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There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
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.
Advertising reflects the mores of society, but it does not influence them.
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
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone, don't you?
Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.
There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses.
Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents.
Richard M. Nixon
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
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
Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington
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.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
T. S. Eliot
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.
The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said, however inexperienced the writer.
A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
Katharine Butler Hathaway
The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
Louisa May Alcott
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
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