Power Quotes

 A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality. The truth is, that a skilled bureaucracy is, though it boasts of an appearance of science, quite inconsistent with the true principles of the art of business. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 A democratic government that respects no limits on its own power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 A friend in power is a friend lost. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 A good indignation brings out all one's powers. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 A good intention clothes itself with power. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 A Human Thought is an actual EXISTENCE, and a Force and Power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 A just man is not one who does no ill, But he, who with the power, has not the will. 
Author: Philemon
Nationality: Greek
b. December 362  - d.  December 262
  
 A law of nature rules that energy cannot be destroyed. You change its form from coal to steam, from steam to power in the turbine, but you do not destroy energy. In the same way, another law governs human activity and rules that honest effort cannot be lost, but that some day the proper benefits will be forthcoming. 
Author: Paul Speicher
Nationality: Greek   
 A liberal is a power worshipper without the power. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it.He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts.It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him.He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings.This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought.Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 A man's wife has more power over him than the state has. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 A person should contemplate the workings of the universe with reverence and introspection. In this way expression is given to the effects of these laws upon his own person. This is the source of a hidden power. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual.... 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 A superintending power to maintain the Universe in its course and order. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 A word after a word after a word is power. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigour, and activity of man's nature. 
Author: Robert South
Nationality: English
b. 4 September 1634  - d. 8 June 1716
  
 Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 Against the head which innocence secures, Insidious malice aims her dart in vain; Turned backwards by the powerful breath of heaven. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 All human power is a compound of time and patience. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power. 
Author: Ashleigh Brilliant
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1933
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 All parties without exception, when they seek for power, are varieties of absolutism. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 All power is originally vested in, and consequently derived from, the people. That government is instituted and ought to be exercised for the benefit of the people; which consists in the enjoyment of life and liberty and the right of acquiring property, and generally of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. That the people have an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform or change their government whenever it be found adverse or inadequate to the purpose of its institution. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.  
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 All the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atomic bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power. 
Author: Allegra Kent
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1937
  
 All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies; because the sunny glow which brings it forth, soon slays with parching power. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 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! 
Author: Greg Anderson
Nationality: American   
 Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name! 
Author: William Winter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1836  - d. 30 June 1917
  
 Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 America is a strong nation and honorable in the use of our strength. We exercise power without conquest, and we sacrifice for the liberty of strangers. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 An infinite universe is at each moment opened to our view. And this universe is the sign and symbol of Infinite Power, Intelligence, Purity, Bliss, and Love. 
Author: William Ellery Channing
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1780  - d. 2 August 1842
  
 Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 Any discussion of the problems of being funny in America will not make sense unless we substitute the word wit for humor. Humor inspires sympathetic good-natured laughter and is favored by the ''healing-power'' gang. Wit goes for the jugular, not the jocular, and it's the opposite of football; instead of building character, it tears it down. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and force a new one that suits them better. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 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. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people. 
Author: Jean Fontaine
Nationality: Greek   
 Apt words have power to suage the tumours of a troubl'd mind. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. 
Author: Tench Coxe
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1755  - d. 17 July 1824
  
 As far as the job of President goes, its rewarding and I've given before this group the definition of happiness for the Greeks. I'll define it again: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. I find, therefore, that the Presidency provides some happiness. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 As long as American presidents praise freedom, they are permitted to seize as much power as they please. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 As wealth is power, so all power will infallibly draw wealth to itself by some means or other. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Bare-faced covetousness was the moving spirit of civilization from the first dawn to the present day.... 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. 
Author: James Garfield
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1831  - d. 19 September 1881
  
 Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. 
Author: Charles Reade
Nationality: English
b. 8 June 1814  - d. 11 April 1884
  
 Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; But if anything is within the powers and province of man, Believe that it is within your own compass also. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy 
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1898  - d. 24 December 1993
  
 Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent every ill-judged outlay. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Bilbo first finds the Ring, but knows not what he has stumbled into! Not far away was his island, of which Bilbo knew nothing, and there in his hiding-place he kept a few wretched oddments, and one very beautiful thing, very beautiful, very wonderful. He had a ring, a golden ring, a precious ring. 'My birthday-present!' he whispered to himself, as he had often done in the endless dark days. 'That's what he wants now, yes; we wants it!' He wanted it because it was a ring of power, and if you slipped that ring on your finger, you were invisible; only in the full sunlight could you be seen, and then only by your shadow, and that would be shaky and faint. 'My birthday-present! It came to me on my birthday, my precious.' 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile! 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 But soon Reflection's power imprest A stiller sadness on my breast; And sickly hope with waning eye Was well content to droop and die; I yielded to the stern decree, Yet heaved a languid Sigh for thee! 
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nationality: English
b. 21 October 1772  - d. 25 July 1834
  
 But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all. 
Author: George Santayana
Nationality: Spanish
b. 16 December 1863  - d. 26 September 1952
  
 Calmness is the cradle of power. 
Author: Josiah Holland
Nationality: American
b. December 1819  - d.  December 1881
  
 Chance is always powerful, Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. it is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits. 
Author: Justus von Liebig
Nationality: German
b. 12 May 1803  - d. 18 April 1873
  
 Christianity, above all, consoles; but there are naturally happy Souls who do not need consolation. Consequently, Christianity begins by making such souls unhappy, for otherwise it would have no power over them. 
Author: André Paul-Guillaume Gide
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1869  - d. 19 February 1951
  
 Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 Conceit spoils the finest genius.There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. 
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1832  - d. 6 March 1888
  
 Concentration is the factor that causes the great discrepancy between men and the results they achieve... the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability and concentrating on one point. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. 
Author: Thorstein Bunde Veblen
Nationality: American
b. December 1857  - d.  December 1929
  
 Courage consists of the power of self-recovery. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Culture implies all that which gives the mind possession of its own powers; as languages to the critic, telescope to the astronomer. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere. Get ready for tomorrow. 
Author: Harvey Mackay
Nationality: American
b. December 1933
  
 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. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. 
Author: Sydney J. Harris
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1917  - d. 08 December 1986
  
 Did is a word of achievement Won't is a word of defeat Might is a word of bereavement Can't is a word of defeat Ought is a word of duty Try is a word each hour Will is a word of beauty Can is a word of power. 
Author: Gerard Hargraves
Nationality: American   
 Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature; Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. 
Author: Phillips Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1835  - d. 23 January 1893
  
 Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 Doublethink means: The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. 
Author: Frederick Henry Hedge
Nationality: American
b. December 1805  - d. 21 August 1890
  
 During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man. 
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1588  - d. 4 December 1679
  
 Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days... What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Electricity originates inside clouds. There, it forms into lightning, which is attracted to the Earth by golfers. After entering the ground, the electricity hardens into coal, which, when dug up by power companies and burned in big ovens called 'generators,' turns back into electricity. where it is transformed by TV sets into commercials for beer, which passes through the consumers and back into the ground, thus completing what is known as a 'circuit. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 Enjoy the present smiling hour. And put it out of Fortune's power. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Even as the needle that directs the hour, (Touched with the loadstone) by the secret power Of hidden Nature, points upon the pole; Even so the wavering powers of my soul. 
Author: Francis Quarles
Nationality: English
b. 08 May 1592  - d. 8 September 1644
  
 Even weak men when united are powerful. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Every Communist must grasp the truth: 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.' 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Every crisis offers you extra desired power. 
Author: Dr. William Moulton Marston
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1893  - d. 02 May 1947
  
 Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do. 
Author: Edgar F. Roberts
Nationality: American   
 Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness. 
Author: Shakti Gawain
Nationality: American
b. 30 September 1948
  
 Everyone else is represented in Washington by a rich and powerful lobby, it seems. But there is no lobby for the people. 
Author: Shirley Chisholm
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1924  - d. 01 January 2005
  
 Everyone who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make their life full, significant, and interesting. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. 
Author: Rene Descartes
Nationality: French
b. 31 March 1596  - d. 11 February 1650
  
 Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well. 
Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti
Nationality: American
b. 04 April 1938  - d. 01 September 1989
  
 Fear was necessary to a religion which was to bring power to its leaders, for fear is the complement of power. Men seek power to gain their objective and to overawe their fellows: and simplicity must be disguised by mysticism for the glorification of the high priests of power. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Few enterprises of great labour or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little. 
Author: Rachel Carson
Nationality: American
b. December 1907  - d.  December 1964
  
 Forgetful youth! but know, the Power above With ease can save each object of his love; Wide as his will, extends his boundless grace. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 Freedom exists only with power. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Freedom has become merely another invocation to sanctify power. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 From the three water signs will be born a man who will celebrate Thursday as his feast day. His renown, praise, rule and power will grow on land and sea, bringing trouble to the East.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 General, your tank is a powerful vehicle. It smashes down forests and crushes a hundred men. But it has one defect. It needs a driver. 
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Nationality: German
b. 10 February 1898  - d. 14 August 1956
  
 Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent-the power to do the right thing the first time. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Genius is the power of lighting one's own fire. 
Author: John Foster
Nationality: English
b. December 1770  - d.  December 1843
  
 Genius, as an explosive power, beats gunpowder hollow. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 Give responsibility for the control of Iraq to the Royal Air Force, thus recognising the ability of air power to maintain effective control of a mandated territory with the maximum economy in the deployment of forces. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 God always answers our prayer.Either He changes the circumstances, or He supplies sufficient power to overcome them. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life.May I do Thy will always.Amen. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Happiness is not in strength, or wealth, or power, or in all three. It lies in ourselves... 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Happy the man who can endure the highest And the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Happy the man who early learns the wide chasm that lies Between his wishes and his powers! 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved. 
Author: Cornelius Nepos
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 25
  
 He hath no power that hath not power to use. 
Author: Philip James Bailey
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1816  - d. 6 September 1902
  
 He never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor paltered with Eternal God for power. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man ... The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people. 
Author: Samuel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1722  - d. 2 October 1803
  
 He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them. 
Author: Charles Kingsley
Nationality: English
b. 12 June 1819  - d. 23 January 1875
  
 He who has great power should use it lightly. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 He who makes another powerful ruins himself, for he makes the other so either by shrewdness or force, and both of these qualities are feared by the one who becomes powerful. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 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. 
Author: Joseph Conrad
Nationality: Polish
b. 3 December 1857  - d. 3 August 1924
  
 Here is the Golden Rule of sound citizenship, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: You get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you. 
Author: Albert Jay Nock
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1870  - d. 19 August 1945
  
 History has proven, God has never given anyone a dream Without also including the power to achieve that dream; It is up to us to claim the power and go after that dream, Or just claim , it was only a dream. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 History is powerful stuff. One day your world is fine. The next day it's knocked for a metaphysical loop. Was Napoleon really at Waterloo? Would that change what I had for breakfast? 
Author: Henry Bromel
Nationality: American   
 History teems with instances of truth put down by persecution... It is a piece of idle sentimentality that truth, merely as truth, has any inherent power denied to error, of prevailing against the dungeon and the stake. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms. 
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nationality: Indian
b. 12 May 1895  - d. 17 February 1986
  
 Horatio Alger's books conveyed a powerful message to me and many of my young friends - that if you worked hard at your trade, the big chance would eventually come. As a child I didn't regard it as a myth, and as an old man I think of it as the story of my life. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own powers. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 I cannot accept, your canon, that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favourable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 
Author: Lord John Emerich Acton
Nationality: English
b. 10 January 1834  - d. 19 June 1902
  
 I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hand of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to forment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation... Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex; regard us then as being placed by Providence under your protection, and in imitation of the Supreme Being make use of that power only for our happiness. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 I feel it now: there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it. All becoming has need me. 
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Nationality: Austrian
b. 4 December 1875  - d. 29 December 1926
  
 I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen. 
Author: Abd ar-Rahman III
Nationality: Spanish
b. December 912  - d.  December 961
  
 I have often asked myself why human beings have any rights at all. I always come to the conclusion that human rights, human freedoms, and human dignity have their deepest roots somewhere outside the perceptible world. These values are as powerful as they are because, under certain circumstances, people accept them without compulsion and are willing to die for them. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 I have said that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity: the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of reaction, the tranquillity gradually disappears, and an emotion, kindred to that which was before the subject of contemplation, is gradually produced, and does itself actually exist in the mind. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 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. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 I mean, someone has gone mad in there. God, what is democracy if you can't actually talk to the people? The only power government has is the power that the people yield to it to make decisions on their behalf. Hunters Hill will be sold. We won't even talk to them. The jet skis will be banned. We won't even talk to them. The hire car rules will be changed, and to hell with those people who'll lose money from hire car plates. And so, it goes on and on. And here we are now. A smart cookie, that fellow - Jonathan Fowler - and a very thorough practitioner. He thinks and deliberates about the interests and needs of his local government area. 
Author: Alan Jones
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 April 194143
  
 I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that, from the people, and for the people, all springs, and all must exist. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations. 
Author: H. G. Wells
Nationality: English
b. 21 September 1866  - d. 13 August 1946
  
 I think a poem (also) is a dream, a dream which you are willing to share with the community. It happens a writer often doesn't understand a poem until some months after he's written it -- just as a dreamer doesn't understand a dream. Being a poet in the United States has meant for me years of confusion, blundering, and self-doubt. The confusion lies in not knowing whether I am writing in the American language or the English or, more exactly, how much of the musical power of Chaucer, Marvell, and Keats can be kept in free verse. Not knowing how to live, or even how to make a living, results in blunders. And the self-doubt comes from living in small towns. 
Author: Robert Elwood Bly
Nationality: American
b. 223 December 1926
  
 I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time. 
Author: Nikita Khrushchev
Nationality: Russian
b. 17 April 1894  - d. 11 September 1971
  
 I will follow the white man's trail. I will make him my friend, but I will not bend my back to his burdens. I will be cunning as a coyote. I will ask him to help me understand his ways, then I will prepare the way for my children, and their children. The Great Spirit has shown me - a day will come when they will outrun the white man in his own shoes. 
Author: Many Horses
Nationality: Native American   
 I will greet this day with love in my heart. For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscles can split a shield and even destroy life itself but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of man. And until I master this act I will remain no more than a peddler in the marketplace. I will make love my greatest weapon and none on who I call can defend upon its force... my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 I would rather be a one-term President and do what I believe is right than to be a two-term President at the cost of seeing America become a second-rate power and to see this Nation accept the first defeat in its proud 190-year history. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self, in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one's nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes, discerned. This trust in one's nakedness is all that gives one the power to change one's robes. 
Author: James Arthur Baldwin
Nationality: American
b. 2 August 1924  - d. 30 November 1987
  
 If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure? 
Author: Harry Julius Shearer
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary 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. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. 
Author: Jane Austen
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1775  - d. 18 July 1817
  
 If I were asked to answer the following question: What is slavery?' and I should answer in one word, 'Murder! my meaning would be understood at once. No further argument would be required to show that the power to take from a man his thought, his will, his personality, is a power of life and death, and that to enslave a man is to kill him. Why, then, to this other question: 'What is property? may I not likewise answer 'Theft'? 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility! 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers. 
Author: King Frederick the Great - Frederick II
Nationality: Prussian
b. 24 January 1712  - d. 17 August 1786
  
 If it were in my power, I would be wiser; But a newly felt power carries me off in spite of myself; love leads me one way, my understanding another. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 If one asks the whence derives the Literatureity of fundamental ends, since they cannot be stated and justified merely by reason, one can only answer: they exist in a healthy society as powerful traditions, which act upon the conduct and aspirations and judgments of the individuals; they are there, that is, as something living, without its being necessary to find justification for their existence. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 If one were to take that goal out of out of its religious form and look merely at its purely human side, one might state it perhaps thus: free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also? 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. That is the secret. Start right now. 
Author: Sister Khöng Chän
Nationality: American   
 If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way. 
Author: Emile François Zola
Nationality: French
b. 2 April 1840  - d. 29 September 1902
  
 If, when the chips are down, the world's most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Imagination is the power that enables us to perceive the normal in the abnormal, the opposite of chaos in chaos. 
Author: Wallace Stevens
Nationality: American
b. 02 October 1879  - d. 02 August 1955
  
 Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows - only hard with luminous edges - and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 In all the affairs of this world, so much reputation is, in reality, so much power. 
Author: John Tillotson
Nationality: English
b. December 1630  - d.  December 1694
  
 In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it. 
Author: Francis Thompson
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1859  - d. 13 November 1907
  
 In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes. 
Author: Jane Austen
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1775  - d. 18 July 1817
  
 In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, when the mind has a passive sensibility, but no active strength; when the imagination is a mirror, imparting vividness to all ideas, without the power of selecting or controlling them; then pray that your grieves may slumber, and the brotherhood of remorse not break their chain. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 In the end, the state of the Union comes down to the character of the people. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, and it was not there. I sought for it in the fertile fields, and boundless prairies, and it was not there. I sought it in her rich mines, and vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection. 
Author: Charles Darwin
Nationality: English
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1882
  
 In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Individualism, so highly promoted in America, is not democratic because it sets the individual against and, indeed, above the community, and at the same time it withdraws from the community the power to do what is right by the community as a whole. 
Author: Sir Garfield Barwick
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 June 1903  - d. 14 July 1997
  
 Instruction enlarges the natural powers of the mind. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Internet publishing can be more powerful than print journalism, given its immediacy and lack of corporate or governmental filters. 
Author: Dave Winer
Nationality: American
b. 2 May 1955
  
 It is a commonplace that the characteristic virtue of Englishmen is their power sustained practical activity, and their characteristic vice a reluctance to test the quality of that activity by reference to principles. 
Author: Richard Henry Tawney
Nationality: English
b. 30 November 1880  - d. 16 January 1962
  
 It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It is an observation no less just than common, that there is no stronger test of a man's real character than power And Literatureity, exciting as they do every passion, and discovering every latent vice. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 It is far easier to reduce politicians' power than to raise their characters. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 It is Genius that gets power; and its prime lieutenants are Force and Wisdom. The unruliest of men bend before the leader that has the sense to see and the will to do. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning. 
Author: Salvador Dali
Nationality: Spanish
b. 11 May 1904  - d. 23 January 1989
  
 It is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check to power. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience. 
Author: Horace Bushnell
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1802  - d. 17 February 1876
  
 It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery. 
Author: Demosthenes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 It is one of the greatest economic errors to put any limitation upon production.... We have not the power to produce more than there is a potential to consume. 
Author: Louis Brandeis
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1856  - d. 5 October 1941
  
 It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are. 
Author: Clive James
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 October 1939
  
 It is possible for people to re-establish their power and their legitimacy. 
Author: John Ralston Saul
Nationality: Canadian
b. 19 June 1947
  
 Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 Knowledge - Zzzzzp! Money - Zzzzzp! - Power! That's the cycle democracy is built on! 
Author: Tennessee Williams
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1911  - d. 25 February 1983
  
 Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, And there is no knowledge that is not power. 
Author: Bishop Jeremy Taylor
Nationality: English
b. December 1613  - d. 13 August 1667
  
 Knowledge in the form of an informational commodity indispensable to productive power is already, and will continue to be, a major -perhaps the major - stake in the worldwide competition for power. It is conceivable that the nation-states will one day fight for control of information, just as they battled in the past for control over territory, and afterwards for control over access to and exploitation of raw materials and cheap labor. 
Author: Jean Francois Lyotard
Nationality: French
b. December 1924  - d.  December 1998
  
 Knowledge is convertible into power, and axioms into rules of utility and duty. But knowledge itself is not Power. Wisdom is Power; and her Prime Minister is Justice, which is the perfected law of Truth. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 Knowledge is power if you know it about the right person. 
Author: Ethel Mumford
Nationality: American
b. December 1878  - d.  December 1940
  
 Knowledge is power. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 ''Knowledge is power.'' Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge - broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heartthrobs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 Knowledge itself is power. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will. 
Author: Josiah Holland
Nationality: American
b. December 1819  - d.  December 1881
  
 Language - not money or force - provides legitimacy. The wordsmiths who serve our imagination are always devoted to communication. Clarity is always their method. Universality is their aim. The wordsmiths who serve established power, on the other hand, are always devoted to obscurity. They castrate the public imagination by subjecting language to a complexity which renders it private. Elitism is always their aim. The undoubted sign of a society well under control or in decline is that language has ceased to be a means of communication and has become instead a shield for those who master it. 
Author: John Ralston Saul
Nationality: Canadian
b. 19 June 1947
  
 Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 Language has not the power to speak what love indites: The soul lies buried in the ink that writes. 
Author: John Clare
Nationality: English
b. December 1793  - d.  December 1864
  
 Christianity is the greatest civilizing, moulding, uplifting power on this globe.  
Author: Mark Hopkins
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1813  - d. 29 March 1878
  
 Language was not powerful enough to describe the infant phenomenon. 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 Learning is like mercury, one of the most powerful and excellent things in the world in skilful hands; in unskilful, the most mischievous. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Let not thy Will roar, when thy Power can but whisper. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 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. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 Let us not be unmindful that liberty is power, that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon earth. 
Author: John Quincy Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1767  - d. 23 February 1848
  
 Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 Liberty and happiness have a powerful enemy on each hand; on the one hand tyranny, on the other licentiousness anarchy. To guard against the latter, it is necessary to give the proper powers to government; and to guard against the former, it is necessary that those powers should be properly distributed. 
Author: James Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1742  - d. 21 August 1798
  
 Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Lose this day loitering, 'Twill be the same story Tomorrow - and the next more dilatory. Then indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting overdays! Are you ernest? Seize this very minute! What you can do, or dream you can - begin it! Courage has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Love has power to give in a moment what toil can scarcely reach in an age. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Lust of power is the most flagrant of all passions. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Mabus will soon die, then will come A horrible undoing of people and animals, At once one will see vengeance, One hundred powers, thirst, famine, when the comet will pass. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Man has great power of speech, but the greater part thereof is empty and deceitful. The animals have little, but that little is useful and true; and better is a small and certain thing than a great falsehood. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Man is born to seek power, yet his actual condition makes him a slave to the power of others. 
Author: Hans Joachim Morgenthau
Nationality: American
b. 17 February 1904  - d. 19 July 1980
  
 Man is made or unmade by himself.By the right choice he ascends.As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 Man is the only creature endowed with the power of laughter; is he not also the only one that deserves to be laughed at? 
Author: Fulke Greville
Nationality: English
b. 03 October 1554  - d. 30 September 1628
  
 Man, if he compare himself with all that he can see, is at the zenith of power; But if he compare himself with all that he can conceive, he is at the nadir of weakness. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven. 
Author: Edward de Bono
Nationality: Maltese
b. 19 May 1933
  
 Many now believe that with the rise of the totalitarian State the world has entered upon a new era of barbarism. It has not. The totalitarian State is only the State; the kind of thing it does is only what the State has always done with unfailing regularity, if it had the power to do it, wherever and whenever its own aggrandizement made that kind of thing expedient. Give any State like power hereafter, and put it in like circumstances, and it will do precisely the same kind of thing. The State will unfailingly aggrandize itself, if only it has the power, first at the expense of its own citizens, and then at the expense of anyone else in sight. It has always done so, and always will. 
Author: Albert Jay Nock
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1870  - d. 19 August 1945
  
 Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men in Great Place are thrice Servants: Servants of the Sovereign or State; Servants of Fame; and Servants of Business ... It is a strange desire to seek Power and to lose Liberty. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Mind is the Master-power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills.He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 Money is power. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Nature pleases, attracts, delights, merely because it is nature. We recognize in it an Infinite Power. 
Author: Wilhelm von Humboldt
Nationality: German
b. 22 June 1767  - d. 8 April 1835
  
 Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Neither your life nor my life, nor the future of this country, will be affected in the slightest by whether Linda Tripp is naughty or nice. But if any president is able to commit crimes with impunity by using the vast powers and perquisites of his office to cover up, then we will have a danger of corruption and abuse of power that can only grow with the passing years and generations. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Never overestimate your power to change others. 
Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 Never underestimate your power to change yourself. 
Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 No power but Congress can declare war, but what is the value of this constitutional provision, if the President of his own Literatureity may make such military movements as must bring on war? 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope of its own activity. For the sake of this it will, and regularly does, commit any crime which circumstances make expedient. 
Author: Albert Jay Nock
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1870  - d. 19 August 1945
  
 Nor love, nor honour, wealth nor power, Can give the heart a cheerful hour When health is lost, be timely wise; With health all taste of pleasure flies. 
Author: John Gay
Nationality: English
b. 30 June 1685  - d. 4 December 1732
  
 Nor need we power or splendor, Wide hall or lordly dome; The good, the true, the tender- These form the wealth of home. 
Author: Sarah Josepha Hale
Nationality: American
b. 24 October 1788  - d. 30 April 1879
  
 Not all happiness the senses devour whoever loves less retains the power. 
Author: Manfred Jurgensen
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1940
  
 Not one of us knows what effect his life produces, and what he gives to others; that is hidden from us and must remain so, though we are often allowed to see some little fraction of it, so that we may not lose courage. The way in which power works is a mystery. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. 
Author: Sholem Asch
Nationality: American
b. 1 November 1880  - d. 10 July 1957
  
 Nothing destroys Literatureity so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power, pressed too far and relaxed too much. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Nothing else in the world - not all the armies - is so powerful as an idea whose time has come. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Nothing in the world is so powerful as an idea whose time has come. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it. 
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1712  - d. 2 July 1778
  
 Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Nothing is so weak and unstable as a reputation for power not based on force. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. 
Author: Eric Butterworth
Nationality: American   
 Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art. 
Author: Pietro Aretino
Nationality: Italian
b. 20 April 1492  - d. 21 October 1556
  
 Now one word in your ear. Perhaps I am mistaken: but I have sometimes thought that there was suggestion in what you say and write, of some private and special worry of your own. If that be so, don't suspect me for one moment of the impertinence of pushing into your affairs: but I have a genuine affection for you, and should be glad to help you in any way that was in my power. 
Author: Herbert Hensley Henson
Nationality: English
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1947
  
 Now those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let me remind you they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyranny. 
Author: Barry Goldwater
Nationality: American
b. 2 January 1909  - d. 29 May 1998
  
 Of newspaper barons: Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Of one thing the executive may be sure: that the majority want more of the good things of life, and if they can get them without undue personal effort, so much the better. So the executive naturally tends to promise material gain, contingent of course on his remaining in power. The impetus to personal rule is obvious. 
Author: Felix Morley
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1982
  
 Of Women: I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Okay, conservatives have changed my mind. Allowing gay marriage, I have been persuaded, will destroy the family, weaken Western civilization, turn America into Sodom and Gomorrah, increase the trade deficit with Japan, endanger the family farm and promote tooth decay. The impeccable logic of conservative opponents is simply too powerful to deny. 
Author: Stephen Chapman
Nationality: British   
 They follow by rule of thumb the ancient formulae about the House of Life and planets in the ascendant and the rest of it, but their language is sadly modernised, and their horoscopes, instead of being inscribed cabalistically upon parchment, are neatly typed upon the best quarto typing paper. In this, they commit an error of judgement which makes it difficult to have faith in their power of deciphering the future in the stars. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 One day the two great leaders will become friends Their great power will be seen to increase: The new land will be at the height of its power To the bloody one the numbers are reported.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering. 
Author: Alfred North Whitehead
Nationality: English
b. 15 February 1861  - d. 30 December 1947
  
 One of the less appealing aspects of bachelor communities, be they religious or secular, is that their members very easily become self-centred, self-protective and sadly deficient in compassion. The larger and more powerful the community, the more visible are its defects. 
Author: Morris Langlo West
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 April 1916  - d. 09 October 1999
  
 One of the most powerful things that citizens can do is to simply say no. 
Author: John Ralston Saul
Nationality: Canadian
b. 19 June 1947
  
 One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. 
Author: John Watson Foster
Nationality: American
b. 2 March 1836  - d. 15 November 1917
  
 One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 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. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Only one accomplishment is beyond both the power and the mercy of the Gods.They cannot make the past as though it had never been. 
Author: Aeschylus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 525  - d.  December 456
  
 Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Order means light and peace, inward liberty and free command over one's self; order is power. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being. 
Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1829  - d. 20 October 1900
  
 Perhaps things will go as horribly wrong as they did in Vietnam and any number of elsewheres. Perhaps young Arabs throughout the region and young Muslims throughout the world will not welcome another mighty display of US power and will hate the Americans - and those few countries that wholeheartedly endorse them - even more. So that the tragedy of the World Trade Center is echoed and amplified. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks. 
Author: Carol Botwin
Nationality: Australian   
 Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself - power and glory, or happiness. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 Power acquired by guilt was never used for a good purpose. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 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. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
  
 Power does not corrupt man; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Power dwells apart in its tranquility, Remote, serene, and inaccessible. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Power exercised with violence has seldom been of long duration, but temper and moderation generally produce permanence in all things. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Power gravitates to the man who knows how. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them. 
Author: James F. Byrnes
Nationality: American
b. 2 May 1879  - d. 9 April 1972
  
 Power invariably means both responsibility and danger. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Power is always gradually stealing away from the many to the few, because the few are more vigilant and consistent. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Power is more retained by wary measures than by daring counsels. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 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. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, But by striking true. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Power is not something that can be assumed or discarded at will like underwear. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents has always been tragic. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of power. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 Power is the ability not to have to please. 
Author: Elizabeth Janeway
Nationality: American
b. December 1913  - d.  December 2005
  
 Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones. 
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Nationality: American
b. 24 October 1932
  
 Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. 
Author: Henry Kissinger
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1923
  
 Power may be justly compared to a great river; while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed; it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes. 
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1757  - d. 12 July 1804
  
 Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power. 
Author: Malcolm X
Nationality: American
b. 19 May 1925  - d. 21 February 1965
  
 Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity; and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Power, like lightning, injures before its warning. 
Author: Pedro Calderon
Nationality: Spanish
b. 17 January 1600  - d. 25 May 1681
  
 Power, like the diamond dazzles the beholder, and also the wearer; it dignifies meanness, it magnifies littleness; to what is contemptible, it gives Literatureity, to what is low, exaltation. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Power, like the diamond, dazzle. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there. 
Author: 1st Earl of Stockton Harold Macmillan
Nationality: British
b. 10 February 1894  - d. 29 December 1986
  
 Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity... It is not only worship; it is also an invisible emanation of man's worshipping spirit - the most powerful form of energy that one can generate. 
Author: Alexis Carrel
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1873  - d. 5 November 1944
  
 Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. 
Author: Ezra Pound
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1885  - d. 1 November 1972
  
 Prudence consists in the power to recognize the nature of disadvantages and to take the less disagreeable as good. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, 'What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.' But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary. 
Author: Anthony Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 29 February 1960
  
 Reason is like an officer when the King appears; The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun. 
Author: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi
Nationality: Persian
b. 30 September 1207  - d. 17 December 1273
  
 Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting. 
Author: Arthur Brisbane
Nationality: American
b. December 1864  - d.  December 1936
  
 Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life -- there, if one must speak out, the real man. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. 
Author: Josiah Holland
Nationality: American
b. December 1819  - d.  December 1881
  
 Righteousness, or justice, is, undoubtedly of all the virtues, the surest foundation on which to create and establish a new state. But there are two nobler virtues, industry and frugality, which tend more to increase the wealth, power and grandeur of the community, than all the others without them. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Science deals only with phenomena, and is but charlatanism when it babbles about the powers or causes that produce these, or what the things are, in essence, of which it gives us merely the names. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches! 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a confiding thought, a simple movement of heart towards God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and the courage that we need. 
Author: François Fénelon
Nationality: French
b. 6 August 1651  - d. 7 January 1715
  
 Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 Simple doctrine was wrapped round and round with dogma so involved that the seed which had been planted by Jesus Christ was hidden and forgotten: taking the place of the wandering teacher who had given up all his worldly goods to the poor and followed in his Master's footsteps, there were the powerful men of the Church. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Since it has not been possible to neuter political power, citizens' thinking on government has been neutered instead. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Since people, in a competitive or any other society, are by no means always just to each other, some regulation by the state in its capacity of umpire is unavoidable, What must be kept in mind is that the greatest injustice of all is done when the umpire forgets that he too is bound by the rules, and begins to make them as between contestants on behalf of his own prejudices. 
Author: Felix Morley
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1982
  
