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100+ Influence Quotes

Influence is the power to have an important effect on someone or something. If someone influences someone else, they are changing a person or thing in an indirect but important way. Influence is the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc. Influence defines the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command. This is a collection of 100+ Influence quotes and sayings.


The purpose of influence is to "speak up for those who have no influence". - Rick Warren
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. - Ken Blanchard
The people who influence you are the people who believe in you. - Henry Drummond
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams
For ideas to prevail, many of their defenders have to die in obscurity. Their anonymous influence makes itself felt. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Leadership is influence. - John C. Maxwell
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. - John Hancock
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain
Influence is everything. One wrong influence can single handedly destroy every bit of your innocence and innocence is the root of all wisdom. - John Maiorana
Influence is the new power - if you have influence, you can create a brand. - Michelle Phan
There is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence. - Julie Taymor
Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you've got. - Andrew Young
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. - Salvador Dali
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear. - Bernard Law Montgomery
Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence. - Dada Vaswani
The most powerful moral influence is example. - Huston Smith
Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire. - William Godwin
An artist's sphere of influence is the world. - Carl Maria von Weber
Distortion came first from the fauves, who, in turn, were under the strong influence of primitive art. - Marcel Duchamp
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. - Daniel Boone
Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff. - S. E. Hinton
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. - Booker T. Washington
Stereotypes should never influence policy or public opinion. - Janet Reno
Once you know the emotional building blocks of anxiety, you can influence them. - Chip Conley
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need. - Napoleon Bonaparte
The Stones were a big influence on me and the Beatles, obviously. - Brad Paisley
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. - John Marshall
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. - Friedrich Schiller
Advertising reflects the mores of society, but it does not influence them. - David Ogilvy
Affluence means influence. - Jack London
Sound is a huge influence on peoples' attention. - Walter Murch
There is always competition for influence, but there are also opportunities for cooperation. - Lee Hsien Loong
Power is a tool, influence is a skill; one is a fist, the other a fingertip. - Nancy Gibbs
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. - Henri Frederic Amiel
The leverage and influence social media gives citizens are rapidly spreading into the business world. - Simon Mainwaring
Hearing a lot of early rock n' roll records from a very young age was a huge influence. - Angus Young
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives. - Clint Eastwood
Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something. - Josh Billings
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. - Edmund Burke
Our life ripples out, and it has influence. That's why it's important that we're at our best and that we're influencing others for the good. - Victoria Osteen
Word of mouth now has a unprecedented influence because it spreads so far and so fast. - Alexis Ohanian
There's no point in worrying about things you can't influence. - John Bercow
There is no influence like the influence of habit. - Gilbert Parker
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others. - Henry Ward Beecher
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence. - Herodotus
The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it. - Simone Weil
If you are in a position to influence someone, you are a leader. - Sheri L. Dew
But in simple substances the influence of one monad over another is ideal only. - Gottfried Leibniz
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent. - Don Marquis
But at a certain point, you have to take your influence and find your own voice if you want to become a relevant artist. - Edward Burns
It's important to make teens realize the influence they have over others. - Jay Asher
As the society has gotten larger and more complex, individuals have lost their ability to influence any of the institutions that affect their lives. - Robert Teeter
One always hopes that you're going to have influence and staying power, but you never know. - Chris Frantz
It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence. - Eric Hoffer
When you touch the life of a man of this generation, that influence is felt through generations yet to come. - Gordon B. Hinckley
The influence of a high school coach can be so powerful. - Scottie Pippen
I definitely don't think of myself as being an influence. - Kate Bush
It's hard to name a person who is unpopular who has influence. - Guy Kawasaki
Politics and power is a realm of relative influence. - Fareed Zakaria
Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind. - William Ellery Channing
The growing influence of focus groups means we are all in danger of being excessively cowed by their feedback. - Charles Kennedy
It's pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material. - Ben Shahn
Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man. - Richard Whately
Dreams have as much influence as actions. - Stephane Mallarme
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. - Salvador DalĂ­
Evil influence is like a nicotine patch, you cannot help but absorb what sticks to you. - E.A. Bucchianeri
The past influences everything and dictates nothing. - Adam Phillips
Faith doesn’t deny a problem’s existence. It denies a problem a place of influence. - Bill Johnson
Diffusion has an actual influence on the dynamics of culture. - Sunday Adelaja
If you have influence on other people. Don't be influenced by their hate, money, jealousy, anger and popularity . - De philosopher DJ Kyos
Influencing is just not about listening and speaking, it’s the game of interpretation. - Harrish Sairaman
Every opportunity, every influence and affluence you possess, could not have been for you alone, but to act as a platform to impact a generation.
Influence creates affluence. Affluence does not create influence. Affluence makes you more of who you already are. - Richie Norton
It takes wisdom, power and influence to be able to make a positive impact on what goes on in society and in the nation as a whole.
You were born to be brilliant in your own way and in your own sphere of influence.
Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence. - Condoleezza Rice
Strong communicators increase their influence because they are intentional and focused with their language. - Dianna Booher
Everyone has a level of influence that can be harnessed for greater good. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Your influence on others is your net worth, treat it as such. - Peprah Boasiako
Subliminal influence, is the constant drive to the change in consumer choices. - Wayne Chirisa
Leadership is influencing others through modeling. - Farshad Asl
Know your limit and circle of influence; you are not called to meet the needs of everyone. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Influence is having people follow you because of what you represent. - Paul Larsen
Know your limit and circle of influence; you are not called to meet the needs of everyone. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Influence is when you are not the one talking and yet your words fill the room; when you are absent and yet your presence is felt everywhere. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Dexter Morgan is more like disguise and influence... and everything = fake. - Deyth Banger
Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen. - Bob Burg
Life is all about impact, become an influential millionaire by touching million lives. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
Beloved, there is no way to measure the continuing influence of one godly mother. - Elizabeth George
The past does not influence me; I influence it. - Willem De Kooning
They have influence, but no power. In my experience, influence is power. - Orson Scott Card
The power to influence flows to the person with the most information. - Dr. Rob Pennington
Start to exercise a firm control over what influences your experiences before situations control you. - Steven Redhead
What is the good of influence if one can only use it on strangers? - Chris Cleave
Apart from religious influence, the family is the most important unit of society. - Billy Graham
Thought is yours only. Nobody can alter or influence the use you mean to make of it. - Agatha Christie
The most influential of all educational factor is the conversation in a child's home. - William Temple
Man must conquer some more territories and to expand the influence of the kingdom to a higher horizon. - Sunday Adelaja
You are the most influential person in your life. You can embrace your strengths or give away your power. The choice is yours. - Gary Hopkins
To have a positive influence on someone's life is a blessing. - Unarine Ramaru
A good shepherd has a positive influence on his people through "inward work", i.e. working on them from the inside. - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
Leadership isn't about age but rather, leadership is about influence, impact & inspiration. - Onyi Anyado
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