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Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

See that no one puts a stumbling block, or an occasion to fall in his brothers way.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.

Author: Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Profession: Argentinean Author

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

Author: Tom Brokaw (1940)

Profession: American TV Personality, Editor

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

A community is like the ones who govern it.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

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

Author: Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Profession: Spanish Painter

Every one comes between men's souls and God, either as a brick wall or as a bridge. Either you are leading men to God or you are driving them away.

Author: Canon Lindsay Dewar


At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

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

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist