Charisma is intoxicating.

We can keep lying to ourselves all we want saying that it is the socially awkward nerd who ends up becoming a C.E.O or we can face facts. The popular kid who is self-assured enough to avoid bullying is going to be just fine. She would be a natural at networking and opportunities are going to fall in her lap. The ability to get along with people is a far more crucial factor of success than any other skill we may learn. Charisma will attract the right attention, charm will allow you to do what you want with it. The charming are gifted with the power of influence.

If people don’t like you, they won’t deal with you. Good luck being able to convey your ability if you can’t get past your first impression. With a bit of charm and the same amount of charisma, you add that missing piece to your resume, ensuring that you leave managers wanting more from your job interviews. But let’s face it, these two qualities impact much more than your chances for work.

The charmer is the one who knows exactly when to flash that seductive smile that attracts the dream girl. The rest wouldn’t even know what facial muscles to relax to calm her nerves, allowing the flattery to take her.

Charisma is the spark of allure, light of great leaders. They walk into rooms bringing with them the centre of attention that the rest flock to. They take your differences and show you similarities bending you to their will.

Plus you just can’t place a charmer in an uncomfortable situation, they figure things out. They are adroit at getting the help of others, dissolving conflict and making the rest of us feel happy to have been of assistance.

Charisma is the mystery that does not beg to be solved as much as it knows it will be admired. You want to be a part of it. Your ego suddenly feels the need to be coaxed by it. You don’t know why but around charisma, you want to trust, open up, reveal and impress. You are always left wanting more.

Charm is a daze. Beware of the charmer. Or surrender. If they let loose their charisma, the rest will be out of your control.

79 Amazing Charm and Charisma Quotes

 

1. “Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful.” ― KATHLEEN WINSOR

 

2. “Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. “ OLIVER HERFORD

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3. “Charisma gets the attention of man and character gets the attention of God.” — RICH WILKERSON JR.

 

4. “You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer ‘yes’ without having asked any clear question.” ― ALBERT CAMUS

 

5.  “Charisma is the fragrance of soul.” ― TOBA BETA

 

6. “Charm is an innate quality of mind and heart and an expression of a beautiful attitude toward life. Courtesy can be cultivated, but the charm is largely an unconscious possession.” — GRENVILLE KLEISER

 

7. “There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.” — HENRY VAN DYKE

 

8. “The great charm of conversation consists less in the display of one’s own wit and intelligence than in the power to draw forth the resources of others.” ― JEAN DE LA BRUYERE

 

9. “Being negative is like spraying yourself with anti-charisma.” — KAREN SALMONSOHN

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10. “Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.” — KURT VONNEGUT

 

11. “Politics is the art of persuasion. Good ideas die because due to a lack of charisma or character.” ― A.E. SAMAAN

 

12. “Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.” ― CICERO

 

13. “Never be impressed with charisma. Look for character.” — RICK WARREN

 

14. “The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence. The pursuits of mankind are commonly frigid and contemptible, and the mistake comes, at last, to be detected. But virtue is a charm that never fades. The soul that perpetually overflows with kindness and sympathy will always be cheerful.” ― PARKE GODWIN

 

15. “Charisma becomes the undoing of leaders. It makes them inflexible, convinced of their own infallibility, unable to change.” ― PETER DRUCKER

 

16. “Kindness is the only charm permitted to the aged; it is the coquetry of white hairs.” ― OCTAVE FEUILLET

 

17. “Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.” — HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL

 

18. “We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.” — JUDITH MARTIN

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19. “We need less posturing and more genuine charisma. Charisma was originally a religious term, meaning ‘of the spirit’ or ‘inspired.’ It’s about letting God’s light shine through us. It’s about a sparkle in people that money can’t buy. It’s an invisible energy with visible effects. To let go, to just love, is not to fade into the wallpaper. Quite the contrary, it’s when we truly become bright. We’re letting our own light shine.” — MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

 

20. “There’s a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.” ― JOHN ERSKINE

 

21. “Charisma is the numinous aura around a narcissistic personality. It flows outward from a simplicity or unity of being and a composure and controlled vitality. There is gracious accommodation, yet commanding impersonality. Charisma is the radiance produced by the interaction of male and female elements in a gifted personality. The charismatic woman has a masculine force and severity. The charismatic man has an entrancing female beauty. Both are hot and cold, glowing with presexual self-love.” — CAMILLE PAGLIA

 

22. “The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful.” ― MILAN KUNDERA

 

23. “Charisma is the intangible that makes people want to follow you, to be around you, to be influenced by you.” — ROGER DAWSON

 

24. “Charm is a kind of margin to the human personality.” —  PIUS OJARA

 

25. “Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm.” ― RALPH ARCHBOLD

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26. “Charm is the true gift of the Fairies.” ― CHARLES PERRAULT

 

27. “When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.” — JERRY I. PORRAS

 

28. “Charm is being so exquisitely buoyant and full of life, keeping the magnet within you so surcharged with the joy of life, that even poor features are lost sight of in the bewitching attraction of the whole.” — ROBERT COLLIER

 

29. “How can you have charisma? Be more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are making them feel good about you.” ― DAN REILAND

 

30. “Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.” ― JEAN PAUL

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31. “The three most charismatic leaders in this century inflicted more suffering on the human race than almost any trio in history: Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. What matters is not the leader’s charisma. What matters is the leader’s mission.” — PETER DRUCKER

