Power Quotes

We shall never recover the true apostolic energy, and be endued with power from on high, as the first disciples were, 'till we recover the lost faith.

Horace Bushnell

Money only buys the illusion of power. Real power is in the force of will will strong enough that others bend to it for its own sake, and follow it willingly. Power that is won through deception will evaporate under the hot light of truth.

Orson Scott Card

Evil people naturally assume that you will use that power exactly as they would use it.

Orson Scott Card

I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The power of thought,the magic of the mind!

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

I am content. While my shrewd fellows rode about the world to seek and to attain power and wisdom, I have elected, as and unpractical realist, to follow after beauty.

James Branch Cabell

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.

Gaius Iulius Caesar

Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.

Dan Brown

The dirty little secret is that Congress no longer wants the accountability that goes with the wielding of power.

Patrick Joseph Buchanan

Power is better than revenge. Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future. Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.

Lois McMaster Bujold

You cannot drag a man's conscience before any tribunal, and no one is answerable for his religious opinions to any power on earth.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Leaders in all realms and activities of life knew that the power they had come to hold existed because they were responsible to serve the many, thus power was position of service.

Vanna Bonta

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Martin Luther King Jr

Trusting government nowadays means dividing humanity into two classes: those who can be trusted with power to run other peoples lives, and those who cannot even be trusted to run their own lives.

James Bovard
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