Power Quotes

Quotes tagged as "power" (showing 211-240 of 3,000)
George Orwell
“Power is not a means; it is an end.”
George Orwell, 1984

“We tend to be preoccupied by our problems when we have a heightened sense of vulnerability and a diminished sense of power. Today, see each problem as an invitation to prayer.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

Nenia Campbell
“You want to be free. You also want to be mine. You can't be both.”
Nenia Campbell, Crowned by Fire

A.A. Milne
“I always did whatever I liked," she said, "but now I really can do it.”
A.A. Milne, Once on a Time

Marina Tsvetaeva
“Don't you know no one can escape
the power of creatures reaching out
with breath alone?”
Marina Tsvetaeva

William Shakespeare
“It is excellent / To have a giant's strenght / But it is tyrannous / To use it like a giant

William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

Paula Stokes
“You have more power than you think. Be careful what you do with it.”
Paula Stokes, This is How it Happened
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Amit Ray
“Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives.”
Amit Ray

Christopher Pike
“People with power always take advantage of those without power.”
Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

Chuck Palahniuk
“It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power, the same way money is power, the same way a gun is power.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Sam Killermann
“If you can do nothing else, do whatever is in your power to make the people in your life feel completely unashamed of who they are.”
Sam Killermann

Jim Butcher
“Being a wizard gives you more power than most, but it doesn't change your heart. We're all human. We're all of us equally naked before the jaws of pain.”
Jim Butcher, White Night

Leo Tolstoy
“The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the greater the number of people he is connected with, the more power he has over other people, the more obvious is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
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Steve Maraboli
“We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Kristin Cashore
“But everyone has some kind of power to hurt people.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

William Shakespeare
“For to be wise and love exceeds man's might.”
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida

Clarence Darrow
Robert G. Ingersoll was a great man. a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men of the earth -- and yet we have no right to bow down to his memory simply because he was great. Great orators, great soldiers, great lawyers, often use their gifts for a most unholy cause. We meet to pay a tribute of love and respect to Robert G. Ingersoll because he used his matchless power for the good of man.

{Darrow's eulogy for Ingersoll at his funeral}”
Clarence Darrow

Michel Foucault
“Knowledge is not made for understanding; it is made for cutting.”
Michel Foucault

Hunter S. Thompson
“The real power in America is held by a fast-emerging new Oligarchy of pimps and preachers who see no need for Democracy or fairness or even trees, except maybe the ones in their own yards, and they don't mind admitting it. They worship money and power and death. Their ideal solution to all the nation's problems would be another 100 Year War.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

Ursula K. Le Guin
“If one believes that words are acts, as I do, then one must hold writers responsible for what their words do.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

Alexandra Katehakis
“Sexual energy between two people is a primal force comprised of power (energy that moves toward another) and virtue (knowing the energy between the two is right).”
Alexandra Katehakis, Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction

Héloïse d'Argenteuil
“[I]t is not by being richer or more powerful that a man becomes better; one is a matter of fortune, the other of virtue. Nor should she deem herself other than venal who weds a rich man rather than a poor, and desires more things in her husband than himself. Assuredly, whomsoever this concupiscence leads into marriage deserves payment rather than affection.”
Héloïse d'Argenteuil, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Oh, how hard it is to part with power! This one has to understand.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Kristin Cashore
“Of course, it was impossible, in this company, not to think about balances of power. Raffin and Bann glanced at each other now and then, sharing silent agreement, teasing each other, or just resting their eyes on each other, as if each man was a comfortable resting place for the other. Prince Raffin, heir to the Middluns throne; Bann, who had no title, no fortune. How she longed to ask them questions that were too nosy for asking, even by her standards. How did they balance money matters? How did they make decisions? How did Bann cope with the expectation that Raffin marry and produce heirs? If Randa knew the truth about his son, would Bann be in danger? Did Bann ever resent Raffin’s wealth and importance? What was the balance of power in their bed?”
Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

Lynda Barry
“You may be a lady but you are still the man!”
Lynda Barry, The Lynda Barry Experience
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Libba Bray
“Really? And what curse befalls the Adams of the world?"
Ann opens her mouth and, presumably thinking of nothing to say, closes it again.
It is Felicity who answers, eyes steely. "They are weak to temptation. And we are their temptresses.”
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

Philip K. Dick
“Silence. It flashed from the woodwork and the walls; it smote him with an awful, total power, as if generated by a vast mill. It rose from the floor, up out of the tattered gray wall-to-wall carpeting. It unleashed itself from the broken and semi-broken appliances in the kitchen, the dead machines which hadn’t worked in all the time Isidore had lived here. From the useless pole lamp in the living room it oozed out, meshing with the empty and wordless descent of itself from the fly-specked ceiling. It managed in fact to emerge from every object within his range of vision, as if it—the silence—meant to supplant all things tangible. Hence it assailed not only his ears but his eyes; as he stood by the inert TV set he experienced the silence as visible and, in its own way, alive. Alive! He had often felt its austere approach before; when it came it burst in without subtlety, evidently unable to wait. The silence of the world could not rein back its greed. Not any longer. Not when it had virtually won.”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

George Soros
“It is much easier to put existing resources to better use, than to develop resources where they do not exist.”
George Soros

“You can tell people of the need to struggle, but when the powerless start to see that they really can make a difference, nothing can quench the fire.”
Leymah Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

Rebecca McNutt
“Mandy would much rather have imaginary friends who were real than real friends who were imaginary.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

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