Quotes on Influence And Power

That's the way it is with influence, you know; if you don't use it all the time, people will forget you have it. Mary Deasy

If you have no power, talk about your influence. If you have power, talk about the constraints that hem you in. Mason Cooley

A political place with no power, only influence, is not to my taste. Ellen Swallow Richards

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

The influence of the senses have in men overpowered the thought to the degree that the walls of time and space have come to look solid, real and insurmountable. .. Yet time and space are but inverse measures of the power of the mind. Man is capable of abolishing them both. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why do villains have so much influence? Because the honest people are terribly dense. Franz Grillparzer

Byron owed the vast influence which he exercised over his contemporaries at least as much to his gloomy egotism as to the real power of his poetry. Thomas B. Macaulay

Power and courtly influence form an intoxicating draught even when raised to the lips of an ascetic and a saint. James Fitzjames Stephen

The game is rigged to work for those who already have money and power. Elizabeth Warren

Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty. Will Durant

Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. Mason Cooley

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca the Younger

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary. Charles Caleb Colton

It is said that a wise man rules over the stars, but this does not mean that he rules over the influences which come from the stars in the sky. It means that he rules over the powers which exist in his own constitution. Paracelsus

Each of us has the power and responsibility to become a rainbow in the clouds. Maya Angelou

Wherever you are, that's your stage, your circle of influence. That's your talk show, that's where your power lies. ... You have the power to change somebody's life. Everyone has a calling, and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it. Oprah Winfrey

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The end of knowledge is power ... the scope of all speculation is the performing of some action or thing to be done. Thomas Hobbes

Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself. Amos Bronson Alcott

It is the peculiar nature of the forest, that life and death may ever be found within its bounds, in immediate presence of each other; both with ceaseless, noiseless advances, aiming at the mastery; and if the influences of the first be most general, those of the last are the most striking. Susan Fenimore Cooper

Self-respect is the root of discipline Abraham Joshua Heschel

I am a believer in women, in their ability to do things and in their influence and power. Women set the standards for the world, and it is for us, women in Canada, to set the standards high. Nellie L. McClung

There is eternal influence and power in motherhood. Julie B. Beck

I'm an adult and I know what power means in the modern world. In the modern world, power is mainly defined by such factors as the economy, defence and cultural influence. I believe that in terms of defence, Russia is without any doubt one of the leaders because we are a nuclear power and our nuclear weapons are perhaps the best in the world. Vladimir Putin

Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther

Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root. Robert Burns

~I use humor instead of getting into that whole yes and no thing all the time. It's about just getting them to laugh rather than getting in power struggles.~ Marcia Cross

The difference between men and women is that women seek power in order to address issues, while men address issues in order to seek power. Kathleen Brown

[Satan] has been thoroughly defeated and only holds people by usurped authority and power. Chuck Smith

Christ is the source of all true priesthood authority and power on earth. It is His work, in which we are privileged to assist. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The rappers have gone in and created a lot of hit music based upon my influence. And theyll tell you if you ask. Isaac Hayes

Everything in life influences my music. Jason Mraz

Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority. Lord Acton

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives. Clint Eastwood

The personal power that comes from principle-centered living is the power of a self-aware, knowledgeable, proactive individual, unrestricted by the attitudes, behaviors, and actions of others or by many of the circumstances and environmental influences that limit other people. Stephen Covey

The power of one man or one woman doing the right thing for the right reason, and at the right time, is the greatest influence in our society. Jack Kemp

... what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of freewill, is the conviction that we have real power over the formation of our own character; that our will, by influencing some of our circumstances, can modify our future habits or capabilities of willing. John Stuart Mill

It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race, and that half by far the most important and influential. If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance. Let women stand where they may in the scale of improvement, their position decides that of the race. Frances Wright

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. Khalil Gibran

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them if they will not apply themselves to me. Michel De Montaigne

The essential thing about mothers is that one needs to know that they are there, particularly at that age when, paradoxically, one is trying so hard to break away from parental influence. Margot Fonteyn

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. Lord Acton

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

Power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand. Leo Tolstoy

How few writers can prostitute all their powers! E M Forster

Arouse in the other person an eager want. Dale Carnegie

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. Sarah Josepha Hale

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well John Marshall

Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely. Dale Carnegie

I take full responsibility here and now for everything I experience, for it is my own programming that creates my actions and also influences the reactions of people around me. Ken Keyes Jr.

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. Winston Churchill

Real power has to do with one's ability to influence the hearts and minds of others. Dalai Lama

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence. Dada Vaswani

Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Eckhart Tolle

Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. Rumi

Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance. J.R. Miller

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. ... The time has come to consider how we might bring about a separation, as complete as possible, between Science and Government in all countries. I call this the disestablishment of science, in the same sense in which the churches have been disestablished and have become independent of the state. Jacob Bronowski

Thus the will to power strives towards oppositions, towards displeasure. There is a will to suffering at the foundation of all organic life (contrary to "happiness" as "goal"). Friedrich Nietzsche

If he were any other man, I might have suspected him of substance abuse, of being coked up or something. But Barrons was too much a purist for that; his drugs were money, power, and control Karen Marie Moning

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

Twelve Priceless Qualities of Success: 1. The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The power of kindness. 7. The influence of example. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. The wisdom of economy. 10. The virtue of patience. 11. The improvement of talent. 12. The joy of originating. Marshall Field

Pakistan always seems to have a lot of political complexities and political challenges. But Pakistan is important for a number of reasons. Primarily, it is a nuclear power. And if, in fact, al Qaeda and Taliban, which are in Pakistan and causing a lot of tragedies and deaths in Pakistan - if they would ever somehow have real influence and control of that government, then we [world] really have a problem. Dan Quayle

You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think. Walter Inglis Anderson

Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind - or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body. Eckhart Tolle

Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Red Skelton

The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. Joan Didion

Where the observer is at first a real goodness realized, later it is a sophisticated power holder. The observer is given power and control that belongs to oneness. When oneness has that power and that control, there is love. John de Ruiter

If you have never felt or known the sheer power and strength of God's love, take another look at Jesus dying on the cross. N T Wright

The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness Dalai Lama

If all power corrupts, then a doctor, who literally holds life and death in his hands, must be at particular risk. P D James

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have. Emile Chartier

As you begin to understand the immense power and love you hold inside, you will find an unending surge of joy, light and love that will nourish and support you all the days of your life. Susan Jeffers

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

The manufacturing corporation, except in comparatively few instances, no longer represents a protecting care, a parental influence, over its operatives. It is too often a soulless organization; and its members forget that they are morally responsible for the souls and bodies, as well as for the wages, of those whose labor is the source of their wealth. Harriet Hanson Robinson

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. Lord Chesterfield

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. Booker T Washington

Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. Alfred North Whitehead

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. Alphonse De Lamartine

Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain. Mike McAlary

Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'. Eckhart Tolle



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