Power Quotes

Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved.
Juvenal
Seneca - most powerful is he who has himself in his own...

Sidney madwed - without relationships, no matter how much wealth,...
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinge
Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.
David Brinkley
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria

The moment that any of us begins to trade principle for approval we give up our power.
Dennis Kucinich
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Ovid
The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of an endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
Robyn Davidson
Courage consists of the power of self - Recovery.
Julie Arabi
Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
Jean de La Fontaine
He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety - Nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
W. Wirt
Consciousness of our powers augments them.
Vauvenargues
John fitzgerald kennedy - we have the power to make this the best...
Women have served all these centuries as looking - Glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.
Virginia Woolf
Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is.
Sir William Drape
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty - - Power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
Wendell Phillips
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, April 3, 1887.
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
Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute, but they all worship money.
Mark Twain
The world itself is the will to power - And nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - And nothing else!
Friedrich Nietzsche, "The Will to Power".
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Austin Powers International Man of Mystery
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles De Gaulle
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Austin Powers International Man of Mystery
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
Abraham Lincoln
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
Stephen Hawking
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
We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us.
Eric Hoffe
Our humanity is trapped by moral adolescents. We have too many men of science, too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom and power without conscience.
General Omar Bradley
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.
Basil King
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
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.
Charles Fillmore
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Steinbeck
Bitterness imprisons life love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life love empowers it. Bitterness sours life love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life love heals it. Bitterness blinds life love anoints its eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Asking to meet with Italian businessmen instead of government officials. I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev
The most extensive computation known has been conducted over the last billion years on a planet - wide scale: it is the evolution of life. The power of this computation is illustrated by the complexity and beauty of its crowning achievement, the human brain.
David Rogers, Weather Prediction Using a Genetic Memory
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.
The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
Michael Faraday
It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954