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Persuasion Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Persuasion.

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

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

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

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

 

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
- Friedrich Schiller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We can do things that we never could before.
Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds,
and computers make that world even more believable.
- Nick Park

The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking,
perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest
form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.
- Chuck Jones

What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels,
the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary,
and sought to make Him utterly believable,
a vital breathing character.
- Anne Rice

It's a good question, because to be believable is the
only way that you could be successful.
- Tanya Tucker

The role of an actor is to make every character believable.
- Orlando Bloom

Creating a believable world on the ship was very important,
and technically they got better and better and better at showing the ship too.
- Patrick Stewart

The headline is the most important element of an ad.
It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit.
And it must be phrased in a way to give it memory value.
- Morris Hite

I have to make this love affair believable enough.
It's very European.
- Chita Rivera

I want a kiss to be so believable it give the reader shivers.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

You need to be real enough to be believable,
but you don't necessarily have to be real enough to be real.
There is a distinction.
- Bradley Whitford

When I want to show the kind of meanness people are capable of,
to make it believable I find I have to tone it down.
It's in real life that people are over the top.
- Todd Solondz

I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see,
but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric
of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
- Terry Brooks

My secrets must be poetic to be believable.
- Mick Jagger

Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable,
while successful fiction must be believable.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Comedy is exaggerated realism.
It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous,
but it must always be believable.
- Paul Lynde

Most of us came out of Popeye, so turning Popeye into
something believable was tricky enough.
- Gil Kane

The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising,
in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more
believable than the product itself.
- Leo Burnett

The script is very good because the things that happen
in it are very believable to me.
It doesn't presuppose that the world has changed very much.
You don't have to think that you're in a different world.
- Roger Spottiswoode

I hope that what it comes down to at the end of the
day is that people believe that I believe what I'm singing.
It comes down to being believable.
You don't have to be likeable; generally,
though, I think I am.
- John Mayer

I don't understand that, because I think that what
people like most about the show is that they recognize
themselves in the characters and their problems,
so the more believable the family is,
the more we can draw the audience in.
- Patricia Richardson

I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity,
and accuracy is very important to me.
I always spend time researching my novels,
exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
- Sidney Sheldon

Since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we
could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable.
A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode
is use your mental energy.
- Lucy Liu

Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable
predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out.
It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

And the most important thing - apart from telling a good,
believable story, and being a true character -
is to be someone the audience will care about,
even if you're playing a murderer or rapist.
- Anna Friel

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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