Quotes and Sayings about Power



"I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Power, Disease, England)

"We'll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs. We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Security, Will)

"People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Power, People, Desire, Intellect, Want)

"Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Power, Man, Quiet, Sense)

"One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Power, Country, Right)

"India is a regional power. It does not need anything to establish it."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: Power)

"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition."
- John Acton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- John Acton
(Related: Power)

"Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country."
- John Acton
(Related: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

"Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Power, Liberty, Right)

"And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that."
- Lord Acton
(Related: History, Men, Power, Control)

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Power)

"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Power)

"Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Power)

"Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Men, Power, Husbands)

"I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'"
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Power, Grave, Man)

"Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Power, Help, Rumor)

"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Perception, Execution, Expression, Infinite, Photography, Variety)

"In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Power, Irish, Will)

"Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Power, Effect, Poison)

"Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Power, Energy, Facts)

"The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Men, Power, Effect, Killing, Publicity, Self)

"A friend in power is a friend lost."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Power, Friend)

"Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: Science, Power, Day, Existence, Mankind, May, Race, Suicide, World)

"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."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)

"Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Society, Character, Authority, Importance)

"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, God, Laws, Service)

"Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Soul)

"Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Power, People, Maxim)

"The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

"Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Power, Man, Mind, Nothing)

"The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Conquest, Feeling)

"To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

"The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Art, Experience, Power, Potential)

"No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Power, Church, Numbers, Today)

"Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Power, Crime)

"Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Love, Power)

"The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Burden, Credit, Name)

"The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Power, Being, Man, Rules)

"The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Power)

"In his state of complete powerlessness the individual perceives the time he has left to live as a brief reprieve."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Time, State)

"Excessive fear is always powerless."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Fear)

"Whoever is new to power is always harsh."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Power)

"Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Thought, America, Europe, Italy)

"The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Our nation is today a powerful nation."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Nation, Today)

"The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

"Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Muslim, Today, World)

"My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Power, Dreams, Mother, Courage)

"When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Power, Virtue, Heaven, Influence, Modesty, Stars, Woman)

"Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

"No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?"
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Control, Country, Doubt)

"You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Power, Countries, Israel)

"She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Character, Clothes, Influence, Instinct, Magic, Manners, Worth)

"You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Power, Dream, Wishes)

"Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

"Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)

"If such a young nation as the U.S. could make it to superpower status, we could do it as well."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: Nation)

"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Power, Soul, Man)

"Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Power, Enemy)

"Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Power, Enemy, First)

"Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone."
- William Albert Allard
(Related: Work, Words)

"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."
- James Allen
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Success, Influence, Jewels, Man, Mind)

"It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel."
- James Allen
"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Power, Leader, Goals, Leaders, Will)

"The 'transition' involves the transfer of power from one president to another. In recent times, the incoming President has designated a Director of the Transition, a team leader, to oversee and administer the orderly transfer of power."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Power, Leader, President)

"'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Congress, Friends, Party, President, Pressure)

"I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Power, Belief, Meaning)

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Power, Mercury, Plants, Pollution)

"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Fear, Abuse)

"I believe I am the highest power, absolutely."
- GG Allin
(Related: Power)

"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)

"They are superpower of villains. They are superpower of Al Capone."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
"About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Power, Time, Elegance, First, Theory, Years)

"We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Leadership, Power, Press)

"Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Power, Man, Will, World)

"Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Government, Job, Party, Vietnam)

"Order is power."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Power, Order)

"Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Duty)

"Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them."
- Anacharsis
(Related: Laws, Poor, Spiders, Will)

"Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Time, Work, Friend, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Nothing, Service)

"Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!"
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

"I don't think we would have had to be an occupying power if we had done the right thing in 1991."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Power, Right)

"Something that has so much power must have life. Instruments have life."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Life, Power)

"A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Power, Work, Technology, states, United)

"I'll rebel against powers and principalities, all the time. Always, I will."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Related: Time, Will)

"Power tires only those who do not have it."
- Giulio Andreotti
(Related: Power)

"Power wears out those who don't have it."
- Giulio Andreotti
(Related: Power)

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Life, Power, Control, Want)

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Force, Joy, Possession)

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

"Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Education, Power, Development, Democracy, Freedom, Rest, Right)

"The greatest power is not money power, but political power."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Money, Power)

"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Work, Power, Genius, Boldness, Magic, Mind, Will)

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Change, Power, Blame)

"The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Power, Gain, Help, World)

"I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Space, Want)

"If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Death, Power, Heresy, Reason)

"As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Power, Nature, Sex, Production, Woman)

"As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Power)

"The media's power is frail. Without the people's support, it can be shut off with the ease of turning a light switch."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Power, People, Light, Media, Support)

"It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Power, Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Light)

"I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Power, Beginning)

"Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Jeopardy, Opposites, Rules, Violence)

"Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Lying)

"No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Time, Crime, First, Punishment)

"Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Power, People, Difference, Gentlemen)

"I'd take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there's always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Power, Being, Day, Fire)

"The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Teaching)

"Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness."
- Aristotle
(Related: Happiness, Life, Power, Glory, Leisure, Politicians)

"What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Lies)

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Power, Survival, Awareness, Contemplation, Value)

"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Time, Purpose, Right)

"A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Gold, Sense)

"It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought."
- Aristotle
(Related: Thought, May)

"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
(Related: Power, Democracy, Majority, Poor, Will)

"You're going through the horror of it, you're going through the isolation of it but you're being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Being, Horror, Isolation)

"I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Chance, Horror, Isolation)

"Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, People, Fool, Play, Police, Television)

"The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

"For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Power, Creation, Literature, Man)

"Now there is so much expertise and brainpower it's hard to be at the cutting edge of what's cool and not do something that's totally geeky."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Expertise, Now)

"I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Age, Time, Women, Life)

"The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Power)

"Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

"My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Power, Time, Job, State)

"We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Love, Men, Power, Women, Education, Laws, Old, Respect)

"My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Power, Control, Ability, Water)

"Playing a character who's dealing not only with a superpower but having a normal relationship is easy to associate with, because I feel that everyone has been through it."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Character)

"It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Controversy, Journalism)

"The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power, and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Power, People)

"We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Leader, Man, Woman)

"A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Silence, Speech, Voice)

"A word after a word after a word is power."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Power, Word)

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Strength, Events, Mind, Will)

"To live happily is an inward power of the soul."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Soul)

"There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Nothing)

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Power, Ability, Mind, Nothing, Observation)

"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Strength, Man)

"Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Thinking, Will)

"She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Europe, Man, Now)

"India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)

"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

"We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Power, Country)

"A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Time, Acquaintance, Promotion, Study)

"A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Power, Machine)

"Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Power, Weight)

"Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Christianity, Lust)

"The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Power, Virtue, Proof)

"Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Money, Health, Power, Knowledge, Character, May, Property, Will)

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, Power, Wisdom, Morality, Democracy, Fight, Nation, Right, World, World war)

"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
(Related: Power, Work, Being, May)

"You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Power, Work, Being, May)

"Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Technology, Risk, Today)

"Knowledge is power."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"Knowledge and human power are synonymous."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men, Power, Knowledge, Angels, Desire)

"It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Power, Desire, Liberty, Man, Self)

"I would say invisibility would be sort of a fun power to have just to see what it was like to move through the world and not be looked at."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Power, Fun, World)

"In our story logic which we're making up, if we're saying he's alive, then like a quadriplegic who's in bed he can move his head and shoulders, but he can't move his arms. If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms, the nerves could get through and he could walk."
- John Badham
(Related: Power, Bed, Logic, Nerves, Saying)

"Threats without power are like powder without ball."
- Nathan Bailey
(Related: Power)

"By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Power, Character, Gifts, Influence, Man, Result, Spiritual)

"Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Power, Life, Friend)

"It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Men, Power, Idea, Spirit, Will)

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Power, Summer)

"Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Crime, states, Weakness)

"The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Power, Man, World)

"The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Power, People, Want)

"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Power, Enemy, Ignorance, Justice)

"But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Power, Morality)

"My organs are too powerful... I manufacture blood and fat too rapidly."
- Robert Baldwin
(Related: Blood)

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Technology, People, Information, Potential, Sense, Want)

"To be sure, the response of faith to revelation, which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love, occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature that provides the response, with its own nature and its natural powers of love."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Faith, Love, Nature, God)

"Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Power, Action)

"Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Power)

"There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Power, Talent, Will)

"Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Equality, Power, Earth, Fact, May, Right)

"Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit."
- Stefan Banach
(Related: Creation, Mathematics, Spirit)

"People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Successful, Control, Ability, Effect, Exercise, Measure)

"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
(Related: Justification, Service)

"In fact I think now we've reached a point now, where the powers that be really have sort of vested interest in all of us being stoned out as much as possible all the time so we don't know what's going on, and we don't care."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Time, Being, Care, Fact, Interest, Now)

"I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Power, Planning, Self, Spiders)

"The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Strength, Mind, Skin)

"While I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Experience, Power, Religious)

"So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative."
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

"I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Power, Choice, Competition, Direction)

"A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression."
- Joel Barlow
(Related: Men, Power, Cause, Oppression)

"But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Love, Power, World)

"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Women, Power)

"It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Vision)

"So every single day, I found something to be grateful for and that's a powerful lesson."
- Alice Barrett
(Related: Day)

"That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Power, God, Sense, Will)

"Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Causes, Class, Force, Physics)

"I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, Success, Power, Fame, Fortune, Friends, Job, Want)

"I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Power, Blame, Guilt)

"Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Power, Forget, Language, Legislation, Speech)

"Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Power, Selling, Americans, Buying, Credit, Today)

"A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise, must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise the great powers with which they are invested."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Education, People, Exercise, Jury, State)

"There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Information, Man)

"The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Muslim, Advice, Countries, Leaders, World)

"The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Faith, Weapons)

"There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Media, Sheep, Today, Want)

"We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Power, Time, Ideas, Islam, Muslim, Democracy, Now, World)

"Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Success, Power, God, Victory)

"Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence."
- Saint Basil
(Related: Power, Existence, Forget)

"In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Power, Learning)

"The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)

"All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: History, Power, God, Gods, First, Stars)

"All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Power, Fact, Idols, Man, May, Will)

"The message that I gave on the - on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don't believe that you can't do it. Everybody wants - everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I'm not talking politics."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Politics, Power, Right, Talking, Today)

"Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Caring, Quick)

"Global conditions are far too complex to be able to imagine that they could ever be really controlled by one power."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Power)

"In the final analysis, terror is also another proof of the fact that the superpower is not really a superpower. It was vulnerable."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Fact, Proof, Terror)

"The world has become so complex that the idea of a power in which everything comes together and can be controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Power, Idea, Now, World)

"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

"This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Experience, Power, Possibility, Future, Military, states, United, Will)

"The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Idea, Cooperation, Identity, Problems, Surrender)

"A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Power, Man, State)

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Art, Happiness, Power, Being, Lies)

"A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Car, Culture, Man, Wind)

"I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Power, Truth, People, Will)

"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."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Power, Man, Mind, State)

"The American people do not begrudge anyone his or her power until they start abusing it."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Power, People, American)

"Those who are leftists, once in power, are not different from other parties."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Power)

"Che came in 1963, shortly after I had come to power."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Power)

"Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Army, Occupations, Years)

"With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice."
- Pat Benatar
(Related: Power, Sacrifice, Conviction)

"At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Money, Power, Beginning, First, World)

"We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom."
- Stephen Vincent Benet
(Related: Wisdom, Power, Thought)

"The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Life, Power, Facts, Present)

"Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

"Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty."
- William Bennett
(Related: Challenge, Difficulty, Trying, Will)

"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Power, Law, Uncertainty)

"No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Government, Power, Religion, Belief)

"The bourgeois takes economic power very seriously, and often worships it."
- Nicolai A. Berdyaev
(Related: Power)

"In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Power, Possibility, Economy, State)

"It struck me that what I'd heard about certain celebrities was true: they had It, whatever the hell It was. Star power isn't a myth; it is tangible and forceful."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Power, Hell, Myth)

"A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Father, Disappointment)

"The motive power of democracy is love."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Love, Power, Democracy, Motive)

"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Power, Control, Day, Force, Importance)

"The most powerful element in advertising is the truth."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Truth, Advertising)

"The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Actor, Appearance, Play)

"I'd like to be able to use Storm's powers for good, like have it rain more in Southern California. We could do with it."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Rain)

"We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

"The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Power, Purpose)

"If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Experience, Word)

"Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Power, Thinking)

"If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Power, Victory, Body, Exercise, Man, Rules, World)

"This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Power, Arrogance, Example)

"Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Wealth, Consideration, Praise)

"Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Woman)

"Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Beauty, Husband, Woman)

"The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Acquaintance, Nations)

"Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Country, Fool, Symbol)

"If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Power, Electricity, states, United)

"All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Power, Strength, Arrogance, Choice, Justice)

"Major North has had for years complete power over these Indians and can do more with them than any man living."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Power, Living, Man, Years)

"There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Power, Words)

"Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Influence, Woman)

"When a guy can make fun of you, thats attractive. Who knew that teasing could have so much power over women!"
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Power, Fun)

"If there are similarities, it's simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I'd be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more."
- Brad Bird
(Related: People, Thoughts)

"That's not the part of the story that I'm interested in, anyway. The part that I'm interested in is all the personal stuff. I tried to base the powers on family archetypes."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Family)

"Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Power, Time, Books, Future)

"You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow."
- Jack Black
(Related: Power)

"Wake the power within thee slumbering, trim the plot that's in thy keeping, thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize."
- John Stuart Blackie
(Related: Power)

"Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Power, Mother, News)

"People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Power, People, Animals, Right)

"Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Government, Power, Party, Will)

"As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers."
- William Blake
(Related: Eye, Man)

"The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There's nothing more powerful than that."
- Jolene Blalock
(Related: Loyalty, Nothing)

"In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Power, Leader, Boss, People, Leaders, Past, Today)

"I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Experience, Life, Power, Blessings, Energy, Giving)

"It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Power, People, Acting, Actors, Career)

"FIFA's goal of making the world a better place through football cannot be achieved through our efforts alone - equally important is the power which every fan of the beautiful game has at their disposal."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Power, Goal, Football, World)

"We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog."
- Ron Bloom
(Related: Power, Friend, Want)

"The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Power, People, Determination, Destiny, Spirit)

"I shuddered to think how completely the insane were in the power of their keepers, and how one could weep and plead for release, and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Power)

"Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers."
- Franz Boas
(Related: History, Quiet)

"Film provides an opportunity to marry the power of ideas with the power of images."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Ideas, Film)

"The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things."
- John Boehner
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Chance, Lies, Majority, Value)

"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

"The large venue gives me the thrill that comes from the power in numbers."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Power, Numbers)

"So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race. Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power, either for good or for destruction."
- David Bohm
(Related: Technology, Power, Destruction, Race, Wonder)

"The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?"
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Power, Defense, Slavery)

"We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect."
- Sissela Bok
(Related: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

"It's a combination of melody and lyrics, not one without the other. It's a confluence of these different elements that makes something powerful."
- Michael Bolton
"I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Love, Power, Artist)

"Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Power, Conquest)

"One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Power)

"We must remember that politics is more than a power game. The core of politics in my view is to serve our citizens, to serve our fellow human beings."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Politics, Power)

"I'm writing a film. With our access to these powerful media, we're going to take over, because it's really disgusting what is put out there now to be consumed."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Film, Media, Now, Writing)

"The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)

"Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Power, Diplomacy, End, Globalization, states)

"For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Power, Democracy, Focus, Rights, Human rights, Now, Respect, Struggle, Years)

"One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Motivation, Creativity)

"Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Car, Intelligence, Power, People, Poor)

"Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Soul, Curiosity, Influence, Man)

"A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

"In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power, it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Power, Athletes, Culture, Influence, Right)

"The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Power, Advertising, Force, Literature, Word)

"The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender."
- William Booth
(Related: Power, Greatness, Man, Measure, Surrender)

"When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Power, Legislation)

"All military and most commercial aircraft use our designs that process power from jet engines."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Power, Military)

"If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good."
- James Boswell
(Related: Power, Delight, World)

"As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Power, Success, Ability, Innovation, Nation, Production, World)

"The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Authority, Job, Needs)

"Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get."
- Nelson Boswell
(Related: People)

"Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life."
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: Life, Memory, Play)

"There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency."
- James Bovard
(Related: Power, Americans, Presidency)

"Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends."
- James Bovard
(Related: Power, People, Class, Friends, Politicians)

"The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Legal, Power, People, Support)

"Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

"They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Faith)

"I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music."
- David Bowie
(Related: Music, Power)

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Conscience, Giants, World)

"Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Education, Power, Public, Safety)

"However, it does seem now that the international community, more importantly the powers that have influence, and, even more importantly, Afghanistan's neighbors realize that it is high time that they work together, and not against one another."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Time, Work, Afghanistan, Community, Influence, Neighbors, Now)

"I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Power, God, Time, Fear)

"Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Power, God, Strength, Grace)

"Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Power, Poor)

"All in all, the League of Nations is not inevitably bound, as some maintain from time to time, to degenerate into an impotent appendage of first one, then another of the competing great powers."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Time, First, Nations)

"The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Equality, Giving, Inequality, State, Vote)

"Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: History, War, Injustice, Mind, Opposition, Popular, Vietnam)

"The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Power, Goal, America, World)

"Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins."
- Harry Bridges
(Related: Power, People, Beliefs, Colors, Respect, Students, Teachers)

"If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure."
- John Bright
(Related: Peace, War, Power, Argument, Will)

"The franchise itself gives no real power, unless accompanied by the right on the part of all the possessors of it to elect something like an equal number of representatives."
- John Bright
(Related: Power, Right)

"I think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Education, Successful, Independence, Girls, Self)

"Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry can perform well in democracy."
- David Brin
(Related: Democracy)

"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
(Related: Power)

"Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: God, Satan)

"Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians."
- David Brinkley
(Related: History, Power, Politicians, Press)

"A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both."
- Fawn M. Brodie
(Related: Friendship, Politics, Power, Passion)

"Power is the by-product of understanding."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Power, Understanding)

"No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Corruption)

"I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself ."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Power, Poor, Self, Will, World)

"A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Power, Man, Right, Silence, Words)

"Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Power)

"To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Effort)

"If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power."
- Preston Brooks
(Related: Power)

"Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later."
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Related: Project, Software)

"There's too many people in seats of power who just haven't got a clue what they're doing. They're bean counters, and it just pisses me off because consequently our kids go to see crap movies."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Movies, Power, People, Kids)

"This radical transformation of world power relationships reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and the USSR the growth of the productive forces."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Power, Growth, Radical, Relationships, World)

"I was actually telling people that - by harnessing the atom - we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Power, People)

"The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful force for conservation and, as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left than it was growing while I was there! It must be doing something right."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Conservation, Fact, Force, Right)

"A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Food)

"I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Being, Communication, Earth, Hate, Television)

"The problem is I am both a procrastinator and a power junkie, so I am very frustrating to work with."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Power, Work)

"The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life."
- Andrew Brown
(Related: Life, People, Internet)

"Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Power, Women, Gods, Spiritual, Today, World, Years)

"Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally.That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Change, Power, Technology, Opportunity, Ability, Community, First, Sense, World)

"You can have your titular recognition. I'll take money and power."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Money, Power)

"We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Power, Equality, Family, Challenge, Charity, Community)

"When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I've found it hard to read as much as I'd like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Children, Pets, Reason)

"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence."
- Pam Brown
(Related: Dreams, Existence, Giving)

"Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Power, Society, Sex, Control, Killing, Revenge)

"Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Experience, Power, Control, Community, Ego, Media, Police)

"Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Power, Language, Moon, Tides)

"To love without role, without power plays, is revolution."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Love, Power, Revolution)

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today."
- Robert McAfee Brown
(Related: Ideas, Today, World)

"Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Forgiveness, Love, Forget, Prayer)

"Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power."
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Negative, Evil)

"You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Government, Power, Fact, Giving)

"Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Death, Power, Life)

"What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?"
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Power, Genius, Individuality)

"We don't know the power that's within our own bodies."
- Dave Brubeck
(Related: Power)

"Never underestimate the power of a simple tool."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Power)

"Believing a person deserves a defence is not the same as doing anything in your power to get him off scot-free."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Power)

"We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Power, Flattery)

"Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Art, Imagination, Poetry, Thought)

"I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?"
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Leadership, Power, Fear, Anxiety, Democrats, World)

"American power worldwide is at its historic zenith."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Power, American, Zenith)

"War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Policy, Vision, Democracy, First, Foreign policy, states, Terrorism, Today, Traditions, United, World)

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Power, Eyes, Language)

"The power of the people and the power of reason are one."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Power, People, Reason)

"There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life."
- Charles Buck
(Related: Life, God, Law, Perfection, Saints)

"The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Power, Wife, HusbStrength, Bravery, Fool, Heaven)

"None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Power, Hope, Freedom)

"Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Power, God, Expectation, Fact, Honor, Promises, Today, Will, World)

"I believe in the power of weakness."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Power, Weakness)

"The more complicated and powerful the job, the more rudimentary the preparation for it."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Job, Preparation)

"The power of the computer is starting to spread."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Power, Computer)

"I have a really powerful urge to see things work."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Work)

"The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Power, Society, First, Land, Neighbors, Protection)

"ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Government, Power, Christ, Countries, Europe)

"Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Body, Conversation, Language, Speech, Words)

"It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Power, Being, Land, Neighbors, Right, Yield)

"Then there's going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I'm going back to film it next week. It's a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Character, Blind, Fact, Film, Internet, Project, Will)

"It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Choice, Influence, Risk, Sea)

"English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

"Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Power, Strength)

"A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Power, Correction, Revolution, Reform)

"Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Power, Idea, Knowledge, Giving, Republican, Security)

"The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Trust, Intuition)

"With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Desire, Difficulty, Future, Present, Understanding)

"The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Law, Limits, Public, Will)

"There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Power, God, Country, Man, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Unworthy, Will)

"Our country presents on every side the evidences of that continued favor under whose auspices it, has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Country)

"Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Government, Ability, Crisis)

"Today, nuclear power provides 20 percent of power in the United States."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, states, Today, United)

"Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, Economy, Electricity, Energy, Help, Needs, Will)

"Nuclear power is here to stay, and we need to support a strong domestic uranium industry."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, Support)

"Nuclear power is an important part of our domestic fuel mix."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power)

"All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Power, Justice, Laws)

"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Fear, Acting, Mind, Passion)

"If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Rest, United)

"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nature, Change, Law)

"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Power, Abuse)

"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Power, People, Hope, Enemies, Law, Laws, Nothing, Will)

"I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves."
- John Burns
(Related: Power, Sympathy, Desire, Help, Man, Want)

"Why four great powers should fight over Serbia no fellow can understand."
- John Burns
(Related: Fight)

"I loved her. I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep, so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Life, Love, Control, Emotions, Hate, Man, Nations, Sleep)

"To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Love, Power, Effect, Sun)

"The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Men, Power, Ambition, Succeed, Will)

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Life, Power, Act, Caring, Compliment, Listening, Potential, Smile, Word)

"We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Being, Force)

"You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Guidance, May, Needs, President)

"Gulf Lesson One is the value of airpower."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Value)

"The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Iraq, Now, Prison)

"The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Trust, Freedom, World, Years)

"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Plants, Result)

"Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, People, Help, Name, World)

"I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Afghanistan, Interest, Iraq, Liberty, Nation)

"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well."
- George W. Bush
"The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Power, Vision, Act, Books, Lies)

"Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Money, Power, Society, Women, Ideas)

"The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music, it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully. From the first second that I walked on to perform."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Music, Being, First)

"A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has to his power of influencing conduct."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Power, Divinity, Healing)

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'"
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Power, Literary, Man, Name)

"Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers. I would be a little skeptical myself."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: People)

"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Power, Influence, Mind)

"It was the separation of powers upon which the framers placed their hopes for the preservation of the people's liberties. Despite this heritage, the congress has been in too many cases more than willing to walk away from its constitutional powers."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, Congress, Separation)

"Where I am now, you're very much at everybody else's mercy. You have no control over your career in a lot of ways. It's just important to know what your own goals are, because that's empowering."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Control, Goals, Career, Mercy, Now)

"The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible for industrial production to reach the levels which the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum German peacetime economy."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Economy, Germany, Now, Production)

"It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Power, People, Germany, Interest, Military, Struggle, World)

"We favor the economic unification of Germany. If complete unification cannot be secured, we shall do everything in our power to secure the maximum possible unification."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Power, Germany)

"We have helped to organize the United Nations. We believe it will stop aggressor nations from starting wars. Because we believe it, we intend to support the United Nations organization with all the power and resources we possess."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Power, Nations, Support, United, Will)

"Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Power, Men)

"The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch."
- George Byron
(Related: Power, Wife, Heart, Common sense, Fact)

"Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Power, War, Fortune)

"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Law)

"A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Government, Power, People, Banks)

"These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: People, Being, Cunning, Intellect, Quick, Understanding)

"When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Power, Creativity, Being, Worth)

"From this process has emerged a parallel process of translating traditional working and living values into a new political and economic power - a power increasingly based upon the strength of money and those material things money can purchase."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Money, Power, Strength, Values, Living)

"As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Power, Quality, Progress, Excellence, Productivity, Profit, Prosperity)

"I think in the corridors of power these dangerous kinds of orders are issued in a much more vague way, passed down two or three levels of command before they're given to the assassin."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Power)

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life)

"All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Power, State)

"Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

"Look, we know we screwed up when we were in the majority. We fell in love with power. We spent way too much money - especially on earmarks. There was too much corruption when we ran this place. We were guilty. And that's why we lost."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Love, Money, Power, Corruption, Majority)

"The word of the mouth is a very powerful thing and you can say something about someone that is not necessarily true, but people will believe it and it will become a constant reminder and every time that your name is bought up, that will come up."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Time, People, Name, Will, Word)

"And when power ballads come back, we'll get big hair again."
- Jerry Cantrell
(Related: Power, Ballads, Hair)

"We'll make our voices heard loud and clear on the importance of cost-based power."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Power, Importance)

"Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Change, Government, Leadership, Power, People, Promise)

"It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born; that they are properly nourished, and are reared in that environment most likely to develop in them their full capacity and powers."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Duty, Environment, Future)

"In our system of democracy, our government works on a system of checks and balances. Instead of stripping power from the courts, I believe we should follow the process prescribed in our Constitution - consideration of a Constitutional amendment."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Government, Power, Consideration, Constitution, Democracy)

"And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Experience, Thought, Flying, Force, Machine)

"And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now, it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world, and to support the United Nations."
- George Carey
(Related: Power, Hope, America, Nations, Now, Support, United, Will, World)

"To enable men to exercise that power is the object of protection."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Men, Power, Exercise, Protection)

"The system has for its object an increase of persons that are to intervene between the producer and the consumer, living on the product of the land and labour of others, diminishing the power of the first, and increasing the number of the last."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Power, First, Land, Living)

