Power Quotes and Sayings
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
– Albert Einstein
Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don’t.
– Oskar Shindler
Power and money are marvelous sources if they remain in your pockets, but they are terrible masters if they enter your brains.
You only have power over people as 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.
– Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
– Charles de Gaulle
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any
– Alice Walker
When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.
You see what power is holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.
– Amy Tan
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
– Margaret Thatcher
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible.
– David Brin
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
– Thomas Jefferson
Power never takes a back step – only in the face of more power.
– Malcolm X
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
When a man see himself as superior to others, he will soon step on people toes.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
– Abraham Lincoln
You gain power by pretending to be weak.
– Chuck Palahniuk
If you want to know the real character of a person, give him power and see what he does.
Power is something every man wants. But if he doesn’t learn to use it responsible and show respect with it. That power will leave him as fast as he earns it.
The greatest power is often simple patience.
~ E. Joseph Cossman
Power was my weakness and my temptation.
– J.K. Rowling
Political action means taking on responsibility. This cannot happen without power. Power is to serve responsibility.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer