Meaningful Quotes about Power
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.—Colton.
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall.—Bacon.
Even in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four.—Napoleon.
The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it.—J. Petit-Senn.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.—Publius Syrus.
It is an observation no less just than common, that there is no stronger test of a man's real character than power and authority, exciting, as they do, every passion, and discovering every latent vice.—Plutarch.