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Definitions of Power:

  • Dictionary.com: (noun) Ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. (verb) to supply with electricity or other means of power; to give power to; make powerful
  • Merriam Webster: (noun) 1) ability to act or produce an effect 2) ability to get extra-base hits 3) capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect
  • Synonyms from Thesaurus.com: capability, capacity, function, influence, potential, skill, talent
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Quotes about Power:

Here are top quotes about leadership:

“My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth.”

— Donald Trump

People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.

— Bill Clinton

Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!”

— Steve Maraboli

“Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.”

— Helen Keller

They give me no eagle powers! They give me no nutrients.

— Ignacio/Nacho

“Take a pail of water to the seaside and heat it to 210 degrees Fahrenheit and all you have is very hot water. But if you heat it up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit you have live steam with unbelievable power!”

— Nelson Nash, Becoming Your Own Banker

So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.

— Charlie

In the realm of the unknown there is an infinite power for good.

— Charlie Chaplin, From Chaplin’s “My Autobiography”

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.

— Steve Maraboli

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

— Robert Green Ingersoll

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

— Alice Walker

Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.

— William Gaddis

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

— Peace Pilgrim

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

— Robert A. Heinlein

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

— William Plomer

Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.

— Michel Foucault

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.

— Paul P. Harris

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

— Malala Yousafzai

Truth is powerful and it prevails.

— Sojourner Truth

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.

— Eric Hoffer

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

— Edmund Burke

Knowledge is power.

— Francis Bacon

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

— John Dalberg-Acton

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.

— Mahatma Gandhi

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

— Victor Hugo

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

— Bruce Lee

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

— Lao Tzu

Calmness is the cradle of power.

— Josiah Gilbert Holland

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.

— Richard J. Daley

Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. Blaise Pascal

— Blaise Pascal

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.

— Susan Sarandon

The greatest power is often simple patience.

— E. Joseph Cossman

The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.

— Malala Yousafzai

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

— Kofi Annan