Words matter. These are the best Power Quotes from famous people such as Muhammad Yunus, John Dalberg-Acton, Charles de Gaulle, Gloria Steinem, Andrew Carnegie, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
We’ll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
The power and energy sectors are the biggest constituents of the infrastructure sector. If you ignore them, no development will happen.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Being reminded about the incredible power of God’s love, and living as He intended, is the most powerful motivation to change.
I cured with the power that came through me.
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Power is the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you. It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human nature, of what truly motivates people, and of the manipulations necessary for advancement and protection.
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Bullying is the result of an unequal power dynamic – the strong attacking the weak.
We now have to see our country surrender to the enemy without demonstrating our power up to 120 percent. We are now on a course for a humiliating peace – or, rather, a humiliating surrender.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn’t come from money, and I didn’t come from circles of power. I didn’t come from the country club; I came from the town park.
The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
Where educators are raising and combining their voices, the seeds of positive change have emerged. Collective voice, exercised through the union, is power – the power to drive real change for our kids, families and communities.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
In the twilight, it was a vision of power.
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist.
For me, education was power.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.
Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
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.
No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
But only art and music have the power to bring peace.
The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
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.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life.
Women are blessed with energy – a power which is unique. I have been very fortunate to have played strong women and explored their strengths through my films.
Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.
There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe.
There is no limit to the power of loving.
I think everyone understands grief, the journey it takes us on, whether it’s the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a disappointment. Some people don’t deal with it, the power of it. Some do. Some feel the weight of it and it informs their choices. I’ve had to open up to grief in different contexts.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
We will use political power as a tool to improve the lives of the people.
Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high.
My relationship to power and authority is that I’m all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has.
An elusive, enigmatic aura will make people want to know more, drawing them into your circle. Create such a power by hinting at something contradictory within you.
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
I really like how the characters always has to go through some type of long journey that’s like a crazy struggle. And these anime shows give women power. She’s always the queen or somebody that you cannot beat – I love that.
Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
As a lawyer and a former prosecutor, I know the limits of the power and authority of the president. I know what is legal and what is not.
It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
A good villain exudes charisma and power. He has principles, though; that just gives him a level of dimension. It makes him seem to be a bit unpredictable, because he’s usually deemed as some type of evil, ruthless person, and then he shows you his principles, and you don’t know what to think of it.
Don’t let your will roar when your power only whispers.
Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.
When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.
The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
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.
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love.
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords.
The better we understand how identities and power work together from one context to another, the less likely our movements for change are to fracture.
There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.
Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others.
The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
What brings you closer to God is being in service to others. I think any religion or spiritual way of life will indicate that service to others will lead to a connection with a higher power.
Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds – but we still have the power to change our own.
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one’s power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
In any authoritarian society, the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside, he will come after you. This is equally true of Sovietism, of China and of Iran, and in our time it has happened a lot in Islam. The point is that it’s worse when the authoritarianism is supported by something supernatural.
One of the epidemics in our industry is the abuse of power.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
A politician’s goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.
Flags are about proclaiming power… that visibility is key to our success and to our justice.
It’s worth pointing out that conflicts between racially oppressed people often result from the fact that colonialism worked on divide and rule. Certain ethnic, religious, racial or indigenous groups were deliberately privileged over others in order to create a sense of investment in upholding the power structure.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
Education is the development of power and ideal.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
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.
With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It’s nothing new.
A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
The story being told in ‘Star Wars’ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.
Every day alive in the ‘Power’ world is a beautiful day.
Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercy, not guns and a badge.
Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.
Politics is not about power.
The carrying power of a bridge is not the average strength of the pillars, but the strength of the weakest pillar. I have always believed that you do not measure the health of a society by GNP but by the condition of its worst off.
The point of journalism is to hold people in positions of power accountable.
One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.
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.
New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
Character is power.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
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.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Intersectionality draws attention to invisibilities that exist in feminism, in anti-racism, in class politics, so, obviously, it takes a lot of work to consistently challenge ourselves to be attentive to aspects of power that we don’t ourselves experience.
I think that if you don’t do the full analysis of what the origin of the electrical power is, where it comes from, how you get batteries into these cars, what the cost is in terms of CO2 and the environment, I think the analysis that we are going to save the planet with electric cars is nonsense.
Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
The power of live music is vast. Live music is a wonderful way to spend some time.
Having power and being in a position of power can really blur your judgement, and it’s not always that clear.
Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation – not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
Everyone has a part to play. We have the power. You can do it.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.
Every single person has the power to change the world and help people.
A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong.
I’ve always believed in a higher power. You can call it God, you can call it Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Allah, I don’t care. I really believe we are all a part of God.
The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
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.
You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.
We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
When authority is total, so too is the madness of the man who declares it, and the potential for abuse of power.
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.
