Quotes and Sayings about Persuasion
"Persuasion is often more effectual than force."
(Related: Force, Persuasion)
"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
(Related: People, Development, Church, Problems, Religious, Remarkable, Traditions)
"Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion."
(Related: Character, May, Persuasion)
"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."
(Related: First, Language, Persuasion, Speech, Study)
"Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Art, Science, Advertising, Persuasion)
"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
(Related: Change, Work, People, American, Cause, Mind, Persuasion, Therapy, Will)
"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
(Related: Abortion, Legislation, Persuasion)
"Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Faith, Force, Kings, Persuasion, World)
"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
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Enemy)
"The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Heart, Compassion, Mind, Persuasion)
"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
(Related: People, Persuasion, Song)
"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
(Related: Freedom, Gold, Sense)
"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
(Related: Diligence, Force, London, Now, Persuasion)
"Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances."
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Related: Power, Constitution, Persuasion, Religious)
"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
(Related: Men, Ambition, Conscience, Name, Persuasion)
"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
(Related: Law, Liberal, Persuasion, Words)
"The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Truth, Oratory, Persuasion)
"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
(Related: Americans, Country, Defeat, Effort, Help, Now, states, Succeed, Troops, Trying, United, Want)
"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
(Related: Life, Religion, Americans, Persuasion, Skin)
"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
(Related: Leadership, Power, Society, People, Events, Opinion, Persuasion, Will)
"The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society."
- Mark Skousen
(Related: Society, Force, Persuasion)
"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
(Related: Religion, Soul, Community, First, Persuasion, Violence)
"Children should be led into the right paths, not by severity, but by persuasion."
(Related: Children, Persuasion, Right)
"I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion."
(Related: Gods, Persuasion)
"Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces."
- Henry David Thoreau
"I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that my country will gain her independence."
- David Wooster
(Related: Hope, Country, Dying, Independence, Gain, Persuasion, Will)