Exert Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Exert Quotes from Ed Asner, Emil Cioran, John Ratcliffe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Wright. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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The older I’ve gotten, the more the need to exert comedy no matter how tragic a character I may be portraying because they are essentials for presenting truth.
Ed Asner
Negation is the mind’s first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
Emil Cioran
China’s leaders seek to subordinate the rights of the individual to the will of the Communist Party. They exert government control over companies and subvert the privacy and freedom of their citizens with an authoritarian surveillance state.
John Ratcliffe
You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance.
Frances Wright
The identification of the genes which determine biological phenomena and the study of the control they exert on these phenomena has proven to be the most successful approach to a detailed understanding of the mechanism of biological processes.
Baruj Benacerraf
Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet, they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves.
Travis Bradberry
Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid.
Dean Koontz
In some ways, privileged women who are closer to power wind up being able to exert their influence in ways that change public policy in ways that women with less power don’t have access to.
Rebecca Traister
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
William Ellery Channing
The U.S. along with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia has an important role to play in containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert.
Zach Wamp
The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.
Sandra Day O’Connor
I think sometimes writers can get themselves into trouble trying to exert a totally controlled and super-knowing tone. This kind of knowingness is not the most promising tone to be sustained throughout a novel, to have a young woman who understands everybody and is always reading a room perfectly.
Rachel Kushner
The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform… But it is likely to exert an indirect and reciprocal influence on science itself.
Ada Lovelace
The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.
Charles Horton Cooley
I feel we must all exert ourselves to the utmost to see that the ideals and hopes held by Alfred Nobel, whom we commemorate today, do not fail from lack of purpose on the part of scientists.
Howard Florey
I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it.
Abdurrahman Wahid
Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
Richard Perle
Wen wu contradicts the very American notion of John Wayne being the ideal of manhood. In the wen wu way of thinking, it’s much more important to restrain rather than exert yourself through brute power.
Alex Tizon
All my comrades must continue to exert their efforts according to my ‘Programme of National Reconstruction,’ ‘Outline of Reconstruction,’ the ‘Three Principles of the People,’ and the ‘Manifesto’ issued by the First National Congress of our Party, and strive on earnestly for the consummation of the end we have in view.
Sun Yat-sen
I cannot accept concepts such as Gulenism or Gulenist. I was only a writer and an official preacher among people. I can have no direct influence on any person or activity. It is inconceivable that I can exert pressure on anybody.
Fethullah Gulen
We’ve only got so much energy in our bodies, and if you want to use some of it for hate, if you choose to exert it negatively, I feel for you. I choose to not hate any team. I use whatever is in my tank for good.
Jim Ross
Monetary conditions exert an enormous influence on stock prices. Indeed, the monetary climate – primarily the trend in interest rates and Federal Reserve policy – is the dominant factor in determining the stock market’s major direction.
Martin Zweig
In any situation that we find in our lives, when there is something that we feel should be better, we must exert effort to try and make it better. So it’s the same socially, musically, politically in any department of our lives.
John Coltrane
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
Jane Austen
The rest-seeking procrastinators would generally rather not exert themselves at all, while the fun-task procrastinators enjoy being busy and active all the time but have a hard time starting things that are not so amusing.
Daniel Levitin
For both reasons, owing to the thermal motion and to the working together of various wavelengths, factors arise which, in a similar manner to the structural factor, exert some influence upon the brightness of the interference points but not upon their location.
Max von Laue
People who can’t be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
George Eliot
Part of me loves to control and to exert power, but it’s not the best part of me at all. What I am slowly learning is that allowing others to have power too makes us a better organisation – many brains are simply better than one.
Carne Ross
There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
Ivor Novello
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle.
Samuel Johnson
The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy is likely to be perverse, in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus exert inflationary pressure.
William Vickrey
Those who have the most power – whether famous TV anchors, rich Hollywood moguls, judges, Members of Congress, or the president of the United States – must decide how to exert that power: for corruption or for good.
Pramila Jayapal
White communities – and I exempt poor white communities from this – have power over their representation. White people have the ability to define themselves, to exert their agency in a way that they get to be believed. No one believes black people. No one. Until a white person vouches for them.
Yance Ford
Controlled aggression, to me, is one of the most important traits to have. To have that social intelligence to know when to exert aggression in the military environment, and when to stay calm, cool, and collected.
Jonny Kim
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
Vince Lombardi
I feel like people associate us with the tropical Hawaiian print because, for a long time, we were wearing a lot of bright colors to exert our personality.
St. Lucia
Pop was a devout Roman Catholic; I’m a lapsed Catholic. I’m not the village atheist, but I exert my right not to believe, and I doubt I would have been very public about that were he still alive, simply just so as not to hurt his feelings.
Christopher Buckley
That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
Charles Babbage
You can’t get by at any level if you can’t exert yourself physically or keep up with the demands.
Mile Jedinak