Quotation Explorer - 'Persuasion'

In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance - Thomas Jefferson
Persuasion is often more effectual than force. - Aesop
I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion. - Themistocles
The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society. - Mark Skousen
Conservative should tend to resist the argument that our particular crisis is a more-than-normal one, that our particular moment is a more-than-Madisonian one. Conservatism is a healthy political persuasion because it is inclined to shun alarmism. - William Krystol
Many of us persons of the tinted persuasion care about human rights and artistic freedom too. - Salman Rushdie
The knowledge of faith consists in assurance rather than in comprehension. . . . We add the words sure and firm in order to express a more solid constancy of persuasion. - John Calvin
REASONABLE, adj. Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. Hospitable to persuasion, dissuasion and evasion. - Ambrose Bierce
Politics is the art of persuasion. Good ideas die because due to a lack of charisma or character. - A.E. Samaan
We knew our Father. There was no need for persuasion. Would not His Fatherliness be longing to give us our hearts' desire (if I may put it so)? How could we press Him as though He were not our own most loving Father? - Amy Carmichael
A companion's words of persuasion are effective. - Homer
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. - Zig Ziglar
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
It was about as easy getting the Statue of Liberty to spread cunny, which did take some dynamite persuasion. - William T. Vollmann
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. - Aristotle
Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion. - Thomas Jefferson
Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done. - Mark Twain
If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.
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