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    Quotations about Power

    • Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
      Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887, by Lord Acton
    • Knowledge is power.
      Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597, by Sir Francis Bacon
    • We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
      Litany for Dictatorships, 1935, by Stephen Vincent Benet
    • It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
    • If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also?
      A Civil Campaign, 1999, by Lois McMaster Bujold
    • 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.
      Lacon, 1825, by Charles Caleb Colton
    • The secret of all power is - save your force. If you want high pressure you must choke off waste.
    • Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.
      Gnomologia, 1732, by Dr. Thomas Fuller
    • Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
    • Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.
      President of Yale University, by A. Bartlett Giamatti
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