Nuclear power is a young technology – there’s so much more to be discovered. That’s what makes it so exciting to me. Yes, there are problems, but innovative people are going to be able to come up with solutions and bring the technology to its full potential.
The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man’s spirit than when we win his heart.
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.
There’s power in naming yourself, in proclaiming to the world that this is who you are. Wielding this power is often a difficult step for many transgender people because it’s also a very visible one.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer – and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
We will explore the mysteries of science and harness the power of technology and innovation. We will realise the opportunities of the digital world. Our youth will learn more from – and with – each other.
Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
Control is the source of strategic power.
Hand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men’s lives.
People give more importance to material things, it all seems to be a power game, while people ought be making the most of every moment as time is fleeting.
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.
Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients.
The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.
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.
The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We’re here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.
When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
If I said it once, I’ll say it again: ‘We have the power to change everything.’
Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.
Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!
Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power.
Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
They who gain applause and power by pandering to the mistakes, the prejudices and passions of the multitude are the enemies of liberty.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we’ve forgotten about our inner power.
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
If anyone has a vested interest in space solar power, it would have to be me.
The law always limits every power it gives.
I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Power wears out those who don’t have it.
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
I think people really underestimate the power of just wanting to do it, and hard work, and competitive spirit, and preparation.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power or goodness.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
The basis for all human relationships and where we derive our greatest strength and power, trust is single-handedly the most powerful source of positive energy and, once in place, unlocks a freedom and peace to explore.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
There’s nothing that’s more unfair or unjust than people using their power to try to make other people feel small, to tell them who they are or what they are capable of, to say their identity doesn’t belong.
Is science of any value? I think a power to do something is of value. Whether the result is a good thing or a bad thing depends on how it is used, but the power is a value.
The nature of power in the modern world is that it is also constructed in relation to political, moral, intellectual, cultural, ideological, sexual questions.
Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.
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.
What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.
The way to have power is to take it.
The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.
I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.
Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
A utility can handle up to 20% of production from solar and that helps the grid because it produces electricity when needed. Solar power peaks in the middle of the day and that’s also when air conditioning is running and businesses are operating, so power production matches usage.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
Our democracy is designed to speak truth to power.
We pay for power plant pollution through higher health costs.
If you’re lucky enough to be famous, then it’s great if you can use your fame and the power your fame gives you to draw attention to things that really matter.
The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.
The only power you have is the word no.
There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don’t say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
Our grandkids will lead the lives of the gods of mythology. Zeus could think and move objects around. We’ll have that power. Venus had a perfect, timeless body. We’ll have that, too. Pegasus was a flying horse. We’ll be able to modify life in the future.
Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power. Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members but often fail to represent them.
Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Every reign must submit to a greater reign.
Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.
The Court’s legitimacy arises from the source of its authority – which is, of course, the Constitution – and is best preserved by adhering to decision methods that neither expand nor contract but legitimize the power of judicial review.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
It is easy to predict that some of the discoveries of research directed towards Grand Challenges – but only the most unexpected ones, and at the most unexpected times – will be the basis of revolutionary improvements in the way that we exploit the power of our future computing devices.
The power of the computer is starting to spread.
What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
The world itself is the will to power – and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power – and nothing else!
I love long power walks in the countryside.
The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down.
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.
As I have always said, those closest to the pain should be closest to the power.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
Power does not change you, it unmasks you.
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed… a race for rent.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect.
Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
Activists need to educate themselves about the power of crypto currencies like Bitcoin, invented in 2009, and use crypto to leverage the success of their independent media gains to tip the balance of power away from the troika in ways that could never happen by backing a political candidate.
The love of power, like the love of money, increases with the possession of it; and we know in what ruin these baneful passions have involved human societies in all ages when they have been let loose and suffered to rage uncontrolled – There is no restraint like the pervading eye of the virtuous citizens.
When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
Balk the enemy’s power; force him to reveal himself.
Authority must be respected and chosen wisely.
The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.
Prayer is man’s greatest power!
Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.
Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.
People have to be armed to have power, you see.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.
Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.
Life is not decided by lines on a palm but by the power of the will, hard work and discipline.
A vibrant civil society can challenge those in power by documenting corruption or uncovering activities like the murder of political enemies. In democracies, this function is mostly performed by the media, NGOs or opposition parties.
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Calmness is the cradle of power.
I have a lot of power. Here, I can decide: training at six in the morning! Training 11 in the night! But my style is not to impose. I would like to convince the players of what they are doing. This takes more time.
Swimming has its educational value – mental, moral, and physical – in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Luck always favours the brave. And you must remember that brave are the people who follow their heart; brave are the people who take chances in life. Which also means you have to say no sometimes. I believe the power of no is greater than yes.
Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
Sometimes you have to not just dream about what could be – you get out and push and you pull and you preach. And you create a climate and environment to get those in high places, to get men and women of good will in power to act.
The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat.
