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Our analysis of truth and falsehood, or of the nature of judgment, is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.
~By Charles D. Broad ~


Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord, his history is an account of what he saw and heard; and, being influenced by the Holy Spirit, his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.
~By Adam Clarke ~


One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics.
~By Henri Poincare ~


My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
~By Mose Allison ~


But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me - as well as Alex and Neil - as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing.
~By Geddy Lee ~


Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


Time control directly influences the quality of play.
~By Boris Spassky ~


As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
~By Stacie Orrico ~


The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together.
~By Tracy Chapman ~


As a confirmed individualist I certainly do not wish to underrate the influence of the individual, for the masses do not lead the individual; rather, in the individual is vested the capacity to lead the masses.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
~By Henri Bergson ~


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.
~By Scott Adams ~


The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


The only real influence I've ever had was myself.
~By Edward Hopper ~


As we've seen, our constitutional system requires limits on copyright as a way to assure that copyright holders do not too heavily influence the development and distribution of our culture.
~By Lawrence Lessig ~


Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art, even the most original.
~By Lukas Foss ~


Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
~By Michael Badnarik ~


Generally, I've got to say that all sounds, musics, noises since conception are bound to have influenced me.
~By Hugh Hopper ~


Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don't think there's anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song.
~By LeAnn Rimes ~


We hope and we've made clear that the forces need to come out. It needs to be full and complete withdrawal. Our position is it needs to be done as soon as possible so that the elections can be free, fair and free of outside influence.
~By Stephen Hadley ~


My current mantra is that sometimes we need teachers in our lives. I never had that in my life, parents and stuff like that; I tried to stay on the outside of them or anybody that had that kind of influence.
~By Taylor Dayne ~


While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people, reggae and calypso were big influences early on but Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself.
~By Roland Gift ~


The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
~By Amos Bronson Alcott ~


When I was 18 I went to college for two years and didn't work for a year which was essential for me, because my identity had been so influenced by my being an actor and I think I just needed to discover what it was to be myself, divorced from all that responsibility.
~By Claire Danes ~


I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising.
~By Leo Burnett ~


I can't tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write, and I don't know what my influences are.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically.
~By Dexter Gordon ~


I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom, and instead study the way the influence is transformed, in other words: how the artist made it his own.
~By Lukas Foss ~


I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction.
~By Samuel P. Huntington ~


Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement.
~By Maurice Strong ~


People are naming it the Third Wave, the Information Age, etc. but I would say those are basically technological descriptions, and this next shift is not about technology - although obviously it will be influenced and in some cases expressed by technologies.
~By Paul Hawken ~


I have always thought that my ear is also very influenced by my eyes.
~By Emanuel Ax ~


But you'd have a job to find many of my poems which would seem to be very influenced by a particular person.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


Mantovani was a great influence on me.
~By Brian May ~


I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
~By Dick Dale ~


Most of my influences are turn-of-the-century.
~By George Crumb ~


I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy.
~By Paul Nurse ~


The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
~By E. M. Forster ~


I did not support any more New York. I lived 10 years there, and after September 11, I felt very European. I did not share the opinion of people in the street, who were deeply influenced by what they heard in the media.
~By Yannick Noah ~


Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


There was a writer in the '20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn't tell you what it was.
~By Jack Vance ~


Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


I found college useful for a lot of other reasons. It exposed me to a great many influences I wouldn't otherwise have encountered, and gave me a lot of time with some very intelligent people whose thoughts are still with me.
~By Walter Jon Williams ~


I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer.
~By John McGahern ~


Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.
~By Ethel Waters ~


It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting.
~By Matthew Sweet ~


It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
~By Margot Asquith ~


We weren't afraid to mix some crazy styles into the standard rockabilly look. We also took a lot of different musical influences that were part of that era.
~By Brian Setzer ~


I discovered the 7th art at home when I was kid, through Charlie Chaplin's movies and those of my father who shot documentaries. He was my biggest influence. So I took his camera and started shooting.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


