Power Quotes

Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton
Edmund burke - the wise determine from the gravity of the case...

Sir b. brodie - the failure of the mind in old age is often less...
Customs are more powerful than laws.
The Talmud
Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them - - This is of the essence of leadership.
Theodore Harold White
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. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.
C. C. Colton

Power never takes a back step - Only in the face of more power.
Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
Shirley MacLaine
The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box their home, then travel the same road every day to another box their office.
Faith Popcorn, The Popcorn Report, 1991
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Tse - Tung
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace, 1947
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Benjamin Disraeli
Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
Thucyclides - those who really deserve praise are the people...
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
John Adams
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
Mark Twain
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Albert Einstein
Use power to curb power.
Chinese Prove
The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
J. Arthur Thomson
Strength, courage and power do not exclude kindness, understanding and consideration. You can be strong and kind; you can be courageous and understanding; you can be powerful and considerate.
Linda R. Dominguez, How to Shine at Work, (McGraw - Hill)
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
Eric Hoffe
Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non - Being.
The Dhammapada
When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness... I was right.
Gahan Wilson
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills.
Kahlil Gibran
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
William Proxmire
In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, 1818
Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.
Carl Jung
Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.
Charles Fillmore
Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Jeremy Taylo
No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Charles Caleb Colton
Women have more strengths in their looks than we have in our laws, and more power in their tears than we have by our arguments.
Knowledge is power.
Sir Francis Bacon, Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
We are born to action and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.
Charles Horton Cooley
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix
What power has law where only money rules.
Gaius Petronius