Minds with fixed ideas are like granite: They can never be penetrated with soft words and gentle persuasions.
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
When gentle persuasion [of children] falls on deaf ears, we resort to ridicule and rebuke. Then we return to threats and punishment. This is the modus operandi of a mutual frustration society.
Gentle persuasion succeeds where force fails.
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
La civilización es la victoria de la persuasión sobre la fuerza.