Power Quotes

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
– Aneurin Bevan
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
– Ambrose Bierce
Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead.
– Ambrose Bierce
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
– Ambrose Bierce
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
– Josh Billings
You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.
– Jack Black
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.
– Tony Blair
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
– William Booth
Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.
– David Brinkley
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
– Phillip Brooks
Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
– Dan Brown
Never underestimate the power of a simple tool.
– Craig Bruce
We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.
– Jean de la Bruyere
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
– Pearl S. Buck
A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
– Robert Burton