"There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Policy, Arguments, End, Foreign policy)

"I have gone from being a 21-year-old with wide eyes to a 24-year-old woman. With success comes a lot of responsibility and power."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Power, Success, Being, Eyes, Responsibility, Woman)

"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Power, Time, Strength, Cheerfulness, Endurance, Man, Will)

"The eye sees what it brings the power to see."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Power, Eye)

"Everybody's saturated with the marketing hype of next-generation consoles. They are wonderful, but the truth is that they are as powerful as a high end PC is right now."
- John Carmack
(Related: Truth, End, Marketing, Now, Right)

"So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power, isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, Cities, Civil rights, Committee)

"Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, America, Questions)

"An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, Work, Strength, Community, Needs, Voice)

"For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Successful, Community, Needs, Reform, Welfare)

"Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Power, Control)

"I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Life, Power, Biography, Democracy, Famous, Man)

"Robert Moses wasn't elected to anything. We're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected. He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Power, Being, Democracy, Years)

"What scares me is what scares you. We're all afraid of the same things. That's why horror is such a powerful genre. All you have to do is ask yourself what frightens you and you'll know what frightens me."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Horror)

"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
(Related: Power, Belief, Desire, Logic, Pride, Thinking)

"One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Work, Power, Hope, Will)

"Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Power, Religion, People, Gain)

"I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Power, Gratitude, Fortune, Friends)

"The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Nature, Power, Balance, Man)

"Any man who has ever tried to use political power for the common good has felt an awful sense of powerlessness."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Power, Man, Sense)

"The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Commitment, Party, Wrong)

"Our party has always been the voice of the powerless and the voiceless."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Party, Voice)

"To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that."
- Carlos Castaneda
(Related: Men, Power, Act, Revolution, Spirit, Water)

"It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time. Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few people to rule the lives of everybody else."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Power, Time, People, Control)

"And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Choice, School, University)

"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Power, Church, Being, Eyes, Faces, Healing, Miracles, Perceptions, Rest)

"Power without a nation's confidence is nothing."
- Catherine II
(Related: Power, Confidence, Nation, Nothing)

"The power to investigate is a great public trust."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Power, Trust, Public, Public trust)

"I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission. I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power. I had introduced a few civil rights bills."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Power, Growth, Civil rights)

"The purpose behind terrorism is to instill fear in people - the fear that electrical power, for instance, will be taken away or the transportation system will be taken down."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Power, People, Fear, Purpose, Terrorism, Will)

"Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Power)

"I strongly believe that a federal structure based on administrative and geographic lines with strong powers for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Iraq, Solution, states, Will)

"The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Power, Deeds, Future)

"But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider... That thought was our power."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Power, Thought, Cause)

"We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Power, War, Causes, Collaboration, Spirit, Trying, Will)

"However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: War, Circumstances, May, Nation)

"If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Confidence, Preaching, Reality, Salvation)

"The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Power, War, Communism, First, Revolution, World, World war)

"The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth."
- Chanakya
(Related: Power, Truth, Earth, Rest, Sun)

"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
- Chanakya
(Related: Beauty, Power, Woman, World, Youth)

"As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators... and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget."
- Ben Chandler
(Related: Legislators)

"Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Power, Ideas, Emotions, Sensations, Thinking, Writing)

"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
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Virtue, Hardship, Influence)

"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
(Related: Men, Power, People, Dictators, Hate, Liberty, Will)

"The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Past, Present)

"Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Love, Power, Truth, Freedom, Justice, Mercy, Voice)

"Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity."
- Geoffrey Chaucer
(Related: Age, Chastity, Old, Will)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Power, Battle, Grief, Prose, Rain)

"What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power."
- John Cheever
(Related: Power, Ability, Consciousness, Danger, Literature, Will)

"The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Fear, Compassion, Grief, Sensations)

"Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Power, Control, Decision, Fact, Iraq, Today)

"Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner."
- Cher
(Related: Power, Women, First, Learning)

"Brutal men with unlimited power are the same all over the world."
- Mary Chesnut
(Related: Men, Power, World)

"Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Power, Soul, Knowledge, Inspiration, End, Man, World, Youth)

"True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Power, Agriculture, Contentment)

"I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Talent, Moments)

"All wars come to an end, at least temporarily. But the authority acquired by the state hangs on; political power never abdicates."
- Frank Chodorov
(Related: Power, Authority, End, State)

"The State acquires power... and because of its insatiable lust for power it is incapable of giving up any of it. The State never abdicates."
- Frank Chodorov
(Related: Power, Giving, Lust, State)

"Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work."
- Nancy Chodorow
(Related: Work, Parenting, Power, Control, Occupation, Public, World)

"The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Power, Tradition)

"The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Manipulation, Nothing)

"States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, states)

"Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Power, People, Energy, Motive, Personality)

"The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy of female power as a beneficent and independent power."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Power, Meaning, Symbol)

"The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"Subversive language, however, must be constantly reinvented, because it is continually being co-opted by the powerful."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Being, Language)

"I have healed the sick by the power of the God. I have spoken with the gift of tongues."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Power, God)

"As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have come to know through the power of the Spirit of God, that these books contain the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Power, God, Bible, Books, Christ, Mormon, Spirit)

"I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don't know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Women, Heaven)

"This is a very important relationship we have with Russia, the relationship over the nuclear arsenal that they have obviously is important. They're a very powerful country."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Country, Russia)

"Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Men, Power, May, Sin, Thinking)

"It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power)

"For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Expression, Military, Rank, Today)

"The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Force, Nothing)

"The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Man)

"What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Freedom, Wishes)

"Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Force, Freedom, Law, Man)

"Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Habit, Fatigue, Pain, Wounds)

"In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Majority)

"Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Law, Liberty)

"Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Power, Hell, Poison, Wonders)

"I don't see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don't believe in an eye for an eye. I don't believe this is truly freedom."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Power, Eye, Freedom)

"The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Government, Power, People, Knowledge, Control, Information)

"It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues, you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced to us and I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook on music."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Music, Bible)

"The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Nature, Power, Action, Competition, Efficiency, Now)

"The first issue to be settled is whether socialism has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning the present system true? Is industry proceeding on a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent economic theory to give an exact answer to this question."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Power, First, Fraud, Present, Question, Right, Socialism, Theory)

"The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Power, Labor, Productivity, Wages)

"To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Being, Existence, Infinite)

"I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Power, Fantasy, President, Want)

"Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Power, People, Will)

"I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been out of office for eight years. I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to make quicker progress back into power."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Power, Progress, Conservative, Fact, Office, Party, Want, Years)

"I'm getting a lot of roles as women who are very powerful. I think that's a reflection of me as a person."
- Melinda Clarke
(Related: Women, Reflection)

"We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour."
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: God, Purpose, Being, Order)

"No doubt, man will continue to weigh and to measure, watch himself grow, and his Universe around him and with him, according to the ever growing powers of his tools."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Doubt, Man, Measure, Tools, Universe, Will)

"For the resolving powers of our scientific instruments decide, at a given moment, of the size and the vision of our Universe, and of the image we then make of ourselves."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Vision, Universe)

"Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition."
- Henry Clay
(Related: Competition, Mankind)

"What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: America, Body, Mind)

"God was treated like this powerful, erratic, rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised. You know, flattered."
- John Cleese
(Related: God, Father)

"I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Men, People, American, Being, Goodness, Mercy, Now, Rules, Will)

"This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Power, Belief, Investigation, Sense)

"Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration."
- DeWitt Clinton
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Wealth, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Shadow, Space, Vanity)

"You are the most powerful cultural force in the world."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Force, World)

"Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Wealth, First, Impulses, Party, Tea, Voting, Years)

"Because primarily of the power of the Internet, people of modest means can band together and amass vast sums of money that can change the world for some public good if they all agree."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Change, Money, Power, People, Internet, Public, World)

"I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones."
- Henri Coanda
(Related: Power, Idea, Flying, Future, Land, Machine, Will)

"Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order. The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all."
- Frances Power Cobbe
(Related: Work, Class, Old, Order, Race)

"Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Power, Women, Sex, Cause, Law)

"The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Money, Power, Force)

"From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power to leave his country as good as he had found it."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Age, Power, Country, Duty, Man, Opinion)

"This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that, if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors but that of the patronage, there is really no government vested in them at all."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, Power, Company, Court, Oracle)

"I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Power, Job, Majority, Pain)

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Change, Power, Life, Courage, Security)

"If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Power, Religion, Evil)

"I wanted a woman who had the body and the power of a real pilot. I interviewed hundreds of woman, but Jessica just seemed perfect for the part. I couldn't get her out of my head. I continued to bother her and she finally gave in."
- Rob Cohen
(Related: Power, Body, Woman)

"An occupying power has no right to make significant alterations in the character of the occupied society, to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Power, Society, Character, Laws, Reason, Right, Security)

"Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Power, Desire, Fulfillment, Mind)

"The source and center of all man's creative power... is his power of making images, or the power of imagination."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Imagination, Power, Man)

"Your real self - the "I am I" - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Power, Land, Self)

"People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Power, People, Wealth, Fame, Hollywood)

