Quotations About / On: POWER

  • 71.
    A cult is a religion with no political power.
    (Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, author. "Jonestown," ch. 2, In Our Time (1980).)
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  • 72.
    Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 73.
    Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (June 27, 1965).)
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  • 74.
    The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In One-Way Street and Other Writings (1978). "Filling Station," One-Way Street (1928).)
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  • 75.
    On him who wields power gently, the god looks favorably from afar.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 951.)
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  • 76.
    The vices of youth now exceed my powers, but not my fancy.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 77.
    What is happiness?—The feeling that power is growing, that a resistance is being overcome.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 170, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Antichrist, section 2 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1895).)
  • 78.
    When power becomes gracious and descends into the visible—such descent I call beauty.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 152, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Thus Spoke Zarathustra, p. 118, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Penguin Books (1978). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Second Part, "On Those Who are Sublime," (1883).)
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  • 79.
    All the powers of imagination combine in hypochondria.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 80.
    Every white man in this country has been raised with a false sense of power.
    (Roxanne Dunbar (1938), U.S. feminist. Female Liberation as the Basis for Social Revolution, [unpaginated pamphlet] (1969).)
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