No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Bitterness imprisons life love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life love empowers it. Bitterness sours life love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life love heals it. Bitterness blinds life love anoints its eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Lyndon B. Johnson

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

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw

Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,Then beauty is its own excuse for beingWhy thou wert there, O rival of the roseI never sought to ask, I never knewBut, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good intention clothes itself with power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can't motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles.
Scott Adams

Be fully in the moment,open yourself to the powerful energies dancing around you.
Ernest Hemingway

The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth.
La Rochefoucauld

Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown

Nothing else in the world...not all the armies...is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

Dream no small dreams. They have no power to stir the souls of men.
Victor Hugo

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
George Eliot

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Johann von Goethe

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components love, adventure, power and fame.
Johann von Goethe

Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping, and watching for the morrow,-- He knows ye not, ye gloomy Powers.
Johann von Goethe

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Vince Lombardi

This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.
Herodotus

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted and pure love without power is destroyed.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling

To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful.
Sallust

Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute, but they all worship money.
Mark Twain

The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
Mark Twain

Those who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. Thus, there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court awed by the fear of an armed people.
Aristotle

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

Time crumbles things everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
Aristotle

It is not enough to show people how to live better there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
Marya Mannes

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of al evil, the sum of all blessings.
Carl Sandburg

The conscience of a people is their power.
John Dryden

Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.
Thomas Fuller

I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, and receives new truth as an angel from Heaven.
Woody Allen

The three great apostles of practical atheism, that make converts without persecuting, and retain them without preaching, are wealth, health, and power.
Charles Caleb Colton

No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Charles Caleb Colton

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
Charles Caleb Colton

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill

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

A Human Thought is an actual Existence, and a Force and Power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind.
Albert Pike

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

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
Abraham Lincoln

Corporations have been enthroned .... An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people... until wealth is aggregated in a few hands ... and the Republic is destroyed.
Abraham Lincoln

Every good communist should know that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Tse Tung

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is easier to talk about money -- and much easier to talk about sex -- than it is to talk about power. People who have it deny it people who want it do not want to appear to hunger for it and people who engage in its machinations do so secretly.
Smiley Blanton

The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
Henry Ward Beecher

Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
Kahlil Gibran

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
Kahlil Gibran

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
George Orwell

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
Benjamin Disraeli

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 more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Benjamin Disraeli

I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to.
Harry S Truman

Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.
Harry S Truman

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Power (n) The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.
Anon.

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.
Stephen King

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

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinger

The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
Henry Kissinger

If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.
Buddha

Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
P. J. O'Rourke

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.
P. J. O'Rourke

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Gladstone

Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.
Laurence J. Peter

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.
Richard Bach

To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
Jane Fonda

Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

Who is wise He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful He that governs his passions. Who is rich He who is content. Who is that Nobody.
Benjamin Franklin

We are born to action and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.
Charles Horton Cooley

No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.
Plutarch

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
Jacob Chanowski

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
Michael Pritchard

Wealth may be an ancient thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty.
James Russell Lowell

Truth has beauty, power and necessity.
Sylvia Ashton-Warner

To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.
G. C. Lichtenberg

Believe in yourself Have faith in your abilities Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy
Norman Vincent Peale

O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.
Robert Burns

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honore' de Balzac

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Euripides

I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
Euripides

I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing of the Muses I have been versed in the reasonings of men but Fate is stronger than anything I have known.
Euripides

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
Leonardo DaVinci

Man has responsiblity, not power. Tuscarora
American Indian Proverb

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Baltasar Gracian

The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
Baltasar Gracian

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
Erich Fromm

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Brigham Young

Austin Powers No doubt, love, but as long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence-free environment, I'll be sound as a pound
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers Do I make you horny Randy Do I make you horny, baby, yeah, do I
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers Yeah, baby, yeah
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

Lady you berefit me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers.
William Shakespeare

The devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape.
William Shakespeare

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
Aesop

Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Simone Weil

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

The full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - definition of happiness by John F. Kennedy.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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 his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon

Men in Great Place are thrice Servants Servants of the Sovereign or State Servants of Fame and Servants of Business It is strange desire to seek Power and to lose Liberty.
Francis Bacon

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
Colin Wilson

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
John Burroughs

Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.
Alexander Hamilton

Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger and as, in the latter state, even the individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradually induced, by a like motive to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful.
Alexander Hamilton

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
Sir Winston Churchill

So they the Government go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
Sir Winston Churchill

Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.
Aldous Huxley

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Aldous Huxley

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Hellen Keller

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
John W. Gardner

Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents.
John W. Gardner

The world is too much with us late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powersLittle we see in Nature that is oursWe have given our hearts away, a sordid boon
William Wordsworth

CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
Arthur C. Clarke

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
Henry Miller

A man of good will with a little effort and belief in his own powers can enjoy a deep, tranquil, rich life -- provided he go his own way. He need not and should not think of making a good living, but rather of creating a good life for himself. To live one's own life is still the best way of life, always was, and always will be.
Henry Miller

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
Clarence Darrow

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Eric Hoffer

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
Eric Hoffer

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
Eric Hoffer

It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
Eric Hoffer

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Ayn Rand

The secret of all power is - save your force. If you want high pressure you must choke off waste.
Joseph Farrell

The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Theodore Roosevelt

The United States has the power to destroy the world, but not the power to save it alone.
Margaret Mead

Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it.
Peter Lynch

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton

It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire people there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.
Lord Acton

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus

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

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

The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces what they want is control. Control over behavior power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.
Ursula K. LeGuin

Everyone's got it in him, if he'll only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities, There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.
Charles Schwab

Tony Montana In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
Scarface

My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future. (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford)
Richard Milhous Nixon

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

Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.
A Bartlett Giamatti

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
Bertrand Russell

One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power.
Bertrand Russell

A student is not a professional athlete. ... He is not a little politician or junior senator looking for angles ... an amateur promoter, a glad-hander, embryo Rotarian, caf-society leader, quiz kid or man about town. A student is a person who is learning to fulfill his powers and to find ways of using them in the service of mankind.
Harold Taylor

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. (Powers of Mind, 1975)
Adam Smith

We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great gleaming nerve-centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us or Venus But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time... Now all this is literally true, as men knew in the great past and as they will know again.
D. H. Lawrence

Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
Stephen Covey

When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success.
Orison Swett Marden

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
Robert Frost

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a
Samuel Johnson

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
Samuel Johnson

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Edmund Burke

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke

The wise determine from the gravity of the case the irritable, from sensibility to oppression the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.
Edmund Burke

Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.
Japanese Proverb

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.
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

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

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington

Character is power.
Booker T. Washington

What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise
William Carlos Williams

Most tax revisions didn't improve the system, they made it more like Washington itself complicated, unfair, cluttered with gobbledygook and loopholes designed for those with the power and influence to hire high-priced legal and tax advisers.
Ronald Reagan

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
Henri de Lubac

Answer That you are here---that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Walt Whitman

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
Hermann Hesse

Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.
B. F. Skinner

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He who has great power should use it lightly.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it.
Roger Starr

Uncle Ben With great power, comes great responsibility.
Spider-Man

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

The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government, presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government.
George Washington

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Carl Sagan

Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
Ovid

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Seneca

Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long.
Seneca

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Vaclav Havel

Use power to curb power.
Chinese Proverb

The love of liberty is the love of others the love of power is the love of ourselves.
William Hazlitt

We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Albert Einstein

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
Albert Einstein

We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.
Albert Einstein

Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.
Albert Einstein

As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.
Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein

As long as Nazi violence was unleashed only, or mainly, against the Jews, the rest of the world looked on passively and even treaties and agreements were made with the patently criminal government of the Third Reich.... The doors of Palestine were closed to Jewish immigrants, and no country could be found that would admit those forsaken people. They were left to perish like their brothers and sisters in the occupied countries. We shall never forget the heroic efforts of the small countries, of the Scandinavian, the Dutch, the Swiss nations, and of individuals in the occupied part of Europe who did all in their power to protect Jewish lives.
Albert Einstein

Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.
Charles Dudley Warner

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Miguel de Cervantes

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Kareem Abdul-Jabar

When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
Geoffrey F. Albert

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Emerich Edward Dalbert

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Douglas Noel Adams

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
Henry Adams

A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Adams

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
John Quincy Adams

Men moving only in an official circle are apt to become merely official -- not to say arbitrary -- in their ideas, and are apter and apter with each passing day to forget that they only hold power in a representative capacity.
William Adams