 So many great nobles, things, administrations, So many high chieftains, so many brave nations, So many proud princes, and power so splendid, In a moment, a twinkling, all utterly ended. 
Author: Jacopone da Todi
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1228  - d.  December 1306
  
 So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 So weak thou art that fools thy power despise; And yet so strong, thou triumph'st o'er the wise. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 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. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask persmission to know it and be known. The forest beathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows Where you are. You must let it find you. 
Author: David Wagoner
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents. 
Author: John W. Gardner
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1912  - d. 16 February 2002
  
 Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him. 
Author: William Carleton
Nationality: Irish
b. 20 February 1794  - d. 30 January 1869
  
 Stupidity is like nuclear power, it can be used for good or evil. But you still don't want to get any on you. 
Author: Scott Raymond Adams
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1957
  
 Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. 
Author: Michael Keller Ditka
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Taught by that Power that pities me, I learn to pity them. 
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Nationality: British
b. 10 November 1730  - d. 4 April 1774
  
 Television is simultaneously blamed, often by the same people, for worsening the world and for being powerless to change it. 
Author: Clive James
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 October 1939
  
 That dire disease, whose ruthless power Withers the beauty's transient flower. 
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Nationality: British
b. 10 November 1730  - d. 4 April 1774
  
 The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary. 
Author: Francis William Newman
Nationality: English
b. 27 June 1805  - d. 7 August 1897
  
 The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of our great men. 
Author: Captain J. A. Hatfield
Nationality: American   
 The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man; for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety. 
Author: Charles Darwin
Nationality: English
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1882
  
 The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The Australian Democrats will keep the bastards honest if they win the balance of power at the Senate election. 
Author: Don Leslie Chipp
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 August 1925  - d. 28 August 2006
  
 The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats though unseen among us. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 The balance of power. 
Author: Sir Robert Walpole
Nationality: English
b. 26 August 1676  - d. 18 March 1745
  
 The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process. 
Author: Barbara Colorose
Nationality: English   
 The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 The Chinese say that water is the most powerful element, because it is perfectly nonresistent. It can wear away a rock and sweep all before id. 
Author: Tom Brokaw
Nationality: American
b. 06 February 1940
  
 The collection plate in the Sunday Service is sometimes objected to for aesthetic reasons, but it is an earnest, indeed a symbol, of the voluntary character of the association, and it should be interpreted in this fashion. It is a way of saying to the community, 'This is our voluntary, independent enterprise, and under God's mercy we who believe in it will support it. We do not for its support appeal to the coercive power of the state.'  
Author: James Luther Adams
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1901  - d. 26 July 1994
  
 The Constitution supposes what the history of all governments demonstrates, that the executive is the branch of power most interested in war and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care, vested the question of war in the legislature. If a president is successful in bypassing the Congress it is evident that the people are cheated out of the best ingredients in the government, the safeguards of peace which is the greatest of their blessings. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 The Corridors of Power. 
Author: C. P. Snow
Nationality: English
b. 15 October 1905  - d. 01 July 1980
  
 The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the creative is the desire to kill. 
Author: May Sarton
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1912  - d. 16 July 1995
  
 The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; But in charity there is no excess, neither can angel or man come in danger by it. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The Devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 The Eternal looked upon me for a moment with his eye of power, and annihilated me in his being, and became manifest to me in his essence. I saw I existed through him. 
Author: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi
Nationality: Persian
b. 30 September 1207  - d. 17 December 1273
  
 The exercise of power in this century has meant for all of us in the United States not arrogance, but agony. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The eye sees what it brings the power to see. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 The Federal Government will use its constitutional powers to override objections of state governments to the transport and storage of hazardous radioactive nuclear waste, including travelling through Sydney and the Blue Mountains. 
Author: Aban Contractor
Nationality: Australian   
 The friendship which is to be practised or expected by common mortals, must take its rise from mutual pleasure, and must end when the power ceases of delighting each other. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 The good want power, but to weep barren tears. The powerful goodness want: worse need for them. The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom; And all best things are thus confused to ill. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 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. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 The great man with vigor should demand the rightness of things, timeliness of action, and propriety of method. In this way, power does not degenerate into sheer force. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. 
Author: Alfred Adler
Nationality: Austrian
b. 7 February 1870  - d. 28 May 1937
  
 The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 The human mind is prone to pride even when not supported by power; how much more, then, does it exalt itself when it has that support. 
Author: Pope Gregory I
Nationality: Roman
b. December 540  - d. 12 March 604
  
 The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood... practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist... soon or late, it is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 ... the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all Literatureity, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power. 
Author: Duc de Lévis
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 1764  - d.  December 1830
  
 The king who delegates his power to other's hands But ill deserves the crown he wears. 
Author: Henry Brooke
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1703  - d. 10 October 1783
  
 The legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. 
Author: William Hazlitt
Nationality: English
b. 10 April 1778  - d. 18 September 1830
  
 The main reason to be opposed to political control of smoking is to keep power even the smallest and silliest kind of power out of the hands of members of a dangerous class, the class that knows what's good for us better than we do. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 The man who fears nothing is not less powerful than he who is feared by every one. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life, clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers. Even genius itself is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose. Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivalry of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in fine, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt. 
Author: Henry George
Nationality: American
b. 2 September 1839  - d. 2 October 1897
  
 The measure of man is what he does with power. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. 
Author: Herbert N. Casson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 September 1869  - d. 04 September 1951
  
 The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 The more powerful rulers become, the lower the odds for "free and fair elections." The bigger government becomes, the more votes it can buy. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 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.  
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolically devices. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth... it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family: We remain connected, even against our wills. 
Author: Anthony Brandt
Nationality: American
b. December 1936
  
 The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophesies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
  
 The past cannot be changed, the future is still in your power. 
Author: Hugh Lawson White
Nationality: American
b. December 1773  - d.  December 1840
  
 The philosopher is like a man fasting in the midst of universal intoxication.He alone perceives the illusion of which all creatures are the willing playthings; he is less duped than his neighbor by his own nature.He judges more sanely, he sees things as they are.It is in this that his liberty consists - in the ability to see clearly and soberly, in the power of mental record. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 The power is yours, but not the sight; You see not upon what you tread; You have the ages for your guide, But not the wisdom to be led. 
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Nationality: American
b. 22 December 1869  - d. 6 April 1935
  
 The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself Often well beyond any latent ability previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, The body is simply the means it uses. 
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Nationality: Australian
b. 14 August 1933
  
 The power of self-deception is great in the case of all men, but I incline to think that it is greatest in the case of a popular official such as a Bishop, who never hears anything but his own voice, and the sycophantic acclamations which it evokes. 
Author: Herbert Hensley Henson
Nationality: English
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1947
  
 The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind! 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 The power that be, well most of the power that be, sits right here.Washington, D.C.June 18, 2001 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights, and responsibilities. 
Author: Ursula Kroeber LeGuin
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive. 
Author: Edward Gibbon
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1737  - d. 16 January 1794
  
 The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public. 
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1925  - d. 6 June 1968
  
 The proof of a thing's being right is that it has power over the heart; that it excites us, wins us, or helps us. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away. 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 The reward of one duty is the power to fulfil another. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed. 
Author: Edwin Whipple
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1819  - d. 16 June 1886
  
 The secret of all power is - save your force. If you want high pressure you must choke off waste. 
Author: Joseph Farrell
Nationality: Irish
b. 1 July 1905  - d. 24 November 1999
  
 The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good. 
Author: Baltasar Gracián
Nationality: Spanish
b. 08 January 1601  - d. 06 December 1658
  
 The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity: with its highest powers it touches Eternity, with its lower Time. 
Author: Meister Eckhart
Nationality: German
b. December 1260  - d.  December 1327
  
 The speeches of Lake Leman become angered. The days drag out into weeks: Then months, then years, then all will fail, The Literatureities will damn their useless powers.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air. 
Author: Thomas Starr King
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1824  - d. 4 March 1864
  
 The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 The Supreme Truth exists both internally and externally, in the moving and non-moving. He is beyond the power of material senses to see or know. Although, far, far away, he is also near to all. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: English   
 The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. 
Author: William Penn
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1644  - d. 30 June 1718
  
 The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture. 
Author: Sigmund Freud
Nationality: Austrian
b. 6 May 1856  - d. 23 September 1939
  
 The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish. 
Author: Samuel Gompers
Nationality: American
b. 27 January 1850  - d. 13 December 1924
  
 The true beauty of nature is her amplitude; she exists neither for nor because of us, and possesses a staying power that all our nuclear arsenals cannot threaten - much as we can easily destroy our puny selves. 
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1941  - d. 29 May 2002
  
 The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision. 
Author: Robyn Davidson
Nationality: Australian
b. 06 September 1950
  
 The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.  
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 The two will not remain united for long, And within thirteen years they give in to Barbary power. There will be such a loss on both sides That one will bless the Bark and cape.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The universe is moved by a power which cycles endlessly from day to day. Such greatness endures for all time. As in heaven, so on earth. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalled catastrophes. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The US must carry out some act somewhere in the world which shows its' determination to continue to be a world power. 
Author: Henry Kissinger
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1923
  
 The very idea of the power and the right of the People to establish Government, presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 The Way of strategy is the Way of nature. When you appreciate the power of nature, knowing the rhythm of any situation, you will be able to hit the enemy naturally and strike naturally. 
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1584  - d.  December 1645
  
 The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish good results while the strongest, by dispersing his effort over many chores, may fail to accomplish anything. Drops of water, by continually falling, hone their passage through the hardest of rocks but the hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar and leaves no trace behind. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 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. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 There is no knowledge that is not power. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 There is nothing so powerful as truth; And often nothing so strange. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 There is nothing which power cannot believe of itself, when it is praised as equal to the gods. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 There is only one institution that can arrogate to itself the power legally to trade by means of rubber checks: the government. And it is the only institution that can mortgage your future without your knowledge or consent: government securities (and paper money) are promissory notes on future tax receipts, i.e. on your future production. 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 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. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 There is only one time that is important - NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time hat we have any power. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 There is something in the nature of things which the mind of man, which reason, which human power cannot effect, and certainly that which produces this must be better than man. What can this be but God? 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men. 
Author: Captain J. A. Hadfield
Nationality: American   
 This force, which is the best thing in you, your highest self, will never respond to any ordinary half-hearted call, or any milk-and-water endeavor, It can only be reached by your supremest call, your supremest effort. It will respond only to the call that is backed up by the whole of you, not part of you; you must be all there in what you are trying to do. You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure... Only a masterly call, a masterly will, a supreme effort, intense and persistent application, can unlock the door to your inner treasure and release your highest powers. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 This is a sad day for all of us, and to none is it sadder than to me. Everything that I have worked for, everything that I have hoped for, everything that I believed in during my public life, has crashed into ruins. There is only one thing left for me to do; that is, to devote what strength and powers I have to forwarding the victory of the cause for which we have to sacrifice so much. I cannot tell what part I may be allowed to play myself; I trust I may live to see the day when Hitlerism has been destroyed and a liberated Europe has been re-established.  
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past. 
Author: Agathon
Nationality: Greek
b. December 448  - d.  December 400
  
 Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
  
 Those things which the English public never forgives - youth, power and enthusiasm. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Though men now possess the power to dominate and exploit every corner of the natural world, nothing in that fact implies that they have the right or the need to do so.  
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 Thought... quickly tends to convert itself into a power, And organizes a huge instrumentality of means. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Thoughts mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire are powerful things. 
Author: Napolean Hill
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1883  - d. 08 November 1970
  
 Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. He paused, and then said in a deep voice, 'This is the Master-Ring, the One Ring to rule them all. This is the One Ring lost many years ago, to the great weakening of its maker's power. Now, he greatly desires to have it again, - but he must NOT get it' 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Throughout the history of the United States, war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has been the lever by which presidents and other national officials have bolstered the power of the state in the face of tenacious popular resistance. 
Author: Bruce Porter
Nationality: British   
 Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 'Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power. 
Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Nationality: English
b. 26 May 1689  - d. 21 August 1762
  
 To be a revolutionary you have to be human being. You have to care about people who have no power. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 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. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who seek it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 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. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 To sleep I give my powers away; My will is bondsman to the dark. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. 
Author: John W. Gardner
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1912  - d. 16 February 2002
  
 True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 Truth and, by consequence, liberty, will always be the chief power of honest men. 
Author: Madame de Stael
Nationality: Czechoslovakian   
 Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance. 
Author: Anthony Ashley-Cooper
Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1671  - d. 4 February 1713
  
 Truth-telling and persuasion are better instruments of action in American democracy than lying, control and demagogy as long as citizens respond to 'the better angels of our nature.' The presidency is the seat of power and an engine for policy making, but it is also a moral agent for the articulation of the ideals of American democracy. The character of American governmental institutions and political culture invites presidents to be moral leaders. 
Author: Ervin C. Hargrove
Nationality: American   
 Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. 
Author: Eliezer Wiesel
Nationality: Romanian
b. 30 September 1928
  
 Unlimited power corrupts the possessor. 
Author: William Pitt the Elder
Nationality: English
b. 15 November 1708  - d. 11 May 1778
  
 Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, 'This I am today; that I will be tomorrow. ' 
Author: Louis L'Amour
Nationality: American
b. 22 March 1908  - d. 10 June 1988
  
 Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born. 
Author: Matthew Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 24 December 1822  - d. 15 April 1888
  
 Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 We are born to inquire after truth; it belongs to a greater power to possess it. It is not, as Democritus said, hid in the bottom of the deeps, but rather elevated to an infinite height in the divine knowledge. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes - unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. 
Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Nationality: American
b. 08 July 1926  - d. 24 August 2004
  
 We can never establish with certainty what part of our relations with others is the result of our emotions - love, antipathy, charity, or malice - and what part is predetermined by the constant power play among individuals. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it. 
Author: Max Lerner
Nationality: American
b. 02 December 1902  - d. 05 June 1992
  
 We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us. 
Author: Joseph Joubert
Nationality: French
b. 7 May 1754  - d. 4 May 1824
  
 We have it in our power to begin the world over again. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 We never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers. 
Author: Marguerite Blessington
Nationality: Irish
b. 1 September 1789  - d. 4 June 1849
  
 We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to human folly. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: Irish   
 We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 We should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. 
Author: Ezra Pound
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1885  - d. 1 November 1972
  
 We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. 
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1898  - d. 13 March 1943
  
 Wealth is of all things the most esteemed by men and has the greatest power of all things in the world. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 Wealth may be an ancient thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 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. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 What a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 What boundary ever set limits to the service of mankind. 
Author: Claudian
Nationality: Greek   
 What in fact have I achieved, however much it may seem? Bits and pieces... trivialities. But here they won't tolerate anything else, or anything more. If I wanted to take one step in advance of the current views and opinions of the day, that would put paid to any power I have. Do you know what we are... those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 What luck for rulers that men do not think. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 What men want is not talent; it is purpose; in other words, not the power to achieve, but the will to labour. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.  
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart? 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 What power has law where only money rules. 
Author: Petronius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 2  - d.  December 66
  
 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. 
Author: Alexander Graham Bell
Nationality: American
b. 3 March 1847  - d. 2 August 1922
  
 Whatever disgrace we may have deserved, it is almost always in our power to re-establish our character. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power of the state... this violates a fundamental rule of happy living: Never let the people with all the money and the people with all the guns be the same people. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say ''amen'' to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 When human power becomes so great and original that we can account for it only as a kind of divine imagination, we call it genius. 
Author: William Crashaw
Nationality: American   
 When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous - a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change - and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it - at which point they can become human too. 
Author: Bayard Rustin
Nationality: American
b. 17 March 1912  - d. 24 August 1987
  
 When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable. 
Author: Rene Descartes
Nationality: French
b. 31 March 1596  - d. 11 February 1650
  
 When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgement. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. 
Author: Jimi Hendrix
Nationality: African-American
b. 27 January 1942  - d. 18 September 1970
  
 When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued. 
Author: Julia Margaret Cameron
Nationality: English
b. 11 June 1815  - d. 26 January 1879
  
