Influence Quotes

Influence Quotes by Ashley Madekwe, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Melky Cabrera, Gordon Parks, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Forest Whitaker and many others.

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Ashley Madekwe
There is nothing wrong with loving musical theatre, but I think that it’s naive to hold it superior any other musical classification, especially since these other genres have been influencing Broadway more and more in recent decades.
Stephanie D’Abruzzo
I think the one person that has the most influence on me is the Lord.
Melky Cabrera
I think maybe the rural influence in my life helped me in a sense, of knowing how to get close to people and talk to them and get my work done.
Gordon Parks
Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
You have to ask if the country would have been ready for Barack Obama if we hadn’t been prepared by Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. If they hadn’t already been in positions of enormous power and influence – secretary of state, secretary of defence – you know what I mean?
Forest Whitaker
If there is anything of power in The Salvation Army today, it is because God has had all the adoration of my heart, all the power of my will, and all the influence of my life.
William Booth
Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Merging the ability to conduct surveillance that reveals every aspect of a person’s life with the ability to conjure up the legal authority to execute that surveillance, and finally, removing any accountable judicial oversight, creates the opportunity for unprecedented influence over our system of government.
Ron Wyden
While it is becoming increasingly obvious that the fundamental architecture of a system has a profound Influence on the quality of its human factors, the vast majority of human factors studies concern the surface of hardware (keyboards, screens) or the very surface of the software (command names, menu formats).
Lewis M. Branscomb
My influences were from Europe from between 1900 and 1945. My favorite artists were Egon Schiele or Edvard Munch. I wasn’t interested in contemporary art at all.
Tracey Emin
Thus commerce, though in itself a moral nullity, has had a considerable influence in tempering the human mind….he trades with the same countries …(that he) would have gone to war with.
Thomas Paine
Water is the grand epic of creation; and there is not a human soul but feels the influence of its majesty, its power, or its beauty.
Sarah Josepha Hale
Whitman had a profound influence on me. That was during my sophomore year when I came down with a bad attack of Whitmanitis. But he did me a lot of good, and I think the influence is discoverable.
Conrad Aiken
People ask me all the time, “What are your influences? Are you trying to do Beckett?” It’s like, “No, I’m trying to do me.” Whatever that is. I don’t know what that is, but that’s the basis. I’m trying to be true and I’m trying to be honest.
Charlie Kaufman
Godzilla. The big, green G-man has had a profound influence on my creative endeavors and imagination since I was blueberry-avoiding kid.
Jeremy Robinson
Please repeat: influence is not popularity.
Brian Solis
My influences are jazz, blues, European classical music; they are rock music and pop music. So many kinds of music. World music from different countries like India and China. I think that would be a shame not to take advantage and do something… not unique, because I don’t have this pretension.
Rokia Traore
The Force of Art lies in its immediate influence on human psychology and in its active contagiousness.
Naum Gabo
‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ was a huge influence on me as a kid. It looked like a really fun job.
Mike Scully
Movies are the biggest export in the world, the biggest American export. It influences people all over the world.
Brett Ratner
Sebald, Naipaul, and Joyce are three of my biggest influences, all of them for their formal freedom and their ability to create mood. So those comparisons are immensely flattering and, of course, unearned.
Teju Cole
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
I want to have a positive influence on the sport of horse racing.
Bob Baffert
My biggest influence growing up was Mad magazine, which is a very text-heavy form of visual satire. I didn’t grow up wanting to draw donkeys and elephants with the names of politicians written across them.
Tom Tomorrow
For, truly speaking, whoever provokes me to a good act or thought has given me a pledge of his fidelity to virtue,–he has come under the bonds to adhere to that cause to which we are jointly attached.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think the fact that I created something and had an enormous influence is indisputable.
La Monte Young
Solidarity between women can be a powerful force of change, and can influence future development in ways favourable not only to women but also to men.
Nawal El Saadawi
The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All Jews, however, in proportion as they are one with the leaders and rulers of their race, will oppose the influence of the supernatural Life of Grace in society and will be an active ferment of Naturalism.
Denis Fahey
How accidental our existences are, really, and how full of influence by circumstance.
Louis Kahn
Of course Russia is, let’s say element, of American election campaign, was on the agenda to some extent but the influence of that element could have hardly been critical.
Dmitry Peskov
In any influence, will, a self, the ego, the I AM is the greater force to be dealt with, but as numbers do influence, a knowledge of same certainly gives an individual a foresight into relationships.
Edgar Cayce
I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.
Charles Spurgeon
God’s people are peculiar. Their spirit cannot mingle with the spirit and influence of the world. You do not wish to bear the Christian name and yet be unworthy of it.
Ellen G. White
It may be relatively mild when expressed as criticism, anger, or feelings of severe frustration. Criticism has a negative influence on the feelings of love for and interest in one’s spouse.
H. Burke Peterson
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. . . . If you want to influence someone, listen to what he says. . . . When he finishes talking, ask him about any points that you do not understand.
Joyce Brothers
It is more important to influence people than to impress them.
Adrian Rogers
What I’m trying to do is to influence all the people I can influence. All those who are still under the dream and just put a big question mark in their mind. The acid dream is over, that is what I’m trying to tell them.
John Lennon
Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
Bernard Law Montgomery
You present a challenge to Satan’s plan. You carry something of God within you, something noble and holy, something the world needs – wisdom, kindness, mercy, skill. If Satan can neutralize you, he can mute your influence.
Max Lucado
The essence of influence is pull. It’s an attraction. Great influencers attract people, to themselves, and to their ideas.
Bob Burg
Churches must extend their influence beyond the lives of church members to impact the broader community that they serve.
Tony Evans
Nothing on earth in fiction is less interesting than characters under the influence of alcohol.
John L’Heureux
Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.
George Washington
‘Do the Right Thing’ has been a big influence on me. I saw it when it first came out in 1989. I was about 18, and it blew me away on many levels – I had never seen anything like it before.
Asif Kapadia
The first reason for the preponderant influence of those Evangelicals who define themselves as advocates of Religious Right theological and political ideologies is that they have both the financial means and technological know-how to make widespread use of modern electronic forms of communication.
Tony Campolo
Plato says a multitude can never philosophize and hence can never recognize the seriousness of philosophy or who really philosophizes. Attempting to influence the multitude results in forced prostitution.
Allan Bloom
We’re able to influence younger generations on design and art. They might not have realized they were an artist.
Douglas Wilson
My life would have been different without Paul Stanley or Ace Frehley. They would have to be the greatest on my list as an influence to my life at 11 years old.
Mike McCready
I don’t like to think about being an influence. It’s embarrassing.
Bruce Nauman
In many places where coffee is grown, deforestation is a major issue. With Starbucks’ position in the marketplace and the respect and relationships we have, we can – and have, in some cases – been able to educate and influence people.
Howard Schultz
This, however, is sure: nothing is really lost. Any influence for good, no matter how ephemeral, makes its mark: it helps to leaven the loaf of evil: it leaves a loophole, albeit a small one, for a future escape from bondage.
Horace Annesley Vachell
The Spirit of God is given to the true saints to dwell in them as his proper lasting abode to dwell in them and to influence their hearts as a principle of new nature or as a divine supernatural spring of life and action.
Jonathan Edwards
I have more influence now than when I had the power.
Gough Whitlam
I’m absolutely confident that the actions we took in Iraq are influencing reformers and freedom lovers in the greater Middle East. And I believe that you’re going to see the rise of democracy in many countries in the broader Middle East, which will lay the foundation for peace.
George W. Bush
It’s an unbelievable responsibility to influence decisions, shareholder value and most important to me, people’s careers and livelihoods.
Andrea Jung
It is not possible to know how far the influence of any amiable, honest-hearted duty-doing man flies out into the world, but it is very possible to know how it has touched one’s self in going by.
Charles Dickens
Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence.
Dada Vaswani
The main importance of Francis Bacon’s influence does not lie in any peculiar theory of inductive reasoning which he happened to express, but in the revolt against second-hand information of which he was a leader.
Alfred North Whitehead
The United States needs to be far clearer: we cannot and will not support any government where Hamas has a real influence and the security forces stop fighting terror.
Elliott Abrams
I’ve been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of.
Dashiell Hammett
To be angry is to yield to the influence of Satan. No one can make us angry. It is our choice. If we desire to have a proper spirit with us at all times, we must choose to refrain from becoming angry. I testify that such is possible.
Thomas S. Monson
I never like to get political, but when you have the ability, through your media, to influence a large mass of people, I would want to be a part of the evolving cycle of progress vs. keeping things the way that they are.
Zoe Saldana
I can’t tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write, and I don’t know what my influences are.
Jean M. Auel
It is said that a wise man rules over the stars, but this does not mean that he rules over the influences which come from the stars in the sky. It means that he rules over the powers which exist in his own constitution.
Paracelsus
They [Arabs] wanted to catch up with the modern world. The West appreciated that, but was more interested in colonies, markets, and spheres of influence. Such is the way in which historical forces operate: the give and take between nations, as betweenВ cultures, is noВ simple exchange
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
No human influenced me to become vegan. The screaming, terrified, enslaved animals were the only influence needed.
Gary Yourofsky
I really don’t think we’ve become a plutocracy, but I worry about the enormous influence that money has in a democracy such as ours.
Angus Deaton
You focus on the depth of your relationship [with God]; let Him determine the scope of your ministry
Howard G. Hendricks
I don’t flatter myself with much dependence upon the present disposition of the Eastern Indians, who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture with us by the artifices of the French, their own weakness and the influence which the French Missionary Priests have over them.
William Shirley
ABBA was a direct influence on me.
Beth Ditto
Religious and spiritual leaders should be held accountable for environmental activism, not only because they have access to large communities and can influence votes but because service is integral to religious and spiritual life.
Radhanath Swami
That’s one of the things about the Tea Party people. They think corporations have too much influence in American life and they do.
Howard Dean
T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.
Johnny Winter
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
George Eliot
If you met my dad, I think a lot of things would be put to rest. Because my pops is a pretty silly guy. But, Coldcut, they’re based in the U.K. I’m a big fan of jazz music, so American music has had a big influence on what I listen to.
Eric San
There’s no doubt that the Moon is more than a handy night light and a hair restorer for werewolves. It’s responsible for the substantial amplitude of earthly ocean tides. These are of obvious influence if you’re a geoduck, a type of clam that people dig up at low tide.
Seth Shostak
It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
Albert Einstein
I was in charge of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So I had some of the most brilliant mathematical statistical minds in the country, who would put together the modern technology, if you like, of understanding the economy and tracking it and trying to influence it.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Now that I’m a political pundit, I have the ability to influence people.
Jonathan Krohn
Influence is a matter of selection – both acceptance and rejection.
Edward Albee
You young men need to know that you can hardly achieve your highest potential without the influence of a good women, particularly you mother, and in a few years, a good wife.
Russell M. Nelson
Although Christianity has never been the guarantee of a democratic state anywhere in the world, no democracy has ever thrived successfully for any period of time outside of Christian influence.
Theodore White
Everyone is a leader because everyone influences someone.
John C. Maxwell
I was not going to surrender to the status quo and corporate insistence that ordinary people have no power and influence.
Rebecca Solnit
Sports will always be important in global culture, and so fashion, as a reflection of cultural trends, will always incorporate influences from sports.
Giorgio Armani
Everything we do, I’d imagine, influences everything we will do.
Nick Flynn
No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
Sarah Josepha Hale
Don’t try to kid yourself that your game is about pace if it isn’t. If you’re a big guy like me you need to look at how similarly built players use that physical presence to influence a game. Accept that your build may have some limitations – but plenty of plus points too.
Adebayo Akinfenwa
Spellings are made by people. Dictionaries eventually reflect popular choices. And the Internet is allowing more people to influence spelling than ever before.
David Crystal
Obscurantism is the academic theorist’s revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity – a way of proclaiming one’s superiority in the face of one’s diminished influence.
David Lehman
What is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do.
Victor Hugo
Money and power are not your true rewards. Your name, your principles, your impeccable standards, your virtuous conduct, and remains an influence with others long after you are gone.
Jason Hartman
The more people see that they are being understood, they become more motivated to understand your point of view.
John C. Maxwell
I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
Helen Dunmore
As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis – a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
Stacie Orrico
When I listen to what I did under the influence – 10 years of work – I don’t think it either enhanced or impaired me. It didn’t have that much to do with it.
Keith Richards
. . . if we have children. When they are just born we do everything for them. We are omnipotent, they are completely dependent on us, but then when they grow up you must take back your influence on them, to give them freedom.
JГјrgen Moltmann
Our minds are susceptible to the influence of external voices telling us what we require to be satisfied, voices that may drown out the faint sounds emitted by our souls and distract us from the careful, arduous task of accurately naming our priorities.
Alain de Botton
to deny that music powerfully influences our thoughts and conduct is either ignorant or a deliberate lie. Anyone who listens to music has been moved by it. It’s music, that’s the point.
Dessa Darling
Whoever influences the child’s life ought to try to give him a positive view of himself and of his world. The child’s future happiness and his ability to cope with life and relate to others will depend on it.
Bruno Bettelheim
Thank God for the joys of family life. I have often said there can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from a good home. The sweetest influences and associations of life are there
Ezra Taft Benson
We only know God in His works, but we are forced by science to admit and to believe with absolute confidence in a Directive Power-in an influence other than physical, or dynamical, or electrical forces.
Lord Kelvin
Punk’s influence on music, movies, art, design and fashion is no longer in doubt. It is used as the measurement for what is cool.
Malcolm Mclaren
Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world.
Yo-Yo Ma
What is a coach? We are teachers. Educators. We have the same obligations as all teachers, except we probably have more influence than anybody but their families. And, in a lot of cases, more than their families.
Joe Paterno
One thing that is not to be underestimated is American cultures influence on the rest of the world.
Yael Stone
I dont believe in learning from other peoples pictures. I think you should learn from your own interior vision of things and discover, as I say, Innocently, as though there had never been anybody.
Orson Welles
When your team questions your motives and methods, you have lost their trust and you will not be able to influence them.
John Fairclough
At one point cinema and photography weren’t treated as art. Now it’s crazy to think they’re not. The key question is “What is art today?” The most important artists of the last 20 years are Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive, because the influence they have had is incredible and they’ve changed the world. That is art.
Ferran Adria
Nothing, I believe, can really teach us the nature and meaning of inspiration but personal experience of it. That we may all have such experience if we will but attend to the divine influences in our own hearts, is the cardinal doctrine of Quakerism.
Caroline Emelia Stephen
It’s a huge responsibility to have influence and to steward it in a way that leads to God-honoring leadership.
Bill Hybels
There is a force that controls all your decisions. It influences how you think and feel every moment you’re alive. It determines what you will do and what you will not do. It determines how you feel about anything that occurs in your life. That force is your beliefs.
Tony Robbins
It is remarkable how great an influence our clothes have on our moral state.
Anatole France
The highest truth needs no communicating, for it is by its very nature self-propelling. It radiates its influence silently as the rose its fragrance without the intervention of a medium.
Mahatma Gandhi
We need election systems that are free from fraud, discrimination, and partisan influence and that are more, not less, accessible to the citizens of this country.
Eric Holder
We don’t have a lot of expectations [for Donald J. Trump] because the American administration is not only about the President; it’s about different powers within this administration, the different lobbies that they are going to influence any President.
Bashar al-Assad
There are younger, stronger swimmers coming up and they are hungry. I can’t influence what they do, I only know what I can do and I know how greedy I am to defend my title.
Kirsty Coventry
With respect to our friends in the [Iraq] region, each has its own system, each will have to make its own judgment as to whether it will change, how fast it will change, and we hope that we can help influence them as to how change comes about and what change might be better for them than other forms of change.
