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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.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

No man is wise enough, or good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

The greatest power is often simple patience.

Author: E. Joseph Cossman

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Lecturer

All the power that we exercise over others depends on the power we exercise over ourselves.

Author: Cotvos

Profession:

Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.

Author: Ram Dass

Profession: American Spiritual Author, Lecturer

Power has only one duty --to secure the social welfare of the People.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Mighty things from small beginnings grow.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Wherever there is power there is age.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist