Here we have the best Power Quotes from famous authors such as Roger Waters, Friedrich Schiller, Friedrich Durrenmatt, J. J. Watt, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
Power is paradoxical.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Habit allows us to go from ‘before‘ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth.
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
A politician’s goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.
Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
If you want to be a woman in power, then empower other women.
The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a ‘power’ breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.
The only countries that have successfully moved from fossil fuels to low-carbon power have done so with the help of nuclear energy.
The power of the living God is here on the earth. The Priesthood is here.
Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once it slips, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Make your reputation unassailable.
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.
When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
Power is competence.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.
Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us – in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.
There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
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’m obsessed with the power of music and image together. There’s also something about music videos that are incredibly glamorous – there’s a fetishistic aesthetic to them that you don’t really see in movies in the same way.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.
I believe in the power of great clothing. It can evoke confidence, beauty, and a sense of glamour.
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.
I’m a true believer in the strength of teamwork, in the power of dreams, and in the absolute necessity of a support structure.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
If I said it once, I’ll say it again: ‘We have the power to change everything.’
Never underestimate the power of the ocean.
Comebacks don’t seem likely when your back is up against the wall and your hope is depleted. But if you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to reverse the irreversible in your life.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
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.
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Unions are about the collective leverage, the power of numbers versus the power of capital.
Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.
Power has no limits.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man’s adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.
A certain number of people seek power over other people in a desperate attempt to find themselves. They fail, for self-discovery is spiritual in nature, not social or political. Authoritatively telling other people what to do is their distraction from an inner emptiness they can never fill.
It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.
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.
Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
The universal utilization of water power and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
Love and hate have a magical transforming power. They are the great soul changers. We grow through their exercise into the likeness of what we contemplate.
Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.
Truth is powerful and it prevails.
Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights.
One of the epidemics in our industry is the abuse of power.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
I believe in one power, and that is the hand of God. I respect all religions.
Concentration of wealth yields concentration of political power. And concentration of political power gives rise to legislation that increases and accelerates the cycle.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
It’s worth pointing out that conflicts between racially oppressed people often result from the fact that colonialism worked on divide and rule. Certain ethnic, religious, racial or indigenous groups were deliberately privileged over others in order to create a sense of investment in upholding the power structure.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.
Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people.
All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
You will not tell me that you accept me. You will not tell me that you tolerate me. That is not your power. I take that from you. You will respect me for who I am.
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
You can have the power to destroy, but it doesn’t give you the power to reform, or improve, or build.
The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
I love long power walks in the countryside.
Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
What brings you closer to God is being in service to others. I think any religion or spiritual way of life will indicate that service to others will lead to a connection with a higher power.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
The power of the computer is starting to spread.
The entire planet is drawn to Indian culture and soft power. The global community looks to us for solutions to international problems – whether terrorism, money laundering or climate change. In a globalised world, our responsibilities are also global.
The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.
The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.
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.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Every day alive in the ‘Power’ world is a beautiful day.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
As algorithms push humans out of the job market, wealth and power might become concentrated in the hands of the tiny elite that owns the all-powerful algorithms, creating unprecedented social and political inequality. Alternatively, the algorithms might themselves become the owners.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
The greatest power is not money power, but political power.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist.
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.
Part of the problem is there are people in Washington, D.C. in positions of power to whom the border is just a nuisance, and I think some of them believe that illegal immigration is a moral good. It is not. It undermines legal immigration.
Everyone has a part to play. We have the power. You can do it.
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Flags are about proclaiming power… that visibility is key to our success and to our justice.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar spent on making the world a comparatively dirtier and a more dangerous place, because nuclear power and nuclear weapons go hand in hand.
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.
I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time.
Power to the peaceful!
We’ll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Purchasing power is a license to purchase power.
When you have the power of music within your soul and your heart, nothing can stop you.
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Discipline may be identified neither with an institution nor with an apparatus; it is a type of power, a modality for its exercise, comprising a whole set of instruments, techniques, procedures, levels of application, targets; it is a ‘physics’ or ‘anatomy‘ of power, a technology.
It’s a really important thing for Aboriginal people to remember how stories are told and the power of stories, and make it an important feature in our world again.
When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
The point – the power to hurt – of all figures lies in the truthfulness of their application.
Money: power at its most liquid.
Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
The way to have power is to take it.
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.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.
I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.
In any authoritarian society, the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside, he will come after you. This is equally true of Sovietism, of China and of Iran, and in our time it has happened a lot in Islam. The point is that it’s worse when the authoritarianism is supported by something supernatural.
You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I’m not going to do that. That takes away my power. I’m not going to compromise who I am.
No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
We now have to see our country surrender to the enemy without demonstrating our power up to 120 percent. We are now on a course for a humiliating peace – or, rather, a humiliating surrender.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
I discovered that no revival comes if we don’t preach the Word of God under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. If we only have the Great Commission and only the Holy Spirit, we have power without purpose, or purpose without power. It is a package deal, and that is what God honors.
The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
Lying is a cooperative act. Think about it. A lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance. Its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.
The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
The power of visibility can never be underestimated.
The advantage of the analytical approach is that it is widely applicable, and it can provide a considerable amount of quantitative information even with a relatively poor resolving power.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way.
Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
You can’t call any one person the devil. Because no one person has the power to be the devil.
