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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

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
Barbara Tuchman

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
Norman Mailer

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

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

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Margaret Thatcher

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Sydney Harris

The imagination is man's power over nature.
Wallace Stevens

Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth
Thomas Huxley

On fellow Popstars judge Simon Cowell: I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease.
Paula Abdul

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
James Madison

The increasing influence of the Bible is marvelously great, penetrating everywhere. It carries with it a tremendous power of freedom and justice guided by a combined force of wisdom and goodness
David Moir

If you have to choose between power and speed and it often turns out you have to make that choice, you've got to go for speed.
Sparky Anderson

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent every ill-judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it... The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Woodrow Wilson

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honore De Balzac

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

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
Colin Wilson

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
Orison Swett Marden

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

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

The 'w' in ECB is silent but very powerful.
[being a bad loser after a Welsh county got a 2009 Ashes test ahead of the Rose Bowl. The 5 adjudicators were English]
Rod Bransgrove

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden

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

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

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

As the infection of sin spreadeth itself throughout the whole soul, and all the faculties and powers thereof, so doth the work of the Spirit of God.
George Gillespie

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

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

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

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves
Robert Burton

Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power.
Sir Thomas More

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

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
Thomas Szasz

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

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

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

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

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy
Meryl Streep

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

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun
Robert Burton

Character is power.
Booker T Washington

Power is my mistress
Napoleon Bonaparte

I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

'Nobody gives you power. Real power is something you take'
Jock Ewing

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

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

But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider... That thought was our power.
Joshua L Chamberlain

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Virginia Woolf



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