power quotes

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

India is a regional power. It does not need anything to establish it.Gary Ackerman

As a Londoner I was able to see how the world of power and money cast its shadow on those who failed.Peter Ackroyd

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.Lord Acton

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'Abigail Adams

Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.Alvin Adams

Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.Henry Adams

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.John Quincy Adams

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.Joseph Addison

No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased.Felix Adler

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.Freda Adler

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.Theodor Adorno

The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.Theodor Adorno

Excessive fear is always powerless.Aeschylus

It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns.Sal Albanese

If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable, it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don't have the courage to do it.Sal Albanese

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.Louisa May Alcott

If I could have one superpower, I'd want to have the power of mind over matter. I'd want to be able to move things and people with my mind.Shaun Alexander

I think that white women are more apt to read laterally. So I think there's some strong identification for women, and their political and social positions, and minorities. I think that the political power of, let's say, the average Indian man and a white woman are pretty equal.Sherman Alexie