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The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
James Madison

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.' Need I say more?
Chris Rock

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T Washington

Threats without power are like powder without ball.
Nathan Bailey

I have no wish to be disrespectful to the Scots. But it is outrageous that I as an English MP can be outvoted on issues such as Oxfordshire's NHS without corresponding powers the other way.
Boris Johnson

As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations.
James Fulbright

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
Norman Mailer

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

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 number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
Steve Ballmer

Comedy is something that we can all share, no matter what language we speak or our background, it has the power to unite us all.
Paul Goodman

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The official world, the corridors of power.
C P Snow

Believing a person deserves a defence is not the same as doing anything in your power to get him off scot-free.
Tammy Bruce

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Peter F Drucker

Language has not the power to speak what love indites: The soul lies buried in the ink that writes
John Clare

No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but the people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform them by education.
Thomas Jefferson

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

All wars come to an end, at least temporarily. But the authority acquired by the state hangs on; political power never abdicates.
Frank Chodorov

Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get.
Nelson Boswell

You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are. [on flying]
Duane G Carey

To take away life is a power which the vilest of the earth have in common; to give it belongs to gods and kings alone
Metastasio

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

Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power.
Sir Thomas More

It is not by consolidation, or concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good government is effected.
Thomas Jefferson

I am not wrong in the belief that its public funds are more secure than those of all the European powers.
Albert Gallatin

When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions.
Robert Bork

If you have to choose between power and speed and it often turns out you have to make that choice, you've got to go for speed.
Sparky Anderson

Music is not just something that moves you, it is something that has the power to change you, and that is very powerful indeed.
Hank Jones

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.
Michel Foucault

'Yeah, baby! I didn't get to keep the pink baby doll outfit, but I wish I did because people are always telling me I should wear it.'
- on being a fem-bot in Austin Powers.
Cindy Margolis

Rent is the portion of the earth, which is paid to the landlord for the user of the original and indestructible powers of the soil
David Ricardo

If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think
Clarence Darrow

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavour to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
John Dewey

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

One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.
Jim Carrey

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Ronald Reagan

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

My opinion is, that power should always be distrusted, in whatever hands it is placed.
William Jones

Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
Cesare Pavese

Woman, a pleasing but a short-lived flower, Too soft for business and too weak for power: A wife in bondage, or neglected maid: Despised, if ugly: if she's fair, betrayed. (An Essay on Woman)
Mary Leapor

Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
Harold McMillan

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Honore De Balzac

There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
Norman Mailer

Clairvoyant: 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

I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing.
Uma Thurman

There were some who said that a man at the point of death was more free than all others, because death breaks every bond, and over the dead the united world has no power
Francois De Salignac Fenelon

The power that makes grass grow, fruit open, and guides the bird in flight
is in us all.
Anzia Yezierska

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
Charles E Hughes



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