Quotations About / On: POWER

  • 31.
    Power is the great aphrodisiac.
    (Henry Kissinger (b. 1923), German-born U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. quoted in New York Times (Jan. 19, 1971).)
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  • 32.
    Helplessness is a mighty power.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 33.
    Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. repr. In Collected Essays (1961). "Notes on Nationalism," (1945).)
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  • 34.
    Intelligence without power cannibalizes itself.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 35.)
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  • 37.
    Opinions have greater power than strength of hands.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 676.)
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  • 38.
    Repentance is but want of power to sin.
    (John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Palamon and Arcite, bk. 3.)
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  • 39.
    For also knowledge itself is power.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Religious Meditations, "Of Heresies," (1597).)
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  • 40.
    Power and speed be hands and feet.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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