Power Quotations And Sayings


Power Quotations And Sayings

“The secret of all power is – save your force. If you want high pressure you must choke off waste.”
– Joseph Farrell

“If power was an illusion, wasn’t weakness necessarily one also?”
– Lois McMaster Bujold

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
– Lord Acton

“The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.”
– Lord Macaulay

“Power never takes a back step – only in the face of more power.”
– Malcolm X

“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.”
– Robert F. Kennedy

“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.”
– Seneca

“We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.”
– Stephen Vincent Benet

“We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.”
– Stewart L. Udall

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.”
Thomas Jefferson

“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.”
– William Hazlitt

“Power consists in one’s capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.”
– Woodrow Wilson

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.”
– Roseanne Barr

“I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, ‘There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who’s in charge?”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.”
– Susan Polis Schutz

“Names have power.”
– Rick Riordan

Patience is power.”
– Fulton J. Sheen

“I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.”
– Jason Mraz

“She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either–a purely human one.”
– Cassandra Clare

“Power changes everything till it is difficult to say who are the heroes and who the villains.”
– Libba Bray

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”
– Mary Wollstonecraft

“You gain power by pretending to be weak.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.”
– John Steinbeck

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.”
– Toni Morrison

“Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”
– Beth Revis

“Since mankind’s dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We’ve seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.”
– Alan Moore

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”
– Paulo Freire

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