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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 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's not a chalice. It's a hammer. And it only does one thing. Power smashes. The subtext of all power is extortion. It's always the threat of force, of imprisonment, the threat of death. Always.”
– Adam SkelterRate 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:
Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare
– Theodore Roosevelt, An AutobiographyRate it:
Practical knowledge is always surrounded by questions while theoretical knowledge always surrounded by success !!!
– Sudam TilekarRate it:
Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
– Author UnknownRate it:
Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.
– J.P. McEvoyRate it:
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
– Henry AdamsRate it:
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
– Samuel SmilesRate it:
Practically speaking, today is yesterday and there is no certainty tomorrow will ever arrive.
– Ted E DeGrootRate it:
Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.
– VirgilRate it:
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
– John LockeRate it:
Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
– Vince LombardiRate it:
Practice is everythingThis is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.
– PerianderRate it:
Practice is the best of all instructors.
– Publilius SyrusRate it:
Practice makes man perfect but CONFIDENCE makes PRACTICE PERFECT....
– RavichandraRate it:
Practice makes perfect. How many times have parents uttered those words to encourage their children …?
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
Practice never makes anyone perfect, it only increases their improvement.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
Practice never makes you perfect, but it gets you closer to perfection.
– Matshona DhliwayoRate it:

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