199 Quotes About Power


This extensive collection of quotes about power does not necessarily means that we agree or endorse with the person who said it. But it is for us to look deeper into it’s context and find personal inspiration and motivation for better self growth.

Having power can be a form of good to do greater things or it may corrupt you. Either way, see what these famous people have to say about it and may these quotes about power allow you to exercise your own power within for the greater good of others.

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Quotes about power and strength

  1. “Power is dangerous. It corrupts the best and attracts the worst. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up.” – Ragnar Lothbrok
  1. “Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” – Beth Revis, Across the Universe
strength quotes about power
  1. “Find people who share your values, and you’ll conquer the world together.” – John Ratzenberger
conquer the world quotes about power
  1. “The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” – Amy Gatliff
faith quotes about power
  1. “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” – Marian Wright Edelman
best quotes about power
  1. “No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don’t have.” – Michael Bassey Johnson
quotes about power of mind
  1. “When people see you’re happy doing what you’re doing, it sort of takes the power away from them to tease you about it.” – Wendy Mass, Every Soul a Star
happiness quotes about power
  1. “When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.” – RuPaul
inspirational quotes about power
  1. “Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth.” –  Michael Bassey Johnson
courage quotes about power
  1. “I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.” – Whitney M. Young Jr.
hope quotes about power
  1. “The power behind words lies with the person.” – Renee Ahdieh, The Rose & the Dagger
quotes about power of word
  1. “It is always the enemy who started it, even if he was not the first to speak out, he was certainly planning it; and if he was not actually planning it, he was thinking of it; and, if he was not thinking of it, he would have thought of it.” – Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power
quotes about power and corruption
  1. “It is much easier to put existing resources to better use, than to develop resources where they do not exist.” – George Soros
quotes about power and control
  1. “Power is violence, its promise, its deed. Power cares nothing for reason, nothing for justice, nothing for compassion. It is, in fact, the singular abnegation of these things – once the cloak of deceits is stripped away, this one truth is revealed.” – Steven Erikson, Reaper’s Gale
quotes about power and money
  1. “Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
best inspirational quotes about power
  1. “Centuries of fighting, and for what? I say. “Today it ends. I can’t live in fear any longer. I’ve cursed this power. I’ve both enjoyed and misused it. And I’ve hidden it away. Now I must try to wield it correctly, to marry it to a purpose and hope that is enough.” – Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing
quotes about power and fear
  1. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi
quotes about power and love
  1. “Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.” – Marianne Williamson
love quotes about power

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More Quotes about power and truth

  1. “Everyone has the revolver of resignation in his pocket.” –  Ian Fleming, Casino Royale
famous quotes about power
  1. “I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, for the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people. ” – Toni Morrison
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  1. “Truth and trust are the means by which civilization holds off barbarism.” – Mercedes Lackey, Alta
truth quotes about power
  1. “No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn’t even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?” – Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.
question quotes about power
  1. “Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” – Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
quotes about power and war
  1. “What was the point in satin and lace if it didn’t make a man struggle to speak?” – Alexandra Ivy, Embrace the Darkness
quotes about will power
  1. “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” – Frederick Douglass
quotes about having power
  1. “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” – Robert Anthony
quotes about power and change
  1. “When I was just a cute little caterpillar, you loved me. So I became a butterfly so you would never leave.” – Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading
quotes about the power of love
  1. “I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.” – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
quotes about power of love
  1. “Power revealed is power sacrificed. The truly powerful exert their influence in ways unseen, unfelt. Some would say that a thing visible is a thing vulnerable.” – Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
quotes about the power of the mind
  1. “You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.” – Giovanni Boccaccio
quotes about power of the mind
  1. “You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.” – Louise L. Hay
quote about power of our minds
  1. “You are strong only as long as you don’t deprive people of everything. For a person you’ve taken everything from is no longer in your power. He’s free all over again.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle
quotes about power and corruption
  1. “A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.” –  Eric Micha’el Leventhal
universe quotes about power
  1. “The truth has always been a more complex commodity than the market can easily package and sell.” – Naomi Alderman, The Power
  2. “Station is the paradox of the world of my people, the limitation of our power within the hunger for power. It is gained through treachery and invites treachery against those who gain it. Those most powerful in Menzoberranzan spend their days watching over their shoulders, defending against the daggers that would find their backs. Their deaths usually come from the front.” -Drizzt Do’Urden
  3. “What good is power when you’re too wise to use it?” –  Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

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Greatness sayings and quotes about power

