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Wise Quotes about the Power of the Word

May you find great value in these wise Power of the Word quotes and sayings.

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

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

The only power you have is the word no.
- Frances McDormand

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

 

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A word after a word after a word is power.
- Margaret Atwood

If the word has the potency to revive and make us free,
it has also the power to blind, imprison,
and destroy.
- Ralph Ellison

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The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs
the power of other literature in the 20th century.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The power of the word in Morocco belonged to men and to the authorities.
No one asked the point of view of poor people or women.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Words to me were magic.
You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds
of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever.
It was amazing to me that words had this power.
- Amy Tan

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument,
but in the right word.
The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
- Joseph Conrad

Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good,
riches being another word for power.
- Mary Wortley

Dr. Flint had sworn that he would make me suffer,
to my last day, for this new crime against him,
as he called it; and as long as he had me in his power he kept his word.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words derive their power from the original word.
- Meister Eckhart

For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power,
to create man after his own image.
- George Whitefield

The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society.
What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles,
or control?
- James Hillman

You know, so I was a weird eccentric kid but I did
believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose,
which again I suppose came from my temperament as well as my upbringing.
- Thomas Keneally

To try to be authentic these days, to ask questions of the people in power -
it's difficult.
This administration has evolved new techniques to handle people like me.
Their strategy, in a word, is simple:
ignore them.
- Ron Suskind

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready
to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -
a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals.
I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs
and wishes of those outside the power structure.
And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic
party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
- Camille Paglia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

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

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation,
and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands
prevails over that of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

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

Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.
- George A. Smith

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

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

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

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

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

Power is the great aphrodisiac.
- Henry A. Kissinger

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

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's
spirit than when we win his heart.
- Eric Hoffer

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

Every man builds his world in his own image.
He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
- Ayn Rand

Capitalism works better from every perspective when
the economic decision makers are forced to share power
with those who will be affected by those decisions.
- Barney Frank

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

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress,
power to curse, and power to bless.
- Paul Harris

Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
- William Pitt

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

Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
- Benjamin F. Wade

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

The rules have changed.
True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf,
not gun cabinet or wallet.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

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

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
- Aristotle

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

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

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


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