Power and Weakness

"The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be nice to people on your way up, because you're going to meet them all on your way down."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

Rating: 9.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Only he who has measured the dominion of force, and knows how not to respect it, is capable of love and justice."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never show your weakness to the world because the world is very much interested to play with it."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Freedom and power bring responsibility."

Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru "A Tryst With Destiny"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"I say to myself, go on seeking, be glad for being sensitive, be glad you're able to go beyond the resistance inside you. It is our resistance to what we experience that makes creativity possible. So don't get rid of resistance like that by going around it or trying to eliminate it. Our own limitations put up strong resistance, but it's because of that that we are creators."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."

Hermann Göring (radio broadcast)
Hermann Göring (radio broadcast)

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature has given women so much power that the law has wisely given them very little."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is not power that corrupts but fear. The fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Government: a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can make a throne of bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"My greatest weapon is mute prayer."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it."

William Pitt the Elder (speech, House of Lords, Jan 9, 1770)
William Pitt the Elder (speech, House of Lords, Jan 9, 1770)

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The descent to hell is easy, and those who begin by worshipping power soon worship evil."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "The Allegory of Love"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest of human creature that walks."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We keep seeking our angel, demons come unsought."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; but they are the instruments of the wise."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!"

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "Crime and Punishment"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting"

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Religion differs from magic in that it is not concerned with control or manipulation of the powers confronted. Rather it means submission to, trust in, and adoration of, what is apprehended as the divine nature of ultimate reality."

Joachim Wach
Joachim Wach "The Comparative Study of Religions"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Opinions have greater power than strength of hands."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The shadows of things are greater than themselves; and the more exaggerated the shadow, the more unlike the substance."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge is the most democratic source of power."

Alvin Toffler
Alvin Toffler "The Democratic Difference"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Power tires only those who do not have it."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Justice is simply the advantage of the stronger."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)