Power Quotes

Religion holds the solution to all problems of human relationship, whether they are between parents and children or nation and nation. Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
A. J. Toynbee
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I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well - Dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Crossman
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle

To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.
G. C. Lichtenberg
The universe seems wondrous to me, with or without God. It has powerful lines and uncompromising ways. Patience and time sit like sages on the planets, strong and impersonal. There is a stark beauty to all of this.
Real Live Preacher, reallivepreacher. com weblog, September 4, 2003
Any fine morning, a power saw can fell a tree that took a thousand years to grow.
Edwin Teale
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
Samuel Johnson
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
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self - Understanding and self - Discipline.
Lewis Mumford
We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes.
William Fullbright
Tom wolfe - a cult is a religion with no political power....
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
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
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough.
Richard M. DeVos
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington
What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth! The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker! They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent; but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Ernst Steinbeck
Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
The power to tax, once conceded, has no limits; it contains until it destroys.
Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Knowledge is power. Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est.
Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacr?. De H? resibus. (1597)
The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.
Ninon de Lenclos
Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
Jean de La Fontaine
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Marcus Aurelius
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
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
Susan Polis Schutz
All power corrupts, but we need the electricity.
Unknown
Uncle Ben With great power, comes great responsibility.
Spider - Man
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Eric Hoffe
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Niccolo Machiavelli
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Pittacus
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties, and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul.
Joseph Addison
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill - Judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth... it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family We remain connected, even against our wills.
Anthony Brandt
What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise.
William Carlos Williams
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Bake