We have collected the best Power Quotes by famous authors including Winston Churchill, Pamela Meyer, Ryan Holiday, Alan Keyes, Giulio Andreotti and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
Lying is a cooperative act. Think about it. A lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance. Its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie.
We all have goals: We want to matter. We want to be important. We want to have freedom and power to pursue our creative work. We want respect from our peers and recognition for our accomplishments. Not out of vanity or selfishness, but of an earnest desire to fulfill our personal potential.
Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients.
Power wears out those who don’t have it.
Kanye West is a brilliant poet and artist. He and I work in a very similar way. We feel the vibration, the power of something, and it inspires us to create, whether it is music or design. It is the same process. Working with Kanye is a joy and great privilege. In 2012, we did collaboration together.
You will not tell me that you accept me. You will not tell me that you tolerate me. That is not your power. I take that from you. You will respect me for who I am.
I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
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
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
John F. Kennedy
Nation should be rest assured Pakistan is a safe atomic power. No one can cast an evil eye on it.
Abdul Qadeer Khan
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.
George A. Smith
Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
William Henry Harrison
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
It’s a life’s journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
The stage is my first love. It gives me immense self-satisfaction, a sort of power because a stage actor carries the audience along; it’s a live performance; spontaneity is its soul.
Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.
Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Thomas J. Watson
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society.
Coretta Scott King
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Whatever my aims and agendas were, I never asked for power.
Power to the peaceful!
I’ve been kind of embracing my own power and really getting in touch with my inner goddess.
With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It’s nothing new.
When gasoline and rubber are rationed, electric power and transport facilities are becoming increasingly scarce, and manpower shortages are developing, it is difficult for people to understand their increased use for other than the most vital needs of war.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
We have all been told that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I have long thought this is nonsense.
The universal utilization of water power and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.
Just by making a decision to stay out of politics, you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it, if you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it.
Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.
New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself.
The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.
Friedrich August von Hayek
We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
My life is storytelling. I believe in stories, in their incredible power to keep people alive, to keep the living alive, and the dead.
They who gain applause and power by pandering to the mistakes, the prejudices and passions of the multitude are the enemies of liberty.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Comebacks don’t seem likely when your back is up against the wall and your hope is depleted. But if you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to reverse the irreversible in your life.
Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.
Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts all obstacles, and effects what to any other power would be impossible.
Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.
Orison Swett Marden
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
An elusive, enigmatic aura will make people want to know more, drawing them into your circle. Create such a power by hinting at something contradictory within you.
The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
As algorithms push humans out of the job market, wealth and power might become concentrated in the hands of the tiny elite that owns the all-powerful algorithms, creating unprecedented social and political inequality. Alternatively, the algorithms might themselves become the owners.
Yuval Noah Harari
I think that if your approach is one where you don’t want to alienate anybody, you’re going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you’re offering to such an extent that it doesn’t have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.
Louise L. Hay
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
John Greenleaf Whittier
The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.
I think that if you don’t do the full analysis of what the origin of the electrical power is, where it comes from, how you get batteries into these cars, what the cost is in terms of CO2 and the environment, I think the analysis that we are going to save the planet with electric cars is nonsense.
Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
Benjamin F. Wade
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
John F. Kennedy
I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out, and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
It’s worth pointing out that conflicts between racially oppressed people often result from the fact that colonialism worked on divide and rule. Certain ethnic, religious, racial or indigenous groups were deliberately privileged over others in order to create a sense of investment in upholding the power structure.
Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done.
The notion of superhumans is using bioengineering and artificial intelligence to upgrade human abilities. If they use the power to change themselves, to change their own minds, their own desires, then we have no idea what they will want to do.
Yuval Noah Harari
I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that’s the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles de Gaulle
Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Engineering or technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort, to improve productivity, etc.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
The power of social media is it forces necessary change.
There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
George Bernard Shaw
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
There’s nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.
When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.
