Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association.
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.
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.
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.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
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.
If it were in my power, I would be wiser; but a newly felt power carries me off in spite of myself; love leads me one way, my understanding another.
People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
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.
Influence is exerted by every human being from the hour of birth to that of death.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
The only way in which one human being can properly attempt to influence another is by encouraging him to think for himself, instead of endeavoring to instill ready-made opinions into his head.
To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
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