While there are many influences on gas prices in America, I believe the passage of a national energy bill will help relieve this burden on our country.
~By Paul Gillmor ~


I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the present disposition of the Eastern Indians, who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture with us by the artifices of the French, their own weakness and the influence which the French Missionary Priests have over them.
~By William Shirley ~


I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people, including other musicians.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


Each social formation, through each of its material activities, exerts its influence upon the civic whole; and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
~By Patrick Geddes ~


And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences, from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People, then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress.
~By Caleb Cushing ~


Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.
~By Alexis Korner ~


My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
~By Andy Partridge ~


I'm proud of my mentors. Ray Charles is the strongest influence on me as a singer.
~By Michael Bolton ~


The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
~By Don DeLillo ~


The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
~By Salvador Dali ~


It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
~By Deepak Chopra ~


Do it now. It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world.
~By Thomas Guthrie ~


I'm a businesswoman. I am a music lover. I like for people to like my music. When you listen to top 40 radio, you hear pop stuff. You hear rock stuff. You hear all these different influences.
~By Lee Ann Womack ~


I'm really influenced by so many different things.
~By Alex Winter ~


I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.
~By Warren Bennis ~


The influence of Paris, for instance, is now minimal. Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
~By Geoffrey Beene ~


A guy called Arthur Brown... was a big influence of mine... and also Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.
~By Bruce Dickinson ~


A lasting solution to this problem will have an exceptionally positive influence foremost on the peoples of Palestine and Israel, as well as on the region and the international community.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


But the Committee for Industrial Organizations is here. It is now henceforth a definite instrumentality, destined greatly to influence the lives of our people and the internal and external course of the republic.
~By John L. Lewis ~


I suppose I'm most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone.
~By Nicholas Sparks ~


I really do believe in the influence of your surroundings.
~By Matt Sharp ~


Green Day was more of the influence than Blink.
~By Deryck Whibley ~


I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.
~By Joseph Pulitzer ~


I brought samples in, because I didn't have any comic book samples, and I brought all these illustrations that I had influenced by Norman Rockwell and a couple of the other big boys. That's all I had, that's all I brought.
~By Dan DeCarlo ~


I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people.
~By Garry Kasparov ~


In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the one until after I'd written the other.
~By Poppy Z. Brite ~


I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt. Whenever Roosevelt spoke, he sort of watched him with a certain awe. He was afraid of Roosevelt's influence in the world.
~By W. Averell Harriman ~


Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations.
~By Chuck Hagel ~


This record has a lot of influences that I'd love to cover, like Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire. Maybe I'll do some covers of my major influences during my live show.
~By Jon Secada ~


These are the influences that everybody has. Some individuals might stand out because of one thing or another, but whether one's perception as a child of what was important or not is accurate, I don't know.
~By John Hume ~


My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver.
~By Gene Wolfe ~


In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister, and at the same time I had very low influence in the government.
~By Anatoly Chubais ~


My older kids are fantastic people. It can't be the result of my influence on them.
~By Harrison Ford ~


I think there are influences that you open the door to, and influences that come under the door.
~By Harrison Birtwistle ~


I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life. We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great, hard-working, honest, ethical person.
~By Catherine Bell ~


The films that have influenced me and the films that have motivated me and inspired me were films that resonated, films that made me think after I saw them.
~By Eriq La Salle ~


In every religion there is an element of the supernatural, varying with the influence of pure reason over its devotees.
~By Charles Eastman ~


Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance.
~By James C. Maxwell ~


The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards.
~By Roberto Benigni ~


I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
~By Walt Whitman ~


You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
~By James Nasmyth ~


If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded.
~By Millicent Fawcett ~


But Italy can only have any real influence on world affairs if it carries weight in Europe.
~By Romano Prodi ~


Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political.
~By Milos Forman ~


Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


If we can get kids talking about conservation and doing it, they can have a great influence on their parents by lecturing them and pointing the finger.
~By Kevin Richardson ~

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