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Influence Quotes


These are some of the best 'Influence' quotations and sayings.

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A good man does good merely by living.

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

A woman is more influenced by what she divines than by what she is told.

A word or a nod from the good, has more weight than the eloquent speeches of others.

Always so act that the immediate motive of thy will may become a universal rule for all intelligent beings.

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.

Everyone is a leader because everyone influences someone.

Forming characters! Whose? - our own, or others? - Both. - And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence. - Who is sufficient for the thought?

Good words do more than hard speeches, as the sunbeams, without any noise, will make the traveler cast off his cloak, which all the blustering winds could not do, but only make him bind it closer to him.

He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build.

I am a part of all that I have seen.

If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter, the whole face of the earth would have been changed.

If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion than you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. - Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence - an influence too, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.

In families well ordered there is always one firm, sweet temper, which controls without seeming to dictate. The Greeks represented Persuasion as crowned.

Influence is the exhalation of character.

Influence never dies; every act, emotion, look and word makes influence tell for good or evil, happiness or woe, through the long future of eternity.

It is the age that forms the man, not the man that forms the age. Great minds do indeed react on the society which has made them what they are, but they only pay with interest what they have received.

Leadership is influence.

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.


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