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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.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.

Author: Harry F. Banks

Profession:

The earth seemed to move with me. I found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never knew existed.

Author: Roger Bannister (1929)

Profession: British Athlete, First Sub 4 Minute Miler

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.

Author: Roland Barthes (1915-1980)

Profession: French Semiologist

Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Author: Stephen Vincent Benet (1989-1943)

Profession: American Novelist, Poet

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.

Author: Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)

Profession: British Labor Politician

The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. [Job 1:21]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength. [Proverbs 24:5]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

What doth it profit a man if he gains the who world and loses his own soul?

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor