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Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence.
Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.
In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
Francis Bacon Sr
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants.
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
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