Favorite Quotations ~  Power, 2 When Pride Still Mattered

"Power is the great aphrodisiac." ~ Henry Kissinger, NY Times, 1971

My Portrait by Richard Barlett

You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal entry, 1842

The lust for power is not rooted in strength, but in weakness. ~ Erich Fromm, Escape From Freedom, 1941

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies. ~ Napoléon Bonaparte

I breathed through my fear and found my power. ~ Barbara Joseph

Few women see power as an end in itself. The point of power is the freedom to cultivate roses. ~ Erica Jong

Power politics is the diplomatic name for the law of the jungle. ~ Ely Culbertson, Must We Fight Russia?, 1946

Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many. ~ Maggie Kuhn, Ms, 1975

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists... and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know EXACTLY what you want... and are fully determined not to quit until you get it. ~ Alexander Graham Bell

It is said that a wise man rules over the stars, but this does not mean that he rules over the influences which come from the stars in the sky. It means that he rules over the powers which exist in his own constitution. ~ Paracelsus

All political power is a trust. ~ Charles James Fox

Always remember the first rule of power tactics. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. ~ Saul Alinsky

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in away that leads to collective organizational success. ~ Stephen R. Covey

Closeness to power heightens the dignity of all men. ~ Theodore White

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