Power Quotes and Sayings

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

Submitted by: emely on December 3, 2013

You will never know the power of yourself until someone hurts you badly.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
Lao Tzu

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

If you want to know the real character of a person, give him power and see what he does.

Submitted by: anonymous on February 18, 2011

You gain power by pretending to be weak.
Chuck Palahniuk

The measure of a man is what he does with power.


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

Knowledge is power.

Submitted by: Nando on January 2, 2010

Be a reason for someone’s happiness,not just part of it and be a part of someone’s sadness,never be the reason for it.

Submitted by: jitendra on October 15, 2007

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

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles de Gaulle

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
– Bruce Lee

Knowledge is power,
Understanding is using it,
Wisdom is controlling it,
Magic is knowing how.

Submitted by: Daithan Booker on June 30, 2009

Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don’t.
– Oskar Shindler


Knowledge only becomes power when it is put into use.

Submitted by: ocran patrick on April 8, 2010

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
– Roseanne Barr

Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.
Criss Jami

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
Margaret Thatcher

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any
– Alice Walker

You see what power is – holding someone Else fear in your hand and showing it to them.
Amy Tan

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
Thomas Jefferson

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Blaise Pascal

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible.
– David Brin


He is most powerful who has power over himself.

Power never takes a back step – only in the face of more power.
Malcolm X

Power is attained by those who seek it… Rarely those who deserve it…

Submitted by: Kirof2427 on January 12, 2010

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
– John Lehman

The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.
– Henrik Ibsen

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