If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
His tongue dropt manna, and could make the worse appear the better reason.
Conversion is not implanting eyes, for they exist already; but giving them a right direction, which they have not.
Persuasion is a two-edged sword – reason and emotion, plunge it deep.
If you can’t convince them, confuse them.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
It may take forever to win men’s minds by persuasion, but that’s quicker than you can do it by force.
Rack, n. An argumentative implement formerly much used in persuading devotees of a false faith to embrace the living truth. As a call to the unconverted the rack never had any particular efficacy, and is now held in light popular esteem.
If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.