Ezra Taft Benson
This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Born in poverty, he will take supreme power. He will bankrupt the country. Raising an army in the Milanese marches, he will drain Faenza and Florence of gold and people.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
Purchasing power is a license to purchase power.
In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
John J. Sirica
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
Charles de Gaulle
Ignorance is not too dangerous. If you combine it with power, then this is a toxic mix.
Yuval Noah Harari
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe
If you want to be a woman in power, then empower other women.
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
If you stay true to yourself and true to your vision and your own values, you can power through and make an impact on modern life.
A vibrant civil society can challenge those in power by documenting corruption or uncovering activities like the murder of political enemies. In democracies, this function is mostly performed by the media, NGOs or opposition parties.
I would encourage you: be informed – knowledge is power.
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
John W. Foster
There is a power in God’s gospel beyond all description.
Magic is a state of mind. It is often portrayed as very black and gothic, and that is because certain practitioners played that up for a sense of power and prestige. That is a disservice. Magic is very colorful. Of this, I am sure.
Order is power.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw
In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Truth is powerful and it prevails.
The 21st century is going to be the American century. Because we lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. That is the history of the journey of America.
People already have bionic arms and legs that work by the power of thought. And we increasingly outsource mental and communicative activities to computers. We are merging with our smartphones. Very soon, they will just be part of the body.
Yuval Noah Harari
If you don’t give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don’t hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.
The church is not a political power; it’s not a party, but it’s a moral power.
Pope Benedict XVI
There is a power in public opinion in this country – and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers – which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
Martin Van Buren
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
If anyone has a vested interest in space solar power, it would have to be me.
The permanent power brokers of this city are the columnists.
Hugh Newell Jacobsen
When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.
Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort.
There’s a lack of people in power that are motivated by the idea of helping people.
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.
Embrace your fear. Imagine what you’re most afraid of, touch it and hold it so that you rob it of its power.
The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II
What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power?
When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
Norman Vincent Peale
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
A. J. P. Taylor
Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great
The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.
A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution.
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
I believe that every leader has a right to implement his own policy. But when I see things that are done that are not right – abuse of power, wrong approaches, wrong strategies, making use of foreign consultants, including those discarded by other countries – I feel that I have to have my say.
All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Being reminded about the incredible power of God’s love, and living as He intended, is the most powerful motivation to change.
Control is the source of strategic power.
It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one’s power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will.
Where educators are raising and combining their voices, the seeds of positive change have emerged. Collective voice, exercised through the union, is power – the power to drive real change for our kids, families and communities.
The point of journalism is to hold people in positions of power accountable.
The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.
Hunter S. Thompson
Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.
Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
Henry A. Wallace
Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can’t be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom.
Nawal El Saadawi
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.
Marian Wright Edelman
The power of live music is vast. Live music is a wonderful way to spend some time.
Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
There’s power in naming yourself, in proclaiming to the world that this is who you are. Wielding this power is often a difficult step for many transgender people because it’s also a very visible one.
The way to have power is to take it.
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.
Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we’ve forgotten about our inner power.
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
Bernard Law Montgomery
What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media… So we must try to use social media in a good way.
I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.
The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds – but we still have the power to change our own.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
When money is controlled by a few it gives that few an undue power and control over labor and the resources of the country. Labor will have its best return when the laborer can control its disposal.
The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain – a magic wand in Nature’s hand – every devout mountaineer knows its power; but the marvelous beauty value of what the Scotch call a breckan in a still dell, what poet has sung this?
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of.
You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.
In the twilight, it was a vision of power.
But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful.
The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
Unions are about the collective leverage, the power of numbers versus the power of capital.
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a 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.
Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
Every day alive in the ‘Power’ world is a beautiful day.
Brandon Victor Dixon
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance.
Sometimes you have to not just dream about what could be – you get out and push and you pull and you preach. And you create a climate and environment to get those in high places, to get men and women of good will in power to act.
Education is the development of power and ideal.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I believe the gun has no power at all.
No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!
There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators.
