at that moment he shook his head and whisked his tail, after which he appeared full of thought but quite comfortable and collected. The old gentleman having exhausted his powers of persuasion, alighted to lead him; whereupon the pony, perhaps because he held this to be a sufficient concession, perhaps because he happened to catch sight of the other brass plate, or perhaps because he was in a spiteful humour, darted off with the old lady and stopped at the right house, leaving the old gentleman to come panting on behind #Quote by Charles Dickens
Persuasion quotes by Philip Zaleski
#68. Everyone and everything needed to be raised to its highest level – the teacher must become a mage, the husband a knight errant, the labor a hero in a sacred drama – intensified, rarefied, baptized in the turbulent waters of restlessness, curiosity, and ardor. #Quote by Philip Zaleski
Persuasion quotes by Arthur Ashe
#69. I would like to flood South Africa with black personages of all sorts of persuasions: writers, educators, businessmen, you name it. If you are black and have any clout at all, I would like to see you go to South Africa and look for yourself and come back and try to use the tools that you have at your command to try and help the brothers down there. #Quote by Arthur Ashe
Persuasion quotes by Santiago Durango
#70. 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. #Quote by Santiago Durango
Persuasion quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#71. Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Persuasion quotes by Eric Metaxas
#72. The battle for our culture must be waged at the level of the imagination. #Quote by Eric Metaxas
Persuasion quotes by Abe Ajay
#73. By and large, the making of serious, thoughtful and occasionally valuable art has become a lonely persuasion, while the marketing of art has become a boutique operation, manipulated by fashion, self-serving art scholars and the vagaries of the auction block. #Quote by Abe Ajay
Persuasion quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#74. A strong, vague persuasion that it was better to go forward than backward, and that I could go forward - that a way, however narrow and difficult, would in time open - predominated over other feelings: its influence hushed them so far, that at last I became sufficiently tranquil to be able to say my prayers and seek my couch. I had just extinguished my candle and lain down, when a deep, low, mighty tone swung through the night. At first I knew it not; but it was uttered twelve times, and at the twelfth colossal hum and trembling knell, I said: I lie in the shadow of St. Paul's. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Persuasion quotes by R. Larry Overstreet
#75. In book two of his Rhetoric,2 Aristotle identified and explained three means of persuasion that a speaker may use: logos, pathos, and ethos. Logos is the logical argumentation and patterns of reasoning used to effect persuasion. Pathos includes the emotional involvement of both the speaker and the audience as they achieve persuasion. Ethos refers to the character of the speaker #Quote by R. Larry Overstreet
Persuasion quotes by Jill Shalvis
#76. But she was well used to stubborn patients, the majority of which were always of the male persuasion. She figured it had something to do with carrying a penis around all the time. #Quote by Jill Shalvis
Persuasion quotes by John Owen
#77. We can have no power from Christ unless we live in a persuasion that we have none of our own. #Quote by John Owen
Persuasion quotes by Christopher Moore
#78. Enchantment and seduction were fine means of persuasion, but when time is short, an awkward but quick concussion could better serve a girl's purpose. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Persuasion quotes by Virginia Postrel
#79. Persuasion has become a kind of force. The more the advertiser knows about what consumers want, and the more desires the product and packaging seek to fulfill, the more coercive the force. #Quote by Virginia Postrel
Persuasion quotes by Russell D. Moore
#80. We are to hold accountable those on the inside, and speak to those on the outside with persuasion and mission.
We tend to do the exact reverse. We rail against the culture outside, and speak in muted and ambiguous terms about what is common among us. We lambaste political and cultural heresies on the outside, but sit silently in the face of doctrinal heresies in the inside. That's because we are seeing the wrong kingdom first. #Quote by Russell D. Moore
Persuasion quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#81. I am a strict vegetarian ... The usual questions were fired at me about eggnogs and milkshakes being or not being acceptable to one of my persuasion. Shade said that with him it was the other way around: he must make a definite effort to partake of a vegetable. Beginning a salad, was to him like stepping into sea water on a chilly day, and he had always to brace himself in order to attack the fortress of an apple. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Persuasion quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#82. Heart language is logic set on fire. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Persuasion quotes by Stephanie Laurens
#83. My brand of persuasion doesn't work well at a distance. #Quote by Stephanie Laurens
Persuasion quotes by Harold Holzer
#84. We need to know not only what is done but what is purposed and said by those who shape the destines of states and realms." Horace Greeley #Quote by Harold Holzer
Persuasion quotes by Pragya Tiwari
#85. Beauty is you kept persuading but never pushed me into anything. Maybe that is why we kept connecting back and kept coming back! #Quote by Pragya Tiwari
Persuasion quotes by William O. Douglas
#86. The use of violence as an instrument of persuasion is therefore inviting and seems to the discontented to be the only effective protest. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Persuasion quotes by Michael Austin
#87. 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
Persuasion quotes by Hilary Mantel
#88. It's just that you are practiced at persuading, and sometimes it's quite difficult, sir to distinguish being persuaded by you from being knocked down in street and stamped on.
