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Positive Quotes about Influence

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Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

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You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
- Friedrich Schiller

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.
- Susie Bright

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of
a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings;
but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

The way you think, the way you behave,
the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
- Deepak Chopra

In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence
on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of.
- Jimmy Carl Black

It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which
we are influenced by those we influence.
- Eric Hoffer

Most books, like their authors, are born to die;
of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them;
they live,
and their influence lives forever.
- William Styron

Affluence means influence.
- Jack London

Who knows what would have become of me,
if my parents had not had their influence on me.
- Otto Schily

There is no influence like the influence of habit.
- Gilbert Parker

In addition to their power over government based on
government financing and personal influence,
bankers could steer governments in ways they wished
them to go by other pressures.
- Carroll Quigley

As such people achieve influence within the organization,
whenever there is a conflict between their own interest
and the interest of the organization,
their interests will win out.
- Robert Shea

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you,
keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue,
influence, but by your own consent.
- William Ellery Channing

I think maybe the rural influence in my life helped me in a sense,
of knowing how to get close to people and talk to them and get my work done.
- Gordon Parks

The advent of electronically synthesized sound after
World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.
- George Crumb

Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing.
- John Sladek

And very often the influence exerted on a person's
character by the amount of his income is hardly less,
if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
- Alfred Marshall

I think there's a point at which money,
influence, and power become so blinding that people
believe they control the world.
- Iris Sawyer

The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial
influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs.
- Thomas Sydenham

It is a question of fact, whether the influence of
motives be fixed by laws of nature,
so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
- Thomas Reid

Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something.
- Josh Billings

Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man.
- Richard Whately

In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history,
a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.
- Roger Mudd

New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep
South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population,
the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
- Constance Baker Motley

The greatest ability in business is to get along with
others and to influence their actions.
- John Hancock

The influence of Paris, for instance,
is now minimal.
Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
- Geoffrey Beene

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall
be protected in doing what he believes is his duty
against the influence of authority and majorities,
custom and opinion.
- John Acton

T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.
- Johnny Winter

Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit
the state and its influence most strictly.
- Ludwig von Mises

Elvis was a big influence to my music,
but Loretta Lynn was, as well.
- Tanya Tucker

Dreams have as much influence as actions.
- Stephane Mallarme

My family has always been there to support me along the way.
My coach, John Nicks, is a great influence.
- Sasha Cohen

There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose
influence I would not be as happy with who I am.
- Mackenzie Astin

We can influence who we will be tomorrow,
for tomorrow can only be built on today.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

There the union of Church and State tends strongly
to paralyze some of the members of the body of Christ.
Here there is no such influence to destroy spiritual life and power.
- Josiah Strong

The influence of blogging is overall a very positive force in the media.
- Garrett M. Graff

I would say seeing the original Yardbirds with Jeff
Beck and Jimmy Page at the old Fillmore was a pretty
powerful influence on me.
- Ronnie Montrose

I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence,
in every way.
- Buddy Rich

So in Asia I want to make - I want to succeed to make a model of what success,
practicing democracy, and market economy.
Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries.
- Kim Dae Jung

Every life is a profession of faith,
and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted
to strengthen their power,
and the resistance to that effort caused an immense
growth of Parliamentary influence.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

It's hard for me to show work while I'm writing,
because other people's comments will influence what happens.
- Donna Tartt

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert
a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it,
is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage

When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S.
Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.
- Howard Nemerov

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television
doesn't influence our culture,
but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything
that relies on television.
- Val Kilmer

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy,
northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

It follows from what we have just said,
that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle,
since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being.
- Gottfried Leibniz

The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence.
- Alison Bechdel

Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write,
and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can.
- Walter Jon Williams

But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have?
- Ron Silver

I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt.
Whenever Roosevelt spoke, he sort of watched him with a certain awe.
He was afraid of Roosevelt's influence in the world.
- W. Averell Harriman

Our chief justices have probably had more profound
and lasting influence on their times and on the direction
of the nation than most presidents.
- Richard M. Nixon


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