27 Inspiring Quotes about Persuasion and Influence

What do you think about when you think of influence? How does one actually define what influence is? How can you truly encompass the full impact of influence on the world?

You can’t. At least not easily.

I believe that influence is one of the top needs if we’re going to be successful. You can’t avoid it. You must be able to move people to action if you’re going to get what you want. You can’t accomplish your goals without people. And if you’re dealing with people, you need to be able to influence them.

This is true for everybody. If you’re an entrepreneur who is fighting to grow your business, you need to have influence. If you’re a professional who is climbing the corporate ladder, you need to have influence. If you’re a parent whose kids don’t want to eat their vegetables, you need to have influence. If you’re a driver who needs to get out of a traffic ticket, you need to have influence!

The ability to persuade is one of the most important skills you need to have. You simply can’t succeed without it.

But you don’t have to just take my word for it. I’ve compiled a list of quotes about persuasion and influence. Hopefully these quotes will inspire you as you grow as an influencer.


27 Inspiring Quotes on Persuasion and Influence

“Ninety percent of selling is conviction, and 10 percent is persuasion.” - Shiv Kera

“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.” - Aesop

“Leadership is influence.” - John C. Maxwell

“The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

“I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time.” - Jenny Mollen

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” - Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.

“Selling is a natural skill. It’s developed as a child. You may know it as persuasion.” Jeffrey Gitomer

“Persuasion skills exert a far greater influence over others’ behaviors than formal power structure do.” Robert Cialdini

“Selling is the process of persuading a person that your product or service is of greater value to him than the price you’re asking for it.” - Brian Tracy

“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.” - Clint Eastwood

“The tongue can paint what the eye can’t see.” - Chinese Proverb

“Those that will not hear must be made to feel.” - German Proverb

“I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.” - Dwight Eisenhower

“If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.” - Cicero

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

“The real persuaders are our appetites, our fears and above all our vanity. The skillful propagandist stirs and coaches these internal persuaders.” Eric Hoffer

“One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears — by listening to them.” - Dean Rusk

“People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found out by others.” - Blaise Pascal

“The secret is to always let the other man have your way.” - Claiborne Pell

“Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.” - Aristotle

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

“Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” - Sun Tzu

“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” - Zig Ziglar

“Fortune favors the bold.” - Virgil

“To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” - Patricia Fripp

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” – Mary Kay Ash



There you have it! I hope these quotes have inspired you. If you liked these quotes, please share this article!

1 Comment

  • Sheryll Nambio

    Reply December 13, 2020

    Nakakainspire,hope it will remain in our thoughts and heartsGod bless

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