Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
'Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power.
You cannot run away from a weakness. You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if it be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy.
I worked very hard and I earned all the attention I'm getting.
I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire, and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services.
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Power ceases in the instant of repose;? It resides in the moment of transition from past to a new state.
I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U. S. government showing themselves as idiots.
I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing.
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.