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Social acceptance, ‘being liked,’ has so much power because it holds the feelings of loneliness at bay.
Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
John Henrik Clarke
Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
Richard J. Daley
Never underestimate the power of anyone’s story… anyone’s life.
You have to go to what the essence of what Pennywise is about – the dark power of adulthood. It’s not coincidence all the grown-ups in town are evil. This is not a story about a monster. It’s a story about the end of childhood.
Everyone has a part to play. We have the power. You can do it.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.
Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other’s.
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar spent on making the world a comparatively dirtier and a more dangerous place, because nuclear power and nuclear weapons go hand in hand.
Mark Z. Jacobson
It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them.
We will use political power as a tool to improve the lives of the people.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
One of the greatest rebels, who I really admire: Christ. He was a rebel. He ended up being crucified. He was a great rebel. He rebelled against the established power that subjugated.
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
Robert Charles Winthrop
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game.
Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation – not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!
No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.
Power has no limits.
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
If I said it once, I’ll say it again: ‘We have the power to change everything.’
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
C. S. Lewis
By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
I didn’t become an actor to have power, but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities.
Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
David O. McKay
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
I feel as though, if you’re able to control your dreams, you have more power and control over your mind, like you could reach more areas of your mind. Therefore, I feel like it creates the ability for you to achieve more things in reality.
You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.
More and more I think of privatisation as being not just about the takeover of resources and power by corporate interests, but as the retreat of citizens to private life and private space, screened from solidarity with strangers and increasingly afraid or even unable to imagine acting in public.
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
Dictators fall when they’re overconfident; they stay in power when they’re paranoid.
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
A king without power is an absurdity.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
Vincent Van Gogh
It is easy to predict that some of the discoveries of research directed towards Grand Challenges – but only the most unexpected ones, and at the most unexpected times – will be the basis of revolutionary improvements in the way that we exploit the power of our future computing devices.
Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
A politician’s goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.
My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
Because of the power of neuroplasticity, you can, in fact, reframe your world and rewire your brain so that you are more objective. You have the power to see things as they are so that you can respond thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively to everything you experience.
I am a woman, and I am a Latina. Those are the things that make my writing distinctive. Those are the things that give my writing power.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Robert A. Heinlein
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
All facts prove that the Saenuri Party is a group of traitors who stoop to any infamy to realize its ambition to seize power.
As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.
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.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel’s song, which had lost its way and come on Earth, and sang on undyingly, smiting the hearts of men with sweetest wounds, and putting for the while an angel’s nature into us.
Frederick William Faber
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Calmness is the cradle of power.
Josiah Gilbert Holland
To have command is to have all the power you will ever need. To have all the power you will ever need, is to have the world in the palm of you hand.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
If the Devil can only make you think that you are abused or ill treated, and you begin to fret about it, and you give the Devil power over you – in the end, it is as bad as though you had done wrong yourself.
Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.
Gordon B. Hinckley
But only art and music have the power to bring peace.
There is no limit to the power of loving.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Part of the problem is there are people in Washington, D.C. in positions of power to whom the border is just a nuisance, and I think some of them believe that illegal immigration is a moral good. It is not. It undermines legal immigration.
Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.
Ellen G. White
We now have to see our country surrender to the enemy without demonstrating our power up to 120 percent. We are now on a course for a humiliating peace – or, rather, a humiliating surrender.
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Social media is a very, very powerful tool. It also gives power to tools.
There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe.
John M. Grunsfeld
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once it slips, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Make your reputation unassailable.
The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
Louise L. Hay
I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.
The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
Music has the power to inspire the world.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I’m a true believer in the strength of teamwork, in the power of dreams, and in the absolute necessity of a support structure.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Pearl S. Buck
My life will not be defined by a single political campaign. Those will come and go. But what has driven me to run for elected office in the past still drives me today: the knowledge that heroes do walk among us with tremendous strength and power.
Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
The best people to have power are the ones who don’t want it.
If kids can forget their own mothers but still have a sense of comrade Lenin, then Soviet power really is here to stay!
