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In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tryanny and unrest.
Ronald Reagan

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

If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.
Howard Zinn

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.
P J O'Rourke

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Lyndon Johnson

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
Sir Walter Scott

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

Do I use my powers for evil? Well of course!
Paul McKenna

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
Harry Shearer

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm

Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Samuel Smiles

Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power
Benito Mussolini

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
Walt Whitman

Threats without power are like powder without ball.
Nathan Bailey

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Milton Friedman

You have the power to change.
Les Brown

Art thou a type of beauty, or of power,
Of sweet enjoyment, or disastrous sin?
Sir Aubrey De Vere

It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel.
David Leavitt

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

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart Udall

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
C S Lewis

I learned the power of radio watching Eleanor Roosevelt do her show. I used to go up to Hyde Park and hold her papers.
Allen Funt

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
Benjamin Disraeli

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

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

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
Daniel Webster

You can never have enough experience because the speed-to-weight ratios are so different. Itís almost as if your instincts and mind are too slow for the speed youíre going. Thereís a much greater power-to-weight ratio, so drivers have to keep everything co-ordinated, which is not easy
Richard Noble

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

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

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John Lehman

Driving a powerboat is a bit like having one person throw a bucket of water over you while another hits you with a baseball bat.
Steve Curtis

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Ambrose Bierce

This whole player-power thing has come up this week but it's nothing to do with that.
David Beckham

Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine.
Sergey Brin

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

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
Sigmund Freud

Even as recently as 1969, I still had the illusion, you see, that atomic energy could be a safe alternative to damming all our rivers for power.
David Brower

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
Shirley MacLaine

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

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
Emo Philips

The silent power of books is a great power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them which those alone can know who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they be, they may yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations
Henry Giles

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Ayn Rand

Yes there are times when you regret your decisions but we all have to make them without the power of hindsight.
Roland Gift

Fishing is one of the greatest things that you can do, it has the power to relax you like nothing else and there's nothing quite like the thrill of the catch.
Bob Gibson

There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I'm not a criminal. The parole board knows I'm not a criminal.
Jack Kevorkian

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.
Brooks Anderson

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
Jacob Bronowski

Power is only too happy to make football bear a diabolical responsibility for stupifying the masses
Jean Baudrillard



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