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Influence Quotes

Edward R Murrow once said, “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.” Influence is the central competence, the ultimate ability of a person to alter or persuade the thoughts, beliefs and actions of an individual or a group. To be influential is one of the greater assets of an authoritative person. Authority and influence almost goes hand in hand. People in authority can easily influence others and bring the much desired change in a person, group or society, in large. Browse through these famous formations quotations and sayings for a better insight into it.

William James

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

Don DeLillo

I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.

Joseph Addison

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

Mitch Albom

This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.

Voltaire

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Robert Browning

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.

Willie Nelson

I was influenced a lot by those around me - there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.

Don DeLillo

I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.

Rabindranath Tagore

Age considers; youth ventures.

Reese Witherspoon

Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I'm a kid too and am growing up with them. The things they're interested in tend to really influence me.

Walt Disney

I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.

Jon Stewart

I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.

Joseph Conrad

As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.

Simone Weil

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.

Honoré de Balzac

A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.

Alexander Hamilton

In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

Ulysses S. Grant

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.

Audre Lorde

The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.

Jean Baudrillard

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.

Paul McCartney

It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard "Heartbreak Hotel" I thought, this is it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Warren G. Bennis

I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.

Henry Ward Beecher

The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence.

Mahatma Gandhi

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My mother was a powerful influence. She made me toe the line. If I didn't have a perfect report card, she showed her disappointment.

Mike Pence

I am very supportive of Donald Trump's call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists influence and impact represents a threat to the United States.

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.

I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence on my life and encompasses my creative projects.

We believe that the history of the world is but the history of His influence and that the center of the whole universe is the cross of Calvary.