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Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.

Seek not the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are beyond thy strength.
Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.
Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that.
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other.
The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
Those that are firm in their will mold the world to themselves.
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
The one who wills is the one who can.
If we cannot do what we will, we must will what we can.
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
Power is the by-product of understanding.
There is no knowledge that is not power.
Our power is not so much in us as through us.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
The secret to all power is to only do that which all would willingly do.
He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
He is the most powerful who has himself, in his power.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
What you seek, exists within you. Every resource you need is available to you.
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
When one is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making any dream come true. I can't often means I won't. You can change I won't to I will, with willpower.
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.

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