Quotes about Power


When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.

James Freeman Clarke


If you want to know where the power lies, then ask whom you cannot criticize.

Kevin Alfred Strom


I didn`t want to be the lead guy. That`s too much work. But I thought that it might be fun to be the lead guy`s friend. I`d have days off and still get a paycheck every week.

Robert Sean Leonard


The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich


The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

Ray Kroc


The biggest disease of all is not a disease. It's corruption. But there's a vaccine for that too. It's called transparency.


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


Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw


Leadership is a choice; it is not a rank.

Simon Sinek


Whoever fights monsters should see that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behavior.

George Gerbner


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

Eli Pariser

As long as a database exists, it's potentially accessible by the state.

Eli Pariser


Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

John Dalberg-Acton


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