Quotes containing word "power"

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Sell also: ability, Baron, exponent, force, index, King, might, mogul, office, superpower, tycoon

Definitions and meanings of word "power"

• Noun: possession of controlling influence; examples: "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons", "the power of his love saved her", "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

• Noun: (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

• Noun: possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; example: "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

• Noun: a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

• Noun: (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; examples: "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage", "during his first year in office", "during his first year in power", "the power of the president"

• Noun: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; examples: "the mysterious presence of an evil power", "may the force be with you", "the forces of evil"

• Noun: physical strength

• Noun: a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

• Noun: a very wealthy or powerful businessman; example: "an oil baron"

• Verb: supply the force or power for the functioning of; example: "The gasoline powers the engines"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "power"

Robert Caro
10 quotes about power
American Writer, Author, Journalist
Born Wednesday 30 October 1935
Gray Davis
8 quotes about power
American Politician
Born Saturday 26 December 1942
Henry A. Wallace
8 quotes about power
American Vice President
Sunday 7 October 1888 - Thursday 18 November 1965
James Madison
9 quotes about power
American Statesman, President
Tuesday 16 March 1751 - Tuesday 28 June 1836
Friedrich Nietzsche
7 quotes about power
German Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Composer
Tuesday 15 October 1844 - Saturday 25 August 1900
George W. Bush
4 quotes about power
American President, Politician, Businessman
Born Saturday 6 July 1946
Martin Luther King, Jr.
5 quotes about power
American Leader, Clergyman, Activist
Tuesday 15 January 1929 - Thursday 4 April 1968
Charles Hodge
7 quotes about power
American Theologian
1797 - 1878
John F. Kennedy
6 quotes about power
American President
Tuesday 29 May 1917 - Friday 22 November 1963
Aristotle
7 quotes about power
Greek Philosopher
384 B.C. - 322 B.C.
Andrew Jackson
7 quotes about power
American President, Politician
Sunday 15 March 1767 - Sunday 8 June 1845
George Bernard Shaw
5 quotes about power
Irish Dramatist
Saturday 26 July 1856 - Thursday 2 November 1950

We're taught Lord Acton's axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don't believe it's always true any more. Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.

Robert Caro

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I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed some power from the President and made him sign a number of decrees and give me enough power to create a system capable of handling crisis situations.

Aleksandr Lebed

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We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today.

Gray Davis

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Capitalism is not about free competitive choices among people who are reasonably equal in their buying and selling of economic power, it is about concentrating capital, concentrating economic power in very few hands using that power to trash everyone who gets in their way.

David Korten

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What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.

Isabel Allende

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All Church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit; therefore those in whom the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power.

Charles Hodge

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When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy

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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.

Francis Bacon

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Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.

George W. Bush

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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.

George W. Bush

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Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.

Barbara Jordan

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It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.

David Brin

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But among them now were a large number of Communists in positions of great power within the new union movement, some of them actually moving close to the center of power. This was the crack in the wall through which they entered. Their power was to grow and prosper.

John T. Flynn

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Not my power, but the power of the position, a power which could be used to help.

Betty Ford

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The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.

Kenneth Kaunda

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Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.

Huey Newton

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But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.

Alan Paton

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Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.

Brigham Young

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Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

George Bernard Shaw

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What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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