Quotations on Power

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I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Power, Disease, England)

People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Power, People, Desire, Intellect, Want)

Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Power, Man, Quiet, Sense)

One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out.
- Kathy Acker
(Keywords: Power, Country, Right)

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Power, Liberty, Right)

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: History, Men, Power, Control)

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Men, Power, Husbands)

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Power, Grave, Man)

Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Power, Help, Rumor)

In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Power, Irish, Will)

Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Power, Effect, Poison)

Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Power, Energy, Facts)

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Men, Power, Effect, Killing, Publicity, Self)

A friend in power is a friend lost.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Power, Friend)

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Science, Power, Day, Existence, Mankind, May, Race, Suicide, World)

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Society, Character, Authority, Importance)

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, God, Laws, Service)

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Soul)

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Power, People, Maxim)

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Power, Man, Mind, Nothing)

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Power, Potential)

No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Power, Church, Numbers, Today)

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Power, Crime)

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Power, Being, Man, Rules)

The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Power, Dreams, Mother, Courage)

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Power, Virtue, Heaven, Influence, Modesty, Stars, Woman)

Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Power, Countries, Israel)

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Life, Power, Dream, Wishes)

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Power, Soul, Man)

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Power, Enemy)

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Power, Enemy, First)

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Success, Influence, Jewels, Man, Mind)

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Goals, Leaders, Will)

The 'transition' involves the transfer of power from one president to another. In recent times, the incoming President has designated a Director of the Transition, a team leader, to oversee and administer the orderly transfer of power.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Power, Leader, President)

I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Meaning)

Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Power, Mercury, Plants, Pollution)

I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Power, Fear, Abuse)

The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)



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