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I'm just not into trying to convince people like me. I always say to myself, 'It is what it is.' I walk into a situation knowing that people are either going to love me or they're not, and that's OK. I'm just going to be me. You can't be everything to everyone.
As long as you as an individual... can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as 'one of the faithful,' one of those people who can say, 'Well, look, something's going to happen! Let's just keep trying. Let's not give up.
In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence.
The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
Harold S. Geneen
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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.
E. W. Howe
Here's my definition of a great beach read - a fabulous story that sucks me in like a black hole and when it's over, it jettisons my bones across the galaxy with a hair on fire mission to convince everyone I know that they must read that book or they will die.
Dorothea Benton Frank
Testimonials are enough to convince people for now.
Arguing, in the sense of attempting to convince others, has gone out of fashion with conservatives.
P. J. O'Rourke
To hold a people in oppression you have to convince them first that they are supposed to be oppressed.
John Henrik Clarke
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.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
I believe so much in the power of performance I don't want to convince people. I want them to experience it and come away convinced on their own.
People are prone to taking mental shortcuts. They may know that they shouldn't give out certain information, but the fear of not being nice, the fear of appearing ignorant, the fear of a perceived authority figure - all these are triggers, which can be used by a social engineer to convince a person to override established security procedures.
Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice.
Believe in yourself and stop trying to convince others.
James De La Vega
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions.
'Harry Potter' opened so many doors for young adult literature. It really did convince the publishing industry that writing for children was a viable enterprise. And it also convinced a lot of people that kids will read if we give them books that they care about and love.
Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
Privacy is important to me. But it's not just about sticking two fingers up and saying I don't want anyone to know my business. It's an artistic choice. I think that for any actor to convince their audience that they have completely inhabited a character requires a certain level of anonymity.
I think that inside every adult is the heart of a child. We just gradually convince ourselves that we have to act more like adults.
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
Harry S Truman
Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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