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The passions are the only orators that always persuade: they are, as it were, a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it. -- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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In the politics of consent, no victory is ever permanent unless the victor makes it firm on a base of persuasion. -- Theodore H. White
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A companion's words of persuasion are effective. -- Homer
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One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others. -- Stefan Zweig
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Influence is just persuasion in slow motion. -- Robert Mckee
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You persuade a man only insofar as you can talk his language by speech, gesture, tonality, order, image, attitude, idea, identifying your ways with his -- Kenneth Burke
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We communicate with passion and passion persuades. -- Anita Roddick
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A grain of real knowledge, of genuine controllable conviction, will outweigh a bushel of adroitness; and to produce persuasion there is one golden principle of rhetoric not put down in the books-to understand what you are talking about. -- John Robert Seeley
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The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society. -- Mark Skousen
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Anything to do with persuasion is rhetoric, right down to the argumentum ad baculum, which means threatening somebody with a stick until they agree with you. -- Mark Forsyth
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Power is the most persuasive rhetoric. -- Friedrich Schiller
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There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practiced in the tricks and delusions of oratory. -- Mark Twain
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I try to be careful with my persuasiveness. When my heart is really behind it, and when I have no ulterior motive, then I know I'm truly persuasive. -- Giancarlo Esposito
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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. -- Joseph Conrad
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Sometimes Jane wished she were good at diplomatic speeches. She wished she'd mastered coquettish looks and innocent smiles. But she hadn't. She was singularly bad at those forms of persuasion. She was good at handing out money and opinions. -- Courtney Milan
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Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art. -- William Bernbach
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We convince by our presence," and to convince others we need to convince ourselves. -- Amy Cuddy
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The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them. -- Dean Rusk
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Every self-respecting act of persuasion must find appeal to curiosity, then to vanity, and lastly to kindness or remorse. Isabella looked down and slowly nodded. -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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A good cause is often injured more by ill-timed efforts of its friends than by the arguments of its enemies. Persuasion, perseverance and patience are the best advocates on questions depending on the will of others. -- Thomas Jefferson
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There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life. -- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
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Presentations are the most amazing persuasion tool available in organizations today -- Nancy Duarte
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A man may be hard to persuade by rational argument while he is easily swayed by a display of passion, even if it is feigned. -- Yukio Mishima
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At this point, Underwood turns to us and remarks that "the only thing more satisfying than convincing someone to do what I want is failing to persuade them on purpose. It's like a Do Not Enter sign - it just begs you to walk through the door. -- J. Edward Hackett
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I consider myself a persuasive person. With the ability to persuade comes a certain level of power. -- Ertharin Cousin
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our goal is not to maintain control at any cost; it is rather to persuade. Influence and persuasion are always more important than discipline. -- Tedd Tripp
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You have to be able to enthral and persuade at the same time. -- Riccardo Muti
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Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking for freedom. -- Will Rogers
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Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated. -- Aristotle.
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Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes. -- Homer
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He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue. -- John Ruskin
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Let one persuade many, and he becomes confirmed and convinced, and cares for no better evidence. -- Chauncey Wright
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It's much easier to be convincing if you care about your topic. Figure out what's important to you about your message and speak from the heart. -- Nicholas Boothman
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Few are open to conviction, but the majority of men are open to persuasion -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Tomorrow you may want to persuade somebody to do something. Before you speak, pause and as yourself, How can I make this person want to do it? -- Dale Carnegie
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Facts and credibility only support persuasion. -- Dan S. Kennedy
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People are by nature fickle, and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them persuaded. -- Niccolo Machiavelli
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Yet hold it more humane, more heav'nly, first, By winning words to conquer willing hearts, And make persuasion do the work of fear. -- John Milton
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There is a danger in being persuaded before one understands. -- Thomas F. Wilson
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I can be pretty persuasive if I believe in something strongly enough. -- Rashida Jones
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The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade and suggest. -- Edward Bernays
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When somebody persuades me I am wrong, I change my mind. -- John Maynard Keynes
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If you really want to persuade someone who doesn't wish to be persuaded, you should tell him a story. -- Steven D. Levitt
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To bring one's self to believe in a truth that has just dawned upon one is the first step towards progress; to persuade others is the second. -- Louis Pasteur
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If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded. -- Karl Marx
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If somebody learns how to phrase things beautifully, they might be able to persuade you of something that isn't true. -- Mark Forsyth
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The simplest man with passion will be more persuasive than the most eloquent without. -- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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People are persuaded by reason, but moved by emotion; [the leader] must both persuade them and move them. -- Richard M. Nixon
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It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea. -- Nelson Mandela
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My powers of persuasion are only as strong as the bullshit I have to back it up.