You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
The law always limits every power it gives.
Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.
Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
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.
Never underestimate the power of intrinsic values. They inspire every struggle for a better world.
There’s a lack of people in power that are motivated by the idea of helping people.
The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others.
If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Knowledge is power.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
Growing up, my parents were Roman Catholic – strict Catholics – from New Orleans. I understood the idea in the principle of spirituality. I noticed it in the stories that I read. The Trinity was something that was brought up consistently: the power of three. Things happened in threes, and I thought that was brilliant.
The power and energy sectors are the biggest constituents of the infrastructure sector. If you ignore them, no development will happen.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.
Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organisation not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics.
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
Power is the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you. It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human nature, of what truly motivates people, and of the manipulations necessary for advancement and protection.
Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.
I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries‘ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
The world itself is the will to power – and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power – and nothing else!
What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power?
Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.
I cured with the power that came through me.
Kanye West is a brilliant poet and artist. He and I work in a very similar way. We feel the vibration, the power of something, and it inspires us to create, whether it is music or design. It is the same process. Working with Kanye is a joy and great privilege. In 2012, we did collaboration together.
The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe.
Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
It is easy to predict that some of the discoveries of research directed towards Grand Challenges – but only the most unexpected ones, and at the most unexpected times – will be the basis of revolutionary improvements in the way that we exploit the power of our future computing devices.
The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
America is a fundamentally good country. We have good people with good values who want to do the right thing. But the structures of power that exist are working to their own ends to extend their capability at the expense of the freedom of all publics.
Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!
There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.
In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.
In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Enthusiasm… the sustaining power of all great action.
Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.
Order is power.
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.
For me, education was power.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
Because of the power of neuroplasticity, you can, in fact, reframe your world and rewire your brain so that you are more objective. You have the power to see things as they are so that you can respond thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively to everything you experience.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
I feel as though, if you’re able to control your dreams, you have more power and control over your mind, like you could reach more areas of your mind. Therefore, I feel like it creates the ability for you to achieve more things in reality.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
Prayer is man’s greatest power!
History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.
It’s a life’s journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.
A good villain exudes charisma and power. He has principles, though; that just gives him a level of dimension. It makes him seem to be a bit unpredictable, because he’s usually deemed as some type of evil, ruthless person, and then he shows you his principles, and you don’t know what to think of it.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.
I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.
You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person.
Character is power.
Power wears out those who don’t have it.
The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world’s definitions.
There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
I’ve always believed in a higher power. You can call it God, you can call it Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Allah, I don’t care. I really believe we are all a part of God.
We all have goals: We want to matter. We want to be important. We want to have freedom and power to pursue our creative work. We want respect from our peers and recognition for our accomplishments. Not out of vanity or selfishness, but of an earnest desire to fulfill our personal potential.
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
Never underestimate the power of confidence. If you believe you’re the dopest thing walking, you might convince people of the same just because you’re so headstrong about it as a fact.
The nature of power in the modern world is that it is also constructed in relation to political, moral, intellectual, cultural, ideological, sexual questions.
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.
Scientists will eventually stop flailing around with solar power and focus their efforts on harnessing the only truly unlimited source of energy on the planet: stupidity. I predict that in the future, scientists will learn how to convert stupidity into clean fuel.
We pay for power plant pollution through higher health costs.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power.
Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.
Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power. Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members but often fail to represent them.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
There’s a lot more power in calm than in vituperation.
Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.
When gasoline and rubber are rationed, electric power and transport facilities are becoming increasingly scarce, and manpower shortages are developing, it is difficult for people to understand their increased use for other than the most vital needs of war.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.
Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.
You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
The point of journalism is to hold people in positions of power accountable.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
I do everything in my power to promote positivity however and whenever I can; and, constructively and softly, try to encourage tweens and teens that if they want to be part of a dialogue on my social platforms, there is an expectation that they do so with poise and respect.
Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Strong government doesn’t mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration – in other words, ‘good governance.’
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
People have to be armed to have power, you see.
Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts all obstacles, and effects what to any other power would be impossible.
The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
Everything is generated through your own will power.
Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
I’ve always put a lot of stock in aesthetics and visuals. I truly believe a picture is worth a thousand words and that fashion and glamour have the power to transport and transform someone.
Technological breakthroughs in energy storage will make renewable power cheap enough to use in more places and accelerate the move to electric cars and other electric transportation systems.
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.
I believe the gun has no power at all.
There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man’s reasoning powers.
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It’s nothing new.
Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
A king without power is an absurdity.
The notion of superhumans is using bioengineering and artificial intelligence to upgrade human abilities. If they use the power to change themselves, to change their own minds, their own desires, then we have no idea what they will want to do.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator.
The church is not a political power; it’s not a party, but it’s a moral power.
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.
Know your power, believe in yourself and don’t let anyone dim your light.
Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
Power without abuse loses its charm.
The soft power of science has the potential to reshape global diplomacy.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
With so many ways to communicate at our disposal, we must not forget the transformative power of a live music experience and genuine human exchange.
The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
Obedience opens the door to the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. And the spiritual gifts and abilities activated by the power of the Holy Ghost enable us to avoid deception – and to see, to feel, to know, to understand, and to remember things as they really are.
Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
I would encourage you: be informed – knowledge is power.