Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association.
We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source.
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.
The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
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.
We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence.
People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
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.
Only we should not be influenced by the winds.
The beauty of the landscape - where sand, water, reeds, birds, buildings, and people all somehow flowed together - has never left me.
I don't think there's anything really wrong with influence because I think that one can use another man's art as material either literally or just implying that they're doing that, without it representing a lack of a point of view.
My parents were divorced and I didn't grow up with my father, but I spent a lot of time around him, and his influence on me has been profound.
The influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.
Art comes into being in that abstract interval between a thought and reality, and no one - not even the artist who created it - can remeasure the influences that caused it.
The art of British Columbia's native Indians played a big role in inspiring my creativity... the simplicity of the images, the graciousness of the lines and curves, and the emotional impact of the bright simple primary colours.
I then discovered the Pop Art of Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Peter Max. I was inspired that these fun and colourful images could be presented seriously on canvas.
Thus does the Muse herself move men divinely inspired, and through them thus inspired a Chain hangs together of others inspired divinely likewise.
Even as the needle that directs the hour,
(Touched with the loadstone) by the secret power
Of hidden Nature, points upon the pole;
Even so the wavering powers of my soul,
Touch'd by the virtue of Thy spirit, flee
From what is earth, and point alone to Thee.
It is by women that nature writes on the hearts of men.
Influence is exerted by every human being from the hour of birth to that of death.
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