The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
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 then the one derived from fear of punishment.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
C. S. Lewis
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
Knowledge is power.
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Henry A. Kissinger
Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.
Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.
We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.
The most efficient water power in the world – women’s tears.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.