Quotation Explorer - 'Convince'

At times we convince ourselves, we have something to lose but in fact, who you are and your being remains intact. - Unarine Ramaru
The sad truth about bigotry is that most bigots either don't realize that they are bigots, or they convince themselves that their bigotry is perfectly justified. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
All it takes is an ideology seductive enough to convince you to discard common sense. - Cal Newport
If there's a god, it knows exactly what it would take to convince me and has refused to provide it. In fact, it has gone to great lengths to hide any evidence of its existence. That doesn't seem like a deity that wants to be worshiped to me. - David G. McAfee
It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation. - Stefan Molyneux
Don't let the time convince you to quit, instead, convince the time to extend with patience. - Nathaniel E. Quimada
The person who has trust in divine justice is neither upset when treated unfairly, nor seeks his justice; on the contrary, he accepts the false accusations as if they were true, and does not try to convince others that he has been slandered; instead he asks to be forgiven... - Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain
Maybe I am getting too grown to want to sleep with Mama. But like a baby, I still have this smallness to my mind. I don't need her hands to convince me the world I can't see from under my blanket is real. I need her hands to do more than her words. Convince me the world I see outside it- ain't. - Connie Rose Porter
We can convince ourselves of almost anything. We can talk ourselves, and often others, into most anything. - David M. Butcher
Old marketing was dictation... new marketing is communication. Change from Convince & Convert to Converse & Convert! - Ted Rubin
The surest way to damage society is to call for a "great man" to lead it. The surest way to improve society is to become a great man to lead oneself and convince others to do likewise. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
If you can't convince them, confuse them. - Harry S Truman
Splitting the atom is like trying to shoot a gnat in the Albert Hall at night and using ten million rounds of ammunition on the off chance of getting it. That should convince you that the atom will always be a sink of energy and never a reservoir of energy.
There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; there is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right. - Woodrow Wilson
Once you believe that you can do something, there is not a single person in the universe who can convince you otherwise. - Germany Kent
Lying is an art, if you can convince yourself with lie, then you are a master. - Nikhil Yadav
We must convince each generation that they are transient passengers on this planet earth. It does not belong to them. They are not free to doom generations yet unborn. They are not at liberty to erase humanity's past nor dim its future. - Bernard Lown
At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right - Miguel de Unamuno
A truly honorable person, would never convince another to stray, from their personal pursuit of honor. No, only one lacking this noble quality would try to justify and market, an existence without it. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions. - Plato
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. - Abraham Lincoln
It may well be that we talk about sex more than anything else; we set our minds to the task; we convince ourselves that were have never said enough on the subject...where sex is concerned the most long-winded, the most impatient of societies is our own. - Michel Foucault
No one HAS to do something he doesn’t want to do for the rest of his life. But then again, if that’s what you wind up doing, by all means convince yourself that you HAD to do it. You’ll have lots of company. - Hunter S. Thompson
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. - Pablo Picasso
It’s important to know that you're behind, to be able to convince yourself to make sacrifices that get you ahead. - Shivanee Harshey
'So you think *I'm* the murderer? What do I have to do to convince you that I'm not, be the next victim?' 'Well, that would be a start.' - Peter Stone
If you have to convince someone that you are their soulmate then you didn't realize the thousand other guys applying for the job. - Shannon L. Alder
...And eventually, he (Charles Manson) testified to an empty court, as Bugliosi had convinced the presiding judge Older, that Manson's hypnotic powers might convince the jury he was innocent. - Nikolas Schreck
Money isn't everything, but you'll never convince money. - Marty Rubin
If there is true love, you will not need to convince. If there is no true love, you will not have the power to convince. - Debasish Mridha
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince. - Edgar Allan Poe
The pressures on gay teens can be overwhelming--to keep secrets, tell lies, deny who you are, and try to be who you're not. Remember: you are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise. - Alex Sanchez
We are sometimes depressed by our failure to convince people who strongly believe that we are that we are definitely not depressed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Hollywood-Nobody's impressed by anybody because they're all too consumed with trying to cover up their own shortcomings. Hollywood is a microcosm of a world of lazy moral ideals and social indifference where every man is trying to convince himself he's a king. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Think twice before you try to convince someone by killing the truth. - Mohith Agadi
