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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.

Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny. Justice without power is opposed, because there are always wicked men. Power without justice is soon questioned. Justice and power must therefore be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.

Liberal: a power worshipper without power.

Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions.

Macho does not prove mucho.

Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases.

Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.

No man is powerful as long as power is his need. See quote detail

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.

Not hammer strokes, but dance of the water sings the pebbles into perfection.

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

Nothing, indeed, but the possession of some power can with any certainty discover what at the bottom is the true character of any man.

Patience and gentleness is power.

People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.

Politics is activity in relation to power.

Power acquired by guilt has seldom been directed to any good end or useful purpose.

Power and liberty are like heat and moisture; where they are well mixt, everything prospers; where they are single, they are destructive.

Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.


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