Manipulate Quotes

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William Arthur Ward
“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”
William Arthur Ward

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Scars Of Beauty

George Orwell
“Even the humblest Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph. In other words it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state of war. It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist.”
George Orwell, 1984

John M. Barry
“Society cannot function if it is every man for himself. By definition, civilization cannot survive that.
Those in authority must retain the public's trust. The way to do that is to distort nothing, to put the best face on nothing, to try to manipulate no one.”
John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

Israelmore Ayivor
“You can lead if you can serve. You can serve when you can love. You can love when you are graced. The truth is that God knows love will be needed in volumes, this is why he made his grace abundant. Leaders are lovers. Misleaders are haters!”
Israelmore Ayivor

John   Kramer
“The people’s silence is a tyrant’s greatest advocate. The less captives talked, the less they knew; the less they knew, the more they feared; and the more they feared, the more easily others could manipulate them to their own ends, the more easily the captives could be controlled.”
John Kramer, Blythe

Michael  Grant
“You know what, Sam? We created the council to take pressure off of you. Because you were falling apart.”
Sam just stared at her. Not quite believing she’d said it. And Astrid seemed shocked herself. Shocked at the venom behind her own words.
“I didn’t mean…,” she started lamely, but then couldn’t find her way to explaining just what it was she didn’t mean.
Sam shook his head. “You know, even now, as long as we’ve been together it still surprises me that you can be so ruthless.”
“Ruthless? Me?”
“You will use anyone to get what you want. Say anything to get your way. Why was I ever even in charge?” He stabbed an accusing finger at her. “Because of you! Because you manipulated me into it. Why? So I would protect you and Little Pete. That’s all you cared about.”
“That’s a lie!” she said hotly.
“You know it’s the truth. And now you don’t have to bother manipulating me, you can just give me orders. Embarrass me. Undercut me. But as soon as some problem hits, guess what? It’ll be, oh, please, Sam, save us.”
“Anything I do, I do for everyone’s good,” Astrid said.
“Yeah, so you’re not just a genius now, you’re a saint.”
Michael Grant, Lies

Michael  Grant
“Sam, Edilio’s a good guy,” Albert said, breaking in on Sam’s gloomy thoughts. “But like I said, he’ll tell the rest of them. Once the council knows, everyone knows. If everyone knows how desperate things are, what do you think will happen?”
Sam smiled without humor. “About half the people will be great. The other half will freak.”
“And people will end up getting killed,” Albert said. He cocked his head sideways, trying his best to look like the idea had just occurred to him. “And who is going to end up kicking butts? Who will end up playing Daddy and then be resented and blamed and finally told to go away?”
“You’ve gained new skills,” Sam said bitterly. “You used to just be about working harder than anyone else and being ambitious. You’re learning how to manipulate people.”
Albert’s mouth twitched and his eyes flashed angrily. “You’re not the only one walking around with a big load of responsibility on your shoulders, Sam. You play the big mean daddy who won’t let anyone have any fun, and I play the greedy businessman who is just looking out for himself. But don’t be stupid: maybe I am greedy, but without me no one eats. Or drinks.”
Michael Grant, Plague

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don’t influence people by commanding them. When you are doing that, you are a manipulator and not a leader.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Nitya Prakash
“One does not have to hit you to abuse you. They can degrade, humiliate, blame, curse, manipulate and try to control you. It still is violence.”
Nitya Prakash

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The ‘fact’ of my actions frequently collide with the ‘fiction’ of my words. And at what point will I live what I say, so I will avoid what I do?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Redhead
“The puppet masters only concern is how well they can manipulate their marionettes.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

“The United States is a land that, if you work hard and keep your dream alive, you may or may not achieve it.
However, if you cheat, lie, manipulate, and bribe, you will definitely succeed.”
Kambiz Shabankare

“Your life is made up of choices. Choices made by you, for you, or against you. Surround yourself with those who encourage positive decision making. Those who don't allow for any choices, outside of their own, are not in control of their own lives and are attempting to manipulate yours instead.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s not about describing someone as that’s typically an attempt to make whatever they are comfortable for whoever we are. Instead, we may wish to skip the agenda of the description and embrace the wonder of the person.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Israelmore Ayivor
“Ballot papers don’t determine who leads; they determine who takes which position. As to whether that person occupying the position will lead or will manipulate, character must come to prove it.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“Fear tactics is the easy way to manipulate the masses.”
Maria

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is in refusing to recognize that we worship something that we move from the worship ‘of’ that thing to slavery ‘to’ that thing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Awdhesh Singh
“Heaven and hell may be a figment of imagination and a myth for a non-believer but they are quite effective in keeping people on the right track. Most people know how to avoid punishment in this world by circumventing the law and manipulating the system. However, they still fear God because they can’t manipulate Him. They wish to ensure their place in Heaven and avoid hell.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Awdhesh Singh
“While wise men create different ideals for an ideal society, the sane ideals degenerate when smart people learn how to manipulate them.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Some adults are as excited as a child in a sweet shop when they leverage on their experience and manipulate the gullible.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Steven Redhead
“Deception is a device to control oneself or others by twisting or inventing the truth into an easy acceptable form purely in order to manipulate.”
Steven Redhead, Life's Impressions

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Evil plays on our fears. But when it comes to fighting evil, God never plays.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Most often, framing works because our preconceptions play a large part in helping us jump to conclusions about things. It is simply a way of connecting a message to a favourable existing belief. Our minds are full of prejudices – values, attitudes, views – through which incoming information is processed. In fact, we all know that our preconceptions are so important that once we have one lodged in our head it is hard to displace. They are the way we makes sense of the world. But […] that sense can become nonsense in the hands of those able to manipulate our thinking.”
Evan Davis, Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It

Steve Maraboli
“When they can't control or manipulate you, they smear you.”
Steve Maraboli

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I respect your humanity far too much to play on your fears in order to play out my agendas.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sarvesh Jain
“The trick to manipulate people into doing something for you is never directly tell them to do something for you. People do it better when they think it’s their idea to do it.”
Sarvesh Jain

Robert A. Heinlein
“The more complicated the law the more opportunity for scoundrels.”
Robert A. Heinlein, The Door Into Summer

“Social media people , would emotionally blackmail you in doing what they want, not what is right. They will hate you. Label you as an enemy, hater or bad person. if you don't respond the way they want to or if they can't manipulate you.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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