40 Power Quotes Starz


- "How wretched is the person who hangs on by the favors of the powerful." - Robert Burns

- "Power is dangerous unless you have humility." - Richard J. Daley

- "You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home." - Abbie Hoffman

- "In war, as in politics, no evil - even if it is permissible under the rules - is excusable unless it is absolutely necessary. Everything beyond that is a crime." - Napoleon Bonaparte

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Power Quotes In Hamlet

- "Power doesn't create happiness or unhappiness. It depends how you use it. Wisdom is the guiding force that directs happiness." - Frederick Lenz

- "Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent." - Napoleon Bonaparte

- "It is a mistake, that a lust for power is the mark of a great mind; for even the weakest have been captivated by it; and for minds of the highest order, it has no charms." - Charles Caleb Colton

- "It is harder to develop your occult or psychic body when you are dead because all planes meet in the physical." - Frederick Lenz

- "There is no evidence to support the belief that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ever questioned Americas power. He questioned only the President's John F. Kennedys readiness to use it. Elie Abel, The Missile Crisis (1966) Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton

- "MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy, an officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility." - Ambrose Bierce

- "Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established." - Honore de Balzac

- "An actor must communicate his author's given message--comedy, tragedy, serio- comedy; then comes his unique moment, as he is confronted by the looked-for, yet at times unexpected, reaction of the audience. This split second is his; he is in command of his medium; the effect vanishes into thin air; but that moment has a power all its own and, like power in any form, is stimulating and alluring." - Eleanor Robson Belmont

- "Well, obviously I wanted it to sound as original as possible. I suppose the influences that we had were probably from the actual power point of view we wanted to be like the Who. Vocally we wanted to be like the Beach Boys, whatever was good at the time." - Roy Wood

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- "If you have only been around people who use power in cruel and petty ways, then when you hear the very word, you may have a negative reaction." - Frederick Lenz

- "Don't wait for anyone to deputize you or authorize you or empower you. You have to just start out with yourself...and put one foot in front of the other." - Hazel Henderson

Power Quotes In The Crucible

- "Knowledge is only potential power." - Napoleon Hill

- "Thinking doesn't seem to help very much. The human brain is too high-powered to have many practical uses in this particular universe." - Kurt Vonnegut

- "Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked." - Matthew Vaughn

- "Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through my conscious thoughts." - Tony Robbins

- "Great power can come from memorizing scriptures. To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change" - Richard G. Scott

- "The man whose authority is recent is always stern." - Aeschylus

- "The heart of a statesman should be in his head." - Napoleon Bonaparte

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Power Quotes Animal Farm

- "Rich white Protestant men have held on to some measure of power in America almost solely by getting women, blacks, and other disadvantaged groups to wear crippling foot fashions. This keeps them too busy with corns and bunions to compete in the job market." - P. J. O'Rourke

- "Our anti-crisis policy is aimed at supporting domestic demand, providing social guarantees for the population, and creating new jobs. Like many countries, we have reduced production taxes, leaving money in the economy. We have optimised state spending." - Vladimir Putin

- "To be modern is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves and the world - and at the same time that threatens to destroy everything we have, everything we know, everything we are." - Marshall Berman

- "It is so easy to be confrontive without being informative; indignant without being intelligent; impulsive without being insightful." - Neal A. Maxwell

- "He who has his thumb on the purse has the power." - Otto von Bismarck

- "I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power. A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not mince, cavort, do "fancy dancing" or "showoff" steps. No: Dance as Michelangelo's visions dance and as the music of Bach dances." - Jose Limon

- "Journalism is the only profession explicitly protected by the U.S. Constitution, because journalists are supposed to be the check and balance on government. We're supposed to be holding those in power accountable. We're not supposed to be their megaphone. That's what the corporate media have become." - Amy Goodman

- "The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing." - Herodotus

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Power Quotes 1984

- "Man has existed for about a million years. He has possessed writing for about 6,000 years, agriculture somewhat longer, but perhaps not much longer. Science, as a dominant factor in determining the belief of educated men, has existed for about 300 years; as a source of economic technique, for about 150 years. In this brief period it has proved itself an incredibly powerful revolutionary force. When we consider how recently it has risen to power, we find ourselves forced to believe that we are at the very beginning of its work in transforming human life." - Bertrand Russell

- "Healing is a different type of pain. It’s the pain of becoming aware of the power of one’s strength and weakness, of one’s capacity to love or do damage to oneself and to others, and of how the most challenging person to control in life is ultimately yourself." - Caroline Myss

- "If you have power, you might be able to heal a person. You could actually get inside their cell structures and create a change." - Frederick Lenz

- "The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir

- "A fool is very dangerous when in power." - Denis Fonvizin

- "My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past; his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future." (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford)" - Richard M. Nixon

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Power Quotes About Life

- "Everywhere you go on the continent of Europe at this hour you see the conflict between militarism and industrialism. You see the expansion of industrial power pushed forward by the energy, hope, and thrift of men, and you see the development arrested, diverted, crippled, and defeated by measures which are dictated by military considerations." - William Graham Sumner

- "We have to have armies! We have to have military power! We have to have police forces, whether it's police in a great city or police in an international scale to keep those madmen from taking over the world and robbing the world of its liberties." - Billy Graham


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