 When we blame, we give away our power. 
Author: Greg Anderson
Nationality: American   
 When we say ''science'' we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science, the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity manipulated by a sort of priestcraft into a great religious and political weapon. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 When you blame others, you give up your power to change. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. 
Author: Hugh Lawson White
Nationality: American
b. December 1773  - d.  December 1840
  
 Where a government has come into power through some form of popular vote, fraudulent or not, and maintains at least an appearance of constitutional legality, the guerrilla outbreak cannot be promoted, since the possibilities of peaceful struggle have not yet been exhausted. 
Author: Che Guevara
Nationality: Argentinean
b. 14 June 1928  - d. 910 December 1967
  
 Who holds a power but newly gained is ever stern of mood. 
Author: Aeschylus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 525  - d.  December 456
  
 Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping, and watching for the morrow, He knows ye not, ye gloomy Powers. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 Why do you have the right to run a factory just because you own it? You ought to have the power to run it because you are a human being. 
Author: Dr. Jim Cairns
Nationality: Australian
b. 4 October 1914  - d. 12 October 2003
  
 Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs. 
Author: Maxwell Maltz
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1899  - d. 07 April 1975
  
 Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness. 
Author: Erica Jong
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1942
  
 Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance-the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Words are both better and worse than thoughts, they express them, and add to them; they give them power for good or evil; they start them on an endless flight, for instruction and comfort and blessing, or for injury and sorrow and ruin. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will like them only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them. 
Author: Anacharsis
Nationality: Scythian
b. December 600
  
 You can increase your brain power three to fivefold simply by laughing and having fun before working on a problem. 
Author: Doug Hall
Nationality: American   
 You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round ... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours ... Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and soit is in everything where power moves. 
Author: Black Elk
Nationality: Native American
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1950
  
 You have power over your mind - not outside events.Realize this, and you will find strength. 
Author: Laozi
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 604  - d.  December 531
  
 You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power - he's free again. 
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Nationality: Russian
b. 11 December 1918  - d. 03 August 2008
  
 You see what power is - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them! 
Author: Amy Tan
Nationality: American
b. December 1952
  
 We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power.  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.  
Author: George Frost Kennan
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1904  - d. 17 March 2005
  
 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.  
Author: Jean Houston
Nationality: American
b. 10 May 1937
  
 All of a sudden, just within the last three decades with the emergence of microtechnology, we have on the order of a thousand times better algorithms, five hundred thousand times more computing power per individual, and five hundred million times more mobility of information.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 The point of power is always in the present moment. 
Author: Louise L. Hay
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1926
  
 My brother was a great audience, and if he liked the picture, he would laugh and laugh and laugh, and he would want to keep the picture. Making people laugh with an image I had created . . . what power that was! 
Author: Lynn Johnston
Nationality: Canadian
b. 28 May 1947
  
 Just as the slave master required the slaves to imitate the image he had of them, so women, who live in a relatively powerless position, politically and economically, feel obliged by a kind of implicit force to live up to culture's image of what is female. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other as this Writ of Assistance is.  
Author: James Otis
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1725  - d. 23 May 1783
  
 I may safely predict that the education of the future will be inventive-minded. It will believe so profoundly in the high value of the inventive or creative spirit that it will set itself to develop that spirit by all means within its power. 
Author: Harry A. Overstreet
Nationality: American   
 The very essence of all power to influence lies in getting the other person to participate. The mind that can do that has a powerful leverage on his human world. 
Author: Harry A. Overstreet
Nationality: American   
 Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government.  
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.  
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it. 
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious. 
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 Eileen Power dealt with history. She became distinguished for her fine scholarship and her utter charm, which captivated many of both sexes. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not. 
Author: David Seabury
Nationality: American   
 Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow. 
Author: David Seabury
Nationality: American   
 Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 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. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 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. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and Literatureized such a measure. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 It's all designed to keep people very much intimidated and not challenging the power. And I found the same old tactics worked in Congress too. 
Author: Maxine Waters
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1938
  
 I have more influence now than when I had the power. 
Author: Gough Whitlam
Nationality: Australian
b. 11 July 1916
  
 Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration. 
Author: Robert Moses
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1888  - d. 29 July 1981
  
 I don't think the advertisers have any real idea of their power not only to reflect but to mold society. 
Author: Marya Mannes
Nationality: American
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1990
  
 It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better. 
Author: Marya Mannes
Nationality: American
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1990
  
 Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.  
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. 
Author: Dr. William Moulton Marston
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1893  - d. 02 May 1947
  
 In the power and splendor of the universe, inspiration waits for the millions to come. Man has only to strive for it. Poems greater than the Iliad, plays greater than Macbeth, stories more engaging than Don Quixote await their seeker and finder. 
Author: John Edward Masefield
Nationality: English
b. 01 June 1878  - d. 12 May 1966
  
 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. 
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Nationality: American
b. 6 June 1913  - d. 20 December 1983
  
 Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers. 
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Nationality: American
b. 6 June 1913  - d. 20 December 1983
  
 Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes. 
Author: Thorstein Bunde Veblen
Nationality: American
b. December 1857  - d.  December 1929
  
 Stalin's henchman Molotov, 96, died old and in bed, a privilege he helped to deny to millions. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop? 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Let not men then in the pride of power, use the same arguments that tyrannic kings and venal ministers have used, and fallaciously assert that women ought to be subjected because she has always been so. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Like almost all assertions of federal power over the states, this one was based on the Constitution's commerce clause. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Take all your dukes and marquesses and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the power of gold. 
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1814  - d. 29 May 1877
  
 Although created out of nothing, that is, through and out of God, he cannot of his own power resolve himself back into this nothingness. 
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Nationality: German
b. 06 December 1823  - d. 28 October 1900
  
 Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 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. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 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. 
Author: John Galsworthy
Nationality: English
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1933
  
 When man evolved pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different. 
Author: John Galsworthy
Nationality: English
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1933
  
 Constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his Literatureity as far as it will go. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 In a republic, the sudden rise of a private citizen to exorbitant power produces monarchy, or something more than monarchy. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Power ought to serve as a check to power. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude. We cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The powerful men in my life have always believed in me: my husband, my son. 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech. 
Author: Marcus Fabius Quintillian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 If you put together all the Christians in the world, with their Emperors and their Kings, the whole of these Christians, - aye, and throw in the Saracens to boot, - would not have such power, or be able to do so much as this Kublai, who is Lord of all the Tartars in the world. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 People who live in the post-totalitarian system know only too well that the question of whether one or several political parties are in power, and how these parties define and label themselves, is of far less importance than the question of whether or not it is possible to live like a human being. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 Public radio has always been so powerless. 
Author: Bob Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 We can all have strong views, and they may differ, but the issue that is on the table is really where we stand on the power of one nation, and the exercise of that power. And where we believe that the popular voice and will are being overridden by factions which are totally undemocratic. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being. I know it sounds corny. 
Author: Lucinda Williams
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1953
  
 When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 But Racine's extraordinary powers as a writer become still more obvious when we consider that besides being a great poet he is also a great psychologist. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 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. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.Begin, and then the work will be completed. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Every man thinks God is on his side.The rich and powerful know he is. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression. 
Author: Edward Hopper
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1882  - d. 15 May 1967
  
 All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. 
Author: Beatrix Potter
Nationality: English
b. 28 July 1866  - d. 22 December 1943
  
 When you perform you are out of yourself-larger and more potent, more beautiful. You are for minutes heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours nightly. 
Author: Agnes de Mille
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1905  - d. 07 October 1993
  
 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. 
Author: Agnes de Mille
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1905  - d. 07 October 1993
  
 The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good. 
Author: Catherine Ponder
Nationality: American   
 Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets. 
Author: Nido Qubein
Nationality: American   
 If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?  
Author: Linda Ellerbee
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1944
  
 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. 
Author: Stanley Kubrick
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1928  - d. 07 March 1999
  
 Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world. 
Author: William Shenstone
Nationality: English
b. 18 November 1714  - d. 11 February 1763
  
 Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it. 
Author: John Henrik Clarke
Nationality: American
b. 1 January 1915  - d. 16 July 1998
  
 Power without abuse loses its charm. 
Author: Paul Valéry
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1871  - d. 20 July 1945
  
 One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness. 
Author: John Howe
Nationality: English
b. 17 May 1630  - d. 2 April 1705
  
 Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I'm not a dictator. It's just that I have a grumpy face.  
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 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. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.  
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Nationality: English
b. December 1343  - d. 25 October 1400
  
 I do not have power of attorney over first graders. 
T.V. Series: The Simpsons
Nationality: American   
 Powerful indeed is the empire of habit. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 Heroic deeds, to use whatever dower, Heaven has bestowed, To test our utmost power. 
Author: Sarah Knowles Bolton
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1841  - d. 21 February 1916
  
 Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. 
Author: Henry George
Nationality: American
b. 2 September 1839  - d. 2 October 1897
  
 What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power. 
Author: Henry George
Nationality: American
b. 2 September 1839  - d. 2 October 1897
  
 For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia. 
Author: William Saroyan
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1908  - d. 18 May 1981
  
 No one deserves to be asked to lend their goodness, if he doesn't have the power to be bad 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Do not disdain the powers of a small body; He may be strong in counsel though nature denies him strength. 
Author: Dionysius Cato
Nationality: Roman
b. December 300
  
 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. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 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? 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 The government understands - every government, every administration, both parties, understands - that that power, they just don't have. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun. 
Author: Robert Burton
Nationality: English
b. 8 February 1577  - d. 25 January 1640
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1225  - d. 7 March 1274
  
 I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 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. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 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. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Enthusiasm - the sustaining power of all great action. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.  
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Since I am a man, my heart is three or four times less sensitive, because I have three or four times as much power of reason and experience of the world - a thing which you women call hard-heartedness. As a man, I can take refuge in having mistresses. The more of them I have, and the greater the scandal, the more I acquire reputation and brilliance in society. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 Why does he not know how to select servants? The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 The pleasures and the cares of the luckiest ambition, even of limitless power, are nothing next to the intimate happiness that tenderness and love give. I am man before being a prince, and when I have the good fortune to be in love, my mistress addresses a man and not a prince. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man? There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and Literatureity are derived, and treats him accordingly. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 In August 1967 I spent a few days in New Delhi, visiting a friend who had been a law school classmate seven years earlier. She was a princess - a genuine one, from a still-powerful regal family. In New York, when we were studying together, I had taken her to a Yankee game. In New Delhi she reciprocated by taking me to her fortune-teller - not just hers, but that of a bevy of Indian leaders, including former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter and successor as prime minister, Indira Gandhi.... Before I was thirty-five, he said, I would go to my country's capital to work on something that was important. The work, he said, would make me famous. It was not the sort of prediction that one entirely forgets. I was then thirty-one. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I think judges have some benign power, like to say that the lights have to be turned on, the county commission has to pay the bills so you can operate the court. 
Author: Judge Mills Lane
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1936
  
 Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.' 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands. 
Author: Spiro Agnew
Nationality: American
b. 9 November 1918  - d. 17 September 1996
  
 Black Power simply means: Look at me, I'm here. I have dignity. I have pride. I have roots. I insist, I demand that I participate in those decisions that affect my life and the lives of my children. It means that I am somebody 
Author: Whitney Young Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1921  - d. 11 March 1971
  
 The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God. 
Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 January 1893  - d. 7 March 1952
  
 Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past. 
Author: Mohammed Aldouri
Nationality: Iraqi
b. December 1942
  
 The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.  
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 Order is power. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Friends and fellow citizens: I stand before you tonight under indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election, without having a lawful right to vote. It shall be my work this evening to prove to you that in thus voting, I not only committed no crime, but, instead, simply exercised my citizen's rights, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any state to deny. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 For any state to make sex a qualification that must ever result in the disfranchisement of one entire half of the people, is to pass a bill of attainder, or, an ex post facto law, and is therefore a violation of the supreme law of the land. By it the blessings of liberty are forever withheld from women and their female posterity. To them this government has no just powers derived from the consent of the governed. To them this government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor. An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 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. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 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. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 So much of it is power to weight, so I've got to increase the power and lower the weight and, you know, you can lower the weight anywhere, but you can't increase the power just anywhere. To increase the power, you have to have great training. 
Author: Lance Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1971
  
 Rogue states never turn out to be quite the pariahs they are deemed. They are only able to cause, or at least threaten to cause, mayhem because they enjoy the covert support - usually by means of technology transfers - of one or more major powers within the charmed circle of global 'good guys'. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Whether manufactured by black, white, brown or yellow hands, a widget remains a widget - and it will be bought anywhere if the price and quality are right. The market is a more powerful and more reliable liberating force than government can ever be. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Individualism has come in for an enormous amount of criticism over the years. It still does. It is widely assumed to be synonymous with selfishness...But the main reason why so many people in power have always disliked individualism is because it is individualists who are ever keenest to prevent the abuse of Literatureity. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 There was a secondary factor there. That part is the oil center of the world. Oil is vital to the economy of the world. If you didn't stop him, and didn't turn him back, he would have gone over the border to Saudi Arabia, over to Bahrain, to Dubai and right down the west side of the Gulf and in fact could have got access and control of 65% of the world's oil reserves, from which he could have blackmailed every nation. So there were two things, aggressors must be stopped and turned back, and he must not get control of this enormously powerful economic weapon. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 The force of vapour is another fertile source of moving power; but even in this case it cannot be maintained that power is created. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions. 
Author: Roger Babson
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1875  - d. 5 March 1967
  
 An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it. 
Author: Richard David Bach
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1936
  
 You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. 
Author: Richard David Bach
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1936
  
 In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power. 
Author: Orville Wright
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1871  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds. 
Author: Orville Wright
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1871  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 We were then satisfied that, with proper lubrication and better adjustments, a little more power could be expected. The completion of the motor according to drawing was, therefore, proceeded with at once. 
Author: Orville Wright
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1871  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 My voice proclaims How exquisitely the individual Mind And the progressive powers perhaps no less Of the whole species to the external World Is fitted: and how exquisitely, too, Theme this but little heard of among Men, The external World is fitted to the Mind . 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. 
Author: Ansel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1902  - d. 22 April 1984
  
 I love all kinds of music.I remember that San Quentin show as one of the most powerful experiences of my life. 
Author: Boz Scaggs
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1944
  
 To live happily is an inward power of the soul. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 You have power over your mind - not outside events .Realize this, and you will find strength. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Happiest state of mind and the noblest affection, which doth so fill and possess all the powers of the mind. The only passion that openeth the heart. A fountain of curiosity, a most sweet ground set with infinite change resulting in the common and natural desire of children. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Printing, gunpowder and the compass: These three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world; the first in literature, the second in warfare, the third in navigation; whence have followed innumerable changes, in so much that no empire, no sect, no star seems to have exerted greater power and influence in human affairs than these mechanical discoveries. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The executive power is better to be trusted when it has no screen. Sir, we have a responsibility in the person of our President; he cannot act improperly, and hide either his negligence or inattention; he cannot roll upon any other person the weight of his criminality; no appointment can take place without his nomination; and he is responsible for every nomination he makes... far from being above the laws, he is amenable to them in his private character as a citizen, and in his public character by impeachment. 
Author: James Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1742  - d. 21 August 1798
  
 There is only one power and one dictatorship whose organisation is salutary and feasible: it is that collective, invisible dictatorship of those who are allied in the name of our principle. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 This dictatorship will be all the more salutary and effective for not being dressed up in any official power or extrinsic character. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Czar himself. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 The mind is more powerful than anything in the world. If we were able to use our full minds, we would probably destroy ourselves and the world. 
Author: Justin Timberlake
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1981
  
 Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 These tactics are based on an accurate estimation of human weakness and must lead to success, with almost mathematical certainty, unless the other side also learns how to fight poison gas with poison gas. The weaker natures must be told that here it is a case of to be or not to be. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Great liars are also great magicians. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator - by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The art of leadership consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The great mass of people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment. 
Author: Charles Manson
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1934
  
 I ain't got no magical powers and mystical trips and all that kind of crap. It's kind of silly. 
Author: Charles Manson
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1934
  
 Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war. 
Author: Pierre Curie
Nationality: French
b. 15 May 1859  - d. 19 April 1906
  
 Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic. 
Author: Alexis Carrel
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1873  - d. 5 November 1944
  
 Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition. 
Author: Henry Clay, Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1777  - d. 29 June 1852
  
 If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 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. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of Literatureity that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events. 
Author: Barbara Olson
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1955  - d. 11 September 2001
  
 The power of the sword, say the minority is in the hands of Congress. 
Author: Tench Coxe
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1755  - d. 17 July 1824
  
 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. 
Author: Rita Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 1 May 1945
  
 Kafka: cries of helplessness in twenty powerful volumes. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Money: power at its most liquid. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Who would not give up wit for power and beauty? 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment. 
Author: Robert Joseph Collier
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1876  - d. 9 November 1918
  
 The source and center of all man's creative power is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.  
Author: Robert Joseph Collier
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1876  - d. 9 November 1918
  
 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. 
Author: Robert Joseph Collier
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1876  - d. 9 November 1918
  
 I want to have some effect on the way the world works in whatever way I can, and I also want to have the power to help get the movies that I think are important made. 
Author: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Nationality: American
b. 16 November 1977
  
 Of course, the last power shortage we had at the White House lasted four years! 
Author: Mark Russell
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1932
  
 After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor. 
Author: George William Russell
Nationality: Irish
b. 10 April 1867  - d. 17 July 1935
  
 Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nationality: British
b. 30 August 1797  - d. 1 February 1851
  
 The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.  
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other animals is the means of his support-the power which he possesses of very greatly increasing these means.  
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 Wherever there is liberty, the power of increase is exerted, and the superabundant effects are repressed afterwards by want of room and nourishment. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. 
Author: David Brinkley
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1920  - d. 11 June 2003
  
 One thing about these storms, we know how disruptive things can be when we depend on the system to keep working. What would happen if the terrorists do it? Knock down the power, destroy bridges, cut the water supply? 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 I think for us to get American military personnel involved in a civil war inside Iraq would literally be a quagmire. Once we got to Baghdad, what would we do? Who would we put in power? What kind of government? Would it be a Sunni government, a Shia government, a Kurdish government? Would it be secular, along the lines of the Baath party, would it be fundamentalist Islamic? I do not think the United States wants to have U.S. military forces accept casualties and accept responsibility of trying to govern Iraq. I think it makes no sense at all. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 How could any responsible leader have ignored the Iraqi threat? If we had not acted, Saddam Hussein and his sons would still be in power. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 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 powerful good, and endanger her very existence. Leave her to march freely through the centuries to come, as in the years that have gone. Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance; this great land of ordered liberty. For if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 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. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 We should never suffer Cuba to pass from the hands of Spain to any other European power. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 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. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 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. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 There is, in a competitive society, nobody who can exercise even a fraction of the power which a socialist planning board would possess. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station. 
Author: Robbie Coltrane
Nationality: Scottish
b. 30 March 1950
  
 You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow. 
Author: Jack Black
Nationality: American
b. 28 August 1969
  
 When you have a person in power who punishes people for speaking their mind, it's truly dangerous. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 In the sense that you're not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised; my position doesn't isn't unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 For also knowledge itself is power. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 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. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Knowledge and human power are synonymous. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The ordaining power of God is that by which he not only can do what he wills but actually does do what he wills. 
Author: William Ames
Nationality: English
b. December 1576  - d. 14 November 1633
  
 My talent was the weapon, the power, the way for me to fight. It was the one way I might hope to affect a man's thinking 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 We are humble enough to say we don't know, what of theologians like McGrath? He knows. He's signed up to the Nicene Creed. The universe was created by a very particular supernatural intelligence who is actually three in one. Not four, not two, but three. Christian doctrine is remarkably specific: not only with cut-and-dried answers to the deep problems of the universe and life, but about the divinity of Jesus, about sin and redemption, heaven and hell, prayer and absolute morality. And yet McGrath has the almighty gall to accuse me of a 'glossy', 'quick fix', naive faith that science has all the answers. 
Author: Richard Dawkins
Nationality: British
b. 26 March 1941
  
 We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated? 
Author: Robert Anthony Plant
Nationality: English
b. 20 August 1948
  
 It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power, it's the goodness. 
Author: Robert Anthony Plant
Nationality: English
b. 20 August 1948
  
 Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust. 
Author: Marquis de Sade
Nationality: French
b. 2 June 1740  - d. 2 December 1814
  
 Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. 
Author: Irving Berlin
Nationality: American
b. 11 May 1888  - d. 22 September 1989
  
 The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 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. 
Author: Lewis Mumford
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1895  - d. 26 January 1990
  
 I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music. 
Author: David Bowie
Nationality: English
b. 8 January 1947
  
 I love playing big rooms. There's nothing like it. It's a power trip. 
Author: Jewel
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1974
  
 The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control? 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 Whether we like it or not, men have more of the offices, more of the higher jobs, more of the seats in Congress. Men need to re-examine what their power is. We need to understand how to use it.  
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 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. 
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1924  - d. 11 June 1998
  
 We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves. 
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1924  - d. 11 June 1998
  
 Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 Man's greatness lies in his power of thought. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies - an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself. 
Author: Max Stirner
Nationality: German
b. 25 October 1806  - d. 26 June 1856
  
 It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing. 
Author: Quintilian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned. 
Author: Georges Danton
Nationality: French
b. 26 October 1759  - d. 5 April 1794
  
 The power that is supported by force alone will have cause often to tremble. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 You must be a power on earth, and must therefore accept all the consequences of this position. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the other. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long where it is not. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies. The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression, and obedience. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion it will cease to be free for religion - except for the sect that can win political power. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 Among the existing religions of the world Islam is the only one which can answer the demand of Western life, but owing to political reasons a prejudice against Islam has existed in the West for a long time. Also, the Christian missionaries, knowing that Islam is the only religion which can succeed their faith, have done everything within their power to prejudice the minds of Western people against it. Therefore there is little chance of Islam being accepted in the West. However, those seekers after religious ideals have more or less regard for the religions of the East and those who seek after truth show a desire to investigate Eastern thought 
Author: Inayat Khan
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 July 1882  - d. 5 February 1927
  
 The difference between the divine and the human will is like the difference between the trunk of a tree and its branches. As from the boughs other twigs and branches spring, so the will of one powerful individual has branches going through the will of other individuals. So there are the powerful beings, the masters of humanity. Their will is God's will, their word is God's word, and yet they are branches, because the trunk is the will of the Almighty. Whether the branch be large or small, every branch has the same origin and the same root as the stem. 
Author: Inayat Khan
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 July 1882  - d. 5 February 1927
  
 The first who attracts the eye, the first in enlightenment, in power and in happiness, is the white man, the European, man par excellence; below him appear the Negro and the Indian. These two unfortunate races have neither birth, nor face, nor language, nor mores in common; only their misfortunes look alike. Both occupy an equally inferior position in the country that they inhabit; both experience the effects of tyranny; and if their miseries are different, they can accuse the same Literature for them. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 All acts made by any power whatever, other than the general assembly of this province, imposing taxes on the inhabitants, are infringements of our inherent and unalienable rights as men and British subjects, and render void the most valuable declarations of our charter. 
Author: Samuel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1722  - d. 2 October 1803
  
 Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all. 
Author: Pericles
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 495  - d.  December 429
  
 The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with Literatureity to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 It is true, indeed, that the national domain is ours. It is true it was acquired by the valor and with the wealth of the whole nation. But we hold, nevertheless, no arbitrary power over it. 
Author: William Henry Seward
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1801  - d. 10 October 1872
  
 Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man. 
Author: Satchel Paige
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1906  - d. 8 June 1982
  
 The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 How different is Christianity to the pure and simple profession of Deism! The true Deist has but one Deity, and his religion consists in contemplating the power, wisdom, and benignity of the Deity in his works, and in endeavoring to imitate him in everything moral, scientifical, and mechanical. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 The science of war leads one to dictatorship, pure and simple. The science of non-violence alone can lead one to pure democracy. Power based on love is thousand times more effective and permanent than power derived from fear of punishment. It is a blasphemy to say non-violence can be practiced only by individuals and never by nations which are composed of individuals. The nearest approach to purest anarchy would be a democracy based on non-violence. A society organized and run on the basis of complete non-violence would be the purest anarchy. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light. 
Author: Beverly Sills
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1929  - d. 2 July 2007
  
 The Sovereign is absolute; for there is no other Literatureity but that which centers in his single Person, that can act with a Vigour proportionate to the Extent of such a vast Dominion. The Extent of the Dominion requires an absolute Power to be vested in that Person who rules over it. It is expedient so to be, that the quick Dispatch of Affairs, sent from distant Parts, might make ample Amends for the Delay occasioned by the great Distance of the Places. Every other Form of Government whatsoever would not only have been prejudicial to Russia, but would even have proved its entire Ruin. 
Author: Catherine II of Russia
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 May 1729  - d. 17 November 1796
  
 I'd had a relationship with a man for four years. I wasn't living with him. I'd never lived with anyone - and I thought I was worthless without him. The more he rejected me, the more I wanted him. I felt depleted, powerless. At the end I was down on the floor on my knees groveling and pleading with him. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 I acknowledge myself a unitarian - believing that the Father alone, is the supreme God, and that Jesus Christ derived his Being, and all his powers and honors from the Father. There is not any reasoning which can convince me, contrary to my senses, that three is one, and one three. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter. 
Author: Charlotte Perkins
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1860  - d. 17 August 1935
  
 Once, let the Black man get upon his person the brass letters US, let him get an eagle on his button and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pockets and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship in the United States 
Author: Frederick Douglass
Nationality: American
b. December 1817  - d. 20 February 1895
  
 Because Hypocracy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one's mere personal life, that one has merely lived. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done. 
Author: Robert Downey Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1965
  
 I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient. 
Author: Roland Barthes
Nationality: French
b. 12 November 1915  - d. 25 March 1980
  
 Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive. 
Author: Roland Barthes
Nationality: French
b. 12 November 1915  - d. 25 March 1980
  
 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. 
Author: Cher
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1946
  
 We have come upon a phase of our history when ideals are only a veneer for greed and power, in public and private affairs, when devotion to duty and dedication to a public trust are to be weighted at all times against private advantages and personal gain, and when loyalties can be traded. 
Author: Ferdinand Marcos
Nationality: Filipino
b. 11 September 1917  - d. 28 September 1989
  
 A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors. 
Author: Daniel Boone
Nationality: American
b. 22 October 1734  - d. 26 September 1820
  
 Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections 
Author: Daniel Boone
Nationality: American
b. 22 October 1734  - d. 26 September 1820
  
 Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 I bear no treasures within me. I only possess the power to transform much of what I touch into something of value. I have no depths, save my incessant desire for the depths. 
Author: Christian Morgenstern
Nationality: German
b. 6 May 1871  - d. 31 March 1914
  
 Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused. 
Author: Virgil
Nationality: Roman
b. December 70  - d.  December 19
  
 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. 
Author: Isaac Barrow
Nationality: English
b. October 1630  - d. 4 May 1677
  
 The party in power, like Jonah's gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall. 
Author: Davy Crockett
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1786  - d. 6 March 1836
  
 God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture. 
Author: Richard Dawkins
Nationality: British
b. 26 March 1941
  
 Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. 
Author: Richard Dawkins
Nationality: British
b. 26 March 1941
  
 We have no more thought of using our own powers to escape the arm of the Literatureities than had the Apostles of old. 
Author: Martin Niemoller
Nationality: German
b. 14 January 1892  - d. 6 March 1984
  
 The Russians are bent on world dominance, and they are rapidly acquiring the means to become the most powerful imperial nation the world has seen. The men in the Soviet Politburo do not have to worry about the ebb and flow of public opinion. They put guns before butter, while we put just about everything before guns. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 With regard, says Rousseau, to the prerogative of granting pardon to criminals, condemned by the laws of their country, and sentenced by the judges, it belongs only to that power, which is superiour both to the judges and the laws - the sovereign Literatureity. 
Author: James Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1742  - d. 21 August 1798
  
 How is the schoolmaster, the nation, to know which boy needs the whipping? Power and strict accountability for its use are the essential constituents of good government. It is, therefore, manifestly a radical defect in our federal system that it parcels out power and confuses responsibility as it does. The main purpose of the Convention of 1787 seems to have been to accomplish this grievous mistake. The 'literary theory' of checks and balances is simply a consistent account of what our Constitution makers tried to do; and those checks and balances have proved mischievous just to the extent which they have succeeded in establishing themselves - the Framers - would be the first to admit that the only fruit of dividing power had been to make it irresponsible. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 The voter, moreover, feels that his want of confidence in Congress is justified by what he hears of the power of corrupt lobbyists to turn legislation to their own uses. He hears of enormous subsidies begged and obtained of appropriations made in the interest of dishonest contractors; he is not altogether unwarranted in the conclusion that these are evils inherent in the very nature of Congress; there can be no doubt that the power of the lobbyist consists in great part, if not altogether, in the facility afforded him by the Committee system. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 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. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 That it is logical, fair and reasonable to maintain the purchasing power of an hour's work in terms of goods and services the employee must purchase in his daily living. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 Furthermore, there is no good ethical or economic reason for asking workmen and current producers to forego all economic gain in order to increase the purchasing power of all the wealth accumulated in past years. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses. 
Author: Quentin Crisp
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1908  - d. 21 November 1999
  
 The statesman must think in terms of the national interest, conceived as power among other powers. The popular mind, unaware of the fine distinctions of the statesman's thinking, reasons more often than not in the simple moralistic and legalistic terms of absolute good and absolute evil. 
Author: Hans Joachim Morgenthau
Nationality: American
b. 17 February 1904  - d. 19 July 1980
  
 He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies. 
Author: William Wirt
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1772  - d. 18 February 1834
  
 A quite simple, but powerful technology that empowers individuals to keep control over and manage their digital identities. 
Author: Dave Winer
Nationality: American
b. 2 May 1955
  
 In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 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. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 My mother was electric onstage, and I vividly recall the extraordinary power she had over her audiences. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 But man has still another powerful resource: natural science with its strictly objective methods. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 The franchise itself gives no real power, unless accompanied by the right on the part of all the possessors of it to elect something like an equal number of representatives. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 Power tends to confuse itself with virtue and a great nation is particularly susceptible to the idea that its power is a sign of God's favor, conferring upon it a special responsibility for other nations - to make them richer and happier and wiser, to remake them, that is, in its own shining image. Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to take itself for omnipotence. Once imbued with the idea of a mission, a great nation easily assumes that it has the means as well as the duty to do God's work. 
Author: James William Fulbright
Nationality: American
b. 9 April 1905  - d. 9 February 1995
  
 A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power. 
Author: George Meredith
Nationality: English
b. 12 February 1828  - d. 18 May 1909
  
 A few hours ago, the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America voted 260 to 167 to completely gut the Constitution of its separation of powers and violate numerous other clauses because they thought it was important enough to keep 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't think people would've done that for our political heritage or anything else. They did it because they want God in their government because it stands for a religious view that they adhere to, and they want to see that religious view espoused by government, which is exactly what the Establishment Clause forbids. 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 We have seen the highest circle of spiraling powers. We have named this circle God. We might have given it any other name we wished: Abyss, Mystery, Absolute Darkness, Absolute Light, Matter, Spirit, Ultimate Hope, Ultimate Despair, Silence. 
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Nationality: Greek
b. 18 February 1883  - d. 26 October 1957
  
 The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
  
 Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society.  
Author: Delphine de Girardin
Nationality: French
b. 24 January 1804  - d. 29 June 1855
  
 He who has his thumb on the purse has the power. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 You can't destroy the Poles but if you give them power they'll destroy themselves. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 I have always found the word "Europe" in the mouths of those politicians who wanted from other powers something they did not dare to demand in their own name. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 The possession of power unavoidably spoils the free use of reason. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 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. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully. 
Author: Charles Evans Hughes
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1862  - d. 27 August 1948
  
 Our republic and its press will rise or fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalism of future generations. 
Author: Joseph Pulitzer
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1847  - d. 29 October 1911
  