Colin Powell
By religion I mean perfected manhood,–the quickening of the soul by the influence of the Divine Spirit.
Henry Ward Beecher
Whatever I watched, whatever I loved in 36 years of life on Earth, probably had some influence on me.
Nic Pizzolatto
I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
Julius Erving
What you see determines how you interpret the world, which in turn influences what you expect of the world and how you expect the story of your life to unfold.
Sheena Iyengar
The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.
Carroll Quigley
In Psalm 72, Solomon prays for power and fame but he says the purpose of influence is to speak up for others and one is the immigrant. He doesn’t delineate between legal and illegal.
Rick Warren
I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally – with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.
Bruce Springsteen
It has become harder and harder in the United States to make films unhampered by outside influences. I’ve always been able to steer clear of that and keep the business people out of my hair completely.
Woody Allen
If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded.
Millicent Fawcett
What motivates it is life. Life is everything. Life influences my music and brings it forth. Life is always changing, so I’m always hearing new music.
Lenny Kravitz
One changed child eventually changes a family. A changed family will influence change in its church. Enough changed churches will transform a community. Changed communities change regions. Changed regions will in time change an entire nation.
Wess Stafford
In the end, I find my influences or inspirations where I can.
Lana Del Rey
The political tactics of division and slander are not our values. They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country.
John McCain
Qing Cheng Mountain was a direct influence on the mysterious final shot of ‘Kung Fu Panda 2.’
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Commitment to a plan or thought carries with it a force that can influence the unconscious mind and bring about the desired effect. In other words, once we decide to have something, the mind unconsciously begins to create the reality necessary to bring to pass what we desire.
Richard Paul Evans
We must first note that economic factors are taken into account in a world in which ignorance, prejudice, and mental confusion, encouraged rather than dispelled by the political organization, exert a strong influence on policy making.
Ronald Coase
A low morality will not sustain leadership long, its influence quickly vanishes, it cannot produce its own succession.
Chester Barnard
I just have a lot off different influences.
Mose Allison
Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer.
Lionel Richie
When our priorities are out of order, we lose power. It takes personal revelation every day to help us prioritize and keep at bay the influences of the world that would draw us from what we are to do.
Julie B. Beck
The special sphere of finance within economics is the study of allocation and deployment of economic resources, both spatially and across time, in an uncertain environment. To capture the influence and interaction of time and uncertainty effectively requires sophisticated mathematical and computational tools.
Robert C. Merton
The power of the masses can influence any government in the world. The power of the masses can elect an official, start a revolution, and drive history. Nelson Mandela did it alone from his prison cell. Ghandi did it lying down. Egypt did it singing songs.
Jason Mraz
The fruit of the Spirit is the natural produce of his gracious inward influence, the spontaneous and inevitable result of his uniting us to Jesus Christ.
Philip Graham Ryken
Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don’t think there’s anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song.
LeAnn Rimes
I think it would be just to say the most essential characteristic of mind is memory, using this word in its broadest sense to include every influence of past experience on present reactions.
Bertrand Russell
Affluence means influence.
Jack London
Over time, is it easier or harder to sustain your influence within your organization? With charisma alone, influence becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain. With character, as time passes, influence builds and requires less work to sustain.
John C. Maxwell
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.
Napoleon Hill
There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
Ivor Novello
I’d like to do a pop album with an R and B influence. I definitely want to have those big ballads with the uptempo hits as well.
Pia Toscano
The net poses a fundamental threat not only to the authority of the government, but to all authority, because it permits people to organize, think, and influence one another without any institutional supervision whatsoever.
John Seabrook
In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control, and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.[Pournelle’s law of Bureaucracy]
Jerry Pournelle
One of the expedients of party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts.
George Washington
I couldn’t be more proud of my little sister and the mother she is and am also incredibly proud of my mom and the huge influence she’s had on myself, my sisters, and now her grandchildren.
Natalya Neidhart
Through exploitation of its influence over global financial affairs, the United States has been able to cover the costs of its hegemonic position, preserve a false domestic prosperity, and mask the consequences of its relative political and economic decline.
Robert Gilpin
The future is not inevitable. We can influence it, if we know what we want it to be.
Charles Handy
The world’s equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order. Mankind’s ordered life hath been revolutionized through the agency of this unique, this wondrous System – the like of which mortal eyes have never witnessed.
BahГЎ’u’llГЎh
There are two things you need if you are to uncover and communicate what is really happening in the world. One is to free of any dogmatic belief system. The second is not to give a damn what people think and say about you, or, at least, not to let that influence your decisions.
David Icke
There are capitalist states which consider themselves cheated, during previous redivisions of
spheres of influence, territories, sources of raw materials, markets, etc., and which would again desire to redivide them to their own advantage.
Joseph Stalin
The universe for me was other planets and other star systems and other galaxies. I enjoyed tracking it, but it had no specific influence on my ambitions for that reason. It wasn’t really far enough away from Earth to matter to me.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
If you could help millions of people, you can certainly make millions of dollars. I try to influence everyone I know to be a giver because the person that benefits most by giving is the giver.
Tony Robbins
It behooves every man to see that his influence is on the side of justice, and let the courts make their own characters.
Henry David Thoreau
Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character; and then he is never made radically better for its influence.
Dorothea Dix
We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered.
Thomas Huxley
In England pensions used to be given to aristocrats, because aristocrats had political influence, in order to corrupt them. Here pensions are given to the great democratic mass, because they have political power, to corrupt them.
William Graham Sumner
If you ask me now, I think every single writer whose work I’ve read has had some influence upon me, and I continue to be influenced, subtly, by everything I read, like a sponge. But then, what writers aren’t? Being a literary sponge is one of the prerequisites for this insanity.
Vera Nazarian
I love baseball. The game allowed me the influence to impact kids in a positive way. This gives me a chance to talk to some social issues.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
George Carlin is an influence on a generation. He made me want to do comedy.
Tracy Morgan
The increasing presence of cloud computing and mobile smart phones is driving the digitization of everything across both consumer and enterprise domains. It is hard to imagine any area of human activity which is not being reengineered under this influence, either at present or in the very near future.
Geoffrey Moore
It is the absolutism of theism, its pernicious influence upon humanity, its paralyzing effect upon thought and action, which Atheism is fighting with all its power.
Emma Goldman
The Egyptian tomb was the outcome of the Mesopotamian influence and followed from the religious crisis the country had undergone.
Stephen Gardiner
Famine, poverty, abuse, you can’t keep that all blocked out. If you let those things teach you, influence you, change you, those are the events that transition you without you even knowing it to become more compassionate.
Richard Rohr
Today, children are watching more and more television, and are bombarded over and over with images and content that have the potential to dramatically influence their behavior.
Tim Murphy
Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can; and conquered they must be, or neither wisdom nor happiness can be attained: but those who are not yet subject to their influence may, by timely caution, preserve their freedom.
Samuel Johnson
If the influence of luck is a delusion, then all I can say is that the delusion is virtually universal.
Felix Dennis
There are two parts to influence: First, influence is powerful; and second, influence is subtle. You wouldn’t let someone push you off course, but you might let someone nudge you off course and not even realize it.
Jim Rohn
The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology.
Edward Thorndike
Whether we assert our rights by sea, or attempt their maintenance by land whithersoever we turn ourselves, this phantom incessantly pursues us. Already has it had too much influence on the councils of the nation.
Henry Clay
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
When does the mind put forth its powers? when are the stores of memory unlocked? when does wit ‘flash from fluent lips?’ — when but after a good dinner? Who will deny its influence on the affections? Half our friends are born of turbots and truffles.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
You can exert no influence if you are not susceptible to influence.
Carl Jung
The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
Henry Drummond
Elimination of nuclear weapons, so naive, so simplistic, and so idealistic as to be quixotic? Some may think so. But as human beings, citizens of nations with power to influence events in the world, can we be at peace with ourselves if we strive for less? I think not.
Robert McNamara
… it is as true in morals as in physics that all force is imperishable; therefore the consequences of a human action never cease.
Tennessee Celeste Claflin
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
The senate was wealthy people and it wasn’t elected, it was chosen through legislatures, which themselves were under private influence, powerful influence. They were remote from the population and that’s where power was suppose to reside.
Noam Chomsky
Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.
Ethel Waters
I think the American people should know there’s already strong influences toward another deployment of American troops in an open-ended commitment.
John McCain
I’m very influenced by a lot of things, but my chief influence is my friends and what I see and what I feel and my own experiences and memory.
Nan Goldin
I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy.
Paul Nurse
I hope we’re all kind of influencing each other now to keep the quality up on those things. They seem to be getting better and better and better as there’s not only sort of a film geek audience, there’s also a general interest in the overall film consuming population.
Jay Roach
I think what you study and what you believe in has an influence in the way you live.
Mark Martin
Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety; it shows itself in acts rather than words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations.
Louisa May Alcott
The power of free will is developed and confirmed by increasing the number of worthy motives which influence conduct.
John Lancaster Spalding
Literary influences are harder for me to point to, because mostly it’s a mulch of all of my past reading.
Jeff VanderMeer
I’m formally trained, I don’t know what classically trained really means. I’ve worked with Sanford Meisner. And I’ve worked at Circle Rep with Marshall W. Mason and Lanford Wilson and some really good people. I was lucky. I had a lot of really good influences.
Brad Dourif
Did people think I sounded black? Totally, but that was a marketing tool as well, but also this is how I grew up and these are my influences.
Taylor Dane
I think that covering a conflict that is personal, that influences your very own, your family, gives you some perspectives.As a journalist, when I fly in, I care about every place I go including conflicts.
Shaul Schwarz
By the age of three, the child has already laid down the foundations of his personality as a human being, and only then does he need the help of special scholastic influences. So great are the conquests he has made that one may well say: the child who goes to school at three is already a little man.
Maria Montessori
Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind.
William Ellery Channing
We are not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other company.
Walt Disney
The most fundamental in me is coming uppermost, and the transient, the sensational, is dispersing, because it can’t adversely influence what is essential to me.
Oskar Kokoschka
One truly affectionate soul in a family will evert a sweetening and harmonizing influence upon all its members.
Henry Van Dyke
There was a writer in the ’20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn’t tell you what it was.
Jack Vance
Oprah Winfrey’s global influence is unparalleled. Not only has her generosity and firm belief that education is the key to a better life benefited countless women and children around the world, but her example has also inspired millions of people to give back in ways big and small.
Eli Broad
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
But I’m more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg’s my main influence.
Damien Hirst
If we are going to be masters of our destiny, we must be masters of the ideas that influence that destiny.
John Henrik Clarke
If you want to upgrade your circle of influence, it begins with upgrading yourself.
Hal Elrod
My explanation remains the same: It was an attempt to make the point that anyone who opposed the war can achieve their objective by working within their sphere of influence, whether their political party or community of faith.
Jim Moran
I think the Greek New Testament is the strongest and most successful misreading of a great prior text in the entire history of influence.
Harold Bloom
That’s partly the success of my work-the ability to have a young black girl walk into the Brooklyn Museum and see paintings she recognizes not because of their art or historical influence but because of their inflection, in terms of colors, their specificity and presence.
Kehinde Wiley
The majority of people are timid by nature, and that is why they constantly exaggerate danger. all influences on the military leader, therefore, combine to give him a false impression of his opponent’s strength, and from this arises a new source of indecision.
Carl von Clausewitz
The popular idea of a role model implies that an adult’s influence on a child is primarily occupational, and that all a black child needs is to see a black doctor, and then this child will think, “Oh, I can become a doctor too.”
Richard Rodriguez
Let me thus praise You in the way You love best: by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching, not by words, but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. Amen.
Mother Teresa
I have overlived the generation with which mutual labors & perils begat mutual confidence and influence.
Thomas Jefferson
Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies’ resources, and minimized their own.
Livy
I grew up in a family with two very strong women, my mother and my older sister, and they were big influences on my life. I’ve spent a life loving women, and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to.
Darren Aronofsky
You may sometimes be tempted to say, ‘Will my influence make any difference? I am just one. Will my service affect the work that dramatically?’ I testify to you that it will. You will never be able to measure your influence for good.
Thomas S. Monson
Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today
Friedrich Nietzsche
When a man comes to die,
no matter what his talents and influences and genius,
if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him
and his dying a cold horror.
John Steinbeck
We can build influence by self promotion, but God will only promote those who do not promote themselves. That which is built on self-promotion will have to be maintained by human striving. Those who allow God to build the house have taken a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light.
Rick Joyner
When someone is not there all the time it gives us space to think about them. Your job in influence and persuasion is to get the other person to think about you or your product without you forcing yourself upon them or without you making them think about you.
Robert Greene
[My work] is using light as a material to influence or affect the medium of perception. I feel that I want to use light as this wonderful and magic elixir that we drink as Vitamin D through the skin – and I mean, we are literally light-eaters – to then affect the way that we see.
James Turrell
I definitely acknowledge that ‘The Matrix’ and Trinity had an influence on female action-oriented characters in television and in film. I think it’s awesome.
Carrie-Anne Moss
The orbs create feedback loops that can influence either personal of employee behavior.
David Rose
When a plain-looking woman is loved, it is certain to be very passionately ; for either her influence on her lover is irresistible, or she has some secret and more irresistible charms than those of beauty.
Jean de la Bruyere
The greater productivity of work under the division of labor is a unifying influence. It leads men to regard each other as comrades in a joint struggle for welfare, rather than as competitors in a struggle for existence. It makes friends out of enemies, peace out of war, society out of individuals.
Ludwig von Mises
I wish I could play music. I think I get as closeas possible with the editing of the films. Over the years musichas been an even more important influence than-or as important as-film.There’s no doubt about it. Painting, movement, dance, sculpture-it’sall in cinema.
Martin Scorsese
The solution to North Korea is the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. China could influence the North; it supplies 80 to 90 percent of North Korea’s energy. The United States have to put pressure on China in order for China to pressure North Korea.
John Bolton
Their moral influence will then do infinitely more to advance the true interests of religion, than any measures which they may call on Congress to enact.
Richard Mentor Johnson
Barack Obama said today that politics has become too gummed up by money and influence … and then he had to leave to attend a fundraiser.
Jay Leno
We are inadvertently in love with the Influence of Power and we need to be in love with the Power of Influence.
Michael Grinder
Being part of ‘Natural Nylon’ is a great way to have an influence on the films that get out there. I love films and it gives me an input.
Jonny Lee Miller
I never got lessons. I took influence from Chet Baker, Ian Dury, and Joe Strummer. I don’t hear my voice and think, ‘Yeah, that’s a banging voice!’ It’s more about putting the right emotions into the right words and the lyrics than anything else to me.
King Krule
My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education.
John H. Johnson
The past can influence the future. When you finish one chapter, you open another, which will be influenced by what you’ve just lived through.
Edgar Davids
In our laws…by the oath which they prescribe, we appeal to the Supreme Being so to deal with us hereafter as we observe the obligation of our oaths. The Pagan world…are without the mighty influence of this principle which is proclaimed in the Christian system.
Rufus King
A Strat was a thing of wonder .. when I was 14 or 15, the Shadows were a big influence, and they had the first Strats that came to England. I like to play all kinds of guitars, but I wasn’t getting the sound I really wanted until I got a Stratocaster
Mark Knopfler
I worked really hard to develop me as an artist and as a musician. I have so many different influences and play so many different instruments, I don’t think anyone knew what to do with me!
Elle King
If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: Milk for the infants , Food for the adults and Education for all
Lala Lajpat Rai
When you say or do anything to please, get, keep, influence, or control anyone or anything, fear is the cause and pain is the result.
