persuasion

A Quote by George Washington on eternity, expectation, heaven, nations, order, persuasion, and rules

WE OUGHT TO BE PERSUADED THAT THE PROPITIOUS SMILES OF HEAVEN CAN NEVER BE EXPECTED ON A NATION THAT DISREGARDS THE ETERNAL RULES OF ORDER AND RIGHT WHICH HEAVEN ITSELF HAS ORDAINED.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on persuasion

You think that you are Ann's suitor; that you are the pursuer and she the pursued; that it is your part to woo, to persuade, to prevail, to overcome. Fool: it is you who are the pursued, the marked-down quarry, the destined prey.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on body, persuasion, slavery, and soul

We know now that the soul is the body, and the body the soul. They tell us they are different because they want to persuade us that we can keep our souls if we let them make slaves of our bodies.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Edward King on desires, faith, feeling, giving, life, mathematics, persuasion, power, and preachers

Nothing anonymous will ever persuade-the faith and conduct of the preacher give life and power to his message. Thus preaching is different from mere feeling. You may teach mathematics or geography without being fully convinced. But in delivering the Gospel message, if it is to be a living life-giving message, there must be in the preacher a sense of message and the desire to deliver it.

Edward King (1829 - 1910)

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A Quote by Edward Hyde Clarendon on execution and persuasion

He had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief.

Edward Hyde (1609 - 1674)

Source: History of the Rebellion. Vol. iii. Book vii. Section 84.

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on justice and persuasion

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on contentment, conversation, impatience, listening, people, persuasion, reflection, and wishes

One thing which makes us find so few people who appear reasonable and agreeable in conversation is, that there is scarcely anyone who does not think more of what he is about to say than of answering precisely what is said to him. The cleverest and most complaisant people content themselves with merely showing an attentive countenance, while we can see in their eyes and minds a wandering from what is said to them, and an impatience to return to what they wish to say; instead of reflecting that it is a bad method of pleasing or persuading others to be so studious of pleasing oneself; and that listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be attained in conversation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dean Rusk on listening and persuasion

One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them.

Dean Rusk

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A Quote by Calvin Trillin on mathematics, persuasion, and teachers

I didn't do very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.

Calvin Trillin (1935 -)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on discovery, mind, people, and persuasion

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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