"There's no reason for Gillette to be world class on the web, but there's every reason for Gillette to be world class in producing billions of high powered razor blades at low cost."
- James Collins
(Related: Class, Reason, World)

"The powerful men in my life have always believed in me: my husband, my son."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Life, Men, HusbSon)

"The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process."
- Barbara Colorose
(Related: Beauty, Power)

"Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Power, Man, Will, Wine)

"Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Power, Children)

"He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage."
- George Combe
(Related: Power, Facts, Goodness)

"The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Change, Power, Quality, Development, Growth, Corporate, Effort, May)

"What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates the need to confront the corporate domain at its most powerful and guarded point - the exclusive right to govern the systems of production."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Corporate, Production, Right)

"People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own."
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Related: Power, People)

"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals."
- Robert Conklin
(Related: Power, Decision, Goals, Strength, Commitment, Will)

"We want our government to protect us, to make sure something like 9/11 never happens again. We quickly moved to give law enforcement more power to do this. But that now begs the question, did we move to fast? Did we give too much power away? I don't have the answer."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Government, Power, Law, Now, Question, Want)

"Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent."
- James Connolly
(Related: Power, Democracy, State)

"The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Power, Truth, Courage, Consciousness, Endurance, Faithfulness, Generosity, Sea)

"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
(Related: Power, Trust, Argument, Right, Sense, Sound, Word)

"Anybody who has stood on the prairie in North Dakota has felt the force of the wind and knows that our state has an inexhaustible supply of wind power. The potential here to create jobs and draw millions of dollars in new investment to North Dakota is enormous."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Power, Force, Investment, Jobs, Potential, State, Wind)

"In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Care, Force, Illness, Nation, State, Workers, World)

"We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Life, Power, People, Personality)

"The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Life, Power, Open, Trifles)

"The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Power, Lying)

"Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?"
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Beauty, Power, Wit)

"Money: power at its most liquid."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Power)

"Kafka: cries of helplessness in twenty powerful volumes."
- Mason Cooley
"We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Power, Spiritual)

"There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out front and was the key instrument."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Key, Space, Voice)

"They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Power, Sex, America, Nothing, Project, Violence)

"The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Majority)

"The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Society, Power, Wealth, Existence, Inequality, Law, Office)

"No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Society, Law)

"A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Government, State)

"Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Power, Universe)

"It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, State)

"As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Power, Bigotry, Country, Followers, Harm, Old, Party, Religious, Shadow, Will)

"So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be!"
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Sleep)

"It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Power, Failure, Congress, Inflation, Now, Wage, Years)

"We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Behavior, Drinking, Parents, Youth)

"The greatest power is often simple patience."
- E. Joseph Cossman
(Related: Power, Patience)

"Pope John Paul II brought hope to all corners of the world, to people of all faiths and backgrounds, with his powerful belief in the human spirit."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: People, Belief, Hope, Spirit, World)

"The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

"When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception."
- Emile Coue
(Related: Imagination, Power, Conflict, Will)

"Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Power, Failure)

"The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Artist, Expression)

"Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Time, Truth, Artist, Expression)

"The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Hope, Body, Direction)

"We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Power, Animals, Choice, Past)

"Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Change, Power, Imagination, Awareness, Conscience, Freedom, Self, Self awareness, Will)

"The charms of women were never more powerful never inspired such achievements, as in those immortal periods, when they could neither read nor write."
- Hannah Cowley
(Related: Women)

"The club shows are really intense and powerful, but for a shorter time, and the audiences are in close proximity than when I'm performing at The Palace Theatre."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Time, Audiences, Theatre)

"I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Favorite, Feeling, First, Leading, Pressure, Responsibility, Songs)

"The power of the sword, say the minority... is in the hands of Congress."
- Tench Coxe
(Related: Power, Congress, Minority)

"He knows that you have ability and what he does is he manipulates it and sort of empowers you."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Ability)

"We do not take away the powers of surveillance. We do not take away the right and the power of the government to go after those who would do us wrong."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Government, Power, Right, Wrong)

"As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation, Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Power, Christianity)

"It's the company itself, but most of these mutual fund companies, the guy who runs the company is just a fact totem and the guy who runs the money is the power. But we really don't know who they are."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, Power, Company, Fact)

"The empowerment of black women constitutes the empowerment of our entire community."
- Kimberly Crenshaw
(Related: Women, Community, Empowerment)

"I loved being a judge, and sometimes I miss the power of the gavel, but this is a lot more fun."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Power, Being, Fun)

"Productive power is the foundation of a country's economic strength."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Power, Strength, Country)

"Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Nations, Suffering, Tragedy)

"Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Intelligence, Character, Euphemisms)

"The party in power, like Jonah's gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Power, Party, Will)

"The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished, so far as our domestic development was concerned, by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Power, Development, Growth, Democracy, Self, Years)

"Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Nation)

"Great music is its own movie, already. And the challenge, as a music fan, is to keep the song as powerful as it wants to be, to not tamper with it and to somehow give it a home."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: Home, Music, Challenge, Song)

"In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Willpower, Absence)

"I didn't become an actor to have power, but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Power, Actor)

"Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Composers, Spiritual)

"Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Strength, Mind, Passion)

"Federal authorities do not have the manpower or the resources to protect America's international borders."
- John Culberson
(Related: America)

"The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Politics, Power, Bizarre, Cards, World)

"Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war."
- Pierre Curie
(Related: Men, War, Destruction, Help)

"The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People out of the grants of power made to Congress."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Power, People, Congress, Constitution, Right)

"In the end, the Foreign Ministry had no power at all to do anything."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Power, End)

"The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Power, Father, First, Guitar)

"Power is dangerous unless you have humility."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Power, Humility)

"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Power, First, Taste)

"Women have had the power of naming stolen from us."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Power, Women)

"Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Power, Courage, Revolution, Key)

"I became very successful at a young age... I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Power, Age, Idea, Successful, Focus)

"The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Power, Rules)

"At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned."
- Georges Jacques Danton
(Related: Power)

"It's okay for Christians throughout centuries to exterminate races and for their priests to rape little kids throughout decades, but trying to give the people the power to think and be individual, that's evil?"
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Power, People, Evil, Kids, Trying)

"But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we perceive, in this doctrine, the fundamental truth of the gospel - that truth which gives to redemption its character, and to all other truths their real power."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Power, Truth, Character, Doctrine)

"It's too late for that - trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Power, Kids, Law, Practice, School, Trying)

"It did not prepare me for writing or "Power of Attorney." However, what it did is that it forced me out of the DA's office. I stopped getting that county check."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Office, Writing)

"If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Power)

"There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed."
- Francis Darwin
(Related: Power, Quality, Extreme, Leading, Mind)

"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision."
- Robyn Davidson
(Related: Decision, First)

"I have - I have more than an interesting task in piloting Wales into our new democracy, without wanting to exercise draconian powers on behalf of anybody else - I can assure of that."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Democracy, Exercise)

"The campaign against the death penalty has been - while a powerful campaign, its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils, a relatively small number of people."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Death, People)

"Why? Because we're very well down this process as it is - flawed as it is - and we're counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, End, Plants)

"Well, we're trying to patch and fix and put a cast on a broken system here. You can call it what you want, but we'll continue to purchase power in a private market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Trying, Want)

"Well, there's no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Energy, Law, Meaning, Question)

"We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Finance, Power, Ability, Authority, Economy, Public, Today, Will)

"We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Plants, Summer, Years)

"Here is my general approach to the energy companies. You have already charged the utilities a 50 percent credit penalty for the power they were buying from you. You're charging us a penalty. You're not going to get two bites of the apple here."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Buying, Credit, Energy)

"Now, in the space of a year, we've spent 450 percent more for power than we did the year before, and bought essentially the same amount of power. This year, that number's likely to go up. That can't go on forever and have us continue to be the economic engine for America."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, America, Now, Space)

"So it was flawed in that it didn't require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, First, Plants)

"Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more."
- Ossie Davis
(Related: Power, Battle, Evil, Struggle)

"Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change - it can not only move us, it makes us move."
- Ossie Davis
(Related: Art, Change, Power)

"Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Power, Religion, Time, Truth, Belief)

"God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: God, Power, Survival, Culture, Environment, Value)

"Man can know his world without falling back on revelation; he can live his life without feeling his utter dependence on supernatural powers."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Life, Dependence, Feeling, Man, Supernatural, World)

"He uses his good powers for evil, and that's when it gets to the dangerous side of it."
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Evil)

"We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Money, Eating, Famine, Fighting, Nation, Rest, World)

"Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Bombs, Words)

"It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Army, Blood, Community, Worth)

"It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Policy, Strength, Cause, Israel, Weakness)

"At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Change, Power, Truth, People, Values, Beliefs, Nation)

"People who are powerless make an open theater of violence."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: People, Open, Theater, Violence)

"People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Power, People)

"Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Power, Act, State)

"Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent."
- Vine Deloria, Jr.
(Related: Power, Morality, Civilization, Knowledge)

"To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Power, Action, Conscience)

"We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has little force unless matched by the other - in balance with it... The acting out of that dual respect I would name as precisely the source of our power."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Power, Act, Acting, Balance, Fact, Force, Name, Respect)

"Ideas are more powerful than people."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: People, Ideas)

"Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world, with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Tools, Will, World)

"I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Government, Men, Power, Women, Idiots)

"When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Power)

"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Power, Thoughts, Nothing)

"Europe is merely powerful; India is beautiful."
- Savitri Devi
(Related: Europe)

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough."
- Richard M. DeVos
(Related: Hope, Optimism, Positive, Smile, World)

"Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning."
- John Dewey
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Meaning, Participation)

"Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won't create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Technology, Power, Causes, Problems, Today, Tomorrow)

"To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education."
- John S. Dickey
(Related: Education, Power, Competence, Direction)

"Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Power, Force, Violence)

"To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Power, Expectations, Lies, Self)

"Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Power, Grammar, Play)

"Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Power, Americans, Possessions)

"My mother gave me this book called Feature Films at Used Car Prices by a guy named Rick Schmidt. I gotta credit the guy, cuz he gave me the most practical advice. It empowers you."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Car, Mother, Advice, Credit)

"I knew it was going to be the most extraordinary thing in my life, but how powerful it is, you can never know until you have a baby."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Life, Baby)

"There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Time, Idea, Force)

"But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Business, Power, Difficulty)

"Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Men, Circumstances, Man)

"Real politics are the possession and distribution of power."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Power, Possession)

"Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Power, People, Duty, Welfare)

"I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Power, People, Trust, Exercise)

"Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Power, Health, Men, Conscience, Fame, Pleasure)

"We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Opportunity)

"The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Man, Will)

"The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Happiness, Health, People, State)

"The more you are talked about the less powerful you are."
- Benjamin Disraeli
"Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Genius, Desperation)

"Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Power, Control, Circumstances)

"Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Money, Peace, Power, Success, Discipline, Rank)

"People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance."
- Otto Dix
(Related: War, People, Fear, Beginning, Cause, Forget, Suffering, Want)

"If somebody wants to have plastic surgery, more power to them. I think there's a point where you go overboard."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Power)

"The United States invented the Internet and it has been our gift to the world, paid for by our taxpayers. The U.N.'s desire to take that gift as a means of increasing its power must be stopped."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Power, Desire, Internet, states, United, World)

"Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Power, Knowledge, Facts, Learning, Literature, Sound)

"IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Life, Power, Sympathy, American, Fiction, First, Limits)

"Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages."
- Ariel Dorfman
(Related: Power, Fate, Responsibility)

"Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!"
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Power)

"Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Food, Work, Deep, Generations, Harvest, Land, Respect, Work ethic)

"Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Power, Islam, Problems)

"Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Greatness, Ability, Man)

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Power, Nothing, Will)

"The one effective method of defending one's own territory from an offensive by air is to destroy the enemy's air power with the greatest possible speed."
- Giulio Douhet
(Related: Power, Enemy)

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Poetry, Language)

"We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Power, Work, People, Positive, Mail, Privilege)

"I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Power, Confidence)

"I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Power, Love, Existence)

"If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Knowledge, Garden)

"Any powerful technology can be abused."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Technology)

"If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Home, Life, Family, Community, Difference, Nothing, World)

"Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Opportunity, Today)

"Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Trust, Customer, Information, Service)

"Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Privilege, Rank, Responsibility)

"The media is comparable to government-probably passes government in raw power."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Government, Power, Media)

"We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be."
- Matt Drudge
"I didn't go to the right schools, didn't come from a well-known family, nor was I even remotely connected to a powerful publishing dynasty."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Family, Publishing, Right, Schools)

"Repentance is but want of power to sin."
- John Dryden
(Related: Power, Repentance, Sin, Want)

"Every white man in this country has been raised with a false sense of power."
- Roxanne Dunbar
(Related: Power, Country, Man, Sense)

"I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Progress, Poems, Poets, Reading, Sense, Writers)

"The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Power, Giving, Responsibility)

"We're also far enough from the publishing power that we have no access to the politics of publishing, although there are interpersonal politics, of course."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Politics, Power, Publishing)

"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Power, Music, Alcohol, Being, Creation, Illusion, Man, Painting, Woman)

"There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Power, Baseball)

"Power is paradoxical."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Power)

"A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Power, Victory, Military)

"No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Government, Power, Fascism)

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
- Eleonora Duse
(Related: Nature, Power, Soul, Joy, Sight)

"My mom is this liberal, feminist, Mormon powerhouse. I just love her to death."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Death, Love, Mom, Liberal, Mormon)

"I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Mom, Boston, Brothers)

"Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Power, Arguments, Name, Radical)

"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you."
- Wayne Dyer
"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
(Related: Anger, Power, Time, Laughter)

"If we had made it clear from the very beginning that we were not going to tolerate another nuclear power on the face of the earth, and had done it in Korea, where we could have accomplished it militarily, if necessary, I would put a stop to it and would have put a stop to it there."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Power, Beginning, Earth)

"The consequence of a world full of nuclear powers to me is so incomprehensible in terms of the dangers that that implies."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: World)

"My own view of this, by the way, is, if the war on terrorism is successful over time, in its own way it's going to box Saddam in in a way that's going to make it much more difficult for him to maintain his power, and that he's going to become increasingly isolated. I think that's going to take time."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Time, War, Power, Successful, Terrorism)

"Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present generation and people fear it in the present day, and that's why those references are so much more powerful. I just understand that better now."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: People, Fear, Day, Memory, Now, Persecution, Present)

"Nearness to nature... keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers."
- Charles Alexander Eastman
(Related: Nature, Spirit)

"The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Nature, Character, Fire, Spiritual, Water, Wind)

"That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Power, Duty, Office)

"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
(Related: Power, Respect, Self)

"It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Power, People, Control, Discipline, Influence)

"Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world."
- Richard Eberhart
(Related: Poetry, Power, Country, Crisis, Energy, Potential, Will, World)

"Words derive their power from the original word."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Power, Word, Words)

"Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Money, Work, Power, Soul, Help, Night, Sleep)

"My goal was to make New Jersey's state government a model for all other states to emulate, hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down, the flow of power to the federal government."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Government, Power, Goal, State, states)

"Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film you must care about the subject, therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Nature, Care, Film)

"The power and appeal of Documentary is the way it alters and plays with the way the viewer relates to and understands the subject."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Power)

"Public radio has always been so powerless."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Public)

"To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole."
- Charles Edwards
(Related: Power, Society, Care, Man, Poor)

"You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Faith, Life, Power, Family, Hope, Friends, Joy)

"I think an Edwards-Kerry ticket would be powerful."
- John Edwards
"True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Power, Being, Liberty, Will)

"We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Power, Books, Company, Living)

"To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Power, Being, Exercise)

"The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Education, Discipline, End, Mind)

"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Power, Idea, Conviction, Deep, Universe)

"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Successful)

"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Care, Intellect, Personality)

"The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Power, Thinking)

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Power, Government, Influence, Military, Potential, Will)

"Television has tremendous power over our lives."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: Power, Television)

"There's a power in women being women. There's a role for men, but we don't have to be men, because we're women. I think that representing that on television is a cool thing."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Power, Women, Being, Television)

"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another."
- George Eliot
(Related: Power, Duty, Reward)

"I think I have told you, but if I have not, you must have understood, that a man who has a vision is not able to use the power of it until after he has performed the vision on earth for the people to see."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power, People, Vision, Earth, Man)

"To use the power of the bison, I had to perform that part of my vision for the people to see."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power, People, Vision)

"Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power, Vision, Body, Meaning, Thinking, Words)

"I cured with the power that came through me."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power)

"You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power, Clouds, Earth, Rain)

"About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength."
- Jane Elliot
(Related: Power, Strength, Acting, Years)

"'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Power, Work, Women, Strength, Charm, Effect, Force, Man, Woman)

"If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Power, Blind, Word)

"Only we, the public, can force our representatives to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: War, Congress, Constitution, Force, Public)

"The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Connection, Machine, Will, World)

"China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively building its own economic infrastructure. Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S. and the European Union in global market power. It already has surpassed us in population."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Power, Building, Now, Population, Will, Years)

"It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in 'The Practice' than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both."
- Michael Emerson
(Related: Power, People, Practice, Will)

"The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Genius, Confidence, Man)

"Nothing external to you has any power over you."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Power, Nothing)

"Power and speed be hands and feet."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Power, Feet)

"Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Power, Wisdom)

"A good indignation brings out all one's powers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature)

"Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned."
- Eminem
"A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives."
- Robert Emmet
(Related: Power, Difficulties, Force, Fortune, Man, Memory)

"When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts."
- Michael Ende
(Related: Power, Beliefs, Lies)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Power, Ideas, Emotions, Language, Skin, Words)

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."
- Epictetus
(Related: Happiness, Power, Will)

"The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing."
- Epictetus
(Related: Man, Opinion)

"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."
- Epictetus
(Related: Power, Rest)

"It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself."
- Epicurus
(Related: Power, Gods, Folly, Man)

"The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Reputation)

"What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Democracy, Law, Separation)

"Mode of providing steam power to locomotives."
- John Ericsson
(Related: Power)