Byron Katie
We learn the influence of our will from experience alone. And experience only teaches us, how one event constantly follows another; without instructing us in the secret connexion, which binds them together, and renders them inseparable.
David Hume
Today, Academies of Science use their influence around the world in support of human rights.
John Polanyi
Books have always a secret influence on the understanding.
Samuel Johnson
I guess there might come a point when I will want to live an anonymous life. I’m only at the start of my career, so I’m sure that moment will come, but I know how blessed I am to have this platform on which to speak and influence.
Kimbra
Everyone’s different, but it was fun for me to work with Garth Hudson. He’s from ‘The Band.’ They are a massive influence, that was a big thrill. He’s completely out of his mind.
Teddy Thompson
Mastery of yoga is really measured by how it influences our day-to-day living, how it enhances our relationships, how it promotes clarity and peace of mind.
T. K. V. Desikachar
Influence is getting others to do what you want them to do because they want to do it – a take on Eisenhower’s famous leadership statement
Phil Harding
It is our relation to circumstances that determines their influence upon us.
Christian Nestell Bovee
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
Any experienced player knows how a change in the character of the play influences your psychological mood.
Garry Kasparov
Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else’s hands.
Rem Koolhaas
The way we metabolize our experience of time influences our biological clock.
Deepak Chopra
Government unions should not be allowed to influence the public officials they are lobbying, and sitting across the bargaining table from, through campaign donations and expenditures.
Bruce Rauner
Even if you do no work that is particularly lofty or far-reaching, if you can shed mundane feelings, that is a great achievement. Even if you do not strive much for progress in learning, if you can minimize the influence things have on you, you will soar into the realm of sages.
Zicheng Hong
There are always different influences each season. It could be a person, it could be a piece of furniture; it depends on what I’m obsessing about.
Anna Sui
Horrors, I believe, should be original – the use of common myths and legends being a weakening influence.
H. P. Lovecraft
Russia has cultivated an opaque network of patronage across the region that it uses to influence and direct decision- making.
Al Franken
All this stuff doesn’t happen to you for your own sake. It doesn’t happen to you so you can fill your shelves with trophies or line your pockets with cash; it happens so you can have a positive influence and encourage other people.
David Robinson
There are people whose feelings and well-being are within our influence. We can never escape this fact.
Hugh Prather
When men are able to influence so many others through their life and their example, they do not die.
Aleida Guevara
There are no mistakes or accidents. The present is malleable. Influence the odds. Free will is your pen, write your life.
Pharrell Williams
To be effective at selling ideas, at being a lobbyist, influencing other people, you have to be very sure of yourself.
Duncan Green
We are connected with our own age if we recognize ourselves in relation to outside events; and we have grasped its spirit when we influence the future.
Hans Hofmann
We believe that the United States and the rest of the international community can play a useful role by exerting influence on Pakistan to put a permanent and visible end to cross-border terrorism against India.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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
You can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input.
Angela Merkel
I’d like to be more of a bad influence than a role model. I’m getting lots of boys to wear eye-liner again which is good.
Brian Molko
Hegemony is not defined by rivers or conventional borders – it’s dominance, it’s influence. So we get to decide in our hearts, are we in Iraq to help restore something, or are we there to establish dominance? How can you torture people and say, well, that’s just a few bad apples in our culture?
Dar Williams
I definitely had a gang influence with friends and family growing up in South Central, and people might think that Beverly Hills definitely shielded me from some problems. But in actuality, it only opened up a whole new can of worms.
Spencer Paysinger
Bill Gore from Goretex was a very strong influence because he was one of the first larger companies to experiment with freedom in the workplace.
Ricardo Semler
We [must] hold the just balance and set ourselves as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other.
Theodore Roosevelt
The collective influence of you and the other leaders will bring the rest along. If this does not happen, divided interest and loyalty will occur within the group.
John C. Maxwell
Life as a therapist is a life of service in which we daily transcend our personal wishes and turn our gaze toward the needs and growth of the other. We take pleasure not only in the growth of our patient but also in the ripple effect—the salutary influence our patients have upon those whom they touch in life.
Irvin D. Yalom
In order to have influence, you have to be influenced.
Stephen Covey
If you are suffering from your intemperance in eating or in drinking, we that are around you, or associated with you, are affected by your infirmities. We have to suffer on account of the course you pursue, which is wrong. If it has an influence to lessen your powers of mind or body, we are affected by it.
Ellen G. White
So in Asia I want to make – I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries.
Kim Dae-jung
Some of the most serious fallacies of traditional economics have been due to confusion between optimum and equilibrium conditions; the apparent influence of Dr. Pangloss upon the development of economic thought is for the most part nothing but pure intellectual error.
Sir John Richard Hicks
Joyous Sound evolved from a gospel influence. Actually it evolved out of sitting at a piano and just picking out a riff, a gospel type riff. It just seemed to come joyously-something about the song, about living in another place of joyous sounds. I’m not quite sure-that’s one I’m trying to analyze. It just came out.
Van Morrison
Genes are not simple triggers. No one is hardwired to commit murder or any other crime. Our actions are always the result of stupendously complex gene-environment interactions, and environment is likely to remain the more important influence by far.
William Landay
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
Amos Bronson Alcott
House was the first film where I had no influence on the script. I had to buy the script with the game rights.
Uwe Boll
The Christian church in the U.S. is still strong numerically, but it has lost its decisive influence both in American public life and in American culture as a whole, especially in the major elite institutions of society.
Os Guinness
It’s frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so much influence.
George Orwell
But the Committee for Industrial Organizations is here. It is now henceforth a definite instrumentality, destined greatly to influence the lives of our people and the internal and external course of the republic.
John L. Lewis
A woman is more influenced by what she divines than by what she is told.
Ninon de L’Enclos
In the coming years, if not sooner, social media will become a powerful tool that consumers will aggressively use to influence business attitudes and force companies into greater social responsibility – and, I suggest, move us towards a more sustainable practice of capitalism.
Simon Mainwaring
Maybe the given person, cup, or landscape is lost before one gets to painting. A figure exerts a continuing and unspecified influence on a painting as the canvas develops. The represented forms are loaded with psychological feeling. It can’t ever just be painting.
Richard Diebenkorn
I think music influences fashion and has done so for generations.
Georgia May Jagger
I guess everything having to do with your background has some influence on how you tell stories but it’s hard to parse how growing up in a Jewish community in Minnesota really affected it.
Joel Coen
The Catholic influence just comes from being raised Catholic, going to church every Sunday, being confirmed, going to church on holy days. So it’s coming from where I am. It serves the purpose of having people who have a base or foundation where they know what’s right.
Craig Finn
Both my mom and my grandma were really big influences on me not only by being strong and teaching me to be strong but also owning their salt as well.
Miranda Lambert
Irish folk is probably the biggest influence musically that I’ve ever had. My mother’s Irish. And when I was very young, both my brothers were very into traditional music, English and Irish. They were always playing music, so I was always brought up with it.
Kate Bush
Frustration and I have become good friends. And like any friend who’s a bad influence, frustration sometimes makes me do things that are, in retrospect, stupid. – Sirensong
Jenna Black
Latin music has many international influences – pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
Ednita Nazario
Each soil has had its own history. Like a river, a mountain, a forest, or any natural thing, its present condition is due to the influences of many things and events of the past.
Charles Kellogg
I’ve always said my biggest influence is my, just, the last work I did, the last piece I made.
Robert Barry
It’s the biggest economic influence in a woman’s life whether she can decide when and whether to have children or not.
Gloria Steinem
The similarity is that concentration of capital influences virtually everything that goes on. It influences the way the media functions, it very powerfully influences how the government works and it of course influences corporate sector elements, like say how Google or Amazon present materials that reach the public.
Noam Chomsky
There’s so much music out there, and so many different styles that I’ve been influenced by, so each album reflects some of that knowledge or influence that I’ve had.
John Legend
I don’t feel any real animosity towards critics when they write negative things. I think some are more perceptive than others. Some are very knowledgeable about painting. But it isn’t something I have any influence over, so there isn’t any point in worrying about it.
Peter Doig
I am more than ever convinced of the dangers to which the free and unbiased exercise of political opinion – the only sure foundation and safeguard of republican government – would be exposed by any further increase of the already overgrown influence of corporate authorities.
Martin Van Buren
Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.
Robert Rainy
I grew up with probably three different authors having a seminal influence on my childhood, Dr. Seuss being one and Maurice Sendak being another. That was my parents, who exposed me to their stories. That’s how I was introduced to the whole idea of not just reading, but storytelling in general.
Christopher Meledandri
If a man’s innate self-respect will not save him from habitual, disgusting intoxication, all the female influences in the universe would not avail. Man’s will, like woman’s, is stronger than the affection, and, once subjugated by vice, all eternal influences will be futile.
Augusta Jane Evans
Along with John Hughes, he’s probably the biggest influence. Would be awesome not only to meet him; he’s one person I’d also definitely like to work with.
Matthew Healy
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
Barbara W. Tuchman
Oh, I’m a psychology nerd; I love to learn about why people behave the way they do, how experiences influence us.
Aimee Osbourne
My mother was a huge influence on me – she was a free spirit and helped me appreciate, from a very early age, that everyone is different.
Christian Louboutin
The treatment of children in Indian residential schools is a sad chapter in our history… Two primary objectives of the residential schools system were to remove and isolate children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them into the dominant culture.
Stephen Harper
“There is no such thing as a good influence, Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral — immoral from the scientific point of view.” “Why?” “Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul.”
Oscar Wilde
Societies are healthiest when their radius of trust is broad and when people feel they can influence their own fate.
James Fallows
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
Maya Angelou
The superior artist is the one who knows how to be influenced.
Clement Greenberg
The poet who walks by moonlight is conscious of a tide in his thought which is to be referred to lunar influence.
Henry David Thoreau
My main influences are pop and folk music – Bob Lind, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, the Motown collection, The Zombies, Elliott Smith, and a ton of 70’s AM radio hits. I love powerpop too.
Greta Salpeter
Engrossed late and soon in professional cares, getting and spending, you may may so lay waste your powers that you may find, too late, with hearts given away, that t here is no place in your habit-stricken souls for those gentler influences which make your life worth living.
William Osler
As to whether I will ever get out, it will obviously take some large measures of public opinion because the judiciary system of America is totally interlaced with bureaucratic influences that perpetuate FBI control over judges, prosecutors and court proceedings.
Leonard Peltier
Guilt has always its horrors and solicitudes; and, to make it yet more shameful and detestable, it is doomed often to stand in awe of those to whom nothing could give influence or weight but their power of betraying.
Samuel Johnson
In Quanzhou, I have a lot of influence from superstition. I would go to the temple with my grandmother and mother. That is why I have a lot of curiosity about the unseen force and invisible things.
Cai Guo-Qiang
Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character, and then he is never made radically better for its influence.
Dorothea Dix
Aristotle may be regarded as the cultural barometer of Western history. Whenever his influence dominated the scene, it paved the way for one of history’s brilliant eras; whenever it fell, so did mankind.
Ayn Rand
But there is no end to the praise of books, to the value of the library. Who shall estimate their influence on our population where all the millions read and write ? It is the joy of nations that man can communicate all his thoughts, discoveries and virtues to records that may last for centuries.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think I must write a book. It has been my cherished dream and I feel an influence that I cannot resist calling me to the task.
Charles W. Chesnutt
Touch is our most highly developed sense when we are born, and it remains a fundamental mode of communication throughout a baby’s first year and an important influence throughout a person’s life.
Leonard Mlodinow
Today, refuse to see yourself as a recipient of negative vibrations or as a victim of subtle or gross influence around you. Practice broadcasting the high vibrations of your inner radiance remembering all the while that the place upon which you stand is holy simply because you are standing there.
Michael Beckwith
If only people would realize that moral principles are like measles…. They have to be caught. And only the people who’ve got them can pass on the contagion.
Aldous Huxley
The world is filled with terrible things that can influence children, and movies have depicted them since time immemorial. Should every terrible thing warrant an R-rating?
Marshall Herskovitz
When I am asked about influences, I always say I bow down to Fred Astaire, because when you look at him dancing you never look at his extremities, do you? You look at his centre. What you never see is the hours of work that went into the routines, you just see the breathtaking spirit and freedom.
Alan Rickman
A wise person laughs and smiles through the eyes. . . . The smile and laughter through the eyes influence people tremendously. No energy leaks if you smile through the eyes.
Sivananda
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
We all have choices. (Astrid) No we don’t, princess. Only people with money and influence have choices. For the rest of us, basic necessity dictates what we have to do to survive. (Zarek)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
It’s not leadership by position that allows people to succeed; it’s the capacity to influence the thoughts, the feelings, the emotions, and the actions of other human beings.
Tony Robbins
Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.
Max Weber
There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose influence I would not be as happy with who I am.
Mackenzie Astin
It troubles him to consider the powerful currents and fine-tuning that alter fate, the close and distant influences, the accidents of character and circumstance.
Ian Mcewan
Of all influences that cause men to choose wrong, selfishness is undoubtedly the strongest. Where it is, the Spirit is not.
William R. Bradford
Hypertext is an idea. The Internet is a medium. They grow up beside each other, they influence each other, and their evolving relationship will probably provide a great story for future biographers.
Mark Bernstein
I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It’s not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks.
Paula Deen
I think it’d be a great honor to be able to influence someone’s joy.
CL
As a passionate sports fan, as well as an athlete, I am excited to be a part of CBS Sports Network’s historic sports-focused program hosted entirely by women, especially at a time when the influence of women in sports has evolved to where it is today.
Swin Cash
Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We’re trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented.
Philip Zimbardo
The dew seemed to sparkle more brightly on the green leaves the air to rustle among them with a sweeter music and the sky itself to look more blue and bright. Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercise, even over the appearance of external objects.
Charles Dickens
There are a lot of influences from different countries in my music. For example, I chose the guitar in my music, I think that it is a feminine instrument, so when I do not sing, the music expresses my voice.
Paulina Rubio
I have no reason to influence people. I just want to have it all for myself. I just want someone to pat me on the back. (laugh) It’s crazy. It seems just completely ridiculous. I don’t know why. I mean, three years ago, I wouldn’t be able to influence my dog to walk.
Robert Pattinson
As a new artist there’s always outside influences trying to tell you how to make a song better for radio and how to do your hair.
Josh Groban
We do not influence the course of events by persuading people that we are right when we make what they regard as radical proposals. Rather, we exert influence by keeping options available when something has to be done at a time of crisis.
Milton Friedman
Influence is the platform God gives you to help others succeed.
Johnny Hunt
We change people, but oftentimes we get so focused on the negative people and their influence on us, we forget how powerful we are as positive people to influence others.
Michelle Gielan
The forces that affect our lives, the influences that mold and shape us, are often like whispers in a different room, teasingly indistinct, apprehended only with difficulty.
Charles Dickens
There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility.
John F. Kennedy
Religion is such a belief of the Bible as maintains a living influence on the heart.
Richard Cecil
I also find doing the mundane, everyday things in life has a calming, creative influence on me. Some of my best ideas come when I’m vacuuming or waiting in lines.
Gail Tsukiyama
Boxing is a science. You don’t just walk into a gym and start punching. Fighters are born with differences in physical ability, but you also see a big difference in their skills. That’s the trainers influence at work.
Eddie Futch
If you can influence the outcome, do the work.
If you can’t influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It’s merely a distraction.
Seth Godin
I never thought of that one, that linguistics could be driving cultural things. There are some thoughts that that does happen in humans, that languages have different characteristics and that influences in some ways how different groups behave, and I suppose it might in whales.
Hal Whitehead
It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind.
