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    Ah, who could have ever foretold that that little retrousse nose
    would change the laws of an empire.
    [Fr., Ah, qui jamais autoir pu dire
    Que ce petit nez retrousse
    Changerait les lois d'un empire.]

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Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another.

Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another.

by Found in: Influence Quotes,
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If it were in my power, I would be wiser; but a newly felt power
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If it were in my power, I would be wiser; but a newly felt power
carries me off in spite of myself; love leads me one way, my
understanding another.
[Lat., Si possem sanior essem.
Sed trahit invitam nova vis; aliudque Cupido,
Mens aliud.]

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He who influences the thoughts of his times, influences all the times that follow. He has made his impress on read more

He who influences the thoughts of his times, influences all the times that follow. He has made his impress on eternity.

by Thomas Kempis Found in: Influence Quotes,
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Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; they are like the
deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
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Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; they are like the
deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never
so wisely.

by Bible Found in: Influence Quotes,
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There is no such thing as a good influence. Because to influence a person is to give him one's own read more

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.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Influence Quotes,
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He raised a mortal to the skies;
She drew an angel down.

He raised a mortal to the skies;
She drew an angel down.

by John Dryden Found in: Influence Quotes,
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For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced read more

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

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Influence Quotes,
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Even here Thy strong magnetic charms I feel,
And pant and tremble like the amorous steel.
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Even here Thy strong magnetic charms I feel,
And pant and tremble like the amorous steel.
To lower good, and beauties less divine,
Sometimes my erroneous needle does incline;
But yet (so strong the sympathy)
It turns, and points again to Thee.

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God in making man intended by him to reduce all His Works back
again to Himself.

God in making man intended by him to reduce all His Works back
again to Himself.

by Matthew Barker Found in: Influence Quotes,
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