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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.

John F. Kennedy

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.

Robin Williams

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Andrew Jackson

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.

Ayn Rand

God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.

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.

Lao Tzu

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

John Milton

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

Epicurus

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

Ayn Rand

Do not ever say that the desire to do good by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

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.

Confucius

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

Thomas Paine

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

John Stuart Mill

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.

Joseph Addison

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

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

James Madison

Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done.

Henry James

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Lord Byron

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Billie Jean King

That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question.

William Butler Yeats

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.

Susan B. Anthony

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain

Voltaire

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

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.

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.

James Madison

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

Chanakya

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

John Milton

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

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.

Horace

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Andre Gide

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.

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.

George Washington

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

James Madison

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

Tony Blair

Conflict is not inevitable, but disarmament is... everyone now accepts that if there is a default by Saddam the international community must act to enforce its will.

William Wordsworth

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.

Toni Morrison

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Marcel Proust

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.

Annie Leibovitz

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.

Thomas Merton

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

Laurence Sterne

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.

Mignon McLaughlin

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.

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Alexander Hamilton

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.

Adolf Hitler

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

Leon Trotsky

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.

Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

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.

Alan Watts

But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.

Alice Walker

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

Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.

Ambrose Bierce

Beauty and the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

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.

Andrew Jackson

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.

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.

Simone Weil

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.

Laurence Sterne

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

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.

Hillary Clinton

I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.

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.

John Stuart Mill

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

Washington Irving

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.

Horace Mann

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

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.

Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

Andrew Jackson

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

Andrew Carnegie

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

Lao Tzu

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

John Milton

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.

Marcel Proust

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.

Frederick Douglass

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

Leon Trotsky

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.

Joseph Conrad

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.

John Milton

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.

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Dwight L. Moody

There's no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.

Jules Renard

Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.

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.

John F. Kennedy

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

Billie Jean King

Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad.

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.

Anton Chekhov

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

John F. Kennedy

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.

Gloria Steinem

We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.

Billy Joel

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

Plato

Democracy passes into despotism.

Douglas MacArthur

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

Henry James

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

Alan Watts

If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.

Chanakya

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

Thomas Hobbes

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.