Power Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Power

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Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
~By John Adams ~


We've come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.
~By Donna Karan ~


The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman's aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.
~By Arlie Hochschild ~


For myself, I can only say that I am astonished and somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiments. Astonished at the wonderful power you have developed, and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music may be put on record forever.
~By Arthur Sullivan ~


All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
~By Albert Camus ~


We seem to be a long way off from the kind of Fascism which we behold in Italy today, but we are not so far from the kind of Fascism which Mussolini preached in Italy before he assumed power, and we are slowly approaching the conditions which made Fascism there possible.
~By John T. Flynn ~


It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.
~By Andrew Young ~


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


In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom.
~By Mary Robinson ~


Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.
~By William Cobbett ~


Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
~By Vladimir Lenin ~


Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
~By Dan Millman ~


Women have had the power of naming stolen from us.
~By Mary Daly ~


Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting.
~By Paul Harris ~


There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
~By John Galsworthy ~


I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.
~By Jean Houston ~


Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
~By Ovid ~


When you have a person in power who punishes people for speaking their mind, it's truly dangerous.
~By Tim Robbins ~


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


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 ~


Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work.
~By Tea Leoni ~


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


Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
~By John Ruskin ~


The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
~By Epictetus ~


If you were to come to Minnesota, I could have you locked up like that. That's power.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
~By Aristotle ~


In our story logic which we're making up, if we're saying he's alive, then like a quadriplegic who's in bed he can move his head and shoulders, but he can't move his arms. If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms, the nerves could get through and he could walk.
~By John Badham ~


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.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There's nothing more powerful than that.
~By Jolene Blalock ~


In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
~By John Rawls ~


The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
~By Edmund Burke ~


I don't think there is any franchise more powerful than ours around securing the consumer experience and we will not concede that to anyone including Microsoft.
~By John W. Thompson ~


For a good chunk of Israelis, it doesn't matter who is in power when it comes to dealing with the Palestinians. Their focus was more on economic issues.
~By Jonathan Katz ~


Your real self - the "I am I" - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
~By Robert Collier ~


Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
~By Voltaire ~


You would be amazed how many important outs you can get by working the count down to where the hitter is sure you're going to throw to his weakness, and then throw to his power instead.
~By Whitey Ford ~


Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


In your hands or that of any other person, so much power would, no doubt, be dangerous. I am the only man in the world whom it would be safe to trust with it. Remember, I am a prophet!
~By Joseph Smith, Jr. ~


If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power.
~By Preston Brooks ~


But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
~By James Baldwin ~


Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
~By Dick Dale ~


This radical transformation of world power relationships reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and the USSR the growth of the productive forces.
~By Earl Browder ~


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


All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
~By James Madison ~


Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.
~By William Moulton Marston ~


Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
~By C. Wright Mills ~


I'll rebel against powers and principalities, all the time. Always, I will.
~By Paul Thomas Anderson ~


The corporate woman has been defined as the 'liberated woman' and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she's so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power.
~By Kenny Loggins ~


For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members' enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful.
~By Randy West ~


By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
~By George Santayana ~


I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
~By Alexander the Great ~


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


I beg my Children to be just and virtuous, never to disgrace my name or theirs, and then they are out of fortune's power.
~By Thomas Willis ~


The Roman Catholic church... carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion.
~By Robin Morgan ~


And when power ballads come back, we'll get big hair again.
~By Jerry Cantrell ~


The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse.
~By Jon Corzine ~


With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
~By William Wordsworth ~


That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively.
~By Isaac Barrow ~


But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we perceive, in this doctrine, the fundamental truth of the gospel - that truth which gives to redemption its character, and to all other truths their real power.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


Sometimes power is all a person has, so they will protect it even unto their own destruction, for without power they have nothing.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
~By William Godwin ~


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 ~


There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


I know there are nights when I have power, when I could put on something and walk in somewhere, and if there is a man who doesn't look at me, it's because he's gay.
~By Kathleen Turner ~


And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit.
~By Barbara Castle ~


Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
~By William Booth ~


My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
~By Clarence Darrow ~


We have an active program. We have nuclear weapons, we are a nuclear power. We have an advanced missiles program.
~By Ayub Khan ~


Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts.
~By Tim O'Reilly ~


Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
~By Edgar Winter ~


In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
~By Ken Blanchard ~


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.
~By William Pitt ~


I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.
~By Harvey Fierstein ~


Community means engaging constructively with like-minded nations to build strong, sustaining institutions and alliances - and bringing emerging powers into this community so future conflict becomes less likely.
~By Joe Lieberman ~


I do believe in the power of prayer.
~By Geraldine Ferraro ~


For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.
~By Bill Moyers ~


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


I certainly know there are people in positions of power in the business who lack imagination and, perhaps as a result of that, think of me as 'David'. But I wouldn't really want to work with those people, you know?
~By Michael C. Hall ~


I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we're in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.
~By Claudio Reyna ~


To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education.
~By John S. Dickey ~


It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.
~By Luis Barragan ~


I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life.
~By Drew Barrymore ~


Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
~By William James ~


There's a lot of power in executing data - generating data and executing data.
~By Ken Thompson ~


The Independent or Congregational theory includes two principles; first, that the governing and executive power in the Church is in the brotherhood; and secondly, that the Church organization is complete in each worshipping assembly, which is independent of every other.
~By Charles Hodge ~


I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.
~By Isabel Allende ~


We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


It shows the truth - that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it.
~By Sarah Silverman ~


Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
~By Bruce Lee ~


The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
~By Kenneth Kaunda ~


Once the Afghan people vote and they choose their President with direct, secret ballot from all over the country, there will be a lot of difference in this country and a lot of legitimate power to flow with implementation.
~By Hamid Karzai ~


To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
~By Chuck Palahniuk ~


There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out front and was the key instrument.
~By Rita Coolidge ~

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