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Thomas J. Watson
A nuclear power reactor is just a fancy way of boiling water.
Once all the power goes out, there will still be human beings standing together around a campfire, playing acoustic guitars.
I believe in one power, and that is the hand of God. I respect all religions.
The advantage of the analytical approach is that it is widely applicable, and it can provide a considerable amount of quantitative information even with a relatively poor resolving power.
Christian de Duve
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
O thou great, unknown Power! Thou Almighty God, who hast lighted up reason in my breast and blessed me with immortality! I have frequently wandered from that order and regularity necessary for the perfection of thy works, yet thou hast never left me nor forsaken me.
Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
Anyone who has seen the auto factories in Detroit and the oil fields in Texas knows that Japan lacks the national power for a naval race with America.
Having power and being in a position of power can really blur your judgement, and it’s not always that clear.
It is not according to my mode of doing things, to bring a suit against a man that I have the power in my own hands to punish.
Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The story being told in ‘Star Wars’ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
If you’re lucky enough to be famous, then it’s great if you can use your fame and the power your fame gives you to draw attention to things that really matter.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
The point – the power to hurt – of all figures lies in the truthfulness of their application.
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Theodor W. Adorno
Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.
Catherine the Great
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
Music has the power to divert the violent minds.
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
Henry A. Wallace
Freedom is a man’s natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.
I want to remind the new generation about the power of old school romance.
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
A physician’s physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric’s divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong.
The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
Our democracy is designed to speak truth to power.
Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.
James A. Garfield
Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer – and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The only countries that have successfully moved from fossil fuels to low-carbon power have done so with the help of nuclear energy.
You know, if you think about it, the most powerful people on this earth probably never raise their voices – they just say it and people hop to, because they have that power.
I love long power walks in the countryside.
All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a ‘power’ breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
The power and energy sectors are the biggest constituents of the infrastructure sector. If you ignore them, no development will happen.
I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.
Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
Michael C. Burgess
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.
The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
The future condition of the conquered power depends on the will of the conquerer.
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
Nuclear power is a young technology – there’s so much more to be discovered. That’s what makes it so exciting to me. Yes, there are problems, but innovative people are going to be able to come up with solutions and bring the technology to its full potential.
Flags are about proclaiming power… that visibility is key to our success and to our justice.
I’m not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that.
I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society’s care.
Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high.
P. V. Sindhu
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.
Richard P. Feynman
Never underestimate the power of the ocean.
We really have the power to illuminate all negative things in our life, but we have to find that light source inside of us and really tap in with it and reconnect with it.
What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
C. S. Lewis
I feel like knowledge is power: If you know how to take care of yourself, you can be a better version of yourself.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.
There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.
Strong government doesn’t mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration – in other words, ‘good governance.’
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
Information flow is what the Internet is about. Information sharing is power. If you don’t share your ideas, smart people can’t do anything about them, and you’ll remain anonymous and powerless.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
The only power you have is the word no.
The United States is the world’s best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.
Henry Cabot Lodge
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill
The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world’s definitions.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The better we understand how identities and power work together from one context to another, the less likely our movements for change are to fracture.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn’t come from money, and I didn’t come from circles of power. I didn’t come from the country club; I came from the town park.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
George P. Shultz
Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.
Religion is never the problem; it’s the people who use it to gain power.
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.
When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John F. Kennedy
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William E. Gladstone
People have the power to redeem the work of fools.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
I don’t have power or money and one-sided media support or the inclination to stoop to any level for the sake of power.
Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
It was very lucky for me as a writer that I studied the physical sciences rather than English. I wrote for my own amusement. There was no kindly English professor to tell me for my own good how awful my writing really was. And there was no professor with the power to order me what to read, either.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
Power is the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you. It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human nature, of what truly motivates people, and of the manipulations necessary for advancement and protection.
Swimming has its educational value – mental, moral, and physical – in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
Theodor W. Adorno
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O’Rourke
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Force always attracts men of low morality.
