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Wise Quotes about Power

May you find great value in these Power quotes and sayings.

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

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This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

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The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
- Thomas Carlyle

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

We are powerless to redesign the world,
but we have infinite power to create our appreciation of it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Power ought to serve as a check to power.
- Charles de Secondat

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other's.
- Deborah Tannen

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
- C. Wright Mills

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
- Oskar Schindler

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
- Eric Hoffer

To achieve, you need thought.
You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
- Ayn Rand

Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will.
- Frederick Douglass

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
- Alvin Toffler

The way to have power is to take it.
- Boss Tweed

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

Circumstances are beyond human control,
but our conduct is in our own power.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
- Aneurin Bevan

Never go backward.
Attempt, and do it with all your might.
Determination is power.
- Charles Simmons

Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
- William Moulton Marston

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing
in the world is power without humor.
- Eric Sevareid

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
- Stendhal

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
- Richard J. Daley

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who
carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I believe in the power of weakness.
- Pat Buckley

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
- Catherine II

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition.
One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
- Cesare Pavese


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