Quotations About / On: POWER

  • 71.
    Methodological individualism is the doctrine that psychological states are individuated with respect to their causal powers.
    (Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935), U.S. professor of philosophy (Rutgers, formerly City University of) New York, MIT). Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind, p. 42, MIT Press/Bradford Books (1987).)
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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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).)
  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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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