  1. “There is something powerful in the whispering of obscenities, about those in power. There’s something delightful about it, something naughty, secretive, forbidden, thrilling. It’s like a spell, of sorts. It deflates them, reduces them to the common denominator where they can be dealt with.” – Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
  2. “A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.” – Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means
  3. “The greatness of the man’s power is the measure of his surrender.” – William Booth
  4. “He didn’t know what beget what, but he quickly learned that people with money to hide were powerful, and powerful people were violent. It was reliable math: as the amount of money being conveyed increased, so too did the level of paranoia; the psychotic behavior of his clients increasing with every figure added to the sum.” –  T. Mountebank, Sister Sable
  5. “I live in the faith that there is a Presence and Power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this Presence is All knowing and All Power and is Always right where I am” – Ernest Holmes
  6. “All power is cursed,” I say. “The most terrible among us will do anything to get it, and those who’d wield power best don’t want it thrust upon them. But that doesn’t mean they can avoid their responsibilities forever.” – Holly Black, The Queen of Nothing
  7. “Today is the only day in which we have any power.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  8. “Love springs from the inside. It is the immortal surge of passion, excitement, energy, power, strength, prosperity, recognition, respect, desire, determination, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and vitality, that nourishes, extends and protects. It possesses an external objective – life.” – Ogwo David Emenike
  9. “There are things you don’t want to know you can do” –  Robin McKinley, Sunshine
  10. “The good news is that you may have created my past and screwed up my present, but you have no control over my future. You don’t know me at all.” – David Klass, You Don’t Know Me
  11. “Wild dreams torment me as I lie. And though a god lives in my heart, though all my power waken at his word, though he can move my every inmost part – yet nothing in the outer world is stirred. thus by existence tortured and oppressed I crave for death, I long for rest.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part One
  12. “Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings –” – Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice
  13. “I thought the love I’d had for him belonged to the past, to the foolish, lonely girl I never wanted to be again. I’d tried to bury that girl and the love she’d felt, just as I’d tried to bury my power. But I wouldn’t make that mistake again.” – Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone
  14. “Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know.” – Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
  15. “It may be a man’s world, but men are easily controlled by women.” – Ashly Lorenzana
  16. “You want to be free. You also want to be mine. You can’t be both.” –  Nenia Campbell, Crowned by Fire
  17. “Words have power.” – Mira Grant, Blackout
  18. “There is power and there is power, my dear. My power can be vast, in the right places.” – Tamora Pierce, Trickster’s Queen

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Quotes about power and fear

  1. “The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.” – Adolf Hitler
  2. “Do the thing and you will have the power.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “It is true that words have power, and one of the things they are able to do is get out of someone’s mouth before the speaker has the chance to stop them.” – Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters
  4. “You are not what others think you are. You are what God knows you are.” –  Shannon Alder
  5. “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” – Audre Lorde
  6. “Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.” – Honoré de Balzac
  7. “Both liberty and equality are among the primary goals pursued by human beings throughout many centuries; but total liberty for wolves is death to the lambs, total liberty of the powerful, the gifted, is not compatible with the rights to a decent existence of the weak and the less gifted.” –  Isaiah Berlin
  8. “When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.” –  Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush
  9. “It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.” –  Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power
  10. “Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.” – Peter Drucker
  11. “The world isn’t fair? What a huge revelation! Some people in power abuse those they have power over? Amazing! When did this start happening?” – Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance
  12. “There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power.” –  Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
  13. “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” –  Otto von Bismarck
  14. “Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.” – Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life
  15. “So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon, what will you sacrifice? What will you let be taken away so that you, too, can have power?” –  Kiersten White, And I Darken
  16. “I know, better than anyone else, that there are no heroes coming to save us. There are no good Epics. None of them protect us. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart
  17. “Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.” – Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
  18. “The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.” – Frank Herbert

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Motivational quotes about power and human potential

  1. “The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” –  Steve Maraboli
  2. “Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” –  Ursula K. Le Guin
  4. “Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it … one must have the courage to dare.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
  5. “When one with honeyed words but evil mind. Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” –  Euripides, Orestes
  6. That’s what we all want, isn’t it? Power without price.” – Kelley Armstrong, The Summoning
  7. “If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God?” –  George Deacon
  8. “I only want power so I can get books.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky
  9. “Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. ” –  Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  10. “Because there was a hunger in me to see everything and do everything. I wanted to be everyone I saw. I wasn’t enough for me. Can you understand that?” – Sidney Sheldon, Bloodline
  11. “He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man.” – Idowu kKyenikan
  12. “Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” –  Charles de Gaulle
  13. “Power was my weakness and my temptation.” –  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  14. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” –  Toni Morrison
  15. “Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling” –  Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within
  16. “There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” – Idowu Koyenikan
  17. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” – Criss Jami, Killosophy
  18. “She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either–a purely human one.” –  Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

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Leadership quotes about power knowledge

