Quotation Explorer - 'Persuade'

In his voice resonated the timbre of a man who thinks he has convinced himself of an idea, but masks his own doubt by laboring to persuade others. - Katherine Howe
From this point of view, science - the real game in town - is rhetoric, a series of efforts to persuade relevant social actors that one's manufactured knowledge is a route to a desired form of very objective power. - Donna J. Haraway
All sin is ultimately irrational. Though people persuade themselves that they have good reasons for sinning, when examined in the cold light of truth on the last day, it will be seen in every case that sin ultimately just does not make sense." Wayne g - Wayne A. Grudem
Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. - Kurt Vonnegut
...people are by nature fickle, and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them persuaded. - Niccolo Machiavelli
It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them. - Samuel Johnson
I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language. - David Ogilvy
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me - Winston S. Churchill
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 D. Eisenhower
Desire, even in its wildest tantrums, can neither persuade me it is love nor stop me from wishing it were. - W. H. Auden
How could I persuade the in-laws I was the right one for their daughter when, instead of focusing on small talk, all I could think about was not to kill them? I could only imagine what I'd say to the prospective in-laws, "Hello, it's a pleasure to eat, I mean, meet you. - Jayde Scott
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. - John Ciardi
A bind is when you're quadriplegic, suicidal about that and unable to persuade your best friend to murder you. - Brian Spellman
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. - Abraham Lincoln
The passions are the only orators that always persuade. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. - Robert A. Heinlein
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. - Barack Obama
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
What the sense feels, what the spirit perceives, is never an end in itself. But sense and spirit would like to persuade you that they are the end of all things: they are as vain as that. - Nietszche
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. - Benjamin Franklin
Laws do not persuade just because they threaten. - Seneca
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist. - William James
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things. - Philip Slater
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