Quotes on Great Power

The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. Henrik Ibsen

If a rhinoceros were to enter this restaurant now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I should be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever. Gilbert K Chesterton

I am personally convinced of the great power and deep significance of Christianity, and I won't allow any other religion to be promoted. Adolf Hitler

Meditation is a sort of prayer and prayer is meditation. The highest meditation is to think of nothing. If you can remain one moment without thought, great power will come. Swami Vivekananda

With great power comes great responsibilty. Stan Lee

The measure of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Let no man thirst for good beer. Samuel Adams

Mysticism has been in the past and probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world and it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary. William Butler Yeats

The Principle of Power gives us just what we ask of it; if we only undertake little things, it only gives us power for little things; but if we try to do great things in a great way it gives us all the power there is. Wallace D. Wattles

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! Pericles

Great wars can only be fought by great powers. Michael Mandelbaum

Do the thing and you will have the power. But they that do not the thing, had not the power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely. Adlai Stevenson I

We're going to bomb them back into the stone Age. Curtis Lemay

Great American power and responsibility are not unprecedented, and have been used with restraint and great benefit in the past. We have not assumed that super strength guarantees super wisdom, and we have consistently reached out to the international community to ensure that our own power and influence are tempered by the best common judgment. Jimmy Carter

Gods have great power, but only humans have creativity, the power to change history. Rick Riordan

Great power involves great responsibility Franklin D Roosevelt

A King (as such) is not a great man. He has great power, but it is not his own. William Hazlitt

Nations, great nations have limitations. All nations have limitations. Even great powers have limitations. Chuck Hagel

Great men are almost always bad men. Lord Acton

Nurture your mind with great thoughts Benjamin Disraeli

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. Melissa Etheridge

What is important is that you should know reality. You should know exactly what is right and what is wrong. For that, as I told you, there is this great power of Kundalini within you. She's the one, she passes through all these centres, enlightens them first of all - so your awareness gets enlightened - and when she pierces through Sahasrara, she joins you to this all-pervading power, which is knowledge, which is love, which is truth. Nirmala Srivastava

We will not regard any great power as necessarily right in a given dispute unless we are convinced of this, yet at the same time we will not view the great powers with perennial suspicion merely on account of their size, their wealth, or their nuclear potential. We will be friends of all, satellites of none. Errol Barrow

The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best. Wallace D. Wattles

The great powers claim that whatever they possess is theirs by right, but whatever we, the smaller countries possess is negotiable. Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

The unsaid, for me, exerts great power... Louise Glu

Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power. Benjamin Disraeli

[War] can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. John F Kennedy

We ask for nothing that is not right, and herein lies the great power of our demand. Paul Robeson

A great man is one who can have power and not abuse it. Henry Latham Doherty

To have great faith is to have great power, because your intent, your will, is undivided. When your word isn't dissipated by doubt, the power of your word becomes even stronger. Miguel Angel Ruiz

You know, how am I leading my own life? What am I denying? Since I brought such great powers of denial into my adult life, what am I not doing as a husband? What am I not doing as a father? The whole thing started unraveling with me that once I kept it up close to the chest, I could hold it all in, but once I started letting it out, it all started coming out. Terry Gross

All great power has to do to destroy itself is persist in trying to do the impossible. Stephen Vizinczey

You know, great powers don't get angry, great powers don't make decisions hastily in a crisis. John R Allen

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing. Catherine The Great

Report uttered by the people is everywhere of great power. Aeschylus

Great men are never cruel without necessity. Napoleon Bonaparte

Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there. William Shirley

Love is a great power, and such a strange power... Sergei Lukyanenko

Because love is also a power. A great power, and it should not be disdained. Sergei Lukyanenko

None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. Mother Teresa

Like many things in our national life, we miscalculated. We overestimated our ability to control events, which is one of the great dangers of a great power. Power tends to be a substitute for judgment and wisdom. Hubert H Humphrey

The moment Germany rises as a great power, France gains a new importance as a cultural power. Friedrich Nietzsche

