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He who despises his own life is soon master of another's.
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
Horsepower was a wonderful thing when only horses had it.
It is not power that corrupts but fear. The fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he groweth out of use.
Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Not hammer strokes, but dance of the water sings the pebbles into perfection.
People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
Responsibility n: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbour. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Unused power slips imperceptibly into the hands of another.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
Power is always right, weakness always wrong. Power is always insolent and despotic.
Power only tires those who don't exercise it.
The only justification in the use of force is to reduce the amount of force necessary to be used.
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
Force is never more operative than when it is known to exist but is not brandished.
The main task of a free society is to civilize the struggle for power. Slavery of the acquiescent majority to the ruthless few is the hereditary state of mankind; freedom, a rarely acquired characteristic.
Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
Power is the recognition of necessity.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God?
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Liberal - a power worshipper without power.
Power is like a woman you want to stay in bed with forever.
The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Power tends to connect; absolute power connects absolutely.
Macho does not prove mucho.
Give me a lever long enough And a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.
Iron hand in a velvet glove.
Patience and gentleness is power.
Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Wherever I found a living creature, there I found the will to power.
Power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
The powers that be are ordained of God.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions.


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