A relationship is likely to last way longer, if each partner convinces or has convinced themselves that they do not deserve their partner, even if that is not true.
Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.
Given these differences between the sexes, the sexual revolution was the biggest joke men ever played on women. By convincing them that the old rules didn’t apply and that two could play the predator game, men enticed women to do what men have always wanted women to do. But what a price was paid for the new “freedom.” And predictably, women were the ones who got stuck with the bill.
Casting a curious gaze down on planet Earth, extra-terrestrial beings could well be forgiven for assuming that we humans are programmed in every move we make, by a palm-sized, oblong, slab of glass. More perplexing than that, who on earth could convince them otherwise ?
People enjoy convincing others, if others are wrong they convince them towards right, if others are already right they still want to convince them towards wrong.
The creature who lives inside my brain suggested I do it,” I offered tentatively. “It was very convincing.
Miss Benson had the power; which some people have, of carrying her wishes through to fulfillment; her will was strong, her sense was excellent, and people yielded to her – they did not know why.
Wherever sufficiently numerous series of the remains of any given group, which has endured for a long space of time, are carefully examined, their morphological relations are never in discordance with the requirements of the doctrine of evolution, and often afford convincing evidence of it. At the same time, it has been shown that certain forms persist with very little change, from the oldest to the newest fossiliferous formations; and thus show that progressive development is a contingent, and not a necessary result, of the nature of living matter.
Although I regularly convince myself otherwise, because I aim at something doesn’t necessarily mean I have a target.
It’s important to know that you're behind, to be able to convince yourself to make sacrifices that get you ahead.
Isana laughed. And you, lady? Are you a woman of conscience or of ambition?The lady smiled. That's a question rarely asked here at court.And why is that?Because a woman of conscience would tell you that she is a person of conscience. A woman of ambition would tell you that she is a person of conscience—only much more convincingly.
I ended my statement to the colored soldiers by saying: Now, I shall be very sorry to hurt you, and you don't know whether or not I will keep my word, but my men can tell you that I always do; whereupon my cow-punchers, hunters, and miners solemnly nodded their heads and commented in chorus, exactly as if in a comic opera, He always does; he always does!
Your 'let's remain calm and stay put' speech would be a lot more convincing if you weren't giving it in front of a pile of burning skeletons.