Sunday, 23 June 2013

Power


All human power is a compound of time and patience. - Honore de Balzac

And herein lies the secret of true power. Learn, by constant practice, how to husband your resources, and concentrate them, at any moment, upon a given point. - James Allen

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you are not. - Unknown

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. - Rene Descartes

No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage. - Plutarch

Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through conscious thoughts. - Tony Robbins

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominance. - Joseph Addison

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

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. - Edward Abbey

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. - Saul David Alinsky

Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story. - Lincoln Steffens

Power may justly be compared to a great river; while kept within it bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed; it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes. - Andrew Hamilton

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. - Unknown

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 Colton 

The greatest power is often simple patience. - E. Joseph Cossman

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. - Edmund Burke

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it. - Chinese Proverb

The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness. - Unknown

Those who sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside. -  John F Kennedy

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

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement. - Napoleon Hill

You see what power is – holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them! - Amy Tan

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