45 Quotes About Manipulating Others


Manipulation can have a powerful effect on the mind and emotions. These quotes about manipulating others will bring you the encouragement you need to successfully find peace.

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

“Abuse manipulates and twists a child’s natural sense of trust and love. Her innocent feelings are belittled or mocked and she learns to ignore her feelings.”

“All writing is a form of manipulation, of course, but you realize that a plain sentence can actually do so much.”

“Any kind of manipulation with human embryos should be prohibited.”

“Are you trying to manipulate me? It’s working.”

“As I have said a thousand times, no manipulation can put stocks down and keep them down.”

“Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”

“Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.”

“Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.”

“Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters.”

“Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears.”

“I do respect people’s faith, but I don’t respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.”

“If you are an approval addict, your behaviour is as easy to control as that of any other junkie. All a manipulator need do is a simple two-step process: Give you what you crave, and then threaten to take it away. Every drug dealer in the world plays this game.”

“If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.”

“If you want to know the outcome of a game before the game has even started, you need to control each side.”

“Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?”

“It’s amazing how much manipulation is going on in parasites.”

“It’s so easy to manipulate an audience, but it’s nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film.”

“I’ve been doing this a long time- manipulating people to get my way. That’s why you think you love me. Because I’ve broken you down and built you back up to believe it.”

“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

“Lying is not only a defense mechanism; it’s also a coping mechanism and a survival technique.”

“Manipulating people is what’s so fun about poker. I love that you can just look into someone’s eyes and lie – and it’s perfectly acceptable.”

“Manipulation can give you anything in life you want, if you can afford it.”

“Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician’s karmic calamity.”

“Men are used as they use others.”

“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”

“One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.”

“One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success.”

“One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.”

“Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.”

“Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.”

“The art of pleasing is the art of deception.”

“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.”

“The best way to manipulate a man is to make him think he is manipulating you.”

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

“The problem with today’s world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it.”

“The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.”

“The television is ‘real’. It is immediate, it has dimension. It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn’t time to protest, ‘What nonsense!’.”

“There are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do not know how to function.”

“What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process.”

“When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.”

“When you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.”

“When you let go of control and commit yourself to happiness, it is so easy to offer compassion and forgiveness. This propels you from the past, into the present.”

“Whoever controls the money controls you.”

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”

Media and many other communication forms can be used to manipulate others.

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