Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.— Abraham Lincoln
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If you want to test a man’s character give him power.
Spiritual power is the eternal guide, in this life and the life after, for man ranks supreme among all creatures. Led forward by spiritual power, man can reach the summit destined for him by the Great Creator.
Love is man's natural endowment, but he doesn't know how to use it.
He refuses to recognize the power of love because of his love of power.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem.
If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power.
Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him
Flee the country where a lone man holds all power: It is a nation of slaves.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.
The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory.
Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was... The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Don't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Chess like love, like music, has the power to make man happy.
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Jesus has given you the right to use His name.
That name can break the power of disease, the power of the adversary. That name can stop disease and failure from reigning over you. There is no disease that has ever come to man which this name cannot destroy.
When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent;
it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.
The important man is not the artist, but the businessman who, in the marketplace and on the battlefield, holds the reins in his hands.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
When a man denies the power of women, he is denying his own subconscious.
There is a magic power in your own hands.
Take your vital decisions-they may be grave and momentous and far-reaching in their consequences. Think a hundred times before you take any decision, but once a decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
Bach is like an astronomer who, with the help of ciphers, finds the most wonderful stars . . . Beethoven embraced the universe with the power of his spirit . . . I do not climb so high. A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man.
Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour
We must make a great difference between God's Word and the word of man.
A man's word is a little sound, that flies into the air, and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, greater than death and hell, for it forms part of the power of God, and endures everlastingly.
A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God;
of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God's power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God's wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.
Our prayer must not be self-centered.
It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow men that we feel their need as acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.
The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
God has surely promised His grace to the humbled: that is, to those who mourn over and despair of themselves. But a man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of Another -- God alone.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
What nature does blindly, slowly and ruthlessly, man may do providently, quickly, and kindly. As it lies within his power, so it becomes his duty to work in that direction.
Three things ruin a man: power, money, and women.
I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.
To this war of every man against every man, this also in consequent;
that nothing can be unjust. The notions of right and wrong, justice and injustice have there no place. Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.
The man who puts all the guns and all the decision-making power into the hands of the central government and then says, ‘Limit yourself’; it is he who is truly the impractical utopian.
Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society and made by the legislative power vested in it and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man.
The power of evil men lives on the cowardice of the good.
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
There is no power in the world that can stop the forward march of free men and women when they are joined in the solidarity of human brotherhood.