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The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. Henrik Ibsen

You see what power is holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them. Amy Tan

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. Margaret Thatcher

Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don’t. Oskar Shindler

Don’t trust children with edge tools. Don’t trust man, great God, with more power than he has until he has learned to use that little better. What a hell we should make of the world if we could do what we would! Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca

Calmness is the cradle of power. J.G. Holland

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Tao Te Ching

If you can abuse your power you have too much. Marty Rubin

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. David Brin

Do the thing and you will have the power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary. Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon





The object of power is power. George Orwell

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. George Orwell

Powerlust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. Ayn Rand

Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon

In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it. Leo Tolstoy

The steps of power are often steps on sand. Edward Counsel, Maxims

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Henry Kissinger

One of the things about powerful people is they have the ability to make it look easy. IceT

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. Edmund Burke

With great power there must also come great responsibility! Stan Lee

Absolute power was not meant for man. William E. Channing, Thoughts

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Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri

Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you’re not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy. Nicole Scherzinger

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving

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Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. Dada Vaswani

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

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The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Unknown

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. John Ray

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg

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The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. Malcolm X

I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall. Mike May

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

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse

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Prayer is man’s greatest power! W. Clement Stone

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Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment. Mohandas Gandhi

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. Mahatma Gandhi

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power. John Steinbeck

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Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers. James F. Byrnes

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Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. Stephen Covey

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. Joel Osteen

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan



When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist. Akhenaton

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What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. Bo Bennett

I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it. Kristin Armstrong

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If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Julius Caesar

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. Martin Buber

I’m not motivated by money or power or fame. In the end, it doesn’t bring much happiness. The only thing that is driving me is self-satisfaction, self-validation. William Clay Ford, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl

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Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. Paulo Freire

The measure of a man is what he does with power. Plato

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Charles de Gaulle

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Weisel

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit. Noam Chomsky, Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post9/11 World

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No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today! Joyce Meyer

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Yousafzai

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. Edgar Allan Poe

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. Clint Eastwood

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Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. Pete Carroll

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Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is more power in unity than division. Emanuel Cleaver

The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. Chanakya

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Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems. Leroy Hood

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation. Atifete Jahjaga

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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. Honoré de Balzac

Power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

And power without compassion is the worst kind of evil there is. E.J. Patten, Return to Exile

Power lacks moral or principles. It only has interests. Horacio Castellanos Moya

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

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Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. Peter Drucker

No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. Louise L. Hay

I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. John F. Kennedy

From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, and it was very, very strong in the forest. Jane Goodall

Gravity may put the planets into motion, but without the divine Power, it could never put them into such a circulating motion as they have about the Sun; and therefore, for this as well as other reasons, I am compelled to ascribe the frame of this System to an intelligent Agent. Isaac Newton