Power Quotes


The power of imagination makes us infinite.
– John Muir
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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
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Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
– Abigail Adams
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Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
– John Adams
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Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
– John Adams
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Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
– John Adams
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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
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Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
– Joseph Addison
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Order is power.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
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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
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When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
– Robert Anthony
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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
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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
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No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
– Hannah Arendt
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Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
– Hannah Arendt
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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
– Aristotle
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