Quotations About / On: POWER
Power is a means, not an end.
Soul is the power of body.
You become strong not by showing power
But by surviving pain
Such is the power of prayer that makes you believe that you are not alone
Futility of youth power is a severe crime.
(Youth needs immediate engagement for a productive job after relinquishing study.)
Money: power at its most liquid.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Purity is the power to contemplate defilement.
(Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. Gravity and Grace, "Attention and Will," (1947, trans. 1952).)
A friend in power is a friend lost.
(Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry Adams, ch. 7 (1907).
Referring to the rupture with Senator Charles Sumner.)
Power is paradoxical.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Portrait of a Planet (1971).)
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
(Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 13 (1973).)