Quotes on Power

“The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.”
― Adolf Hitler

“She never forgets a slight, real or imagined. She takes caution for cowardice and dissent for defiance. And she is greedy. Greedy for power, for honour, for love.”
― George R.R. Martin

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”
― Napoleon Hill

“How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.”
― Ruta Sepetys

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best”
― Otto von Bismarck

“There is something more powerful than any army. Something strong enough to topple kings, and even Darklings. Do you know what that thing is?”
I shook my head, inching away from him.
“Faith,” he breathed, his black eyes wild. “Faith.”
― Leigh Bardugo

“No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn’t even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?”
― Sierra D. Waters

“Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.”
― Tobias Wolff

“Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power.”
― Gregory Corso

I know, better than anyone else, that there are no heroes coming to save us. There are no good Epics. None of them protect us. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
― Brandon Sanderson

“The world isn’t fair? What a huge revelation! Some people in power abuse those they have power over? Amazing! When did this start happening?”
― Brandon Sanderson

“To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.”
― Criss Jami,

“The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.”
― Adolf Hitler

“Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.”
― Thucydides

“Power is not a means; it is an end.”
― George Orwell

“If I look at the mass I will never act.”
― Mother Teresa

“The greatness of the man’s power is the measure of his surrender.”
― William Booth

“She never forgets a slight, real or imagined. She takes caution for cowardice and dissent for defiance. And she is greedy. Greedy for power, for honour, for love.”
― George R.R. Martin

“The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.”
― Adolf Hitler

“He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man.”
― idowu koyenikan

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
― Dinos Christianopoulos

“Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. ”
― Ayn Rand

“Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it.”
― Frank Herbert

“Wisdom consists of knowing how to distinguish the nature of trouble, and in choosing the lesser evil.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

“I only want power so I can get books.”
― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal

Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”
― David Brin

“Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”
― Elie Wiesel

“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.”
― Steve Maraboli

“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”
― Veronica Roth

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