Pg.406 #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Persuasion quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott
#89. Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind and finds the readiest responses. #Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott
Persuasion quotes by Clive Barker
#90. There are lives lived for love, and lives lived for art. We, happy band, have chosen the later persuasion. #Quote by Clive Barker
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#91. A weak spirit which is always open to persuasion, first one way and then the other, can never be relied upon. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Carlo Michelstaedter
#92. I know I want and do not have what I want. A weight hangs suspended from a hook; being suspended, it suffers because it cannot fall: it cannot get off the hook, for insofar as it is weight it suspends, and as long as it suspends it depends.
[...]
Its life is this want of life. If it no longer wanted but were finished, perfect, if it possessed its own self, it would have ended its existence. At that point, as its own impediment to possessing life, the weight would not depend on what is external as much as on its own self, in that it is not given the means to be satisfied. The weight can never be persuaded.
Nor is any life ever satisfied to live in any present, for insofar as it is life it continues, and it continues into the future to the degree that it lacks life. If it were to possess itself completely here and now and be in want of nothing - if it awaited nothing in the future - it would not continue: it would cease to be life.
So many things attract us in the future, but in vain do we want to possess them in the present. #Quote by Carlo Michelstaedter
Persuasion quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#93. The person who has been accustomed to subdue men by force will be less inclined to the trouble of convincing or persuading them. #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#94. nor could she help fearing, on more serious reflection, that, like many other great moralists and preachers, she had been eloquent on a point in which her own conduct would ill bear examination. PERSUASION #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by James Altucher
#95. Most people don't have the power of persuasion. #Quote by James Altucher
Persuasion quotes by Samuel Johnson
#96. Truth, like beauty, varies its fashions, and is best recommended by different dresses to different minds; and he that recalls the attention of mankind to any part of learning which time has left behind it, may be truly said to advance the literatures of his own age. As the manners of nations vary, new topicks of persuasion become necessary, and new combinations of imagery are produced; and he that can accommodate himself to the reigning taste, may always have readers who perhaps would not have looked upon better performances. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Persuasion quotes by Mitchell Heisman
#97. The land of opportunity", "The American dream", "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness": these are the sounds of the great sucking mechanism of the American parasite. The reliance of seduction and persuasion over coercion that sold democracy to the American people eventually sold it to the rest of the world. Although there are a minority of examples of the direct parasitism of involuntary immigration, especially slaves from Africa and the "legal" incorporation of Native Americans, voluntary immigration through the lure of freedom and and equality is only a more indirect form of parasitic predation. What is voluntary can be no less predatory than coercion, just as capitalism can be no less predatory than military imperialism. From the point of view of competition among nations, the point is not whether a citizen or their ancestor originally arrived voluntarily or involuntarily, but whether a nation or ideology is successful in harnessing its human resources towards its national interest or way of life. American parasitism works because it offers the secular Judaism of liberalism rather than the secular Christianity of communism. Communism could never compete with the immigrant American hope that they themselves might one day be a filthy rich capitalist. #Quote by Mitchell Heisman
Persuasion quotes by Ben Goldacre
#98. You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into. #Quote by Ben Goldacre
Persuasion quotes by Rumi
#99. Are you fleeing from Love because of a single humiliation?
What do you know of Love except the name?
Love has a hundred forms of pride and disdain,
and is gained by a hundred means of persuasion.
Since Love is loyal, it purchases one who is loyal:
it has no interest in a disloyal companion.
The human being resembles a tree; its root is a covenant with God:
that root must be cherished with all one's might. #Quote by Rumi
Persuasion quotes by C. Terry Warner
#100. We influence others most profoundly when we do not seek to change them at all, but simply go about straightforwardly doing the right and loving thing. #Quote by C. Terry Warner
Persuasion quotes by Jay Heinrichs
#101. Persuasion isn't about the people you disagree with. It's about the fulcrum; the persuadable audience. #Quote by Jay Heinrichs
Persuasion quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#102. To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical; ... even the forcing him to support this or that teacher of his own religious persuasion, is depriving him of the comfortable liberty of giving his contributions to the particular pastor whose morals he would make his pattern ... #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#103. Such a letter was not to be soon recovered from ... Every moment rather brought fresh agitation. It was an overpowering happiness. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#104. For, whom the Muses smile upon,
And touch with soft persuasion,
His words like a storm-wind can bring
Terror and beauty on their wing;
In his every syllable
Lurketh nature veritable. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Persuasion quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#105. Take a step towards actualizing the very thing you are persuaded for and do not allow injustice to silence your voice. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Persuasion quotes by Timothy Ferriss
#106. Tactics are great, but tactics become commoditized." TF: If you understand principles, you can create tactics. If you are dependent on perishable tactics, you are always at a disadvantage. This is why Ramit studies behavioral psychology and the elements of persuasion that appear hardwired. #Quote by Timothy Ferriss
Persuasion quotes by Bauvard
#107. Nothing is more attractive than universal appeal. That is what makes androgyny the peacekeeping persuasion. #Quote by Bauvard
Persuasion quotes by Hannah Arendt
#108. True goal of totalitarian propaganda is not persuasion, but organization of the polity. ... What convinces masses are not facts, and not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the system of which they are presumably part. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Persuasion quotes by Ramsey Isler
#109. All good writing is persuasive writing; persuading the reader to buy what you're selling, to side with you, to believe the tales you tell. #Quote by Ramsey Isler
Persuasion quotes by Karen Joy Fowler
#110. What should we read next?" Bernadette asked. "Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.
