The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
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.
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles de Gaulle
Power is paradoxical.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
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.
The advertisers who believe in the selling power of jingles have never had to sell anything.
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
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
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.
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
Politics is not about power.
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Power ought to serve as a check to power.
Charles de Secondat
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.
Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
Alfred A. Montapert
The greatest power is not money power, but political power.
Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
I cured with the power that came through me.
The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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.
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