Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
I feel it now: there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it. All becoming has need me..
Putin can't afford to leave the office because he will be in real danger of being prosecuted for things he and his people did during their stay in power.
The men who love power never fall in love. Even if they fall in love they keep themselves at a distance.
I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.