Quotes by power
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American psychologist 1909-1981
Dreams show you that you have the power...
Geoffrey F. Abert
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
Canadian-French illustrator 1957-
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
British philosophical writer 1864-1912
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.
Indian politician 1917-1985
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
P. J. O'Rourke
American journalist 1947-
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.
American writer 1924-1987
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.Source: The quotable Kofi Annan: selections from speeches and statements by the Secretary-General (1998)
American Boxer 1942-
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
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