- Charley Davidson -- Darynda Jones
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To be persuasive, We must be believable,
To be believable, We must be credible,
To be credible, We must be truthful. -- Edward R. Murrow
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There is a group of people who know very well where the weapons of automatic influence lie and employ them regularly and expertly to get what they want. They go from social encounter to social encounter requesting others to comply with their wishes; their frequency of success is dazzling. -- Robert Cialdini
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I need to convince John to convince Jim to convince Jason that I don't need convincing. -- Jarod Kintz
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The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion. -- Everett Dirksen
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Political persuasion emerges at the intersection of the mental and the corporal. Traveling -- David Eagleman
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I find a way to convince people to come along with me. They want to be persuaded. When I sit in a room with you I'm going to sell you something whether you want it or not. At the end you'll say: 'I'm glad I bought that.' -- Jerry Weintraub
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Beauty has a persuasive power all its own. -- Janette Rallison
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For it is not true, as some treatise-mongers lay down in their systems, of the probity of the speaker, that it contributes nothing to persuasion; but moral character nearly, I may say, carries with it the most sovereign efficacy in making credible. -- Aristotle.
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Persuasion has become a kind of force. The more the advertiser knows about what consumers want, and the more desires the product and packaging seek to fulfill, the more coercive the force. -- Virginia Postrel
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It ain't that he's not interested in, like, persuasiveness, get me? He's interested in it. Like something in a jar. -- China Mieville
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You perceive the force of a word. 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 ... Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world. -- Joseph Conrad
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Ninety percent of selling is conviction, and 10 per cent is persuasion. -- Shiv Khera
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Honesty is one part of eloquence. We persuade others by being in earnest ourselves. -- William Hazlitt
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We can be dramatic, even theatrical; we can be persuasive; but the message we are telling must be true. -- Edwin Land
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One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them. - DEAN RUSK -- Kerry Patterson
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As Marilyn Ferguson observed, No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or by emotional appeal. -- Stephen R. Covey
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Lead the audience by the nose to the thought. -- Laurence Olivier
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In his voice resonated the timbre of a man who thinks he has convinced himself of an idea, but masks his own doubt by laboring to persuade others. -- Katherine Howe
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We may convince others by our arguements, but we can only persuade them by their own -- Joseph Joubert
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Gentle persuasion succeeds where force fails. -- Aesop
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If you wish to persuade me, you must think my thoughts, feel my feelings, and speak my words. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Oral delivery aims at persuasion and making the listener believe they are converted. Few persons are capable of being convinced the majority allow themselves to be persuaded. -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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It is so easy to convince others; it is so difficult to convince oneself. -- Oscar Wilde
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The mind can be convinced, but the heart must be won. -- Simon Sinek
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Unseen influences are the most persuasive. -- Marty Rubin
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The Orator persuades and carries all with him, he knows not how; the Rhetorician can prove that he ought to have persuaded and carried all with him. -- Thomas Carlyle
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Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work. -- John Milton
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Those who reason most powerfully and are the most successful at ordering their thoughts so as to make them clear and intelligible will always be best able to persuade others of what they say, even if they speak in the thickest of dialects -- Rene Descartes
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Fools are more hard to conquer than persuade. -- John Dryden
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It is one thing to persuade, another to command; one thing to press with arguments, another with penalties. -- John Locke
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Charles Baudelaire would have the curious believe that the finest trick the Devil ever performed was in persuading the world that he did not exist. Baudelaire was mistaken. There was no persuasion. -- John Zande
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At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right -- Miguel De Unamuno
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Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together by the tie of sympathy. -- Thomas Carlyle
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Even if you persuade me, you won't persuade me. -- Aristophanes
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To have a firm persuasion in our work - to feel that what we do is right for ourselves and good for the world at exactly the same time - is one of the great triumphs of human existence. -- David Whyte
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Modern man's besetting temptation is to sacrifice his direct perceptions and spontaneous feelings to his reasoned reflections; to prefer in all circumstances the verdict of his intellect to that of his immediate intuitions. -- Aldous Huxley
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'You can't stop me. Your word voodoo, it doesn't work on me. Right? So how do you think you're going to-'
Eliot produced a pistol. He didn't seem to pull it from anywhere. He just suddenly had it.
Wil's eyes stung.
'See?' Eliot put away the gun. 'There are all kinds of persuasion.' -- Max Barry
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Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition, but the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency. -- Bob Dylan
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Convinced myself, I seek not to convince. -- Edgar Allan Poe
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Beauty itself doth of itself persuade
The eyes of men without orator. -- William Shakespeare
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Real life doesn't have to be convincing, but fiction does. -- Neil Gaiman
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If you want to persuade someone, listen and listen again, and ask them to restate it several times. -- John Hickenlooper
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In today's roller-coaster economy, hyper-competitive, fear-based, flat and global world, convincing anyone to do anything at any time requires getting their attention, creating their intention and turning it to action. -- Peter Guber
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[M]ere knowledge of the truth will not give you the art of persuasion. -- Plato
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In the world there is, parallel to the force of death and constraint, an enormous force of persuasion that is called culture. -- Albert Camus
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In theory it is easy to convince an ignorant person; in actual life, men not only object to offer themselves to be convinced, but hate the man who has convinced them. -- Epictetus
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Inner calm is critical to persuasive acting. -- Dan Brown
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The goal is not to make something factually impeccable, but seamlessly persuasive. -- John Szarkowski
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A weak spirit which is always open to persuasion, first one way and then the other, can never be relied upon. -- Jane Austen
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To be a convincing story, you've got to know what you're talking about. In EVERY detail.
-Rayner Unwin -- Jeff Shanley