J. K. RowlingWe do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
Jim MorrisonExpose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Abraham LincolnNearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
J. K. RowlingWe do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Marcus AureliusYou have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Orhan PamukI don't much care whether rural Anatolians or Istanbul secularists take power. I'm not close to any of them. What I care about is respect for the individual.
Orhan PamukThe secularists in Turkey haven't underestimated religion, they just made the mistake of believing they could control it with the power of the army alone.
Edgar Allan PoeWords have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Margaret AtwoodYou could tell 'The Handmaid's Tale' from a male point of view. People have mistakenly felt that the women are oppressed, but power tends to organise itself in a pyramid. I could pick a male narrator from somewhere in that pyramid. It would interesting.
Margaret AtwoodTime is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now.
August WilsonI had always been fascinated with Napoleon because he was a self-made emperor; Victor Hugo said, 'Napoleon's will to power,' and it was the title of my paper. And I submitted it to my teacher, and he didn't think I had written it. And he wanted me to explain it to him.
George OrwellDoublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
Emily BrontëI gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen, and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.
Aung San Suu KyiThe value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
Louisa May AlcottThe power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
George OrwellPower is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
Virginia WoolfWomen have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Orhan PamukThe habit of collecting, of attachment to things, is an essential human trait. But Western civilization put collecting on a pedestal by inventing museums. Museums are about representing power. It could be the king's power or, later, people's power.
Friedrich NietzscheAll things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Marcus AureliusIf you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Joseph ConradMy task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.
Roseanne Barr'Winning' in Hollywood means not just power, money, and complimentary smoked-salmon pizza, but also that everyone around you fails just as you are peaking.
Julianne MooreLoving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Malcolm XThe media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Abigail AdamsDo not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Neil GaimanWhat power would hell have if those imprisoned here would not be able to dream of heaven?
Mary OliverThe most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.
Beatrix PotterBelieve there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
Madeleine AlbrightJewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.
Anne FrankHuman greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
Abigail AdamsI am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
Emily DickinsonI know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.
Robert F. KennedyHand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men's lives.
RumiI was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star.
C. S. LewisWhen you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.
EpictetusThere is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.
Margaret AtwoodKnowing too much about other people puts you in their power, they have a claim on you, you are forced to understand their reasons for doing things and then you are weakened.
Thurgood MarshallOur whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.
Abigail AdamsArbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Orhan PamukLet us say in the pocket of one of my old coats I find a movie ticket from many years ago. Once I see the ticket, not only do I remember that I saw this movie, but also scenes from this movie, which I think I have entirely forgotten, come back to me. Objects have this power, and I like it.
VoltaireThe human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe.
RumiYou are a volume in the divine book A mirror to the power that created the universe Whatever you want, ask it of yourself Whatever you’re looking for can only be found Inside of you
Ralph Waldo EmersonThat which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.
Robert A. HeinleinAlmost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Marcus AureliusDo not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
Friedrich NietzscheI assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage
George OrwellThe object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?
Bertrand RussellWe know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
Mahatma GandhiPower is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.
William WilberforceIt is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.
Brigham YoungEducation is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Daisaku IkedaWhat we need most is to restore and revive our humanity. We must create a society where people can live with dignity, a society where people can live in peace and happiness. People are tired of games played for power and profit. People are tired of hatred and conflict. They want to live with more wisdom and confidence, and in peace. It may seem like a long and distant path, but I am convinced that the 21st century must see a movement to sow the seeds of peace, happiness and trust in every person's heart. The seeds of a truly humane way of life. I am convinced this is the only path.
Hillary Clinton'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.
Dan BrownThe power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought.
Thomas S. MonsonWhen faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.
Bernie SandersWe need to change the power structure in America, we need to end the political oligarchy.
Mary ShelleyThe companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.
Joyce MeyerAn affirmation to say everyday: The healing power of God is working in me right now. Eveyr day I get better and better in every way.
Alan MooreVI VERI VENIVERSUM VIVUS VICI. By the Power of Truth, I, while living, have Conquered the Universe.
Ezra PoundProperly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
Muhammad Ali JinnahThere are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
George W. BushI believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
Barbara KingsolverThe power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes.
James MadisonI believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
Sidney SheldonThe difference between a rebel and a patriot depends upon who is in power at the moment.
John PiperGrace is the pleasure of God to magnify the worth of God by giving sinners the right and power to delight in God without obscuring the glory of God.
Muhammad AliOnly a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
George Bernard ShawPower does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
George Bernard ShawThe trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
Thomas HobbesThe right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.