135 Economic Power Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of economic power quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what is economics.

The Most Famous Economic Power Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Power: The ability to force or coerce someone to do your will, even if they would choose not to, because of your position or your might. — James Hunter

Productive power is the foundation of a country's economic strength. — Stafford Cripps

Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society. — Michel Foucault

The combination of economic and political power in the same hands is a sure recipe for tyranny. — Milton Friedman

Power is the near neighbour of necessity. — Pythagoras

When economic power became concentrated in a few hands, then political power flowed to those possessors and away from the citizens, ultimately resulting in an oligarchy or tyranny. — John Adams

Power is the ability to do good things for others. — Brooke Astor

The only way to make a difference is to acquire power. — Hillary Clinton

The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics. — Bertrand Russell

To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital. — Bobby Seale

Short Economic Power Quotes

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  • The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life. — Sir John Richard Hicks
  • Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success — Stephen Covey
  • There's enough on this planet for everyone's needs but not for everyone's greed. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • The bourgeois takes economic power very seriously, and often worships it quite unselfishly. — Nikolai Berdyaev
  • We have power not just with our voices, but we have economic power in what we do for a living, too. — Tom Morello
  • No economic, political or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind — Willis Harman
  • Money is economic power. — Walter Bagehot
  • Power at its best is love implementing the demand of justice. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful. — Mike Tyson
  • The true greatness of a nation lies in its character, not in its economic or military power. — Daniel L Dreisbach

Top 10 Economic Power Quotes

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How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century. — Aneurin Bevan

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. — A. Philip Randolph

[Socialistic] economic planning, regulation, and intervention pave the way to totalitarianism by building a power structure that will inevitably be seized by the most power-hungry and unscrupulous. — Friedrich August von Hayek

Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power, its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples, are part and parcel of the same thing. — Oliver Tambo

I know that there are no limits to which the powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery — Mother Jones

To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital. — Bobby Seale

The clinical definition of "fascism" is when private concentrated economic power takes government away from the people, turns government into a guarantor, a subsidizer, a covering of corporate power. — Ralph Nader

Neither a state nor a bank ever have had unrestricted power of issuing paper money without abusing that power. — David Ricardo

The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous and secretive economic and political force in America. — Bernie Sanders

Bitcoin represents the first major breakthrough in economics and finance since double-entry bookkeeping was invented in 1494, and activists need to embrace its power. — Max Keiser

Economic power quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

Money Brings Power Quotes

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It’s not something you can buy. No amount of money or power will bring you true, unconditional love. — Naval Ravikant

Varied are the ideas of what constitutes "success," e.g. money, position, power, achievement, honours, and the like. But these are not open to every man-nor do they bring what is real success, namely, happiness. — Robert Baden-Powell

If you increase the quantity of money, you bring about the lowering of the purchasing power of the monetary unit. — Ludwig von Mises

Economic power quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

Lindsay Lohan isn't a DJ, but because of her celebrity power she can do a gig somewhere, put her name on a flyer, and she'll probably bring in more people and make more money than I ever will. — Neil Armstrong

The one thing a creator can bring to the table when everybody else has all the money and power is centeredness and the ability to walk away. Never sit at a table you can't walk away from. — Joss Whedon

We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game. — Young Thug

He who before was the money owner, now strides in front as capitalist; the possessor of labor-power follows as his laborer. The one with an air of importance, smirking, intent on business; the other hesitant, like one who is bringing his own hide to market and has nothing to expect but a hiding. — Karl Marx

Teach girls to read and to work at something where they can bring home money - and the entire balance of power shifts. — Jane Fonda

Something happens to people around fame and power and money - it can bring out the worst and best in people; it's a monster you have to tame. — Lisa Marie Presley

Giving is a powerful action to bring more money into your life, because when you are giving you are saying, "I have plenty." — Rhonda Byrne

What Is Economics Quotes

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We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western universities. — Ruhollah Khomeini

To deal with radicalism and extremism, we need to deal with economic inequality. This is what I learned from my experience in Solo and then in Jakarta. — Joko Widodo

Even the greatest economic thinkers have historically struggled to agree on an answer to the question 'What is money?' — Robert Breedlove

We will never know what anyone is really like, until everyone has economic security and doesn't have to answer to anyone else. — Jacque Fresco

Movements have narratives. They tell stories, because they are not just about rearranging economics and politics. They also rearrange meaning. And they're not just about redistributing the goods. They're about figuring out what is good. — Marshall Ganz

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. — Friedrich August von Hayek

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. — Simone Weil

Unless we understand what it is that leads to economic and financial instability, we cannot prescribe -- make policy -- to modify or eliminate it. Identifying a phenomenon is not enough; we need a theory that makes instability a normal result in our economy and gives us handles to control it. — Hyman Minsky

If you’ve relied on data and logic alone to make sense of the economy, you’d have been confused for a hundred years straight…So much of what happens in our economy is rooted in emotions, which can, at times, be nearly impossible to make sense of. — Morgan Housel

Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics. — Robert Teeter

Political Power Quotes

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Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. — Joseph Stalin

If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way. — Emmeline Pankhurst

"Freedom" in capitalist countries exists only for those who possess money and who consequently hold power. — Nikita Khrushchev

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party. — Mao Zedong

When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. — Frederic Bastiat

The practice of love is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination. — Bell Hooks

We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments. — James Madison

Stephen Harper is probably the most dangerous human being ever elevated to power in Canada. — Farley Mowat

Secrecy is the linchpin of abuse of power, . . . its enabling force. Transparency is the only real antidote. — Glenn Greenwald

World Power Quotes

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela

Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world. — Barack Obama

I do not want to be controlled by any superpower. I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world, and that is why I do not let any superpower control me. — Idi Amin

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. — Jimi Hendrix

In those early centuries of Christianity, Christianity did not go into the world apologizing. It went to slay the powers of darkness and undo the works of the devil, and it lived in holy triumph. — John G. Lake

Most human behavior is controlled by images. Image is a factor in how people look at themselves and what they use to reflect themselves. The control of images is a major factor in world power. — John Henrik Clarke

You don't have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles You carry within you the power to make the world better. — Sharon G. Larsen

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

What is most important of this grand experiment, the United States? Not the election of the first president but the election of its second president. The peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in the world. — George Washington

Social Power Quotes

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The oil is a gift bestowed by God on the Arab nation, to use after centuries of poverty, backwardness and servitude - in raising its living standards, developing its economic, social and cultural conditions, and building up its own power to meet the challenges and conspiracies besetting it. — Saddam Hussein

The university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. — Michel Foucault

I have no idea of submitting tamely to injustice inflicted either on me or on the slave. I will oppose it with all the moral powers with which I am endowed. I am no advocate of passivity. — Lucretia Mott

The test of a government is not how popular it is with the powerful and privileged few but how honestly and fairly it deals with the many who must depend on it. — Jimmy Carter

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears. — Albert Bandura

The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. — Deepak Chopra

Socialists cry “Power to the people”, and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean - power over people, power to the State. — Margaret Thatcher

If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one. — James Madison

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. — Wilhelm Reich

On this showing, the nature of the breakdowns of civilizations can be summed up in three points: a failure of creative power in the minority, an answering withdrawal of mimesis on the part of the majority, and a consequent loss of social unity in the society as a whole. — Arnold J. Toynbee

Real Power Quotes

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The only real power comes out of a long rifle. — Joseph Stalin

I surrendered unto Him all there was of me; everything! Then for the first time I realized what it meant to have real power. — Kathryn Kuhlman

How many undervalue the power of simplicity ! But it is the real key to the heart. — William Wordsworth

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. — Clint Eastwood

I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game. — Toni Morrison

Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body. — Wassily Kandinsky

Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real. — Cormac McCarthy

A person’s use of pronouns offers deep insights into his or her relative authority. If you’re hearing a lot of 'I,' 'me,' and 'my,' the real power to decide probably lies elsewhere. — Chris Voss

In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions. — Margaret J. Wheatley

Don't terrorize. Organize. Don't burn. Give kids a chance to learn . . . The real answer to race problems in this country is education. Not burning and killing. Be ready. Be qualified. Own something. Be somebody. That's Black Power. — James Brown

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More Economic Power Quotes

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Today, the top one-tenth of 1% owns nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The economic game is rigged, and this level of inequality is unsustainable. We need an economy that works for all, not just the powerful. — Bernie Sanders

Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power. — Aldous Huxley

Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. — Barry Goldwater

By the power elite, we refer to those political, economic, and military circles which as an intricate set of overlapping cliques share decisions having at least national consequences. In so far as national events are decided, the power elite are those who decide them. — C. Wright Mills

Our work has only begun. In our time we have an historic opportunity to shape a global balance of power that favors freedom and that will therefore deepen and extend the peace. And I use the word power broadly, because even more important than military and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope. — Condoleezza Rice

Argentina lacks the size and population to become the primary regional power in Latin America, which looks to be Brazil’s destiny, but it has the quality of land to create a standard of living comparable to that of the European countries. If Argentina gets its economics right, its geography will enable it to become the power it has never been. — Tim Marshall

