Power Quotes

If our free society is to endure, and I know it will, those who govern must recognize that the Framers of the Constitution limited their power in order to preserve human dignity and the air of freedom which is our proudest heritage.

William Joseph Brennan, Jr.

It is the natural desire of each nation to use the other as an instrument of its own purposes and policies. By dint of our mutual dependence, your influence is amplified by our power. Our power is made more responsible and more effective by your influence.

Kingman Brewster, Jr.

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

Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.

Korean Proverb

To plan to reserve cavalry for the finish of the battle, is to have no conception of the power of combined infantry and cavalry charges, either for attack or for defense.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

James Bovard

America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. By trying to seize far more power than is necessary over American citizens, the federal government is destroying its own legitimacy. We face a choice not of anarchy or authoritarianism, but a choice of limited government or unlimited government.

James Bovard

Paternalism is a desperate gamble that lying politicians will honestly care for those who fall under their power.

James Bovard

In the long run, people have more to fear from governments than from terrorists. Terrorists come and go, but power-hungry politicians will always be with us.

James Bovard

The arrogance of power is the best hope for the survival of freedom.

James Bovard

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

Oprah Winfrey

Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche.

Germaine Greer

You're doing OK. You're always doing OK however bad you think you are doing this is another page of the book. But remember the responsibility you can have, or the power you can have, to make the sun shine a little brighter for the person next to you. Even if you never see them again it will mean the world to them, what you can do.

MaryAnne Ysabella

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands


There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power

Leo Durocher
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