Quotations About / On: POWER
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
(James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author, and Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943). Conversation November 4, 1971, London, England. A Dialogue (1973).)
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
(Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. "Of Great Place," Essays (1597-1625).)
Will power defeats all powers
(Will that makes a man)
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).)
Liberala power worshipper without power.
(George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Politics and the English Language," Shooting an Elephant (1950).)
In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
(John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908), U.S. economist. repr. In A View from the Stands (1986). "The United States," New York (November 15, 1971).)
The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act III (1835).)
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).)
'Subjectivity is the power over the objective world, and objectivity is the power over the subjective world.'
(- -Nathan Coppedge, March 2017)
Every human being has the great power to make or break someone's day. But bear in mind: With great power comes great responsibility.