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Inspiring Quotes About Power




Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
Eric Hoffer

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The only power you have is the word no.
Frances McDormand

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Rene Descartes

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Everett Dirksen

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Marcus Aurelius

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Ayn Rand

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
John Adams


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

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Benjamin Disraeli

Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
Alice Walker

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

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

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle

Force always attracts men of low morality.
Albert Einstein

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Everett Dirksen


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

He who has great power should use it lightly.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Leonardo da Vinci

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Thomas Jefferson

A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
Frederick the Great

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
Phaedrus

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
John Dalberg-Acton

Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
William Gaddis

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Phillips Brooks

Calmness is the cradle of power.
Josiah Gilbert Holland

Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.
Andrew Young

The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Cossman


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