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Men are never very wise and select in the exercise of a new power.

William Ellery Channing Quotes , Source: The Present Age--An Address

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Iron hand in a velvet glove.

William Ellery Channing Quotes , Source: The Present Age--An Address

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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 pleasure imaginary.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes , Source: Lacon (p. 255)

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Whoever can do as he pleases, commands when he entreats. [Fr., Qui peut ce qui lui plait, commande alors qu'il prie.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Sertorius (IV, 2)

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So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be! - Barry Cornwall (pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter),

Barry Cornwall (pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter) Quotes , Source: Songs--The Sea in Calm (l. 13)

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For that can power give more than food and drink, To live at ease, and not be bound to think?

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Medal (l. 235)

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Neither art thou the man to catch the fiend and hold him! [Ger., Du bist noch nicht der Mann den Teufel festzuhalten.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust (I, 3, 336)

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Power is neither male nor female.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust (I, 3, 336)

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Patience and Gentleness is Power. - Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt),

Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt) Quotes , Source: Sonnet--On a Lock of Milton's Hair

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My opinion is, that power should always be distrusted, in whatever hands it is placed.

Sir William Jones Quotes , Source: in a letter to Lord Althorpe

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O what is it proud slime will not believe Of his own worth, to hear it equal praised Thus with the gods?

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Sejanus (act I)

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Without his rod revers'd, And backward mutters of dissevering power.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 816)

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Though the power be wanting, yet the wish is praiseworthy. [Lat., Ut desint vires tamen est laudanda voluntas.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 4, 79)

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Refuse to wave the flag Refuse to move the missiles from the warehouse to the dock.

Arundhati Roy Quotes

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God deliver me from the venom of the cobra, the tooth of the tiger, and the vengeance of the Afghan.

Sylovester Stallone Quotes

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This administration has broken faith with the people of America. They have squandered the immense good will extended by other nations.

Senator Edward M Kennedy Quotes

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Every Communist must grasp the truth: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.".

Mao Tse-Tung Quotes

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We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to hum.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

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There is no knowledge that is not power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Nothing destroys authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power, pressed too far and relaxed too much.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.

Jean Rostand Quotes

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Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control -- these three alone lead to power.

Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

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We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes

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We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.

Max Lerner Quotes

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Power does not corrupt man; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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