The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
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.
A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
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.
What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive power of the motion of heat, which remains constant so long as it is not transformed into other forms of work, or results afresh from them.
Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.
Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
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.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
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.
I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.
There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
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).
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.