Napoleon Hill
I was in college for organizational communication and politics because I was just fascinated by influence. I wondered how people have influence, not because I wanted to inspire the world – yet.
Brendon Burchard
[ Jonathan] Edwards is the person who really made theological determinism a serious option for Reformed thinkers, and the influence his views had in nineteenth century Reformed thought, in the USA and the UK in particular, is enormous.
Oliver D. Crisp
More than ever before, consumers have the ability to unify their voices and coalesce their buying power to influence corporate behaviors.
Simon Mainwaring
Don’t make fun of people who are different. Unless they have more money and influence. Then you must
Tim Dorsey
I know ideals aren’t realities, but they do influence reality – social, legal, political, cultural.
Roger Scruton
I could make a whole album with no one else involved at all. It would be a total, unadulterated expression of myself. Because whenever you have others playing on a project, their influence becomes a part of it.
Juliana Hatfield
I don’t like trying to influence politicians, who are themselves representative of huge numbers of people. As an educator, I’d rather enlighten the people and educate the people and let they be the ones who put the pressure on their elected officials.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I think that one of the things that influences me most as a composer is to what extent I can deconstruct and reconstruct the material that I’m working with.
Fred Frith
That there is a Devil is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influence of the Devil. For any to deny the being of a Devil must be from ignorance or profaneness worse than diabolical.
Cotton Mather
When a person hasn’t in him that which is higher and stronger than all external influences, it is enough for him to catch a good cold in order to lose his equilibrium and begin to see an owl in every bird, to hear a dog’s bark in every sound.
Anton Chekhov
My mother has been the greatest influence on my life, morally. When I get right down to it, my mother and father are two people I can count on no matter what.
Jack Wagner
Man is his own star, and the soul that can, render an honest and a perfect man,
Commands all light, all influence, all fate: nothing to him falls early or too late.
Our acts are angels are, for good or ill: our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
John Fletcher
Every man knows about a particular body part that often seems to have a mind of its own. And every woman knows how absurd men become when that is the body part they allow to influence their choices and decisions.
Neale Donald Walsch
The man who does not learn to wait upon the Lord and have his thoughts molded by Him will never possess that steady purpose and calm trust, which is essential to the exercise of wise influence upon others, in times of crisis and difficulty.
Dixon Edward Hoste
A border–the perimeter of a single massive or stretched-out use of territory–forms the edge of an area of ‘ordinary’ city. Often borders are thought of as passive objects, or matter-of-factly just as edges. However, a border exerts an active influence.
Jane Jacobs
The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor, and no person can tell what becomes of his or her influence and example.
Henry Ward Beecher
We’ve had real strong aboriginal male artists who’ve crossed over to the mainstream who have toured the U.K., who have been a massive influence on myself and many, many communities around Australia.
Jessica Mauboy
There is no influence like the influence of habit.
Gilbert Parker
Want to Think Big? Then get rid of the negative influences in your life. Harsh? Possibly. Healthy? Yes.
Michael Port
The photographer must bear the responsibility for his work and its effect …[for] photographic journalism, because of its tremendous audience reached by publications using it, has more influence on public thinking than any other branch of photography.
W. Eugene Smith
The most revealing books are the Holy Koran and the Holy Bible. The Bhagavad Gita is a great book as well, and the works of Buddha. These are the major influences on the world.
RZA
I am a believer in women, in their ability to do things and in their influence and power. Women set the standards for the world, and it is for us, women in Canada, to set the standards high.
Nellie L. McClung
I think it is a very natural tendency for the nations to increase their influence in the international space, as they pursue their international relations with different countries.
Narendra Modi
Living in war, and being a wartime band, I don’t think there’s any way that can’t somehow influence the songwriting.
Colin Meloy
Principles are like a seed in the ground; they must continually be visited with heavenly influences or else your life will be a barren field.
Thomas Traherne
The improvements of ages have had but little influence on the essential laws of man’s existence: as our skeletons, probably, are not to be distinguished from those of our ancestors.
Henry David Thoreau
The Jews must realize that their influence in Germany has disappeared for all time.
Hjalmar Schacht
I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.
Joel Osteen
In terms of my father, if you have 4 children that work in film, then there certainly was a happy, positive influence from him because none us became an accountant.
Lucia Puenzo
If two stones were placed… near each other, and beyond the sphere of influence of a third cognate body, these stones, like two magnetic needles, would come together in the intermediate point, each approaching the other by a space proportional to the comparative mass of the other.
Johannes Kepler
..Give them your faith, and they become confident, energized, and self-reliant.
John C. Maxwell
And the very fact of how you speak somehow influences who you are. The way you move, the way you think, it seeps into your being, and it’s quite hard to really break that down entirely.
David Tennant
A lot of America’s success is because we’re an open society and haven’t brought dogma or religious influence into the American political process.
Jeff Hawkins
These are the influences that everybody has. Some individuals might stand out because of one thing or another, but whether one’s perception as a child of what was important or not is accurate, I don’t know.
John Hume
We must not forget that … monetary policy all over the world has followed the advice of the stabilizers. It is high time that their influence, which has already done harm enough, should be overthrown.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Gracie: You have an unusual house. Have you lived here long? Bobby Tom: A couple of years. I don’t much like it myself, but the architect is real proud of it. She calls it urban Stone Age with a Japanese Tahitian influence. I sort of just call it ugly.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
You cannot get an influence from the cuisine of a country if you don’t understand it. You’ve got to study it.
Ferran Adria
We need to laugh at the irrationality of evil, for in doing so we deny evil’s power over us, diminish its influence in the world, and tarnish the allure it has for some people.
Dean Koontz
The stated mission at the time was simply to use the influence of the entertainment industry to do an accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse. We all admit that we’re not trying to censor anybody.
Gerald McRaney
I don’t think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people.
Christy Turlington
Certain unique books seem to be without forerunners or successors as far as their authors are concerned. Even though they may profoundly influence the work of other writers, for their creator they’re complete, not leading anywhere.
Dodie Smith
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I wouldn’t change anything. Even the minor things or problems are what influence who I am.
David Archuleta
Everything that we do affects our fate for better or for worse. The circumstances into which we are born also exert a tremendous influence; we come into the world with debits and credits for which we are not responsible already posted to our account: this teaches us humility.
Marguerite Yourcenar
My mother and my grandmother are pioneers of Mexican cuisine in this country, so I grew up in the kitchen. My mom, Zarela Martinez, was by far my biggest influence and inspiration – and toughest critic.
Aaron Sanchez
Prediction just means you saw where the world might be going: ho-hum. Influence, though – ah. Influence, direct and acknowledged, means you actually steered the world, even if only a tiny bit.
Robin Sloan
London’s like a black-browed brute that gets an unholy influence over you.
Robert Smythe Hichens
The point of my work is to show that culture and education arent simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.
Pierre Bourdieu
My priority is to give the United States the kind of influence it should have.
John Bolton
My ability to adapt has always stood out. I’ve been immersed in many worlds and have had the influence of many things in my upbringing so I’m familiar with so many styles of living, so many characters, so many life paths and its just easy to simulate for me.
Aeriel Miranda
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
The more the UK feels distanced from European construction the less others are able to benefit from the full influence of the many good things that the UK can help us all to achieve, and therefore there are many areas where I think it would be beneficial to have the UK fully at the table.
Mario Monti
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
What kind of influence did my parents have on my life? Well, they had the most influence. These are the people who are closest to me. My parents are very positive people. They’ve been supportive. They’re always there.
Derek Jeter
Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences
Nikola Tesla
The Israelis have a lot of influence with Congress, and in some cases they are able to buy influence.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Insofar as there is an anxiety of influence for a biographer, it may be that each new book is undertaken in reaction to the previous book.
Stacy Schiff
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
And you know, almost in a perverse way, I wish it had been undue influence because we know how to correct that. We get rid of the people who, in fact, were exercising that.
David Kay
If you’re a marketer who doesn’t know how to invent, design, influence, adapt, and ultimately discard products, then you’re no longer a marketer. You’re deadwood.
Seth Godin
I don’t think we’re totally responsible. But you know, all the bands said it, that we did. Even Courtney Love said that. Anyway, Courtney called her band Hole, get it? Slits? Hole? So it’s pretty clear we were an influence on all of them, but I’m not really sure how far it goes. I was on a different planet at the time.
Ari Up
Every single day in a marriage, we influence each other. It is a matter of am I going to have a positive influence or a negative influence?
Gary Chapman
My folks have played everything from rock, disco, pop, funk, and blues. My dad has always brought and played different genres like jazz, classical, and Latin. With all this in my pocket, I feel I have a taste of everything for my influences.
Haley Reinhart
Man is by definition the first and primary weed under whose influence all other weeds have evolved.
Jack Harlan
We must succumb to the general influence of the times. No man can be of the tenth century, if he would; be must be a man of the nineteenth century.
Thomas B. Macaulay
Function influence but does not dictate form
Eero Saarinen
In the end I’m in love with it [Western European easel painting]. And that’s where a lot of the influence from the work comes from.
Kehinde Wiley
A lot of young chefs today get carried away by trends, by influences, by movements.
Daniel Boulud
One is only happy in proportion as he makes others feel happy and only useful as he contributes his influences for the finer callings in life.
Milton S. Hershey
Obviously we’re a consumer nation and you have the power to influence these big corporations who are running the world right now through what you chose to, or not to, purchase.
Daryl Hannah
If those who hold influence over others fail to lead toward the spiritual uplands, then surely the path to the lowlands will be well worn.
J. Oswald Sanders
The Book of the Heart provides a fresh perspective on the influence of the book as artifact on our language and culture. Reading this book broadens our appreciation of the relationship between things and ideas.
Henry Petroski
Whatever I’m reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I’m writing.
John Thomas Sladek
The one artist who actually had influence over me was Bo Bartlett.
Amy Sherald
The biggest influence on my writing, besides snagging some ideas about black humor, was that the paper mill had a program where they paid 75 percent of the tuition and book [costs] for employees who wanted to go to college part-time.
Donald Ray Pollock
But to the particular species of excellence men are directed, not by an ascendant planet or predominating humour, but by the first book which they read, some early conversation which they heard, or some accident which excited ardour and emulation.
Samuel Johnson
Is he under the influence or something?
CM Punk
Thus does the Muse herself move men divinely inspired, and through them thus inspired a Chain hangs together of others inspired divinely likewise.
Plato
The intelligence and ability of a colored person are in pretty direct proportion to the amount of white blood he has, and … most of the positions of leadership, influence, and prominence in the Negro race are held not by real Negroes but by Mulattoes, many of whom have very little Negro blood.
Madison Grant
California as a nation or part of a larger West Coast nation, should other states join with California, would be a good influence on the rest of the United States.
David Swanson
When you touch the life of a man of this generation, that influence is felt through generations yet to come.
Gordon B. Hinckley
People have debated both sides of the Liefeld influence, good and bad, and I maintain the sales and the results of that time bear out that people love that stuff.
Rob Liefeld
Whither, O god of wine, art thou hurrying me, whilst under thy all-powerful influence?
Horace
Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
W. Clement Stone
When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home’s potential for positive influence.
Stephen Covey
If you can learn to understand people how they think, what they feel, what inspires them, how they’re likely to act and react in a given situation- then you can motivate and influence them in a positive way.
John C. Maxwell
If you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture, you would pretty much be left with Let’s Make a Deal.
Fran Lebowitz
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
..Our level of influence is not the same with everyone.
John C. Maxwell
I’ve loved fairytales, folklore and mythology since I was a small child, and I think it was inevitable that they would influence my style and my development of stories.
Juliet Marillier
It is very easy to slowly lose your self confidence in a business where rejection is a possibility with every trial. It is a business after all and there are so many amazing actors out there that you’ll never really see or hear of simply because they don’t have someone of influence backing them.
Irena A. Hoffman
I’m a big fan of ’70s records where artists could draw on whatever influences they wanted.
Deana Carter
Money is either a good or bad influence, according to the character of the person who possesses it.
Napoleon Hill
Books are the best type of the influence of the past.
William Wordsworth
Culture and technology exist in a dynamic reciprocal relationship. Culture comprehends technology through the means of narratives or myths, and those narratives influence the future shape and purposes of technology. The culture-technology circuit is at the heart of cultural evolution.
Brenda Laurel
When two people meet, as long as there is any form of rapport maintained, the person with the most certainty will eventually influence ther other person.
Tony Robbins
Values heavily influence the practice of health habits. For example, exercise for women may be considered desirable in one culture but undesirable in another.(Donovan, Jessor, Costa, 1991) As a result, patterns among women will differe greatly between two cultures.
Shelley E. Taylor
Google gives preference to its own products, so having a Google+ account influences your search rankings.
Gary Vaynerchuk
Men and women are different, but if women are good enough to run homes and raise children, then their influence ought to be good for politics.
Teresa Wright
I wrote a short article called “Yardcore” for that issue, too, as an attempt to talk about the Jamaican influence on garage, grime and dubstep; as a splicing of soundsystem culture and hardcore.
Kode9
I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to… a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence.
Hermann Goering
I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.
Joseph Pulitzer
Our role as parents is to do all we can to create an atmosphere where our children can feel the influence of the Spirit and then help them recognize what they are feeling.
Cheryl A. Esplin
The idea of allowing corporations to have unlimited influence on our democracy is very dangerous, obviously.
Russ Feingold
It’s very hard for Europe, the US and Russia to have much influence on the growing problems elsewhere in the world unless we have our own backyard in a more stable and cooperative atmosphere.
Sam Nunn
The more credible you are, the more confidence people place in you, thereby allowing you the privilege of influencing their lives.
John C. Maxwell
The influences that have lifted the race to a higher moral level are education, freedom, leisure, the humanizing tendency of a better-supplied and more interesting life. In a word, science and liberalism . . . have accomplished the very things for which religion claims the credit.
E. Haldeman-Julius
I think when you’re a writer most of what you read influences you. The rhythms get into your head.
Elizabeth Crook
I have removed a lot of negative influence in my life and try to surround myself with positive people. I have a much more simple life than the old days.
Matt Sorum
I’ve always recognised that I have influence, whether I like it or not, and that I can use it to do something good.
Brooke Fraser
I don’t see myself as being as big of an influence as other people seem to think.
Marc Jacobs
The influence of fine scenery, the presence of mountains, appeases our irritations and elevates our friendships.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes that reflect their mutual purposes.
Joseph C. Rost
So, when dark thoughts my boding spirit shroud,
Sweet Hope! celestial influence round me shed
Waving thy silver pinions o’er my head.
John Keats
Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.
Marissa Mayer
In Britain I’m sometimes regarded as a suspiciously Europeanized writer, who has this rather dubious French influence.
Julian Barnes
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
Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art, even the most original.
Lukas Foss
I have long believed that love and will are interdependent and belong together. Both are conjunctive processes of being – a reaching out to influence others, molding, forming, creating the consciousness of the other.
Rollo May
We cannot, even given our most imaginative efforts, construct a concept of Self that does not impute some causal influence of prior mental states on later ones.
Jerome Bruner
Past and present, it is all the same, books are necromancers, they exercise an influence more varied, more lasting, than any magic known to man.
Holbrook Jackson
Henry Blodget says, “It is not clear what, if any, power and influence [Steven Lerner] currently wields. His main message – that Wall Street won the financial crisis, that inequality in this country is hitting record levels, and that there appears to be no other way to stop the trend – will almost certainly resonate.”
Rush Limbaugh
It’s difficult to get your creative juices flowing if you’re always being practical, following rules, afraid to make mistakes, not looking into outside areas, or under the influence of any of the other mental locks.
Roger von Oech
A young painter who cannot liberate himself from the influence of past generations is digging his own grave.
