Power Quotes

The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nations 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
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Those who really deserve praise are the people who, while human enough to enjoy power, nevertheless pay more attention to justice than they are compelled to do by their situation.
Thucyclides
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Miguel de Cervantes
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin

The more words you know, the more clearly and powerfully you will think and the more ideas you will invite into your mind.
Wilfred Funk
The true beauty of nature is her amplitude she exists neither for nor because of us, and possesses a staying power that all our nuclear arsenals cannot threaten much as we can easily destroy our puny selves.
Stephen Jay Gould
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
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinge
Power is the ability not to have to please.
Elizabeth Janeway
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
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
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Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton
Liberal: a power worshipper without power.
George Orwell
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
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
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Lyndon B. Johnson
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure.
Nicolas Boileau
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Emile Coue
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
Jacob Chanowski
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Neville Chamberlain
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
The United States has the power to destroy the world, but not the power to save it alone.
Margaret Mead
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
John Adams
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
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
Power never takes a back step - Only in the face of more power.
Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
What makes the difference between a Nation that is truly great and one that is merely rich and powerful It is the simple things that make the difference. Honesty, knowing right from wrong, openness, self - Respect, and the courage of conviction.
David L Boren
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.
Proverbs 3: 27
You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Aldous Huxley
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Baltasar Gracian
There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.
Pope Gregory The Great
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
Henry Kissinge
It is easier to talk about money - - And much easier to talk about sex - - Than it is to talk about power. People who have it deny it people who want it do not want to appear to hunger for it and people who engage in its machinations do so secretly.
Smiley Blanton
Numbers are essential, but not absolutely essential to strength. For many churches are numerically strong but lamentably weak spiritually. Numbers, then, are no display of spiritual power or strength.
W. T. Ussery
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe