A Quote by unknown on belief, change, and influence

No one can change another person's beliefs. But you can be accepting of his beliefs and then slowly build an influence for the other person to change himself.


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A Quote by unknown on circumstances, effort, failure, influence, purpose, and success

One great source of failure is found in a lack of concentration of purpose. There will be adverse winds in every voyage, but the able seaman firmly resists their influence, while he takes advantage of every favorable breeze to speed him on his course. So in our aims and pursuits we shall find much to counteract them, much to draw our attention from them, and, unless we are armed with a steadfast purpose, that can subordinate the lesser to the greater, that can repel hindrances, resist attractions, and bend circumstances to our will, our efforts will not be crowned with success.


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A Quote by Susan L. Warner on influence, sacred, simplicity, and words

Who can measure the influence of simple, sacred words of testimony?

Susan L. Warner

Source: General Conference, October 1998, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Susan Hill on influence, seasons, and time

Gardeners celebrate the influence of time. If we have had a late cold spring followed by a desiccating drought, autumn may be the most soft and golden for years; one poor season will sooner or later be compensated for by another.

Susan Hill

Source: Reflections from a Garden, 1995

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A Quote by Socrates on beauty, desires, direction, influence, inspiration, judgment, love, pleasure, reason, and violence

When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on alcohol, cats, charity, death, influence, nobility, play, pleasure, and violence

A bestial and violent man will go so far as to kill because he is under the influence of drink, exasperated, or driven by rage and alcohol. He is paltry. He does not know the pleasure of killing, the charity of bestowing death like a caress, of linking it with the play of the noble wild beasts: every cat, every tiger, embraces its prey and licks it even while it destroys it.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sergey Prokofiev on editors, enthusiasm, influence, jazz, music, opportunity, study, style, and war

Interview, 26-June-2000, with Daniel Jaffé . . . a writer and Reviews Editor for Classic CD, the British classical music magazine. . . . what is remarkable, though, is that he not only suggested that jazz was a worthwhile form of music to study, but he also praised authentic American jazz . . . . . . the implications of Prokofiev's enthusiasm for jazz . . . The strange colours of the so-called 'American' Overture, for instance, with its honky-tonk piano sound and predominant brass and woodwind colours sounds to me like a "take" on the sound of a jazz combo, though not using its rhythmic style. Jazzy harmonies unmistakably appear in Romeo and Juliet and in his so-called "War" sonatas. Basically it's a . . . subtle and subliminal influence. . Prokofiev took opportunities to hear jazz during his many tours through the States - certainly he brought plenty of jazz records back to Russia.

Sergey Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on church, danger, faith, hope, influence, mind, religion, reward, and worship

To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of the Poets. Milton.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on character, influence, welfare, and wishes

The wish to spread those opinions that we hold conducive to our own welfare is so deeply rooted in the English character that few of us can escape its influence.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Erewhon, Ch. 20

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A Quote by Russell M. Nelson on achievement, good, influence, men, motherhood, needs, potential, wives, and women

You young men need to know that you can hardly achieve your highest potential without the influence of a good women, particularly you mother, and in a few years, a good wife.

Russell M. Nelson (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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