Henri Matisse
Definitely Muddy Waters has been a prime influence for anybody who’s ever done anything rock ‘n’ roll.
Van Morrison
Do not seek so anxiously to be developed, to subject yourself to many influences to be played on; it is all dissipation. Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights.
Henry David Thoreau
Who are my influences? Everybody.
Cameron Esposito
The Bible has no doubt had much influence in its time, but it provides very few laughs. None, in fact.
Arthur Smith
I remember being captivated by Steve Coogan and Eddie Izzard and wanting to do what they did. That generation of comedians was my main influence.
Lee Mack
One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics.
Henri Poincare
My dad has been a big influence on me, because he’s always had his own business. He really taught me business sense and how to be a focused individual, but also how to have fun and make everyone around you have fun.
Wiz Khalifa
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer
Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write, and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can.
Walter Jon Williams
Any idea can be brought into the classroom if the point is to inquire into its structure, history, influence and so forth. But no idea belongs in the classroom if the point of introducing it is to recruit your students for the political agenda it may be thought to imply.
Stanley Fish
[Ted Denson] is sort of a reluctant leader. He didn’t try to flex his influence. He’s just eminently followable.
George Wendt
It is said that the propriety even of old Cato often yielded to the exciting influence of the grape.
Horace
Everything is being transformed under the magic influence of science and technology. And every day, if we want to live with open eyes, we have a problem to study, to resolve.
Pope Pius VI
The traditional notion of an architect having a vision of a building and then drawing it either on paper or on a computer and then constructing it isn’t really how architecture works and in reality the computer has a lot of influence on design.
Michael Hansmeyer
Of all the cankers of human happiness none corrodes with so silent, yet so baneful an influence, as indolence.
Thomas Jefferson
The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.
Ming-Dao Deng
The way glass can be molded or blown or cut into any kind of shape made me think about how we as people – our characters or souls – can be shaped or changed by outside influences.
Lisa Kleypas
Poetry has a small audience, but a large influence.
Genevieve Taggard
Sailing became one of the mainstreams of my life. I suppose my father was an influence. I remember seeing a photo of him at home sailing a big boat to Bermuda in his 20s. I still have it.
David Crosby
I cannot believe that a republic could subsist if the influence of the lawyers in public business did not increase in proportion to the power of the people.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I really think it’s a white, bourgeois idea to pretend that you don’t have influences. It seems to be the obsession strictly of white people in college.
Billy Corgan
If you get a President (Hillary) Clinton, you might well find, just as after Vietnam, that there is a retraction from Iraq and of American influence in the world. And in a couple of years the Europeans will be complaining about that too.
John Bolton
The other writer who had a very important early influence on me when I was about 17 was C.S. Lewis.
Tanith Lee
But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
Frederic Farrar
It is only with the rise of the Civil Rights Movement that you begin to see different examinations of not only Reconstruction but slavery itself, and there is a lesson to be drawn here about how the times influence the writing of history, something that we should never forget.
Gerald Horne
The very man who has argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said
C. S. Lewis
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
I think that what happens is that all of my modern influences blend together with the older soul influences and you get Mayer Hawthorne.
Mayer Hawthorne
Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.
Confucius
If saying that religion should be a private matter and should not have special influence in public life is illiberal, then 74% of U.K. Christians are illiberal, too.
Richard Dawkins
Van Morrison is probably, at this point in time, my biggest influence as a vocalist. When we were making our last album I had a vinyl copy of ‘Veedon Fleece’ in the vocal booth in front of me, in the dorky sense. I think there were candles around, which is really tacky, but hey, I needed to channel Van the Man!
Nate Ruess
It’s not just for its influence on us, but to knowknow that we can play a part in it, to understand the influence that we have outside our own existence.
Siobhan Davies
I admit that thoughts influence the body.
Albert Einstein
As more money flowed through Washington and as Washington’s power to regulate our lives grew, opportunities and temptations for graft, influence peddling and cutting corners grew exponentially. Power breeds corruption.
Steve Forbes
My parents, especially my dad, had a big influence on my hockey career. He introduced me to the game when I was younger, and I stuck with it.
Steven Stamkos
Noting all these things with the great delight which learning gives, we cannot but be stirred by these discoveries when we reflect upon the influence of them one by one.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
When I commit to a role, I always tell myself that role is king. That’s the Bible. If I start to judge my character, than it’s going to influence my performance, and I don’t want that. I want to find the truth in the character.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
Wyclef Jean
How did Don Jackson influence the field of family therapy? How did Watts influence the steam engine? He made it. Others have refined the steam engine into a better, more efficient machine. I’d say that is what Don did for family therapy, he established the discipline. Others have gone on to refine it.
Richard Fisch
Power doesn’t have to be on such a big scale for powerful things to occur. Within your own home, you can be a powerful woman as a mother, influencing your children’s lives.
Jill Scott
It’s an attitude that has to do with curiosity, with wanting to know about things, wanting to be able to influence things, and wanting to be able to influence them in a way that’s worthwhile
Richard Bandler
When I’m gonna sing for people I try to meditate upon his majesty and meditate on what is right and then transmit it to the nation. That is how Rastafari really influence.
Sizzla
No one can truly see Christ, and drink in the influence of his character, and not be a Christian at heart.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I have seen in many places housing which has been developed under government influences, but I have never seen any projects in which governments have played their part which have fountains and statues and grass and trees, which are as important to the concept of the home as the roof itself.
John F. Kennedy
Your thoughts greatly influence how you feel and behave. In fact, your inner monologue has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Amy Morin
Life is a musical influence in my experience. But as far as actual music and actual bands, uh, I’ll just look at my little collection here. Let’s see. Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, U2, The Talking Heads, Prince and the Revolution, Michael Jackson’s Thriller was a huge one.
Jeremy Enigk
Today, because photography exercises such a profound influence upon the study of art, we tend to disregard the way in which prints continue to function as information.
Edward Lucie-Smith
Growing up in Miami, I had all these great, strong influences. You know, being Cuban and the Latin influence, but also the strong hip-hop influence.
Kat Dahlia
If you divide Christians into denominations, agnostics and atheists come in third, behind Catholics and Baptists. That’s interesting when you contrast it with the lack of influence of nonbelievers.
Richard Dawkins
I believe no chef becomes what he becomes without having many people influence him.
Jose Andres
I went to a very militantly Republican grammar school and, under its influence, began to revolt against the Establishment, on thesimple rule of thumb, highly satisfying to a ten-year-old, that Irish equals good, English equals bad.
Bernadette Devlin
I like my films to influence the audience. Even if it means tripping their aged grandparents with a cane when they get home.
W. C. Fields
It can connect us to memories. It can influence our mood and our responses to problems we might face.
Sharon M. Draper
During the Cold War, America undertook serious military cuts only once: after the election of Richard Nixon, during the Vietnam War. The result: Vietnam fell to the Communists, the Russians moved into Afghanistan, and American influence around the globe waned dramatically.
Ben Shapiro
As ridiculous as it is for anybody who knows how movies are made, there were people who actually wrote in reviews that this picture [Bad Influence] had been put out to capitalize on the scandal. Which, of course, would have been impossible.
Curtis Hanson
Good night, belovedest. Your sleep will be sweet if there is any influences in the wishes of your own.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot
What the Greeks and Romans considered myths, we consider fairy tales. We can see how very clearly the myths, which emanated from all cultures, had a huge influence on the development of the modern fairy tale.
Jack Zipes
The influence of mystery is the greatest influence.
Paul Caponigro
For me, having come to study and understand some of the Bible and finally getting saved made a huge difference in me, because my wife was a big influence on that. I saw in her, when I first met her, a person’s soul at peace with everything and everybody around her.
Randy Travis
There’s a time that may come in an organization where leading by influence is not enough. When things are not going the way they need to go, there’s a time when one has to step up… to set the organization back on the right direction.
Abigail Johnson
Every time I come with an album I try to do something different and obviously my life has an influence on how I feel and the type of message I want to give with the music.
David Guetta
Were there open gays and lesbians before the West started influencing Russia? No, there weren’t. In fact, the most out person in the country, until recently, was me. I turned gay in America. I was a nice Soviet fourteen-year-old when I left, and I came back a lesbian.
Masha Gessen
The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people’s minds and properties.
John Foxe
It is by women that nature writes on the hearts of men.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz’s influence was suppressed.
Robert Trout
Prosperity and abundance in a society depend on a certain type of person: the producer. Societies with few producers stagnate and decay, while nations with a large number of producers vibrantly grow-in wealth, freedom, power, influence and the pursuit of happiness.
Oliver DeMille
I think it’s maybe because Sergeant Pepper’s came out when I was about 13 or 14 and that was a pretty impressionable age, and it was such a kind of radical period. But that period of the Beatles really had a big influence on me and I think are directly related to hyperinstruments.
Tod Machover
Dad has always been – and still is – a great influence on me. He has always stood up for spirit, staying true to his beliefs… and I like to do the same with regard to my own true beliefs, regardless of potential criticism or mockery.
Linus Roache
When you’re used to looking through a stills lens and you have to capture an emotional moment, and that picture is not moving and yet it has to have impact, I think that’s the first influence on my style.
Gavin Hood
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
James Nasmyth
When I think of ‘influence’, I think of ‘influenza’, like somebody’s picked up a germ.
Tom Verlaine
Among the many evils which prevail under the sun, the abuse of words is not the least considerable. By the influence of time, and the perversion of fashion, the plainest and most unequivocal may be so altered, as to have a meaning assigned them almost diametrically opposite to their original signification.
Hannah More
The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
E. M. Forster
The army influences everything I do. Certainly it teaches you discipline, which is a necessary element of development. I think there’s more of a collaborative understanding in the band because of that.
Maynard James Keenan
All I can do is take influences from where I was raised.
Rita Ora
The people who influence us most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in heaven and the lilies in the field, perfectly simply and unaffectedly. Those are the lives that mould
Oswald Chambers
You can’t get along without a knowledge of the principles and rules governing the influence of one color upon another. A mechanic might as well try to get along without tools.
Winslow Homer
It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing. Growing up, I was inspired by The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Damian Rice was a huge influence for me musically.
Ed Sheeran
We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
Charles Rangel
Honor, publicly, results in influence, privately.
Craig Groeschel
When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.
Howard Nemerov
Find a mission that you can give yourself over to and then spend your days moving that mission forward. Man is made so that when anything fires his soul the impossibilities vanish. The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.
John Quincy Adams
My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom.
Franz Boas
The framers of the constitution knew human nature as well as we do. They too had lived in dangerous days; they too knew the suffocating influence of orthodoxy and standardized thought. They weighed the compulsions for restrained speech and thought against the abuses of liberty. They chose liberty.
William O. Douglas
I’m concerned about the insidious influence of the media’s bad messages that undermine the lessons parents try to instill in their sons and daughters.
John Ratzenberger
The most important aspect of Christianity is not the work we do, but the relationship we maintain and the surrounding influence and qualities produced by that relationship. That is all God asks us to give our attention to, and it is the one thing that is continually under attack.
Oswald Chambers
I recognise my responsibility, and it’s funny when I read people who say they never asked to be a role model, and I understand that, but as soon as you have influence over people, you have a responsibility with what you do with that influence.
Brooke Fraser
To worship the Lord is to stand valiantly in the cause of truth and righteousness, to let our influence for good be felt in civic, cultural, educational, and governmental fields, and to support those laws and principles which further the Lord’s interests on earth.
Bruce R. McConkie
Image has an influence on what sort of car I will get to drive or deals that I’m offered by teams.
Nico Rosberg
I grew up listening to a lot of rap music. My dad’s a DJ from Brooklyn, and he’s a very soulful guy, so he always spun a lot of hip-hop, and that’s where I get a lot of my hip-hop influence.
Chanel West Coast
I’ve been asked a great deal about the influence I’ve had with my work and it’s impossible to say, you know.
Ben Shahn
I think my daughter actually influences my style more than having boys. I tend to dress more masculine with pants or shorts or flat boots, and she makes me want to dress more stylish, more girly.
Kourtney Kardashian
The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment.
Jacques Ellul
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.
Benjamin Disraeli
You have to feel fortunate to be one of the people whom parents don’t mind their children looking up to. The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these young girls, and it’s scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that.
Beyonce Knowles
New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Constance Baker Motley
Nothing influences people more than are commendation from a trusted friend.
Mark Zuckerberg
Bringing up teenagers is like sweeping back ocean waves with a frazzled broom-the inundation of outside influences never stops. Whatever the lure-cars, easy money, cigarettes, drugs, booze, sex, crime-much that glitters along the shore has a thousand times the appeal of a parent’s lecture.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
People just want to watch people live their authentic lives and share the good and the bad. You can have fun and be a positive influence and have a good impact. And it can still be entertaining.
Tyler Oakley
Integrity is the most needed to succeed in business.
John C. Maxwell
Well, Grover Washington was my main influence and when I went to college, I started listening to more of the jazz masters like Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane.
Kenny G
After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world.
Billy Sunday
No writer or teacher or artist can escape the responsibility of influencing others whether he intends to or not, whether he is conscious of it or not.
Arthur Koestler
I wouldn’t call myself a woman in bluegrass. I haven’t really been a part of the world for a while. It’s just been a big influence on who I am today.
Sara Watkins
Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place.
Jeff Koons
This doctrine of prenatal influence is now slowly being recognized, and science as well as religion calls out: ‘Keep yourself holy, and pure.’ So deeply has this been recognized in India, that there we even speak of adultery in marriage, except when marriage is consummated in prayer.
Swami Vivekananda
Let no man imagine that he has no influence.
Henry George
I try my hardest to not let hate mail influence me – because anybody can put out hate, it takes a much stronger person to put out themselves.
Tyler Oakley
The FBI with their heavy influence on the judiciary system has successfully blocked me on every turn.
Leonard Peltier
The person with the most certainty in a given situation will influence the other.
Tony Robbins
I like the influence of the macabre, but I don’t believe in ghosts.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
It’s time to resist efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union who have conducted a religious lobotomy on this country, seeking to strip it of any vestige of religious influence.
Cal Thomas
What I write about is how much influence it’s had in things like state legislatures and governorships and congressional races. The other thing that’s even more important in the long run is that very extreme money has affected the ecosystem of ideology in the country.
Jane Mayer
More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people.
Garry Kasparov
We cannot spare our children the influence of harmful values by turning off the television any more than we can keep them home forever or revamp the world before they get there. Merely keeping them in the dark is no protection and, in fact, can make them vulnerable and immature.
Polly Berrien Berends
Heart and Brain are the two lords of life. In the metaphors of ordinary speech and in the stricter language of science, we use these terms to indicate two central powers, from which all motives radiate, to which all influences converge.
George Henry Lewes
What you eat, how much you exercise, what example you set for those you influence are all matters of choice. Consistently making that best choice will add up to living your best life. Your health is the key to that.
Adam Rodriguez
Screening out peer pressure and conventional wisdom. It is so powerful, that most of us aren’t even aware of how much it is influencing our decisions.
Robert S. Kaplan
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Ken Blanchard
Who influenced you? When did they influence you? How have they influenced you? What have you done with their influence?
Johnny Hunt
It’s very rare that someone gets the death penalty for charges of conspiracy, for his influence, for his Svengali-Rasputin act.
Raymond Pettibon
The only thing that takes away from it is when they steal some music from one of my movies and put it in a TV commercial. I am not crazy about influencing TV commercials. But if I legitimately influence someone making a movie, I think that is really flattering.
Wes Anderson
Race and temperament go for much in influencing opinion.
Sydney, Lady Morgan
I think with The Magicians, the Harry Potter and Narnia influences are obviously there.
