Power Quotes

No man of genuinely superior intelligence has ever been an actor. Even supposing a young man of appreciable mental powers to be lured upon the stage, as philosophers are occasionally lured into bordellos, his mind would be inevitably and almost immediately destroyed by the gaudy nonsense issuing from his mouth every night.
H. L. Mencken
Nathaniel hawthorne - words - - so innocent and powerless as they are,...

William shakespeare,
The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers.
G. M. Trevelyan
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
Bertrand Russell
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992

Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks.
Carol Botwin
The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Crossman
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
Kahlil Gibran
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Jim Morrison
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
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
Phillips Brooks
Carl sandburg - money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of...
Knowledge is power.
Sir Francis Bacon, Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia
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
Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Jeremy Taylo
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Gladstone
The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation? s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.
John F. Kennedy, Amherst College, Oct 26, 1963 - Source JFK Library, Boston, Mass.
Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
The man who carried out the attack is still in power and still insane, so we shall expect another attack any minute. On President Ronald Reagan.
Muammar Qaddafi
I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing of the Muses; I have been versed in the reasonings of men; but Fate is stronger than anything I have known.
Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B. C.
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - - The power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
Johnson
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
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm
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
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.
William Hazlitt
It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire people there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.
Lord Acton
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Emile Coue
Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
James A. Garfield
I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev
Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.
Thomas Hobbes
As long as we think we can save ourselves by our own will power, we will only make the evil in us stronger than ever.
Heini Arnold
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
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
Agathon, from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a.
Samuel Johnson
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Abigail Adams
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca