Quotes on Power

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

The depositary of power is always unpopular. Benjamin Disraeli

His rod revers'd, And backward mutters of dissevering power. John Milton

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

Power is everywhere...because it comes from everywhere. Michel Foucault

Our power is not so much in us as through us. Harry Emerson Fosdick

To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile. Simone Weil

Politics is not about power. Paul Wellstone

Power is everywhere when you can see it and find it. It is nowhere when you can't. Frederick Lenz

Everything is generated through your own will power. Ray Bradbury

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

Whatever I receive from a higher power gets me pumped, which gets the crowd pumped, which gets me more pumped, and then we're just pumped up. Theophilus London

Power doesn't corrupt people; people corrupt power. William Gaddis

Unlimited power corrupts the possessor. William Pitt

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

Authority's for sharing only when the sharer is sure of his (or hers). Malcolm Forbes

She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either-a purely human one. Cassandra Clare

The reputation of power IS power. Thomas Hobbes

Power is the first good. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intelligence without power cannibalizes itself. Mason Cooley

Power, safely defied, touches its downfall. Thomas B. Macaulay

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

All power is His and within His command. Swami Vivekananda

The more power there is, the more bondage, the more fear. Swami Vivekananda

To see God is the one goal. Power is not the goal. Swami Vivekananda

You, Roman, remember to rule peoples with your power. -Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento Virgil

With great power comes great responsibilty. Stan Lee

That's what we all want, isn't it? Power without price. Kelley Armstrong

Power, true power, comes from within. Not without. (Nick) Sherrilyn Kenyon

Legions and fleets are not such sure bulwarks of imperial power as a numerous family Tacitus

To be a great autocrat you must be a great barbarian. Joseph Conrad

All empire is no more than power in trust. John Dryden

Ideas... they have the power Napoleon Hill

For we put the power in the people. William Penn

There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most power is power to coerce somebody. We don't have the power to coerce anybody. Charles Koch

Omnipotence is bought with ceaseless fear. Pierre Corneille

The one power a man has that cannot be stripped from him is the power to do nothing. Morgan Llywelyn

Pretension is nothing; power is everything. Edwin Percy Whipple

Nothing is more stylish than power. Lois Wyse

Power, like fear, had a taste. But power tasted better. Lois Wyse

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

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

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

Power is the recognition of necessity. Abraham Rotstein

History should be about every generation's will to power. Cody Wilson

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

You have the courage and power to live your dreams. Les Brown

Money creates a power relationship between the payer and the payee. Joichi Ito

The secret to all power is to only do that which all would willingly do. Klaus Kinkel

Someone that you have deprived of everything is no longer in your power. He is once again entirely free. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Since 2000, we've seen base power rates rise by 50%. Greg Walden

Power tires only those who do not have it. Giulio Andreotti

Power is paradoxical. Friedrich Durrenmatt

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor. Allen Klein

He hath no power that hath not power to use. Philip James Bailey

Properly, we should read for power. Ezra Pound

My job in my work is not to acquire power; it's to question power. Anna Deavere Smith

An incomplete sketch superbly executed is power. Richard Schmid

Passions change, politics are immutable. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no power without justice. Napoleon Bonaparte

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