Quotes: persuade

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
  • Richard Hooker
    Richard Hooker
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    He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they are not so well governed as they ought to be shall never want attentive and favorable hearers.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    American businessman, Advertising Expert 1911-
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    I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language.
  • Alan Cranston
    Alan Cranston
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    I don't think there's any one definition, but to do effective political work you have to have vision and practicality, and learn how to persuade people that what you feel needs to be done does need to be done.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
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    I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    It is a talent of the weak to persuade themselves that they suffer for something when they suffer from something; that they are showing the way when they are running away; that they see the light when they feel the heat; that they are chosen when they are shunned.
  • Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela
    South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
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    It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    American teacher, poet, writer 1916-1986
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    Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    American teacher, poet, writer 1916-1986
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    Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves they have a better idea.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
  • Marilyn Ferguson
    Marilyn Ferguson
    American author, editor and public speaker 1938-2008
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    No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
  • Dean Rusk
    Dean Rusk
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    One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them.
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