Power Quotes


The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
– Voltaire

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

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
– John Muir
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
– Abigail Adams
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
– John Adams
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
– John Adams
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
– John Adams
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
– Samuel Adams
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
– Joseph Addison
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
– Louisa May Alcott
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
– Louisa May Alcott
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
– Muhammad Ali
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
– James Allen
Order is power.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
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
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
– Robert Anthony
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
– 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.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas