Power Quotes

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You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
Richard Bach, Illusions [1977]
American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good - will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
James Harvey Robinson
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - This is happiness, this is success.
Orison Swett Marden
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A. Newhouse

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - - For the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
S? ren Kierkegaard
Pietro aretino - nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in...
Television is simultaneously blamed, often by the same people, for worsening the world and for being powerless to change it.
Clive James
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine
A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison
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
All power in human hands is liable to be abused.
Sarah Bernhardt
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
Uncle Ben With great power, comes great responsibility.
Spider - Man
O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.
Robert Burns
Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for beingWhy thou wert there, O rival of the roseI never sought to ask, I never knewBut, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Albert Einstein
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy, 1981 - 1987
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world.
Karl Poppe
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.
David P. Mikkelson, Snopes. com, 04 - 10 - 04
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles De Gaulle
Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon? laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution? these can lift at a colossal humbug? push it a little? weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, chapter 10 (1916)
Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
Helen Kelle
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Vaclav Havel
There are questions of real power and then there are questions of phony authority. You have to break through the phony authority to begin to fight the real questions of power.
Angel Blessing
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.
William Hazlitt
Desire creates the power.
Raymond Holliwell
Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components love, adventure, power and fame.
Johann von Goethe
Fear is nothing except a drain of energy and Not a power unto itself. Trust in yourself, For therein lies the true power.
Unknown
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
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Bake
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forebearing.
Epictetus
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a.
Samuel Johnson
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
The process of creating new, democratic organs of government power is beginning, and, as never before, the greatest responsibility rests with the broadcast media.
Eduard Sagalaev
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - Or to make it the last.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy