Found 222 quotes starting with PO:

Podle Shakespeara, láska je slepá. Ale to nemusí být celá pravda. je možné, že láska může přivírat oči, vědomě a úmyslně, k pošetilosti a nedostatky, které jsou jinak také tak neškodný. podle mého názoru, jen láska vám umožní vidět pravdu, a je to jen láska, která vám umožňuje najít svou cestu ve tmě. tak se vší úctě k Shakespearovi, musím říci, že láska není slepá, rozhodně a pozitivně!
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Podrás menudo conocer mucha gente que tratarán de restar importancia a usted. No hay que desanimarse por su actitud despectiva. Cuanto más alto se disparan, más pequeño que siempre va a aparecer a los que no pueden volar. A mantener el ánimo alto, y seguir volar alto en el cielo; no importa lo que otros dicen o hacen.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
– CervantesRate it:
Poetry absolves spirituality from the dividedness of religions and provides us with a sanctuary that excludes no one.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
– Charles BaudelaireRate it:
Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.
– JohnsonRate it:
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
– PlatoRate it:
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
– Kahlil GibranRate it:
Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
– George FarquharRate it:
Poetry is a subset of a Cosmos, which in itself, is a poem.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
– Robert FrostRate it:
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
– Marianne MooreRate it:
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
– E.C. StedmanRate it:
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
– Charles SimicRate it:
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
– Samuel Taylor ColeridgeRate it:
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
– Thomas HardyRate it:
Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
– Jean CocteauRate it:
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
– Yevgeny Aleksandrovich YevtushenkoRate it:
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
– Emily DickinsonRate it:
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…
– T. S. EliotRate it:
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
– Allen GinsbergRate it:
Poetry is our heart, our spirit, our soul. Call it whatever; without it, everything else is nothing but hardware.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
– Carl SandburgRate it:
Poetry is the beauty of life.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Poetry is the essence and evidence of life.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
– Joseph RouxRate it:
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
– David HareRate it:
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
– Christopher FryRate it:
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
– Lord ByronRate it:
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
– Percy Bysshe ShelleyRate it:
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
– William WordsworthRate it:
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
– Edward Hubbell ChaplinRate it:
Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul.
– Henrik Ibsen, Norweigen PlaywrightRate it:
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
– Robert FrostRate it:
Poetry is what is lost in translation.
– Robert FrostRate it:
Poetry isn't an activity, it's a way life is lived.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
– W. H. AudenRate it:
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
– Denis DiderotRate it:
Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
– M. C. RichardsRate it:
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.
– William E. ChanningRate it:
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
– John KeatsRate it:
Poetry the best words in the best order.
– Samuel Taylor ColeridgeRate it:
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
– Shelley, incomplete, poetsRate it:
Poets can't worry about popularity since loving life and humanity involves saying what some people don't want to hear.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
Poets generally love cats -- because poets have no delusions about their own superiority.
– Marion GarrettyRate it:
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
– G. K. ChestertonRate it:
POEZIA e o ştiinţă a acţiunii.
– Gellu NaumRate it:
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.
– Graham GreeneRate it:
Pointing out the comic elements of a situation can bring a sense of proportion and perspective to what might otherwise seem an overwhelming problem.
– Harvey MindessRate it:
Poker is generally reckoned to be America's second most popular after-dark activity. Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer
– Alfred AlvarezRate it:
Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...
– Jean LorrainRate it:
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
– Thomas SowellRate it:
Politeness costs nothing. Nothing, that is, to him that shows it but if often costs the world very dear.
– W. AllinghamRate it:
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
– Mary Wilson LittleRate it:
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson LittleRate it:
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph JoubertRate it:
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
– Ambrose BierceRate it:
Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.
– Doris LessingRate it:
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
– Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1Rate it:
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
– Walter Frederick MondaleRate it:
Political is personal; personal is political. I never was a political person until I realized I was a lesbian. I was this oblivious middle-class white kid who didn’t understand the powers of oppression or structure or anything. My very existence became politicized for me and that’s what enabled me to see all these things. It wasn’t just me, it was a whole cultural movement that was also doing those things that I was a part of.
– Alison BechdelRate it:
Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell, 1946Rate it:
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George OrwellRate it:
Political policy is like a wild animal; it cannot be perfectly perceived, only appropriately considered.
– Tyler DeVinaspreRate it:
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Tse-tungRate it:
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
– Laurence J. PeterRate it:
Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.
– Clare Booth LuceRate it:
Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
– Jean BaudrillardRate it:
Politicians are interested in people. Not that it is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
– P. J. O'RourkeRate it:
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
– UnknownRate it:
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
– John QuintonRate it:
Politicians are the close relatives of the Devil.
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
– Nikita KhrushchevRate it:
Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.
– Nikita KhrushchevRate it:
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. ClarkeRate it:
Politicians should shift their thinking from how I can balance the budget to how I can attract top global talents, businesses and investments to compete in a global economy.
