If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his/her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.
You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
The easiest way to convince my kids that they don't really need something is to get it for them.
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that.
Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse: you can hit it, you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it.
It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
I know I am right for Scarlett. I can convince Mr. Selznick.
It took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.
A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move.
To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.
Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.
It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject.
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