Favorite Quotations ~  Power, 3 Awareness

"Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." ~ Nelson Mandela

Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep. ~ Eric Hoffer

A fool is very dangerous when in power. ~ Denis Fonvizin

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here, 1967

The reputation of power IS power. ~ Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1967

Power is the ability to do good things for others. ~ Brooke Astor

Power has not corrupted me. I have not become jaded. I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I'm on a roll second to none. ~ Hugh Hefner

I told my manager, 'If we can't do the things now that we want to do, what good is the power?... Let's test it and try to get the things done that we believe in.' ~ John Travolta

Power is stealing from the many to the few. ~ Wendell Phillips, 1852 speech

Power is the first good. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Inspiration, 1876

The power to define the situation is the ultimate power. ~ Jerry Rubin, Growing Up at 37, 1976

All human power is a compound of time and patience. ~ Honore de Balzac

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. ~ Colin Wilson

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. ~ Seneca

Real power comes by empowering others. ~ Denis Waitley

Access to power must be confined to those who are not in love with it. ~ Plato

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