– Med JonesRate it:
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
– Vera BrittaiinRate it:
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
– Arthur KoestlerRate it:
Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me into politics.
– Barack ObamaRate it:
Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does.
– Groucho MarxRate it:
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
– Will RogersRate it:
Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
– Margaret ChoRate it:
Politics in the United States consists of the struggle between those whose change has been arrested by success or failure, on one side, and those who are still engaged in changing themselves, on the other. Agitators of arrested metamorphosis versus agitators of continued metamorphosis. The former have the advantage of numbers (since most people accept themselves as successes or failures quite early), the latter of vitality and visibility (since self-transformation, though it begins from within, with ideology, religion, drugs, tends to express itself publicly through costume and jargon).
– Harold RosenbergRate it:
Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
– Frank Moore ColbyRate it:
Politics is about the control of a limited number of resources by a limited number of people who think that number is too many
– Gary Holder-WinfieldRate it:
Politics is applesauce.
– Will RogersRate it:
Politics is largely a matter of heart.
– R. A. ButlerRate it:
Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
– Dalton CampRate it:
Politics is no exact science.
– Otto von BismarkRate it:
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
– Ronald ReaganRate it:
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
– John Kenneth GalbraithRate it:
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
– J. K. GalbraithRate it:
Politics is not worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space.
– Will RogersRate it:
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
– John Jay ChapmanRate it:
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
– Robert Louis StephensonRate it:
Politics is still crucially important. Our choices are vital, and we've got to make them, and not just say, 'Oh, they're all the same.' They are all the same in certain ways, alas -- a political animal is such an animal. But lurking somewhere behind their rhetoric and their spittle are important choices that we should make.
– Dennis PotterRate it:
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
– Ronald ReaganRate it:
Politics is the art of anesthesia.
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
– Julius Henry MarxRate it:
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
– Ernest BennRate it:
Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
– Paul ValéryRate it:
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
– Paul ValeryRate it:
Politics is the art of the possible.
– R. A. ButlerRate it:
Politics is the art of the possible.
(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")

– Otto von BismarckRate it:
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
– Joseph SobranRate it:
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
– Oscar AmeringerRate it:
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
– George Jean NathanRate it:
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
– Kirk Brothers, The Revolutionary RightRate it:
Politics is the science of urgencies.
– Theodore ParkerRate it:
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
– Lester B. PearsonRate it:
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
– Mao Tse TungRate it:
Politics makes strange postmasters.
– Kin HubbardRate it:
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
– Lucille BallRate it:
Politics when I am in it, makes me sick.
– Edward De BonoRate it:
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
– Herbert Marshall McLuhanRate it:
Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.
– Barry GoldwaterRate it:
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry AdamsRate it:
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
– Ambrose BierceRate it:
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry AdamsRate it:
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Brooks AdamsRate it:
Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.
– George GallupRate it:
Pool of Shallow Waters
– Ashley Dean MairRate it:
Poor are poor because rich are rich.
– B. J. GuptaRate it:
Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
– Aneurin BevanRate it:
Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!
– Emma GoldmanRate it:
Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.
– Sidney MadwedRate it:
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
– MadonnaRate it:
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.
– Samuel Taylor ColeridgeRate it:
Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.
– Jean AnouilhRate it:
Poor Mexico - so far from God and so close to the United States.
– Porfirio Diaz, Biography of Porfirio DiazRate it:
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
– Wallace StevensRate it:
Poorly written novels--no matter how pious and edifying the behavior of the characters--are not good in themselves and are therefore not really edifying.
– Flannery O'ConnorRate it:
Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.
– J. G. BallardRate it:
Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.
– Northrop FryeRate it:
Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.
– George Bernard ShawRate it:
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
– Thomas CarlyleRate it:
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
– John Stuart MillRate it:
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.
– Karol NewlinRate it:
Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
– Wilson MiznerRate it:
Popularity is neither fame nor greatness.
– William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of HatingRate it:
Popularity is not an indication of quality.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Popularity It is glory's small change.
– Victor HugoRate it:
Por la corrupción del lenguaje empiezan otras muchas corrupciones..." "By the corruption of language many other corruptions begin ...
– Andres BelloRate it:
Porn and gaming have become the bread and circuses of the internet.
– Nicole AmesburyRate it:
Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.
– Gloria SteinemRate it:
Porque el miedo, sin ser Dios, suele hacer algo de nada. (Fear can, though it is not God, create something from nothing.)
– Caspar de AguilarRate it:
Portraying true love towards all & sundry is be-all and end-all i.e. it's a life style/attitude that is of greater importance than any other life style/attitude/action. Have you been portraying true love towards all & sundry?
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
Pose your questions to people and you will get countless useless answers.
– Dejan StojanovicRate it:
Positive attitude is meant to give you influence over your circumstances, rather than your circumstances having influence over you. In other words, it takes you and never anyone else to decide whether or not to override your unfavourable circumstances. That also implies, it's solely up to you to feel overwhelmed or not when faced with unfavourable circumstances. So what? do imbibe a positive attitude and never a negative aspect of it. For, surely positive attitude is worth imbibing and portraying and not at all worth rejecting.
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
Positive thinking often helps while coping with stress in life. However there can be occasions when it may not work for you, and you may get overwhelmed with negative thoughts. At that crossroad, you should make a turn, even a U-turn if necessary, and confront your negative thoughts fearlessly. You should now combat those negative thoughts one by one, mercilessly - by using scientific and analytical reasonings, and demanding substantiating evidence from negative thoughts. Once you start defeating those negative thoughts as irrational or unfounded or baseless, you'll find yourself getting close to the realm of positivity. Combating negativity ruthlessly - that's a new tool in your tool box along with your favorite hammer of positive thinking! Cheers!
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
– Zig ZiglarRate it:
Possession is eleven points in the law.
– Colley CibberRate it:
Possession of wealth is not the happiness but expression of gratitude for the possession is the happiness.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Possession of wealth is not the happiness but expression of gratitude for the possession is the happiness.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
– Wilhelm von HumboldtRate it:
Possibility/impossibility is a matter of one's mindset. For, if you do think that you can, then you can & will. But, if you do think you can't, then you can't & won't.
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
Possible impossibility emerges from an impossible possibility, or possibly, impossible possibility blooms from the impossibly possible impossibility.
– Dejan StojanovicRate it:
Possible is more a matter of attitude, a matter of decision, to choose among the impossible possibilities, when one sound opportunity becomes a possible solution.
– Dejan StojanovicRate it:
Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.
– Iris MurdochRate it:
Possunt quia posse videntur. (They can because they think they can, from The Aeneid)
– VirgilRate it:
Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing.
– Charles KrauthammerRate it:
Posterity gives every man his true value.
– TacitusRate it:
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
– Heywood BrounRate it:
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.
– Heywood Broun, Sitting on the World, 1924Rate it:
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.
– Charles Caleb ColtonRate it:
Posthumously, everyone loves us. (A titre posthume, - Tout le monde nous aime.)
– Charles de LEUSSERate it:
Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion.
– Linda WellsRate it:
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
– HesiodRate it:
Pour moi, un cheval symbolise les cinq attributs qu'un homme désire constamment: la confiance, la détermination, la potency, la puissance et la force.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Pour toute relation pour réussir, que ce soit personnel ou professionnel, votre fidélité à trois valeurs les plus importantes est un must absolu dans la vie. Ces trois valeurs sont l'honnêteté, l'intégrité et la vérité, à mon avis. Vous ne devez pas les règles pour se conformer à ces trois valeurs fondamentales qui définissent votre caractère moral et la confiance.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Pour water on a sportswriter -- instant horseshit.
– Ted WilliamsRate it:
Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelRate it:
Poverty is a mathematical proof of the fact that mankind is a big failure!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Poverty is a scorpion; it stings the poor and it also stings the men with high conscience who feel sad about the poverty; the rest is immune to it!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
– Kahlil GibranRate it:
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
– Dennis Kucinich, 2004 speech to Democratic National ConventionRate it:
Poverty is not a respecter of man.
– Amenorhu kwakuRate it:
Poverty is not dishonourable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.
– PlutarchRate it:
Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
– Rush LimbaughRate it:
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
– AristotleRate it:
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
– AntiphanesRate it:
Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.
– Don HeroldRate it:
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
– Lyndon B. JohnsonRate it:
Poverty of goods is easily cured poverty of the mind is irreparable.
– D. A. BattistaRate it:
Poverty without debt is independence.
– Arabic ProverbRate it:
Poverty, we may say, surrounds a man with ready-made barriers, which if they do mournfully gall and hamper, do at least prescribe for him, and force on him, a sort of course and goal; a safe and beaten, though a circuitous, course. A great part of his guidance is secure against fatal error, is withdrawn from his control. The rich, again, has his whole life to guide, without goal or barrier, save of his own choosing, and, tempted, is too likely to guide it ill.
– CarlyleRate it:
Power (n) The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.
– AnonymousRate it:
Power always has to be kept in check power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
– William ProxmireRate it:
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
– William ProxmireRate it:
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
– John Quincy AdamsRate it:
Power can change people, no matter how infinitesimally smallest dose of power it may be. It's a too common observation that people, after receiving power, often lose their feelings of empathy and respect, and start to distance themselves from their subordinates, not realizing that power is almost always transitory. In my view, the true color and character of a person are revealed only by the manner in which she/he handles power.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
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 WilsonRate it:
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord ActonRate it:
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat
– John Lehman, Secretary of the US Navy, 1981-1987Rate it:
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
– John LehmanRate it:
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Ernst SteinbeckRate it:
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John SteinbeckRate it:
Power grows from the barrel of a gun.
– Mao ZedongRate it:
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.
– Malcolm XRate it:
Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
– James F. ByrnesRate it:
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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