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Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.

Power is always right, weakness always wrong. Power is always insolent and despotic.

Power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day, or it is rotten.

Power is every stealing from the many to the few.

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!

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of power, and forbearance implies strength.

Power is the recognition of necessity.

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.

Power only tires those who don't exercise it.

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

Power, like the diamond, dazzles the beholder, and also the wearer; it dignifies meanness; it magnifies littleness; to what is contemptible, it gives authority; to what is low, exaltation.

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them; power flows to the man who knows how.

Responsibility n: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbour. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.

The basis of international anarchy is men's proneness to fear and hatred. This is also the basis of economic disputes; for the love of power, which is at their root, is generally an embodiment of fear. Men desire to be in control because they are afraid that the control of others will be used unjustly to their detriment.

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.


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