A Quote by Henry Matisse on art, balance, depression, dreams, fatigue, good, influence, mind, purity, relaxation, and serenity

What I dream is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling and depressing subject matter...a shooting, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.

Henry Matisse

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A Quote by Henry George on imagination, influence, and power

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.

Henry George (1839 - 1897)

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A Quote by Henry Clay on control, day, fear, influence, men, and power

There is no power like oratory. Caesar controlled men by exciting their fears, Cicero by . . . swaying their passions. The influence of the one perished; that of the other continues to this day.

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

Source: Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations, by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.

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A Quote by Bishop Henry C. Potter on character, influence, men, nobility, purity, and virtue

If there be no nobility of descent, all the more indispensable is it that there should be nobility of ascent,-a character in them that bear rule so fine and high and pure that as men come within the circle of its influence they involuntarily pay homage to that which is the one pre-eminent distinction, the royalty of virtue.

Henry C. Potter (1835 - —)

Source: Address at the Washington Centennial Service in St. Paul's Chapel, NY, April 30, 1889.

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on eternity, influence, and teachers

A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams

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A Quote by Harry Allen Overstreet on influence, lies, mind, power, and world

The very essence of all power to influence lies in getting the other person to participate. The mind that can do that has a powerful leverage on his human world.

Harry Allen Overstreet (1875 - 1970)

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A Quote by Hamilton Wright Mabie on influence, questions, and time

The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.

Hamilton Wright Mabie (1845 - 1916)

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A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on character, ideas, influence, justice, life, mind, personality, personality, and wishes

Just as you are unconsciously influenced by outside advertisement, announcement, and appeal, so you can vitally influence your life from within by auto-suggestion. The first thing each morning, and the last thing each night, suggest to yourself specific ideas that you wish to embody in your character and personality. Address such suggestions to yourself, silently or aloud, until they are deeply impressed upon your mind.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

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A Quote by Sir George Sitwell on beauty, influence, magic, mind, music, and water

I have left almost to the last the magic of water, an element which owing to its changefulness of form and mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects is ever the principal source of landscape beauty, and has like music a mysterious influence over the mind.

George Sitwell

Source: On the Making of Gardens, 1909

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A Quote by George Q. Cannon on children, conscience, devil, driving, earth, god, influence, power, spirit, time, and women

He [Satan] has power over us to that extent [to tempt us] in this fallen condition. At the same time we have the sweet influence of the Spirit of God pleading with us to do that which is right, pleading with every human being that does not drive it from him; for every human being has a portion of the Spirit of God given unto him. We sometimes call it conscience; we call it by one name and we call it by another; but it is the Spirit of God that every man and woman possesses that is born on the earth. God has given unto all his children this Spirit. . . . Everywhere throughout the earth where man dwells this Spirit rests upon him. It comes from God. It pleads with man to do right. It pleads with man to resist the blandishments of Satan.

George Q. Cannon (1827 - 1901)

Source: Journal of Discourses 26:191

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