Power - Quotes & Sayings

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The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.

Malcolm X

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

Malala Yousafzai

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

Edgar Allan Poe

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.

Atifete Jahjaga

Together, we have the power to inspire, connect, and deliver on new opportunities and rich experiences that can open doors to innovation and progress while growing global economies and increasing well-being.

Tae Yoo

Don't underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.

Leroy Hood

Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.

Pete Carroll

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.

Jeremy Bentham

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

Voltaire

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Leonardo da Vinci

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

Peter Drucker

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.

Anne Frank

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James A. Baldwin

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.

Alice Waters

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

Eleanor Roosevelt

There is more power in unity than division.

Emanuel Cleaver

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

Samuel Johnson

I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.

Ann Hood

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

Robert A. Heinlein

A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.

Frederick the Great

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

James Madison

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

John F. Kennedy

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.

George Orwell

Sustainability is not just about adopting the latest energy-efficient technologies or turning to renewable sources of power. Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual every day. It is about changing our behaviour and mindset to reduce power and water consumption, thereby helping to control emissions and pollution levels.

Joe Kaeser

Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact I use red in all of my paintings.

Keith Haring

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.

Winston Churchill

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.

Agnes de Mille

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Mao Zedong

The greatest power is often simple patience.

E. Joseph Cossman

I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.

Patricia Cornwell

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

Robert Anthony

The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.

Thomas Hobbes

When it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, public lies, dictatorships, and human rights, you have to take a stand as a reporter because I think our responsibility as journalist is to confront those who are abusing power.

Jorge Ramos

The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.

Chadwick Boseman

I try to keep in my mind the simple question: Am I trying to do good or make myself look good? Too many of our responsibilities get added to our plate when we are trying to please people, impress people, prove ourselves, acquire power, increase our prestige. All those motivations are about looking good more than doing good.

Kevin DeYoung

Words, without power, is mere philosophy.

Muhammad Iqbal

Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.

Charles Simmons

To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.

Eckhart Tolle

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Words are power. And a book is full of words. Be careful what power you get from it. But know that you do.

Yoko Ono

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

Aristotle

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Truth is powerful and it prevails.

Sojourner Truth

Color is a power which directly influences the soul.

Wassily Kandinsky

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

Voltaire

The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.

Jonathan Swift

Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.

Tom Hanks

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

George Orwell