Influence Quotes

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.

Elizabeth Bibesco

It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.

Margot Asquith

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

Booker T. Washington

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 Richter

People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.

T. S. Eliot

Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything.

B. F. Skinner

Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.

Korean Proverb

Influence: What you think you have until you try to use it.

Joan Welsh

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.

James Allen

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.

Henry David Thoreau

He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.

Elbert Hubbard

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.

Arthur Koestler

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

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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