Power quotes and sayings
I don't just want to go out there and do my job - I want to excel at it. I hold myself to a high standard. I expect to make plays that alter the game, and if I don't, I hold myself accountable.
Clay Matthews III
William Moulton Marston
You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.
Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress, and vested this power in the president.
When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.
Ezra Taft Benson
The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.
But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider... That thought was our power.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
John W. Gardner
The power of protest depends not only on how many turn out, but also on what legislative, judicial, and civil society institutions exist to enact the will of those marching in the streets.
Cynthia P. Schneider
Infinite power just isn't very interesting, no matter what game you're playing. It's much more fun when you have a limited tool set to use against the odds.
If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is.
The United States is the world's best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
Words have a lot of power.
Liberty does not exist where rights are on one side and power on the other. To be liberty, rights must be armed with vital powers. A people cannot be free who do not participate in the control of the government which operates upon them.
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
Power is only vouchsafed to the man who dares to stoop and pick it up. There is only one thing, one thing needful: one has only to dare!
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.
It's a life's journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.
If you don't give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don't hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.
Nothing ever goes wrong in life.
My dream has always been to inspire young girls to see their own power and follow big dreams and realize that they have potential.
There is danger that totalitarian governments, not subject to vigorous popular debate, will underestimate the will and unity of democratic societies where vital interests are concerned.
John F. Kennedy
The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.
Frederick Law Olmsted
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain.
Susan B. Anthony
Louise L. Hay
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it's a universal language. You don't have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song.
What do I care about law? Ain't I got the power?
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
Religion is the most fragile of all freedoms. And that's because it is the most threatening to those in power.
Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there's a great miracle. I think there's a supreme power behind all of this. I see it in nature.
Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won't create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.
Education is the development of power and ideal.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I would encourage you: be informed - knowledge is power.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.
Henry David Thoreau
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Whoever uncouples the religious and the social life has not understood Jesus. Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power of the religious life over the social relations and institutions of men, to that extent denies the faith of the Master.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.
In 'Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education' and 'Why A Students Work for C Students,' I reveal the secrets of the wealthy and what schools will never teach you about money.
Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.
Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.
Booker T. Washington
The pen and the written word hold a great deal of power.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.
Democracy without morality is impossible.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher
We know that when a woman speaks truth to power, there will be attempts to put her down... I'm not going to go anywhere.
If you're lucky enough to be famous, then it's great if you can use your fame and the power your fame gives you to draw attention to things that really matter.
If you want to be a woman in power, then empower other women.
The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.
Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don't mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That's not power. That's just corruption.
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.
Robert Staughton Lynd
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.
James A. Garfield
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
Bitcoin represents the first major breakthrough in economics and finance since double-entry bookkeeping was invented in 1494, and activists need to embrace its power.
Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
The soft power of science has the potential to reshape global diplomacy.
History may clarify our understanding of the supreme work of art, but can never account for it completely; for the Time of art is not the same as the Time of history.
I literally have people go, 'Oh my God, you're the Pink Power Ranger' and I'm like, 'I do other things!' But, you know, it's so cool! I saved the world for a year.
They say Latina women are spicy. But we are more than that. We have power, and we run things.
I prefer to unwind by DJing. I learned that from Mike D from the Beastie Boys. After a show, he would DJ. Once I saw that, I wanted to do that. And now DJing is like my lifeline. I love the power it represents.
I'll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you're actually doing things for truth's sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you're harmonizing with a greater power.
Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it's what you do at that moment that determines who you are.
There's a time when people give their words to each other it has to mean something. I'm a street cat. I've belonged in gangs and when you had a partner, you went down with your partner whether you won the fight or lost it. You went down together.
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power.
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