  1. “Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.” – Bonnie Myotai Treace
  2. “You gain power by pretending to be weak.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
  3. “Power changes everything till it is difficult to say who are the heroes and who the villains.” – Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing
  4. “Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” –  Robert A. Heinlein
  5. “Knowledge is power is time is money.” – Robert Thier, Storm and Silence
  6. “There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.” – Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
  7. “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” – George Orwell, 1984
  8. “The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?” – George Orwell, 1984
  9. “Where there is power, there is resistance.” – Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
  10. “Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire
  11. “Names have power.” –  Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
  12. “For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.” – Noam Chomsky, Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World
  13. “Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” – John Steinbeck
  14. “Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.” – Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality
  15. “You should never ask anyone for anything. Never – and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.” –  Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
  16. “Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.” – Ossie Davis
  17. “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” – Emily Dickinson
  18. “What a curious power words have.” –  Tadeusz Borowski, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

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Quotes about power and confidence sayings

  1. “I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.”- Jason Mraz
  2. “It’s all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
  3. “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” –  Plato
  4. “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher
  5. “Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.” – Joss Whedon
  6. “When Gansey was polite, it made him powerful. When Adam was polite, he was giving power away.” – Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
  7. “If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.” – Malcom X
  8. “Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “Power resides only where men believe it resides. A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.” – George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
  10. “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  11. “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” – Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within
  12. “How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people – girls, women – went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.” –  Kristin Cashore, Graceling
  13. “Knowledge is power. Power to do evil…or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.” – Veronica Roth, Allegiant
  14. “I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.” – Veronica Roth, Allegiant
  15. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ” – Roseanne Barr
  16. “A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.” –  Henry Miller, The Books in My Life
  17. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln
  18. “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” –  Oscar Wilde

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More quotes about power of the mind

  1. “The moment of assassination is the moment when power and the ignorance of power come together, with Death as validator.” – Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow
  2. “The sand in the hour glass isn’t meant to stick together. It will flow exactly same today, how it did ten years back. That’s how much reliable that stuff is. The stuff that can be consistent. “ – Jasleen Kaur Gumber
  3. “You need to maximize your Gods given potential through the power of your spirit, your inner core, your values and principles on which your life is based” – Sunday Adelaja
  4. “There are gifts and talents that have not yet been used and power which has not been applied” – Sunday Adelaja
  5. “Money can bring the children into places of power and influence” –  Sunday Adelaja
  6. “Humans’ eyes cannot take in information when there is zero light reflecting back” –  Hyrum Yeakley
  7. “You will only have influence and power in the field of your gifts and talents” – Sunday Adelaja
  8. “The power of the Lord changes all circumstances” – Sunday Adelaja
  9. “There are two forces at work in the world: the power of light and the power of darkness.” –  Seth Adam Smith
  10. “You can become a politician and improve the institutions of power in your country” – Sunday Adelaja
  11. “God always turns a person’s weakness into strength” –  Sunday Adelaja
  12. “This is the miracle of all miracles—when life sacrifices itself to become something greater. When it awakens to its potential and rises in power. That is true magic.” – Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
  13. “You know, you’re too pretty for me to leave you on the couch like that,” he said, pulling me toward him. I didn’t know that, but I did understand then that there was no such thing as safe, only safer; that this, if it didn’t happen now, would happen later but not better.” – Danielle Evans, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
  14. “Words are the bricks of our world and they have the power to change it.” – Enock Maregesi
  15. “The only way to stop a malignant narcissist with sadistic tendencies is to deprive them of that which they desire…Never to yield…Never to surrender and never to relinquish any personal power.” – Anita B. Sulser
  16. “I had tasted power and I had used it up, but now I would get more of another kind. We would share it, and keep each other from the dark.” – E.K. Johnston, A Thousand Nights
  17. “We are the Dragon-Hearted.” – Rachel L. Schade, Forsaken Kingdom
  18. “Sometimes, getting comfortable with the circumstance is the only preparation you need to deal with it.” – Jasleen Kaur Gumber

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Intuition sayings and quotes about power