Hale Appleman
Beware the influence of the military-industrial complex.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Method acting has had a major influence both in writing through the eyes of other people, and seeing through the eyes of other people, trying to address different ideas in a way that would go beyond preaching to the choir.
Jello Biafra
When you look at our world, the truth is that we’re all under the influence of politics.
Roland Joffe
I’ll put it frankly – Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries.
Jose Manuel Barroso
[Akiro] Kurosawa, no doubt, was a big influence. Movies sometimes more than directors have influenced me: The Grapes of Wrath, by John Ford, was an extraordinary discovery. Sergei Eisenstein, of course. Later on, [Ingmar] Bergman.
Costa-Gavras
The extremely wealthy have disproportionate influence on policies that impact us all. This corrupts our politics and leads to poorer people being denied the economic opportunity to flourish in life.
Winnie Byanyima
SORCERY, n. The ancient prototype and forerunner of political influence. It was, however, deemed less respectable and sometimes was punished by torture and death.
Ambrose Bierce
This also is a part of the teaching of the Church, that there are certain angels of God, and certain good influences, which are His servants in accomplishing the salvation of men.
Origen
Those were the days in this country where H. G. Wells, Bernard Shaw and Conan Doyle could have influence, and thats gone, thats true. But I dont think we have less influence in the hearts and minds of readers. I think, if anything, we have just as much, if not more.
Julian Barnes
The first time I was in this state recruiting, that’s when I knew I wanted to be a Gator, because I saw the influence and saw what it’s all about. This goes a long time.
Jim McElwain
I am sort of proud that I think radio has become a dominant influence in shaping public opinion. Good radio paints the picture for the audience. The audience has to be actively involved. Sometimes, in television, you can get lulled into sleep watching the picture, not listening to what you’re hearing.
Rush Limbaugh
No matter how old we become, we can acquire knowledge and use it. We can gather wisdom and profit from it. We can grow and progress and improve-and, in the process, strengthen the livs of those within our circle of influence.
Gordon B. Hinckley
But, as soon as speculators become an important influence in the market, their business is to speculate on each others behaviour.
Joan Robinson
The heart has such an influence over the understanding, that it is worth while to engage it in our interest.
Lord Chesterfield
By the accusation of liberal bias … the institutions that conservatives revere – the military, corporate America, organized religion, and the powerful conservative groups themselves – will be able to escape scrutiny and increase their influence.
Eric Alterman
Fundamental analysis seeks to establish how underlying values are reflected in stock prices, whereas the theory of reflexivity shows how stock prices can influence underlying values
George Soros
True it is, as society is instituted, marriage becomes somewhat of a lottery, for all its votaries are either the victims of Cupid or cupidity; in either instance, they are under the blinding influence of passion, and consequently but little subject to the control of reason.
Arthur Frederick Saunders
If morality had naturally no influence on human passions and actions, it were in vain to take such pains to inculcate it; and nothing would be more fruitless than that multitude of rules and precepts with which all moralists abound.
David Hume
Kerry James Marshall especially was a huge influence on me in graduate school, as were Wangechi Mutu and Julie Mehretu. These artists are titans. My education was also very much in comic books, so I’ve been going to comic book events in New York and have met a few artists there.
Toyin Odutola
When a large number of organs of the press come to advance along the same track, their influence becomes almost irresistible in the long term, and public opinion, struck always from the same side, ends by yielding under their blows.
Alexis de Tocqueville
It is certainly true that whatever a man may do or say, the most significant thing about him is what he thinks; and significant also is how he came to think it, why he continued to think it, or, if he did not continue, what the influences were which caused him to change his mind.
Albert J. Nock
I don’t believe in villains or heroes, only in right or wrong ways that individuals are taken, not by choice, but by necessity or by certain still uncomprehended influences in themselves, their circumstances and their antecedents.
Tennessee Williams
I want to be a positive influence. I want to be someone who they want to call in and want here consistently, regardless of my role.
Landon Donovan
Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.
Walter Bagehot
Ireland is not at all a simple place, and in many ways it is spare and sad. It has no wealth, no power, no stability, no influence, no fashion, no size. Its only real arts are song and drama and poem. But Limerick alone has two thousand ruined castles and surely that many practicing poets.
Shana Alexander
I’m trying to create a collection of stories – the ‘U.F.O.W.A.V.E.’ songs are all stories. I haven’t really taken direct lyrical influence from other songwriters, but my dad bought me a book of W.H. Auden’s poems when I was younger, and the imagery really interested me.
King Krule
Even some of us who make movies underestimate their influence abroad. American movies sell American culture. Foreigners want to see American movies. But that’s also why so many foreign governments and groups object to them.
Irwin Winkler
When you nurture people and add value to them without expecting anything in return, they feel significant.
John C. Maxwell
What is true of Mr. Mill’s influence on the women’s-suffrage question is true also of the other political movements in which he took an active interest.
Millicent Fawcett
Laughter is a release of tension. When influencing, make the other person laugh; you’ll gain rapport instantly.
Marshall Sylver
Obviously, our business leaders yield enormous influence on our political leaders, and they have a duty to use that influence for the greater good. But beyond that, the private sector depends on having healthy, educated and productive workers.
Shakira
The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea and sky and their amazing life.
Rachel Carson
I got into acting because my teachers kept nudging me into it. The power a teacher has to influence someone is so great. I can’t think of a profession I have more respect for.
Jon Hamm
As long as Property exists, it will accumulate in Individuals and Families. As long as Marriage exists, Knowledge, Property and Influence will accumulate in Families.
John Adams
The best way to come to terms with anything that is out of harmony is never to fear it – that gives it power. Bring good influences to bear upon it; make yourself a good example.
Peace Pilgrim
The woman who can’t influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
E. M. Forster
His (Lloyd Kaufman) string of low-budget, lowbrow horror comedies stretching back to the ’80s has been cited as influence by Peter Jackson, the Farrelly Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike, and Guillermo Del Toro, just to cite a few prominent examples.
Lou Lumenick
You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.
Robert A. Heinlein
LOVE, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.
Ambrose Bierce
Our life is a manifestation, and we can very well make that manifestation beautiful and meaningful and have a good influence.
Nhat Hanh
The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition.
Richard A. Clarke
Politics and power is a realm of relative influence.
Fareed Zakaria
I have always adored Mahler, and Mahler was a major influence on the music of the Beatles. John and me used to sit and do the Kindertotenlieder and Wunderhorn for hours, we’d take turns singing and playing the piano. We thought Mahler was gear.
Paul McCartney
Seeing TVXQ’s music and stage makes me feel touched, and they’re a very good influence on us.
Taeyang
Before you can ever inspire, motivate, or influence, you must connect first.
Greg Smith
With the time, yes we can be worried, because the secular state should reflect secular society, and this secular society, with the time, if you don’t get rid of those terrorists and these extremists and the Wahabi style, of course it will influence at least the new and the coming generations.
Bashar al-Assad
My dad was in my life, and he was actually a very positive influence on me in my life. He was always there. He was a great dad. But my parents divorced when I was 5, so I grew up in a single-parent home.
Andrea Navedo
I’m trying to influence the next generation or two generations or three generations behind me. That’s a big ambition of mine.
James Frey
Your position in the hierarchy influences your behaviour.
Michael Marmot
The forced influence of advertising has given us completely useless TV. You don’t want that on the Net. But most on-line information providers need to attract advertising – which slows download times and clutters the screen with windows.
Robert Cailliau
[T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.
Noah Webster
I have so many influences, I’m a big follower of fashion. I love fashion, because designers really find different reference points and really study up on different cultures.
Sutan Amrull
I don’t have to worry about what people are thinking and what’s going on in the industry. I don’t want that stuff to influence what I’m doing. Because I think it stifles you creatively. I don’t want to have to care too much about that. All I care about is what the fans think. It’s really all I care about, honestly.
Shania Twain
You will never be able to measure your influence for good.
Thomas S. Monson
Technology steers what 2 billion people are thinking and believing every day. It’s possibly the largest source of influence over 2 billion people’s thoughts that has ever been created. Religions and governments don’t have that much influence over people’s daily thoughts.
Tristan Harris
You must strive to become much less susceptible to influences outside of yourself and much more inclined to trust the instincts and feelings that lie within you.
Bob Proctor
Spontaneously to God should turn the soul, Like the magnetic needle to the pole; But what were that intrinsic virtue worth, Suppose some fellow, with more zeal than knowledge, Fresh from St. Andrew’s College, Should nail the conscious needle to the north?
Thomas Hood
I do own CDs by Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell, but I don’t think of them as being major influences on my writing.
James Arthur
My parents were divorced and I didn’t grow up with my father, but I spent a lot of time around him, and his influence on me has been profound.
Laura Linney
Sadly, I wish I had been able to play [“Miner’s Prayer”] for [grandfather]. Yeah, I’ll never escape the influence of him in my life. And my – his wife, my grandmother, Earlene Tibbs – those experiences with them shaped me musically probably more profoundly than anything else in my life and shaped me as a writer.
Dwight Yoakam
Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our understanding less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of influence.
Abdu’l-BahГЎ
I can’t imagine turning into one of those codgers who no longer reads fiction. I’m regularly stirred by it and suffer no anxiety of influence. Influence me! That was my credo then, as I was developing and learning, and remains so now, as I’m developing and learning.
Adam Ross
When youre growing up, its always nice to have someone you can relate and look up to. Im proud of how I conduct my business and how I have accomplished all that I have accomplished, and hope that I can be a positive influence on not only the Mexican community but also young boxers and people all around the world.
Victor Ortiz
To really become motivated to succeed, people need to believe they can win.
John C. Maxwell
There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
Edward Everett
Egalitarian policies are the best way to unite and empower people, and are also a necessary counterweight to the sometimes detrimental influence of market forces.
Johanna Siguroardottir
I listened to my record and hear lots of influences. And it’s very rich… it’s got a wide spectrum.
Chantal Kreviazuk
I think that’s the challenge of our generation: if we are all technology natives, how do we live with influence both online and off, and how do we make sure that both of those aren’t lacking in some type of deeper human connection and substance?
Amanda Gorman
But in simple substances the influence of one monad over another is ideal only.
Gottfried Leibniz
I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation.
Albert Einstein
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
The breast of a good man is a little heaven commencing on earth; where the Deity sits enthroned with unrivaled influence, every subjugated passion, “like the wind and storm, fulfilling his word.
Charles Caleb Colton
If a man be under the influence of anger his conduct will not be correct.
Confucius
Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music. To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did.
Charley Pride
It is our duty to concentrate all our influence to make popular that which is sound and good, and unpopular that which is unsound.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
My work about corruption is to get people to see it less as a moral issue (right/wrong) and more as an economic issue (economies of influence and their effect).
Lawrence Lessig
We have moral agency as a gift of God. Rather than the right to choose to be free of influence, it is the inalienable right to submit ourselves to whichever of those powers we choose.
Henry B. Eyring
I mean, I am fully aware of my influence and my responsibility to society in general representing the gay community. But in the same time, I don’t represent the entire gay community because it’s a vast, vast community, as one can imagine.
K. D. Lang
The essential thing about mothers is that one needs to know that they are there, particularly at that age when, paradoxically, one is trying so hard to break away from parental influence.
Margot Fonteyn
College is such a unique time because you’re learning a little bit how to be an adult. You’re learning how to take care of yourself without parental influence, and you’re exposed to so many great minds. I feel like I didn’t even know how to think until I got to college.
Anne Hathaway
happiness is a duty, not only because of its effect upon us but because of its influence upon others.
Alice Hegan Rice
Consciousness succumbs all too easily to unconscious influences, and these are often truer and wiser than our conscious thinking.
Carl Jung
I like the influence of pictures on music and the other way around.
Volker Bertelmann
Every thought, speech, and action of a person influences everything in the environment.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
For me, Robbie Williams was a massive influence when I was growing up. But also Cheryl Cole. Being in her presence was intimidating, because she’s so hot.
Louis Tomlinson
The occult sciences were simply ancient technologies for making the occult or unseen manifest in the world – whether that was the influence of the stars and planets, the mysterious meanings of lines inscribed in your palm, or forms of action at a distance like magic and spells.
Deborah Harkness
The only real influence I’ve ever had was myself.
Edward Hopper
How could politics be a science, if laws and forms of government had not a uniform influence upon society? Where would be the foundation of morals, if particular characters had no certain or determinate power to produce particular sentiments, and if these sentiments had no constant operation on actions?
David Hume
Of course, women have long exercised influence behind the scenes. A few thousand years ago this drove Aristotle to distraction: ‘What difference does it make whether women rule or the rulers are ruled by women? The result is the same.’
Stacy Schiff
My biggest musical influences are probably my parents.
Bobby McFerrin
As we lay hold upon the truth of God, its influence must affect us. It must elevate us. It must remove from us every imperfection.
Ellen G. White
My mother was a huge influence on me. She was a living example of what a Christian should be. Her conviction, her discipline. She would rather see other people happy than herself.
Barry Sanders
The cultural influences in our country are like the floo floo bird. I am referring to the peculiar and especial bird who always flew backward. To keep the wind out of its eyes? No. Just because it didn’t give a darn where it was going, but just had to see where it had been.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I think my experience at the University of Chicago, working in the civil rights movement, working in the peace movement, working with community organizations, did a lot to influence the politics that I have.
Bernie Sanders
Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.
Ludwig von Mises
If our love of God does not directly influence, and even change, how we engage in the issues of our time on this earth, I wonder what good religion is.
Richard Rohr
Gay and costly apparel directly tends to create and influence lust…. The fact is plain and undeniable, it has the effect both on the wearer and beholder. You kindle a flame, which, at the same time consumes both yourself and your admirers.
John Wesley
Perceived self-efficacy influences the types of causal attributions people make for their performances
Albert Bandura
I feel that is more important than my work, the influence I have on my students.
Ruth Bernhard
I don’t know what people are scared of…maybe they think their children will be influenced by gay marriage, but I’ve got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked – heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It’s time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want.
Ellen DeGeneres
The film industry has become a universal medium exercising a profound influence on the development of people’s attitudes and choices, and possessing a remarkable ability to influence public opinion and culture across all social and political frontiers.
Pope John Paul II
Morals are built on religious faith. Virtue is built on morality and influences a culture.
Michele Bachmann
The movement of the soul along the path of duty, under the influence of holy love to God, constitutes what we call good works.
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine
He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.
Elbert Hubbard
Like a lot of people who get into coaching, I was impacted by the people in my life. Certainly my father (John) who coached me in youth league baseball, and my high school coach, Joe Moore, were mentors and major influences.
Kirk Ferentz
I guess my biggest influence was actually my Grandfather. He used to play old records on vinyl, and would play old jazz and soul music like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and The Rat Pack and swing music.
Ella Henderson
Even as radio waves are picked up wherever a set is tuned in to their wavelength, so the thoughts which each of us think each moment of the day go forth into the world to influence for good or bad each other human mind.
Christmas Humphreys
There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America.
Alexis de Tocqueville
No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than himself, dwells in the breast of man. It is to this hour, and at all hours, the vivifying influence in man’s life.
Thomas Carlyle
I knew how to influence the people, but it’s really just one vote. But the party is being handled in a very good way .
Huey Newton
For those that love the world serve it in action, Grow rich, popular, and full of influence; And should they paint or write still is it action, The struggle of the fly in marmalade.
William Butler Yeats
I’ve always been the king of silence. I’ve always been a minimalist comedian. I’ve taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that… I’ve always done ‘less is more.’
Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks is definitely one of my biggest influences, for sure.
Jonah Hill
I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don’t think there’s a single writer who influences me.
Peter Benchley
You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.
Scott Adams
With relationship comes access, and with intimacy comes influence.
