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The Best Quotes About Influence 

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Updated June 14, 2019 322 votes 137 voters 20.8k views

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A list of the best influence quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous influence quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic influence quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational influence quotes from that same writer.

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He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow. Elbert Hubbard
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Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed. Jim Rohn
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There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. Booker T. Washington
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Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot
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We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. John Locke
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Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas.
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At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on. Albert Einstein
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The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity. Jean Paul
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The best efforts of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp.
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People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced. T. S. Eliot
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Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being? Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described. Henry David Thoreau
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What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin. Henry Ward Beecher
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He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale. Thomas Carlyle
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Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise. Euripides
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Be not angry that you cannot make another what you wish them to be; since you cannot make yourself what you wish to be. Thomas à Kempis
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The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor. Orison Swett Marden
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Let him that would move the world, first move himself. Socrates
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The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. Salvador Dalí
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There are only about a half dozen things that make 80% of the difference in any area of our lives. Jim Rohn
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One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite. Jorge Luis Borges
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What little Jack does not learn, big John will never.