Friday, 18 May 2018

Power - Quotes

An empire built on power cannot attract the affections and loyalty that men bestow willingly on a regime of ideas and beauty. - Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. - Abigail Adams

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. - George Washington

Authority and power are two different things: power is the force by means of which you can oblige others to obey you. Authority is the right to direct and command, to be listened to or obeyed by others. Authority requests power. Power without authority is tyranny. - Jacques Maritain

Do not mistake the rule of force for true power. Men are not shaped by force. - Euripides

Even the wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face of the same colour. - Walter Savage Landor

Have you never thought how danger must surround power as shadow does light? - Ursula K. le Guin

He who looks for great power searches for perils. - Edward Counsel

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

If people don't think they have the power to solve their problems, they won't even think about how to solve them. - Saul Alinsky

If you are born to power, you must prove you deserve it through good works – or give it up. To do any less is to act without conscience. - Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

If you are to stay in the good graces of the powerful, you had best, however unobtrusively, please the servants of the powerful. - Samuel R. Delany

It is a mistake, that a lust for power is the mark of a great mind; for even the weakest have been captivated by it; and for minds of the highest order, it has no charms. - Charles Caleb Colton

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. - Aung San Suu Kyi

Men in great place are thrice servants; servants of the sovereign state, servants of fame, and servants of business; so as they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. 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. - John Locke

Men in power are always interested in greater power. - Dan Brown

Never doubt what small men will do for great power. - Paolo Bacigalupi

Nothing unmasks a man like his use of power. - Elbert Hubbard

One of the things about powerful people is they have the ability to make it look easy. - Ice-T

One uses power by grasping it lightly. To grasp too strongly is to be taken over by power, and thus to become its victim. - Frank Herbert

Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who ... have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well. - J. K. Rowling

Power – a currency that never went out of style. - Dan Simmons

Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it. - Frank Herbert

Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. - Frank Herbert

Power deludes the ones who wield it. - Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson

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