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Quotes And Sayings About Power

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I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.
~By Fernando Flores ~


It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.
~By Moshe Dayan ~


Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends.
~By James Bovard ~


Some of those men in power, we just have to change their faces because we're not going to change their minds.
~By Patricia Ireland ~


If modernist naturalism were true, there would be no objective truth outside of science. In that case right and wrong would be a matter of cultural preference, or political power, and the power already available to modernists ideologies would be overwhelming.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


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 ~


There's only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn't matter how much money you make, you're still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.
~By Frances McDormand ~


There are people who can start having very powerful experiences without taking psychedelics. It can happen against their will. This is a universal phenomenon.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
~By Annie Lennox ~


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 ~


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 ~


Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.
~By Harold Wilson ~


Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that, if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors but that of the patronage, there is really no government vested in them at all.
~By Richard Cobden ~


From another point of view, a new situation now seems to be arising in which Japan's prosperity is going to be incorporated into the expanding potential power of both production and consumption in Asia at large.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives.
~By Robert Caro ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


In fact when I first got my Apple II the first thing I did was turn it on and off, on and off, just because I had the power to do so, which I'd never had on a computer before.
~By Andy Hertzfeld ~


The party in power, like Jonah's gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall.
~By Davy Crockett ~


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


Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


If power made one evil, then God would be the Devil.
~By Jonah Goldberg ~


As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have come to know through the power of the Spirit of God, that these books contain the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
~By Clayton Christensen ~


Politicians are there to try to deal with stuff, but sometimes it's both fortunate and unfortunate that people like us have more... not involvement, but more power in the stuff that we say.
~By Thierry Henry ~


People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance.
~By Otto Dix ~


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 ~


I like power and I like to use it.
~By Sam Rayburn ~


None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


If you want a higher power, go to the goddamn sun. Just go to the sun - and stop destroying the ozone layer.
~By Susan Powter ~


In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism.
~By George J. Mitchell ~


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 ~


Besides all this, if you are idle, and take to bad courses, you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves, and do all in your power to prevent their being free.
~By Jupiter Hammon ~


They are superpower of villains. They are superpower of Al Capone.
~By Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf ~


A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


This demonstration of power, indifferent to the law, is highly dangerous.
~By Mikhail Khodorkovsky ~


It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West.
~By James F. Byrnes ~


Our country presents on every side the evidences of that continued favor under whose auspices it, has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


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


I will only observe, that that ethereal sense - sight, and touch, which is at the other extremity of the scale, have from time acquired a very remarkable additional power.
~By Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin ~


The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
~By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ~


Calmness is the cradle of power.
~By J. G. Holland ~


It did not prepare me for writing or "Power of Attorney." However, what it did is that it forced me out of the DA's office. I stopped getting that county check.
~By Christopher Darden ~


Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
~By Sarah Bernhardt ~


The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn't want to give a long dissertation.
~By Bobby Seale ~


We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
~By Gene Roddenberry ~


The goal of this Nation, I so strongly believe, is to be a preeminent world power. We have to understand what comes with that: The responsibility to be strong.
~By Jeff Sessions ~


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 ~


There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational.
~By Tucker Carlson ~


What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.
~By William S. Paley ~


We played for power and impact.
~By John Gallagher ~


In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic persecution of the Jews followed quickly. Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from higher education in public schools.
~By Jack Steinberger ~


No one wants to lose their job, or cede the power they've acquired.
~By Romano Prodi ~


The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop.
~By Reese Witherspoon ~


Keeping a lid on taxes is not just good for the taxpayer. It's a powerful way to force government to be more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter. Let me repeat that: more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter - that's what we need to be about.
~By Timothy Pawlenty ~


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


I think, certainly in the more civilized societies, women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
~By Sally Quinn ~


Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
~By Madame de Stael ~


So for my studio purposes, I know that I'm in my studio with technicians who've done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
~By Billy Sherwood ~


Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


When Communist U.S.S.R. was a superpower, the world was better off. The right-wing media is trying to marginalize the peace movement.
~By Janeane Garofalo ~


Most correspondents came from the former colonial powers - there were British, French, and a lot of Italians, because there were a lot of Italian communities there. And of course there were a lot of Russians.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


I can assure you we are a responsible nuclear power.
~By Manmohan Singh ~


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 ~


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.
~By Robert Frost ~


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.
~By Samuel Adams ~


Repentance is but want of power to sin.
~By John Dryden ~


Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
~By Elizabeth Edwards ~


I am an old, old friend of Aaron Sorkin's, who is the executive producer and writer. He had been talking about doing a political show for a long time and I had been interested in it for a long time. The moment I became available, he called me last year and asked me if I wanted to do it and then I just had to audition for the powers that be, and I got it.
~By Bradley Whitford ~


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


I became very successful at a young age... I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it.
~By Claire Danes ~


Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?
~By Mason Cooley ~


They just have a feel about them. And you feel your way through them and you come out with something that's very powerful and mythic. And you don't quite know how you got there. I think this story has a lot of those elements.
~By Michael O'Donoghue ~


The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
~By Lewis Mumford ~


Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.
~By Thomas Reid ~


My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice.
~By Shawn Ashmore ~


It's a combination of melody and lyrics, not one without the other. It's a confluence of these different elements that makes something powerful.
~By Michael Bolton ~


Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
~By Henry Taylor ~


The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
~By Aristotle ~


Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.
~By Arthur J. Goldberg ~


Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
~By Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. ~


To be a queen of a household is a powerful thing.
~By Jill Scott ~


Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
~By Mignon McLaughlin ~


Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
~By Stokely Carmichael ~


I was actually telling people that - by harnessing the atom - we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams.
~By David R. Brower ~


I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind.
~By Ruth Buzzi ~


Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


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 ~


There's a lot more power in calm than in vituperation.
~By Dennis Prager ~


I had something I was trying to say and sometimes the message is an easy transmission and sometimes it's a difficult one but I love the power of saying it so I'm gonna do it whether it's hard or easy.
~By Faith Ringgold ~


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.
~By John J. Sirica ~

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