Quotes by convince

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  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    ''A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal.'' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best.
  • Thomas Love Peacock
    Thomas Love Peacock
    English novelist, poet, and official 1785-1866
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    I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    Since anti-racist individuals did not control mass media, the media became the primary tool that would be used and is still used to convince black viewers, and everyone else, of black inferiority.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
  • Catharine Esther Beecher
    Catharine Esther Beecher
    American educator 1800-1878
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    As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.
  • John H. Patterson
    John H. Patterson
    American businessman, industrialist and salesperson 1844-1922
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    Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject.
  • Gordon Sumner
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    Convince an enemy, convince him that he's wrong. To win a bloodless battle, the victory is long. A simple act of faith, reason over might. To blow up his children would only prove him right.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    He knows very little of mankind who expects, by any facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party man.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
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    He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali
    American Boxer 1942-
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    I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
  • Anne Hutchinson
    Anne Hutchinson
    American religious reformer and activist
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    If you look upon the rule in Titus it is a rule to me. If you convince me that it is no rule I shall yield.
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