Power Quotes - Page 2

Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

– Paulo Freire

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

– Henry Kissinger

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

– Edmund Burke

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

– Alice Walker

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

– Plato

Power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand.

– Leo Tolstoy

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

– Tao Te Ching

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

– John Steinbeck

Absolute power was not meant for man.

– William E. Channing

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

– Margaret Thatcher

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.

– David Brin

Don’t trust children with edge tools. Don’t trust man, great God, with more power than he has until he has learned to use that little better. What a hell we should make of the world if we could do what we would!

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can abuse your power you have too much.
– Marty Rubin

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

– Abraham Lincoln

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.

– Noam Chomsky

Power lacks moral or principles. It only has interests.

– Horacio Castellanos Moya

Calmness is the cradle of power.

– J.G. Holland

The object of power is power.

– George Orwell

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

– Oskar Shindler

In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it.

– Leo Tolstoy