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

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Those that will not hear must be made to feel.

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If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend. Abraham Lincoln

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16 3
The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.

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The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. Zig Ziglar

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12 3
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found out by others. Blaise Pascal

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12 3
That which we do not believe, we cannot adequately say; even though we may repeat the words ever so often. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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9 2
You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

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11 4
Persuasion is better than force.

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7 1
The persuasion of a friend is a strong thing. Homer

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7 1
If you can't get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it's confidential.

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9 3
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

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5 0
That which proves too much, proves nothing!

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6 1
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. James Thurber

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6 1
When a person is determined to believe something, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith. Junius

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5 0
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense. Joseph Conrad

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5 1
The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay

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4 1
Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason. Benjamin Franklin

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4 1
Call the bald man, Boy; make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace. Helen Rowland

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4 2
There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves. Junius

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As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, challenges to magnanimity, and appeals to sympathy or justice, are folly when we are dealing with human crocodiles and boa-constrictors. William James

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3 1
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them? Horace

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Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world. Thomas Carlyle

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2 0
Secrecy has many advantages, for when you tell someone the purpose of any object right away, they often think there is nothing to it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Whenever he met a great man he groveled before him, and my-lorded him as only a free-born Briton can do. William Makepeace Thackeray

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More flies are caught with honey than with vinegar.