 

32. “All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.” — OSCAR WILDE

 

33. “The term ‘charisma’ will be applied to a certain quality of an individual personality by virtue of which he is considered extraordinary and treated as endowed with supernatural, superhuman, or at least specifically exceptional powers or qualities. These are such as are not accessible to the ordinary person but are regarded as of divine origin or as exemplary, and on the basis of them the individual concerned is treated as a ‘leader.” ― MAX WEBER

 

34. “It’s absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” — OSCAR WILDE

 

35. “Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That’s all the charisma you’ll really need to succeed.” ― DYAN MACHAN

 

36. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” ― JANE AUSTEN

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37. “Charisma is a sign of the calling. Saints and pilgrims are defiantly moved by it.” ― B. W. POWE

 

38. “A really plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.” — EDGAR SALTUS

 

39. “The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.” — FREDDIE MERCURY

 

40. “To talk without effort is, after all, the great charm of talking.” ― A.W. HARE

 

41. “Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.” ― LUKAS FOSS

 

42. “Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor.” — MARTIAL

 

43. “Mix a little mystery with everything, for mystery arouses veneration.” — BALTASAR GRACIAN

 

44. “Charm and nothing but charm, at last, grow a little tiresome. It’s a relief then to deal with a man who isn’t quite so delightful but a little more sincere.” ― W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

 

45. “Charisma is the fancy name given to the knack of giving people your full attention.” — ROBERT BRAULT

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46. “All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. — CYRIL CONNOLLY

 

47. “Consider that idea that charisma can be just as much a liability as an asset. Your strength of personality can sow the seeds of problems when people filter the brutal facts of life from you.” — JIM COLLINS

 

48. “Charm is captivating. Just as the petals of a flower unfold and open to the warmth and light of the sun, so do we unfold and open to the enchantment of charm. Charm acts as the Great Attractor, drawing us toward its magnetic source.” — THOKOZA

 

49. “Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you.” — MICHAEL KORDA

 

50. “Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practised in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.” ― MARY ANN KELTY

 

51. “Charisma is not just saying hello. It’s dropping what you’re doing to say hello.” — ROBERT BRAULT

 

52. “When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.” — AKHENATON

 

53. “It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.” — JOHN C. MAXWELL

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54. “I don’t see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.” ― WESLEY SNIPES

 

55. “The essential difference with Builders is that they’ve found something to do that matters to them and are therefore so passionately engaged, they rise above the personality baggage that would otherwise hold them down. Whatever they are doing has so much meaning to them that the cause itself provides charisma and they plug into it as if it was electrical current.” — JERRY PORRAS

 

56. “Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.” — JOHN MASON

 

57. “There aren’t many strong or charismatic candidates today, because most people can’t withstand the scrutiny.” — TOM FORD

 

58. “‘Charm’ – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm.” — HAVELOCK ELLIS

 

59. “Charisma is the gift from above where a leader knows from inside himself what to do.” — MAX WEBER

 

60. “If you look up “charming” in the dictionary, you’ll see that it not only has references to strong attraction, but to spells and magic. Then again, what are liars if not great magicians?” — DEB CALETTI

 

61. “The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity–an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work that one has to do.” — BRUCE BARTON

 

62. “Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.” — LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH

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63. “Emotions are charismatic. Focused emotions are very charismatic. To lead people with charisma, you need to take charge of and focus your emotions.” — NICK MORGAN

 

64. “Charm is to a woman what perfume is to a flower.” — EVAN ESAR

 

65. “No one has it who isn’t capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn’t false.” — P.D. JAMES

 

66. “I’m convinced that it’s energy and humour. The two of them combined equal charm.” — JUDITH KRANTZ

 

67. “Charisma, the divine force that manifests itself in men and women. The supernatural power we don’t need to show to anyone because everyone can see it, even usually insensitive people. But it only happens when we’re naked when we die to the world and are reborn to ourselves.” — PAULO COELHO

 

68. “Any extraordinary degree of beauty in man or woman involves a moral charm.” ― RALPH WALDO EMERSON

 

69. “Charisma without character is postponed calamity.” — PETER AJISAFE

 

70. “Whoever shows both charm and pleasure in explaining to people things that they already know soon gets a reputation as an intelligent individual.” ― MARIE VON EBNER-ESCHENBACH

 

71. “Effective leadership is about earning respect, and it’s also about personality and charisma.” — ALAN SUGAR

 

72. “A friend loves you for your intelligence, a mistress for your charm, but your family’s love is unreasoning; you were born into it and are of its flesh and blood. Nevertheless, it can irritate you more than any group of people in the world.” ― ANDRE MAUROIS

 

73. “Charisma will sustain a relationship only in the way that strong coffee first thing in the morning will sustain a career.” — ELLIOT PERLMAN

 

74. “Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of charm.” — CYRIL CONNOLLY

 

75. “Charisma is the ability to influence without logic.” — QUENTIN CRISP

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76. “Charm is stronger than beauty.” — MALTESE PROVERB

 

77. “But charisma only wins people’s attention. Once you have their attention, you have to have something to tell them.” — DANIEL QUINN

 

78. “To be successful, you have to develop certain traits such as courage, dignity, charisma and integrity. You also have to recognize that you have to work harder on yourself than on your job. You attract success because of the person you are. Personal development is key.” — JIM ROHN

 

79. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

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