Power Quotes

Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Saskya Pandita
Colin wilson - the mind has exactly the same power as the hands...

Charles gordon - if you tell the truth, you have infinite power...
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty", 1859
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
A leader must be constantly aware of the power of his words.... and his silences.
Simon MacDonald

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, section 2
Physics is the science of all the tremendously powerful invisibilities - Of magnetism, electricity, gravity, light, sound, cosmic rays. Physics is the science of the mysteries of the universe. How could anyone think it dull?
Dick Francis, Twice Shy
The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Whipple
A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison
Hear me, four quarters of the world - A relative I am Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
Black Elk
Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.
Steve Droke
But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
Friedrich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Chapter 29
John henry newman - in this world no one rules by love if you are but...
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
J. W. Alexande
This world is the will to power - And nothing besides!
Friedrich Nietzsche, The World to Power, section 1064
Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components love, adventure, power and fame.
Johann von Goethe
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
American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good - will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
James Harvey Robinson
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Rene Descartes
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinge
Power never takes a back step - Only in the face of more power.
Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Tse - Tung
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead - Lined room with armed guards - - And even then I have my doubts.
Eugene H. Spafford
Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great1. Conviction of the powers of goodness. 2. Absence of jealousy and suspicion. 3. Helping all who are trying to be and do good.
Swami Vivekananda
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Austin Powers International Man of Mystery
Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers.
William Shakespeare
Power n The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.
Anon.
The worst thing that can be said of the most powerful is that they can take your life but the same thing can be said of the most weak.
Eric Amble
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Fawn M. Brodie
No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Charles Caleb Colton
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
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.
Basil King
Whatever you fear most has no power - It is your fear that has the power.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
Fear is nothing except a drain of energy and Not a power unto itself. Trust in yourself, For therein lies the true power.
Unknown
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
No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
Michael Pritchard