115 Quotes About Power

Quotes About Power

1. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

2. Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher

3. Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. – Bruce Lee

4. All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche

5. Character is power. – Booker T. Washington

6. I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. – Thomas Jefferson

7. Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes. – Eleanor Roosevelt

8. The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. – Bruce Lee

9. Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. – Robert A. Heinlein

10. What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. – Aristotle

11. All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo

12. Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. – Ayn Rand

13. The world itself is the will to power – and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power – and nothing else! – Friedrich Nietzsche

14. Knowledge is power. – Francis Bacon

15. 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. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

16. To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power. – Ayn Rand

17. 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. – Barbara de Angelis

18. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. – Frederick Douglass

19. Power is the great aphrodisiac. – Henry A. Kissinger

20. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker

21. Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. – Benjamin Disraeli

22. Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. – Blaise Pascal

23. A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself. – Henry Ward Beecher

24. Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. – Epictetus

25. Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer

26. There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers. – Erich Fromm

27. If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. – Peace Pilgrim

28. Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. – Ambrose Bierce

29. Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing to be able to dare! – Fyodor Dostoevsky

30. Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just. – Blaise Pascal

31. The eye sees what it brings the power to see. – Thomas Carlyle

32. The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. – Edmund Burke

33. Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money. – Donald Trump

34. But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful. – Alan Watts

35. There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. – Booker T. Washington

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

37. Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People. – Benjamin Disraeli

38. Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. – Edward Abbey

39. Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world. – Alfred A. Montapert

40. Power is action the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established. – Honore de Balzac

41. 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. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

42. Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control these three alone lead one to sovereign power. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

43. Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated. – Andrew Jackson

44. Truth is powerful and it prevails. – Sojourner Truth

45. Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be. – Alice Walker

46. There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords. – John Muir

47. Power, after love, is the first source of happiness. – Stendhal

48. Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. – William Wordsworth

49. Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. – Charles de Gaulle

50. Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man’s spirit than when we win his heart. – Eric Hoffer

51. The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged. – Aung San Suu Kyi

52. Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs. – Andrew Carnegie

53. The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. – Eric Hoffer

54. The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

55. The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away. – Aneurin Bevan

56. Whoever is new to power is always harsh. – Aeschylus

57. Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions. – Barney Frank

58. Knowledge is the most democratic source of power. – Alvin Toffler

59. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. – Phillips Brooks

60. Excessive fear is always powerless. – Aeschylus

61. Power is the most persuasive rhetoric. – Friedrich Schiller

62. Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God. – Arnold J. Toynbee

63. Will power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce. – Cesare Pavese

64. Power is dangerous unless you have humility. – Richard J. Daley

65. When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. – Susan Sarandon

66. I cured with the power that came through me. – Black Elk

67. Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. – Abigail Adams

68. Ambition is the immoderate desire for power. – Baruch Spinoza

69. Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey. – Denis Diderot

70. The power of the people and the power of reason are one. – Georg Buchner

71. People who are powerless make an open theater of violence. – Don DeLillo

72. The greatest power is often simple patience. – E. Joseph Cossman

73. What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality? – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

75. A true king is neither husband nor father he considers his throne and nothing else. – Pierre Corneille

76. An alliance with a powerful person is never safe. – Phaedrus

77. 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. – Cher

78. The advertisers who believe in the selling power of jingles have never had to sell anything. – David Ogilvy

79. 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. – Alexis Carrel

80. I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system. – Oskar Schindler

81. Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love. – Nelson Rockefeller

82. Politics is not about power. – Paul Wellstone

83. Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing. – Catherine the Great

84. There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man’s reasoning powers. – Bernard Baruch

85. Power is paradoxical. – Friedrich Durrenmatt

86. The only power you have is the word no. – Frances McDormand

87. Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool. – Bill O’Reilly

88. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. – William Plomer

89. Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless. – Paul Harris

90. No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself. – Allen Klein

91. Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor. – Allen Klein

92. The greatest power is not money power, but political power. – Walter Annenberg

93. Power ought to serve as a check to power. – Charles de Secondat

94. Power in America today is control of the means of communication. – Theodore White

95. Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere. – Benjamin F. Wade

96. Prestige is the shadow of money and power. – C. Wright Mills

97. Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. – Charles Simmons

98. America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community. – Adam Schiff

99. Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other’s. – Deborah Tannen

100. The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other. – Anita Hill

101. In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power. – A. J. P. Taylor

102. Every crisis offers you extra desired power. – William Moulton Marston

103. There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come. – Everett Dirksen

104. Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have. – Andrew Young

105. I believe in the power of weakness. – Pat Buckley

106. Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth. – George A. Smith

107. There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time. – Sophie Swetchine

108. Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it. – Carolyn Heilbrun

109. Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor. – Eric Sevareid

110. Unlimited power corrupts the possessor. – William Pitt

111. The way to have power is to take it. – Boss Tweed

112. The law has no power over heroes. – Charlotte Lennox

113. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

114. I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx

115. When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix

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