Power Quotes

Nothing in the world is more haughty than a man of moderate capacity when once raised to power.

Baron Wessenberg

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

Thomas Carlyle

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

Thomas Carlyle

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

Thomas Carlyle

The Ancients subjected themselves to a fierce discipline of detachment from public opinion. Although they inevitably had to try to influence political life in their favor, they never seriously thought of themselves as founders or lawgivers. The mixture of unwise power and powerless wisdom, in the ancients view, would always end up with power strengthened and wisdom compromised. He who flirts with power, Socrates said, will be compelled to lie with it.

Allan David Bloom

We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God

Steve Maraboli

Those who seek power are not worthy of that power.

Plato

The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life.

James Fixx

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Electricity is often called wonderful, beautiful; but it is so only in common with the other forces of nature. The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even govern it largely. The human mind is placed above, and not beneath it, and it is in such a point of view that the mental education afforded by science is rendered super-eminent in dignity, in practical application and utility; for by enabling the mind to apply the natural power through law, it conveys the gifts of God to man.

Michael Faraday

The development of the Watt governor for steam engines, which adapted the power output of the engine automatically to the load by means of feedback, consolidated the first Industrial Revolution.

Anthony Stafford Beer

On a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority, trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other.

James Madison

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.

Bertrand Russell

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

Jacob Bronowski

If school results were the key to power, girls would be running the world.

Sarah Boseley

Defiance is beautiful. The defiance of power, especially great or overwhelming power, exhaults and glorifies, the rebel

Edward Abbey

Fanatics in power and the funnel of a tornado have this in common - the narrow path in which they move is marked by violence and destruction

Oscar Ostlund

Today any successful and competent businessman will employ the latest and best-tested methods in production, distribution, and administration, and many are discovering that one of the greatest of all efficiency methods is prayer power.

Norman Vincent Peale

No one can realize how substantial the air is, until he feels its supporting power beneath him. It inspires confidence at once.

Otto Lilienthal

The two most abundant forms of power on earth are solar and wind, and they're getting cheaper and cheaper

Ed Begley, Jr.

I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.

Denis Hayes

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.

St. Basil

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness, and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

Aristotle

A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism.

James Q. Wilson
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