Quotations About / On: POWER

  • 11.
    In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by Power. In America ... charters of power [are] granted by liberty.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. "Charters" (January 8, 1792). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, p. 191, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
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  • 12.
    The philosophy of action for action, power for the sake of power, had become an established orthodoxy. "Thou has conquered, O go-getting Babbitt."
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Eustace Barnack, in Time Must Have a Stop, ch. 12 (1944). In this passage the narrator reports Eustace Barnack's thoughts and concludes with his reworking of Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem "An Interlude," "Thou hast conquered, O pale Galilean" substituting Sinclair Lewis's character who represents the ideology of small- town capitalism.)
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  • 13.
    To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The New York Times Book Review, interview (1972). on being asked "What kinds of power do you favor, and which do you oppose?")
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  • 14.
    Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work.
    (Nancy Chodorow, U.S. professor, and sociologist. The Reproduction of Mothering Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, ch. 2 (1978).)
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  • 15.
    The philosophy of action for action, power for the sake of power, had become an established orthodoxy. "Thou has conquered, O go-getting Babbitt."
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Eustace Barnack, in Time Must Have a Stop, ch. 12 (1944). In this passage the narrator reports Eustace Barnack's thoughts and concludes with his reworking of Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem "An Interlude," "Thou hast conquered, O pale Galilean" substituting Sinclair Lewis's character who represents the ideology of small- town capitalism.)
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  • 16.
    Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Pocket veto of a land bill, December 4, 1833. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908).)
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  • 17.
    For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life.
    (Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 4 (1991).)
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  • 18.
    You are evil. But even the power of evil cannot stand against the power of faith and goodness.
    (Griffin Jay, and Randall Faye. Lew Landers. Lady Jane Ainsley (Frieda Inescort), The Return of the Vampire, speaking to the vampire (1943).)
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  • 19.
    Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power.
    (Joan Didion (b. 1934), U.S. essayist. "7000 Romaine, Los Angeles," Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1967, repr. 1968).)
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  • 20.
    For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Oct. 29, 1964, New York City.)
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