Influence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old influence quotes, influence sayings, and influence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You can be much more influential if people are not aware of your influence.     


There are two parts to influence: First, influence is powerful; and second, influence is subtle. You wouldn't let someone push you off course, but you might let someone nudge you off course and not even realize it.     

Jim Rohn

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

George Eliot

Never underestimate the influence you have on others.     

Laurie Buchanan

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.     

Sarah Josepha Hale

We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.     

Stephen King

Nothing has a greater influence over your life than your thoughts rather they are negative or positive.     

Tasha Hoggatt

It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.     

Margot Asquith

Never mistake the power of influence.     

Jim Rohn

Various influences - our parents, other family members, teachers, books we've read, discussions we've had, life experiences - all merge together to form our core values.     

Maya Green

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.     

J. S. Knox

Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind.     

William Ellery Channing

The future influences the present just as much as the past.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Influence is like a savings account, the less you use it, the more you've got.     

Andrew Young

Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen.     

Bob Burg

Influence is having people follow you because of what you represent.     

Paul Larsen

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

Salvador Dali

Unleash your influence not authority.     

Joseph Wong

Influence may be the highest level of human skills.     


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.     

Scott Adams

You will only have influence and power in the field of your gifts and talents.     

Sunday Adelaja

One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important.     

Roy T. Bennett

Your influence on others is your net worth, treat it as such.     

Peprah Boasiako

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.     


Having influence is not about elevating self, but about lifting others.     

Sheri Dew

Influence: What you think you have until you try to use it.     

Joan Walsh Anglund

Influence is when you are not the one talking and yet your words fill the room; when you are absent and yet your presence is felt everywhere.     

TemitOpe Ibrahim

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.     

Henry Drummond

In order to have influence, you have to be influenced.     

Stephen Covey

because to influence a person is to give one's own soul.     

Oscar Wilde