Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Love is strong in its passion; affection is powerful in its gentleness.Jules Michelet
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.Francis Bacon
It's not about money. The money will flow. It's about power and influence.Michael Ovitz
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 futureDuc De La Rochefoucauld
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
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.John Lehman
The music throbbed in a voice of singular and delicate power; the air was resonant with melody, love and pain. The meanest Italian in the gallery far up beneath the ceiling, the most exalted of the land in the boxes and the stalls, leaned indulgently forward, to be swept by this sweet storm of song.Gilbert Parker
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
But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.George Orwell
If the power goes out, business stops... whether you sell roses or you're a big manufacturer. [Are flowers petrol powered now then?]Eric Johnston
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.Samuel Johnson
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
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
I know some photographs that are extraordinary in their power and conviction, but it is difficult in photography to overcome the superficial power or subject; the concept and statement must be quite convincing in themselves to win over a dramatic and compelling subject situation.Ansel Adams
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death. (Leviathan)Thomas Hobbes
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.Hannah Arendt
Other passions have objects to flatter them, and seem to content and satisfy them for a while; there is power in ambition, pleasure in luxury, and pelf in covetousness; but envy can gain nothing but vexationMontaigne
The official world, the corridors of power.C P Snow
A partnership with men in power is never safePhaedrus
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.Harold McMillan
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?Harry Shearer
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
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
Here are a list of Quotes from the delightful Northern Irish Comedian Danny McCrossan
Even the most powerful lie detector invented couldn’t drag a secret out of a woman, however, women rarely have lunch with lie detectors… - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian
See women need to talk because they feel like they have to have adequate levels of communication in order to sustain a healthy and open relationship, whereas men are only driven to speak because of matters beyond their control, like not being able to find clean socks. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
In Pagan times, uninspired people made sacrifices at the altar, and today, thanks to marraige, many still do. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
When women are bored they do the usual things, they eat, they go shopping, they neurotically judge the looks of other women, but men, men invade another country! - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
Anything that I’ve ever done that ended up worthwhile, initially scared me to death. Wether it was walking out on stage for that very first time, or asking a girl to include me in her plans for the future, but you know what, You have to risk everything sometimes or you risk even more. It’s not the challenges we face that define us, it’s the actions we take. - Danny McCrossan -Northern irish Comedian.
Everyone had big plans for me when I was younger, it was a cliche “Danny can do anything he wants to do” So I did the only thing I ever thought was worthwhile, bring laughter into the world. How I came to been seen as somewhat of a dissapointment to all those people who had made plans for me, well that still makes me chuckle. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
You learn alot in your teenage years, for instance I learned that if you’re ever being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a little tunnel, then onto a mini seesaw and then jump through a ring of fire, they’ve trained for that y’see. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
Asking people in Northern Ireland what they think of politics is like asking the Jews what they think of Hitler. - Danny MCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
There are too many warnings on packaging these days - defrost before eating - Use as directed - I mean, what’s next, you buy a packet of condoms, warning - may contain nuts! - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
I say don’t conform, don’t allow yourself to be pigeon holed, it’s no good for the soul, and the pigeon doesn’t enjoy it either. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
I remember how nervous I was my very first gig and I remember when I walked out on stage and spoke those words, how the audience laughed and laughed. I swore, there and then, that one day I would have my revenge. - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian.
The sign said “This door to remain closed at all times” Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t that defeat the purpose of a door? - Danny McCrossan - Northern Irish Comedian. Danny McCrossan
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.Russell Baker
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.Milton Friedman
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.Walt Whitman
You have the power to change.Les Brown
Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times - it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.Kate Chopin
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sunRobert Burton
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
The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.Charles E Hughes
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
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.Mahatma Gandhi
There is a lot of common sense in rationing and if you have the will power to do it, then it can really help in the long run.Mavis Gallant
I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will.Joseph Stalin
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.Ezra Pound
I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert - that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil.Dustin Hoffman
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.Erich Fromm
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.
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
We will fight this war on terror with every resource of our national power.George W Bush
Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.Jean Paul Richter
It is energy - the central element of which is will - that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action.Samuel Smiles
When you realise that you possess within your self everything you need to promote your own success, the feeling is one of empowerment.James Fixx
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.Jim Bishop
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country. (Report to 7th Congress, 1920)Lenin
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.Quintilian Pick another category
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