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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.

Tags: Emotional, Feeling  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

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.

Tags: Emotional, Feeling  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

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.

Tags: Able, Others  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Our nation is today a powerful nation.

Tags: Nation, Today  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Tags: Expression, Perception  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.

Tags: Forces, Process  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Enough, Love  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Tags: God, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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.

Tags: Faith, Humanity  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

Tags: Sword, Weapon  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Science, Time  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

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.

Tags: Technology, Today  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

Money is... I'm very conscious of it because I have it. It's powerful, man. It can change you ever so slightly, ever so slowly, and all of a sudden you're addicted to a million-dollar lifestyle and you've got no choice but to make a bad movie.

Tags: Change, Money  ✍ Author: Penn Badgley

The first time I made myself up, I was looking at my reflection in the mirror and it wasn't me looking back. It allowed me to do things I couldn't do as myself. I found out how powerful that was and how much that can mean to an actor.

Tags: Mean, Time  ✍ Author: Rick Baker

Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.

Tags: Crime, Themselves  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

My organs are too powerful... I manufacture blood and fat too rapidly.

Tags: Blood, Fat  ✍ Author: Robert Baldwin

I've decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I believe Wisconsin families need a senator who will work hard to deliver results for the middle class - a leader with the courage to do what's right, no matter how tough the odds or how powerful the special interests we have to fight.

Tags: Courage, Work  ✍ Author: Tammy Baldwin

I don't really know what it is about vampires that makes them such a powerful symbol, metaphor, whatever in people's consciousness. But I do know they're tremendously powerful. I mean, there's a vampire on 'Sesame Street.' And Count Chocula. I don't know why it's so powerful.

Tags: Mean, Why  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I think vampires are a timeless powerful archetype that can tap into people's psyches.

Tags: Tap, Vampires  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

It's true that I have very little idea what I shall be writing next, but at the same time I have a powerful premonition of everything that lies ahead of me, even ten years ahead.

Tags: Time, True  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.

Tags: Beautiful, Human  ✍ Author: Stefan Banach

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.

Tags: Service, Why  ✍ Author: Albert Bandura

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.

Tags: History, Shows  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

Tags: Forgiveness, Love  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.

Tags: Good, Happy  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke
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We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.

Tags: Become, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.

Tags: Change, Movies  ✍ Author: John Cage

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.

Tags: Government, Power  ✍ Author: John C. Calhoun

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.

Tags: Rich, Whatever  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

One of the more fatuous remarks I've heard in recent days is that 'My Life,' Clinton's autobiography, is too long and, at almost 1,000 pages, short it is not. But this man was for eight years the President of the most powerful country on earth.

Tags: Country, Life  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Perhaps we would do well to listen to the likes of Rabbi Harold Kushner, who contends that God is not really as powerful as we have claimed.

Tags: God, Listen  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.

Tags: Become, Voting  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

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.

Tags: Time, True  ✍ Author: Blu Cantrell

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.

Tags: Experience, Thought  ✍ Author: Duane G. Carey

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.

Tags: Fear, Others  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

What I've realized is that a film operates both on the intellectual and emotional levels, and if you can find a way to tell a riveting story and draw ideas out of that, it's very powerful.

Tags: Emotional, Tell  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

'The Exorcist' is amazing because it recognizes that silences can be as powerful as sound effects.

Tags: Amazing, Sound  ✍ Author: Frank Darabont

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.

Tags: Strong, Yourself  ✍ Author: Robyn Davidson

The BBC provides the commentary on our lives, the soundtrack of the nation. It is one of the most powerful unifying forces in the United Kingdom today.

Tags: Nation, Today  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

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.

Tags: Death, Small  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.

Tags: Kindness, Love  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.

Tags: Lose, Prophets  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

Tags: Genius, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.

Tags: Free, Men  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.

Tags: Less, Talked  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Every country that's ever been the most powerful country in the world ceases to be the most powerful country in the world at some point.

Tags: Country, Point  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

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.

Tags: Fear, Understand  ✍ Author: Michael East

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.

Tags: Care, Nature  ✍ Author: Anthony Edwards

I think an Edwards-Kerry ticket would be powerful.

Tags: Ticket  ✍ Author: John Edwards

William Trevor is an author I admire; his stories are subtle and powerful, and beautifully written.

Tags: Stories, Written  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

The way we behave, our views and outlooks really have their sources some place. They come from somewhere. Sometimes we don't even know what they are, and yet they're very powerful in our lives.

Tags: Place, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

There are many Saudi women doctors, and there are many wealthy and powerful and well-educated Saudi women who circumvent the restrictions put upon them, quietly or otherwise.

Tags: Put, Women  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

The Nobel Peace Prize is a powerful message. A durable peace is not a single achievement, but an environment, a process and a commitment.

Tags: Peace, Single  ✍ Author: Mohamed ElBaradei

Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.

Tags: Dealing, Learned  ✍ Author: Eminem

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.

Tags: Ignorant, Reputation  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

I think I'm really powerful. They'll smash me, probably.

