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John DrydenA man is to be cheated into passion, but to be reasoned into truth.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet

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Marilyn MonroeBefore marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

—  Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, American actress

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NapoleonSuccess is the most convincing talker in the world.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Oscar WildeArguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Philip SidneyA fair woman shall not only command without authority but persuade without speaking.

—  Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, English poet & courtier

Theodore RooseveltI have always been fond of the West African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick”; you will go far.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

VoltaireThose who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Harry TrumanI sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]


Latin Quotes

The final argument of kings.

Ultima ratio regum.

—  Latin motto engraved on the cannons of Louis XIV

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Ancient Greek

Bias of PrieneTake by persuasion, not by force.

Πείσας λαβέ, μη βιασάμενος.

—  Bias of Priene, 625-540 BC, Greek philosopher, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece

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Proverbs

American proverbSeeing is believing.

—  American proverb

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