Tommy Tenney
I do believe that if you reach a just and fair settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians it will have a massive influence on countering extremism. Which is not to say that the Israel-Palestinian situation is the source of the problem, but it is very potent fuel.
Tony Blair
Outside the world of politics, one person in the world of the arts I would mention as an influence is Nick Cave, another person who has been around since the late 1970s. He has developed and changed remarkably, whilst remaining true to his vision. He has been a great help to me as well, without his knowing it.
Nick Cave
The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness – even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent – will be an elevating influence wherever he goes.
Orison Swett Marden
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
Daniel Boone
Luck influences everything in life, but nothing beats setting goals and striving body and soul to achieve them.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
There is a branding influence on my work. But there’s nothing really new about people as brands. The only difference is the scale and exposure.
Noma Bar
Success is creating something original and lasting-whether it is a company, a work of art, an idea or analysis that influence others, or a happy and productive family.
Linda Chavez
One of Dickens’ biggest influences was the growth of London as a Victorian city, and the extremes being created as it expanded.
Danny Boyle
I never wrote music or arranged songs or lyrics when I was under the influence of anything but coffee. That’s not gone away.
Chris Cornell
The major driver of economics is the equilibrium approach, which has taken various forms over the years. General equilibrium is the statement that all the different parts of the economy influence each other, even if it’s remote, like mortgage-backed securities and their demands on automobiles.
Kenneth Arrow
My biggest influences are strong, creative women that chart their own path, lead their own lives and drive the course of history.
Rachel Roy
What you become directly influences what you get.
Jim Rohn
In the theatre, every form once born is mortal; every form must be reconceived, and its new conception will bear the marks of all the influences that surround it.
Peter Brook
One of my greatest influences is the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Frank Gehry
You exert a certain degree of influence, and be it ever so small, it affects some person or persons, and for the results of the influence you exert you are held accountable. You, therefore, whether you acknowledge it or not, have assumed an importance before God and man that cannot be overlooked.
Lorenzo Snow
Franz Kafka is a huge influence, more than the Grimms. To allow yourself to get into the coal bucket and fly to the sky … we learned that from Kafka, that you can have a thought and make a body of it in this way.
Lore Segal
Through its influence upon the unconscious, music can have a specific healing effect. It can help in eliminating repressions and resistances, and it can bring into the field of waking consciousness many drives, emotions and complexes which were creating difficulties in the unconscious.
Roberto Assagioli
Social engineering is using manipulation, influence and deception to get a person, a trusted insider within an organization, to comply with a request, and the request is usually to release information or to perform some sort of action item that benefits that attacker.
Kevin Mitnick
If science has no country, the scientist should have one, and ascribe to it the influence which his works may have in this world.
Louis Pasteur
I look at my first books and am glad they weren’t published…. You start writing by imitating your heroes, then you keep the heart of that worship in your work. As time goes by, you get other influences and find your own voice.
Markus Zusak
For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, arent we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US?
Fredric Jameson
If the Church is not now as bad as the Soviet Government, that is due to the influence of those who attacked the Church
Bertrand Russell
Another guitar player who had a tremendous influence on my life was Howard Roberts … I’d listened to a lot of Tal Farlow, Johnny Smith and Kenny Burrell, and I was certainly into those guys, but I was awestruck at the intensity and fire in Howards’ guitar playing… for me, it became a roadmap.
Jeff Baxter
A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance.
Criss Jami
My earliest influences were Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
Bella Freud
I think where you’re born brings a history with it – a cultural history, a mythical history, an ancestral history, a religious context – and certainly influences your perception of the world and how you interpret everyday reality.
Deepak Chopra
I’m a huge Bob Hope fan, up until about the late ’50s. I’ve seen so many of his movies up until then, and they’re a big influence on me and a big influence on Woody Allen, who is basically just ripping off Bob Hope for his first five or six movies.
Scott Aukerman
No one with a living room radio that was a piece of furniture at the time would say, gee. I want to carry that around on my hip pocket. That was not a thought until NASA initiated this whole exercise. So there’s an influence that’s not just spinoff.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Today’s youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their ‘sore and yellow’ as this splendid man’s creations have in mine!
Peter Cushing
I’m not ruling. I never ruled. I have one vote and I’m the leader of the party. I’ve always had a vote on the central committee. I always had more influence than that one vote. I’ll admit that.
Huey Newton
Leonard Bernstein was probably the most significant formative influence on me – he was such an encompassing musician. I spent my teenage years absorbing him, and my other interests stemmed off of that. Bernstein led me to Sondheim and to Gershwin, and Sondheim led me to listening to Joni Mitchell.
Jason Robert Brown
Your reputation is what influences people to think, feel and talk about you the way they do.
Rob Brown
Entertainers wrongly assume that their fame, money, and influence arise from broad knowledge rather than natural talent, looks, or mastery of a narrow skill.
Victor Davis Hanson
Every great idea exerts, on first appearing, a tyrannical influence: Hence, the advantages it brings are turned all too soon into disadvantages.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My grandmother had great influence on me. She was secretary of state in the 1970’s, and that’s when I was born. She showed me the importance of public service, and she was admired by people regardless of their political party.
Stephanie Herseth
I got my influences from 70s bands – Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, blah blah blah. When I was growing up, we had all these crazy bands on the Top 40. Today, if Pink Floyd released “Money”, it wouldn’t even get played.
Al Jourgensen
The aim of being a good designer is to have an influence. If you design furniture or lifestyle, you should influence the way people evolve globally. It’s good to have an influence.
Olivier Theyskens
Except for those few Christians who hold that Christians should have nothing to do with government and hence cannot attempt to influence it, the rest – the great majority – have only themselves to blame if their government begins to undermine the institutions and values they cherish.
Harold O. J. Brown
That U.N. Security Council resolution requires getting Syrian troops and intelligence officials out of Lebanon so that the Lebanese can have elections here this spring that are free and fair and free of outside influence.
Stephen Hadley
My mother is from Paris, so she was quite a fashion plate. I always had that French influence at home.
Nicole Miller
The hand that unnerved Belshazzar derived its most horrifying influence from the want of a body, and death itself is not formidable in what we do know of it, but in what we do not.
Charles Caleb Colton
It was a world of acts, and words had no more influence on acts than the sound of a waterfall has on the flow of the stream.
Kim Stanley
I don’t think of myself as a role model for others, but I like to live my life by my own integrity. So, in that sense, I might be a positive influence. I do believe you should get over your insecurities and just try to be the best you can.
Lily Cole
Music has a very powerful and wonderful influence in establishing feelings and moods that can lift and elevate your thoughts and your actions.
Ardeth Kapp
My experiences always influence my writing, but usually only on an emotional level. I have experienced death of a family member and it’s easy to dredge up those feelings and get them on the page.
Kim Smith
I don’t really have a favorite bass player. I listen to a lot of bluegrass. But then again, I’m not a typical bluegrass bass player. I was really into the Grateful Dead, and I still am – I don’t listen to them too much, but for me they are a big influence.
Mike Gordon
The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.
Albert Schweitzer
Based on all criteria – military power, economic influence, cultural dominance – America remains number one, even though other, new players are increasingly challenging it in that role.
Robert Kagan
China and the United States have major influence in international affairs and shoulder important responsibilities in upholding world peace and promoting common development.
Hu Jintao
You come out of doing that kind of side of electronic music, you’re gonna take that knowledge with you and not ignore it. That’d be ridiculous to spend 10 years on something and not use that as an influence.
Jez Williams
I’m sick of people imposing cultural references and influences on me, but I’m not sick of people talking about my age.
Xavier Dolan
Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In terms of writing more club tracks, writing more electronically influenced – I feel like it was all electronically influenced, but now that influence has come to me in a different way.
James Blake
I don’t have traceable literary models because I haven’t had great literary influences in my life.
Manuel Puig
Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents.
Richard M. Nixon
Your ‘Belief Window’ is how you perceive and understand everything in your life… It frames all your views and influences the actions you take, but it can also be wrong or limited.
Tony Jeary
My brother (Bruno Mars) is as smart as he is because a lot of things he’s doing, creativity wise, our Dad used to do. Things my father used to do visually and musically. I see a lot of my father’s influence in both of us.
Eric Hernandez
I don’t believe I am influencing anybody but myself.
Winona Ryder
No design can exist in isolation. It is always related, sometimes in very complex ways, to an entire constellation of influencing situations and attitudes. What we call a good design is one which achieves integrity – that is, unity or wholeness – in balanced relation to its environment.
George Nelson
Rarely do we realize that if we simply take time to marvel at life’s gifts and give thanks for them, we activate stunning opportunities to increase their influence in our lives.
Angeles Arrien
Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo – those guys are a good, heavy influence.
Danny Carey
Yeah, Kubrick’s a big influence. In something like ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ he is trying to use the practical light – I mean, at least he says that in his interviews, like they’re not using traditionally Hollywood lights. In ‘Elephant’ we basically used no lights; we never really adjusted.
Gus Van Sant
Warhol was definitely an inspiration when I was younger. I wouldn’t quantify his sort of influence. I’ve been influenced by nature and science, and I’ve been influenced by people like Ernst and Rauschenberg, Cornell and Bosch and Bruegel, by writers like Haruki Murakami to Pablo Neruda to Artaud.
Dustin Yellin
Put yourself completely under the influence of Jesus, so that he may think his thoughts in your mind, do his work through your hands, for you will be all-powerful with him to strengthen you.
Mother Teresa
Marijuana is a useful catalyst for specific optical and aural aesthetic perceptions. I apprehended the structure of certain pieces of jazz and classical music in a new manner under the influence of marijuana, and these apprehensions have remained valid in years of normal consciousness.
Allen Ginsberg
I made mistakes. I let other people influence me and make decisions, sometimes without my knowledge.
Cathy Moriarty
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
The law has been perverted through the influence of two very different causes-naked greed and misconceived philanthropy.
Frederic Bastiat
Can you imagine a writer in England influencing? Absolutely not. And in France? It used to be, but no more-absolutely not. France used to, at least, have writers as diplomats, but not any more.
Nadine Gordimer
David Bowie is such a big influence to me. Everything about him as a person is intriguing to me.
Leona Lewis
When you write for children and young adults, you have much more affect and influence on them than when you write for adults. The books that get us through our childhood stay with us for life.
O.R. Melling
But that was war. Just about all he could find in its favor was that it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents.
Joseph Heller
Practically all great artists accept the influence of others. But… the artist with vision sees his material, chooses, changes, and by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences, finally molds something distinctly personnel.
Romare Bearden
People such as Hunter S. Thompson and the Beats were a huge influence on me, not just in what they were saying, but how they said it.
Corey Taylor
Pythagoras based musical education in the first place on certain melodies and rhythm that exercised a healing, a purifying influence on the human actions and passions, restoring ‘Pristine Harmony’ of the souls’ faculties. He applied the same means to the curing of diseases of both body and mind.
Porphyry
We were meant to influence the world, not have the world influence us.
Monica Wright
Homosexuality is Satan’s diabolical attack upon the family that will not only have a corrupting influence upon our next generation, but it will also bring down the wrath of God upon America.
Jerry Falwell
President Carter famously said the hostages were the first thing he thought about in the morning and the last thing he thought about at night. It was a downright foolish thing to say, because it made the people holding the hostages realize that they had an awful lot of influence over the United States.
Ted Koppel
In a democracy such as ours the leading minds seldom achieve a place of permanent influence. And the men who sit in Congress or even in the White House are usually not our leading minds. They are not the thinkers. Still less have they time for reflection.
Pearl S. Buck
Whatever a person’s ultimate concern may be, it will have an enormous influence on everything else the person does or believes.
Ronald H. Nash
The discovery I announce to the public is one of the small number which, by their principles, their results, and the beneficial influence which they exert upon the arts, are counted among the most useful and extraordinary inventions.
Louis Daguerre
We wear our names heavily. And though we have tried to escape their influence, they have seeped into us, and we find ourselves living their patterns again and again.
Eleanor Brown
I think for Lev [Grossman], C. S. Lewis was a huge inspiration from his childhood. I know that Brideshead Revisited is a book that he’s incredibly found of and he took certain structural influences from that book that he brought into The Magicians.
Hale Appleman
The significance and influence of just one BNP councillor is far in excess of the council powers such an elected figure can, in reality, command.
Steve Blake
The contraction of theological influence has been at once the best measure, and the essential condition of intellectual advance.
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Mere communion with nature, mere contact with the free air, exercise a soothing yet comforting and strengthening influence on the wearied mind, calm the storm of passion, and soften the heart when shaken by sorrow to its inmost depths.
Alexander von Humboldt
On the surface, rock and roll changes at an amazing pace. The influence of a figure like the Maharishi can appear and disappear in a matter of months. Talk about old fashioned rock and roll finds itself dead before it begins.
Jon Landau
The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.
Mercy Otis Warren
When the initial effort of political and business leaders to influence public opinion on an issue is to threaten rather than to engage and persuade, they further arouse public opposition rather than win support.
Preston Manning
I think the biggest influence for me is when I hear a great piece of music, whatever the style, I’m kind of inspired by that greatness and I’m inspired to try and obtain something that comes close to that greatness.
Paul Weller
We can influence the future but not see it.
Stewart Brand
All our lives are symbols. Everything we do is part of a pattern we have at least some say in. The strong make their own patterns and influence other people’s, the weak have their courses mapped out for them. The weak and the unlucky, and the stupid.
Iain Banks
Clearly, Iran has influence in Iraq. Iraq has a majority Shi’a population, they have relationships to Iran. Some are natural.
Barack Obama
Never mistake the power of influence
Jim Rohn
As an artist, I try not to sound the same as others. Or even as myself. It’s a constant, flowing web of influence. And information. And retweets.
Vic Mensa
Mythology has largely been written by men and focusses on men – on wars and men, who went to war. But, there are women who influence the decisions of men.
Sudha Murty
Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate towards some goal which they come to find desirable and which motivates them over the long haul.
Ordway Tead
If anyone doubts the influence of drug company ads on patients and physicians – consider all those wasted billions of dollars for a pill that sells for more than six times as much as another drug that does the same thing, made by the same company.
Robert Bazell
We have not looked at any particular movies [in creating War Horse], but again, it’s hard not to see the similarities between those movies [because of those filmmakers’ influence on the industry].
Janusz Kaminski
I am easily influenced. Compared with me a weather vane is Gibraltar.
Franklin P. Adams
How Human beings are, that is how the society will be. So, creating human beings who are flexible and willing to look at everything rather than being stuck in their ideas and opinions definitely makes for a different kind of society. And the very energy that such human being carry will influence everything around them.
Jaggi Vasudev
And very often the influence exerted on a person’s character by the amount of his income is hardly less, if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
Alfred Marshall
When we read of human beings behaving in certain ways, with the approval of the author, who gives his benediction to this behavior by his attitude towards the result of the behavior arranged by himself, we can be influenced towards behaving in the same way.
T. S. Eliot
That’s where my influences lie, in the blues with people like Muddy Waters and Tina Turner. At first I didn’t really like the idea of working with synthesizers but now I think they’re fun, there are no restrictions. Not that I understand how they work.
Vince Clarke
Recent research suggests that New Deal programs may actually have had their primary impact on the economy by influencing consumer and business expectations of future growth and inflation.
Christina Romer
Be a light, not a judge, be a model not a critic. Little by little, your circle of influence will explode and you will avoid the emotional metastasizing cancers of complaining, criticizing, competing, comparing and cynicism, all which reflect victimization, all of which are the opposite of being proactive.
Stephen Covey
The nature of a narrow and malevolent spirit is so essentially incompatible with happiness as to render it inaccessible to the influences of the benignant God.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines.