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
William Adams

Contemplate thy powers, contemplate thy wants and thy connections so shalt thou discover the duties of life, and be directed in all thy ways.
Akhenaton

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Alcaeus

The worst thing that can be said of the most powerful is that they can take your life but the same thing can be said of the most weak.
Eric Ambler

Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within there lies the power to persuade, there the life,--there, if one must speak out, the real man.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Courage consists of the power of self-recovery.
Julie Arabi

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.
Hannah Arendt

Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.
Pietro Aretino

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Louis

As long as we think we can save ourselves by our own will power, we will only make the evil in us stronger than ever.
Heini Arnold

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
Margaret Atwood

Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt nine out of ten have the inclination.
Paul Aubuchon

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient at others, so bewildered and so weak and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control We are, to be sure, a miracle every way but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.
Jane Austen

In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.
Jane Austen

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
George Baker

Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self, in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one's nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes, discerned. This trust in one's nakedness is all that gives one the power to change one's robes.
James Arthur Baldwin

The instinct to command others, in its primitive essence, is a carnivorous, altogether bestial and savage instinct. Under the influence of the mental development of man, it takes on a somewhat more ideal form and becomes somewhat ennobled, presenting itself as the instrument of reason and the devoted servant of that abstraction, or political fiction, which is called the public good. But in its essence it remains just as baneful, and it becomes even more so when, with the application of science, it extends its scope and intensifies the power of its action. If there is a devil in history, it is this power principle.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin

Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.
Erastus Flavel Beadle

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know EXACTLY what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.
Alexander Graham Bell

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Stephen Vincent Benet

All power in human hands is liable to be abused.
Sarah Bernhardt

The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
Mary Bertone

This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

Whether he admits it or not, a man has been brought up to look at money as a sign of his virility, a symbol of his power, a bigger phallic symbol than a Porsche.
Victoria Billings

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
Jim

Hear me, four quarters of the world - a relative I am Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
Black Elk

There are questions of real power and then there are questions of phony authority. You have to break through the phony authority to begin to fight the real questions of power.
Angel Blessing

Lust of power burns more fiercely than all the passions combined.
Blessing Irish

The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than you are.
Ludwig Boerne

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure
Nicolas Boileau

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Edward De Bono

What makes the difference between a Nation that is truly great and one that is merely rich and powerful It is the simple things that make the difference. Honesty, knowing right from wrong, openness, self-respect, and the courage of conviction.
David L Boren

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Phyllis Bottome

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Nadia Boulanger

Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks.
Carol Botwin

The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth ... it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family We remain connected, even against our wills.
Anthony Brandt

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Fawn M. Brodie

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
Phillips Brooks

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.
Phillips Brooks

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown

The qualities that get a man into power are not those that lead him, once established, to use power wisely.
Lyman Bryson

If you can impress any man with an absorbing conviction of the supreme importance of some moral or religious doctrine if you can make him believe that those who reject that doctrine are doomed to eternal perdition if you then give that man power, and by means of his ignorance blind him to the ulterior consequences of his own act,-he will infallibly persecute those who deny his doctrine.
Henry Thomas Buckle

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.
Dr.

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 Herbert Walker Bush

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
Eric Butterworth

Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
James F. Byrnes

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert

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

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.
Julia Margaret Cameron

Jesus' ministry was clearly defined, and the alternatives to the illusion and temptations of the desert were spelled out. A choice was made--life abundant, full, and free for all. Make no mistake about it, the day that choice was made, Jesus became suspect. That day in the temple he sealed the fate already prepared for him. How was the world to understand one who rejected an offer of power and control
Joan B. Campbell

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.
Rachel Carson

The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
Willa Sibert Cather

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. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Neville Chamberlain

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, and the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

There is no reason to accept the doctrines crafted to sustain power and privilege, or to believe that we are constrained by mysterious and unknown social laws. These are simply decisions made within institutions that are subject to human will and that must face the test of legitimacy. And if they do not meet the test, they can be replaced by other institutions that are more free and more just, as has happened often in the past.
Noam Chomsky

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley

The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.
Barbara Colorose

When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Emile Coue

The power of one is above all things The power to believe in yourself Often well beyond any latent ability previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, The body is simply the means it uses.
Bryce Courtenay

The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Crossman

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
M. Shawn Covey

As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
Tench Coxe

We haven't got the power to destroy the planet -- or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.
Michael Crichton

The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.
Charles Robert Darwin

The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
Robyn Davidson

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles De Gaulle

Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.
Midge Dector

Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria

Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being.
The Dhammapada

The American male at the peak of his physical powers and appetites, driving 160 big white horses across the scenes of an increasingly open society, with weekend money in his pocket and with little prior exposure to trouble and tragedy, personifies an accident going to happen.
John Sloan Dickey

It was all right to talk about it. They made plans. They had a moment's vision, a fleeting dream. But in the end, some lack in their moral fiber, some gnawing, nibbling fear held them back. They never started. They stayed where they were. They dropped back. They failed somehow to release within themselves that power which lies in every individual, and is released only when he starts forward in a straight line for the object about which he has dreamed. The man who never starts, never feels that sense of power.
Ray Dickinson

Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions... that laws were like cobwebs, --for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
Laertius Diogenes

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.
Steve Droke

Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, Trust me, they're actually being very un-American.
David Duchovny

The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity with its highest powers it touches Eternity, with its lower Time.
Johannes Meister Eckhart

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

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
Tryon Edwards

I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen.
Abd Er-Rahman III

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
Michael Faraday

Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a confiding thought, a simple movement of heart towards God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and the courage that we need.
Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon

Either you think--or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
F Scott

Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
Jean de La Fontaine

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Paulo Freire

We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes.
William Fullbright

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
Shakti Gawain

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.
Henry George

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.
Maurice Godelier

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.
Ellen Goodman

Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
Nadine Gordimer

If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.
Charles Gordon

The true beauty of nature is her amplitude she exists neither for nor because of us, and possesses a staying power that all our nuclear arsenals cannot threaten (much as we can easily destroy our puny selves).
Stephen Jay Gould

Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
Katharine Graham

Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion by maintained by it.
Germaine Greer

The will to believe is perhaps the most powerful, but certainly the most dangerous human attribute.
John P. Grier

Creation and redemption are the spheres in which these glories are displayed. In creation we see the eternal power and deity that belong to God alone (Rom. 120) while a deeper and richer glory is unfolded in the wondrous cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. There God is fully revealed, not only in terms of His dominion and deity, but in His holiness, love, and grace. At the Cross I learn what creation could never tell me--who God is and what He is to me, a guilty sinner. God is love therefore, He is both light and life. A Savior-God What marvelous grace and glory.
William Hallman

Did is a word of achievement Won't is a word of defeat Might is a word of bereavement Can't is a word of defeat Ought is a word of duty Try is a word each hour Will is a word of beauty Can is a word of power.
Gerard Hargraves

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

Why do we love the sea It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
Robert Henri

You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed.
Napolean Hill

Desire creates the power.
Raymond Holliwell

A child's hand in yours -- what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.
Marjorie Holmes

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a world-wide depression all by myself.
Herbert Clark Hoover

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
Thomas Hughes

What in fact have I achieved, however much it may seem Bits and pieces trivialities. But here they won't tolerate anything else, or anything more. If I wanted to take one step in advance of the current views and opinions of the day, that would put paid to any power I have. Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society We are society's tools, neither more nor less.
Henrik Ibsen

Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.
Henrik Ibsen

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

Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.
Yoshimi Ishikawa

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
Clive James

Television is simultaneously blamed, often by the same people, for worsening the world and for being powerless to change it.
Clive James

Whoever has the greatest command of the language, holds the power.
Susan Johnson

Refrain from doing ill for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds we are all to prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved.
Juvenal

Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes no use of thinking, honoring it's value and it's power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thought as thought rather than getting caught up in them as reality.
Jon Kabit-Zinn

It is easier to talk about money -- and much easier to talk about sex -- than it is to talk about power. People who have it deny it people who want it do not want to appear to hunger for it and people who engage in its machinations do so secretly.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev

Asking to meet with Italian businessmen instead of government officials. I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.
T. Starr King