So let's do that," Sylvia said.
Are you sure, dear?" Jocelyn asked,
I am. It's time. Anyway, Persuasion has the dead mother. I don't want to subject Prudie to that now. The mother in Pride and Prejudice on the other hand…"
Don't give anything away," Grigg said. "I haven't read it yet."
Grigg had never read Pride and Prejudice.
Grigg had never read Pride and Prejudice.
Grigg had read The Mysteries of Udolpho and God knows how much science fiction – there were books all over the cottage – but he'd never found the time or inclination to read Pride and Prejudice. We really didn't know what to say. #Quote by Karen Joy Fowler
Persuasion quotes by Harold Holzer
#111. Stephen Douglas's oratory was designed for the galleries, Lincoln's for his peers #Quote by Harold Holzer
Persuasion quotes by Nawal El Saadawi
#112. I discovered that all these rulers were men. What they had in common was an avaricious and distorted personality, a never-ending appetite for money, sex and unlimited power. They were men who sowed corruption on the earth, and plundered their peoples, men endowed with loud voices, a capacity for persuasion, for choosing sweet words and shooting poisoned arrows. Thus, the truth about them was revealed only after their death, and as a result I discovered that history tended to repeat itself with a foolish obstinacy. #Quote by Nawal El Saadawi
Persuasion quotes by George F. Will
#113. Our hatred of government is not caused mainly by government's goals, whatever their wisdom, but by government's techniques. Philip Howard #Quote by George F. Will
Persuasion quotes by A.J. Liebling
#114. What an epithet can be derived from that - "Frivolous philologist!" For thirty years I have been waiting for a chance to use it, but every time I get into an argument with a savant, he turns out to be of some other persuasion - a psychologist, perhaps, or a podiatrist. The neck my knife would fit has never presented itself. #Quote by A.J. Liebling
Persuasion quotes by Mary Shelley
#115. I was at first touched by the expressions of his misery; yet, when I called to mind what Frankenstein had said of his powers of eloquence and persuasion, and when I again cast my eyes on the lifeless form of my friend, indignation was rekindled within me. "Wretch!" I said, "it is well that you come here to whine over the desolation that you have made. You throw a torch into a pile of buildings; and when they are consumed you sit among the ruins and lament the fall. Hypocritical fiend! if he whom you mourn still lived, still would he be the object, again would he become the prey, of your accursed vengeance. It is not pity that you feel; you lament only because the victim of your malignity is withdrawn from your power. #Quote by Mary Shelley
Persuasion quotes by The Astronaut Wives Club
#116. I thought you might be more willing to help if you experienced my desperation in person. #Quote by The Astronaut Wives Club
Persuasion quotes by Arthur Koestler
#117. A faith is not acquired by reasoning. One does not fall in love with a woman, or enter the womb of a church, as a result of logical persuasion. Reason may defend an act of faith-but only after the act has been committed, and the man com­mitted to the act. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Persuasion quotes by John Le Carre
#118. The cold war provided the perfect excuse for Western governments to plunder and exploit the Third World in the name of freedom; to rig its elections, bribe its politicians, appoint its tyrants and, by every sophisticated means of persuasion and interference, stunt the emergence of young democracies in the name of democracy. #Quote by John Le Carre
Persuasion quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#119. Men are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed by force or fraud, or both. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Persuasion quotes by Siobhan Davis
#120. I won't pressure you, Ari, but I'm not opposed to subtle acts of persuasion. #Quote by Siobhan Davis
Persuasion quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#121. The true basis and propaedeutic for all knowledge of human nature is the persuasion that a man's actions are, essentially and as a whole, not directed by his reason and its designs; so that no one becomes this or that because he wants to, though he want to never so much, but that his conduct proceeds from his inborn and inalterable character, is narrowly and in particulars determined by motivation, and is thus necessarily the product of these two factors. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Persuasion quotes by Frank Herbert
#122. A good ruler has to learn his world's language, and that's different for every world, the language you don't hear just with your ears. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Persuasion quotes by Jonathan Haidt
#123. The author found participants in a study able to come up with more reasons to support their position but not anymore likely to change their minds based on contradictory evidence. In effect, they enlist their IQ on behalf of their instincts. #Quote by Jonathan Haidt
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#124. I wish nature had made such hearts as yours more common. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Carlo Michelstaedter
#125. Are you persuaded of what you do or not? Do you need something to happen or not in order to do what you do? Do you need the correlations to coincide always, because the end is never in what you do, even if what you do is vast and distant but is always in your continuation? Do you say you are persuaded of what you do, no matter what? Yes? Then I tell you: tomorrow you will certainly be dead. It doesn't matter? Are you thinking about fame? About your family? But your memory dies with you,with you your family is dead. Are you thinking about your ideals? You want to make a will? You want a headstone? But tomorrow those too are dead, dead. All men die with you. Your death is an unwavering comet. Do you turn to god? There is no god, god dies with you. The kingdom of heaven crumbles with you, tomorrow you are dead, dead. Tomorrow everything is finished - your body, family, friends, country, what you're doing now, what you might do in the future, the good, the bad, the true, the false, your ideas, your little part, god and his kingdom, paradise, hell, everything, everything, everything. Tomorrow everything is over - in twenty four hours is death.

