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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.

Dax Shepard

I'm telling you, there is a lot of power in being unapologetic.

Ashton Kutcher

The power of a handwritten letter is greater than ever. It's personal and deliberate and means more than an e-mail or text ever will. It has a unique scent. It requires deciphering. But, most important, it's flawed.

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.'

Maya Rudolph

I learned the enormous power of writing for yourself, especially now that people seem to be receptive to the fact that women can write.

Well, Jeff Buckley for me is one of the greatest singers I've ever heard. And the reason why is he has an amazing range, amazing emotional power in his voice. And the music he put around it also just had this passion and this soul to it and this spirit to it that very few artists have, and he passed at a very young age.

Catherine the Great

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

Gloria Steinem

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

Mao Zedong

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

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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.

John Legend

When we see people that are impoverished and people who are dealt an unfair hand, then if we have the power to help them, we should try to do that.

Kimbo Slice

I gots to make the dough to support myself and my disabled moms. God bless her soul. I live to bleed for that woman. I want to go as far as my power will take me.

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.

Michael J. Fox

I truly believe that we have infinite levels of power that we don't even know are available to us.

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.

Curtis Jackson

A man becomes as attractive as an attractive woman when he becomes successful and is publicly noted. Power's an aphrodisiac.

Ilaiyaraaja

Music has the power to divert the violent minds.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Anne Frank

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.

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.

Robert Sheehan

I think books, novels and autobiographies have a power to touch people far more personally than films do, so there's a bit more of a responsibility when you then dramatise it.

I have very close friends who are very devout Catholics, and I talked to them before the 'Da Vinci Code,' and it was very difficult for them, but I talked to them before 'Angels and Demons,' and they said the scandal, abuse of power and violence was part of church history, which you can read about in the Vatican bookstore.

The greater the power, the more need there is for transparency, because if the power is abused, the result can be so enormous. On the other hand, those people who do not have power, we mustn't reduce their power even more by making them yet more transparent.

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.

Megyn Kelly

I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn't come from money, and I didn't come from circles of power. I didn't come from the country club; I came from the town park.

Meryl Streep

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.

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.

Ice Cube

Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.

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.

Roy Jones Jr.

Once you put that muscle on, it's hard to go back down. Most guys, when they put that muscle on, they just stay big. To go back down while at the same time trying to maintain that punching power, it's very tough.