I’m not motivated by money or power or fame. In the end, it doesn’t bring much happiness. The only thing that is driving me is self-satisfaction, self-validation.
William Clay Ford, Jr.
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercy, not guns and a badge.
I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.
Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.
A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.
The nature of power in the modern world is that it is also constructed in relation to political, moral, intellectual, cultural, ideological, sexual questions.
Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.
J. G. Ballard
The strategic adversary is fascism… the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.
God gave me the power. God showed me the way. He helps me and gives me support and it’s my job to get that message out.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
When you have the power of music within your soul and your heart, nothing can stop you.
Telling stories and having them received is so important. That dialogue is everything. I tell my students all the time that what separates us as human beings is our ability to hold stories. Our narrative history. There is so much power in that. Storytelling is our human industry.
If we all give our power to one person, that’s what the world will be. If we all decide to make the world a beautiful place, it’ll be a beautiful place.
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
Mary McLeod Bethune
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Hand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men’s lives.
You can’t call any one person the devil. Because no one person has the power to be the devil.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
When I went out on tour as Bing Hitler I would hook up with Lenny and we’d get drunk together. He was always very supportive. He was a big star and a lot of what he said to me had power and impact. Apart from that, I just like him.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
I really like how the characters always has to go through some type of long journey that’s like a crazy struggle. And these anime shows give women power. She’s always the queen or somebody that you cannot beat – I love that.
Megan Thee Stallion
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Enthusiasm… the sustaining power of all great action.
Knowledge is power.
I know it’s a cliche. But, like, literally, I want to create an empire of dozens of talent under me to take my power and multiply it so that I become bigger than myself.
Hatred will always give birth to more and more hate, and love has the power to demolish the borders between us.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
When I finished ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ I realised that Faulkner had not lost his power over me.
The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
Everyone has power. But it doesn’t help if you don’t use it.
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
You can have the power to destroy, but it doesn’t give you the power to reform, or improve, or build.
George R. R. Martin
The soft power of science has the potential to reshape global diplomacy.
I’m obsessed with the power of music and image together. There’s also something about music videos that are incredibly glamorous – there’s a fetishistic aesthetic to them that you don’t really see in movies in the same way.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P. J. O’Rourke
Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
Gravity may put the planets into motion, but without the divine Power, it could never put them into such a circulating motion as they have about the Sun; and therefore, for this as well as other reasons, I am compelled to ascribe the frame of this System to an intelligent Agent.
We needed something to express our joy, our beauty, our power. And the rainbow did that.
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
A good villain exudes charisma and power. He has principles, though; that just gives him a level of dimension. It makes him seem to be a bit unpredictable, because he’s usually deemed as some type of evil, ruthless person, and then he shows you his principles, and you don’t know what to think of it.
Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.
Don’t underestimate the cosmetic power of sunglasses. It’s worth spending a bit of money on a quality pair. I usually go for Dior or Louis Vuitton.
Dita Von Teese
Politics is not about power.
If we want to reduce poverty and misery, if we want to give to every deserving individual what is needed for a safe existence of an intelligent being, we want to provide more machinery, more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Character is power.
Booker T. Washington
Once you’ve built the big machinery of political power, remember you won’t always be the one to run it.
P. J. O’Rourke
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.
The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.
Every single person has the power to change the world and help people.
It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
Everything is generated through your own will power.
We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.
I think people really underestimate the power of just wanting to do it, and hard work, and competitive spirit, and preparation.
Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown
Money: power at its most liquid.
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
J. K. Rowling
Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honore de Balzac
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.
I have a lot of power. Here, I can decide: training at six in the morning! Training 11 in the night! But my style is not to impose. I would like to convince the players of what they are doing. This takes more time.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.
Orison Swett Marden
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
My relationship to power and authority is that I’m all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
What brings you closer to God is being in service to others. I think any religion or spiritual way of life will indicate that service to others will lead to a connection with a higher power.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Leonardo da Vinci
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
George W. Bush
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.