Well, then the god of today is no longer yesterday's, no longer the country, the good, the bad, friends, or family. You want to eat? No, you cannot. The taste of food is no longer the same; honey is bitter, milk is sour, meat nauseating, and the odor, the odor sickens you: it reeks of the dead. You want a woman to comfort you in y #Quote by Carlo Michelstaedter
Persuasion quotes by Janet Frame
#126. For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make man agree to his own destruction. #Quote by Janet Frame
Persuasion quotes by Hugo Black
#127. No higher duty, or more solemn responsibility, rests upon this Court than that of translating into living law and maintaining this constitutional shield deliberately planned and inscribed for the benefit of every human being subject to our Constitution-of whatever race, creed or persuasion. #Quote by Hugo Black
Persuasion quotes by Timothy Zahn
#128. For a long minute he gazed at her, his eyes searching the features of that face he'd grown to love so deeply over the years, his memory bringing up images of the past as he did so. The young determination in her face as, in the middle of a blazing firefight, she'd grabbed Luke's blaster rifle away from him and shot them an escape route into the Death Star's detention-level garbage chute. The sound of her voice in the middle of deadly danger at Jabba's, helping him through the blindness and tremor and disorientation of hibernation sickness. The wiser, more mature determination visible through the pain in her eyes as, lying wounded outside the Endor bunker, she had nevertheless summoned the skill and control to coolly shoot two stormtroopers off Han's back.

And he remembered, too, the wrenching realization he'd had at that same time: that no matter how much he tried, he would never be able to totally protect her from the dangers and risks of the universe. Because no matter how much he might love her--no matter how much he might give of himself to her--she could never be content with that alone. Her vision extended beyond him, just as it extended beyond herself, to all the beings of the galaxy.

And to take that away from her, whether by force or even by persuasion, would be to diminish her soul. And to take away part of what he'd fallen in love with in the first place. #Quote by Timothy Zahn
Persuasion quotes by Michael Eric Dyson
#129. There are many Americans who regardless of the intelligence or the profound political persuasion of a figure will never vote for a black man. Not all of them are racists; some are skeptical, and some are suspicious. #Quote by Michael Eric Dyson
Persuasion quotes by William Bernbach
#130. Persuasion is not a science but an art #Quote by William Bernbach
Persuasion quotes by John Newton
#131. An acquiescence in the Lord's will, founded in a persuasion of his wisdom, holiness, sovereignty, and goodness.--This is one of the greatest privileges and brightest ornaments of our profession. So far as we attain to this, we are secure from disappointment. Our own limited views and short-sighted purposes and desires, may be, and will be, often over-ruled; but then our main and leading desire, that the will of the Lord may be done, must be accomplished. How highly does it become us, both as creatures and as sinners, to submit to the appointments of our Maker! And how necessary it is to our peace! This great attainment is too often unthought of, and overlooked: we are prone to fix our attention upon the second causes and immediate instruments of events; forgetting that whatever befalls us is according to his purpose, and therefore must be right and seasonable in itself, and shall in the issue be productive of good. From hence rise impatience, resentment, and secret repinings, which are not only sinful, but tormenting: whereas, if all things are in his hand; if the very hairs of our head are numbered; if every event great and small, is under the direction of his providence and purpose; and if he has a wise, holy, and gracious end in view, to which every thing that happens is subordinate and subservient; then we have nothing to do, but with patience and humility to follow as he leads, and cheerfully to expect a happy issue. The path of present duty is marked out; and the concer #Quote by John Newton
Persuasion quotes by Laurence Olivier
#132. The art of persuasion. The actor persuades himself, first, and through himself, the audience. #Quote by Laurence Olivier
Persuasion quotes by Tertullian
#133. Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading. #Quote by Tertullian
Persuasion quotes by Everett Dirksen
#134. The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion. #Quote by Everett Dirksen
Persuasion quotes by John Calvin
#135. The knowledge of faith consists in assurance rather than in comprehension ... We add the words "sure and firm" in order to express a more solid constancy of persuasion. #Quote by John Calvin
Persuasion quotes by Bill Kristol
#136. While a defeat for Obamacare in the Court would be nice, the defeat of President Obama at the polls on November 6 is crucial. If electoral victory is achieved, Obamacare can and will be repealed - and more judges of a constitutionalist persuasion will be appointed by the next president. #Quote by Bill Kristol
Persuasion quotes by Stanley Milgram
#137. Authority systems must be based on people arranged in a hierarchy. Thus the critical question in determining control is, Who is over whom? How much over is far less important than the visible presence of a ranked ordering. #Quote by Stanley Milgram
Persuasion quotes by Embee
#138. The Didots created happiness and power, or in this case, pain and sadness ... but only within its subject's mind.
