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Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
– Woodrow Wilson
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat
– John Lehman, Secretary of the US Navy, 1981-1987
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
– John Lehman
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Ernst Steinbeck
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Steinbeck
Power grows from the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Zedong
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.
– Malcolm X
Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
– James F. Byrnes
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.
– George Orwell, 1984 Book 3, Chapter 3
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
– Honore' de Balzac
Power is not to resist the criticisms; power is to seek for something useful to use amongst the criticisms!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
– Nadine Gordimer
Power is the ability not to have to please.
– Elizabeth Janeway
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
– Stephen Covey
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
– Henry Kissinger
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
– Henry Kissinger
Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
– Lincoln Steffens
Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.
– Jean Genet
Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.
– Alexander Hamilton
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
– Malcolm X
Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.
– Alexander Hamilton
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Emerich Edward Dalbert
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton, 1887
Power! Did you ever hear of men being asked whether other souls should have power or not? It is born in them. You may dam up the fountain of water, and make it a stagnant marsh, or you may let it run free and do its work; but you cannot say whether it shall be there; it is there. And it will act, if not openly for good, then covertly for evil; but it will act.
– Olive Schreiner

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