power quotes

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

About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power.Sidney Altman

I don't think we would have had to be an occupying power if we had done the right thing in 1991.Jon Lee Anderson

A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.Laurie Anderson

Power wears out those who don't have it.Giulio Andreotti

As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.Corazon Aquino

The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power, and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence.Mary Astell

You could tell 'The Handmaid's Tale' from a male point of view. People have mistakenly felt that the women are oppressed, but power tends to organise itself in a pyramid. I could pick a male narrator from somewhere in that pyramid. It would interesting.Margaret Atwood

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.Marcus Aurelius

There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.Marcus Aurelius

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.Saint Teresa of Avila

African history is filled with experiences of people shooting their way to power and then splintering into factions, like in Somalia and Liberia.George Ayittey

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.Richard Bach

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.Francis Bacon

I would say invisibility would be sort of a fun power to have just to see what it was like to move through the world and not be looked at.Kevin Bacon

Threats without power are like powder without ball.Nathan Bailey

The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.James A. Baldwin

The amazing thing about technology is that people have power. We are seeing it all the time in that innocuous people you would never know are having their voices heard because of this ability and technology we have.Eric Balfour

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.Honore de Balzac