Power Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Power

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No man has the right to use the great powers of the Presidency to lead the people, indirectly, into war.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.
~By Ethel Watts Mumford ~


Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
~By Ulrich Beck ~


If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.
~By Orson Pratt ~


We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.
~By Gloria Steinem ~


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.
~By Thomas J. Watson ~


Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.
~By Chuck Hagel ~


As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power.
~By Douglas Hyde ~


My own view of this, by the way, is, if the war on terrorism is successful over time, in its own way it's going to box Saddam in in a way that's going to make it much more difficult for him to maintain his power, and that he's going to become increasingly isolated. I think that's going to take time.
~By Lawrence Eagleburger ~


The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
~By Thomas Babington ~


Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people.
~By Charles Hodge ~


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


We'll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs. We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone.
~By John Abizaid ~


Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


I think that celebrities should never underestimate their power. I mean just to draw attention, because then people get involved on a personal level.
~By Debbie Gibson ~


Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
~By John Boyd Orr ~


Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
~By John F. Lehman, Jr. ~


They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay.
~By Robert Brady ~


He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


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.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat.
~By Hermann Goering ~


There was nothing there but black water and American fire power.
~By James Stockdale ~


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.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
~By William Henry Harrison ~


America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning.
~By Nelson Rockefeller ~


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.
~By Willa Cather ~


Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
~By John Acton ~


I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values - above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.
~By Herbert Read ~


The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It's limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design.
~By Larry Wall ~


A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


With the rise of America, the global balance of power shifted away from the old European powers.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
~By Paul Engle ~


The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People out of the grants of power made to Congress.
~By Caleb Cushing ~


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.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs.
~By Greg Walden ~


Those who are leftists, once in power, are not different from other parties.
~By Ahmed Ben Bella ~


I have - I have more than an interesting task in piloting Wales into our new democracy, without wanting to exercise draconian powers on behalf of anybody else - I can assure of that.
~By Ron Davies ~


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.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time. Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few people to rule the lives of everybody else.
~By Barbara Castle ~


When a guy can make fun of you, thats attractive. Who knew that teasing could have so much power over women!
~By Rachel Bilson ~


Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
~By Milton Friedman ~


Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.
~By Anita Roddick ~


The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


I've had more of an opportunity to work with Katie Holmes, which is incredibly enjoyable. I think she is really one of the best actresses on the market right now. She forces you to bring your best stuff to the table, because if you don't, she just completely overpowers you.
~By Joshua Jackson ~


That is what has happened to the United States in the international economic scene. We have deteriorated into a debtor status so that we are now dependent upon the kindness of strangers. That is not where the world's leading power should find itself.
~By Paul Sarbanes ~


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.
~By Nikola Tesla ~


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


So ultimately, it's idealistic to think that artists are able to step away from the power of the media and the way it controls things, and go on doing their own things.
~By Thom Yorke ~


The Pact of Munich is signed. Czechoslovakia as a power is out.
~By Alfred Jodl ~


We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be.
~By Matt Drudge ~


But it will be said that the husband provides for the wife, or in other words, he feeds, clothes and shelters her! I wish I had the power to make every one before me fully realize the degradation contained in that idea.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


Power's not what the Constitution was about.
~By Roy Moore ~


Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
~By Maria W. Chapman ~


We should try to understand our innermost needs. We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power.
~By Manuel Puig ~


Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


Heat can also be produced by the impact of imperfectly elastic bodies as well as by friction. This is the case, for instance, when we produce fire by striking flint against steel, or when an iron bar is worked for some time by powerful blows of the hammer.
~By Hermann von Helmholtz ~


I am not wrong in the belief that its public funds are more secure than those of all the European powers.
~By Albert Gallatin ~


Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.
~By Bill Hybels ~


It is energy - the central element of which is will - that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


The motive power of democracy is love.
~By Henri Bergson ~


Mode of providing steam power to locomotives.
~By John Ericsson ~


There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


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.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm.
~By Dorothy Day ~


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.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


Moreover, broad plans commensurate with our national purpose and resources would bring conviction of our power to every soldier in the front line, to the nations associated with us in the war, and to the enemy.
~By Kelly Miller ~


The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious.
~By Ferdinand Foch ~


Stories are the single most powerful tool in a leader's toolkit.
~By Howard Gardner ~


A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.
~By Mark Rutherford ~


We do have serious energy needs for the country, we are aware that natural gas is especially in demand because of its air quality benefits: 90 percent of new power plants have been natural gas-powered.
~By Gale Norton ~


Instead of generating either unnecessary alarm or a false sense of security regarding these fundamental issues, the best course is to empower people with the truth.
~By Dick Thornburgh ~


What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live; their visions and their powers are limited.
~By C. Wright Mills ~


Under Hitler it was the entrepreneurial and professional classes who were the first victims of Nazi boycotts and exclusion. Today it is Israel, the most powerful symbol of Jewish national resurgence in two millennia.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.
~By Eliza Dushku ~


Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in, unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit, for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would be the last thing that anyone would want.
~By William Kirby ~


In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power, it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one.
~By Pat Boone ~


From this process has emerged a parallel process of translating traditional working and living values into a new political and economic power - a power increasingly based upon the strength of money and those material things money can purchase.
~By Alex Campbell ~


I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That's what our purpose is in this business. You're merchandised, you're a product. You're sold and it's based on sex. But that's okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded.
~By Megan Fox ~


The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I'm searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.
~By Galen Rowell ~


The law always limits every power it gives.
~By David Hume ~


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.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
~By Anne Sophie Swetchine ~


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


Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
~By David Hume ~


A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that's frightful behaviour.
~By Shirley Manson ~


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


The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


Only in the last week, South Carolina announced that it is seeking to become the U. S. center for hydrogen fuel cells, and BMW revealed that it will power some of its high-end model cars with hydrogen.
~By Virgil Goode ~


Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
~By David O. McKay ~


If somebody wants to have plastic surgery, more power to them. I think there's a point where you go overboard.
~By Shannen Doherty ~


We have been through a period where we see power leaching away from Washington. Who is more important in the world today: Bill Clinton or Bill Gates? I don't know.
~By Peter Jennings ~

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