When we have the Spirit to direct us, we are capable of teaching with great power. L. Tom Perry

The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible. Nikola Tesla

Whatever you do, be different - that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out. Anita Roddick

The Tao is great. The universe is great. Earth is great. Man is great. These are the four great powers. Man follows the earth. Earth follows the universe. The universe follows the Tao. The Tao follows only itself. Laozi

When all government ...in little as in great things... shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power; it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated. Thomas Jefferson

Though the object of being a Great Power is to be able to fight a Great War, the only way of remaining a Great Power is not to fight one. A J P Taylor

I don't want to be precious or weird . It's lovely to be recognized by people who like your work, and it's not as if I've done a Marvel movie. People say that with great power comes great responsibility, but it's more like shitty things will happen if you take certain jobs. Mackenzie Davis

Israelis are wrong in not looking for a change in the relationship with the United States that would put it more in perspective - that we are the great power, they are the minor power. I don't think there are a great many American parents who will want to sacrifice their soldiers and children so Israel can maintain the West Bank. When that becomes clear, I think Israel's days are numbered as an ally that is never questioned or criticized. Michael Scheuer

The object of power is power. George Orwell

You see what power is holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them. Amy Tan

Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don't. Oskar Schindler

I won't go back and live in the sea again. Janet Morris

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wherever there is power there is age. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our power is in our ability to decide. R Buckminster Fuller

No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites. Friedrich Nietzsche

Power educates the potentate. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power's twin is responsibility ... Willa Gibbs

Some have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil. Samuel Johnson

Society must take every means at its disposal to defend itself against the emergence of a parallel power which defies the elected power. Pierre Trudeau

All the powers of imagination combine in hypochondria. Mason Cooley

Will power defeats all powers Aftab Alam

Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. Les Brown

There is an indefinable mysterious Power that pervades everything. Mahatma Gandhi

There are two Americas. One is the America of Lincoln and Adlai Stevenson; the other is the America of Teddy Roosevelt and the modern superpatriots. One is generous and humane, the other narrowly egotistical; one is self-critical, the other self-righteous; one is sensible, the other romantic; one is good-humored, the other solemn; one is inquiring, the other pontificating; one is moderate, the other filled with passionate intensity; one is judicious and the other arrogant in the use of great power. J William Fulbright

The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance. The growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of corporate propaganda against democracy. Alex Carey

Undeveloped though the science [of chemistry] is, it already has great power to bring benefits. Those accruing to physical welfare are readily recognized, as in providing cures, improving the materials needed for everyday living, moving to ameliorate the harm which mankind by its sheer numbers does to the environment, to say nothing of that which even today attends industrial development. And as we continue to improve our understanding of the basic science on which applications increasingly depend, material benefits of this and other kinds are secured for the future. Henry Taube

If you only notice human proceedings, you may observe that all who attain great power and riches, make use of either force or fraud; and what they have acquired either by deceit or violence, in order to conceal the disgraceful methods of attainment, they endeavor to sanctify with the false title of honest gains. Niccolo Machiavelli

We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There's really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry. You have to want to conquer. Arnold Schwarzenegger

With the defeat of the Reich and pending the emergence of the Asiatic, the African and, perhaps, the South American nationalisms, there will remain in the world only two Great Powers capable of confronting each other-the United States and Soviet Russia. The laws of both history and geography will compel these two Powers to a trial of strength, either military or in the fields of economics and ideology. (2nd April 1945) Adolf Hitler

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. If two or three persons should come with a high spiritual aim and with great powers, the world would fall into their hands like a ripe peach. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives Vernon Howard

Fear not, dear cousin. In madness there is great power Pen Densham

France has never gotten over the fact that it was once a great power and is now just a great nuisance. Thomas Sowell

Your great power lies not on the surface, but deep within your being. Roger McDonald

We are not depending on a reed shaken by the wind, but on the Priniciple of Life Itself, for all that we have or ever shall need. It is not some Power, or a great Power, it is all power. Ernest Holmes



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