Tags: Smash  ✍ Author: Marianne Faithfull

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.

Tags: Reality, Thought  ✍ Author: Bobby Farrelly

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.

Tags: Beautiful, Best  ✍ Author: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

I do believe that belief is the most powerful thing we have in this world. So, if we believe in something enough. And we have faith, we can make it a reality. That is basically the basis of my entire career and my entire life.

Tags: Faith, Life  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

For me, comedy should have a certain amount of joy in it. It should be about attacking the powerful - the politicians, the Trumps, the blowhards - going after them. We shouldn't be attacking the vulnerable.

Tags: After, Joy  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

I always bring my Jiffy Esteam steamer to get the wrinkles out of our clothes. It's powerful enough to press a suit.

Tags: Bring, Enough  ✍ Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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.

Tags: Leader, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Mike Ferguson

I'd say I'm quite powerful so I'm not afraid of jumps or acrobatic elements. The hardest part is... get on the beam and stay there on top of it!

Tags: Afraid, Quite  ✍ Author: Vanessa Ferrari

If you take a print magazine with a million person circulation, and a blog with a devout readership of 1 million, for the purpose of selling anything that can be sold online, the blog is infinitely more powerful, because it's only a click away.

Tags: Away, Purpose  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

Words can be very powerful. I find them very difficult.

Tags: Difficult, Words  ✍ Author: Bryan Ferry

But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.

Tags: Music, Words  ✍ Author: Bryan Ferry

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.

Tags: Deep, Loneliness  ✍ Author: Anatole France

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.

Tags: Rich, Wise  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.

Tags: Culture, Obstacle  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

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.

Tags: Become, Great  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

I think physical comedy is an amazing asset because it tells a story that's more universal than just language and dialogue. I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. They're very powerful figures in my life.

Tags: Amazing, Life  ✍ Author: Josh Gad

Wanting to do it was much more powerful than the fright.

Tags: Fright, Wanting  ✍ Author: Charlotte Gainsbourg

I think comedy does have that powerful thing that doesn't seem too preachy because you're also making people laugh, so it's really kind of a good tool for messaging.

Tags: Good, Laugh  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

Stories are the single most powerful tool in a leader's toolkit.

Tags: Leader, Single  ✍ Author: Howard Gardner

Ajax isn't a technology. It's really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways.

Tags: Technology, Together  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

Well the protester I think is a very powerful thing. It's basically a mechanism of democracy that, along with capitalism, scientific innovation, those things have built the modern world. And it's wonderful that the new tools have empowered that protestor so that state secrets, bad developments are not hidden anymore.

Tags: Bad, Democracy  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

Dr. King's Nobel Prize had a more powerful transforming effect on him than I think he realized at the time.

Tags: Him, Time  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

Founded when Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform of interdisciplinary academic programs, world-class scholars, outstanding students, and extensive research capabilities.

Tags: Education, Nation  ✍ Author: Gordon Gee

I always thought I was powerful, since I was a kid.

Tags: Since, Thought  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech - the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of... the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.

Tags: Freedom, Time  ✍ Author: William Hague

The EU should be concentrated on adapting to globalisation and global competitiveness, not building more powerful centralised institutions in Brussels.

Tags: Building, Global  ✍ Author: William Hague

Sometimes, unfortunately, hatred is more powerful than progress.

Tags: Hatred, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

It's not just that individuals have lost faith in the integrity of their leaders, it's that they no longer believe society's most powerful institutions are acting in their interests.

Tags: Faith, Society  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

Chance plays a powerful role in every life - our brains and personalities are just chemical soup, after all; a few drops here or there matter enormously - but consequences often become more serious as income levels go down.

Tags: After, Life  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Part of the reason people abroad resent the United States is something Americans can do very little about: envy. The richest, most powerful country in the world attracts the jealousy of others in much the same way that the richest, most powerful man in a small town attracts the jealousy of others.

Tags: Envy, Jealousy  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.

Tags: Alone, Good  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Tags: Else, Time  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

Tags: Love, Times  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Tags: Power, Time  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Tags: Mind, Religion  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton.

Tags: Change, History  ✍ Author: Gwen Ifill

Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values.

Tags: Human, Reality  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

So many young people say, 'I'm just going to see what happens.' It's so much more powerful to make things happen and have a plan.

Tags: Happen, Young  ✍ Author: Kathy Ireland

Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win.

Tags: Fight, Strong  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

If a horse doesn't want to do something, you're not going to make him do it. They're incredibly powerful animals.

Tags: Him, Horse  ✍ Author: Michael Irvin

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.

Tags: Against, Weapon  ✍ Author: Molly Ivins

Now I meditate twice a day for half an hour. In meditation, I can let go of everything. I'm not Hugh Jackman. I'm not a dad. I'm not a husband. I'm just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.

Tags: Dad, Husband  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

Tags: Government, Selfish  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor.

Tags: Duty, Film  ✍ Author: Peter Jackson

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.

Tags: Technology, Wrong  ✍ Author: Clive James
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