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Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A friend in power is a friend lost.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see ourselvs as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants. (Jan. 2001)More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The intellect is weak; it has no power except over what is as weak as itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The price of power is responsibility for the public good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The philosopher is like a man fasting in the midst of universal intoxication. He alone perceives the illusion of which all creatures are the willing playthings; he is less duped than his neighbor by his own nature. He judges more sanely, he sees things as they are. It is in this that his liberty consists -- in the ability to see clearly and soberly, in the power of mental record.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth --the power to love --although I have put it last, is the rarest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life -- there, if one must speak out, the real man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mans power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The earth seemed to move with me. I found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never knew existed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The power of a text is different when it is read from when it is copied out. Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened by the text, that road cut through the interior jungle forever closing behind it: because the reader follows the movement of his mind in the free flight of day-dreaming, whereas the copier submits it to command.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sometimes, because of its immediacy, television produces a kind of electronic parable. Berlin, for instance, on the day the Wall was opened. Rostropovich was playing his cello by the Wall that no longer cast a shadow, and a million East Berliners were thronging to the West to shop with an allowance given them by West German banks! At that moment the whole world saw how materialism had lost its awesome historic power and become a shopping list.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why --but the editorialists forget it --terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs, and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power to act. We surrender to sleep, but in the way that the master entrusts himself to the slave who serves him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What preoccupies us, then, is not God as a fact of nature, but as a fabrication useful for a God-fearing society. God himself becomes not a power but an image.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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