"I have always been fascinated by the corruption of power."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Power, Corruption)

"From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Power, Soul, Heart, Now, Writing)

"I've been a rock star since you were very young. But I've never encountered anything as powerful as cancer."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Cancer)

"To be completely stripped bare of any image power or my hair. To step onstage and get the response that I got blew any problems I had about self-image out the door."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Power, Hair, Problems, Self)

"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man."
- Euripides
(Related: Life, Balance, Man)

"When you poll all of the economists, uh, across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all, or maybe not all, but 95% of them 96% of them would say you know we really have got a powerful economy."
- Donald Evans
(Related: America, Economy)

"God doesn't go to jail for the pound of weed you got caught going over the Laredo with - even though he apparently has the knowledge, power, and care to prevent it - you go to jail. God passes go and the courts collect two hundred dollars."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: God, Power, Knowledge, Care)

"If you print money like in Zimbabwe... the purchasing power of money goes down, and the standards of living go down, and eventually, you have a civil war."
- Marc Faber
(Related: Money, Power, War, Living)

"I think I'm really powerful. They'll smash me, probably."
- Marianne Faithfull
"He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity."
- Nick Faldo
(Related: Power, Quick)

"Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Power, Leader, President)

"The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction."
- Michael Faraday
(Related: Pleasure, Reason)

"Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Power, Time, Soul, Church, Body, Shame)

"The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Legal, Power, Women, Feminism, Myth)

"Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Sex)

"I think the last one would have to be The Godfather because it was such a powerful story. There was lots of violence in it but I could take it because I thought there was a reality to it. It wasn't gratuitous, it was just these guys' story."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Thought, Reality, Violence)

"The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That's my dream, to make such a German film."
- Rainer W. Fassbinder
(Related: Dream, Criticism, Film, Hollywood)

"What he has done for women is final: he gave to their service the best powers of his mind and the best years of his life. His death consecrates the gift: it can never lessen its value."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Death, Women, Life, Mind, Service, Value, Years)

"I don't want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Government, Power, Care, Restraint, Want)

"Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Power, Community, Freedom, Rights, Nations, Security)

"The price of imported oil in the US doubled between summer 2003 and summer 2005, reducing consumers' purchasing power by more than 1 per cent of gross domestic product."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Power, Oil, Summer)

"When I went out on tour as Bing Hitler I would hook up with Lenny and we'd get drunk together. He was always very supportive. He was a big star and a lot of what he said to me had power and impact. Apart from that, I just like him."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Power)

"Pope John Paul II not only was a powerful spiritual leader for Catholics but also a world leader of extraordinary consequence during the last quarter-century."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Leader, Spiritual, World)

"It's the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Power, American, Europe)

"But it is impossible to divide a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into fourth powers, or generally any power beyond the square into like powers; of this I have found a remarkable demonstration. This margin is too narrow to contain it."
- Pierre de Fermat
(Related: Power, Remarkable)

"It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain."
- Pierre de Fermat
(Related: Power)

"The Western musical canon came about not merely by accumulation, but by opposition and subversion, both to the ruling powers on whom composers depended for their livelihoods and to other musics."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Composers, Opposition)

"I do believe in the power of prayer."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Power, Prayer)

"But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Music, Words)

"Words can be very powerful. I find them very difficult."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Words)

"Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Humor, Time, Insult)

"I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Power, Actors, Beliefs, May)

"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Power, Positive, Care, Energy, Prayer, World)

"The power of sound to put an audience in a certain psychological state is vastly undervalued. And the more you know about music and harmony, the more you can do with that."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Music, Power, Harmony, Sound, State)

"Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Faith, Men, Money, Power, Ideas, World)

"My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Power, Mother, Inspiration, Courage, Strength, Passion)

"We have every interest in seeing that the military use of nuclear power will be contained."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Power, Interest, Military, Will)

"I don't believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Power, Idea, Balance)

"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
(Related: Power, Discipline)

"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Work, God, Artist, Creation, Sense)

"I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Power, Trust, Truth, Heart, Communication, Imprisonment)

"We seem to be a long way off from the kind of Fascism which we behold in Italy today, but we are not so far from the kind of Fascism which Mussolini preached in Italy before he assumed power, and we are slowly approaching the conditions which made Fascism there possible."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Power, Fascism, Italy, Today)

"But among them now were a large number of Communists in positions of great power within the new union movement, some of them actually moving close to the center of power. This was the crack in the wall through which they entered. Their power was to grow and prosper."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Power, Now)

"All forms of power - even based on the consensus of the democratic system - react when they are being attacked, or when those who exercise power become a target."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Power, Being, Exercise)

"It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Power, Control, Satire)

"The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Power)

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Soul, Earth, Fire)

"I thought what I was good at doing was playing real simple guitar licks, since I'd cut my teeth on what Duane Eddy was doing; licks that were simple but had staying power."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Power, Thought, Guitar)

"I think the Internet's been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything."
- Dave Foley
(Related: Power, Time, People, Entertainment, Information, Internet)

"To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Power, People, Being, Care)

"Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Love, Power, Truth, People, Virtue, Abuse, Will)

"Men of power have no time to read; yet the men who do not read are unfit for power."
- Michael Foot
(Related: Men, Power, Time)

"There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Life, Money, Power, People, Control, Result, Will)

"The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Power, Mistake, Failure, Challenge, Germany, World)

"As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, People, Dream, American, Freedom, Loss)

"Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Time, Defense, Economy, Today, Trouble, World)

"Not my power, but the power of the position, a power which could be used to help."
- Betty Ford
(Related: Power, Help)

"You would be amazed how many important outs you can get by working the count down to where the hitter is sure you're going to throw to his weakness, and then throw to his power instead."
- Whitey Ford
(Related: Power, Weakness)

"God will not damn a lunatic's soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those of us with weak minds."
- Garrett Fort
(Related: God, Soul, Evil, Will)

"Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power of the art."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Art, Nature, Power, Measure, Treatment)

"No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Life, Power, Light, Niagara)

"Our power is not so much in us as through us."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Power)

"One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire."
- John W. Foster
(Related: Power, Genius, Fire)

"The phenomenon develops calmly, but it is invisible, unstoppable. One feels, one sees it born and grow steadily; and it is not in one's power to either hasten or slow it down."
- Leon Foucault
(Related: Power)

"The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Love, Power, Behavior, Causes, Desire, Fascism)

"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
(Related: Power, Society, Strength, Name)

"In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Power)

"If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Age, Power, Knowledge, Reason, Repression, Sexuality, Will)

"The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Argument, Economics, Open, Space, states)

"There's no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we've ever invented."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Media, Propaganda, Television)

"All political power is a trust."
- Charles James Fox
(Related: Power, Trust)

"If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world."
- Emmet Fox
(Related: Love, World)

"Why should any man have power over any other man's faith, seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?"
- George Fox
(Related: Power, Faith, Christ, Man)

"I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That's what our purpose is in this business. You're merchandised, you're a product. You're sold and it's based on sex. But that's okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Women, Business, Sex, Purpose, Hollywood)

"I am the guardian of power, not its owner."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Power)

"There's no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Willpower, Dignity, Doubt, states, United, Want)

"At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Deep, Loneliness, Self, Yearning)

"Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Power, Decision, Capitalism, Decisions, Perspective, Will)

"An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Police)

"It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you."
- Al Franken
(Related: Power, Nature)

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Power, Exercise, Washington)

"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
(Related: Power, Growth, Freedom, Lies, Space)

"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Content)

"Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form."
- Michael Franti
(Related: Art, Music, Power, People)

"Power to the peaceful!"
- Michael Franti
(Related: Power)

"Today we are in a war against war - music is our power."
- Michael Franti
(Related: Music, Power, War, Today)

"One always hopes that you're going to have influence and staying power, but you never know."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Power, Influence)

"The test audience holds a great deal of power in the process of filmmaking in the United States."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Power, states, United)

"I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Family, History, Computer, Years)

"The government's objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers."
- Peter Fraser
(Related: Education, Government, Ability, Country, Right)

"By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life."
- James G. Frazer
(Related: Life, Nature, Religion, Control, Man)

"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
- Paulo Freire
(Related: Conflict)

"Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Love, Power, Delusion, Insanity, Mind, Self)

"Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Men, Idea)

"The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Aggression, Culture, Man)

"The power to do good is also the power to do harm."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Power, Harm)

"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Power, Intentions)

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Friend, Vision, Army, Freedom, Liberty, states, United)

"Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain, forget your vocabulary."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Mother, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Forget, Pain, Sleep, Vocabulary)

"Personal savings accounts to me are one of the most powerful things, not necessarily in saving, solvency, or bankruptcy of the program, but in guaranteeing, the words I used a few minutes ago, a safe and secure retirement for our seniors."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Retirement, Words)

"Voluntary personal savings accounts would enable future retirees to harness the power of the marketplace when saving for their retirements."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Power, Future)

"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Certainty, Man, Meaning, Quest, Uncertainty)

"The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Power, Danger, Man, Mankind)

"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Man, Meaning)

"The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Power, Control, Force, Violence)

"I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power."
- Robert Frost
(Related: History, Power, Washington, World)