The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Anyone who has seen the auto factories in Detroit and the oil fields in Texas knows that Japan lacks the national power for a naval race with America.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
If the Devil can only make you think that you are abused or ill treated, and you begin to fret about it, and you give the Devil power over you – in the end, it is as bad as though you had done wrong yourself.
I feel like knowledge is power: If you know how to take care of yourself, you can be a better version of yourself.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more power it has over us.
Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.
The 21st century is going to be the American century. Because we lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. That is the history of the journey of America.
Because of the power of neuroplasticity, you can, in fact, reframe your world and rewire your brain so that you are more objective. You have the power to see things as they are so that you can respond thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively to everything you experience.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.
Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.
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.
Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
More and more I think of privatisation as being not just about the takeover of resources and power by corporate interests, but as the retreat of citizens to private life and private space, screened from solidarity with strangers and increasingly afraid or even unable to imagine acting in public.
Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.
Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet – nobody taxes the sun yet.
The motive power of democracy is love.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Music has the power to divert the violent minds.
You have to go to what the essence of what Pennywise is about – the dark power of adulthood. It’s not coincidence all the grown-ups in town are evil. This is not a story about a monster. It’s a story about the end of childhood.
It’s a really important thing for Aboriginal people to remember how stories are told and the power of stories, and make it an important feature in our world again.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.
The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.
When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.
I’m not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.
Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.
The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
Kanye West is a brilliant poet and artist. He and I work in a very similar way. We feel the vibration, the power of something, and it inspires us to create, whether it is music or design. It is the same process. Working with Kanye is a joy and great privilege. In 2012, we did collaboration together.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
I’ll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.
All facts prove that the Saenuri Party is a group of traitors who stoop to any infamy to realize its ambition to seize power.
My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom’s not, and I’m not. But I believe in God, and that there’s a higher power and an intelligence that’s bigger than us and that we can rely on. It’s not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.
I think that if your approach is one where you don’t want to alienate anybody, you’re going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you’re offering to such an extent that it doesn’t have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.
Heaven has given to every human being the power of controlling his passions, and if he neglects or loses it, the fault is his own, and he must be answerable for it.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Love and hate have a magical transforming power. They are the great soul changers. We grow through their exercise into the likeness of what we contemplate.
Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others – its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Words have a lot of power.
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
Never underestimate the power of confidence. If you believe you’re the dopest thing walking, you might convince people of the same just because you’re so headstrong about it as a fact.
Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.
The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
The stage is my first love. It gives me immense self-satisfaction, a sort of power because a stage actor carries the audience along; it’s a live performance; spontaneity is its soul.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
God gave me the power. God showed me the way. He helps me and gives me support and it’s my job to get that message out.
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
We needed something to express our joy, our beauty, our power. And the rainbow did that.
Power without abuse loses its charm.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
In truth, I have done nothing alone. God has called me and has been my pilot. The Holy Spirit has been my comforter, my guide, and my power source.
If we all give our power to one person, that’s what the world will be. If we all decide to make the world a beautiful place, it’ll be a beautiful place.
Everything is generated through your own will power.
Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Order is power.
A physician’s physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric’s divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.
I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.
We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Power is competence.
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.
The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.
The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel’s song, which had lost its way and come on Earth, and sang on undyingly, smiting the hearts of men with sweetest wounds, and putting for the while an angel’s nature into us.
It’s a life’s journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.
The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.
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.
I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.
We really have the power to illuminate all negative things in our life, but we have to find that light source inside of us and really tap in with it and reconnect with it.
Engineering or technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort, to improve productivity, etc.
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
As a businessperson, I don’t have the power to change the government. That is in the hands of the political leaders. However, as a taxpayer, we have the right to be critical of the government and demand change.
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Money: power at its most liquid.
It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
The best people to have power are the ones who don’t want it.
Hope… is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Religion is never the problem; it’s the people who use it to gain power.
Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
The United States is the world’s best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
There is a power in God’s gospel beyond all description.
It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles – the oppression of tyranny – to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.
Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
When I finished ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ I realised that Faulkner had not lost his power over me.
Habit allows us to go from ‘before’ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth.
Dictators fall when they’re overconfident; they stay in power when they’re paranoid.
Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
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.
Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.
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.
I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out, and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment.
Unions are about the collective leverage, the power of numbers versus the power of capital.
It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.
Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power?
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
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!
The White House isn’t the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
Wall Street has too much wealth and political power.
The power of visibility can never be underestimated.
Growing up, my parents were Roman Catholic – strict Catholics – from New Orleans. I understood the idea in the principle of spirituality. I noticed it in the stories that I read. The Trinity was something that was brought up consistently: the power of three. Things happened in threes, and I thought that was brilliant.
You can have the power to destroy, but it doesn’t give you the power to reform, or improve, or build.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.
Cash – in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits – is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money.
Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.
Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.
Education is everything – education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.
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.
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
The future condition of the conquered power depends on the will of the conquerer.
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.
The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame.