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Power Quotes

The ability to control an environment and dictate the behavioral pattern of certain institutions is known as power. Although power is acceptable and legitimate, in many societies it is still viewed as something that is unjust and malevolent to the entire social structure. A common characteristic of power is to hold an assertive and manipulative nature. Sociologist and philosophers have conflicting viewpoints on power and is often a highly debated subject. Read through the article to know more about these famous power quotations and sayings.

Clint Eastwood

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

Mark Zuckerberg

By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.

Marcus Aurelius

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Salvador Dali

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

Toni Morrison

As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Peter Drucker

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

Honoré de Balzac

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

Horace Mann

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

Mookie Betts

My favorite TV show is probably 'Power.'

Gloria Steinem

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.

Aristotle

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.

James Madison

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

Tony Blair

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.

Thomas Paine

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Epictetus

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.

I feel as though, if you're able to control your dreams, you have more power and control over your mind, like you could reach more areas of your mind. Therefore, I feel like it creates the ability for you to achieve more things in reality.

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Jamie Dornan

The man is meant to be the alpha in the relationship on the money and power front.

Woodrow Wilson

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.

James Madison

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

Zendaya

I don't think people understand the power of social media or our phones.

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John Roberts

By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.

Oprah Winfrey

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

Frederick Douglass

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Stephen Colbert

If you don't give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don't hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.

Samuel Johnson

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.

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Rita Mae Brown

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

I want to stay humble, but I have to talk because the other guys talk too much, and... I understand the crazy power the UFC PR machine has.

Nancy Pelosi

I really want women to know their power, to value their experience. To understand that nothing has been more wholesome in the political process than the increased involvement of women.

George W. Bush

Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.

Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

Elton John

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

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Margaret Thatcher

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

Malcolm X

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.

Walter Scott

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

Honoré de Balzac

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

Chadwick Boseman

The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.

Jill Biden

There's nothing that's more unfair or unjust than people using their power to try to make other people feel small, to tell them who they are or what they are capable of, to say their identity doesn't belong.

Sandra Day O'Connor

The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.

Jimi Hendrix

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Vasyl Lomachenko

I want to be known to fans and appreciated as a 'boxer-painter' in regards to speed, footwork, punching power - an art form inside the ring.

Thurgood Marshall

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

It's been 80 years since the Senate has confirmed a Supreme Court nominee who was nominated during an election. And particularly when the court hangs in the balance, it makes no sense whatsoever to give Barack Obama the power to jam through a judge in the final election year.

Charlie Chaplin

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Julius Caesar

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.

Edgar Allan Poe

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

Jim Morrison

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power.

Chanakya

The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.

Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

Henry Ward Beecher

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Leo Buscaglia

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

Adolf Hitler

I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.

James Madison

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.

James Baldwin

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

Orville Wright

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.

William James

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I'm not going to do that. That takes away my power. I'm not going to compromise who I am.

Lady Gaga

Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.

Beyonce Knowles

Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.

Mark Zuckerberg

When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.

Tom Hanks

Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.

Jordan Peterson

Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don't mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That's not power. That's just corruption.

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.

Thomas More

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Bruce Lee

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

Megan Fox

I don't need someone else's power. I'm obtaining my own.

Sylvester Stallone

I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

Edward Snowden

When you are subverting the power of government, that's a fundamentally dangerous thing to democracy.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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.

Don DeLillo

People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

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.

George Carlin

Electricity is really just organized lightning.

Zendaya

A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It's equality, it's fairness, and I think it's a great thing to be a part of.

I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let's face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what's sexy. And men define what's feminine. It's ridiculous.

Louisa May Alcott

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.

Washington Irving

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.

Honoré de Balzac

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

George Soros

We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.

Juice Wrld

Words have a lot of power.

Alec Baldwin

Hollywood does draw some very strange characters, and then the power of Hollywood and what they can do with it becomes like a blood sport to them.

Nikola Tesla

The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.

Joseph Stalin

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.

Alexander the Great

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

Vladimir Nabokov

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.

Epicurus

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

Don DeLillo

Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.

Mike Pence

As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe that the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press.

Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true.

Milana Vayntrub

We all have the power to be influencers.

Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

James Madison

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

Lao Tzu

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.