Power Quotes

What makes the difference between a Nation that is truly great and one that is merely rich and powerful It is the simple things that make the difference. Honesty, knowing right from wrong, openness, self - Respect, and the courage of conviction.
David L Boren
Aesop - in critical moments even the very powerful have...

Aristotle - time crumbles things everything grows old under...
Lust of power burns more fiercely than all the passions combined.
Blessing Irish
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
William Wordsworth, The World is Too Much With Us
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Missionaria Protectiva

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The American male at the peak of his physical powers and appetites, driving 160 big white horses across the scenes of an increasingly open society, with weekend money in his pocket and with little prior exposure to trouble and tragedy, personifies an accident going to happen.
John Sloan Dickey
Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.
Charles Dudley Warne
If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.
Charles Gordon
Austin Powers Yeah, baby, yeah.
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery
Before we acquire great power, we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most extensive computation known has been conducted over the last billion years on a planet - wide scale: it is the evolution of life. The power of this computation is illustrated by the complexity and beauty of its crowning achievement, the human brain.
David Rogers, Weather Prediction Using a Genetic Memory
Euripides, alcestis, 438 b. c. - i have found power in the mysteries of thought,...
The failure of the mind in old age is often less the results of natural decay, than of disuse. Ambition has ceased to operate; contentment bring indolence, and indolence decay of mental power, ennui, and sometimes death. Men have been known to die, literally speaking, of disease induced by intellectual vacancy.
Sir B. Brodie
The power to bring me out of solitude - Or to push me back into it - Had never belonged to another person. It was mine and only mine.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, February 2003
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
Charles Caleb Colton
Refrain from doing ill for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds we are all to prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved.
Juvenal
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix
Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it.
Roger Sta
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solved each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met.
Clement Stone
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Apathy isn? t it. We can do something. So flower power didn? t work. So what. We start again.
John Lennon
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - Of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
Robert F. Kennedy
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.
Malcolm X
Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.
Steve Droke
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl Jung, "On the Psychology of the Unconciousness", 1917
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
Robyn Davidson
He who does not desire power is fit to hold it.
Plato
Think what you do when you run into debt; you give another power over your liberty.
Benjamin Franklin
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown, Starting From Scratch, 1988
Knowledge is power.
Sir Francis Bacon, Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
Stephen Covey
Contemplate thy powers, contemplate thy wants and thy connections so shalt thou discover the duties of life, and be directed in all thy ways.
Akhenaton
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Thomas Jefferson
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinge