We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Power Quotes from Bernard Law Montgomery, Charles de Gaulle, John F. Kennedy, Samuel Johnson, Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
I didn’t become an actor to have power, but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.
There’s a lot more power in calm than in vituperation.
Modernity is a deal. The entire contract can be summarised in a single phrase: humans agree to give up meaning in exchange for power.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
There is no limit to the power of loving.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
People’s blessings give you the power to work tirelessly. The only thing required is commitment.
I’ll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power.
We now have to see our country surrender to the enemy without demonstrating our power up to 120 percent. We are now on a course for a humiliating peace – or, rather, a humiliating surrender.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.
Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.
Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others – its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path.
In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.
It’s not the honors and not the titles and not the power that is of ultimate importance. It’s what resides inside.
There’s power in naming yourself, in proclaiming to the world that this is who you are. Wielding this power is often a difficult step for many transgender people because it’s also a very visible one.
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done.
People have to be armed to have power, you see.
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.
Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we’ve forgotten about our inner power.
America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.
The White House isn’t the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation.
The 21st century is going to be the American century. Because we lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. That is the history of the journey of America.
My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom’s not, and I’m not. But I believe in God, and that there’s a higher power and an intelligence that’s bigger than us and that we can rely on. It’s not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.
Having power and being in a position of power can really blur your judgement, and it’s not always that clear.
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.
I think that if you don’t do the full analysis of what the origin of the electrical power is, where it comes from, how you get batteries into these cars, what the cost is in terms of CO2 and the environment, I think the analysis that we are going to save the planet with electric cars is nonsense.
The power of visibility can never be underestimated.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.
Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I’m not going to do that. That takes away my power. I’m not going to compromise who I am.
Nuclear power is a young technology – there’s so much more to be discovered. That’s what makes it so exciting to me. Yes, there are problems, but innovative people are going to be able to come up with solutions and bring the technology to its full potential.
You can’t call any one person the devil. Because no one person has the power to be the devil.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
There’s nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.
The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.
Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
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.
When gasoline and rubber are rationed, electric power and transport facilities are becoming increasingly scarce, and manpower shortages are developing, it is difficult for people to understand their increased use for other than the most vital needs of war.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
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?
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
I’m obsessed with the power of music and image together. There’s also something about music videos that are incredibly glamorous – there’s a fetishistic aesthetic to them that you don’t really see in movies in the same way.
Power to the peaceful!
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.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
Every single person has the power to change the world and help people.
The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain – a magic wand in Nature’s hand – every devout mountaineer knows its power; but the marvelous beauty value of what the Scotch call a breckan in a still dell, what poet has sung this?
There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
America is a fundamentally good country. We have good people with good values who want to do the right thing. But the structures of power that exist are working to their own ends to extend their capability at the expense of the freedom of all publics.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
It was very lucky for me as a writer that I studied the physical sciences rather than English. I wrote for my own amusement. There was no kindly English professor to tell me for my own good how awful my writing really was. And there was no professor with the power to order me what to read, either.
The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
Information flow is what the Internet is about. Information sharing is power. If you don’t share your ideas, smart people can’t do anything about them, and you’ll remain anonymous and powerless.
Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
A utility can handle up to 20% of production from solar and that helps the grid because it produces electricity when needed. Solar power peaks in the middle of the day and that’s also when air conditioning is running and businesses are operating, so power production matches usage.
We’ll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.
It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.
God gave me the power. God showed me the way. He helps me and gives me support and it’s my job to get that message out.
I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.
Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man’s adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.
I believe the gun has no power at all.
Everyone has a part to play. We have the power. You can do it.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.
The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
Money: power at its most liquid.
Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Hatred will always give birth to more and more hate, and love has the power to demolish the borders between us.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
I’ve always believed in God. I also think that’s the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you’re in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you simply make an agreement.
Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.
As I have always said, those closest to the pain should be closest to the power.
We have all been told that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I have long thought this is nonsense.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power.
For me, education was power.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out, and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment.
In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags. There were days I had only one meal… I walked miles and crossed rivers to school every day. Didn’t have power, didn’t have generators, studied with lanterns, but I never despaired.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds – but we still have the power to change our own.
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.
The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.
Flags are about proclaiming power… that visibility is key to our success and to our justice.
An elusive, enigmatic aura will make people want to know more, drawing them into your circle. Create such a power by hinting at something contradictory within you.
In any authoritarian society, the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside, he will come after you. This is equally true of Sovietism, of China and of Iran, and in our time it has happened a lot in Islam. The point is that it’s worse when the authoritarianism is supported by something supernatural.
I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that.
In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.
Everyone has power. But it doesn’t help if you don’t use it.
Is science of any value? I think a power to do something is of value. Whether the result is a good thing or a bad thing depends on how it is used, but the power is a value.
Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
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.
The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power or goodness.
Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights.
The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
The greatest power is not money power, but political power.
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel’s song, which had lost its way and come on Earth, and sang on undyingly, smiting the hearts of men with sweetest wounds, and putting for the while an angel’s nature into us.
The hypocrisy of some is that we like to think of ourselves as sophisticated and evolved, but we’re still also driven by primal urges like greed and power.
No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.
Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more power it has over us.
Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
A physician’s physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric’s divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.
It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
I don’t think people understand the power of social media or our phones.
The best people to have power are the ones who don’t want it.
The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords.
I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The stage is my first love. It gives me immense self-satisfaction, a sort of power because a stage actor carries the audience along; it’s a live performance; spontaneity is its soul.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
Just by making a decision to stay out of politics, you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it, if you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it.
The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.
Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
In the twilight, it was a vision of power.
Fear has a very concrete power of keeping us from doing and saying the things that are our purpose.
Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed.
Every day alive in the ‘Power’ world is a beautiful day.
Words have a lot of power.
If anyone has a vested interest in space solar power, it would have to be me.
Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us – in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.
If you don’t give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don’t hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.
Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others.
Activists need to educate themselves about the power of crypto currencies like Bitcoin, invented in 2009, and use crypto to leverage the success of their independent media gains to tip the balance of power away from the troika in ways that could never happen by backing a political candidate.
There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators.
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
Hope… is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
There is a power in public opinion in this country – and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers – which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful.
Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
Comebacks don’t seem likely when your back is up against the wall and your hope is depleted. But if you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to reverse the irreversible in your life.
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
God… a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive.
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
I really like how the characters always has to go through some type of long journey that’s like a crazy struggle. And these anime shows give women power. She’s always the queen or somebody that you cannot beat – I love that.
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
When authority is total, so too is the madness of the man who declares it, and the potential for abuse of power.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
The power of live music is vast. Live music is a wonderful way to spend some time.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer – and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Everything is generated through your own will power.
No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator.
All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a ‘power’ breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.
A king without power is an absurdity.
The church is not a political power; it’s not a party, but it’s a moral power.
Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.
We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.
Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.
I’ve been kind of embracing my own power and really getting in touch with my inner goddess.
Character is power.
Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don’t mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That’s not power. That’s just corruption.
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.
I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
If we all give our power to one person, that’s what the world will be. If we all decide to make the world a beautiful place, it’ll be a beautiful place.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way.
I believe in the power of weakness.
You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person.
The problem with Russia is not corruption per se, or even Putin per se. Russian government is not corrupt because Vladimir Putin has absolute power. Russian government has been corrupt and will always be as long as anyone has absolute power.
The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has.
The power of social media is it forces necessary change.
By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
People give more importance to material things, it all seems to be a power game, while people ought be making the most of every moment as time is fleeting.
No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
For me, it is essential to have the inner peace and serenity of prayer in order to listen to the silence of God, which speaks to us, in our personal life and the history of our times, of the power of love.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
The permanent power brokers of this city are the columnists.
Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself; indeed, it seems to execute itself.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world’s definitions.
Truth is powerful and it prevails.
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
As algorithms push humans out of the job market, wealth and power might become concentrated in the hands of the tiny elite that owns the all-powerful algorithms, creating unprecedented social and political inequality. Alternatively, the algorithms might themselves become the owners.
Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.
The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?
Every reign must submit to a greater reign.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
Ignorance is not too dangerous. If you combine it with power, then this is a toxic mix.
The better we understand how identities and power work together from one context to another, the less likely our movements for change are to fracture.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation – not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar spent on making the world a comparatively dirtier and a more dangerous place, because nuclear power and nuclear weapons go hand in hand.
But only art and music have the power to bring peace.
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.
Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.
I’ve always put a lot of stock in aesthetics and visuals. I truly believe a picture is worth a thousand words and that fashion and glamour have the power to transport and transform someone.
Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.
The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed… a race for rent.
What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media… So we must try to use social media in a good way.
Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
The world itself is the will to power – and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power – and nothing else!
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
A vibrant civil society can challenge those in power by documenting corruption or uncovering activities like the murder of political enemies. In democracies, this function is mostly performed by the media, NGOs or opposition parties.
When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
If I said it once, I’ll say it again: ‘We have the power to change everything.’
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.
Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
The strategic adversary is fascism… the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
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.
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
The United States is the world’s best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Technological breakthroughs in energy storage will make renewable power cheap enough to use in more places and accelerate the move to electric cars and other electric transportation systems.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.
I love video games. I’m also slightly in awe of them. I’m in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I’m in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we’ve ever invented has quite done before.
The future condition of the conquered power depends on the will of the conquerer.
Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.
Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
Strong government doesn’t mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration – in other words, ‘good governance.’
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
Dictators fall when they’re overconfident; they stay in power when they’re paranoid.
I’m not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self.
The love of power, like the love of money, increases with the possession of it; and we know in what ruin these baneful passions have involved human societies in all ages when they have been let loose and suffered to rage uncontrolled – There is no restraint like the pervading eye of the virtuous citizens.
To increase the power, develop the resources and promote the happiness of a Confederacy, it is requisite there should be so much of homogeneity that the welfare of every portion would be the aim of the whole.
People already have bionic arms and legs that work by the power of thought. And we increasingly outsource mental and communicative activities to computers. We are merging with our smartphones. Very soon, they will just be part of the body.
Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
I would encourage you: be informed – knowledge is power.
A certain number of people seek power over other people in a desperate attempt to find themselves. They fail, for self-discovery is spiritual in nature, not social or political. Authoritatively telling other people what to do is their distraction from an inner emptiness they can never fill.
I’ve always believed in a higher power. You can call it God, you can call it Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Allah, I don’t care. I really believe we are all a part of God.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet – nobody taxes the sun yet.
I do everything in my power to promote positivity however and whenever I can; and, constructively and softly, try to encourage tweens and teens that if they want to be part of a dialogue on my social platforms, there is an expectation that they do so with poise and respect.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
Power wears out those who don’t have it.
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.
Not drunk is he who from the floor – Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high.
The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect.
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.
If you want to be a woman in power, then empower other women.
More and more I think of privatisation as being not just about the takeover of resources and power by corporate interests, but as the retreat of citizens to private life and private space, screened from solidarity with strangers and increasingly afraid or even unable to imagine acting in public.
When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.
Growing up, my parents were Roman Catholic – strict Catholics – from New Orleans. I understood the idea in the principle of spirituality. I noticed it in the stories that I read. The Trinity was something that was brought up consistently: the power of three. Things happened in threes, and I thought that was brilliant.
Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
Wall Street has too much wealth and political power.
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
Power is competence.
Once you’ve built the big machinery of political power, remember you won’t always be the one to run it.
I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
Because of the power of neuroplasticity, you can, in fact, reframe your world and rewire your brain so that you are more objective. You have the power to see things as they are so that you can respond thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively to everything you experience.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.
In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.
Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort.
Power without abuse loses its charm.
Love and hate have a magical transforming power. They are the great soul changers. We grow through their exercise into the likeness of what we contemplate.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power.
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.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
As a businessperson, I don’t have the power to change the government. That is in the hands of the political leaders. However, as a taxpayer, we have the right to be critical of the government and demand change.
Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.
Never underestimate the power of the ocean.
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.
And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.
It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles – the oppression of tyranny – to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.
I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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.
Where educators are raising and combining their voices, the seeds of positive change have emerged. Collective voice, exercised through the union, is power – the power to drive real change for our kids, families and communities.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
I cured with the power that came through me.
The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
It is easy to predict that some of the discoveries of research directed towards Grand Challenges – but only the most unexpected ones, and at the most unexpected times – will be the basis of revolutionary improvements in the way that we exploit the power of our future computing devices.
As a lawyer and a former prosecutor, I know the limits of the power and authority of the president. I know what is legal and what is not.
Music has the power to inspire the world.
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
I feel as though, if you’re able to control your dreams, you have more power and control over your mind, like you could reach more areas of your mind. Therefore, I feel like it creates the ability for you to achieve more things in reality.
All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.
I ride my bike for transportation a great deal – occasionally I ride it for fun. But I also have a generator bike that’s hooked up to my solar battery pack, so if I ride 15 minutes hard on my bike, that’s enough energy to toast toast, or power my computer.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
The entire planet is drawn to Indian culture and soft power. The global community looks to us for solutions to international problems – whether terrorism, money laundering or climate change. In a globalised world, our responsibilities are also global.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.
Embrace your fear. Imagine what you’re most afraid of, touch it and hold it so that you rob it of its power.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
A nuclear power reactor is just a fancy way of boiling water.
Social acceptance, ‘being liked,’ has so much power because it holds the feelings of loneliness at bay.
For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
We humans have an abyss inside us. The more power people have, the greater the danger.
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. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
I have a lot of power. Here, I can decide: training at six in the morning! Training 11 in the night! But my style is not to impose. I would like to convince the players of what they are doing. This takes more time.
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!
Bullying is the result of an unequal power dynamic – the strong attacking the weak.
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
Being reminded about the incredible power of God’s love, and living as He intended, is the most powerful motivation to change.
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
One of the greatest rebels, who I really admire: Christ. He was a rebel. He ended up being crucified. He was a great rebel. He rebelled against the established power that subjugated.
Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level.
When I finished ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ I realised that Faulkner had not lost his power over me.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
I believe in the power of great clothing. It can evoke confidence, beauty, and a sense of glamour.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
One of the epidemics in our industry is the abuse of power.
Our democracy is designed to speak truth to power.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that’s just not what the founders intended.
With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It’s nothing new.
Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man’s reasoning powers.
A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.
I’m not motivated by money or power or fame. In the end, it doesn’t bring much happiness. The only thing that is driving me is self-satisfaction, self-validation.
Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
When we watch courtroom dramas, we tend to identify with the kindhearted defense attorney, but give us the power, and we become like hanging judges.
Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society’s care.
I am a woman, and I am a Latina. Those are the things that make my writing distinctive. Those are the things that give my writing power.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Social media is a very, very powerful tool. It also gives power to tools.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
The law always limits every power it gives.
Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
The motive power of democracy is love.
Never underestimate the power of confidence. If you believe you’re the dopest thing walking, you might convince people of the same just because you’re so headstrong about it as a fact.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
The pen and the written word hold a great deal of power.
New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself.
The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We’re here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.
If you’re lucky enough to be famous, then it’s great if you can use your fame and the power your fame gives you to draw attention to things that really matter.
The story being told in ‘Star Wars’ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.
Education is everything – education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.
Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.
I know it’s a cliche. But, like, literally, I want to create an empire of dozens of talent under me to take my power and multiply it so that I become bigger than myself.
I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Cash – in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits – is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money.
Enthusiasm… the sustaining power of all great action.
Swimming has its educational value – mental, moral, and physical – in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.
Once all the power goes out, there will still be human beings standing together around a campfire, playing acoustic guitars.
I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.
Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.
The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.
I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.
We pay for power plant pollution through higher health costs.
To have command is to have all the power you will ever need. To have all the power you will ever need, is to have the world in the palm of you hand.
The power of the living God is here on the earth. The Priesthood is here.
Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
The power of the computer is starting to spread.
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
We needed something to express our joy, our beauty, our power. And the rainbow did that.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
Politics is not about power.
I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
People have the power to redeem the work of fools.
I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
Politics is the attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit.
Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
Power is paradoxical.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
I believe that every leader has a right to implement his own policy. But when I see things that are done that are not right – abuse of power, wrong approaches, wrong strategies, making use of foreign consultants, including those discarded by other countries – I feel that I have to have my say.
Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.
Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
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.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
I think everyone understands grief, the journey it takes us on, whether it’s the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a disappointment. Some people don’t deal with it, the power of it. Some do. Some feel the weight of it and it informs their choices. I’ve had to open up to grief in different contexts.
The point of journalism is to hold people in positions of power accountable.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
A politician’s goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.