Power Quotes

Clarence darrow - the first half of our lives is ruined by our...
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
Stephen Hawking

Robert frost - i often say of george washington that he was one...
No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Charles Caleb Colton
The will to believe is perhaps the most powerful, but certainly the most dangerous human attribute.
John P. Grie
I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev

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
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
Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
James F. Byrnes
There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Fawn M. Brodie
When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness... I was right.
Gahan Wilson
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
Andre Malraux
Time crumbles things everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
Hannah Arendt
Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them - - This is of the essence of leadership.
Theodore H. White, The Making of the President, 1960
Bitterness imprisons life love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life love empowers it. Bitterness sours life love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life love heals it. Bitterness blinds life love anoints its eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.
Richard Milhous Nixon
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
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
Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
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
Knowledge is power. Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est.
Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacr?. De H? resibus. (1597)
If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - If he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill
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
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
George Eliot
There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.
Cornelius Tacitus
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
Samuel Johnson
Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.
Brenda Ueland
Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks.
Carol Botwin
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
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A. Newhouse
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
Answer That you are here - - - That life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Walt Whitman
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
Eric Hoffe
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Missionaria Protectiva
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson