Power Quotes

When indignation takes possession of his mind - and it is easily excited - his disposition becomes malevolent. He hates with the bitterest contempt. But as soon as he has indulged those feelings, he regains the humanity which he had lost - from the immediate impulse of provocation - and repents deeply. So that his mind is continually making the most sudden transitions - from good to evil, from evil to good. A state of such perpetual tumult must be attended with the misery of restless inconsistency. He laments his want of tranquillity and speaks of the power of application to composing studies, as a blessing placed beyond his attainment, which he regrets.

Annabella Milbanke

I do not wish to give up the power of personal arms and be defenseless against those who will ever and always keep and bear arms those in crime and those in government.

Robert W. Burke

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

William Ellery Channing

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never underestimate the power of denial.

Wes Bently

A good intention clothes itself with power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.

Eric Hoffer

The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!

Lord Byron

The cumulative power of doing things the same way every day seems to be a way of saying to the mind: You're going to be dreaming soon.

Stephen King

It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.

Hans Christian Andersen

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases

John Adams

What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it.

Anita Hill

Saturn is not going away, ... Neither are the planets. What's the rush Why not delay our space probes a bit, make them smaller and more sophisticated and use solar power.

Michio Kaku

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.

Robert Frost

As more money flowed through Washington and as Washington's power to regulate our lives grew, opportunities and temptations for graft, influence peddling and cutting corners grew exponentially. Power breeds corruption.

Steve Forbes
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