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I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something.
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
When I want comfort food, I buy Maltesers. I like all chocolates, but especially those. You can eat them, and because they're so light, you can convince yourself that they are not actually that fattening.
Whether it will convince or not, depends entirely on what it is in itself, what is there to be seen.
Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject.
John Henry Patterson
Prove to yourself that your business, in micro-scale at least, creates value. If you believe it, you'll find it that much easier to convince potential investors, partners and employees, too.
Here in Silicon Valley, I have taken part in hundreds of conversations trying to convince people to dive in and become entrepreneurs. All too often, innovators with good, safe, jobs are unwilling to put their family's access to health care at risk by walking away from company-backed medical insurance.
Maybe it's naive to say, but it almost seems like, in the past, people tried to sell you something you would actually need, like a hammer or a broom or a toothbrush. But now there's this notion that they can sell you anything. And all they have to do is convince you that you need it.
Maybe I am a little bit guilty of trying to convince myself that I am cool to this point - even today. But I am so much more healthy than I used to be in my twenties, because I was not accepted at all.
But I'm not trying to convince anybody how to vote or how to live. Nobody's ever successfully accused me of being realistic.
If you look upon the rule in Titus it is a rule to me. If you convince me that it is no rule I shall yield.
I'm not a rubber stamp, and people know that. If you can convince me of the merits, you will have my vote every time.
I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.
If the bottom dropped out of the market and the artist was not going to sell anything, he or she will keep working, and the dealer will keep trying to find some way to convince somebody to buy this stuff.
The numbers matter: underreporting of Lyme disease obscures the true burden of the illnesses, on individuals as well as on health-care systems. It also makes it harder to convince Congress to fund research.
The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that.
Every day, you have to prove yourself and convince - move forward and challenge yourself. And doubt all the time.
I want to get away from couture just being done for a picture or for a single moment on the red carpet. I want to try and convince women that couture can be worn in the day and that there's a reality and relevance there, because that's what Mr. Christian Dior wanted.
The goal of mass transit is to convince people to abandon their cars, which feature such enticing accessories as CD players and elbow room.
Brendan I. Koerner
Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
Therefore we have to go over the fact that all human beings are afraid by what is new. It is our work to convince them that they will enjoy it, and even if they don't, to allow us just for 14 days to create that work of art.
There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
On network TV, I'm still Phoebe to people, and it would be hard to convince them otherwise in the bright lights of a sitcom.
I find a way to convince people to come along with me. They want to be persuaded. When I sit in a room with you I'm going to sell you something whether you want it or not. At the end you'll say: 'I'm glad I bought that.'
The only way to go on holiday is with your expectations at ground level. Convince yourself before you go that the weather's going to be dreadful and there will be nylon sheets. You'll then be pleasantly surprised.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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