60+ Best Power Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Power is authority, jurisdiction, control, command, sway, dominion mean the right to govern or rule or determine. Inspirational power quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

If you’re searching for top encouraging quotes and top dream quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of top rise above quotes, popular work in progress quotes and inspiring fear of failure quotes.

Power Quotes

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.  Mohandas Gandhi

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches. Percy Bysshe Shelley 

Our power is in our ability to decide. Buckminster Fuller

In recent years power has tended to become an even more diffuse and far-ranging notion in social and political theory. Dennis Hume Wrong

Power? It’s like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there. Harold MacMillan

Power never takes a back step – only in the face of more power.  Malcolm X 

Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent. Jonathan Swift

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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. Honoré de Balzac

Power is the by-product of understanding. Jacob Bronowski

Character is power. Booker T. Washington

Power may be defined as the production of intended effects. It is thus a quantitative concept: given two men with similar desires, if one achieves all the desires that the other achieves, and also others, he has more power than the other. Bertrand Russell  

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

With great power there must also come great responsibility! Stan Lee

You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother’s milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes. George Bernard Shaw

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca

Power doesn’t always roar…The art of exerting power is an art used in doses – the more hidden it is the more effective. Ziad K. Abdelnour

Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power. William Gaddis

The greatest power is often simple patience. E. Joseph Cossman

What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. David Brin

All the power that we exercise over others depends on the power we exercise over ourselves. Cotvos

If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again. Arabic Proverbs

Power is applied to physical phenomena and processes. Dennis Hume Wrong

People with power always take advantage of those without power. Christopher Pike

The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good. Baltasar Gracian

We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.  Max Lerner

Inspirational Power Quotes

Power is neither good nor evil, but its user makes it so. Author Erin Hunter

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall. Bacon

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws. John Quincy Adams

The power impulse has two forms: explicit, in leaders; implicit in their followers. When men willingly follow a leader, they do so with a view to the acquisition of power by the group which he commands, and they feel that his triumphs are theirs. Bertrand Russell 

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. Mahatma Gandhi

Power is an essentially contested concept, meaning that people with difference values and beliefs are bound to disagree over its nature and definition. Dennis Hume Wrong

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. Lao-Tzu

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak. John Adams

The power to do good is also the power to do harm. Milton Friedman

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Wiesel

Love of power, in its widest sense, is the desire to be able to produce intended effects upon the outer world, whethen human or non-human. Bertrand Russell 

There is power over human beings and power over dead matter or non-human forms of life. Bertrand Russell 

The measure of a man is what he does with power. Pittacus

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. Colton

Power is not alluring to pure minds. Thomas Jefferson

Power is not sufficient evidence of truth. Samuel Johnson

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely. Adlai Stevenson I

Power lacks moral or principles. It only has interests. Horacio Castellanos Moya

Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers. James F. Byrnes

Power consists in one’s capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation. Woodrow Wilson

The greatness of the man’s power is the measure of his surrender. William Booth

Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it. Frank Herbert

Amazing Power Quotes

The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. Henrik Ibsen 

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. George Bernard Shaw

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. Edmund Burke

Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don’t.  Oskar Shindler

The power impulse has two forms: explicit, in leaders; implicit in their followers. When men willingly follow a leader, they do so with a view to the acquisition of power by the group which he commands, and they feel that his triumphs are theirs. Bertrand Russell 

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it. J. Petit-Senn

Power has always been one of those words that everybody uses without necessarily being able to define satisfactorily. Dennis Hume Wrong

Power is treated both as a quality or attribute possessed by individuals, groups, or larger social structures and as an indicator of an active or interactive process or relation between individual or collective actors. Dennis Hume Wrong

Power ought to serve as a check to power.  John Milton

And power without compassion is the worst kind of evil there is. E.J. Patten

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself. Gloria Steinem

The best people to have power are the ones who don’t want it. Kit Harington

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