People enjoy convincing others, if others are wrong they convince them towards right, if others are already right they still want to convince them towards wrong. - Amit Kalantri
Convince people that you need them, and watch what they do. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
We're truly alive when facing the prospect of our own mortality, if you convince yourself that you'll live forever, you'll never really have lived at all. - RyLee Harrison
Never think you can convince God through prayer for a blessing. Praying for prosperity is a wrong weapon for war. If prayer could bring money, all intercessors would be billionaires. - Apostle T. Vutabwashe
It is probable that the most inhuman monsters, even the Himmlers and the Mengeles, convince themselves that they are engaged in noble and courageous acts. - Noam Chomsky
When the world says that values are different nowadays - under the definition of freedom, it tries to convince you that GOD doesn't know what he is talking about - Farid F. Ibrahim
About writing:The trick is to make sure you love what you've produced--to Believe..in order to convince. - Christina Westover
It is never hard to convince a man of something he already wants to believe - Tonny K. Brown
What an utter disgrace it would be to find something truly magic and spend any time at all pretending and trying to convince yourself it is all just an unbelievably orchestrated and beautifully choreographed illusion. - Tyler Knott Gregson
If writing is your passion, write and don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise. You don’t need to quit your day job to do it. Create a realistic schedule and stick with it. - Bindu Adai
An idea isn't worth that much. It's the execution of the idea that has value. If you can't convince one other person that this is something to devote your life to, then it's not worth it. - Joel Spolsky
But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose. - G. K. Chesterton
In physics, your solution should convince a reasonable person. In math, you have to convince a person who's trying to make trouble. Ultimately, in physics, you're hoping to convince Nature. And I've found Nature to be pretty reasonable. - Frank Wilczek
The createst trick the ego has ever pulled of was to convince you that you need it. - Can Arel
Perception is the lie that we convince ourselves exists - Melissa Bradley
Don't overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life." Faith Barnett From Texas Tangle - Leah Braemel
Well that's very kind of you, but voices ought not be measured by how pretty they are. Instead they matter only if they convince you that they are telling the truth. - Sam Cooke
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. - Josh Billings
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away. - Thomas Love Peacock
Its better to Convince by words rather than your Hands. We should not degrade our Standard for others. - Merlin Thomas - merlin8thomas
One of the most difficult things in the world is to convince a woman that even a bargain costs money. - E.W. Howe
Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides. - Frank Tyger
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. - Henry David Thoreau
It is the greatest art of the devil to convince us he does not exist. - Charles Baudelaire
A lie's true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth. - Dennis Sharpe
You have to believe what you're saying if you're going to convince me. I just can't break that rule, even if I want to. - Ashly Lorenzana
If you cannot convince them, confuse them. - Harry S Truman
The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn't see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship. - Shannon L. Alder
If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom. - Stefan Molyneux
The ultimate downfall of the computerized holographic receptionist was that there was no amount of flattery, flirtation or chocolate that could convince one to lie for you. - Scott B. Pruden
If you are a believer you are not supposed to begin to convince God to use you. God already desires to use you. - Sunday Adelaja
The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. - Shannon L. Alder
If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left. - Shannon L. Alder
If you don't have the confidence to ask, you will never have the confidence to convince. - Amit Kalantri
Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.
Unrequited love is a ridiculous state that makes you try to convince your heart of something your mind knows is a lie! - Alex Haditaghi
Sadness, it was such an arresting emotion. You could almost convince yourself of the rhyme and reason of heartbreak. - Anne Rice
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. - Henry David Thoreau
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest. - John Adams
But to a Vietnamese peasant whose home means a lifetime of back-breaking labor, it will take more than presidential promises to convince him that we are on his side. - Morley Safer
As chemists, we must rename [our] scheme and insert the symbols Ba, La, Ce in place of Ra, Ac, Th. As nuclear chemists closely associated with physics, we cannot yet convince ourselves to make this leap, which contradicts all previous experience in nuclear physics. - Otto Hahn
Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper not eternal bronze: Let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes. - Jacques Barzun
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. - Lao Tzu
Somehow, it bothered her watching Garth’s charm directed so effectively at another. Could he convince her so easily of an untruth? - Colleen Chen
It is not your job to convince men to like you. - Maggie Young
I'm a struggling writer, I'm struggling to convince people I'm a writer. - Tom Conrad
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