77 Best Quotes about Power

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There are examples of fraternal dictatorships, or one, anyway: the passing of power from Fidel to Raul Castro. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. - Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Life Quotes, Aim Quotes, Happiness Quotes

Thomas Dolby is part mad scientist, part nature boy, and entirely moved by the power of music. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Music Quotes, Nature Quotes

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy. - Joe Baca, Politician

Wisdom Quotes, Democracy Quotes, War Quotes


God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Stress Quotes, Work Quotes

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Men Quotes

What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended. - Barack Obama, American President

Worry Quotes

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. - Rebecca Solnit

Life Quotes, Anger Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Confidence Quotes, Genius Quotes

Order is power. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage. - Clay Aiken , Musician

Courage Quotes, Dreams Quotes

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Life Quotes, Economy Quotes, Hope Quotes, Listening Quotes

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

Desire Quotes

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.' - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Anger Quotes

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Great Quotes, Men Quotes

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Engagement Quotes, Vice Quotes

Unlike a lot of people, I don't feel powerless. I know I can do something. But anyone can do something, it's not about being special. It's about deciding to do it - to dive into work for peace and justice and care for everybody on the planet. - Patch Adams, Author

Work Quotes, Justice Quotes

I've decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I believe Wisconsin families need a senator who will work hard to deliver results for the middle class - a leader with the courage to do what's right, no matter how tough the odds or how powerful the special interests we have to fight. - Tammy Baldwin, Politician

Work Quotes, Courage Quotes

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. - Saul Alinsky , Activist

Tact Quotes

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Success Quotes, Health Quotes, Change Quotes, Ability Quotes, Control Quotes, Exercise Quotes, Faith Quotes

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Men Quotes

Something that has so much power must have life. Instruments have life. - Laurie Anderson, Musician

Life Quotes

Poor France, thy fine climate, rich vineyards, and the wishes of the learned avail nothing; thou art a destitute beggar, and not the powerful friend thou wert represented to me. - John James Audubon, Scientist

Rich Quotes, Art Quotes

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. - Robert Frost, Poet

History Quotes

Britain kept its position as the dominant world power well into the 20th century despite steady decline. By the end of World War II, dominance had shifted decisively into the hands of the upstart across the sea, the United States, by far the most powerful and wealthy society in world history. - Noam Chomsky

Wealth Quotes, History Quotes, War Quotes

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. - Lao Tzu

Understanding Quotes

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. - Jean Anouilh , Playwright

Work Quotes, Boldness Quotes, Genius Quotes, Mind Quotes

For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment. - Matthew Arnold , Poet

Work Quotes, Creation Quotes, Literature Quotes

The Carrion Crow and Turkey-Buzzard possess great power of recollection, so as to recognise at a great distance a person who has shot at them, and even the horse on which he rides. - John James Audubon, Scientist

Great Quotes

Excessive fear is always powerless. - Aeschylus, Greek Poet

Fear Quotes

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. - Saul Alinsky , Activist

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. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

Time Quotes, Anger Quotes

As Africans Americans we often think about the tragic stories associated with our lineage, but there are a lot of triumphs. Traveling helps you learn about other aspects of our history, like the story of Christ the Redeemer. It's empowering and inspiring. - Laz Alonso, Actor

American Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Travel Quotes, History Quotes

I really believe in the power of music - and I mean literally the power of musical tones - to rearrange the way you can think. - Michael Azerrad, Author

Music Quotes

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. - David Brinkley, Journalist

History Quotes

The U.S. has the power to block all anti-Israel moves in the Security Council, not just some of them, and to do so without agreeing to unfair, damaging compromises. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Compromise Quotes, Security Quotes

Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help. - Alvin Adams, Businessman

But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung. - Amelia Barr, American Novelist

Love Quotes

If such a young nation as the U.S. could make it to superpower status, we could do it as well. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Thought Quotes

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. - Noam Chomsky

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Fear Quotes, Unity Quotes

Education is not a tool for development - individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

Education Quotes, Choice Quotes, Dreams Quotes, Community Quotes, Future Quotes

The Golden Eagle, which has universally been considered as a bird of most extraordinary powers of flight, is in my estimation little more than a sluggard, though its wings are long and ample. - John James Audubon, Scientist

At the heart of any successful film is a powerful story. And a story should be just that: a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, powerful protagonists that audiences can identify with, and a dramatic arc that is able to capture and hold viewers' intellectual and emotional attention. - Julia Bacha, Director

Success Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Attention Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Heart Quotes

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. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Love Quotes, Health Quotes, Food Quotes, Desire Quotes, Men Quotes

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx

4 Top quotes about Power by Winston Churchill

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

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. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Important Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Power by W. Clement Stone

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met. - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Success Quotes, Great Quotes, Time Quotes

You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself. - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Choice Quotes

Prayer is man's greatest power! - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Great Quotes, Prayer Quotes

Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving. - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Great Quotes, Giving Quotes, Possessions Quotes

4 Popular quotes about Power by Voltaire

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. - Voltaire, Writer

Life Quotes, Great Quotes

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason. - Voltaire, Writer

Truth Quotes, Religion Quotes

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. - Voltaire, Writer

Faith Quotes

What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking. - Voltaire, Writer

Feeling Quotes, Thinking Quotes

5 Amazing quotes about Power by Tori Amos

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. - Tori Amos, Musician

Death Quotes, Love Quotes, Choice Quotes, Disappointment Quotes

I've worked with many powerful men in the music industry. - Tori Amos, Musician

Work Quotes, Men Quotes, Music Quotes

Some of the biggest advocates for feminism seem to believe that in order to feel powerful you have to make another woman subservient, and that is not what feminism is about at all. - Tori Amos, Musician

Feminism Quotes

The key things are about power and about growing up and realizing as you grow up that there are consequences for the choices you make, especially when you get seduced by power. - Tori Amos, Musician

Choice Quotes

You can be self-empowered and still learning about how you think about things daily. - Tori Amos, Musician

Learning Quotes

4 Awesome quotes about Power by Tony Robbins

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. - Tony Robbins, Author

Ability Quotes, Belief Quotes, Experience Quotes

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. - Tony Robbins, Author

Life Quotes

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. - Tony Robbins, Author

Life Quotes, Change Quotes, Decision Quotes

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment. - Tony Robbins, Author

Life Quotes, Experience Quotes, Fulfillment Quotes

6 Best quotes about Power by Thomas Jefferson

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. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Time Quotes, Trust Quotes, Experience Quotes

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, President

Wisdom Quotes, Great Quotes, Hope Quotes

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence. - Thomas Jefferson, President

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. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Time Quotes

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Control Quotes, Exercise Quotes

Power is not alluring to pure minds. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Mind Quotes