When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
I am already given to the power that rules my fate. And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend. I have no thoughts, so I will see. I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
In your power, all the same. Subject to your will and your demands. No longer free! No! That's a thought I'll never endure! Never.
To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Power ceases in the instant of repose;? It resides in the moment of transition from past to a new state.
I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
The popular notion of an antithesis between appearance and reality has exercised a very powerful influence on scientific and philosophical thought.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.