The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
But now science, spurred on by its powerful delusion, hurtles inexorably towards its limits where the optimism hidden in the essence of logic founders. For the periphery of the circle of science has an infinite number of points and while there is no telling yet how the circle could ever be fully surveyed,the noble and gifted man, before he has reached the middle of his life, still inevitably encounters such peripheral limit points andfinds himself staring into an impenetrable darkness. If he at that moment sees to his horror how in these limits logic coils arounditself and finally bites its own tail - then the new form of knowledge breaks through, tragic knowledge, which in order to be tolerated,needs art as a protection and remedy.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Herein we perceive a trait characteristic of man : two very dissimilar successive perceptions leave a common residue, a distinct impression, solicitation, impulsion, which results in the invention or adoption of some mode of expression, either by gesture, cry, articulation, or name.
You feel yourself working to show something. I've learned to distrust that feeling.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
It was not about losing my mental power; it's about not feeling good about my contribution to the game.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
At this time, my work on the SPS power supplies had just come to an end; I joined a study group on the pp project and an experimental team studying cooling in a small ring (ICE).
What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
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.
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.
A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.