Best Quotes About Persuasion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

While a defeat for Obamacare in the Court would be nice, the defeat of President Obama at the polls on November 6 is crucial. If electoral victory is achieved, Obamacare can and will be repealed – and more judges of a constitutionalist persuasion will be appointed by the next president. -Bill Kristol

And I think there's something about conservatives frankly – and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred. -Karl Rove

2009 was a tough year, but Australia rose to the challenge of the global financial crisis. It shows what can be done when we all join together and work together, governments of all persuasions state, territory and local; businesses large and small; unions and local communities right across the nation. -Kevin Rudd

Moral persuasion over a period of time makes a difference, but we shouldn't be naive to think that just because we raise it in a meeting it will make all those problems go away. It won't and it doesn't. -John Key

Where visionaries can be good at persuasion, CEOs are good at wielding authority. Visionaries transcend organizations, resources, and current realities, while CEOs master them. -Robert Metcalfe

I only have disdain for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He raised taxes and has increased regulations. What else is new? He's a bully who wants to micro-manage people's lives by mandate, not persuasion. -Mark Skousen

No matter what your political persuasion, you can find a guide that makes it quick, easy and painless to exercise your right to vote. Wanna know what a certain proposition put forth by a cadre of undisclosed billionaires which cuts funding for public education, arts and infrastructure means? Use the voting guide! -Steven Weber

The way I look at it is, cancer research is absolutely nonpartisan. Cancer is very democratic in the sense that it attacks people regardless of their race, their gender, their national background, or their political persuasions. -David H. Koch

It's hard to reconcile my personal beliefs with an entire institution like the Church or the Republicans. Or with people within those political persuasions who have such different ideologies but confess the same things I confess spiritually. -Sufjan Stevens

Whatever your religious persuasion, if you believe that that the universe is governed by benign forces, at some point you have to explain why there is so much suffering, misfortune and misery in the world. -Julian Baggini

I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time. -Jenny Mollen

There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills. -Shiv Khera

Ninety percent of selling is conviction, and 10 per cent is persuasion. -Shiv Khera

Businessmen are not in business to lose customers, and schools do not exist to free their clients from the agencies of mass persuasion. School and media possess a productive monopoly upon the imagination of a child. -Jonathan Kozol

When you collect bad loans… you sure learn a lot about making good ones. You also learn a lot about the power of persuasion, persistence and desperation. -John Stumpf

A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion. -Alfred Nobel

I love all our Father's children of every color, creed, and political persuasion. -Ezra Taft Benson

I listen. I meet with everybody, I don't care what their political persuasion is – whether it be a labor union or small-business folks or individuals who have problems. But I meet with everybody and listen. -Tom Latham

Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish. -Billy Graham

What is illiberal is not persuasion but imposition of one's views. -Richard Dawkins

Americans born since World War II have grown up in a media-saturated environment. From childhood, we have developed a sort of advertising literacy, which combines appreciation for technique with skepticism about motives. We respond to ads with at least as much rhetorical intelligence as we apply to any other form of persuasion. -Virginia Postrel

People of similar political persuasions tend to flock together. -Ben Affleck

The Heaneys were aristocrats, in the sense that they took for granted a code of behavior that was given and unspoken. Argumentation, persuasion, speech itself, for God's sake, just seemed otiose and superfluous to them. -Seamus Heaney

People of all political persuasions – conservatives, moderates, and liberals alike – need to dedicate themselves once again to preserving the moral foundation of our society. -Tipper Gore

Most people don't have the power of persuasion. -James Altucher

Selling is a natural skill. It's developed as a child. You may know it as persuasion. -Jeffrey Gitomer

Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art. -Aristotle

If Bill O'Reilly is calling you a far-left critic, in my book, no matter what your political persuasion is, that's probably – that probably means you're doing a good job. -Michael Hastings

As a young man in South Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gandhi developed satyagraha, a mode of political activism based upon moral persuasion, while mobilizing South Africa's small Indian minority against racial discrimination. -Pankaj Mishra

A lot of people think that persuasion is all about values and aligning values. I largely disagree. I think persuasion generally, and political persuasion more particularly, has much more to do with explaining in new ways and connecting dots in new ways than just invoking emotions and values. -Nick Hanauer

Art's power of persuasion resides in the small personal details of one's own story, and if it weren't for my struggle with dyslexia, I doubt I'd ever have become a writer or known how to teach others to write. -Philip Schultz

