Quotations About / On: POWER

  • 1.
    Will power defeats all powers
    (Will that makes a man)
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  • 2.
    Liberal—a power worshipper without power.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Politics and the English Language," Shooting an Elephant (1950).)
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  • 3.
    Purchasing power is a license to purchase power.
    (Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 7, sct. 3 (1967, trans. 1983).)
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  • 4.
    What kind of concept is the hunger for money and power to someone who ain't hungry for money and power?
    (Societal truth)
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  • 5.
    Out of power, Marxism can develop critical intelligence; in power, it quickly becomes stupid.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 6.
    Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work.
    (Nancy Chodorow, U.S. professor, and sociologist. The Reproduction of Mothering Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, ch. 2 (1978).)
    More quotations from: Nancy Chodorow, power, work, world
  • 7.
    Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Pocket veto of a land bill, December 4, 1833. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908).)
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  • 8.
    For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life.
    (Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 4 (1991).)
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  • 9.
    The essence of government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Speech at the Virginia Convention, 1829. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 512, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973).)
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  • 10.
    Nothing in life possesses value except the degree of power—assuming that life itself is the will to power.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 12, p. 215, selection 5[71], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished note dating to Summer 1886Fall 1887, series on "European Nihilism," section 10 (June 10, 1887).)
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