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  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
  • Ralph Ellison
    Ralph Ellison
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    If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.
  • Knowledge of ourselves teaches us whence we come, where we are and whither we are going. We come from God and we are in exile; and it is because our potency of affection lends towards God that we are aware of this state of exile.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
    Stephen R. Covey
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    Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action, in man.
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