Power Quotes

Colin wilson - the mind has exactly the same power as the hands...
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Lydia m. child - genius hath electric power which earth can never...
Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within there lies the power to persuade, there the life, - - There, if one must speak out, the real man.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.
Voltaire
There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions.
Anais Nin
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forebearing.
Epictetus
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
Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
George w. bush, speech, november 19, 1999 - america has never been an empire. we may be the...
Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt nine out of ten have the inclination.
Paul Aubuchon
Apathy isn? t it. We can do something. So flower power didn? t work. So what. We start again.
John Lennon
Tony Montana In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
Scarface
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
Tyron Edwards
This only is denied to God the power to undo the past.
Agathon
So they the Government go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all - Powerful to be impotent.
Sir Winston Churchill
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Miguel de Cervantes
But psychoanalysis has taught that the dead? a dead parent, for example? can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts.
Jacques Derrida, Quoted in New York Times, January 23, 1994
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
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
The conscience of a people is their power.
John Dryden
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Dr. Robert Schulle
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
Samuel Smiles
Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.
A. Bartlett Giamatti, President of Yale University
Remember that the evil which is now in the world will only get more powerful, and that it is not evil which conquers evil, but only love.
The Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, Letter, 1917
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Ayn Rand
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure.
Nicolas Boileau
Of women I do not wish them to have power over men but over themselves.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.
Giuseppe Mazzini
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
Sir Winston Churchill
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Emile Coue
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty", 1859
All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Seneca
God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always. Amen.
Alcoholics Anonymous Praye
I regret to say that we of the F. B. I. are powerless to act in cases of oral - Genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
J. Edgar Hoove