 The journalist's job is not to achieve some mythical state of equilibrium between two opposing opinions out of some misshapen respect - sometimes, alas, reverence - for the prevailing consensus among the powers-that-be. The journalist's job is to seek out and offer the public the best thinking on an issue, event, or story. 
Author: Bill Moyers
Nationality: American
b. 5 June 1934
  
 He was burning with a sense of outrage. He had been tricked and made a fool of; he had been used and flung aside. And now there was nothing he could do - he was utterly helpless. What affected him most was his sense of the overwhelming magnitude of the powers which had made him their puppet; of the utter futility of the efforts that he or any other man could make against them. They were like elemental, cosmic forces; they held all the world in their grip, and a common man was as much at their mercy as a bit of chaff in a tempest. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow. 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 Man does not live by bread alone. I have known millionaires starving for lack of the nutriment which alone can sustain all that is human in man, and I know workmen, and many so-called poor men, who revel in luxuries beyond the power of those millionaires to reach. It is the mind that makes the body rich. There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else. Money can only be the useful drudge of things immeasurably higher than itself. Exalted beyond this, as it sometimes is, it remains Caliban still and still plays the beast. My aspirations take a higher flight. Mine be it to have contributed to the enlightenment and the joys of the mind, to the things of the spirit, to all that tends to bring into the lives of the toilers of Pittsburgh sweetness and light. I hold this the noblest possible use of wealth. 
Author: Andrew Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1835  - d. 11 August 1919
  
 Back in the East you can't do much without the right papers, but with the right papers you can do anything. They believe in papers. Papers are power. 
Author: Tom Stoppard
Nationality: British
b. 3 July 1937
  
 The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages. 
Author: Tom Stoppard
Nationality: British
b. 3 July 1937
  
 I have no intention to depart in the smallest degree from the main principles on which I have acted in the past. My only hope for the permanent deliverance of mankind from misery, either in this world or the next, is the regeneration or remaking of the individual by the power of the Holy Ghost through Jesus Christ. But in providing for the relief of temporal misery I reckon that I am only making it easy where it is now difficult, and possible where it is now all but impossible, for men and women to find their way to the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Author: William Booth
Nationality: British
b. 10 April 1829  - d. 20 August 1912
  
 The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender. 
Author: William Booth
Nationality: British
b. 10 April 1829  - d. 20 August 1912
  
 All I Want Is a Warm Bed and a Kind Word and Unlimited Power 
Author: Ashleigh Brilliant
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1933
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 But sea power has never led to despotism. The nations that have enjoyed sea power even for a brief period - Athens, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, England, the United States - are those that have preserved freedom for themselves and have given it to others. Of the despotism to which unrestrained military power leads we have plenty of examples from Alexander to Mao. 
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1887  - d. 15 May 1976
  
 Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 The cause of all these evils was the lust for power arising from greed and ambition; and from these passions proceeded the violence of parties once engaged in contention. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 It is simply, and solely, the abundance of money within a state which makes the difference in its grandeur and power. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Colbert
Nationality: French
b. 29 August 1619  - d. 6 September 1683
  
 The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious. 
Author: Ferdinand Foch
Nationality: French
b. 2 October 1851  - d. 20 March 1929
  
 The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. 
Author: Ferdinand Foch
Nationality: French
b. 2 October 1851  - d. 20 March 1929
  
 The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.  
Author: John Wesley Powell
Nationality: American
b. 24 March 1834  - d. 23 September 1902
  
 The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh. 
Author: John Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. December 1560  - d.  December 1622
  
 Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy. 
Author: Man Ray
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1890  - d. 18 November 1976
  
 How individuals of the same species surpass each other in these sensations and in other bodily faculties is universally known, but there is a limit to them, and their power cannot extend to every distance or to every degree. 
Author: Moses Maimonides
Nationality: Spanish
b. 30 March 1135  - d. 13 December 1204
  
 If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect. 
Author: Moses Maimonides
Nationality: Spanish
b. 30 March 1135  - d. 13 December 1204
  
 Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power. 
Author: Moses Maimonides
Nationality: Spanish
b. 30 March 1135  - d. 13 December 1204
  
 The oppressors, who oppress, exploit, and rape by virtue of their power, cannot find in this power the strength to liberate either the oppressed or themselves. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 In a dynamic, rather than static, view of revolution, there is no absolute 'before' or 'after,' with the taking of power as the dividing line. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 As the oppressor minority subordinates and dominates the majority, it must divide it and keep it divided in order to remain in power. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 I intrepret the revolutionary process as dialogical cultural action which is prolonged in 'cultural revolution' once power is taken. In both stages a serious and profound effort at conscientização - by means of which the people, through a true praxis, leave behind the status of objects to assume the status of historical Subjects - is necessary. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Finally, cultural revolution develops the practice of permanent dialogue between leaders and people and consolidates the participation of the people in power. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 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. 
Author: Mark Hopkins
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1813  - d. 29 March 1878
  
 Senator McGovern is very sincere when he says that he will try to cut the military budget by 30%. And this is to drive a knife in the heart of Israel... Jews don't like big military budgets. But it is now an interest of the Jews to have a large and powerful military establishment in the United States... American Jews who care about the survival of the state of Israel have to say, no, we don't want to cut the military budget, it is important to keep that military budget big, so that we can defend Israel. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 The Fed was largely responsible for converting what might have been a garden-variety recession, although perhaps a fairly severe one, into a major catastrophe. Instead of using its powers to offset the depression, it presided over a decline in the quantity of money by one-third from 1929 to 1933. Far from the depression being a failure of the free-enterprise system, it was a tragic failure of government. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 The power to do good is also the power to do harm. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others. 
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Nationality: Russian
b. 29 January 1860  - d. 15 July 1904
  
 It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one. 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power. 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power. 
Author: Robert Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 8 November 1831  - d. 24 November 1891
  
 Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.  
Author: Robert Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 8 November 1831  - d. 24 November 1891
  
 English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power. 
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers. 
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception. 
Author: Emile Coue
Nationality: French
b. 26 February 1857  - d. 2 July 1926
  
 By will power we can do anything. 
Author: Emile Coue
Nationality: French
b. 26 February 1857  - d. 2 July 1926
  
 Will power is the controlling factor. 
Author: Emile Coue
Nationality: French
b. 26 February 1857  - d. 2 July 1926
  
 Having considered the bill I am constrained by the insuperable difficulty I feel in reconciling this bill with the Constitution of the United States. The legislative powers vested in Congress are specified in the Constitution, and it does not appear that the power proposed to be exercised by the bill is among the enumerated powers 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 Such a view of the Constitution would have the effect of giving to Congress a general power of legislation instead of the defined and limited one hitherto understood to belong to them, the terms "common defense and general welfare" embracing every object and act within the purview of a legislative trust. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 Nevertheless, defense by power as a first obligation on a state has to be considered in relation to things other than economics. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 The life of states cannot, any more than the life of individuals, be conditioned by the force and the will of a unit, however powerful, but by the consensus of a group, which must one day include all states. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Today the predatory state, or the predatory group of states, with power of total destruction, is no more to be tolerated than the predatory individual. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 President Nixon, in the face of a vote to impeach he might try, as "commander-in-chief", to use military forces to keep himself in power. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Democracy gives the beatification of mediocrity a certain appearance of objective and demonstrable truth. The mob man, functioning as citizen, gets a feeling that he is really important to the world - that he is genuinely running things. Out of his maudlin herding after rogues and mountebanks there comes to him a sense of vast and mysterious power- which is what makes archbishops, police sergeants, the grand goblins of the Ku Klux and other such magnificoes happy. And out of it there comes, too, a conviction that he is somehow wise, that his views are taken seriously by his betters - which is what makes United States Senators, fortune tellers and Young Intellectuals happy. Finally, there comes out of it a glowing consciousness of a high duty triumphantly done which is what makes hangmen and husbands happy. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 De Niro's inflamed, brimming eyes are the focal point of the compositions. He's Travis Bickle, an outsider who can't find any point of entry into human society. He drives nights because he can't sleep anyway; surrounded by the night world of the uprooted - whores, pimps, transients - he hates New York with a Biblical fury, and its filth and smut obsess him. This ferociously powerful film is like a raw, tabloid version of Notes from the Underground. Martin Scorsese achieves the quality of trance in some scenes, and the whole movie has a sense of vertigo. The cinematographer, Michael Chapman, gives the street life a seamy, rich pulpiness. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Moviegoers like to believe that those they have made stars are great actors. People used to say that Gary Cooper was a fine actor - probably because when they looked in his face they were ready to give him their power of attorney. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly. 
Author: Vance Packard
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1914  - d. 12 December 1996
  
 If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible. 
Author: William Lyon Phelps
Nationality: American
b. 2 January 1865  - d. 21 August 1943
  
 Language gradually varies, and with it fade away the writings of authors who have flourished their allotted time; otherwise, the creative powers of genius would overstock the world, and the mind would be completely bewildered in the endless mazes of literature. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 In his private dealings he was just. He treated friends and strangers, the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, with equity, and was beloved by the common people for the affability with which he received them, and listened to their complaints. His military triumphs awakened no pride nor vain glory, as they would have done had they been effected for selfish purposes. In the time of his greatest power he maintained the same simplicity of manners and appearance as in the days of his adversity. So far from affecting a regal state, he was displeased if, on entering a room, any unusual testimonials of respect were shown to him. If he aimed at a universal dominion, it was the dominion of faith; as to the temporal rule which grew up in his hands, as he used it without ostentation, so he took no step to perpetuate it in his family. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 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. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 See now the power of truth; the same experiment which at first glance seemed to show one thing, when more carefully examined, assures us of the contrary. 
Author: Galileo Galilei
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 February 1564  - d. 8 January 1642
  
 Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Yet, today, America's leaders are reenacting every folly that brought these great powers Russia, Germany, and Japan to ruin - from arrogance and hubris, to assertions of global hegemony, to imperial overstretch, to trumpeting new 'crusades,' to handing out war guarantees to regions and countries where Americans have never fought before. We are piling up the kind of commitments that produced the greatest disasters of the twentieth century. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier's soldier in the Great War, a political organizer of the first rank, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. Hitler's success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The trouble is that, generally, good people are not powerful and powerful people, generally, tend not to be good. 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 I understood that in my thought, in my language, in my past, in what is left to me to come, I was also free and that my hour had come to disappear with the others. Many Catholics followed another line, and separating themselves from all they had said and done, threw themselves with ardor before absolute power. This schism that I do not want at all to call here an apostasy, has always been a great mystery to me and a great sadness. 
Author: Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
Nationality: French
b. 12 May 1802  - d. 21 November 1861
  
 Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 It is an awful and disgusting lie. It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen. I am incensed and infuriated to have to respond to such ludicrous misinterpretation. Adolf Hitler was a vile, heinous, vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet. 
Author: Will Smith
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1968
  
 During the daily peak viewing periods, television in the main insulates us from the realities of the world in which we live. If this state of affairs continues, we may alter an advertising slogan to read: LOOK NOW, PAY LATER. For surely we shall pay for using this most powerful instrument of communication to insulate the citizenry from the hard and demanding realities which must be faced if we are to survive. I mean the word survive literally. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 In truth, the whole progress of civilization is based upon this power. Once more the upward progress of terrestrial life towards individuality has found apparently insurmountable obstacles, gross material difficulties before it, but once more through consciousness it finds wings, and, laughing at matter, flies over lightly where it could not climb. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 In man, personality is usually defined with reference to self-consciousness rather than to individuality; but the power of reflection and self-knowledge is linked up, in our type of personality at least, with the new flight of individuality - conscious memory seems necessarily to imply a vast increase of independence, so that it is all one whether we define the possessor of personality as a self-conscious individual, or as an individual whose individuality is more extensive both in space and time than the material substance of his body. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The possibility of tapping and directing these vast resources of human possibility provide the religion of the future with a powerful long-term motive. An equally powerful short-term motive is to ensure the fullest possible development and flowering of individual personalities. In developing a full, deep and rich personality the individual ceases to be a mere cog or cipher, and makes his own particular contribution to evolutionary fulfilment. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The income tax has destroyed the concept of financial privacy. It has demolished the idea that a man's home is his castle. It has provided unlimited funding for politicians to wreck lives and property. It has forced one-earner families to become two-earner households, leading to decreased parental supervision of children; loss of family values, and increased crime, promiscuity and drug use. So long as the government has the power to invade our lives, rummage through our records, and take what it wants from our income, we will have only as much freedom and take-home pay as the politicians condescend to let us have. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 There is a whole section in the manual about urban permaculture. When I first went to New York, I helped start a little herb-farm in the South Bronx. The land was very cheap there because there was no power, no water, no police, and there were tons of drugs. This little farm grew to supply eight percent of New York's herbs. There are now 1,100 city farms in New York. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 It is no mere coincidence that there is both an historic and a present relationship between community - people assisting each other - and a poverty of power due to financial recession. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 I do not accept the view, widely held in the Federal Cabinet, that some kind of slow Asian takeover of Australia is inevitable. I do not believe that we are powerless. As a people, we seem to move from extreme to extreme. In the past 30 years the government of Australia has moved from the extreme of wanting a white Australia to the extreme of saying that we will have an Asian Australia and that the quicker we move towards it the better. 
Author: Geoffrey Blainey
Nationality: Australian
b. 11 March 1930
  
 The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost. 
Author: John Jay Chapman
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1933
  
 I began my editorial career with the presidency of Mr. Adams, and my principal object was to render his administration all the assistance in my power. I flattered myself with the hope of accompanying him through his voyage, and of partaking in a trifling degree, of the glory of the enterprise; but he suddenly tacked about, and I could follow him no longer. I therefore waited for the first opportunity to haul down my sails. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 As to the power which money gives, it is that of brute force, it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet, and of the bribed press, tongue and pen. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 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. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 Stephen Fry: Voiceover Good old Berent's cocoa. Always there. Original or New Berent's, specially prepared for the mature citizens in your life, with nature's added store of powerful barbiturates and heroin. 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 As we look over the list of the early leaders of the republic, Washington, John Adams, Hamilton, and others, we discern that they were all men who insisted upon being themselves and who refused to truckle to the people. With each succeeding generation, the growing demand of the people that its elective officials shall not lead but merely register the popular will has steadily undermined the independence of those who derive their power from popular election. The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 Earth all one tomb lies round me, Domed with an iron sky: And God Himself in His power, God cannot save me! I cry. 
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Nationality: British
b. 28 September 1824  - d. 24 October 1897
  
 Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things, and I am greatly indebted to it. Geophysical evidence reveals the power of the stars and the planets in relation to the terrestrial. In turn, astrology reinforces this power to some extent. This is why astrology is like a life-giving elixir to mankind. - Albert Einstein in the Huters astrologischer Kalender. 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: British   
 'I see you don't understand, and I must explain it to you. Well, very long ago, on the spot where the Wild Wood waves now, before ever it had planted itself and grown up to what it now is, there was a city - a city of people, you know. Here, where we are standing, they lived, and walked, and talked, and slept, and carried on their business. Here they stabled their horses and feasted, from here they rode out to fight or drove out to trade. They were a powerful people, and rich, and great builders. They built to last, for they thought their city would last for ever.' 'But what has become of them all?' asked the Mole. 'Who can tell?' said the Badger. 'People come - they stay for a while, they flourish, they build - and they go. It is their way. But we remain. There were badgers here, I've been told, long before that same city ever came to be. And now there are badgers here again. We are an enduring lot, and we may move out for a time, but we wait, and are patient, and back we come. And so it will ever be.' 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 'Now it is turning into words again - faint but clear - Lest the awe should dwell - And turn your frolic to fret - You shall look on my power at the helping hour - But then you shall forget! Now the reeds take it up - forget, forget, they sigh, and it dies away in a rustle and a whisper. Then the voice returns - Lest limbs be reddened and rent - I spring the trap that is set - As I loose the snare you may glimpse me there - For surely you shall forget! Row nearer, Mole, nearer to the reeds! It is hard to catch, and grows each minute fainter. 'Helper and healer, I cheer - Small waifs in the woodland wet - Strays I find in it, wounds I bind in it - Bidding them all forget! 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 I know My God commands, whose power no power resists. 
Author: Robert Greene
Nationality: English
b. 11 July 1558  - d. 3 September 1592
  
