Power Quotes

Albert einstein - we scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been...
Albert einstein - as long as there are sovereign nations possessing...
What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists... and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know EXACTLY what you want... and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.
Alexander Graham Bell
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813
The full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - Definition of happiness by John F. Kennedy.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Tse - Tung
Knowledge is power. Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est.
Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacr?. De H? resibus. (1597)
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We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
Bertrand Russell
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
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
Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.
Harry S Truman
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
Aristotle, Physics
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
Agathon, from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.
Henrik Ibsen
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
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
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
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.
I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will.
Joseph Stalin
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
From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor.
Joseph Addison
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy
The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
Blaine Lee
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Pittacus
Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
Katharine Graham
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure.
Nicolas Boileau
Either you think - - Or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
F Scott
Maybe the gift of any great person is the power to converse with our own hearts.
Randall Wallace
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
Those who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. Thus, there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court awed by the fear of an armed people.
Aristotle
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
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria
Think what you do when you run into debt; you give another power over your liberty.
Benjamin Franklin
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Adams
Lust of power burns more fiercely than all the passions combined.
Blessing Irish
In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Brothers in Arms".