The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
J. Martin Kohe

Take all your dukes and marquesses and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it.
Charles Krauthammer

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Dedication and responsibility, Far beyond the laws governed by man, Releases the power within you, To attain all the wisdom of the universe.
Christine Lane

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John Lehman

A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.
Primo Levi

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Lord Macaulay

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
Shirley MacLaine

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
James Madison

The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
Andre Malraux

By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun.
Katherine Mansfield

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
General George Catlett Marshall

It's the Brady Act taking manpower and crime-fighting capability off the streets.
Dennis Martin

Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.
Giuseppe Mazzini

Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'.
Michael McClary

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
Anne Elizabeth O'Hare McCormick

I want to know not his earning power but his yearning power.
David McCord

What should we emphasize in our teaching We learn much from Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. Paul mentored each and sent them out to the churches to encourage and instruct God's Children of Grace. Notice how often Paul uses the words 'command,' 'warn,' and 'remind' in his letters to Timothy and Titus. God wants us to be loving and gentle in the way we teach His children, but He also wants us to be strong, precise and decisive in what we declare. We are not 'asking' Christians to obey God's Word. We are 'telling' them what God commands. We have no special power in ourselves, but when we preach God's Word we have the 'Power' of God behind us Our preaching and teaching should be in the 'Power and Strength' of God. He gave us the responsibility and authority to declare His Word. We do it humbly, but we do it.
Mark McGee

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan

Stubbornness is also determination. It's simply a matter of shifting from won't power to will power.
Peter McWilliams

Put love first. Entertain thoughts that give life. And when a thought or resentment, or hurt, or fear comes your way, have another thought that is more powerful -- a thought that is love.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline.
Lewis Mumford

In this world no one rules by love if you are but amiable, you are no hero to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
John Henry Newman

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A. Newhouse

Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces obstinacy, it sharpens the sense of alienation and strengthens the power of resistance.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers.
Earl Nightingale

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

There are questions of real power and then there are questions of phony authority. You have to break through the phony authority to begin to fight the real questions of power.
Karen Nussbaum

The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.
Origen

Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Saskya Pandita

What power has law where only money rules.
Gaius Petronius

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Mary Pickford

The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Pittacus

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer

There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.
Pope Gregory The Great

There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world.
Sir Karl Popper

All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife . Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.
Beatrix Potter

God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always. Amen.
Alcoholics Anonymous Prayer

He who fears something gives it power over him.
Moorish Proverb

Man has responsibility, not power.
Tuscarora Proverb

The man who carried out the attack is still in power and still insane, so we shall expect another attack any minute. (On President Ronald Reagan)
Muammar Qaddafi

A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
Dixie Lee Ray

Part of the power of Emerson's individualism is his insistence, at crucial moments, that individualism does not mean isolation or self-sufficiency. This is not a paradox, for it is only the strong individual who can frankly concede the sometimes surprising extent of his own dependence.
Robert D. Richardson

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.
Anthony Robbins

American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good-will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
James Harvey Robinson

Power operates only destructively, bent always on forcing every manifestation of life into the straitjacket of its laws. Its intellectual form of expression is dead dogma, its physical form brute force. And this unintelligence of its objectives sets its stamp on its supporters also and renders them stupid and brutal, even when they were originally endowed with the best of talents. One who is constantly striving to force everything into a mechanical order at last becomes a machine himself and loses all human feeling.
Rudolph Rocker

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
John Ruskin

When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.
Bayard Rustin

Nothing is so powerful as gentleness nothing is so gentle as true strength.
Saint Francis de Sales

Women have more strengths in their looks than we have in our laws, and more power in their tears than we have by our arguments.
Saville

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Dr. Robert Schuller

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Eric Sevareid

Hope...is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
Samuel Smiles

Enthusiasm...the sustaining power of all great action.
Samuel Smiles

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.
Liz Smith

You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power -- he's free again.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
Lincoln Steffens

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

Nature is neutral. Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom only in men's souls.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

No power on earth or above the bottomless pit has such influence to terrorize and make cowards of men as the liquor power. Satan could not have fallen on a more potent instrument with which to thrall the world. Alcohol is king
Eliza Mother Stewart

No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.
J. Michael Straczynski

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
Meryl Streep

In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Jeremy Taylor

Where today are the Pequot Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer sun. Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear to us I know you will cry with me, NEVER NEVER.
Tecumseh

