Quotations on Influence

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As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: End, Influence, Man, Needs, Population)

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
(Keywords: Authority, Custom, Duty, Influence, Liberty, Man, Opinion)

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
(Keywords: Power, Virtue, Heaven, Influence, Modesty, Stars, Woman)

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Eyes, Influence, Self, Spirit, Will)

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Character, Clothes, Influence, Instinct, Magic, Manners, Worth)

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Success, Influence, Jewels, Man, Mind)

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Life, Faith, Influence, Profession)

I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people, including other musicians.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: People, Being, Influence, Musicians)

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
(Keywords: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Education, Government, Thought, Control, Children, Influence, State)

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Power, Character, Gifts, Influence, Man, Result, Spiritual)

We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Act, Cause, Events, Influence, Study)

I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine.
- Tammy Baldwin
(Keywords: Science, Policy, Influence, Medicine, Religious)

A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Wife, Husband, Influence, Ridicule, Woman)

The institutional investor remains the bigger influence on individual trades simply because the institutional investor has more money to support the order and that will have more of an impact on the stock.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Money, Influence, Order, Support, Will)

News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Fact, Influence, Information, May, News, Talk)

The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Decision, Alcohol, Influence, Kids, Leading, News, Parents)

The influence of Paris, for instance, is now minimal. Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
- Geoffrey Beene
(Keywords: Fashion, Influence, Now, Paris)

Children have in the past and continue to influence policy makers.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Policy, Children, Influence, Past)

I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.
- Warren Bennis
(Keywords: Thought, Control, Being, End, Influence, Man, President)

I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Disasters, Influence, Style, Writing)

We have to withdraw from this undemocratic institution and ensure that these people no longer have any influence on British affairs. We would like to see other European nations do the same thing. I think that will happen.
- Steve Blake
(Keywords: People, Influence, Nations, Will)

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: Leadership, Successful, Authority, Influence, Key, Today)

Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: History, People, Influence, Present, Study)

The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Soul, Curiosity, Influence, Man)

In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power, it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Power, Athletes, Culture, Influence, Right)

However, it does seem now that the international community, more importantly the powers that have influence, and, even more importantly, Afghanistan's neighbors realize that it is high time that they work together, and not against one another.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Time, Work, Afghanistan, Community, Influence, Neighbors, Now)

During this period, I became interested in how the new techniques of cloning and sequencing DNA could influence the study of genetics and I was an early and active proponent of the Human Genome Sequencing Project.
- Sydney Brenner
(Keywords: Genetics, Influence, Project, Study)

In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the one until after I'd written the other.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: France, Influence, Road, Writer)

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this - Tito and Mao Tse-tung.
- Earl Browder
(Keywords: History, Leadership, Influence, Open, Struggle)

I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since, both by public utterance and by private help to trade unionists breaking free from the Communist influence.
- Earl Browder
(Keywords: War, Help, Influence, Public, Trade)

The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: People, Books, Hearing, Importance, Influence, Reading, Result)

Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Keywords: Religion, Love, Ambition, Influence, Loyalty, Order, Religious, United)

It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: Power, Choice, Influence, Risk, Sea)

English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence.
- Geezer Butler
(Keywords: Life, Guitar, Influence, Play, Want)

I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind.
- Ruth Buzzi
(Keywords: Power, Influence, Mind)

To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Government, Chance, Exercise, Influence, Pride)

A lot of people give in to those pressures and let others influence the process on their second albums because they want to achieve the success they had with their first again, but they don't know how to do it.
- Vanessa Carlton
(Keywords: Success, People, First, Influence, Want)

I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Exercise, Hurt, Influence, Liberal, Numbers)

The radio was my big influence. Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language.
- Dominic Chianese
(Keywords: Comedy, Influence, Language)

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
- Deepak Chopra
(Keywords: Life, Influence, Years)

People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
- Madonna Ciccone
(Keywords: Soul, People, Influence, Listening, Voice)

Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: Change, Positive, Congress, Influence, President)

There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Culture, Imitation, Influence, Literature, Mind)

The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable, early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Life, Influence, Writers)

My family has always been there to support me along the way. My coach, John Nicks, is a great influence.
- Sasha Cohen
(Keywords: Family, Coach, Influence, Support)



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