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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

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Ovid

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

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it
Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

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

Offense is the essence of air power.
Gen Henry Arnold

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

You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
Barbara Bush

When power ballads come back, we'll get big hair again.
Jerry Cantrell

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

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.
Yoda

We cannot suppose that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour.
Thomas Clarkson

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

When you look at electrical things you can see that they are made of small and big wires, cheap and expensive all lined up. Until the current runs through them there will be no light. Those wires are you and me and the current is God. We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us and produce the light of the world or we can refuse to be used and allow darkness to spread.
Mother Teresa

Black is a colour of power and strength.
Hayden Fry

Power gravitates to the man who knows how.
Orison Swett Marden

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

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
Ralph Nader

Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
Michel Foucault

Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

You have the power to change.
Les Brown

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

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

For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
Matthew Arnold

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

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

The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Thomas J Watson

Tiffany is self-absorbed, but she's also very smart. She always finds the opportunity to get what she wants. She also likes to use her sex appeal as power over her peers
Nikki Cox

'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

The truth is that a lost empire, lost power and lost wealth provide perfect circumstances for living happily and contentedly in our enchanted island.
Malcolm Muggeridge

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Walt Whitman

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
Michael Bergin

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

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

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind
Rudyard Kipling

Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?
Joseph Stalin

I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.
Jeffrey Archer

Darren Campbell, a muscular, powerful young man inside him, who's pushing for Athens. And the starter's enjoying giving both of them a long hold.
Stuart Storey

In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
Michael Bloomberg

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our Founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
Barack Obama

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

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Rene Descartes

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

We will fight this war on terror with every resource of our national power.
George W Bush

A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.
Arnold Toynbee

A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
Audrey Hepburn

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

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. [Not off a cliff, we hope]
Richard DeVos

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



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