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Funny Persuasion Quotes
Funny Quotes about Persuasion

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Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful
than Thor with his hammer.
The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion
happens to be not a science,
but an art.
- William Bernbach

Children should be led into the right paths,
not by severity, but by persuasion.
- Terence

I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that
my country will gain her independence.
- David Wooster


 

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
- Thomas Carlyle

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion;
constitutionality is no match with compassion.
- Everett Dirksen


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In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can
be solved by legislation.
I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.
- Tony Campolo

We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys
itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums.
That is the path we want in international relations.
- Mahmoud Abbas

We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive
to people of the Jewish persuasion,
and we led off with it, and they were offended by it,
and that was that.
- Santiago Durango

In making a speech one must study three points:
first,
the means of producing persuasion; second,
the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
- Aristotle

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
- Aristotle

Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion,
for enforcing religious observances.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion,
and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience,
no matter what religion or color of their skin,
or situation in life.
- Pete Seeger

I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
- Themistocles

The object of oratory alone in not truth,
but persuasion.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.
- Mark Skousen

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim,
is one of the liberal arts.
It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
- Edward Levi

I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership.
Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong
leadership with a strong power of persuasion,
and not on the opinion of the masses.
- Yitzhak Shamir

Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name,
by serving any ambition and the sins of others;
which though I did by the persuasion of other men,
yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it.
- William Laud

First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence
is political differences.
But because religion serves as the soul of community,
it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.
- Huston Smith

I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor.
I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that
will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I
don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work.
Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind.
- George W. Bush

I used all diligence to arrive at London and therefore
I now gave my crew a certificate under my hand,
of my free and willing return, without persuasion or
force by any one or more of them.
- Henry Hudson

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard
is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions.
They seem to sense...
that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
- Alan Greenspan

Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic
Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions.
The development has not been without problems,
since some people have resisted it and others have
pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
- Francis Arinze

Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort
to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country,
Americans of all political persuasions simply want
the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible.
- Harry Reid

Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own.
My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else,
was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions,
who often led me into snares.
- John Clare

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary,
although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
- Friedrich Schiller

To be persuasive, we must be believable;
to be believable, we must be credible;
to be credible, we must be truthful.
- Edward R. Murrow

Truthful words are not beautiful;
beautiful words are not truthful.
Good words are not persuasive;
persuasive words are not good.
- Lao Tzu

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it.
It has some value in gaining and holding attention,
but it has no persuasive value at all.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide
more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism
than do all the arguments of atheists.
- Dennis Prager

The more informative your advertising,
the more persuasive it will be.
- David Ogilvy

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted
by these considerations to drag men along in the current;
but I am not at liberty to travel that road.
- Benjamin F. Wade

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research,
but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
- Clifford Geertz

I have a theory that the best ads come from personal experience.
Some of the good ones I have done have really come
out of the real experience of my life,
and somehow this has come over as true and valid and persuasive.
- David Ogilvy

Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive,
is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage.
I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means.
In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry
diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
- Ted Olson

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater
sales more economically achieved.
Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims
out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted,
believed, persuasive, urgent.
- William Bernbach

Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical
future is extremely important to high morale,
to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the
wheels of society turn smoothly.
- Herman Kahn

The belief may be too often mistaken,
but the illusion of coming into direct contact with
the past is intoxicating and persuasive,
and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction.
Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
- Charles Rosen

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
- Jim Carrey

Hey, Marge. Isn't it great being married
to someone who's recklessly impulsive?
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch
too many of them together.
- Josh Billings

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Parrots make great pets.
They have more personality than goldfish.
- Chevy Chase

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
- Steven Wright

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

People who think they know everything
are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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