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power quotes (108)

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
Edward Abbey   Category: Power

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Abigail Adams   Category: Power

Excessive fear is always powerless.
Aeschylus   Category: Power

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
Aeschylus   Category: Power

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Barbara de Angelis   Category: Power

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

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle   Category: Power

Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon   Category: Power

There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
Bernard Baruch   Category: Power

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Power

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
Aneurin Bevan   Category: Power

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Power

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
Phillips Brooks   Category: Power

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning   Category: Power

The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
Georg Buchner   Category: Power

I believe in the power of weakness.
Pat Buckley   Category: Power

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Edmund Burke   Category: Power

The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Power

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Power

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
Alexis Carrel   Category: Power

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
Catherine II   Category: Power

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
Cher   Category: Power

A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
Pierre Corneille   Category: Power

The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Cossman   Category: Power

The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.
Anthony J. D'Angelo   Category: Power

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
Richard J. Daley   Category: Power

People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
Don DeLillo   Category: Power

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Don DeLillo   Category: Power

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.
Denis Diderot   Category: Power

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Everett Dirksen   Category: Power

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Power

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Power

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
Fyodor Dostoevsky   Category: Power

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Frederick Douglass   Category: Power

Power is paradoxical.
Friedrich Durrenmatt   Category: Power

I cured with the power that came through me.
Black Elk   Category: Power

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Epictetus   Category: Power

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Epicurus   Category: Power

Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
Barney Frank   Category: Power

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm   Category: Power

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles de Gaulle   Category: Power

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
Paul Harris   Category: Power

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
Carolyn Heilbrun   Category: Power

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein   Category: Power

The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
Anita Hill   Category: Power

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Power

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Power

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo   Category: Power

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Power

Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Henry A. Kissinger   Category: Power

No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
Allen Klein   Category: Power

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

The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
Aung San Suu Kyi   Category: Power

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Bruce Lee   Category: Power

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
Bruce Lee   Category: Power

The law has no power over heroes.
Charlotte Lennox   Category: Power

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Power

Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
William Moulton Marston   Category: Power

The only power you have is the word no.
Frances McDormand   Category: Power

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
C. Wright Mills   Category: Power

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
Alfred A. Montapert   Category: Power

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
John Muir   Category: Power

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
Bill O'Reilly   Category: Power

The advertisers who believe in the selling power of jingles have never had to sell anything.
David Ogilvy   Category: Power

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Power

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Power

Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
Cesare Pavese   Category: Power

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
Phaedrus   Category: Power

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Peace Pilgrim   Category: Power

Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
William Pitt   Category: Power