History has shown that governments will inevitably succumb to the temptation to inflate the money supply. Whether because of outright corruption, a 'national emergency' or an infestation of inflationary schools of economics, the government will always find a reason and a way to print more money, expanding the government's power and reducing the wealth of currency holders. — Saifedean Ammous

The idea that the world’s economic problems can be solved only through the World Bank, IMF and ADB is obsolete and must be abandoned. I am of the view that the management of the global economy cannot be left only to the three international financial institutions. We must build a new global economic order that is open to new, emerging economic powers. — Joko Widodo

Hyperinflation is a form of economic disaster unique to government money. There was never an example of hyperinflation with economies that operated a gold or silver standard, and even when artifact money like seashells and beads lost its monetary role over time, it usually lost it slowly, with replacements taking over more and more of the purchasing power of the outgoing money. — Saifedean Ammous

Money is not an invention of the state. It is not the product of a legislative act. Even the sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence. Certain commodities came to be money quite naturally, as the result of economic relationships that were independent of the power of the state. — Carl Menger

By 'socialism' I mean a classless society in which the State has disappeared, production is cooperative, and no man has political or economic power over another. The touchstone would be the extent to which each individual could develop his own talents and personality. — Dwight Macdonald

Education is the most powerful tool countries have for boosting economic growth, increasing prosperity and forging more just, peaceful and equitable societies. Where educational deprivation exists, it breeds conflict and enables repression. — Wendy Kopp

To the grumbler who complains about the unfairness of the market system only one piece of advice can be given: If you want to acquire wealth, then try to satisfy the public by offering them something that is cheaper or which they like better....Equality under the law gives you the power to challenge every millionaire. — Ludwig von Mises

We are living through one of the most fundamental shifts in history- a change in the actual belief structure of Western society. No economic, political, or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind. By deliberately changing their images of reality, people are changing the world. — Willis Harman

If a government resorts to inflation, that is, creates money in order to cover its budget deficits or expands credit in order to stimulate business, then no power on earth, no gimmick, device, trick or even indexation can prevent its economic consequences. — Henry Hazlitt

In Europe, it appears that in the name of democracy, elites are pursuing an autocratic, centralized power, seeking economic control and social regimentation. — Maggie Gallagher

Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. — Arundhati Roy

Christians have oppressed Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, Pagans, and each other throughout their centuries of power, preaching religious intolerance as the word of Jehovah whenever they had the military, political, or economic power to make it stick - and then piously preaching brotherhood, peace, and toleration when they didn't. — Isaac Bonewits

The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State. — Bertrand de Jouvenel

The illegitimate use of a state by economic interests for their own ends is based upon a preexisting illegitimate power of the state to enrich some persons at the expense of others. Eliminate that illegitimate power of giving differential economic benefits and you eliminate or drastically restrict the motive for wanting political influence. — Robert Nozick

Economics was largely a form of intellectual prostitution where you got rewarded for saying what the powers that be wanted to hear. — Max Tegmark

Our goal is a delightfully diverse, safe, healthy, and just world, with clean air, water, soil and power – economically, equitably, ecologically and elegantly enjoyed. — William McDonough

The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish. — Samuel Gompers

The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s new alliances with China and Iran are painful emblems of the abject failure of the Neocon strategy of maintaining U.S. global hegemony with aggressive projections of military power. China has displaced the American Empire by deftly projecting, instead, economic power. Over the past decade, our country has spent trillions bombing roads, ports, bridges, and airports. China spent the equivalent building the same across the developing world. The Ukraine war is the final collapse of the Neocon's short-lived “American Century.” The Neocon projects in Iraq and Ukraine have cost $8.1 trillion, hollowed out our middle class, made a laughingstock of U.S. military power and moral authority, pushed China and Russia into an invincible alliance, destroyed the dollar as the global currency, cost millions of lives and done nothing to advance democracy or win friendships or influence. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The Middle East has always been a prize because of its economic and strategic importance for great powers. — Tim Marshall

What is called 'capitalism'is basically a system of corporate mercantilism, with huge and largely unaccountable private tyrannies exercising vast control over the economy, political systems, and social and cultural life, operating in close cooperation with powerful states that intervene massively in the domestic economy and international society. — Noam Chomsky

It will never be possible for any length of time for any group of the American people, either by reason of wealth or learning or inheritance or economic power, to retain any mandate, any permanent authority to arrogate to itself the political control of American public life. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised. — Milton Friedman

The [U.S.] Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals ... it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government ... it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen's protection against the government. — Ayn Rand

So long as free land exists, the opportunity for a competency exists, and economic power secures political power. — Frederick Jackson Turner

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