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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Power (188 Quotations)

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All power corrupts, but we need electricity.
~ Haythum R. Khalid

 

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It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Let them hate, so long as they fear.
~ Lucius Accius

 

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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
~ Lord Acton

 

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Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
~ Abigail Adams

 

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A friend in power is a friend lost.
~ Henry Brooks Adams

 

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Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
~ John Adams

 

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The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
~ Aeschylus

 

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The price of power is responsibility for the public good.
~ Withrop Aldrich

 

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Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
~ Saul Alinsky

 

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Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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Power tires only those who do not have it.
~ Giulio Andreotti

 

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Seek not the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are beyond thy strength.
~ Apocrypha

 

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Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.
~ Archimedes

 

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

 

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
~ Marcus Aurelius

 

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Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
~ Marcus Aurelius

 

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But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
~ James Baldwin

 

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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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