The power it held was real, but it was not a physical power. It was the power of persuasion, the power of illusion.
Mr. Bradshaw was a genius. #Quote by Embee
Persuasion quotes by Glenn Hefley
#139. It is the bane, and pleasure when creating Romance fiction, to know immersion and fulfillment for the reader are based on clarity. Clarity of plot, clarity of message, clarity of the characters, clarity of the changes going on inside of them, clarity of the darkest moment -- but don't you dare be obvious
~ Persuasion for the Endowment of Sex Appeal (Academic Paper) #Quote by Glenn Hefley
Persuasion quotes by Barbara W. Tuchman
#140. The art of oratory was considered part of the equipment of a statesman. #Quote by Barbara W. Tuchman
Persuasion quotes by Ed Crane
#141. [T]here are, at bottom, basically two ways to order social affairs, Coercively, through the mechanisms of the state - what we can call political society. And voluntarily, through the private interaction of individuals and associations - what we can call civil society ... In a civil society, you make the decision. In a political society, someone else does ... Civil society is based on reason, eloquence, and persuasion, which is to say voluntarism. Political society, on the other hand, is based on force. #Quote by Ed Crane
Persuasion quotes by Cecilia Grant
#142. She said no, and he didn't assume she only needed the right sort of persuasion. He credited her with knowing her own mind. I vow it's a pity he hasn't any money. A lady would be lucky to be kept by such a man. #Quote by Cecilia Grant
Persuasion quotes by Charles Bukowski
#143. I had also read somewhere that if a man didn't truly believe or understand what he was espousing, somehow he could do a more convincing job #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Persuasion quotes by Phil Knight
#144. basic rule of negotiation is to know what you want, what you need to walk away with in order to be whole. #Quote by Phil Knight
Persuasion quotes by Ted Hughes
#145. There is the inner life of thought which is our world of final reality. The world of memory, emotion, feeling, imagination, intelligence and natural common sense, and which goes on all the time consciously or unconsciously like the heartbeat.
There is also the thinking process by which we break into that inner life and capture answers and evidence to support the answers out of it.
And that process of raid, or persuasion, or ambush, or dogged hunting, or surrender, is the kind of thinking we have to learn, and if we don't somehow learn it, then our minds line us like the fish in the pond of a man who can't fish. #Quote by Ted Hughes
Persuasion quotes by Lauren Myracle
#146. He slouches,' DeeDee contributes.
'True--he needs to work on his posture,' Thelma says.
'You guys,' I say.
'I'm serious,' Thelma says. 'What if you get married? Don't you want to go to fancy dinners with him and be proud?'
'You guys. We are not getting married!'
'I love his eyes,' Jolene says. 'If your kids get his blue eyes and your dark hair--wouldn't that be fabulous?'
'The thing is,' Thelma says, 'and yes, I know, this is the tricky part--but I'm thinking Bliss has to actually talk to him. Am I right? Before they have their brood of brown-haired, blue-eyed children?'
I swat her. "I'm not having Mitchell's children!'
'I'm sorry--what?' Thelma says.
Jolene is shaking her head and pressing back laughter. Her expressing says, Shhh, you crazy girl!
But I don't care. If they're going to embarrass me, then I'll embarrass them right back.
'I said'--I raise my voice--'I am not having Mitchell Truman's children!'
Jolene turns beet red, and she and DeeDee dissolve into mad giggles.
'Um, Bliss?' Thelma says. Her gaze travels upward to someone behind me. The way she sucks on her lip makes me nervous.
'Okaaay, I think maybe I won't turn around,' I announce.
A person of the male persuasion clears his throat.
'Definitely not turning around,' I say. My cheeks are burning. It's freaky and alarming how much heat is radiating from one little me.
'If you change your mind, we might be able to work something o #Quote by Lauren Myracle
Persuasion quotes by Katja Millay
#147. About last night, I told Drew to keep his hands off you."
"Why would you do that?"
"Because everyone talks shit about you because of it. But its not my business, so I'm sorry."
"And he agreed?"
"Not without persuasion."
"What kind of methods do you have that would work on drew?"
"I lied. I told him you were mine."
