Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.bruce lee
What is called music today is all too often only a disguise for the monologue of power. However, and this is the supreme irony of it all, never before have musicians tried so hard to communicate with their audience, and never before has that communication been so deceiving. Music now seems hardly more than a somewhat clumsy excuse for the self-glorification of musicians and the growth of a new industrial sector.Jacques Attali
The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats, tho' unseen, amongst us.Percy Bysshe Shelley
I thought that my invincible power would hold the world captive, leaving me in a freedom undisturbed. Thus night and day I worked at the chain with huge fires and cruel hard strokes. When at last the work was done and the links were complete and unbreakable, I found that it held me in its grip.rabindranath tagore
Odin, thou whirlwind, what a threat is this Thou threatenest what transcends thy might, even thine, For of all powers the mightiest far art thou, Lord over men on earth, and Gods in Heaven; Yet even from thee thyself hath been withheld One thing to undo what thou thyself hast ruled.Matthew Arnold
You must build your House of Parliament on the river: so... that the populace cannot exact their demands by sitting down round you.1st duke of wellington
Some Blockett-type employees actually believe that they have received a genuine promotion; others recognize the truth. But the main function of a pseudo-promotion is to deceive people outside the hierarchy. When this is achieved, the maneuver is counted a success.Laurence J. Peter
Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it... one must have the courage to dare.fyodor dostoevsky
I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.Martin Luther King Jr.
For what can power give more than food and drink, To live at ease, and not be bound to think?john dryden
All power corrupts, absolute power is even more fun.Simon Travaglia, The Operator From Hell Part 2 (1997)
Him I would call the powerful one who controls the storms of his mind.Walter S. Landor, “Diogenes and Plato,” Imaginary Conversations of Greeks and Romans, vol. 4 (1829)
The problem with power is that people pay attention to it, and it's very easy to get beside yourself and use it in the wrong way.Lyda Green, President, Alaska State Senate
A right , in the abstract, is a fact ; it is not a thing to be given, established, or conferred; it is. Of the exercise of a right power may deprive me; of the right itself, never.Voltairine de Cleyre, in "The Economic Tendency of Freethought" (1890)
If you want to discover just what there is in a man — give him power.Francis Trevelyan Miller (1910), Portrait Life of Lincoln: Life of Abraham Lincoln, the Greatest American
Power always sincerely, conscientiously, de très bon foi, believes itself right. Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak.John Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson (2 February 1816)
Power tends to corrupt , and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority : still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.Lord Acton, in a letter to Mandell Creighton (5 April 1887), published in Historical Essays and Studies (1907)
In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world - and we will not allow it.george w. bush
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.george washington
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