Power Quotes

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



If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.-Peace Pilgrim



Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.-Paul P. Harris



Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.-Margaret Thatcher



Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.-William Gaddis



Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. – Robert A. Heinlein



Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power.-Robert Green Ingersoll



The greatest power is not money power, but political power.-Walter Annenberg



Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.-William Plomer



Truth is powerful and it prevails.-Sojourner Truth



Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.-Michel Foucault


When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.-Susan Sarandon



The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.-Eric Hoffer



The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.-Edmund Burke



When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.-Malala Yousafzai



Knowledge is power. – Francis Bacon




Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.-John Dalberg-Acton


Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.-Phillips Brooks



Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!-Fyodor Dostoevsky



Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.-Lao Tzu



All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.-Friedrich Nietzsche



I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.-Oskar Schindler



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



A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.-Frederick the Great



Power is the great aphrodisiac.-Henry Kissinger



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



Calmness is the cradle of power.-Josiah Gilbert Holland



Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.-Leonardo da Vinci



Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.-Frederick Douglass



Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.-Edward Abbey



An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.-Phaedrus



Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.-Alice Walker



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.-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn



The power to question is the basis of all human progress.-Indira Gandhi



Power ought to serve as a check to power.-Montesquieu



Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. – Charles Simmons



Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca



Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.-Mahatma Gandhi



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.-Barbara De Angelis



Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.-Mark Twain



The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.-Aneurin Bevan



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



The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.-Salvador Dali



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



Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.-Blaise Pascal


Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. – Charles de Gaulle



No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.-Denis Diderot



Power is dangerous unless you have humility.-Richard J. Daley



He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.-Niccolo Machiavelli


Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.-Eleanor Roosevelt



Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.-Nelson Rockefeller



Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.-Alfred Lord Tennyson


Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.-William Pitt



Prestige is the shadow of money and power.-C. Wright Mills


Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.-Andrew Jackson



Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. – Epictetus



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.-Cher



The greatest power is often simple patience.-E. Joseph Cossman



Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.-Benjamin Disraeli



There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.-Sophie Swetchine


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