Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
You all know how powerful and varied are the effects of which steam engines are capable; with them has really begun the great development of industry which has characterised our century before all others.
Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
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.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
There's never going to be a great misunderstanding of me. I think I'm a little whacked.
If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
At the moment I am a little bit politician, yes. I think that could be my next step. It is not because I want power, it is because of what I think I could do for the people.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life.
I think that many people in history who had power were bumped off because they had power.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
I count myself fortunate to be able to contribute to this work; and the great interest which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has shown in my work and the recognition that it has paid to my past successes, convince me that I am not on the wrong track.
I don't seek power and do not run around.
Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.
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 may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
I remember the great atmosphere and the great stadium.
Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.