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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

We will do everything in our power to make certain that this is as painless a process as possible for the benefit of the children [on divorcing Jude Law]
Sadie Frost

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

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

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

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
Dr Wayne Dyer

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

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

A man's success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something they want
Gerald Stanley Lee

Never underestimate the power of passion.
Eve Sawyer

I thank heaven I have often had it in my power to give help and relief, and this is still my greatest pleasure. If I could choose my sphere of action now, it would be that of the most simple and direct efforts of this kind.
Reinhold Niebuhr

It's not about money. The money will flow. It's about power and influence.
Michael Ovitz

Either you think - or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
F Scott Fitzgerald

At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
Howard Dean

Being the President, we all know, is the most powerful of all the jobs that anyone can have, the influence and state of the nation being what it is right now.
David Frum

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

How often in the halls of legislation does eloquence unmask corruption, expose intrigue, and overthrow tyranny! In the cause of mercy it is omnipotent. It is bold in the consciousness of its superiority, fearless and unyielding in the purity of its motives. All opposition it destroys; all power it defies.
Henry Melville

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars
George Catlett

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
William Shenstone

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

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

If you want to live in this world, doing the duty of life, knowing the blessings of it, doing your work heartily, and yet not absorbed by it, remember that the one power whereby you can so act is, that all shall be consecrated to Christ, and done for His sake
Alexander Maclaren

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives
Clint Eastwood

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

Power is the ability to do good things for others.
Brooke Astor

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

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

There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim
Billy Graham

I've opened my mouth on a lot of subjects. And I thought the more prestige you get, I'd have the power to do what I like. It's not true.
Vanessa Redgrave

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.
Edgar Lee Masters

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

'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

Extreme avarice is nearly always mistaken; there is no passion which is oftener further away from its mark, nor upon which the present has so much power to the prejudice of the future
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change. It can not only move us, it makes us move.
Ossie Davis

Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents.
John Gardner

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

The obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
Ruth Ginsburg

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Thomas Hobbes

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W Clement Stone

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
A Philip Randolph

When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
Michael Ende

Black is a colour of power and strength.
Hayden Fry

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
Mignon McLaughlin

I do like to empower women to be comfortable with their bodies, their sexuality.
Christina Aguilera

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power
George Meredith

Extremists, who thrive on conflict; who do not tolerate diversity; who seek power through division and destruction. The global system they hope to create is one of new walls and new isolation, and radically smaller horizons. It is an anti-democratic, anti-economic-growth, and anti-progress agenda.
King Abdullah II

Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
Samuel Smiles



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