persuasion

Persuasion quotes
Persuasion
The real persuaders are our appetites, our fears and above all our vanity. The skillful propagandist stirs and coaches these internal persuaders.

- Hoffer, Eric
Like President Reagan, President Bush has not shied from calling evil by its name or declaring his intention to defeat its latest incarnation, terrorism, just as free men and women of all political persuasions, here and abroad, defeated fascism and communism before.

- Donald Rumsfeld
[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon¨laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution¨these can lift at a colossal humbug¨push it a little¨weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

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

- Junius
A companion's words of persuasion are effective.

- Homer
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?

- Horace
To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.

- Aquinas, St. Thomas
Those that will not hear must be made to feel.

- Proverb, German
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.

- Alcott, Amos Bronson
If you can't get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it's confidential.

- Proverb
Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life -- there, if one must speak out, the real man.

- Aurelius, Marcus
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.

- Zig Ziglar
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

- Aesop
Persuasion is better than force.

- Proverb
Secrecy has many advantages, for when you tell someone the purpose of any object right away, they often think there is nothing to it.

- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

- Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)
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.

- Horace Bushnell
The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.

- Proverb, Chinese
The young mind is pliable and imitates, but in more advanced states grows rigid and must be warmed and softened before it will receive a deep impression.

- Renolds, Joshua
It is nobler to convert souls, than to conquer kingdoms.

- Debonnaire, Louis



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