Power Quotes

Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo
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A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.
Primo Levi
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Emile Coue
America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused? preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
Clive James
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness... I was right.
Gahan Wilson
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
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire...
Socrates, Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus.
Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
Jean de La Fontaine
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
William shakespeare,
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling
Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
Shirley MacLaine
There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.
J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5 (Television Series)
No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.
J. Michael Straczynski
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
Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy - Going enough once you acknowledge his power.
I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever - Increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
H. G. Wells
The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.
Henrik Ibsen
There are questions of real power and then there are questions of phony authority. You have to break through the phony authority to begin to fight the real questions of power.
Angel Blessing
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
I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist.
Benjamin Disraeli
A student is not a professional athlete. ... He is not a little politician or junior senator looking for angles... an amateur promoter, a glad - Hander, embryo Rotarian, caf - Society leader, quiz kid or man about town. A student is a person who is learning to fulfill his powers and to find ways of using them in the service of mankind.
Harold Taylo
The power to tax, once conceded, has no limits; it contains until it destroys.
Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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
The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers.
Earl Nightingale
Men in Great Place are thrice Servants Servants of the Sovereign or State Servants of Fame and Servants of Business It is strange desire to seek Power and to lose Liberty.
Francis Bacon
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
Hannah Arendt
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Baltasar Gracian
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
Andre Malraux
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.
Basil King
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
I repeat... that all power is a trust that we are accountable for its exercise that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist.
Benjamin Disraeli
Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw
If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.
Charles Gordon