power quotes

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

I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease.Paula Abdul

You don't build a new power plant in the United States overnight. It takes years to build.John Abizaid

Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there.F. Murray Abraham

People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace.F. Murray Abraham

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

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.John Acton

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.Lord Acton

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.Lord Acton

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.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

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.Abigail Adams

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

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.Henry Adams

A friend in power is a friend lost.Henry Adams

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

Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.Henry Adams

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.John Adams

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.John Adams