  1. “A woman armed with ancestral wisdom is a powerful force. You’ll find her powers come from within, she is in tune with her spirit, and the magic of the universe. She trusts, values and follows her intuition.” –  Lori Bregman
  2. “When you give up because challenges arise, you are just too ignorant about the power of the gifts you carry within you.” –  Israelmore Ayivor
  3. “The tolerance power is the mother of egoism!” – Dada Bhagwan
  4. “Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence.” – Condoleezza Rice
  5. “Being a human is a great power. One can obtain everything. However, it is the greed that harasses him.” – Dada Bhagwan
  6. “The power to pray is the grace we need.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  7. “The only power desirable is the grace to pray.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  8. “Don’t you wonder sometimes,” Miranda asked, “whether women have all the power or no power at all?” –  David Burr Gerrard, Short Century: A Novel
  9. “Solomon had a good thing going. He asked for wisdom and he got it, riches, and power. I think I’m going to ask for wisdom too.” – Jochebed Gwamna
  10. Life is power, don’t abuse it.” – Israelmore Ayivor, Six Words Inspiration
  11. “All men are equal but their graces and abilities separates them and makes certain things possible for them than for others.” –  Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
  12. “Let thy power be; the grace to pray.” –  Lailah Gifty Akita
  13. “Det handla ikkje om rett og gale, men om makt, altså om retten til den sterkaste.” – Kjartan Fløgstad, Grense Jakobselv
  14. “Power is the crown that eats the head,”…” – Pierce Brown, Golden Son
  15. “Try to read or send a love note everyday. Love is the most powerful force there is in this world and we’re not tapping into its power as often as we should.” –  JK Zany
  16. “What would you sacrifice for power?” –  Kiersten White, And I Darken
  17. “But, as Bruce Wayne will attest…you have to spend money to make money.” – Bruce Wayne
  18. “In my school, no consideration is given to anything unreasonable; the heart of the matter is to use the power of the knowledge of martial arts to gain victory any way you can.” –  Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  19. “Too much time is wasted listening to the noise of the mind – and too little is spent living from the love and power of the heart.” –  Rasheed Ogunlaru
  20. “But there are many ways to be powerful. There is power in stillness. There is power in watching, waiting, saying the right thing at the right time to the right person. There is power in being a woman—oh yes, power in these bodies you gaze upon with derision.” Kiersten White, And I Darken
  21. “The only power worth a snot is the power to get up after you fall down.” – G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why
  22. “You have more power than you know, Samantha. You just have to be brave enough to realize it.” – Adriana Mather, How to Hang a Witch
  23. “It is the feeling of never knowing what we want that truly drives us all mad…. Holding things because we think in a moment we love them only to uncurl our fingers later and softly give them back to the earth.” – Christopher Poindexter, Naked Human
  24. “Those with unearned privileges often spin things as ‘political correctness’ to further silence those they wish to oppress.” –  DaShanne Stokes
  25. “Life may try to knock you down but be persistent with your passions – cultivate grit, resilience, tenacity and endurance success will come.” – Amit Ray
  26. “I realized that the knowledge I gained over this period in my life was power, and it felt like a waste not to share that wealth with the world, with people who could benefit,” –  Andrew Kendall
  27. “And that luck was only fate’s cheating, giving an illusion of power. But that illusion lingered, and I became restless. I decided to act, to challenge fate. I gained courage; every afternoon I walked a little farther. And one day I got there.” –  V.S. Naipaul
  28. “Who’s got the last laugh now? If you will pardon the expression.” –  Anthony T.Hincks
  29. “The power we hold comes with an added responsibility to inspire through words or actions and build someone else’s life. Our power definitely does not lie in zapping others of their powers.” – Tina Sequeira, SOUL SOJOURN
  30. “There is special power in that sword,’ Ewer went on, ‘the gem in the guard of the Ares holds the blood of the Creature that has been slain by it.” – S.C. Parris, The Two Swords
  31. “True power lies not in the spotlight, but in the influential shadows.” – J.Adam Snyder
  32. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving
  33. “I began writing about power because I had so little.” –  Octavia E. Butler
  34. “Knowledge is not always power.” –  Kara Lee Corthron, The Truth of Right Now
  35. “Power without moral direction is the most dangerous force in the world.” – Christopher Paolini, Eldest
  36. “Learn to master your thoughts and watch closely what you deposit into your spirit. Speak over your life. Living in peace has transformative power.” –  Germany Kent
  37. “The more we’re thrown into conflict with each other through engineered distrust, the less able we are to unite against those responsible.” – DaShanne Stokes
  38. “Power power, everybody like wants power” – Anthony Burgess
  39. “Failing to indict a criminal sitting president sends the message that those in power are above the law.” – DaShanne Stokes
  40. “The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.”– Henrik Ibsen
  41. “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher
  42. “Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” – Seneca
  43. “You see what power is holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.” – Amy Tan
  44. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” – J.G. Holland
  45. “And power without compassion is the worst kind of evil there is.” – E.J. Patten, Return to Exile
  46. “Power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  47. “If you can abuse your power you have too much.” – Marty Rubin
  48. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Tao Te Ching
  49. “To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary.” – Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon
  50. “Absolute power was not meant for man.” – William E. Channing, Thoughts
  51. “With great power there must also come great responsibility!” – Stan Lee
  52. “The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.” – Edmund Burke
  53. “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” – Henry Kissinger
  54. “Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon
  55. “In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it.” – Leo Tolstoy

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