( ... )
"Just so you know, you didn't lie. #Quote by Katja Millay
Persuasion quotes by Edward Gibbon
#148. Suspicious princes often promote the last of mankind, from a vain persuasion that those who have no dependence except on their favor will have no attachment except to the person of their benefactor. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Persuasion quotes by Brennan Manning
#149. Words without poetry lack passion; words without passion lack persuasion; words without persuasion lack power. #Quote by Brennan Manning
Persuasion quotes by Aristophanes
#150. Even if you persuade me, you won't persuade me. #Quote by Aristophanes
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#151. Lady Catherine was extremely indignant on the marriage of her nephew; and as she gave way to all the genuine frankness of her character in her reply to the letter which announced its arrangement, she sent him language so very abusive, especially of Elizabeth, that for some time all intercourse was at an end. But at length, by Elizabeth's persuasion, he was prevailed on to overlook the offence, and seek a reconciliation; and, after a little further resistance on the part of his aunt, her resentment gave way, either to her affection for him, or her curiosity to see how his wife conducted herself; and she #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Howard W. Hunter
#152. God's chief way of acting is by persuasion and patience and long-suffering, not by coercion and stark confrontation. He acts by gentle solicitation and by sweet enticement. He always acts with unfailing respect for the freedom and independence that we possess. #Quote by Howard W. Hunter
Persuasion quotes by Alexander McQueen
#153. I want to be honest about the world that we live in, and sometimes my political persuasions come through in my work. Fashion can be really racist, looking at the clothes of other cultures as costumes ... That's mundane and it's old hat. Let's break down some barriers. #Quote by Alexander McQueen
Persuasion quotes by Horace Bushnell
#154. If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble. #Quote by Horace Bushnell
Persuasion quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#155. Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Persuasion quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#156. I am not engaged to Christianity by decent forms, or saving ordinances; it is not usage, it is not what I do not understand, that binds me to it
let these be the sandy foundations of falsehoods. What I revere and obey in it is its reality, its boundless charity, its deep interior life, the rest it gives to my mind, the echo it returns to my thoughts, the perfect accord it makes with my reason through all its representation of God and His Providence; and the persuasion and courage that come out thence to lead me upward and onward. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Persuasion quotes by Susan Donovan
#157. I wanted to be strong when I went back to Persuasion. Strong and beautiful and totally together. I dreamed of the day I'd get to rub all your faces in my sheer awesomeness. #Quote by Susan Donovan
Persuasion quotes by Os Guinness
#158. There are no foolproof methods of persuasion, and those that come closest are coercive and dangerous because they override the will rather than convince the mind. #Quote by Os Guinness
Persuasion quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#159. If patriotism is good, then Christianity, which gives peace, is an idle dream, and the sooner this teaching is eradicated, the better. But if Christianity really gives peace, and if we really want peace, then patriotism is a leftover from barbarous times, which must not only not be evoked and taught, as we now do, but which must be eradicated by all means of preaching, persuasion, contempt, and ridicule. If Christianity is the truth, and if we wish to live in peace, then we must not only have no sympathy for the power of our country, but must even rejoice in its weakening and contribute to it. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Persuasion quotes by H.G.Wells
#160. They were all intensely excited, and all overflowing with noisy expressions of their loyalty to the Law. Yet I felt an absolute assurance in my own mind that the Hyena-Swine was implicated in the rabbit-killing. A strange persuasion came upon me that, save for the grossness of the line, save for the grotesqueness of the forms, I had here before me the whole balance of human life in miniature, the whole interplay of instinct, reason, and fate in its simplest form. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Persuasion quotes by Ellen Page
#161. I loved Thirteen and I loved Pretty Persuasion, and was always just so blown away by her [Rachel Evan Wood]. It was nice, and sadly, it is so rare. #Quote by Ellen Page
Persuasion quotes by Aristotle.
#162. There are, then, these three means of effecting persuasion. The man who is to be in command of them must, it is clear, be able (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character and goodness in their various forms, and (3) to understand the emotions-that is, to name them and #Quote by Aristotle.
Persuasion quotes by Immanuel Kant
#163. The usual touchstone of whether what someone asserts is mere persuasion or at least a subjective conviction, i.e., firm belief, is betting. Often someone pronounces his propositions with such confident and inflexible defiance that he seems to have entirely laid aside all concern for error. A bet disconcerts him. Sometimes he reveals that he is persuaded enough for one ducat but not for ten. For he would happily bet one, but at ten he suddenly becomes aware of what he had not previously noticed, namely that it is quite possible that he has erred. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
Persuasion quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#164. You can only manage to convince a person to admit to being wrong, not ignorant, arrogant, or stupid. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Persuasion quotes by Samuel Adams
#165. The true object of loyalty is a good legal constitution, which, as it condemns every instance of oppression and lawless power, derives a certain remedy to the sufferer by allowing him to remonstrate his grievances, and pointing out methods of relief when the gentle arts of persuasion have lost their efficacy. #Quote by Samuel Adams
Persuasion quotes by Nicholas Boothman
#166. It's much easier to be convincing if you care about your topic. Figure out what's important to you about your message and speak from the heart. #Quote by Nicholas Boothman
Persuasion quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#167. Culturally, though not theologically, I'm a Christian. I was born a Protestant of the white Anglo-Saxon persuasion. And while I do love that great teacher of peace who was called Jesus, and while I do reserve the right to ask myself in certain trying situations what indeed He would do, I can't swallow that one fixed rule of Christianity insisting that Christ is the only path to God. Strictly speaking, then, I cannot call myself a Christian. Most of the Christians I know accept my feelings on this with grace and open-mindedness. Then again, most of the Christians I know don't speak very strictly. To those who do speak (and think) strictly, all I can do here is offer my regrets for any hurt feelings and now excuse myself from their business. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Persuasion quotes by Ernest Bramah
#168. There is a time to silence an adversary with the honey of logical persuasion, and there is a time to silence him with the argument of a heavily directed club. #Quote by Ernest Bramah
Persuasion quotes by A.J. Darkholme
#169. [Everything you write is] not simply a collection of words, but a means of influence not to be taken lightly. Let your recipient's emotions be the gondola, and your words, its gondolier. #Quote by A.J. Darkholme
Persuasion quotes by Jeffrey Toobin
#170. He did what good lawyers always do. He shifted his argument in the direction his audience was already going. #Quote by Jeffrey Toobin
Persuasion quotes by Natsuki Takaya
#171. Shigure: JUST LISTEN TO ME FOR A SECOND, KYO!
