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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
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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
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Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
– Malcolm X
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Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.
– Alexander Hamilton
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Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Emerich Edward Dalbert
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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton, 1887
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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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Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
– Harold Macmillan
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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 Vizinczey
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