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  Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.  
 -  Meher Baba
  

  Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.  
 -  Arthur Koestler
  

  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.  
 -  Scott Adams
  

  Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  I guess subconsciously that all the great people you work with have an influence on you.  
 -  Eric Bana
  

  The future influences the present just as much as the past.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The forced influence of advertising has given us completely useless TV. You don't want that on the Net. But most on-line information providers need to attract advertising - which slows download times and clutters the screen with windows.  
 -  Robert Cailliau
  

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

  My dad was the biggest influence on my life because he was never boring.  
 -  Christian Bale
  

  A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  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
  

  Affluence means influence  
 -  Jack London
  

  There is no such thing as a good influence. Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtures are not real to him. His sins, if there are such thing as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  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
  

  Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.  
 -  J. S. Knox
  

  Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I'm still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.  
 -  Zac Efron
  

  My grandfather had a particularly important influence on my life, even though I didn't visit him often, since he lived about three miles out of town and he died when I was six. He was remarkably curious about the world, and he read lots of books.  
 -  Umberto Eco
  

  For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  From lies to forgeries the step is not so long, and I have written technical essays on the logic of forgeries and on the influence of forgeries on history.  
 -  Umberto Eco
  

  The Arctic is a place that historically, during all preceding human history, has largely been an icy realm with an impact on ocean currents. That, in turn, influences the temperature of the planet. The Arctic is now vulnerable because of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, with a rate of melting that is stunning.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Always my collections are made of different influences.  
 -  Jean Paul Gaultier
  

  Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.  
 -  Charles de Gaulle
  

  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.  
 -  Stephen Hadley
  

  That U.N. Security Council resolution requires getting Syrian troops and intelligence officials out of Lebanon so that the Lebanese can have elections here this spring that are free and fair and free of outside influence.  
 -  Stephen Hadley
  

  Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.  
 -  Conrad Hall
  

  I love it when women come up to me and tell me I'm a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their young daughters. That's a great feeling.  
 -  Gillian Anderson
  

  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.  
 -  John White Geary
  

  If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least, today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world. He not only elevates science but he influences it as well.  
 -  Melvin Calvin
  

  The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.  
 -  E. M. Forster
  

  A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.  
 -  Will Ferrell
  

  Whether you are on the Right or the Left, everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There's just too much money.  
 -  Zach Galifianakis
  

  I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.  
 -  Andy Garcia
  

  Well, Grover Washington was my main influence and when I went to college, I started listening to more of the jazz masters like Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane.  
 -  Kenny G
  

  Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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.  
 -  E. M. Forster
  

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

  The first reason for the preponderant influence of those Evangelicals who define themselves as advocates of Religious Right theological and political ideologies is that they have both the financial means and technological know-how to make widespread use of modern electronic forms of communication.  
 -  Thomas Campion
  

  The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said, however inexperienced the writer.  
 -  Robertson Davies
  

  Childhood didn't have a big influence on me, really - in fact I spent most of it plotting how to escape.  
 -  Simon Callow
  

  The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern.  
 -  James Cameron
  

  I think that clearly it has an influence, to be coming of age during the punk rock era, to come from a difficult and sporadically violent background, to have been in and out of such chaos, I think it actually helps. But I don't know for sure.  
 -  Craig Ferguson
  

  Part of my affinity with urban music comes from being on 'Kids Incorporated,' 'cos we used to sit around and listen to Chaka Khan and Prince, and I got influenced by all that. Then gangsta rap got started, and I was infatuated with that - maybe that's why I'm fascinated by guns.  
 -  Rio Ferdinand
  

  I think the one person that has the most influence on me is the Lord.  
 -  Melky Cabrera
  

  My dad's the one who's always been there; he's my hero, you could say. Even when he was working, he'd do anything for me. He's been the biggest influence in my life.  
 -  Gareth Bale
  

  Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others.  
 -  Fredrik Bajer
  

  I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine.  
 -  Tammy Baldwin
  

  I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.  
 -  Michael Caine
  

  My first influence obviously was Picasso.  
 -  David Bailey
  

  For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally.  
 -  Alec Baldwin
  

  I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.  
 -  Louis Bacon
  

  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.  
 -  Michael Badnarik
  

  A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  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.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer.  
 -  Danny Aiello
  

  That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.  
 -  Charles Babbage
  

  It's not the money. It's not the fame. It's the influence.  
 -  Clay Aiken
  

  If it wasn't for KISS, there would be no Guns N' Roses. Bands like that made Guns N' Roses. We were five guys with five personalities and five different influences. The stars were aligned for us.  
 -  Steven Adler
  

  I'm very influenced by jazz drummers. I always liked drummers like Roger Taylor, Keith Moon, Ian Paice, John Densmore. I just learned from playing to those drummers.  
 -  Steven Adler
  

  A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  
 -  Chinese proverb