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Power Quotes

The most extensive computation known has been conducted over the last billion years on a planet-wide scale: it is the evolution of life. The power of this computation is illustrated by the complexity and beauty of its crowning achievement, the human brain. David Rogers, Weather Prediction Using a Genetic Memory
The qualities that get a man into power are not those that lead him, once established, to use power wisely. Lyman Bryson
There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea. James Roy Smith
Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper. Dr. Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
Never underestimate the power of the irate customer. Joel E. Ross
The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. Edmund Burke
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty. Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace, 1947
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other. John Adams
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
He who has great power should use it lightly. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers. Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. Marcus Aelius Aurelius
The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience. David P. Mikkelson, Snopes.com, 04-10-04
Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power. Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. Honore de Balzac
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
Never underestimate the power of passion. Eve Sawyer
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. Abigail Adams
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. Benjamin Disraeli
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. Colin Wilson
( quotes are updated each month )