Quotes on Greater Power

Choice is your greatest power. It is an even greater power than love, because you must first choose to be a loving person. Caroline Myss

There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude... we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves. Baron de Montesquieu

Nothing was ever in any man that is not in you; no man ever had more spiritual or mental power than you can attain, or did greater things than you can accomplish. You can become what you want to be. Wallace D. Wattles

Less power to religion, the greater power to knowledge Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner

Right and truth are greater than any power, and all power is limited by right. Benjamin Whichcote

Whatever you habitually think yourself to be, that you are. You must form, now, a greater and better habit; you must form a conception of yourself as a being of limitless power, and habitually think that you are that being. It is the habitual, not the periodical thought that decides your destiny. Wallace D. Wattles

Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Opinions have greater power than strength of hands. Sophocles

There is no greater power in the world than the zest of a postmenopausal woman. Margaret Mead

The crown and glory of life is character. It is the noblest possession of a man, constituting a rank in itself, and an estate in the general good-will; dignifying every station, and exalting every position in society. It exercises a greater power than wealth, and secures all the honor without the jealousies of fame. It carries with it an influence which always tell; for it is the result of proved honor, rectitude, and consistency-qualities which, perhaps more than any other, command the general confidence and respect of mankind. Samuel Smiles

The basic lesson of our relativistic universe is that things change. Any power must always meet a greater power. Frank Herbert

There is no greater power on this earth than story. Libba Bray

Angels possess greater powers than do human beings. Walter Lang

There is no greater power than the power of love, which arises from Presence. It overcomes all resistance. Leonard Jacobson

Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love - you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. Eckhart Tolle

Singer and actress Gertrude Lawrence once overheard an assistant describing the beauty of a coat she knew she could never even dream of affording. Having ascertained the exact shop, coat and price, Ms. Lawrence returned from her lunch break wearing that coat, apparently in order to flaunt and emphasize her greater purchasing power and, by inference, her superior status. Sheridan Morley

The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power. John Berger

The less the power, the greater the desire to exercise it. Bernard Levin

Greater economic power will be in the hands of too few. Robert Ludlum

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

There is no greater power in heaven or on earth than pure, unconditional love. Wayne Dyer

Free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion. Nevertheless, the free ranging flux of curiosity is channeled by discipline under Your Law. Saint Augustine

The mind has greater power over the emotions, and is less subject thereto, insofar as it understands all things to be necessary. Baruch Spinoza

Greater powers and resources do not guarantee tactical superiority. Sun Bin

Simple things have greater power than the complicated things! Mehmet Murat Ildan

We are born to inquire after truth; it belongs to a greater power to possess it. It is not, as Democritus said, hid in the bottom of the deeps, but rather elevated to an infinite height in the divine knowledge. Michel De Montaigne

You never escape the traps you spin yourself. Only a greater power can break a power, and then you're trapped again. Trapped forever so you cannot die. Robert Jordan

There is no greater power in the Universe than the power of love. Rhonda Byrne

The consciousness of the seer, is a greater power for knowledge than the consciousness of the thinker. The perceptual power of the inner sight is greater and more direct than the perceptual power of thought: ... Sri Aurobindo

The perfection of the effect demonstrates the perfection of the cause, for a greater power brings about a more perfect effect. But God is the most perfect agent. Therefore, things created by Him obtain perfection from Him. So, to detract from the perfection of creatures is to detract from the perfection of divine power. Thomas Aquinas

The nearer a person approaches the Lord, a greater power will be manifested by the adversary to prevent the accomplishment of His purposes. Joseph Smith Jr

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain. Susan B Anthony

Even bigger machines, entailing even bigger concentrations of economic power and exerting ever greater violence against the environment, do not represent progress: they are a denial of wisdom. Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology towards the organic, the gentle, the nonviolent, the elegant and beautiful. E F Schumacher

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks. John C Calhoun

The power of thought is far greater than most people ever realize. Karen Marie Moning

The finer the instrument, the greater the power. The mind is much finer and more powerful than the body. Swami Vivekananda

Perseverance is a silent power that grows irresistibly greater with time. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I tried to will them with my super mental powers so he"d put them around my waist, but apparently I had no super mental powers. J.A. Redmerski

Absolute power demoralizes. Lord Acton

The hand of bone and sinew and flesh achieves its immortality in taking up a pen. The hand on a page wields a greater power than the fleshly hand ever could in life. Laurie R King

My son, your ineptitude is so vast, your incompetence so profound, that I am certain you are inhabited by greater power than I have ever known. Peter S Beagle

Did you feel guilty cursing God-you, of all people?' No,' he said. 'Because even in doing so, I was recognizing there was a greater power than me.' He paused. And that is how I began to heal. Mitch Albom

Believe me, you can have anything you want-and in abundance-when you learn to tune into the power within, an infinitely greater power than electricity, a power you have had from the beginning. Roger McDonald

The best way forward is to give more people everywhere greater power to build their own destinies. Richard Branson

Mythology tells us that where you stumble, there your treasure is ... The world is a match for us, and we're a match for the world. And where it seems most challenging lies the greatest invitation to find deeper and greater power in ourselves. Joseph Campbell

Dean: If there is a greater power, why is it he can't get you a new sweater? Jamie: Because, he's too busy looking for your brain. Nicholas Sparks

Once I opened my mind to the concept of a greater power, I never struggled with it. Everywhere I went, I felt and saw the existence of a creative intelligence in this universe, of a loving power larger than myself in nature, in people, everywhere. Anthony Kiedis

Great fiction can often present moral messages with greater power and clarity than instructional writing - since literature, after all, penetrates not just the intellect, but the imagination. Charles Colson

I don't have any problem with Mao or Stalin or the Vietnamese leaders or certainly Fidel locking up people they see as dangerous. Because so often, dissidence has been used by the greater powers to undermine a people's revolution. Lynne Stewart

...and rout the magical mystical moonlight with fierce proof of its own greater power to light, to heat, to make everything known. Irving Stone

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit. Chuck Palahniuk

Generally speaking, only simple conceptions can grip the mind of a nation. An idea that is clear and precise even though false will always have greater power in the world than an idea that is true but complex. Alexis De Tocqueville

In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods. John Boyd Orr

Peace is not merely the absence of war. Nor can it be reduced solely to the maintenance of a balance of power between enemies. Nor is it brought about by dictatorship. Instead, it is rightly and appropriately called "an enterprise of justice" (Is. 32:7). Peace results from that harmony built into human society by its divine founder, and actualized by men as they thirst after ever greater justice. Pope Paul Vi

Environment is of supreme importance. It is greater than will power. Paramahansa Yogananda

Don't get upset with your imperfections. Surrender to the Power of God's Love, which is greater than our weakness. Saint Francis De Sales

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition. Henry Clay

If we are going to stay a great power and I hope and pray we will we need the truth. We need to know what is going right and we need to know what is going wrong. There is no greater time than now. Charles Schumer

No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music. Stevie Wonder

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

The hammer and the anvil are the two hemispheres of every true reformer's character. J. G. Holland

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

Pretension is nothing; power is everything. Edwin Percy Whipple

The price of power is responsibility for the public good. Bill Vaughan

Who holds a power but newly gained is ever stern of mood. Aeschylus

There is no power greater than the power of passive dependency. Marilyn French

Power is the recognition of necessity. Abraham Rotstein



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