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Power Quotes

Time crumbles things everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. Aristotle
To impress the idea of power on others, they must be made in some way to feel it. William Hazlitt
The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest human creature that walks. Thomas Bailey
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary. C. C. Colton
Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being. The Dhammapada
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Maybe the gift of any great person is the power to converse with our own hearts. Randall Wallace
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others. Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 ("Theodore Rex" - Edmund Morris)
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
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
This world is the will to power - and nothing besides! Friedrich Nietzsche, The World to Power, section 1064
He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies. W. Wirt
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks. Phillips Brooks
Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame. Lydia M. Child
Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy. Henri de Lubac
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat John Lehman, Secretary of the US Navy, 1981-1987
He who has great power should use it lightly. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He who fears something gives it power over him. Moorish Proverb
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach, Illusions [1977]
To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Marcus Aurelius
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