One of the things I most admire about America is they have created a genuine melting pot society, a country of opportunity; you can be of any religion, colour, ethnicity, persuasion and make it to the top of your chosen field. And that's something I admire about America and hope they continue with. -David Cameron

I'm terrified of the supernatural things, which is why I'm very grateful that I don't see things like that. Because if I did see things of the paranormal persuasion, I don't think I'd be able to continue making scary movies. -James Wan

I believe this is a moment of truth for our country, a time when people of all parties and persuasions should stand together and denounce Trump's campaign. That includes our governor here in Maryland. -John Delaney

Obviously, there's always a battle over philosophical leanings and persuasions, but the bottom line here is that Americans need to understand that this is an ideology in jihadist terrorism that is dangerous beyond words, and we need the moderate Muslim voices to be heard here if this is to be diminished in Islam itself. -Trent Franks

Terrorist groups and their extremist state sponsors cannot be fought with kid gloves and flowery words of persuasion. As the U.S. has displayed in Afghanistan and in Iraq, only a vigilant and determined campaign of confrontation can deter and obstruct them. -Ehud Olmert

How do you deal with a criminal that will not listen to what you have to say and who continues his policy of violence? Some say you continue to talk and let him tire himself out. But nearly 40 years after the institution of apartheid, is there anyone who still believes that verbal persuasion will work? -Oliver Tambo

Wherever there was injustice, war, discrimination against women, gays and the disadvantaged, I did my best to show up and exert moral persuasion. -Coretta Scott King

One time, on Marine One, the president asked me my opinion. I had a flashback to being at the kitchen table with my dad. That dominant male figure set me up for being confident to express myself with precision and persuasion. -Dana Perino

For myself, I think that those who cultivate wisdom and believe themselves able to instruct their fellow-citizens as to their interests are least likely to become partisans of violence. They are too well aware that to violence attach enmities and dangers, whereas results as good may be obtained by persuasion safely and amicably. -Xenophon

I like the law. I like the part that's about reasoning, about persuasion, about telling stories, about trying to build structures that fall within rules. -Ken Liu

I'm not in love, but I'm open to persuasion. -Boy George

How lucky are we to have Naomi Watts and Sean Penn playing us? We've seen the final cut now a couple times, and the scenes with the marriage fraying at the edges are still very difficult to watch. However, our hope was that no matter your political persuasion, you're taken with the idea that it's important to hold power in check. -Valerie Plame

I've played every comedy club and every theatre across the country for the last 25 years and seen a lot of audience members from different ethnic persuasions. -Lisa Lampanelli

You can't show up at a church every 4 October and say, 'Vote for me,' and call that persuasion. -Tom Perez

One can only hope that America, and other countries, will not need more natural persuasion before taking to heart the lessons of Hurricane Harvey. -Joseph Stiglitz

When people silo themselves by belief, only affiliating with like-minded media organizations and people, we lose the opportunity for genuine conversation, much less persuasion. -Daniel Levitin

It is important that South Africans of all political persuasions be represented in Parliament. -Cyril Ramaphosa

My view is instead of political discussions, persuasions, which dominate democracy, in our country we have taken our democracy to the other extreme. There is no debate, sufficient debate. There is court debate. -Jacob Zuma

You don't need a title. You don't need a degree in business organization or be trained in the finer arts of persuasion. You just need to believe you can lead. So start there. Start believing. -Julie Foudy

The women who walk into Planned Parenthood clinics come from every background, every political persuasion. -Cecile Richards

The most influential people strive for genuine buy-in and commitment – they don't rely on compliance techniques that only secure short-term persuasion. -Mark Goulston

I believe, whether it is the United States or Europe, they will all end up as multicultural societies. So India's this great experiment of a billion people of such great diverse persuasion, working together, seeking their salvation in the framework of a democracy. I believe it will have some lessons for all the multicultural societies. -Manmohan Singh

It has taken a lot of persuasion for me to take part in an official documentary about 'Only Fools and Horses.' But, as time has gone on, it seems to have been imprinted in television history, and I thought it was only right that I tried to give an accurate insight into how the show was put together. -David Jason

I'm delighted to be joining City. It didn't take much persuasion from Mark Hughes; they are heading in the direction I want to go. There is great potential here. -Gareth Barry

When you go after someone who has a deep ideological belief set that is contradictory with your own, it's conversion. Conversion is hard. Conversion is miraculous. We have entire religions built around the idea of conversion. Politics is not a religion. Politics is about persuasion. -Stacey Abrams

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