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We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.

Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
Power gravitates to the man who knows how.
There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
Man is born to seek power, yet his actual condition makes him a slave to the power of others.
The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
The look of a king is itself a deed.
In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
Unless a serpent devour a serpent it will not become a dragon. Unless one power absorb another, it will not become great.
He who pays the piper calls the tune.
Voice of one, voice of none.
The king goes as far as he may, not as far as he could.
All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty.
I feel it now: there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it. All becoming has need me..
He has the power who the majority believe in.
We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.
The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.
To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Power! Did you ever hear of men being asked whether other souls should have power or not? It is born in them. You may dam up the fountain of water, and make it a stagnant marsh, or you may let it run free and do its work; but you cannot say whether it shall be there; it is there. And it will act, if not openly for good, then covertly for evil; but it will act.
Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.
Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches.
There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do.
No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power.
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
A cock has great influence on his own dunghill.

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