Power Quotes

G. c. lichtenberg - to receive applause for works which do not demand...
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth.
La Rochefoucauld

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions... that laws were like cobwebs, - - For that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
Laertius Diogenes
Bertrand russell - we know very little, and yet it is astonishing...
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
Bertrand Russell
Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
Lincoln Steffens
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
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace.
Jimi Hendrix
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
Lucius annaeus seneca - he who has great power should use it lightly....
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
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Louis
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinge
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
The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.
Origen
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche
He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.
Mary Howitt
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
When I say I believe in a square deal i do not mean... to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.
Theodore Roosevelt
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
Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
Jean de La Fontaine
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
Mark Twain
When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness... I was right.
Gahan Wilson
The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
Mary Bertone
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1825
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Pittacus
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
Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.
Midge Decto
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix
The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinge
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.
Stephen King
Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it.
Roger Sta
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
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.
Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.
Alexander Hamilton
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