Pia Wurtzbach
Despite the efforts of some parents, children still tend to act out the traditional sex roles of our culture. The child’s peer group may have more of an influence over this than the parents.
Brian Sutton-Smith
Those who give up on their dreams shouldn’t influence you to give up on yours.
Rita Zahara
Theoretical scientists who probe the secrets of the universe and philosophers who seek answers to existence, as well as painters such as Paul Klee who find the thoughts of men of science compatible with art, influence me far more than most photographers.
Wynn Bullock
And Complicated Grief is a text that announces, from the start, in its citation of influence, dense intertextuality and hybridity, a failure of some apparent or usual protections, and a need to re-examine “identity” in the light of an acknowledgement of our entanglements and interdependence.
Laura Mullen
I grew up raised by my mom and my two sisters, so I never had a real male influence in my life. I never really understood heterosexual male relationships.
Todd Phillips
Childhood didn’t have a big influence on me, really – in fact I spent most of it plotting how to escape.
Simon Callow
R Stevie Moore was obviously a huge influence and is still a very big influence in my life.
Ariel Pink
Blind Willie Johnson is a pretty big vocal influence. He can be very harsh, like gargly, gruff vocals, but also just slip into some very delicate, vulnerable soft stuff. I like that combination.
Benjamin Booker
Character is formed, not by laws, commands, and decrees, but by quiet influence, unconscious suggestion and personal guidance.
Marion LeRoy Burton
One of the greatest influences a person can have in this world is to influence a child.
Rosemary M. Wixom
Secularism is categorically not saying that the religious may not speak out publicly or have a say in public life. It is about saying that religion alone should not confer a privileged say in public life, or greater influence on it. It really is as simple as that.
Richard Dawkins
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson
The kind of people who can assemble huge crowds into one spot will be the major influences on mass culture in the next decade. The rock enthusiasts have created some of the most exciting theatrical events on the planet.
Jim Morrison
I hope that I can be a role model and positive influence to anyone else who is struggling with insecurities within themselves.
Alexa Bliss
In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the formation of our character; the multitude pass us by like a distant army. One friend, one teacher, one beloved, one club, one dining table, one work table are the means by which one’s nation and the spirit of one’s nation affect the individual.
Jean Paul
The one-sided exploitation of existential guilt is thought reform’s trump card, and perhaps its most important source of emotional influence over its participants. Revolving around it are issues most decisive to thought reform’s outcome.
Robert Jay Lifton
I really don’t see any influence of my work on any artists. But I do think I’ve had an influence on drawings’ being shown. I’ve had an influence on the economics of it.
Raymond Pettibon
Anyone who doubts that caffeine is a drug should read some of the prose composed under its influence.
Anne Fadiman
When I go and write with other artists – a lot of the time it’s with them – it’s like a therapy session almost. I ask them what they’re listening to and what they’re going through and what their influences are and I try to get inside of their head and step into their shoes for a second.
Bonnie McKee
Public enthusiasm for new advances is a key ingredient in influencing policy-makers to stimulate follow-up work with suitable funding, and it can be achieved far faster now that interested non-specialists can explore new research autonomously and can also be appealed to directly by scientists.
Aubrey de Grey
We believe that the history of the world is but the history of His influence and that the center of the whole universe is the cross of Calvary.
Alexander MacLaren
Doonesbury had the requisite and overwhelming influence in 1980, as it did on any college cartoonist who was paying attention, of course.
Berkeley Breathed
The day that witnesses the conversion of our ministers into political and philosophical speculators or scientific lecturers, will witness the final decay of clerical weight and influence.
Peter Bayne
If God places a child before you, and you are too busy to wield either a positive or negative influence…you just did the later! You communicated that the child doesn’t matter and isn’t important.
Wess Stafford
Love & kindness have far greater influence than punishment upon the improvement of human character.
Shoghi Effendi
Johnny Carson was a big influence on me – all of those shows I did with him over the years, like, 100 of them, they made a bit of a name for me at the time, so that part of my life was very good.
Don Rickles
Don’t listen to negative influences. Believe in yourself, and show others what you can do. Only “you” can find your potential.
Marla Runyan
Income inequality matters more on a day-to-day basis. Wealth matters more for political influence.
Thomas Pogge
Perhaps this is what really happens in life to most good men. They are not crucified. They simply pass through life and then die, and their passing influences just a few people to make them just a little happy.
Kenneth Rexroth
If I can help and influence girls who are going through body-image issues then I think that’s amazing.
Kate Upton
On balance the moral influence of religion has been awful.
Steven Weinberg
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
Henry George
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
Robert Louis Stevenson
My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
Mose Allison
Putting a rheumatologist at the head of a committee that arguably was going to have more influence over brain research than any particular institution in the country at the time, I think a lot of people found surprising.
Steve Fainaru
If someone wants to do drugs … as long as he or she isn’t corrupting minors or driving under the influence or endangering others, shouldn’t a person have that right?
Brad Pitt
And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
Henri Bergson
Leadership is anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behavior, or development of others.
Ken Blanchard
A human being in this aged nation of ours is a very wonderful hole, the slow creation of long interchanging influences; and charm is a result of two such wholes, the one loving and the one loved.
George Eliot
Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being – his physical, mental and emotional habits – influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized.
Lee Strasberg
There is no such thing as a self made spiritual leader. He is able to influence others spiritually only because the Spirit is able to work in and through him to a greater degree than in those he leads.
J. Oswald Sanders
Do not Christians and Heathens, and Jews and Gentiles, and poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry influences?
Walter Scott
The term power comes from the Latin posse- to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power. The central issue of power in leadership is not Will it be used? But rather Will it be used wisely and well?
Al Gini
The extraordinary power of influence is now within everyone’s reach. Recent graduates, executive assistants, project managers, and business leaders can all benefit from Monarth’s simple steps for ‘getting everyone to follow your lead.’
Marshall Goldsmith
Even an organization that doesn’t do much work internationally will benefit from a culturally intelligent strategy to innovation. Working across different generations, business units, regions, and functions are all factors that can also influence the innovation process.
David Livermore
A song has to take on character, shape, body and influence people to an extent that they use it for their own devices. It must affect them not just as a song, but as a lifestyle. The rock stars have assimilated all kinds of philosophies, styles, histories, writings, and they throw out what they have gleaned from that.
David Bowie
I think more like a quantum
Buddhist, in that there is a universal proto-conscious mind which we
access, and can influence us. But it actually exists at the
funda-mental level of the universe, at the Planck scale.
Stuart Hameroff
When I was a young man, my friends and I and all of us in New York were very influenced by French cinema. French cinema played an enormous influence on those of us who wanted to be filmmakers.
Woody Allen
Tho’ there be no such Thing as Chance in the World; our Ignorance of the real Ccause of any Event has the same Influence on the Understanding, and begets a like Species of Belief or Opinion.
David Hume
I am intrigued with scriptural mythology that tells us that God created a divine feminine presence to dwell amongst humanity. This concept has had a constant influence on the work. I have imagined her as ubiquitous, watchful, and often in motion. This work is, in effect, the photographic image of the invisible.
Leonard Nimoy
Let us thank God that we live in an age when something has influence besides the bayonet.
Daniel Webster
As an artist, I feel that my father’s biggest influence is me realizing that music has a purpose and it’s not just for business and that music is spiritual. I get that from him that music is a spiritual thing.
Ziggy Marley
In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically.
Dexter Gordon
For one to control one’s thoughts and feelings means one can actually control one’s atmosphere and all who walk into its sphere of influence.
Malcolm X
The influence of a science adviser is only as good as ears open to that science advice.
Nina Fedoroff
My mother was a big influence; she was exceedingly chic, completely dressed in a completely different manner than I did. I was a child of the Depression, so she taught me all about accessories, and I always tell everybody she worships at the altar of the accessory.
Iris Apfel
The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever-growing influence of the Bible.
William H. Seward
Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history.
Arthur Henderson
Gary Numan had a huge influence on both my music and my style. He had his own unique fashion sense – that futuristic space style. It was out there.
Mayer Hawthorne
Eating chocolate can have significant influences on mood, generally leading to an increase in pleasant feelings and a reduction in tension.
Peter Rogers
A great influence in my life was the sanctified or Holiness churches…Everybody in there sang and they clapped and stomped heir feet and sang with their whole body… Their music was so strong and expressive, it used to bring tears to my eyes.
Mahalia Jackson
The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
Men’s prejudices rest upon their character for the time being and cannot be overcome, as being part and parcel of themselves. Neither evidence nor common sense nor reason has the slightest influence upon them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that’s not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it’s not what the majority of the country is thinking.
Kid Rock
I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.
Albert Einstein
Sound is a huge influence on peoples’ attention.
Walter Murch
Writing can be taken up at any point. But you need to remember that the arts are fundamentally unfair. Hard work and diligence won’t necessarily take you all the way. Talent, nepotism, influence, and pure luck play a huge part.
David Brin
Art comes into being in that abstract interval between a thought and reality, and no one – not even the artist who created it – can remeasure the influences that caused it.
Edgar Alwin Payne
I knew there was never anyone to blame when people get into drugs. They’re always responsible for their own behavior, and it’s not the dealer, it’s not the friend, it’s not the bad influence, it’s not the childhood.
Anthony Kiedis
It is in vain a daring author thinks of attaining to the heights of Parnassus if he does not feel the secret influence of heaven and if his natal star has not formed him to be a poet.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
The greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.
Charles Lindbergh
I don’t sit and listen to music all day, although music is a big influence on me.
Colin O’Donoghue
You cant reduce me to a set of influences.
Thomas Harris
One of my reasons for living in California is its close proximity to Mexico. The Latin influence is in every corner of the community. My love of Spanish music hasn’t wavered since the ’50s. I could hear the blues voicing from the Flamanco families and I always dig for inspiration in Latin music.
Eric Burdon
The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!
Dante Hall
But you want to know about the influence of books on my life, and as I’ve said, there was only one. Seneca. . .Maybe that sounds dull, but the letters aren’t – they’re witty. I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.
Mary Ann Shaffer
I’m aware of the luck in [BABIP], but at the same time, you can’t directly influence it. You can just keep mixing your patterns, executing and locating, That’s the human element of this game.
Max Scherzer
I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation.
Ann Curry
It is only through the power of association that those of any calling exercise due influence in their communities.
Elihu Root
The advent of electronically synthesized sound after World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.
George Crumb
… what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of freewill, is the conviction that we have real power over the formation of our own character; that our will, by influencing some of our circumstances, can modify our future habits or capabilities of willing.
John Stuart Mill
I’m not even an atheist so much as I am an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful.
Christopher Hitchens
Sometimes the things I learn making paintings or drawings – composition, colour, expressionism, texture – can directly influence the making of a film. Sometimes it’s great that they are different, and simply taking a break from one medium to spend time with another, recharges the batteries and I feel refreshed.
Dave McKean
Show enough backstory to allow the reader to glean and make assumptions about what remains behind the curtain of time, yet continues to influence the character’s worldview, attitudes, decisions, and actions.
Larry Brooks
Road racing imitates life, the way it would be without the corruptive influence of civilization. When you see an enemy lying on the ground, what’s your first reaction? To help him to his feet. In road racing, you kick him to death
Tim Krabbe
We can influence people for bad or good.
Johnny Hunt
Mrs. [Hillary] Clinton is focusing on a different part of the voters trying to influence them in her own way as well; so they attack each other [with Donald Trump].
Vladimir Putin
It is impossible to advance new theories… when you are under the influence of a particular view, or under the pressure of a particular dogma.
Abdolkarim Soroush
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Blaise Pascal
If only it were God’s will that printed and written materials have as much influence on the people as the princes and their censors fear! Considering the countless good books we have, the world would have changed for the better a long time ago.
Franz Grillparzer
But I would say maybe just from an actress’s perspective, probably ‘Woman Under the Influence’ is the best movie of all time… The style of filmmaking and the performances … you don’t feel like you’re watching a film.
Olivia Thirlby
The person who has the most influence on me is my mother. Think of life as a flight where we fly higher and higher. If I were a bird that needs feathers to fly higher, I would regard my mother as my strongest feather.
Jane Goodall
That the equalization of property exercises an influence on political society was clearly understood even by some of the old legislators. Laws were made by Solon and others prohibiting an individual from possessing as much land as he pleased.
Aristotle
Your power to choose your direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change your future, and to powerfully influence the rest of creation.
Stephen Covey
Mothers have this huge influence, and I feel like they’re always teaching us from the day we’re born what to be afraid of, what to be cautious of, what we should like, and what we should look like.
Amy Tan
Shall we have recourse to the art of printing? But this has not destroyed property or aristocracy or corporations or paper wealth in England or America, or diminished the influence of either; on the contrary, it has multiplied aristocracy and diminished democracy.
John Adams
My grandmother played a huge influence in my life and helped raise me, and she and my mother saw how much I loved pro wrestling and how much I wanted to go after it.
Adam Cole
I know that the Bible has been a central influence in [Elie Wiesel and Frank Moore Cross] lives – but in a very different way. In truth, you inhabit very different Biblical worlds.
Hershel Shanks
Friends, suffering, marriage, environment, study and recreation are influence which shape character. The strongest influence, if you are generous enough to yield to it, is the grace of God.
Hubert Van Zeller
Before God, I’m an intimate. Before people, I’m a servant.
Before the powers of hell, I’m a ruler, with no tolerance for their influence. Wisdom knows which role to fulfill at the proper time
Bill Johnson
I waste a lot of my time documenting my “search for great esoterica” online. It gets so complicated trying to identify or give credit to all of one’s influences.
Michael Dumontier
Our brain is continuously being shaped – we can take more responsibility for our own brain by cultivating positive influences.
Richard Davidson
All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, by by rising above them.
Charles Caleb Colton
Syrian influence has not ended yet. It is going to be a very long path.
Walid Jumblatt
In every book I write, I try to name-check the most prominent influences, or the most prominent conscious influences.
China Mieville
‘A Princess of Mars’ may not have exerted the same colossal pull that Tarzan had on the global imagination, but its influence on generations of readers cannot be underestimated.
Junot Diaz
Whatever I think, talk and do is because of the influence of God. My music is a tribute to Him. Whenever I compose any music, I try to reach God. I would advice all the budding musicians to do the same and see the difference. Thanks to Him, I am what i am today.
Bappi Lahiri
Ritchie Blackmore was a huge early influence on me, but after that I had to find my own way … Johann Sebastian Bach was probably the most influential guy ever on me … Vivaldi, Beethoven and eventually Paganini … all of a sudden I was thinking in all these other areas, instead of blues riffs.
Yngwie Malmsteen
We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character.
Oliver Lodge
Today, under the influences of Eastern religions and philosophies imported into the West, many Christians confuse God’s Spirit with our spirit and think our spirit is a spark of the divine, “the God within everyone.” That’s not how the biblical writers thought about our spirits or souls.
Roger E. Olson
I think there’s too much of the wrong type of influences that stem from hip-hop.
Vince Staples
Leadership is the ability to influence people and motivate them to do what needs to be done to accomplish a goal, vision, or mission.
Robert Johnson
I think if you spend much time dwelling on influence you can get self-conscious about every line you write. That’s a great way to freeze up.
Ben Fountain
The Americans are trying to expand their influence in the world, particularly in Europe. They are defending their own interests, not ours.
Marine Le Pen
I adore India, its culture, and all the beauty of the nation. My father is from Jammu, and he’s had a profound influence on my mindset and way of being.
Robin S. Sharma
I have a lot of different influences. Everything from Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, The Clash, Kanye West – just a lot of different artists.
Brie Larson
People change what they do less because they are given an analysis that shifts their thinking than because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings.
John P. Kotter