You can 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.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
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.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
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.
Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful.
What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
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.
Well, I didn't want to have the reminder sort of in the sky, so that people would forever look at it. I wanted to have - really to create a city from the bottom up. From that foundation, which held, from the democratic power of what the site really is.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
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.
Unless someone truly has the power to say no, they never truly have the power to say yes.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.
I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I'm white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them.
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.