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I say now and have often said before, Fathers of the Senate, that a well-disposed and helpful prince, to whom you have given such great and unrestrained power, ought to be the servant of the Senate, often of the citizens as a whole, and sometimes even of individuals.
Tiberius Caesar

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
Henry Miller

God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech
Quintilian

The power of positive thinking (Title of book)
Norman Vincent Peale

This only is denied to God: the power to change the past (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, VI)
Agathon

Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
Samuel Johnson

Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved
Cornelius Nepos

The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
Harry S Truman

Love is strong in its passion; affection is powerful in its gentleness.
Jules Michelet

There is a powerful tension in our relationship to technology. We are excited by egalitarianism and anonymity, but we constantly fight for our identity.
David Owens

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
James Madison

It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire people there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.
Lord Acton

It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
Marya Mannes

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

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

Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Harold Clurman

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
Richard Armitage

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

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

Anyone who knows how difficult it is to keep a secret among three men - particularly if they are married - knows how absurd is the idea of a worldwide secret conspiracy consciously controlling all mankind by its financial power; in real, clear analysis.
Sir Oswald Mosley

All parties without exception, when they seek for power, are varieties of absolutism
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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 felt the power of Anfield, it was magnificent
Jose Mourinho

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
Epictetus

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

I feel it now: there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it. All becoming has need me.
Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Seneca

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
William Makepeace Thackeray

When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Rene Descartes

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

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

Power is not something that can be assumed or discarded at will like underwear.
Galbraith

The four rural counties in the district also received wind and rain damage and experienced power outages affecting thousands of families.
Jo Bonner

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

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them
Charles Kingsley

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

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

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely
Lord Acton

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

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

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

Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
Jean Paul Sartre

We seek riches, power and glory all in order to make them happy [women]
Emmanuel Petit

Progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence.
Alex Campbell



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