Kyo: SHUT UP! I HATE THIS! DO YOU REALLY GET THAT MUCH ENJOYMENT FROM PLAYING WITH PEOPLES' LIVES?!
Shigure: Well, yes, now that you mention it, I do
BUT THIS IS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!
Kyo: Man, your persuasion skills SUCK!
Tohru: Um, welcome home. Dinner's-
Kyo: NOT HUNGRY!
Shigure: KYO! DON'T TAKE THIS OUT ON TOHRU! And come back to the entrance hall this instant and take those shoes off!
Yuki: He's right, Shigure. You really do suck at persuasion. #Quote by Natsuki Takaya
Persuasion quotes by Jonas Jonasson
#172. Priests and politicians were equally bad, Allan thought, and it didn't make the slightest difference if they were communists, fascists, capitalists or any other political persuasion. #Quote by Jonas Jonasson
Persuasion quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#173. Nonsense does not improve by being bellowed. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Persuasion quotes by Jenny Mollen
#174. I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time. #Quote by Jenny Mollen
Persuasion quotes by William Godwin
#175. Obey; this may be right; but beware of reverence ... Government is nothing but regulated force; force is its appropriate claim upon your attention. It is the business of individuals to persuade; the tendency of concentrated strength, is only to give consistency and permanence to an influence more compendious than persuasion. #Quote by William Godwin
Persuasion quotes by John Williams
#176. but his long thin fingers moved with grace and persuasion, as if giving to the words a shape that his voice could not. #Quote by John Williams
Persuasion quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley
#177. Now, brothers and sisters, we must do our duty, whatever that duty might be. Peace may be denied for a season. Some of our liberties may be curtailed. We may be inconvenienced. We may even be called on to suffer in one way or another. But God our Eternal Father will watch over this nation and all of the civilized world who look to Him. He has declared, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Ps. 33:12). Our safety lies in repentance. Our strength comes of obedience to the commandments of God.
Let us be prayerful. Let us pray for righteousness. Let us pray for the forces of good. Let us reach out to help men and women of goodwill, whatever their religious persuasion and wherever they live. Let us stand firm against evil, both at home and abroad. Let us live worthy of the blessings of heaven, reforming our lives where necessary and looking to Him, the Father of us all. He has said, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Ps. 46:10). #Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley
Persuasion quotes by Marshall Sylver
#178. Elegant persuasion is when the other person thought it was their idea. #Quote by Marshall Sylver
Persuasion quotes by Barry Goldwater
#179. Social and cultural change, however desirable, should not be effected by the engines of national power. Let us, through persuasion and education, seek to improve institutions we deem defective. But let us, in doing so, respect the orderly processes of the law. Any other course enthrones tyrants and dooms freedom. #Quote by Barry Goldwater
Persuasion quotes by Blaise Pascal
#180. People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Persuasion quotes by Pearl Zhu
#181. Persuasion with good intention helps problem-solving; manipulation often serves the ego. #Quote by Pearl Zhu
Persuasion quotes by Shiv Khera
#182. Ninety percent of selling is conviction, and 10 per cent is persuasion. #Quote by Shiv Khera
Persuasion quotes by James Fitzjames Stephen
#183. Persuasion, indeed, is a kind of force. It consists in showing a person the consequences of his actions. It is, in a word, force applied through the mind. #Quote by James Fitzjames Stephen
Persuasion quotes by Arthur Koestler
#184. All efforts of persuasion by reasoned argument rely on the implicit assumption that homo sapiens, though occasionally blinded by emotion, is a basically rational animal, aware of the motives of his own actions and beliefs-an assumption which is untenable in the light of both historical and neurological evidence. All such appeals fall on barren ground; they could take root only if the ground were prepared by a spontaneous change in human mentality all over the world-the equivalent of a major biological mutation. Then, and only then, would mankind as a whole, from its political leaders down to the lonely crowd, become receptive to reasoned argument, and willing to resort to those unorthodox measures which would enable it to meet the challenge. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Persuasion quotes by Billy Squier
#185. Your lips are my persuasion, your love will be my cure. #Quote by Billy Squier
Persuasion quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#186. It is the tendency of deep feeling to subdue the manner rather than to render it too energetic. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Persuasion quotes by Mark Twain
#187. As a rule it will listen to neither a dull speaker nor a bright one. It refuses all persuasion. The dull speaker wearies it and sends it far away in idle dreams; the bright speaker throws out stimulating ideas which it goes chasing after and is at once unconscious of him and his talk. You cannot keep your mind from wandering, if it wants to; it is master, not you.
**About the mind #Quote by Mark Twain
Persuasion quotes by Lucia Franco
#188. We were a revolving door of temptation and persuasion. #Quote by Lucia Franco
Persuasion quotes by Plato
#189. [M]ere knowledge of the truth will not give you the art of persuasion. #Quote by Plato
Persuasion quotes by Bernadette Jiwa
#190. Innovation, sales and marketing are less about ideas and persuasion and more about understanding. We forget that. People don't want one more nudge in the direction we have decided they need to go. They need us to build our businesses around what we notice will make their lives better. WHERE #Quote by Bernadette Jiwa
Persuasion quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#191. Patriotism is a survival from barbarous times which must not only be evoked and educated but which must be eradicated by all means - by preaching, persuasion, contempt and ridicule. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Persuasion quotes by Hannah Arendt
#192. For goodness that is beyond virtue, and
hence beyond temptation, ignorant of the argumentative reasoning by which man fends off temptations and, by this very process, comes to know the ways, of wickedness, is also incapable of
learning the arts of persuading and arguing. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Persuasion quotes by R. Alan Woods
#193. I suspect Dr. Robert L. Webb may be theologically a 'hyper-Calvinist' of the Jesse Mercer persuasion."


~R. Alan Woods [2013] #Quote by R. Alan Woods
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#194. I never saw quite so wretched an example of what a sea-faring life can do: but to a degree, I know it is the same with them all; they are all knocked about, and exposed to every climate, and every weather, till they are not fit to be seen. It is a pity they are not knocked on the head at once, before they reach Admiral Baldwin's age. #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by Shiv Khera
#195. There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills. #Quote by Shiv Khera
Persuasion quotes by Elisabeth Harnois
#196. Whether it's a blessing or a curse, I have always played someone like 10 years younger. When I was 23 or 24, I was playing 15 opposite Evan Rachel Wood in a movie called 'Pretty Persuasion.' She was 16 and nobody in a million years would have thought I was that much older than her. #Quote by Elisabeth Harnois
Persuasion quotes by Jane Austen
#197. Miss Bingley was very deeply mortified by Darcy's marriage; but as she thought it advisable to retain the right of visiting at Pemberley, she dropt all her resentment; was fonder than ever of Georgiana, almost as attentive to Darcy as heretofore, and paid off every arrear of civility to Elizabeth.

Pemberley was now Georgiana's home; and the attachment of the sisters was exactly what Darcy had hoped to see. They were able to love each other, even as well as they intended. Georgiana had the highest opinion in the world of Elizabeth; though at first she often listened with an astonishment bordering on alarm at her lively, sportive manner of talking to her brother. He, who had always inspired in herself a respect which almost overcame her affection, she now saw the object of open pleasantry. Her mind received knowledge which had never before fallen in her way. By Elizabeth's instructions she began to comprehend that a woman may take liberties with her husband which a brother will not always allow in a sister more than ten years younger than himself.

Lady Catherine was extremely indignant on the marriage of her nephew; and as she gave way to all the genuine frankness of her character, in her reply to the letter which announced its arrangement, she sent him language so very abusive, especially of Elizabeth, that for some time all intercourse was at an end. But at length, by Elizabeth's persuasion, he was prevailed on to overlook the offence, and seek a recon #Quote by Jane Austen
Persuasion quotes by David McRaney
#198. THE MISCONCEPTION: You believe your opinions and decisions are based on experience and facts, while those who disagree with you are falling for the lies and propaganda of sources you don't trust. THE TRUTH: Everyone believes the people they disagree with are gullible, and everyone thinks they are far less susceptible to persuasion than they truly are. #Quote by David McRaney
Persuasion quotes by Max Barry
#199. This all seemed quaint and amusing, but as the book moved through to the modern day, nothing changed. People still fell to the influence of persuasion techniques, especially when they broadcast information about themselves that allowed identification of their personality type
their true name, basically
and the attack vectors for these techniques were primarily aural and visual. But no one thought of this as magic. It was just falling for a good line or being distracted or clever marketing. Even the words were the same. People still got fascinated and charmed, spellbound and amazed, they forgot themselves, and were carried away. They just didn't think there was anything magical about that anymore. #Quote by Max Barry
Persuasion quotes by David L. Frischknecht
#200. The Lord pleads with insistence, love, and persuasion that we repent, because He wants to heal us. #Quote by David L. Frischknecht

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