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson

Those who really deserve praise are the people who, while human enough to enjoy power, nevertheless pay more attention to justice than they are compelled to do by their situation.
Thucyclides

Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.
Thucyclides

Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy

Do you want to be a power in the world Then be yourself.
Ralph Waldo Trine

Creative power, is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic and as yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.
Thomas Troward

The wrong sort of people are always in power because they would not be in power if they were not the wrong sort of people.
Jon Wynne Tyson

Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.
Brenda Ueland

Fear is nothing except a drain of energy and Not a power unto itself. Trust in yourself, For therein lies the true power.
Unknown

What a pity that so many people rather believe their doubts And doubt their beliefs... Why don't we just decide to have no doubts, And believe your beliefs Fear and worry is just the mis-use of the creative powers We originally got to dream.
Unknown

History has proven, God has never given anyone a dream Without also including the power to achieve that dream It is up to us to claim the power and go after that dream, Or just claim , it was only a dream.
Unknown

All power corrupts, but we need the electricity.
Unknown

Numbers are essential, but not absolutely essential to strength. For many churches are numerically strong but lamentably weak spiritually. Numbers, then, are no display of spiritual power or strength.
W. T. Ussery

Three things are necessary to make every man great,every nation great1.Conviction of the powers of goodness.2.Absence of jealousy and suspicion.3.Helping all who are trying to be and do good.
Swami Vivekananda

If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
H. G. Wells

We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.
Paul Weyrich

The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Percy Whipple

The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Hugh White

Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them -- this is of the essence of leadership.
Theodore Harold White

The people of the South have rejected the constitutional amendment, and therefore we will march upon them and force them to adopt it at the point of the bayonet, and establish military power over them until they do adopt it.
John Whitehead

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous Actually, who are you not to be You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Woodrow Wilson

Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
Woodrow Wilson

Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power.
Oprah Winfrey

He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
W. Wirt

Of women I do not wish them to have power over men but over themselves.
Mary Wollstonecraft

Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.' Our principle is that the Communist Party commands the gun and the gun will never be allowed to command the Party.
Mao Zedong

This only is denied to God the power to undo the past.
Agathon

What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also
Lois McMaster Bujold

The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest human creature that walks.
Thomas Bailey

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

Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.
Martha Beck

The power to bring me out of solitude - or to push me back into it - had never belonged to another person. It was mine and only mine.
Martha Beck

History is powerful stuff. One day your world is fine. The next day it's knocked for a metaphysical loop. Was Napoleon really at Waterloo Would that change what I had for breakfast
Henry Bromel

Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
James Bridie

Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero

Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.
Lydia M. Child

Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is.
Sir William Draper

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components love, adventure, power and fame.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping, and watching for the morrow,-- He knows ye not, ye gloomy Powers.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beware of dissipating your powers strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
James A. Garfield

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.
Captain J. A. Hadfield

Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits.
Heloise

The body is a marvelous machine...a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels
Theodor Herzl

Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl Jung

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy

The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nations greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.
John F. Kennedy

All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power.
Allegra Kent

The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
Robert F. Kennedy

Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.
Basil King

To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.
Ninon de Lenclos

The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.
Barbara Mikkelson

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
Ezra Pound

It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful.
Phaedrus

The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box (their home), then travel the same road every day to another box (their office).
Faith Popcorn

It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
Quintilian

Integrity combined with faithfulness is a powerful force and worthy of great respect.
Real Live Preacher

The universe seems wondrous to me, with or without God. It has powerful lines and uncompromising ways. Patience and time sit like sages on the planets, strong and impersonal. There is a stark beauty to all of this.
Real Live Preacher

Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system.
Stuart Stevens

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure
Harry Shearer

I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought What the hell good would that do
Ronnie Shakes

The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.
Tina Turner

There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.
Cornelius Tacitus

The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
J. Arthur Thomson

In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

You see what power is - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them
Amy Tan

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart L. Udall

Great is truth, and all powerful.
Vulgate

A cult is a religion with no political power.
Tom Wolfe

You can make those promises with just as much passion the second time around. Such is the regenerative power of the human heart.
Marion Wink

Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.
Virginia Woolf

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