Power Quotes

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still

Lao Tzu

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim

Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.


Between stimulus and response is our greatest power - the freedom to choose

Stephen R. Covey

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.


The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

Those have most power to hurt us, that we love


Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Power is not alluring to pure minds

Thomas Jefferson

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

George Orwell

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while

Albert Einstein

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Ayn Rand

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

Josiah Gilbert Holland

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.


Only He who has the power to punish can pardon.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Never underestimate the power of a million amateurs with keys to the factory.

Chris Anderson

These decrees of yours are no different from spiders' webs. They'll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they'll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.


Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.


One-half of the people of this nation to-day are utterly powerless to blot from the statute books an unjust law, or to write there a new and a just one.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

Behold a God more powerful than I who comes to rule over me.

Durante degli Alighieri

Wouldn't it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?

Muhammad Ali

One who comes into power often oppresses.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

When I feel angry with a person how and when should I satisfy my anger, whether at a time when I am not in a position to retaliate and people may advise me to bear patiently or when I have power to punish and I forgive.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The law cannot forgive, for the law has not been wronged, only broken; only persons can be wronged. The law can pardon, but it can only pardon what it has the power to punish.

Wystan Hugh Auden

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Updated On : March 31, 2014
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