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1. "In carrying out a peacekeeping mission where the grand strategy is to maintain peace and order by persuading armed parties or other hostile elements to back away from aggressive activities, military strength is not a definite measure of success; neither could material contribution alone guarantees the "winning of the hearts and minds" of the people. What appears to be important is the day-to-day conduct of the peacekeepers on the ground; those who uphold the principles of neutrality and impartiality, as well as those who are able to carry all aspects of its operational duties exceptionally."
Author: Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono
2. "I did more than anyone else in persuading the U.S. to get rid of Saddam."
Author: Ahmed Chalabi
3. "The issue of what my role in the - in persuading the Bush administration to go to war has been greatly exaggerated."
Author: Ahmed Chalabi
4. "Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes."
Author: Algernon Sidney
5. "Dead men cannot take effective action; their power of influence on others lasts only till the grave. Deeds and actions that energise others belong only to the living. Well, then, look at the facts in this case. The Saviour is working mightily among men, every day He is invisibly persuading numbers of people all over the world, both within and beyond the Greek-speaking world, to accept His faith and be obedient to His teaching. Can anyone, in face of this, still doubt that He has risen and lives, or rather that He is Himself the Life? Does a dead man prick the consciences of men...?"
Author: Athanasius Of Alexandria
6. "I glanced at my watch - it was two minutes to eleven; just right for lunch when and if we ever got to the godforsaken lodge - and took some comfort from the thought that at least I still had my wits about me. Or at least I felt as if I did. Presumably, a confused person would be too addled to recognize that he was confused. Ergo, if you know that you are not confused then you are not confused. Unless, it suddenly occurred to me - and here was an arresting notion - unless persuading yourself that you are not confused is merely a cruel, early symptom of confusion. Or even an advanced symptom. Who could tell? For all I knew I could be stumbling into some kind of helpless preconfusional state characterized by the fear on the part of the sufferer that he may be stumbling into some kind of helpless preconfusional state. That's the trouble with losing your mind; by the time it's gone, it's too late to get it back."
Author: Bill Bryson
7. "The latter, for the last few centuries, we have been closing up as a way of escape. We have done this through the poets and novelists by persuading the humans that a curious, and usually shortlived, experience which they call ‘being in love' is the only respectable ground for marriage; that marriage can, and ought to, render this excitement permanent; and that a marriage which does not do so is no longer binding."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "He grinned, attention dropping to my mouth. "I guess I better get busy persuading, then." A soft kiss, then deeper. Then a growl. "Jesus, you smell like a cherry paczki." That'd be my Chapstick, but who was I to break his little Polish heart?"
Author: Cara McKenna
9. "Science shows that passion is contagious, literally. You cannot inspire others unless you are inspired yourself. You stand a much greater chance of persuading and inspiring your listeners if you express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to your topic."
Author: Carmine Gallo
10. "How lacking in intuition men could be in persuading themselves that mending some stranger's socks, and attending to his comfort, could content a woman..."
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
11. "Russia will occupy most of the good food lands of central Europe while we have the industrial portions. We must find some way of persuading Russia to play ball."
Author: Henry L. Stimson
12. "I think the iPod is the true face of Republican politics, and I'm in favor of the music industry … standing up proud and saying it out loud: We in the Chiclet-manufacturing business are not about social justice, …we're not about a coherent set of national ideals, we're not about wisdom. We're about choosing what WE want to listen to and ignoring everything else…. We're about giving ourselves a mindless feel-good treat every five minutes. …We're about persuading ten-year-old children to spend twenty-five dollars on a cool little silicone iPod case that costs a licensed Apple Computer subsidiary thirty-nine cents to manufacture."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
13. "There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves."
Author: Junius
14. "King John won't need any persuading that the French have a hand in this. From what I've heard, if a bean gives him a bellyache he swears it was a French one."
Author: Karen Maitland
15. "A God's strength lay in persuading others that they are weak."
Author: Lionel Suggs
16. "So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds."
Author: Lucretius
17. "Try persuading the world not to cut its throat for half a decade or more...and it'll begin to dawn on you that even your behavior's part of its plan."
Author: Malcolm Lowry
18. "I persuaded him to throw the dirk away; and it was as easy as persuading a child to give up some bright fresh new way of killing itself."
Author: Mark Twain
19. "Nobody has a magic lamp which can tell you in advance whether what you say will be effective in persuading an audience."
Author: Maurice Saatchi
20. "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."
Author: Milton Friedman
21. "Persuading everyone to behave decently to each other because the society is so fragile is a worthy goal, but it may be more straightforward just to make the societies less fragile, which means developing their economies."
Author: Paul Collier
22. "Personal purity isn't really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse – and persuading others not to support it – is."
Author: Peter Singer
23. "The State is like a great and noble steed who is tardy in his motions owing to his very size, and requires to be stirred into life. I am that gadfly which God has given the State and all day long and in all places am always fastening upon you, arousing and persuading and reproaching you. You will not easily find another like me."
Author: Plato
24. "The rhetorician need not know the truth about things; he has only to discover some way of persuading the ignorant that he has more knowledge than those who know."
Author: Plato
25. "...counselling man to treat her as a slave while persuading her that she is a queen."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
26. "I honor and love you: but why do you who are citizens of the great and mighty nation care so much about laying up the greatest amount of money and honor And reputation, and so little amount wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul? Re you not ashamed of these?... I do nothing but go about persuading you all, not to take thought for your persons and your properties, but first and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by more, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man."
Author: Socrates
27. "Challenge a person's beliefs, and you challenge his dignity, standing, and power. And when those beliefs are based on nothing but faith, they are chronically fragile. No one gets upset about the belief that rocks fall down as opposed to up, because all sane people can see it with their own eyes. Not so for the belief that babies are born with original sin or that God exists in three persons or that Ali is the second-most divinely inspired man after Muhammad. When people organize their lives around these beliefs, and then learn of other people who seem to be doing just fine without them--or worse, who credibly rebut them--they are in danger of looking like fools. Since one cannot defend a belief based on faith by persuading skeptics it is true, the faithful are apt to react to unbelief with rage, and may try to eliminate that affront to everything that makes their lives meaningful."
Author: Steven Pinker
28. "Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading."
Author: Tertullian
29. "When your power comes from others, on approval, you are their slave. Never sacrifice yourselves - never! Whoever urges you to self-sacrifice is worse than a common murderer, who at least cuts your throat himself, without persuading YOU to do it."
Author: Tobias Wolff
30. "Advertising design, in persuading people to buy things they don`t need, with money they don`t have, in order to impress others who don`t care, is probably the phoniest field in existence today."
Author: Victor Papanek

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Say that you love me. You don't have to mean it. You can lie. Just say it so I can pretend for a little while" Fen to Malick - Weregild "
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