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It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

I shan't be pulling the levers there but I shall be a very good back-seat driver.
We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.
Louis the XVI knew how to love, pardon, and die: had he known how to punish, he would have known how to reign.
We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Power's footstool is opinion and his throne the human heart.
It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
The appetite for power, even for universal power, is only insane when there is no possibility of indulging it; a man who sees the possibility opening before him and does not try to grasp it, even at the risk of destroying himself and his country, is either
To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.
Nearly all men can stand adversity. If you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The power trust is nothing more than a select group of dictators, with the same goals and objectives - but unlike the brutal dictators we study in history - this select group prefers to operate in the dark, behind banks, governments, politicians, companies, and so forth.
the kindest human of them all is GOD and the most powerful of them all
Will localizes us; thought universalizes us.
When thou standest still from thinking and willing of self, the eternal hearing, seeing, and speaking will be revealed to thee, and so God heareth and seeth through thee. Thine own hearing, willing, and seeing hindereth thee, that thou dost not see nor hear God.
Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
A person who is wise does nothing against their will, nothing with sighing or under coercion.
Will cannot be quenched against its will.
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.
The education of the will is the object of our existence.
To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.
In oratory the will must predominate.
Man has will, but woman has her way.
To live by one man's will becomes the cause of all misery.
What a person wills and not what they know determines their worth or unworth, power or impotence, happiness or unhappiness.
Man was predestined to have free will.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.
Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.
The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.
In great things it is enough even to have willed.
Where there's a will, there's a way.

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