Quotes: persuade

Quotes 1 till 15 of 38.

1 2 3 Next 
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
    - +
    +1
    It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
  • Bryce Courtenay
    Bryce Courtenay
    - +
     0
    Advertising seemed almost natural to me because it was a business where you had to inform, persuade and educate. And so from being a junior copywriter to being the creative director of one of the largest advertising agencies in the country took me 4.5 years, which is, well, a fairly spectacular rise.
  • Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey
    - +
     0
    Baseball people are generally allergic to new ideas; it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms, and it is the hardest thing in the world to get Major League Baseball to change anything—even spikes on a new pair of shoes—but they will eventually...they are bound to.
    Source: In 1954
  • Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey
    - +
     0
    Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
    - +
     0
    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.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
    Philip Roth
    - +
     0
    Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
  • Richard Hooker
    Richard Hooker
    - +
     0
    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
    Joseph Conrad
    - +
     0
    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-
    David Ogilvy
    - +
     0
    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
    - +
     0
    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
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    - +
     0
    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.
  • Antonin Scalia
    Antonin Scalia
    - +
     0
    If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
    - +
     0
    If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
    Eric Hoffer
    - +
     0
    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.
  • It is said that great leaders are born, not made. The saying is true to this degree, that no man can persuade people to do what he wants them to do, unless he genuinely likes people, and believes that what he wants them to do is to their own advantage.
    Source: The Man Nobody Knows (1924) Ch. 4 : His Method
1 2 3 Next