Power And Control Quotes

Power And Control Quotes by Mark Twain, Alice Walker, Vida Dutton Scudder, Audre Lorde, Deepak Chopra, Napoleon Hill and many others.

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unsp

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
Mark Twain
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Alice Walker
An element of abstention, of restraint, must enter into all finer joys.
Vida Dutton Scudder
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde
When your actions are motivated by love, you expend least effort and your energy multiplies, allowing you to create anything you want, with a spirit of play and joy. When you seek power and control over others, you waste energy chasing the illusion of happiness.
Deepak Chopra
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
Napoleon Hill
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Steinbeck
Distinguish between power and control, delegate, be decisive – and always remember people’s first names.
Alex Ferguson
About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation.
Tom Wilson
I bid you conquer in your warfare against your four great enemies, the world, the devil, the flesh, and above all, that obstinate and perverse self-will, unaided by which the other three would be comparatively powerless.
Augustus William Hare
We like slipping, but not falling; our real anxiety is to be tempted enough.
Augustus William Hare
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.
Charles Caleb Colton
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
Bad as “independence” is, the main fault of the Federal Reserve System – an admirable system if conducted in the public interest – is that too much power and control rests in the hands of people whose private interests are directly affected by the Federal Reserves’ actions.
Wright Patman
Let’s ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.
I’m an anarchist. I’m implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest.
Will Self