Power Quotes

I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
– 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.
– George W. Bush
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
– Roger Babson
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
– Saint Basil
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
– David Brin
Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look.
– Conrad Bums
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
– Julius Caesar
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
– Albert Camus
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
– Thomas Carlyle
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
– Andrew Carnegie
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
– Willa Cather
Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
– Catherine II
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
– Miguel de Cervantes
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
– G. K. Chesterton
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
– Noam Chomsky
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
– Sir Winston Churchill
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
– Sir Winston Churchill
The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
– Sir Winston Churchill
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero