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Power Quotes

The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else! Friedrich Nietzsche, "The Will to Power"
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always. Willa Sibert Cather
I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time. Nikita Khrushchev
If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you. Charles Gordon
This Rock has become an object of veneration in the United States. I have seen bits of it carefully preserved in several towns in the Union. Does this sufficiently show that all human power and greatness is in the soul of man? Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant; and the stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation; its very dust is shared as a relic. Alexis DeTocqueville
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. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. George Orwell, 1984 Book 3, Chapter 3
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. Susan Polis Schutz
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aelius Aurelius
The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas and the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., (dissent, Abrams v. United States, 1919)
Liberal: a power worshipper without power. George Orwell
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators. Neville Chamberlain
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. Benjamin Disraeli
Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism... I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U.S. Gov. 1966 pp548-549
The United States has the power to destroy the world, but not the power to save it alone. Margaret Mead
History has proven, God has never given anyone a dream Without also including the power to achieve that dream It is up to us to claim the power and go after that dream, Or just claim , it was only a dream. Unknown
Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size. Virginia Woolf
Creation and redemption are the spheres in which these glories are displayed. In creation we see the eternal power and deity that belong to God alone Rom. 120 while a deeper and richer glory is unfolded in the wondrous cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. There God is fully revealed, not only in terms of His dominion and deity, but in His holiness, love, and grace. At the Cross I learn what creation could never tell me--who God is and what He is to me, a guilty sinner. God is love therefore, He is both light and life. A Savior-God What marvelous grace and glory. William Hallman
Power always has to be kept in check power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous. William Proxmire
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Johann von Goethe
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