Quotes About Power
1.Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
2.The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
3.Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
4.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.
5.Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
6.The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
7.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.
8.There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
9.Force always attracts men of low morality.
10.The world itself is the will to power – and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power – and nothing else!
11.Power is not alluring to pure minds.
12.There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords.
13.Excessive fear is always powerless.
14.All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
15.No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
16.The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
17.Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
18.Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
19.Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
20.Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
21.Truth is powerful and it prevails.
22.I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
23.What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
24.I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
25.Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
26.Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
27.Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
28.He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
29.Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
30.Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
31.Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
32.Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
33.He who has great power should use it lightly.
34.Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
35.Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
36.There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
37.To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.
38.The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
39.Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
40.Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
41.Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.
42.Character is power.
43.Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
44.In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power.
45.Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.
46.Power is the great aphrodisiac.
47.Every reign must submit to a greater reign.
48.Knowledge is power.
49.Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
50.Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
51.The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
52.Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
53.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.
54.But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful.
55.The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
56.The advertisers who believe in the selling power of jingles have never had to sell anything.
57.Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
58.Order is power.
59.Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
60.Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.