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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 3Rate it:
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
– Michel FoucaultRate it:
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
– Honore' de BalzacRate it:
Power is not to resist the criticisms; power is to seek for something useful to use amongst the criticisms!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron LyttonRate it:
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
– Nadine GordimerRate it:
Power is the ability not to have to please.
– Elizabeth JanewayRate it:
Power is the by-product of understanding.
– Jacob BronowskiRate it:
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 CoveyRate it:
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
– Henry KissingerRate it:
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
– Henry KissingerRate it:
Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
– Lincoln SteffensRate it:
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 GenetRate it:
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 HamiltonRate it:
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
– Malcolm XRate it:
Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.
– Alexander HamiltonRate it:
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Emerich Edward DalbertRate it:
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton, 1887Rate it:
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 SchreinerRate it:
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
– Harold MacmillanRate it:
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
– Stephen VizinczeyRate it:

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