Quotes on Power (Page 2)

To negotiate is not to do as one likes. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no strength without justice. Napoleon Bonaparte

When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna. Napoleon Bonaparte

I get a little itchy if I don't have some control. Amy Poehler

The power to do good is also the power to do harm. Milton Friedman

He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none. Thomas Fuller

There's a lot of power in executing data - generating data and executing data. Ken Thompson

Excessive fear is always powerless. Aeschylus

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

Supreme power rests in the will of all or of the majority. Georg Buchner

What will increase one person's personal power will not necessarily be the same for another. Frederick Lenz

Wherever I found a living creature, there I found the will to power. Friedrich Nietzsche

more and more I come to loathe any dominion of one over another; any leadership, any imposition of the will. Virginia Woolf

The greatest power is not money power, but political power. Walter Annenberg

All political power is a trust. Charles James Fox

Immortality... Is that a super power? Mark Wahlberg

Almost everything I tried out for I pretty much got. I landed Power Rangers, and the rest is history. Thuy Trang

Power is emotionless; yet one with personal power will experience more emotions. Frederick Lenz

The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else! Friedrich Nietzsche

The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. David Brin

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power. John Steinbeck

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. David Brin

The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power. John Ruskin

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. George Orwell

Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power. Malcolm X

Grab reality by the balls and squeeze. Janet Morris

Nothing powers hate better than embarrassment. Janet Morris

You get what you expect. Expect to heal. Expect victory. Janet Morris

I want to live like a man. Janet Morris

The property of power is to protect. Blaise Pascal

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power. James A Baldwin

You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every country is renewed out of the unknown ranks and not out of the ranks of those already famous and powerful and in control. Woodrow Wilson

Power doesn't always roar...The art of exerting power is an art used in doses - the more hidden it is the more effective. Ziad K. Abdelnour

the possession of power brings on madness. Ariana Franklin

power, after it has ceased from troubling, is the dominant passion in human nature. Gertrude Atherton

The prevailin' weakness of most public men is to Slop Over!.... G. Washington never slopt over. Artemas Ward

Power is a test - the test - of character. Evalyn Walsh McLean

Simply stated, power is the ability to get things done. Pat Heim

Real power is measured by how much you can let things be. Henry David Thoreau

Men such as they are, very naturally seek money or power; and power because it is as good as money. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals. Robert Caro

Those carried away by power are soon carried away. Malcolm Forbes

Law is but a heathen word for power. Daniel Defoe

Few women see power as an end in itself. The point of power is the freedom to cultivate roses. Erica Jong

Creative power is mightier than its possessor. Carl Jung

Words have the power to change us. Cassandra Clare

The party out of office becomes the articulate one. Mason Cooley

Helplessness is a mighty power. Mason Cooley

Power expands through the distribution of secrecy. John Le Carre

Integrative power [is] the ultimate power Kenneth E. Boulding

In love, a verse of Mimnermus has more power than one of Homer. Propertius

There is never a beginning, there is never an end, to the inexplicable continuity of this web of God, but always circular power returning into itself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

But from the hoop's bewitching round, Her very shoe has power to wound. George Edward Moore

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it. Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

Nearest to all things is that power which fashions their being. Next to us the grandest laws are constantly being executed. Next to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are. Henry David Thoreau

For what you do to others, you do to yourself. Eckhart Tolle

That power is in vain which is never in use. Benjamin Whichcote

Power: a currency that never went out of style. Dan Simmons

Power corrupts, and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely. Vinton Cerf

Presidential power is the power to persuade. Richard Neustadt

Power kills, absolute power kills absolutely. Rudolph Rummel

Knowledge is Power, and it's very lightweight. Cody Lundin

Where there is power, there is resistance. Michel Foucault

Accumulate power in silence and become a dynamo of spirituality. Swami Vivekananda

Accumulation of power is as necessary as its diffusion, or rather more so. Swami Vivekananda

It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm. Swami Vivekananda

What power is higher than the power of purity? Swami Vivekananda

I say to myself: "Who are you to measure infinite power? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

What is faith? Faith is being grasped by the power of love. William Sloane Coffin

Personal power is a feeling, like life. Frederick Lenz

It is necessary to bring our life in order, to examine each thing, and ask ourselves if it is bringing power into our life or if it is draining us. Ask yourself, is your life taking power from you or adding power to you? Frederick Lenz

I would define the proper use of power as something that creates happiness for yourself and others. Frederick Lenz

The abuse of power takes happiness away. Frederick Lenz

Power is more safely retained by cautious than by severe councils. [Lat., Potentiam cautis quam acribus consiliis tutius haberi.] Tacitus

Power is pleasure; and pleasure sweetens pain. William Hazlitt

Everything possessed the power to transform itself, or else, and what meant more, to be transformed. Wallace Stevens

COMPULSION, n. The eloquence of power. Ambrose Bierce

He who has nothing to assert has no style and can have none: he who has something to assert will go as far in power of style as its momentousness and his conviction will carry him George Bernard Shaw

To think! All that power and he wasn't even rich! John D Rockefeller

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