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You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain

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I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings;
but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of
a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

The way you think, the way you behave,
the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
- Deepak Chopra

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

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

I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.
- Susie Bright

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
- Friedrich Schiller

The only real influence I've ever had was myself.
- Edward Hopper

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

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 Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but
they weren't by a long shot the biggest influence.
- Jon Fishman

The writer is the person who stands outside society,
independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
- Don DeLillo

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a
lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

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

The proper time to influence the character of a child
is about a hundred years before he is born.
- Dean Inge

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

It's not the money.
It's not the fame.
It's the influence.
- Clay Aiken

Nor is it that truly a belief at all which has not
some influence upon the actions of him who holds it.
- William Kingdon Clifford

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy,
northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

As a people, we know what we can do,
we know how to do it,
and we just want to get on with it.
How? By ensuring that Canada's place in the world is
one of influence and pride.
- Paul Martin

A guy called Arthur Brown...
was a big influence of mine...
and also Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.
- Bruce Dickinson

I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a
very big influence on my early stuff.
- Robin Trower

When you look at our world, the truth is that we're
all under the influence of politics.
- Roland Joffe

The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative:
the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about
interesting people and places.
- Louise Brown

Think twice before you speak, because your words and
influence will plant the seed of either success or
failure in the mind of another.
- Napoleon Hill

In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically.
- Dexter Gordon

Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing.
- John Sladek

The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence;
and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Every human being has a work to carry on within,
duties to perform abroad, influence to exert,
which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
- William Ellery Channing

The key to successful leadership today is influence,
not authority.
- Ken Blanchard

In order to influence a child, one must be careful
not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
- Don Marquis

We influence singing but never really songwriting.
- Charles King

The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
- John Dyer

I think there's a point at which money,
influence, and power become so blinding that people
believe they control the world.
- Iris Sawyer

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 came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.
- Julius Erving

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 jet stream is the controlling influence over the world's weather systems.
- Michael Fish

Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit
the state and its influence most strictly.
- Ludwig von Mises

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author,
whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand;
if he can select the 500,
he reaches the five hundred thousand.
- Brooks Adams

In addition to their power over government based on
government financing and personal influence,
bankers could steer governments in ways they wished
them to go by other pressures.
- Carroll Quigley

But Italy can only have any real influence on world
affairs if it carries weight in Europe.
- Romano Prodi

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends
of the far-off centuries fade and pass away.
No one sees their influence upon culture;
no one sees their educational power.
- Douglas Hyde

In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history,
a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.
- Roger Mudd

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
- John Knox

In fact, an awful lot of N.F.L.
club owners have practically no influence on their players at all,
simply because they're not full-time working owners.
- Pete Rozelle

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action
of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the
result of a certain habituation,
or of the influence of the mind.
- Johannes P. Muller

Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children -
if you are worried about your teen and drugs,
talk to them.
- John Walters

I've been as bad an influence on American literature
as anyone I can think of.
- Dashiell Hammett

My major influence was my ten years older sister.
- Willa Ford

I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people,
including other musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

The orbs create feedback loops that can influence either
personal of employee behavior.
- David Rose

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

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

Irish is the prominent nationality in the family,
but beyond that, I really don't know.
I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming
through on my mother's side.
- William Wiley

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang


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