It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor.
People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.
Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.
Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can't get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn't grow up into.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Influence: What you think you have until you try to use it.
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
We must make a very precise distinction between the official and consequently dictatorial prerogatives of society organized as a state, and of the natural influence and action of the members of a non-official, non-artificial society.
Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?
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.
Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
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.
People are submissive to power, and few of them can be influenced by doctrines of righteousness.
Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another.
Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is affected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation.
We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.
Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
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