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Let them hate, so long as they fear.

Author: Accius


Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Author: Lord Acton (1834-1902)

Profession: British Historian

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.

Author: Abigail Adams (1744-1818)

Profession: American Letter Writer

A friend in power is a friend lost.

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.

Author: John Adams (1735-1826)

Profession: Second President of the USA

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

The price of power is responsibility for the public good.

Author: Withrop Aldrich


Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

Author: Saul Alinsky (1909-1972)

Profession: American Radical Activist

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

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Power tires only those who do not have it.

Author: Giulio Andreotti (1919)

Profession: Italian Christian Democrat Politician, Prime Minister

Seek not the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are beyond thy strength.

Author: Apocrypha


Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.

Author: Archimedes

Profession: Greek Mathematician

A word after a word after a word is power.

Author: Margaret Atwood (1939)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Poet, Critic

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher