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Persuasion Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Persuasion

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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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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

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

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

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To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous


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