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    Deborah Tannen

    Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other's.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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    Georg Buchner

    The power of the people and the power of reason are one.

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.

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    Arthur Schopenhauer

    Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.

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    Andrew Jackson

    Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.

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    Margaret Thatcher

    Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

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    Charles de Gaulle

    Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

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    Edmund Burke

    The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

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    Nelson Rockefeller

    Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.

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    Blaise Pascal

    Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.

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    Andrew Carnegie

    Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.

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    Walter Annenberg

    The greatest power is not money power, but political power.

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    Baruch Spinoza

    Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.

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    Ayn Rand

    Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

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    Cesare Pavese

    Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.

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    Donald Trump

    Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.

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    Benjamin F. Wade

    Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.

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    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.

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    William Pitt

    Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.

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    Aeschylus

    Whoever is new to power is always harsh.

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    Richard J. Daley

    Power is dangerous unless you have humility.

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    Sophie Swetchine

    There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.

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    Blaise Pascal

    Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

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    Boss Tweed

    The way to have power is to take it.

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    Black Elk

    I cured with the power that came through me.

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    Allen Klein

    No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.

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    Booker T. Washington

    Character is power.

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    William Moulton Marston

    Every crisis offers you extra desired power.

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    Charlotte Lennox

    The law has no power over heroes.

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    Robert A. Heinlein

    Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

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    Don DeLillo

    People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.

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    Catherine II

    Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

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    Barbara de Angelis

    No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

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    Bruce Lee

    The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.

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    Theodore White

    Power in America today is control of the means of communication.

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    E. Joseph Cossman

    The greatest power is often simple patience.

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    Frederick Douglass

    Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

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    Epictetus

    Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.

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    Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Power is paradoxical.

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    Bernard Baruch

    There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.

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    Stendhal

    Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

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    Victor Hugo

    All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

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    John Muir

    There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.

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    Thomas Carlyle

    The eye sees what it brings the power to see.

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    Adam Schiff

    America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.

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    Aung San Suu Kyi

    The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.

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    Bruce Lee

    Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

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    Abigail Adams

    Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.

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    Arnold J. Toynbee

    Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.

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    Bill O'Reilly

    Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.

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    Frances McDormand

    The only power you have is the word no.

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    Paul Harris

    Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.

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    Eric Hoffer

    The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

    Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.

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    Erich Fromm

    There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.

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    Honore De Balzac

    Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.

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    Pierre Corneille

    A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.

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    Susan Sarandon

    When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.

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    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!

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    Andrew Young

    Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.

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    Aneurin Bevan

    The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.

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    A. J. P. Taylor

    In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.

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    Eric Sevareid

    Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.

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    Anthony J. D'Angelo

    The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.

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    Peace Pilgrim

    If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

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    Everett Dirksen

    There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

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    George A. Smith

    Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.

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    Allen Klein

    Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

    Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.

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    Alice Walker

    The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

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    Charles de Secondat

    Power ought to serve as a check to power.

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    Alan Watts

    But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.

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    William Wordsworth

    Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.

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    Paul Wellstone

    Politics is not about power.

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    Alfred A. Montapert

    Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

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    Phaedrus

    An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.

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    Carolyn Heilbrun

    Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.

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    Alice Walker

    Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.

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    Alexis Carrel

    Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.

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    Edward Abbey

    Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!

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    Booker T. Washington

    There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

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    Sojourner Truth

    Truth is powerful and it prevails.

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    Aeschylus

    Excessive fear is always powerless.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

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    Eric Hoffer

    Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.

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    Cher

    Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.

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    Francis Bacon

    Knowledge is power.

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    Barney Frank

    Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.

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    Pat Buckley

    I believe in the power of weakness.

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    Epicurus

    It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

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    Aristotle

    What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

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    Anita Hill

    The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.

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    William Plomer

    Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

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    Charles Simmons

    Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.

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    C. Wright Mills

    Prestige is the shadow of money and power.

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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?

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    Henry A. Kissinger

    Power is the great aphrodisiac.

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    Ayn Rand

    To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.

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    Phillips Brooks

    Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.

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    Denis Diderot

    Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.

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    Don DeLillo

    People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.

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    David Ogilvy

    The advertisers who believe in the selling power of jingles have never had to sell anything.

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    Oskar Schindler

    I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.

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    Alvin Toffler

    Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.

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