Power always has to be kept in check power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
William Proxmire

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Confucius

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
M Scott Peck

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Mark Twain

I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Neil Armstrong

The greatest and most amiable privilege which the rich enjoy over the poor is that which they exercise the least--the privilege of making others happy.
Charles Caleb Colton

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

I repeat...that all power is a trust that we are accountable for its exercise that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist.
Benjamin Disraeli

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
Blaine Lee

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith

What was significant about the laughter . . . was not just the fact that it provides internal exercise for a person . . .a form of jogging for the innards, but that it creates a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work, too.
Norman Cousins

Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
Joseph Addison

The maxim that people should not have a right till they are ready to exercise it properly, is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Thomas B. Macaulay

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Oscar Wilde

When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.
Alexander Hamilton

Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Clive Staples Lewis

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud

Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin

Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.
Richard Milhous Nixon

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.
Bertrand Russell

Everyday happiness means getting up in the morning, and you can't wait to finish your breakfast. You can't wait to do your exercises. You can't wait to put on your clothes. You can't wait to get out -- and you can't wait to come home, because the soup is hot.
George Burns

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.
Thomas Jefferson

I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Thomas Jefferson

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
Thomas Jefferson

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
Thomas Jefferson

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham

When one has great gifts, what answer to the meaning of existence should one require beyond the right to exercise them
Wystan Hugh Auden

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Jacques Martin Barzun

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Dr.

Irresponsible power is inconsistent with liberty, and must corrupt those who exercise it.
John Calhoun

To be good, we must do good and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
Tryon Edwards

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.
Michael J. Gelb

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

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
Titus Livius

Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry Robinson Luce

The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele

The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest.
Barbara M. White

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
Elie Wiesel

Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Aristophanes

The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Carl Barzun

To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.
Karl von Bonstetten

Dig where the gold isunless you just need some exercise.
John M. Capozzi

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
Konrad Lorenz

Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men.
Marcus Valerius Martialis

Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly.
James Rippe