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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:

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