Influence Proverbs

Sayings about Influence

Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred. ~ Korean Proverbs

He who can persuade someone not to gamble has earned money for him. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Law cannot persuade when it cannot punish. ~ Traditional Proverb

The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp. ~ Italian Proverbs

The mouth that eats pepper is the one that the pepper influences. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Those who sleep with dogs get up with fleas. ~ American Proverbs

Flattery is the best persuader of people. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Persuasion is better than force. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Influence

he best efforts of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

A community is like the ones who govern it. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being? ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation. ~ Iain MacLeod

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. ~ John Locke

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale. ~ Thomas Carlyle

The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of the Spirit of God. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

No star ever rose or set without influence somewhere. ~ Lord Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton

In our society a man is known by the company he owns. ~ Gerald F. Lieberman

Influence: Science and Practice. ~ Book previw

It is by women that nature writes on the hearts of men. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I thank God that if I am gifted with little of the spirit which is said to be able to raise mortals to the skies, I have yet none, as I trust, of that other spirit, which would drag angels down. ~ Daniel Webster,

No man stands alone. Through all the centuries of recorded time, men have set into motion influences that affect your life today. ~ Wilferd Arlan Peterson

At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on. ~ Albert Einstein

Give me a child and I’ll shape him into anything. ~ Burrhus Frederic Skinner

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. ~ Thomas Carlyle

The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor. ~ Orison Swett Marden

All talk of winning the people by appealing to their intelligence, of conquering them by impeccable syllogism, is so much moonshine. ~ Henry Louis Mencken

We should gain more by letting the world see what we are than by trying to seem what we are not. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

I’m just a person trapped inside a woman’s body. ~ Elayne Boosler

The most important single influence in the life of a person is another person. W e may say to our children: Here is art, science, philosophy, mathematics, music, psychology, history, religion–and we may open innumerable doors along the corridors of living so that they will have a broad and even a minute acquaintance with the segments of life; but these introductions are not as important as knowing people whose characters and actions, personalities and words have grown after similar introductions and have become worthy of emulation. ~ Paul D. Shafer

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

If woman lost us Eden, such as she alone restore it! ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. ~ Carl Jung

A cloudy day, or a little sunshine, have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most real blessings or misfortunes. ~ Joseph Addison

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and where ever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. ~ Henry George

Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed. ~ Jim Rohn

A woman is more influenced by what she divines than by what she is told. ~ Ninon de L’Enclos

Influence is exerted by every human being from the hour of birth to that of death. ~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. ~ Salvador Dali

We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure. ~ Shirin Ebadi

There are only about a half dozen things that make 80% of the difference in any area of our lives. ~ Jim Rohn

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. ~ Virginia Satir

God in making man intended by him to reduce all His Works back again to Himself.~ Matthew Barker

Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is affected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation. ~ Cicero

Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s just like magic. When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone! ~ Merrill Markoe

Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise. ~ Euripides

Every one comes between men’s souls and God, either as a brick wall or as a bridge. Either you are leading men to God or you are driving them away. ~ Canon Lindsay Dewar

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. ~ George Eliot

We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it. ~ Thomas H. Huxley

Woman’s influence embraces the whole of life. ~ Alexander Walker

It’s better to be alone than in foolish and troublesome company. I lay no great stress upon my opinions, or on those of others. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

The influence of a beautiful, helpful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town. ~ Eleanor H. Porter

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~ Tom Brokaw

People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice. ~ Frank Romer

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity. ~ Jean Paul Richter

He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow. ~ Elbert Hubbard

It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to. ~ Holden Caulfield

A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success. ~ Cullen Hightower

Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great. ~ Tom Morris

Be not angry that you cannot make another what you wish them to be; since you cannot make yourself what you wish to be. ~ Thomas à Kempis

If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter, the whole face of the earth would have been changed. ~ Blaise Pascal

It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence. ~ Eric Hoffer

I is for Influence: The new science of persuasion.~ Book preview

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