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  These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

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

  Each one of us has the power to make others feel better or worse. Making others feel better is much more fun than making others feel worse. Making others feel better generally makes us feel better.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.  
 -  David Bailey
  

  Leaders in all realms and activities of life knew that the power they had come to hold existed because they were responsible to serve the many, thus power was position of service.  
 -  Vanna Bonta
  

  Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.  
 -  Joel Osteen
  

  You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  To live happily is an inward power of the soul.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Threats without power are like powder without ball.  
 -  Leonard Bailey
  

  Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.  
 -  Criss Jami
  

  To judge a person by their weakest attribute is like judging the power of the ocean by 'one' wave.  
 -  Elvis Presley
  

  The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.  
 -  Malcolm X
  

  All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.  
 -  Russell Baker
  

  The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.  
 -  Alfred Adler
  

  Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Words are so very powerful, and we never know what state of mind someone is in at any time. You choose your words, but you cannot choose the affect they will have on people. Always speak out of love. True power does not crush others, but helps them to see their own greatness.  
 -  Doe Zantamata
  

  Excessive fear is always powerless.  
 -  Sade Adu
  

  Whoever is new to power is always harsh.  
 -  Sade Adu
  

  The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  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.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Power is not alluring to pure minds.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasnt arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and Im going to be happy in it.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient.  
 -  Elizabeth Banks
  

  Kindness is power.  
 -  Dahvie Vanity
  

  Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure.  
 -  Ibrahim Babangida
  

  It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  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
  

  This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.  
 -  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  

  When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.  
 -  Charles Babbage
  

  A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.  
 -  Charles Babbage
  

  Knowledge and human power are synonymous.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  Knowledge is power.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.  
 -  Joe Baca
  

  Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.  
 -  John Adams
  

  There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.  
 -  John Adams
  

  Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.  
 -  John Adams
  

  Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.  
 -  John Adams
  

  Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.  
 -  John Adams
  

  I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

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

  The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.  
 -  Samuel Adams