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Top 30 Quotes on Influence.

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Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. Influence can also be defined as the power to change or affect someone or somethingthe power to cause changes without directly forcing them to happen.

“He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.”

Here are 30 great quotes on influencing:

  • Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. – John C. Maxwell,  The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  • Give honest, sincere appreciation. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise,” and people will cherish your words and treasure them and repeat them over a lifetime – repeat them years after you have forgotten them.- Dale Carnegie, How to win friends and Influence People by
  •  Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. – Albert Schweitzer 
  • The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. – Ken Blanchard
  • The ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable skill you can learn. – Napoleon Hill, Selling You
  • Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours.” –  Benjamin Disraeli
  •  Influence is no respecter of education or experience; it goes only with the one who will set aside his status ― be it high and mighty or low and lowly ― and put himself in the place of another. – Dale Carnegie
  • A person who causes you to react controls you. A person who compels you to think and consider doing differently influences yo. – Jeffrey Duarte
  • First, arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way. – Professor Overstreet
  • The very essence of all power to influence lies in getting the other person to participate. – Harry A Overstreet
  • Influence is like a savings account, the less you use it, the mote you’ve got it. – Andrew Young

Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so. – Lord Chesterfield

  • One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important. – Roy T. Bennett
  • Be selective about your external influences. Your multi-dimensional brain is influenced by everything you see, hear, read, smell, touch, feel or say. – Brian Tracy
  • It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the position. – Stanley Huffty
  • The future influences the present just as much as the past. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • It is more important to influence people than to impress them. – Adrian Rogers
  • A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men. – Thomas Carlyle
  • I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep. – Count Talleyrand
  • A well-known principle of human behavior says that when we ask someone to do us a favor we will be more successful if we provide a reason. – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert B Cialdini PhD 

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