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You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • strength

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. George Carlin, comedian
  • people

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Johann von Goethe, writer
  • Dreams

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist
  • dream

Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • will

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire, writer
  • power

Knowledge isn't power; it's potential power. Execution trumps knowledge any day of the week. Tony Robbins, author
  • potential

Remember, the best leaders are those who understand that their power flows through them, not from them. Ken Blanchard, author
  • leaders

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • powerful

Success is based upon a spiritual quality, a power to inspire others. Vince Lombardi, coach
  • power

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power. Stephen Covey, businessman
  • life

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • Power

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

In darkness, the stone becomes the buffalo. African Proverbs,
  • power

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • strength

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. Aristotle, philosopher
  • time

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison, musician
  • deepest

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. Charles Stanley, clergyman
  • strength

Small differences in a system of great power can have enormous consequences. Noam Chomsky, activist
  • power

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, writer
  • power

Power is the by-product of understanding. Jacob Bronowski, scientist
  • Power

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. Al Capone, criminal
  • Power

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • bravery

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix, musician
  • Power

No man is wise enough, or good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
  • Power

Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power. Gloria Steinem, activist
  • Power

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
  • civilize

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist
  • between

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee, actor
  • power

The king goes as far as he may, not as far as he could. Proverbs,
  • Power

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Power

The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21 Bible,
  • Power

Mighty things from small beginnings grow. John Dryden, poet
  • Power

He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none. Thomas Fuller, clergyman
  • Power

Power never takes a step back except in the face of more power. Malcolm X, activist
  • Power

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, novelist
  • argument

Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power. Julian Casablancas, musician
  • gain

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. Honore de Balzac, novelist
  • Power

Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct. Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman
  • dare

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. James Madison, president
  • government

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

This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. Joe Biden, vice president
  • arrogance

Voice of one, voice of none. Italian Proverbs,
  • Power

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. Thomas Jefferson, president
  • Power

If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again. Arabic Proverbs,
  • Power

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. Saul Alinsky, activist
  • Power

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • Power

He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • Power

If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • Power

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Mao Zedong, leader
  • Power

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. Louisa May Alcott, novelist
  • believing

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. Paul Engle, poet
  • poetry

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power. Henry A Kissinger, diplomat
  • art

You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow. Jack Black, actor
  • eyebrow

The man whose authority is recent is always stern. Aeschylus, poet
  • Power

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

Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something. Josh Billings, comedian
  • Power

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
  • Power

Our power is in our ability to decide. Richard Buckminster Fuller,
  • Power

In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Power

The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital. Mark Hyman,
  • clinic

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • lacking

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Bible,
  • Power

Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
  • Power

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Henry Kissinger,
  • Power

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. William Ellery Channing, writer
  • condition

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought. Lord Acton, historian
  • liberty

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle, philosopher
  • awareness

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison, president
  • believe

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
  • ends

Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off. Max Lucado, clergyman
  • grace

Force without forecast is to little avail. Proverbs,
  • Power

If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you. TS (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, poet
  • Power

The power to do good is also the power to do harm. Milton Friedman, economist
  • Power

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -- not the fiend or the sadist. Erich Fromm, psychologist
  • Power

Calmness is the cradle of power. Josiah Gilbert Holland,
  • Power

You possess a potent force that you either use, or misuse, hundreds of times every day. J. Martin Kohe, psychologist
  • Power

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power. Horace Mann, educator
  • Power

Unless someone truly has the power to say no, they never truly have the power to say yes. Dan Millman, author
  • Power

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. George Orwell, author
  • Power

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

The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious. Jean Rostand, scientist
  • Power

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
  • Power

No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior. Sydney Smith, clergyman
  • Power

The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth. Mario Puzo, novelist
  • children

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, scientist
  • power

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. Thomas Jefferson, president
  • armed

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. Aristotle, philosopher
  • democracy

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange. Daniel Webster, politician
  • powerful

God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive. Ayn Rand, writer
  • faith

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. Marian Wright Edelman, activist
  • help

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. James Madison, president
  • power

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. Robert A. Heinlein, writer
  • power

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

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. Stephen Vincent Benet, poet
  • Power

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away. Aneurin Bevan, politician
  • Power

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs. Andrew Carnegie, businessman
  • Power

Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced. Johann von Goethe, writer
  • Power

Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will. Alexander Hamilton, politician
  • Power

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer. Katharine Hepburn, actress
  • Power

Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed. Henry Miller, author
  • Power

With the eye made quiet by power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things. William Wordsworth, poet
  • Power

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Charlie Chaplin, actor
  • dictators

For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life. Myriam Miedzian, actress
  • becomes

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe. Adrienne Rich, poet
  • concentration

Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. Robert Staughton Lynd, sociologist
  • knowledge

The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that. Rush Limbaugh, entertainer
  • forget

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty. John Cheever, writer
  • battle

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Lord Acton, historian
  • politics

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
  • anger

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Julius Caesar, leader
  • break

When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable. Rene Descartes, mathematician
  • follow

Liberal: a power worshipper without power. George Orwell, author
  • liberal

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., leader
  • interested

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • peace

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

You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen, clergyman
  • change

Remember this Anticipation is the ultimate power. Losers react; leaders anticipate. Tony Robbins, author
  • losers

A word after a word after a word is power. Margaret Atwood, novelist
  • Power

A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength. Proverbs 24:5 Bible,
  • Power

We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to aflict the world so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully. Martin Buber, philosopher
  • Power

The greatest power is often simple patience. E. Joseph Cossman, businessman
  • Power

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

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it. Milton Friedman, economist
  • Power

Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power. William Gaddis, novelist
  • Power

Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun. Jean Genet, dramatist
  • Power

Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives. Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist
  • Power

Power gravitates to the man who knows how. Orison Swett Marden, writer
  • Power

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it. H. L. Mencken, writer
  • Power

Madness in great ones must not unwatched go. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • Power

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself. Gloria Steinem, activist
  • Power

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs. Margaret Thatcher, leader
  • Power

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation. Leon Trotsky, revolutionary
  • Power

What you seek, exists within you. Every resource you need is available to you. Marcia Wieder,
  • Power

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. William Wordsworth, poet
  • power

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money. Donald Trump, president
  • power

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments. Andrew Jackson, president
  • blessing

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened. Madame de Stael, writer
  • checks

Not drunk is he who from the floor - Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise. Thomas Love Peacock, author
  • alone

We give you the facts. I told you information is power - knowledge is power. We can't be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don't have the facts. Tavis Smiley, author
  • battle

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power. Arthur C. Clarke, writer
  • politics

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

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness. Shakti Gawain, author
  • energy

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours. Aldous Huxley, novelist
  • gods

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
  • science

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. John Stuart Mill, philosopher
  • adding

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. James A. Baldwin, author
  • allied

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. Thomas Jefferson, president
  • best

There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed. Jackie Kennedy, first lady
  • bed

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. Toni Morrison, novelist
  • ability


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