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Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
~By Albert Bandura ~


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 ~


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 ~


Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
~By Cher ~


My organs are too powerful... I manufacture blood and fat too rapidly.
~By Robert Baldwin ~


The power and appeal of Documentary is the way it alters and plays with the way the viewer relates to and understands the subject.
~By Ben Edwards ~


Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
~By William Gaddis ~


I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies.
~By William H. Macy ~


Know your power.
~By Jordan Knight ~


Though, with the ascendancy of Louis, the political power of the nobles finally came to an end, France remained, in the whole complexion of her social life, completely aristocratic.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


Certainly, my father would not want to see me destroy myself in this business, as so many people in our family have been destroyed. I try to take good care of myself, but we are fighting the good fight, and the truth is powerful.
~By Sam Sheppard ~


Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
~By Voltaire ~


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


We have never yet had a labor Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens.
~By Dora Russell ~


We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog.
~By Ron Bloom ~


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 ~


Television has tremendous power over our lives.
~By Julie Nixon Eisenhower ~


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.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


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 ~


My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
~By Paulina Rubio ~


To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
~By John Marshall ~


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 ~


Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.
~By David E. Price ~


We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.
~By Gray Davis ~


Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated.
~By Abu Bakar Bashir ~


When I was 14 -years-old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called 'Project Hollywood 2004' and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004.
~By Emma Stone ~


Believing a person deserves a defence is not the same as doing anything in your power to get him off scot-free.
~By Tammy Bruce ~


I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
~By Clyde Tombaugh ~


We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that.
~By Roma Downey ~


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 ~


It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you.
~By Al Franken ~


We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
~By Patrick Henry ~


Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.
~By Jennifer O'Neill ~


I have this problem in the rebirthing community because it's so powerful sometimes, I get thrown out because people want to do things a certain way and they are just not open to new ideas, so they don't want me to come around.
~By Leonard Orr ~


Our relations with the other powers of Europe have experienced no essential change since the last session.
~By James Monroe ~


The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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


This year I hope to introduce legislation that would require Power Administrations to list direct and indirect costs associated with ESA compliance as a line item on customer's power bills.
~By Cathy McMorris ~


I don't feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you're just beating time.
~By Itzhak Perlman ~


Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
~By Toni Morrison ~


I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
~By Thomas Wolfe ~


When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands.
~By Peter Drucker ~


Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


The troops are therefore empowered and are in duty bound in this war to use without mitigation even against women and children any means that will lead to success.
~By Wilhelm Keitel ~


The other thing is surrounding yourself with people that care for you. These are simple things, but they're powerful, and they've completely transformed who I am and how I perceive myself.
~By Mariel Hemingway ~


These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


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


I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


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


The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy of female power as a beneficent and independent power.
~By Carol P. Christ ~


It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services. We need all our manpower for defence. For the military and... we need a quarter of a million men.
~By Eamon de Valera ~


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 ~


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


We decline the claim to power by parties which want to own their followers body and soul, and which want to put themselves over and above the whole nation.
~By Franz von Papen ~


Well, we're trying to patch and fix and put a cast on a broken system here. You can call it what you want, but we'll continue to purchase power in a private market.
~By Gray Davis ~


Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
~By John Howe ~


While The United States is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen, it is also the most detested nation that the world has ever known.
~By Harold Pinter ~


This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
~By Joe Biden ~


We don't know the power that's within our own bodies.
~By Dave Brubeck ~


Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
~By Jean Paul ~


Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.
~By Louise J. Kaplan ~


The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
~By W. E. B. Du Bois ~


The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


Women writers have been told, forever, that our stories were not valuable. Not as valuable as men's stories about wars, business, power.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient.
~By Elizabeth Banks ~


There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end.
~By Henry Villard ~


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.
~By Richard Holloway ~


Elvis deserves a lot of credit for bringing the blues to middle America, not the Vegas stuff. The early stuff, The Sun records, and the first few RCA records. He was wonderful, he had the power, the drive, and he was so dedicated to his music.
~By Peter Tork ~


Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television.
~By Michael Medved ~


One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
~By Francoise Sagan ~


Order is power.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


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


The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
~By John Rawls ~


Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction.
~By Edward Grey ~


Power is paradoxical.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


Every white man in this country has been raised with a false sense of power.
~By Roxanne Dunbar ~


We need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil, which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. To do that, we should increase domestic energy production.
~By Bobby Jindal ~


So it was flawed in that it didn't require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market.
~By Gray Davis ~


When the motor was completed and tested, we found that it would develop 16 horse power for a few seconds, but that the power rapidly dropped till, at the end of a minute, it was only 12 horse power.
~By Orville Wright ~


A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
~By Don DeLillo ~


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


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


The success of the second 'Austin Powers' caught us by surprise a little bit. We had decided not to do even a second one, unless the audience wanted it and we could do something better.
~By Jay Roach ~


Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals.
~By Richard V. Allen ~


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 ~


I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them.
~By Roland Allen ~


Well, obviously I wanted it to sound as original as possible. I suppose the influences that we had were probably from the actual power point of view we wanted to be like the Who. Vocally we wanted to be like the Beach Boys, whatever was good at the time.
~By Roy Wood ~


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.
~By Tiberius ~


As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
~By Carl Van Vechten ~


What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


Subversive language, however, must be constantly reinvented, because it is continually being co-opted by the powerful.
~By Carol P. Christ ~


First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.
~By Anne Rice ~

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March 2 ,2024
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