 The content of his theology was that there was a supreme being who had tried to make us perfect, but presumably had failed; that if one was a Good Man he would go to a place called Heaven. Upon this theology he rarely pondered. The kernal of his practical religion was that it was respectable, and beneficial to one's business, to be seen going to services; that the church kept the Worst Elements from being still worse; and that the pastor's sermons, however dull they might seem at the time of taking, yet had a voodooistic power which 'did a fellow good - kept him in touch with higher things. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 To one who had never made more than five thousand a year himself, it was inspiring to explain before dozens of popeyed and admiring morons how they could make ten thousand - fifty thousand - a million a year, and all this by the Wonder Power of Suggestion, by Aggressive Personality, by the Divine Rhythm, in fact by merely releasing the Inner Self-shine. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 He had never been sure but that there might be something to the doctrines he had preached as an evangelist. Perhaps God really had dictated every word of the Bible. Perhaps there really was a hell of burning sulphur. Perhaps the Holy Ghost really was hovering around watching him and reporting. But he knew with serenity that all of his New Thoughts, his theosophical utterances, were pure and uncontaminated bunk. No one could deny his theories because none of his theories meant anything. It did not matter what he said, so long as he kept them listening; and he enjoyed the buoyancy of power as he bespelled his classes with long, involved, fruity sentences rhapsodic as perfume advertisements. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 His text was from Proverbs: "Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins." He seized the sides of the pulpit with his powerful hands, glared at the congregation, decided to look benevolent after all, and exploded: "In the hustle and bustle of daily life I wonder how many of us stop to think that in all that is highest and best we are ruled not by even our most up-and-coming efforts but by Love? What is Love - the divine Love of which the - the great singer teaches us in Proverbs? It is the rainbow that comes after the dark cloud. It is the morning star and it is also the evening star, those being, as you all so well know, the brightest stars we know. It shines upon the cradle of the little one and when life has, alas, departed, to come no more, you find it still around the quiet tomb. What is it inspires all great men - be they preachers or patriots or great business men? What is it, my brethren, but Love? Ah, it fills the world with melody, with such sacred melodies as we have just indulged in together, for what is music? What, my friends, is music? Ah, what indeed is music but the voice of Love!" 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 We have the power to bore people long after we are dead. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power. 
Author: Harriet Martineau
Nationality: English
b. 12 June 1802  - d. 27 June 1876
  
 Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. 
Author: Eric Butterworth
Nationality: American   
 I believe firmly in the efficacy of religion, in its powerful influence on a person's whole life. It helps immeasurably to meet the storms and stress of life and keep you attuned to the Divine inspiration. Without inspiration, we would perish. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 We all know in our gut that art educates. In other societies, they're aware of the power it has of speaking directly to the masses, teaching them to be better socialists, better citizens. The trouble is that with us it's fallen into the wrong hands. Forget the speculators. The concept of the collector is so rotten by now that it stinks. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 When you have committed an action that you cannot bear to think about, that causes you to writhe in retrospect, do not seek to evade the memory: make yourself relive it, confront it repeatedly over and over, till finally, you will discover, through sheer repetition it loses its power to pain you. It works, I guarantee you, this sure-fire guilt-eradicator, like a homeopathic medicine - like in small doses applied to like. It works, but I am not sure that it is a good thing. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 The individuals who will succeed and flourish will also be masters of change: adept at reorienting their own and others' activities in untried directions to bring about higher levels of achievement. They will be able to acquire and use power to produce innovation. 
Author: Rosabeth Moss Cantor
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 If you don't have the power to change ourself, then nothing will change around you. 
Author: Field Marshll Anwar El-Sadat
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 25 December 1918  - d. 6 October 1981
  
 No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power.  
Author: J. C. Penney
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1875  - d. 12 February 1971
  
 It's because it was at a time when women didn't have any power. It was so unusual for a young woman in her 20s to have power that I seized the power but tried not to flaunt it. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 So I still seized the power, but I felt that if I officially made myself the boss, in black and white, it would be too intimidating for the other producers and the other men who worked on the show. In other words, I had the power, but I gave them the title. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 Don't concern yourself with how you're going to 'achieve your goals.' Leave that to a power greater than yourself. All you need to know is where you are going and the answers will come to you. 
Author: Dorothea Brandt
Nationality: American   
 Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognised a problem and turned it into an opportunity. 
Author: Joseph Sugarman
Nationality: American   
 The other aspect of this tape is the business of what should happen if there is an assassination. I cannot prevent some people from feeling angry and frustrated and mad, but I hope they will take that frustration and that madness and instread of demonstrating or anything of that type, I would hope they would take the power and I would hope that five, ten, one hundred, a thousand would rise. I would like to see every gay doctor come out, every gay lawyer, every gay architect come out, stand up and let that world know. That would do more to end prejudice overnight than anybody would imagine. I urge them to do that, urge them to come out. Only that way will we start to achieve our rights. 
Author: Harvey Milk
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1930  - d. 27 November 1978
  
 I ask for the movement to continue, for the movement to grow, because last week I got a phone call from Altoona, Pennsylvania, and my election gave somebody else, one more person, hope. And after all, that's what this is all about. It's not about personal gain, not about ego, not about power - it's about giving those young people out there in the Altoona, Pennsylvanias, hope. You gotta give them hope. 
Author: Harvey Milk
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1930  - d. 27 November 1978
  
 The great gold planet that is the mourning heat of the Sun Is greater than all gold, more powerful Than the tawny body of a Lion that fire consumes Like all that grows or leaps... so is the heart More powerful than all dust. 
Author: Dame Edith Sitwell
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1887  - d. 9 December 1964
  
 There is only one power and one dictatorship whose organisation is salutary and feasible: it is that collective, invisible dictatorship of those who are allied in the name of our principle. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 You would think that the former Communist Party of Australia operative Peter Cundall (he stood as a CPA Senate candidate in the 1961 Federal Election in Tasmania) would concentrate these days on such worthy causes as, say, organic farming. But no. Mr Cundall is still very much a political activist. Billed to address the National Press Club on 3 December 2003 on the topic 'The View From The Compost Heap', Mr Cundall quickly moved into standard-fare leftist rave mode. He bagged 'uncontrolled greed', 'the most powerful', 'the invasion of Iraq', George W. Bush and so on. As Ian Warden commented in the Canberra Times (4 December 2003), Peter Cundall emerged from the address as 'someone way to the left of Greens Senator Bob Brown'. Little wonder that he is such a hit with organic farming types at the public broadcaster - see Peter Cundall's (self-indulgent) self-profile on the cover of the April 2004 issue of Inside the ABC. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 Some of those men in power, we just have to change their faces because we're not going to change their minds. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 There will no longer be need for spheres of influence, for alliances, for balance of power, or any other of the separate alliances through which in the unhappy past the nations strove to safeguard their security or promote their interest. 
Author: Cordell Hull
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1871  - d. 23 July 1955
  
 You can not possibly have a broader basis for government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights. 
Author: William Garrison
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1805  - d. 24 May 1879
  
 Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 The safe thing would be not to stand. The easy thing to do would be to say I've got a so-called comfortable existence for the next six years in State Parliament. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 I underestimated the power of the gambling lobby, and the power of the lure of pokie dollars. Attempting to go federal to me is the last best hope of getting significant change. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 The Commonwealth is intervening on a whole range of things now for better or worse and they have the Constitutional power to, say, get rid of ATMs from venues. 
Author: Nicholas Xenophon
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1959
  
 For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 One-half of the people of this nation to-day are utterly powerless to blot from the statute books an unjust law, or to write there a new and a just one. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: American   
 21 Suggestions for Success - 1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5. Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6. Be generous. 7. Have a grateful heart. 8. Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10 Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12. Commit yourself to quality. 13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect. 14. Be loyal. 15. Be honest. 16. Be a self-starter. 17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20. Take good care of those you love. 21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud. 
Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat. 
Author: Hermann Goring
Nationality: German
b. 12 January 1893  - d. 15 October 1946
  
 A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise, must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise the great powers with which they are invested. 
Author: Edmund Barton
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1849  - d. 7 January 1920
  
 No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed. 
Author: Roger Gilbert Bannister
Nationality: British
b. 23 March 1929
  
 But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung. 
Author: Amelia Barr
Nationality: British
b. 29 March 1831  - d. 10 March 1919
  
 The first Gulf War "did not take place". The Gulf War is the inverse of the Clausewitzian formula: it was not "the continuation of politics by other means", but "the continuation of the absence of politics by other means". Accordingly, Saddam Hussein was not fighting the Allied Forces, but using the lives of his soldiers as a form of sacrifice to preserve his power. The Allied Forces fighting the Iraqi military forces were merely dropping 10,000 tonnes of bombs daily, as if proving to themselves that there was an enemy to fight. So, too, were the Western media complicit, presenting the war in real time, by recycling images of war to propagate the notion that the two enemies, the US ,and allies, were actually fighting the Iraqi Army, but, such was not the case. Saddam Hussein did not use his military capacity, the Iraqi Air Force, his politico-military power was not weakened, he suppressed the Kurdish insurgency against Iraq at war's end, so, concluding that politically little had changed in Iraq: the enemy went undefeated, the victors were not victorious, therefore, there was no war: the Gulf War did not occur. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 Saddam liquidates the communists, Moscow flirts even more with him; he gases the Kurds, it is not held against him; he eliminates the religious cadres, the whole of Islam makes peace with him. Even the 100,000 dead will only have been the final decoy that Saddam will have sacrificed, the blood money paid in forfeit according to a calculated equivalence, in order to conserve his power. What is worse is that these dead still serve as an alibi for those who do not want to have been excited for nothing: at least these dead will prove this war was indeed a war and not a shameful and pointless hoax . 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 As a minister, I experienced the power of industrialists and bankers to get their way by use of the crudest form of economic pressure, even blackmail, against a Labour Government. Compared to this, the pressure brought to bear in industrial disputes is minuscule. This power was revealed even more clearly in 1976 when the IMF secured cuts in our public expenditure. These lessons led me to the conclusion that the UK is only superficially governed by MPs and the voters who elect them. Parliamentary democracy is, in truth, little more than a means of securing a periodical change in the management team, which is then allowed to preside over a system that remains in essence intact. If the British people were ever to ask themselves what power they truly enjoyed under our political system they would be amazed to discover how little it is, and some new Chartist agitation might be born and might quickly gather momentum. 
Author: Tony Benn
Nationality: British
b. 3 April 1925
  
 What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you use it? To whom are you accountable? How do we get rid of you? 
Author: Tony Benn
Nationality: British
b. 3 April 1925
  
 Submit not to any decree or other act of power, of the justice of which you are not yourself perfectly convinced. If a constable call upon you to serve in the militia, shoot the constable and not the enemy; - if the commander of a press-gang trouble you, push him into the sea - if a bailiff, throw him out of the window. If a judge sentences you to be imprisoned or put to death, have a dagger ready, and take a stroke first at the judge. 
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Nationality: English
b. 15 February 1748  - d. 6 June 1832
  
 Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride. 
Author: Claude Bernard
Nationality: French
b. 12 July 1813  - d. 10 February 1878
  
 There are two things to which I am devoted: absolute academic and spiritual freedom, and the subordination of the state to the interests of the individual; expressed in other forms, the furthering of conditions in which the individual can develop to the best of his ability - as far as it is possible with a full understanding of the fetters imposed upon us by tradition; and the fight against all forms of power policy of states or private organizations. This means a devotion to principles of true democracy. I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 The story of Jim Braddock continues to be so incredibly stirring because it is a tale that reminds us of just how remarkable human endurance and the power of love can be, 
Author: Ron Howard
Nationality: American
b. 1 March 1954
  
 The United States needed to find a vehicle to continue to contain Saddam because the CIA said all we have to do is wait six months and Saddam is going to collapse on his own volition. That vehicle is sanctions. They needed a justification; the justification was disarmament. They drafted a Chapter 7 resolution of the United Nations Security Council calling for the disarmament of Iraq and saying in Paragraph 14 that if Iraq complies, sanctions will be lifted. Within months of this resolution being passed--and the United States drafted and voted in favor of this resolution--within months, the President, George Herbert Walker Bush, and his Secretary of State, James Baker, are saying publicly, not privately, publicly that even if Iraq complies with its obligation to disarm, economic sanctions will be maintained until which time Saddam Hussein is removed from power. 
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 The United States needed to find a vehicle to continue to contain Saddam because the CIA said all we have to do is wait six months and Saddam is going to collapse on his own volition. That vehicle is sanctions. They needed a justification; the justification was disarmament. They drafted a Chapter 7 resolution of the United Nations Security Council calling for the disarmament of Iraq and saying in Paragraph 14 that if Iraq complies, sanctions will be lifted. Within months of this resolution being passed--and the United States drafted and voted in favor of this resolution--within months, the President, George Herbert Walker Bush, and his Secretary of State, James Baker, are saying publicly, not privately, publicly that even if Iraq complies with its obligation to disarm, economic sanctions will be maintained until which time Saddam Hussein is removed from power. 
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 From January 1993 until my resignation from the United Nations in August 1998, I witnessed first hand the duplicitous Iraq policies of the administration of Bill Clinton, the implementation of which saw a President lie to the American people about a threat he knew was hyped, lie to Congress about his support of a disarmament process his administration wanted nothing to do with, and lie to the world about American intent, which turned its back on the very multilateral embrace of diplomacy as reflected in the resolutions of the Security Council Hillary Clinton so piously refers to in her speech, and instead pursued a policy defined by the unilateral interests of the Clinton administration to remove Saddam Hussein from power. 
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 I believe in one thing only, the power of human will. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 The only real power comes out of a long rifle. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 We think that powerful and lifeful movement is impossible without differences - "true conformity" is possible only in the cemetery. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 The press must grow day in and day out - it is our Party's sharpest and most powerful weapon. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas? 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty 
Author: John Cheever
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1912  - d. 18 June 1982
  
 What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.  
Author: John Cheever
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1912  - d. 18 June 1982
  
 As opposed to the incoherent spectacle of the world, the real is what is expected, what is obtained and what is discovered by our own movement. It is what is sensed as being within our own power and always responsive to our action. 
Author: Emile Chartier
Nationality: French
b. 3 March 1868  - d. 2 June 1951
  
 Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe - turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you - if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 You don't hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: "the Kingdom of God is within man" - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone, Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws The only shadow that the Desart knows: - "I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone, "The King of Kings; this mighty City shows "The wonders of my hand." - The City's gone, - Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose The site of this forgotten Babylon. We wonder,- and some Hunter may express Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace, He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess What powerful but unrecorded race Once dwelt in that annihilated place. 
Author: Horace Smith
Nationality: English
b. 31 December 1799  - d. 12 July 1849
  
 We wonder,- and some Hunter may express Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace, He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess What powerful but unrecorded race Once dwelt in that annihilated place. 
Author: Horace Smith
Nationality: English
b. 31 December 1799  - d. 12 July 1849
  
 To be free of sensuality means great power in a woman. Only in this way will she be independent of a man. Otherwise she will always long for him, and in the exaggerated yearning of her senses she will be able to drown out all feeling of her own value. She becomes the bitch, who begs even is she is beaten. 
Author: Karen Horney
Nationality: German
b. 16 September 1885  - d. 4 December 1962
  
 A psychiatrist today has the power to (1) take a fancy to a woman (2) lead her to take wild treatment as a joke (3) drug and shock her to temporary insanity (4) incarnate her (5) use her sexually (6) sterilise her to prevent conception (7) kill her by a brain operation to prevent disclosure. And all with no fear of reprisal. Yet it is rape and murder... We want at least one bad mark on every psychiatrist in England, a murder, an assault, or a rape or more than one... This is Project Psychiatry. We will remove them. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 When you move off a point of power, pay all your obligations on the nail, empower all your friends completely and move off with your pockets full of artillery, potential blackmail on every erstwhile rival, unlimited funds in your private account and the addresses of experienced assassins and go live in Bulgravia and bribe the police. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Convince a man that he is an animal, that his own dignity and self-respect are delusions, that there is no 'beyond' to aspire to, no higher potential self to achieve, and you have a slave. Let a man know he is himself, a spiritual being, that he is capable of the power of choice and has the right to aspire to greater wisdom and you have started him up a higher road. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Th' Eternal Mind, ev'n Heathens understood, Was Infinitely Powerful, Wise, and Good. In their Conceptions, who conceiv'd aright, These Three Essential Attributes unite. They saw that, wanting any of the Three, Such an All-perfect Being could not be. 
Author: John Byrom
Nationality: English
b. 29 February 1692  - d. 26 September 1763
  
 Sex will be seen less and less as a male-oriented activity in which the woman remains essentially passive; rather, it will be viewed as an activity in which both sexes play an equal role, and are equally entitled to the pleasures it offers. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: English   
 Increasingly, women will be initiating relationships, rather than consistently allowing the man to make the first move. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: English   
 Changes in society now taking place - such as increasing employment for women and greater equality between the sexes - will liberate women from the conscious feelings of worthlessness that hold them back. Male-female relationships will become more intimate, less superficial, and more egalitarian. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: English   
 Pol Pot - he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they're that clever, take them off when they see him coming! 
Author: Ricky Dene Gervais
Nationality: English
b. 25 July 1961
  
 As a secular person, and as a woman, I've always been appalled by the Taliban regime and would dearly like to see them toppled. I was a public critic of the regime long before the war started. But I've been told that the Northern Alliance is absolutely no better when it comes to the issue of women. The crimes against women in Afghanistan are just unthinkable; there's never been anything like it in the history of the world. So of course I would love to see that government overthrown and something less appalling put in its place. Do I think bombing is the way to do it? Of course I don't. It's not for me to speculate on this, but there are all sorts of realpolitik outcomes that one can imagine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 People do these things to other people. Not just in Nazi concentration camps and in Abu Ghraib when it was run by Saddam Hussein. Americans, too, do them when they have permission. When they are told or made to feel that those over whom they have absolute power deserve to be mistreated, humiliated, tormented. They do them when they are led to believe that the people they are torturing belong to an inferior, despicable race or religion. For the meaning of these pictures is not just that these acts were performed, but that their perpetrators had no sense that there was anything wrong in what the pictures show. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Soldiers now pose, thumbs up, before the atrocities they commit, and send off the pictures to their buddies and family. What is revealed by these photographs is as much the culture of shamelessness as the reigning admiration for unapologetic brutality. Ours is a society in which secrets of private life that, formerly, you would have given nearly anything to conceal, you now clamor to get on a television show to reveal. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 The country is safe, because we count with a good intelligence service. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I will die. The person who succeeds me will also have to die. But elections, you won't have. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 If senator Kennedy is elected President of the United States, the government of Chile will take appropriate measures. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Not a single leaf moves in this country if I'm not the one moving it. I want that to be clear!  
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 This is not a 'dictadura,' but a 'dictablanda. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 My face is sour. Maybe that's why they say I'm a dictator. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Nation is to make Chile a country or proprietors, not proletarians. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I'm looking at them from above, because God put me there. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 We practically wiped this nation clean of Marxists. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 The rich people are the ones making money and you have to treat them well so they continue making more money. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Don't forget that in the history of the world, there was a plebiscite, in which Christ and Barabbas were being judged, and the people chose Barabbas. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I'm not someone who usually sends out threats. I warn only once. The day they touch one of my men, the rule of law is over. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 What a wonderful space-saving measure! 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Who are we going to forgive? The ones who tried to killed us? The ones who tried to destroy the Fatherland? 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 The only solution to the issue of human rights is oblivion. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Rome cut the heads of Christians but they continued to reappear. Something similar occurs with Marxists. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Had I been a dictator, I would still be governing. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I was only an aspiring dictator. I was never a real dictator. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Power must be vested in the armed forces, since only they have th organization and the means to fight Marxism. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Two-thousand is nothing. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Tell my friends to get me out of here. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Tyranny is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state. 
Author: Noah Webster
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1758  - d. 28 April 1843
  
 I've never professed to be anything but an average student. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 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.  
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune. The state of slavery is in its own nature bad. It is neither useful to the master nor to the slave; not to the slave, because he can do nothing through a motive of virtue; nor to the master, because by having an unlimited authority over his slaves he insensibly accustoms himself to the want of all moral virtues, and thence becomes fierce, hasty, severe, choleric, voluptuous, and cruel. ... where it is of the utmost importance that human nature should not be debased or dispirited, there ought to be no slavery. In democracies, where they are all upon equality; and in aristocracies, where the laws ought to use their utmost endeavors to procure as great an equality as the nature of the government will permit, slavery is contrary to the spirit of the constitution: it only contributes to give a power and luxury to the citizens which they ought not to have. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 I would as soon say that religion gives its professors a right to enslave those who dissent from it, in order to render its propagation more easy. This was the notion that encouraged the ravagers of America in their iniquity. Under the influence of this idea they founded their right of enslaving so many nations; for these robbers, who would absolutely be both robbers and Christians, were superlatively devout. Louis XIII was extremely uneasy at a law by which all the negroes of his colonies were to be made slaves; but it being strongly urged to him as the readiest means for their conversion, he acquiesced without further scruple. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Vast quantities of U.S. bombers, tanks and guns have been sent against Ho Chi Minh and his freedom-fighters; and now we are told that soon it will be 'advisable' to send America GI's into Indo-China in order that the tin, rubber and tungsten of Southeast Asia be kept by the "free world"-meaning white Imperialism. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider God fearing and pious." 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The working classes may be injuriously degraded and oppressed in three ways: 1st - When they are neglected in infancy 2nd - When they are overworked by their employer, and are thus rendered incompetent from ignorance to make a good use of high wages when they can procure them. 3rd - When they are paid low wages for their labour 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour? 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Women will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon men ... They will be equal in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe. 
Author: Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Nationality: Canadian
b. 16 September 1919  - d. 12 February 1990
  
 The men who still have the largest share of the power in society don't do any domestic work. The very people who are making our most important decisions should know how to cook, know how to grow a garden, diaper a baby, and raise young people. They should not only know these things but practice them. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 No one nation should be complainant, prosecutor and judge. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.  
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 In relation to these matters, we appeal to those who govern Burma that they release our fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, and engage her and those she represents in serious dialogue, for the benefit of all the people of Burma. We pray that those who have the power to do so will, without further delay, permit that she uses her talents and energies for the greater good of the people of her country and humanity as a whole. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Perhaps it was history that ordained that it be here, at the Cape of Good Hope that we should lay the foundation stone of our new nation. For it was here at this Cape, over three centuries ago, that there began the fateful convergence of the peoples of Africa, Europe and Asia on these shores. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Ours has been a quest for a constitution freely adopted by the people of South Africa, reflecting their wishes and their aspirations. The struggle for democracy has never been a matter pursued by one race, class, religious community or gender among South Africans. In honouring those who fought to see this day arrive, we honour the best sons and daughters of all our people. We can count amongst them Africans, Coloureds, Whites, Indians, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews - all of them united by a common vision of a better life for the people of this country. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 In 1980s the African National Congress was still setting the pace, being the first major political formation in South Africa to commit itself firmly to a Bill of Rights, which we published in November 1990. These milestones give concrete expression to what South Africa can become. They speak of a constitutional, democratic, political order in which, regardless of colour, gender, religion, political opinion or sexual orientation, the law will provide for the equal protection of all citizens. They project a democracy in which the government, whomever that government may be, will be bound by a higher set of rules, embodied in a constitution, and will not be able govern the country as it pleases. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Democracy is based on the majority principle. This is especially true in a country such as ours where the vast majority have been systematically denied their rights. At the same time, democracy also requires that the rights of political and other minorities be safeguarded. In the political order we have established there will regular, open and free elections, at all levels of government — central, provincial and municipal. There shall also be a social order which respects completely the culture, language and religious rights of all sections of our society and the fundamental rights of the individual. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 We are both humbled and elevated by the honour and privilege that you, the people of South Africa, have bestowed on us, as the first President of a united, democratic, non-racial and non-sexist government. We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 In my country we go to prison first and then become President. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Any man that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 I explained to the crowd that my voice was hoarse from a cold and that my physician had advised me not to attend. "I hope that you will not disclose to him that I have violated his instructions," I told them. I congratulated Mr. de Klerk for his strong showing. I thanked all those in the ANC and the democratic movement who had worked so hard for so long. Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the wife of the great freedom fighter Martin Luther King Jr., was on the podium that night, and I looked over to her as I made reference to her husband's immortal words. "This is one of the most important moments in the life of our country. I stand here before you filled with deep pride and joy -pride in the ordinary, humble people of this country. You have shown such a calm, patient determination to reclaim this country as your own, and now the joy that we can loudly proclaim from the rooftops. Free at last! Free at last! I stand before you humbled by your courage, with a heart full of love for all of you." 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 A great measure of world poverty today and African poverty in particular is due to the continuing dependence on foreign markets for manufactured goods, which undermines domestic production and dams up domestic skills, apart from piling up unmanageable foreign debts. Gandhi's insistence on self-sufficiency is a basic economic principle that, if followed today, could contribute significantly to alleviating Third World poverty and stimulating development. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 He stepped down from his comfortable life to join the masses on their level to seek equality with them. "I can't hope to bring about economic equality... I have to reduce myself to the level of the poorest of the poor." From his understanding of wealth and poverty came his understanding of labor and capital, which led him to the solution of trusteeship based on the belief that there is no private ownership of capital; it is given in trust for redistribution and equalization. Similarly, while recognizing differential aptitudes and talents, he holds that these are gifts from God to be used for the collective good. He seeks an economic order, alternative to the capitalist and communist, and finds this in sarvodaya based on nonviolence (ahimsa). 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There is one compromise and one only, and that is the United Nations. If the United States and Britain go to the United Nations and the United Nations says we have concrete evidence of the existence of these weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we feel that we must do something about it, we would all support it. There is no doubt that the United States now feels that they are the only superpower in the world and they can do what they like. And of course we must consider the men and the women around the president. Gen. Colin Powell commanded the United States army in peacetime and in wartime during the Gulf war. He knows the disastrous effect of international tension and war, when innocent people are going to die, young men are going to die. He knows and he showed this after September 11 last year. He went around briefing the allies of the United States of America and asking for their support for the war in Afghanistan. Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, they are people who are unfortunately misleading the president. Because my impression of the president is that this is a man with whom you can do business. But it is the men who around him who are dinosaurs, who do not want him to belong to the modern age. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 That's not something I say as a way of saying how successful we are - rather, that shows you the parlous state of the rest of the media. How is it that a team of five people has managed to release to the public more suppressed information, at that level, than the rest of the world press combined? It's disgraceful. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 WikiLeaks will not comply with legally abusive requests from Scientology any more than WikiLeaks has complied with similar demands from Swiss banks, Russian offshore stem-cell centers, former African kleptocrats, or the Pentagon. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 The sense of perspective that interaction with multiple cultures gives you I find to be extremely valuable, because it allows you to see the structure of a country with greater clarity, and gives you a sense of mental independence. You're not swept up in the trivialities of a nation. You can concentrate on the serious matters. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 It is the media that controls the boundaries of what is politically permissible, so better to change the media. Profit motives work against it, but if we can have the audience understand that most other forms of journalism are not credible, then it may be a forced move. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 That’s arguably what spy agencies do - high-tech investigative journalism. It’s time that the media upgraded its capabilities along those lines. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 Seeing ongoing political reforms that have a real impact on people all over the world is extremely satisfying. But we want every person who's having a dispute with their kindergarten to feel confident about sending us material. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 Large newspapers are routinely censored by legal costs. It is time this stopped. It is time a country said, enough is enough, justice must be seen, history must be preserved, and we will give shelter from the storm. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 I do not fear for my safety but am on permanent alert and will avoid travel to America. US public statements have all been reasonable. But some statements made in private are a bit more questionable". Politically it would be a great error for them to act. I feel perfectly safe but I have been advised by my lawyers not to travel to the US during this period. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 It is a reflection of the courage and strength of Kenyan civil society that this injustice was documented. Through the tremendous work of organizations such as the Oscar foundation, the KNHCR, Mars Group Kenya and others we had the primary support we needed to expose these murders to the world. I know that they will not rest, and we will not rest, until justice is done. 
Author: Julian Paul Assange
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1971
  
 Some Americans don't understand why I should be this concerned about the power of government. But talking to people in Eastern Europe, you don't have to explain it to them. They already get it - and they don't understand why we don't. 
Author: Philip Zimmermann
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1954
  
 Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.  
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 I have only one counsel for you - be master. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 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. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Every man has a wild beast within him. 
Author: King Frederick the Great - Frederick II
Nationality: Prussian
b. 24 January 1712  - d. 17 August 1786
  
 I looked down on a quilt of clouds, bordered on the horizon by the blood-orange streaks of the setting sun. As the steady hum of the engine drowned out the chatter around me, I realized that I would probably be thinking about the implications of Watergate for the rest of my life. For the country, and for me it had been a significant point in time. 
Author: Fred Dalton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1942
  
 But he whom reason, not anger, animates is a peer of the gods. 
Author: Claudian
Nationality: Greek   
 If thou make any law or establish any custom for the general good, be the first to submit thyself thereto; then does a people show more regard for justice nor refuse submission when it has seen their author obedient to his own laws. The world shapes itself after its ruler's pattern, nor can edicts sway men's minds so much as their monarch's life; the unstable crowd ever changes along with the prince. 
Author: Claudian
Nationality: Greek   
 What's been extraordinary about this president, Tim, and what's unique about this president is not that the administration is sputtering but rather everything he's taken on he's been able to accomplish. 
Author: Ken Mehlman
Nationality: Greek
b. 21 August 1966
  
 Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 The place where the system and people's intentions meet is the political arena. 
Author: Peter Garrett
Nationality: Australian
b. 16 April 1953
  
 And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent because there are those who must always cause confusion so that we do not keep these natural resources.  
Author: Miriam Makeba
Nationality: South African
b. 04 March 1932  - d. 11 November 2008
  
 Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies. Aristocracy with the meaning - the best are ruling. Peoples do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its "people's sovereignty" the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don't want to be recognized. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?  
Author: Nancy Mitford
Nationality: British
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1973
  
 Power in America today is control of the means of communication. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood. 
Author: Katherine Meyer Graham
Nationality: American
b. 16 June 1917  - d. 17 July 2001
  
 Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex. 
Author: Katherine Meyer Graham
Nationality: American
b. 16 June 1917  - d. 17 July 2001
  
 Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 Not long ago, if you wanted to seize political power in a country you had merely to control the army and the police. Today it is only in the most backward countries that fascist generals, in carrying out a coup d'état, still use tanks. If a country has reached a high degree of industrialization the whole scene changes. The day after the fall of Khrushchev, the editors of Pravda, Izvestiia, the heads of the radio and television were replaced; the army wasn't called out. Today a country belongs to the person who controls communications. 
Author: Umberto Eco
Nationality: Italian
b. 05 January 1932
  
 To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin. 
Author: Cardinal Roberto Bellarmine
Nationality: Italian
b. 04 October 1542  - d. 17 September 1621
  
 As a result, I've been portrayed as a cynical barbarian preying on the very clients I was charged to defend. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 I am much chastened and profoundly remorseful. I can only hope that the Almighty and those whom I have wronged will forgive me my trespasses. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, And when he cried the little children died in the streets. 
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 If you ask me to summarize humanity, I can say it in two words: 'Squandered Potential'. 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 The earth is flat, and anyone who disputes this claim is an atheist who deserves to be punished. 
Author: Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz
Nationality: Arabian
b. 21 November 1910  - d. 13 May 1999
  
 My father died when I was three years old, and I only had my mother who took care of me and educated me encouraging me to learn more about Shari'ah; she also died when I was twenty six. 
Author: Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz
Nationality: Arabian
b. 21 November 1910  - d. 13 May 1999
  
 The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) explained that their shortcoming in reasoning is found in the fact that their memory is weak and that their witness is in need of another woman to corroborate it. 
Author: Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz
Nationality: Arabian
b. 21 November 1910  - d. 13 May 1999
  
 It is not our job to seek peaceful coexistence with the Left, our job is to remove them from power permanently. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  




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