„Persuasion's flowing well.“

—  Anacreonte, Odes, XVIII., 18 (6).
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—  Walter Benjamin German literary critic, philosopher and social critic (1892-1940) 1892 - 1940
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„Whatever is well conceived is clearly said,
And the words to say it flow with ease.“

—  Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux French poet and critic 1636 - 1711
The Art of Poetry (1674), Ce que l'on conçoit bien s'énonce clairement, Et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément. Canto I, l. 153

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„Persuasion, indeed, is a kind of force.“

—  James Fitzjames Stephen Indian judge 1829 - 1894
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1873-1874), Context: Persuasion, indeed, is a kind of force. It consists in showing a person the consequences of his actions. It is, in a word, force applied through the mind. Ch. 3 : The Distinction Between the Temporal and Spiritual Power

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„The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay British historian and Whig politician 1800 - 1859
On the Athenian Orators http://books.google.com/books?id=qb0OAAAAYAAJ&q="The+object+of+oratory+alone+is+not+truth+but+persuasion"&pg=PA135#v=onepage (August 1824)

„Never underestimate the persuasive power of somehow.“

—  James Nicoll Canadian fiction reviewer 1961
2010s, Context: Although no credible evidence exists that the speed of light can be exceeded, writers are willing to embrace the possibility that light might be outpaced somehow. Never underestimate the persuasive power of somehow.

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„Once, I remember well, my life was a feast where all hearts opened and all wines flowed.“

—  Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891
Jadis, si je me souviens bien, ma vie était un festin où s'ouvraient tous les coeurs, où tous les vins coulaient.

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„Accept of things, having procured them by persuasion, not by force.“

—  Bias of Priene ancient Greek philosopher, one of the Seven Sages -600 - -530 a.C.
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„The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.“

—  Mark Skousen American economist, investment analyst, newsletter editor, college professor and author 1947
Mark Skousen in: Connor Boyack Latter-Day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics http://books.google.com/books?id=xp79xx4QfrkC&pg=PA266, Connor Boyack, 2011, p. 266

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„They have no interest in — or aptitude for — persuasion. Their goal is to anathematize their enemies.“

—  Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
2007, Context: Ironically, for all of their love of conspiracy theories — the rigging of the 2000 election, vote suppression in Ohio in 2004, 9/11 being an inside job, oil companies covering up miracle technology that would allow cars to run on dirt, Britney Spears' career, etc., etc. — when presented with an actual conspiracy of Soviet spies infiltrating the U. S. government, they laughed it off like world-weary skeptics and dedicated themselves to slandering Joe McCarthy. Then as now, liberals protect themselves from detection with wild calumnies against anybody who opposes them. They have no interest in — or aptitude for — persuasion. Their goal is to anathematize their enemies. "McCarthyism: The Rosetta Stone of Liberal Lies" (8 November 2007) http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2007/11/08/mccarthyism_the_rosetta_stone_of_liberal_lies/page/full/.

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„When you understand persuasion … the truth is not as useful as it should be …“

—  Scott Adams cartoonist, writer 1957
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