"The great power the president has is that he is the most prominent person in the biggest media event on the planet. He has the attention of the nation and the world. When he speaks, everybody listens."
- David Frum
(Related: Power, Attention, Media, Nation, President, World)

"I was a student in Germany when Hitler came to power."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Power, Germany)

"I have strongly rejected the proposal to pardon and transfer her to the United States. I do not have the legal power to pardon terrorists and even if I did, I would not use it."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Legal, Power, states, United)

"There are many respects in which America, if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity and the empathy appropriate to its size and power, can be an intelligent example to the world."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Act, America, Empathy, Example, World)

"We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Fool, Want)

"As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Conservative, Interest, Law, states, United)

"I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Delight, Efficiency, Question, Weapons)

"Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to take itself for omnipotence."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Virtue)

"The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Cause, Difficulties, Excess, Feeling, Results, Wrong)

"We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Power, Fool, Want)

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

"Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Ability, Nations)

"Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Power, Will)

"I learned the power of radio watching Eleanor Roosevelt do her show. I used to go up to Hyde Park and hold her papers. I was just a messenger, but it planted the bug of radio in me."
- Allen Funt
(Related: Power)

"Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power."
- William Gaddis
(Related: Power, People)

"The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant the United States as the world's premier economic power, and if necessary, to defeat us militarily."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Power, Strategy, Defeat, states, United, World)

"Wanting to do it was much more powerful than the fright."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
"A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

"Power is not something that can be assumed or discarded at will like underwear."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Will)

"In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Expectation, states, United)

"We played for power and impact."
- John Gallagher
(Related: Power)

"When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Power, Exercise)

"The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters, provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites to seize power in order to impose their own vision on a newly socially regimented Europe."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Vision, Europe, Order)

"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
(Related: Power, Control, Democracy, Europe, Name)

"I am not wrong in the belief that its public funds are more secure than those of all the European powers."
- Albert Gallatin
(Related: Belief, Public, Wrong)

"When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Life, Power, Living, Man, Pity, Wishing)

"There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Power, Opposition, Politicians)

"The power to question is the basis of all human progress."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Power, Progress, Question)

"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 then the one derived from fear of punishment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Love, Power, Fear, Punishment)

"Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies - I have movies I'm developing, and things that I'm interested in."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Movies, Film, Want)

"We never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: May, Respect, Smile)

"Stories are the single most powerful tool in a leader's toolkit."
- Howard Gardner
(Related: Leader)

"True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Happiness, Power)

"If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Power, Work, Hard work, Skill)

"When Communist U.S.S.R. was a superpower, the world was better off. The right-wing media is trying to marginalize the peace movement."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Peace, Media, Right, Trying, World)

"Business is in itself a power."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Business, Power)

"Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Power, Fathers, Law, Loyalty)

"Lenin, the greatest theorist of them all, did not know what he was going to do after he had got the power."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Power)

"Ajax isn't a technology. It's really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Technology, Right)

"I believe in a higher power and I believe in good and bad, right and wrong. You sleep in the bed you make."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Power, Bed, Right, Sleep, Wrong)

"The forces that are in play on climate change essentially revolve around the generation of power, the transportation of goods and services and people, and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the whole of our civilisation."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Power, People, Climate, Climate change, Play)

"My office has been one of the most scrupulous in the country with regard to the protection of individual rights. I've been on record for years in law journals and books as championing the rights of the individual against the oppressive power of the state."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Power, Books, Country, Rights, Law, Office, Protection, State, Years)

"You can not possibly have a broader basis for government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Government, Power, People, Rights)

"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Change, Time, People, Fear, Electricity, Ignorance, Will)

"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Computers, Creativity, Communication, Tools)

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Leaders, Will)

"Silence is the ultimate weapon of power."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Power, Silence)

"The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Power, World)

"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
(Related: Time, Power, Energy, Guidance, Loss, Sense, Spiritual)

"At the moment I am a little bit politician, yes. I think that could be my next step. It is not because I want power, it is because of what I think I could do for the people."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Power, People, Want)

"Each social formation, through each of its material activities, exerts its influence upon the civic whole; and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power."
- Patrick Geddes
(Related: Power, Ideas, Ideals, Influence)

"I've just taught thousands of people over the radio in the USA how to mend broken watches and broken house appliances. I am a catalyst or trigger to access these powers."
- Uri Geller
(Related: People)

"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
(Related: Power, End, May, Shadow)

"What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power."
- Henry George
(Related: Power, Civilization, Wealth)

"The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt."
- Henry George
(Related: Imagination, Invention, Mankind, March)

"Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power."
- Henry George
(Related: Power, Influence, Light, Man, May)

"Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it's much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration."
- Susan George
(Related: Control, Army, Debt)

"But I believe that the DPKO at this time was very much involved with American administration and was acting, taking on consideration the demand or the recommendation of the American administration. American administration was very powerful."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Time, Acting, American, Consideration)

"But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Power)

"The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Power, Constitution, Principles)

"Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?"
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Power, Justice, Killing)

"Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Divinity, Footsteps, Humanity)

"I think that celebrities should never underestimate their power. I mean just to draw attention, because then people get involved on a personal level."
- Debbie Gibson
(Related: Power, People, Attention)

"I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Virtue, Religious, Sense)

"We are putting more and more power into a system which is less and less able to carry it reliably."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Power)

"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: History, Power, Feeling, Light, Reason)

"I never believed that surrendering the executive power should be a condition of getting the second term. The second term should stand on its own feet."
- Jim Gilmore
(Related: Power, Feet)

"Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power, but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails."
- Ian Gilmour
(Related: Power, Order, Politicians, Quest, Wind)

"You can't trust anybody with power."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Power, Trust)

"There's not much music I'll listen to if it doesn't have pretty heavy swing. Rhythm is so important. Punk rock would have more power and feeling if it had swing."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Music, Power, Feeling, Pretty, Punk)

"All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Power, Freedom, Obvious, Office, Presidency, Respect)

"Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Men, Power, Society, Being, Freedom, Responsibility, Reward)

"We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Truth, Law, Schools)

"To win power anywhere you have to convince people that you can do something for them."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Power, People)

"American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Movies, Music, Power, America, American, Freedom, Innocence, Multiplicity, Traditions)

"Navigation is power of a limited sort - it enables us to manage the immensity of the media torrent."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Power, Media, Navigation)

"I am concerned about how to reverse the process by which a fundamentalist right and a corporate elite were able to seize power in the United States."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Power, Corporate, Right, states, United)

"My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Government, Power, American, State, states, United, Vote, World)

"The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous. It would be very provocative. The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Power, Being, Force, Military, Provocative)

"We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Love, Peace, Power, Time, Blessings, Will, World)

"We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun."
- William Glasser
(Related: Love, Power, Survival, Freedom, Fun)

"Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos."
- Jackie Gleason
(Related: Dreams, Power, Life, Creativity, Cosmos, Infinite, Spirit, Waking)

"I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Family, Anger, African, Americans, Community, Film, Sleep, Spirituality)

"My hatred is a thousand times more powerful than all your good intentions."
- Jim Goad
(Related: Hatred, Intentions)

"The race of children possesses magically sagacious powers."
- Gail Godwin
(Related: Children, Race)

"Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion."
- William Godwin
(Related: Men, Power, Liberty, Opinion)

"We cannot perform our tasks to the best of our power, unless we think well of our own capacity."
- William Godwin
(Related: Power)

"There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness."
- William Godwin
(Related: Imagination, Exercise)

"Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat."
- Hermann Goering
"Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
- Hermann Goering
(Related: Will)

"Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Vices)

"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Dreams, Men, Power)

"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Life, Power, God, Painting, Suffering)

"Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford."
- Arthur J. Goldberg
(Related: Age, Power, Illusion, Law)

"If power made one evil, then God would be the Devil."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Power, God, Devil)

"It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Power, Strength, Being, Consequences, Want)

"Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: June, May, Snow, Summer)

"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
(Related: Power, Reality, Trade, Workers)

"Only in the last week, South Carolina announced that it is seeking to become the U. S. center for hydrogen fuel cells, and BMW revealed that it will power some of its high-end model cars with hydrogen."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Power, Will)

"Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Work, Energy, Pursuit, states, United)

"If God is so powerful, can he create a rock which he cannot lift?"
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: God)

"The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government."
- Amy Goodman
(Related: Government, Power, Balance, Democracy, Job, Media)

"Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Deep, Traditions)

"This happens to be that the power of laughter and love would beat out the power of fear every time. You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it's true, and I think that's what this movie is about."
- John Goodman
(Related: Love, Power, Time, Fear, Hate, Laughter, Sound)

"It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans."
- Paul Goodman
(Related: Genius, People, Americans, Community, Leisure, Sense, Value)

"It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does - like ambushing people."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, Money, Power, People, Reality, Spirit, Television)

"I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you're making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It's not just an aesthetic decoration."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, People)

"Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Power, Innocence)

"Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Men, Women, Progress)

"David and his followers taught no new doctrines, in their dispersion or when they came to power, that can be brought to countenance thee at all in shaving off thy beard."
- Lord George Gordon
(Related: Power, Followers)