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Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.

Tags: Dominion, Mind  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

An honest politician has no goodies to toss around. This limits his effectiveness profoundly, because political power in India is dispersed throughout a multi-tiered federal structure; a local official who has not been paid off can sometimes stop a billion-dollar project.

Tags: Political, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

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.

Tags: Art, Experience  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

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.

Tags: Fail, Today  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.

Tags: Crime, Group  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.

Tags: Good, Himself  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.

Tags: Almost, Others  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.

Tags: Love, Similarity  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Excessive fear is always powerless.

Tags: Fear, Powerless  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.

Tags: Harsh, Whoever  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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.

Tags: Great, Opinion  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

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.

Tags: Friend, Human  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.

Tags: Dreams, Mom  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.

Tags: God, Service  ✍ Author: John Adams

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.

Tags: Men, Trust  ✍ Author: John Adams

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

Tags: Character, Society  ✍ Author: John Adams

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.

Tags: Great, Soul  ✍ Author: John Adams

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

Tags: Liberty, Thought  ✍ Author: John Adams

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.

Tags: Law, Nature  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

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.

Tags: Soul, Win  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Love, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Good, Success  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Change, Life  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

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.

Tags: Nature, Sex  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Death, Put  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou
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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.

Tags: Democracy, Rich  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

Tags: Lies  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

Tags: Knowledge, Teacher  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Matter, Sense  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Anger, Time  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

Tags: Life, Rather  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

Tags: Life, Science  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.

Tags: Happily, Soul  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.

Tags: Happens  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Tags: Mind, Strength  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.

Tags: Easy, Impossible  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.

Tags: Equality, Men  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Tags: Character, Men  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

Tags: Government, Hope  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Tags: Successful, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.

Tags: Thinking, Toward  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

Tags: Faith, God  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

Tags: Love, Miracles  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.

Tags: Men, Nature  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.

Tags: Belief, Nonsense  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

Tags: Tell, Yes  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

Tags: Corruption, War  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.

Tags: Great, Patriotism  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.

Tags: Life, Technology  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

Tags: Him, Poetry  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.

Tags: Best, History  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.

Tags: Place, Problem  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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?

Tags: Justice, Political  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.

Tags: Good, Moral  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.

Tags: Religion, Science  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Tags: Men, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Tags: Men, Science  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.

Tags: Waste, Year  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Tags: Enemy, Liberty  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

Tags: Good, Wish  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Hope, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Power is not alluring to pure minds.

Tags: Minds, Pure  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

Tags: Corruption, Country  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Tags: Best, Time  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.

Tags: Duty, Times  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

Tags: Give, Receive  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

Tags: Except, Himself  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.

Tags: Air, Force  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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.

Tags: Good, Today  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure.

Tags: Country, Economic  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

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.

Tags: Simple, Used  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.

Tags: Another, Fall  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

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.

Tags: Good, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

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.

Tags: War, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

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.

Tags: True, Work  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

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.

Tags: Self, Strange  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.

Tags: Knowledge, Men  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

Tags: Human, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power.

Tags: Knowledge  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

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.

Tags: Fun, Move  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

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.

Tags: Making, Saying  ✍ Author: John Badham

The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.

Tags: Best, Knowledge  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Threats without power are like powder without ball.

Tags: Ball, Threats  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

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.

Tags: Character, Great  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

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.

Tags: Friend, Life  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

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.

Tags: Great, Men  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

Tags: Nature, Summer  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

When you become famous, you start getting invites to parties where there are famous athletes and famous rock stars, politicians, people who have tremendous power and affluence. It's not in my DNA, but certainly I have been exposed to it.

Tags: Famous, Rock  ✍ Author: Billy Baldwin

The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever.

Tags: Black, Forever  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

Tags: Enemy, Ignorance  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.

Tags: Accept, Black  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.

Tags: Longer, Morality  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

Tags: Hard, True  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.

Tags: Action, Political  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

Tags: Great, Talent  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

Tags: Equality, May  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

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.

Tags: Faith, Successful  ✍ Author: Albert Bandura

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.

Tags: Afraid, Girl  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Tags: Art, Happiness  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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