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Let them hate, so long as they fear.

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
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.
You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
I said to the almond tree, Friend, speak to me of God, and the almond tree blossomed.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Power tires only those who do not have it.
A word after a word after a word is power.
What doth it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
The greatest power is often simple patience.
All the power that we exercise over others depends on the power we exercise over ourselves.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners.
The price of power is responsibility for the public good.
Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
The creation of a thousand forest in one acorn.
Our power is in our ability to decide.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.