Power Quotes


Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.

Power    Sex

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

Feminism    Power    Women

I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.

Allegiant

Veronica Roth

Allegiant
Fear    Love    Power    Powerful

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.

1984

George Orwell

1984

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."
(Keynote speech at
Celebrating Inspiration
luncheon with the WNBA's All-Decade Team, 2006)

Knowledge is power. Power to do evil...or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.

Evil    Good    Knowledge    Power

How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people - girls, women - went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.

Graceling

Kristin Cashore

Graceling
Katsa    Power    Strong    Unfair    Weak

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Abundance    Balance    Better    Book    Change    Empowerment    Expression    Freedom    Fulfillment    Fun    Greater    Happiness    Health    Help    Hope    Improvement    Joy    Life    Love    Meditation    Money    More    Peace    Perfect    Power    Relaxation    Self    Self expression    Self help book    Self improvement book    Self realization    Success    Wealth    Your

Power resides only where men believe it resides. [...] A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.

A Clash of Kings

George R.R. Martin

A Clash of Kings

Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is "timing"
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.

Patience    Power    Timing    Waiting

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.

Anger ... it's a paralyzing emotion ... you can't get anything done. People sort of think it's an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don't think it's any of that — it's helpless ... it's absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers ... and anger doesn't provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever."
[Interview with CBS radio host Don Swaim, September 15, 1987.]

Anger    Control    Emotions    Inspiration    Power    Writing

When Gansey was polite, it made him powerful. When Adam was polite, he was giving power away.

Adam    Gansey    Power    Raven boys

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.

Forest    Happiness    Honesty    Inspirational    Life    Love    Nature    Power

Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.

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

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Caring    Compliment    Kind word    Life    Listen    Potential    Power    Smile    Touch

It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters
Beauty    Guns    Power

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

What a curious power words have.

Power    Quotes    Words

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

The River War

Winston S. Churchill

The River War

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.

Books    Literature    Meaning    Power    Words

I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.

Confidence    Inspirational    Life    Music    Power    Spiritual    Truth    Work

You should never ask anyone for anything. Never- and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.

Ask    Power

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.

Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.

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

Corruption    Fear    Life    Power

7 things negative people will do to you. They will...
1. Demean your value;
2. Destroy your image
3. Drive you crazily!
4. Dispose your dreams!
5. Discredit your imagination!
6. Deframe your abilities and
7. Disbelieve your opinions!
Stay away from negative people!

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.

Names have power.

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

Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.

When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.

Beliefs    Lies    Power

She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either--a purely human one.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Happiness    Love    Power

But remember that forgiveness too is a power. To beg for it is a power, and to withhold or bestow it is a power, perhaps the greatest.
Maybe none of this is about control. Maybe it isn't really about who can own whom, who can do what to whom and get away with it, even as far as death. Maybe it isn't about who can sit and who has to kneel or stand or lie down, legs spread open. Maybe it's about who can do what to whom and be forgiven for it. Never tell me it amounts to the same thing.

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale
Control    Forgiveness    Kneel    Own    Power

Where there is power, there is resistance.

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

Ambition    Business    Calling    Career    Commitment    Determination    Dreams    Entrepreneur    Faith    Genius    Hobbies    Insanity    Living    Passion    Patience    Peace    Perfection    Perfectionist    Perseverance    Persistence    Power    Priorities    Risk    Sanity    Strategy    Strength    Success

There is nothing in the record of the past two years when both Houses of Congress have been controlled by the Republican Party which can lead any person to believe that those promises will be fulfilled in the future. They follow the Hitler line - no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.

When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.

The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?

1984

George Orwell

1984

It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.

There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.

Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game
Change    Control    Greatness    Power    Words

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.

You gain power by pretending to be weak.

Choke

Chuck Palahniuk

Choke
Ckoke    Power    Weak

Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are. Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. But should you offend their honor and their pride, they will overwhelm you with a violence that seems sudden and extreme given their slowness to anger. If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous.

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