Power - Quotes

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The power of the people is so much stronger than the people in power.

Bono

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.

William Arthur Ward

Nearly all men are slaves for the same reason that the Spartans assigned for the servitude of the Persians - lack of power to pronounce the syllable, No. To be able to utter that word and live alone, are the only two means to preserve one`s freedom and one`s character.

Nicolas Chamfort

Conceiving God to be the fountain of wisdom, I thought it right and necessary to solicit his assistance for obtaining it; to this end I formed the following little prayer, which was prefix`d to my tables of examination, for daily use: "O powerful Goodness! bountiful Father! merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me."

Benjamin Franklin

It`s the action, not the fruit of the action, that`s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn`t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.

Mahatma Gandhi

When we are anxious over choices, we easily give our power of choice away.

Renata Salecl

We live in a society where people are uncomfortable with not knowing. Children aren`t taught to say "I don`t know," and honesty in this form is rarely modeled for them. They too often see adults avoiding questions and fabricating answers, out of either embarrassment or fear, and this comes at a price. When children are embarrassed by or afraid of the feeling of not knowing, they are preoccupied with escaping their discomfort, rather than being motivated to learn. This robs them of the joy of curiosity. Let`s celebrate the feelings of awe and wonder in our children, as the foundation for all learning. Let`s teach children to say "I don`t know" and help them understand the power behind it. Let`s talk to them about how it feels to not know something. And, finally, let`s be honest with children about the limits of our own knowledge.

Annaka Harris

If knowledge is power, then asymmetries in knowledge are asymmetries in power.

Eli Pariser

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

John Dalberg-Acton

Unlike mere tricks, technology does not lose its transcendent power when its secrets are revealed.

Ray Kurzweil

The only power fear has is the power you give it.

Steve Maraboli

The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps.

Steve Maraboli

Today is the only day in which we have any power.

Steve Maraboli

Nobody is qualified to wield unlimited power.

Friedrich Hayek

If we can't think for ourselves, if we're unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us.

Carl Sagan

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