Quotations About / On: POWER
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
(Alvin Toffler (b. 1928), U.S. author. "The Democratic Difference," pt. 1, ch. 2, Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century (1990).)
How few writers can prostitute all their powers!
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "Ronald Firbank," pt. II (1929), in Abinger Harvest (1936).)
Until philosophers hold power, neither states nor individuals will have rest from trouble.
(Plato (427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic 501e, trans. by Cornford.)
I do not wish [women] to have power over men, but over themselves.
(Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), British author and feminist. Vindication of the Rights of Woman, ch. 4 (1792).)
In love, a verse of Mimnermus has more power than one of Homer.
(Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.9. 11.)
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the state.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
(Benjamin Spock (20th century), U.S. pediatrician and author, and Michael B. Rothenberg. Dr. Spocks's Baby and Child Care, p. 406 (1985).)
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
(Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. speech, Nov. 6, 1938. "Problems of War and Strategy," Selected Works, vol. 2 (1965).)
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
(Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), British scientist, author. Encounter (London, July 1971).)
Supreme power rests in the will of all or of the majority.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1994). The Hessian Messenger (1834).
Büchner on democracy.)