Power Quotes

He robs present ills of their power who has perceived their coming beforehand.

Seneca

The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.

Tom Stoppard

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

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable; for the happy impute all their success to prudence and merit.

Jonathan Swift

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

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.

Charles Horton Cooley

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Seneca

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.

Man Ray

When a chivalrous man makes an oath, he is faithful to it, and when he attains power, he spares his enemy.

Muhammad Ali

It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power.

Blaise Pascal

Politics are always a struggle for power, disguised and modified by prudence, reason and moral pretext.

William Hurrell Mallock

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.

Phillip Brooks

Through regular practice of concentration and meditation you attain clarity of mind, increased grasping power, retentive memory, increased intelligence, confidence, peace, optimism and control of the senses

Swami Sivananda

Happy the heart that keeps its twilight hour, And, in the depths of heavenly peace reclined, Loves to commune with thoughts of tender power, A shining Jacob's-ladder of the mind!

Paul Hamilton Hayne
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