Friday, July 31, 2009

Quotes: Power (1)

Power 883 "Many wished for power; a strange desire, indeed, since it is but another form of slavery." Hawthorne: "The Intelligence Office" Having power makes you a slave to those who have given it to you.

Power 41 "Power is much more easily manifested in destroying than in creating." Wordsworth. 1796. Power usually destroys; it does not usually create.

Power 112 "To be feared is to fear; no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind himself." Seneca. 1st Century. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Making others fear you will not give you peace of mind.

Power 177 "You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too." George Bernard Shaw. 1905. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Power can be used for good or for evil.

Power 188 "Want of principle is power; truth and honesty set a limit to our efforts…". Hazlitt. 1823. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.You gain power by ignoring principle; truth and honesty set limits on power.

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