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Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Paulo Freire

Power is the by-product of understanding.
Jacob Bronowski

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Rene Descartes

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it... The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Woodrow Wilson

The only power an actor has is the ability to say: 'No'
Lou Diamond Phillips

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Joan Rivers

The players who were great in their prime, well, they're still great. They might have lost a little of the power and speed, but their ball striking and technique is as good as ever.
Jeremy Bates

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker

An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
Richard Bach

If you are looking for a small slice of power then you could do worse than get involved in business.
Garet Garrett

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Friedrich Nietzsche

The State is something that we must and will always struggle to control, when there is so much power in one body there is always the possibility of corruption.
Evan Galbraith

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Anthony Robbins

The characteristic virtue of Englishmen is power of sustained practical activity and their characteristic vice a reluctance to test the quality of that activity by reference to principles.
R H Tawney

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

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
Thomas Hobbes

Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make life full, significant, and interesting.
Aldous Huxley

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Benjamin Disraeli

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
James Thurber

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

Patience and Gentleness is Power
Leigh Hunt

Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat
Hermann Goering

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
Walter Landor

What makes eBay successful... the real value and the real power at eBay is the community. It's the buyers and sellers coming together and forming a marketplace.
Pierre Omidyar

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't have a driving desire to be all encompassing and world powerful or anything.
Santiago Durango

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Ovid

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

Follow the dirt and it leads to money. Follow the money and it leads to power. This maxim has rarely let me down.
Simon Jenkins

In research the horizon recedes as we advance, and is no nearer at sixty than it was at twenty. As the power of endurance weakens with age, the urgency of the pursuit grows more intense... And research is always incomplete. (Isaac Casaubon)
Mark Pattinson

All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A Beard

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.
Wilfred A Peterson

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance, but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
John Galbraith

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Margaret Thatcher

There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.
Tacitus

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

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Abigail Adams

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison

Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth.
George Crane

The more sensible a woman is, supposing her not to be masculine, the more attractive she is in her proportionate power to entertain
Leigh Hunt

Talent is that which is in a man's power! Genius is that in whose power a man is.
James Russell Lowell

Maybe when I turn 60... I'll have the power to speak to people and make them tremble a bit [on Alex Ferguson]
Jose Mourinho

Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions.
C Wright Mills

Darren Campbell, a muscular, powerful young man inside him, who's pushing for Athens. And the starter's enjoying giving both of them a long hold.
Stuart Storey

The two important things I have learned are that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step; making the first decision.
Robyn Davidson

Truth is powerful and it prevails.
Sojourner Truth

Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. It takes more courage to take a blow than give one. It takes more courage to try and talk things through than to start a war.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
Michael Bloomberg

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
Jeremy Bentham



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