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There is no knowledge that is not power.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Do the thing and you will have the power. But they that do not the thing, had not the power.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The creation of a thousand forest in one acorn.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Our power is not so much in us as through us.

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)

Profession: American Minister

Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.

Author: Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Profession: French Essayist, Philosopher

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.

Author: Milton Friedman (1912)

Profession: American Economist

The power to do good is also the power to do harm.

Author: Milton Friedman (1912)

Profession: American Economist

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -- not the fiend or the sadist.

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

Our power is in our ability to decide.

Author: Buckminster Fuller

Profession: American Engineer, Inventor, Designer, Architect ''Geodesic Dome''

He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author