Quotes by powerless

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
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    Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will be powerless to vex your mind.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    Excessive fear is always powerless.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
    Ben Shapiro
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    Historically, professors have defended tenure as a way to protect their individualistic thought. But tenure can also be used as a club to wield against the powerless.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
  • Gerard De Nerval
    Gerard De Nerval
    French writer, poet 1808-1855
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    It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction between good and evil.
  • Bill Shorten
    Bill Shorten
    Australian politician 1967-
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    Labor is at its best when we are the party of ideas and action - ideas that empower the powerless and actions that build a better Australia for the long term.
  • Carolyn Heilbrun
    Carolyn Heilbrun
    American academic and author 1926-2003
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    Nostalgia is a dangerous emotion, both because it is powerless to act in the real world, and because it glides so easily into hatred and resentment against those who have taken our Eden from us.
  • Lois Horowitz
    Lois Horowitz
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    Not having the information you need when you need it leaves you wanting. Not knowing where to look for that information leaves you powerless. In a society where information is king, none of us can afford that.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    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.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    The hood-winked husband shows his anger, and the word jealous is flung in his face. Jealous husband equals betrayed husband. And there are women who look upon jealousy as synonymous with impotence, so that the betrayed husband can only shut his eyes, powerless in the face of such accusations.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth.
  • Carrie Vaughn
    Carrie Vaughn
    American writer 1973-
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    Writers can feel pretty powerless in the big corporate world of publishing, but sometimes our greatest power is the ability to say 'no.'
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