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"Unfortunately, in our society, power means the ability to dominate and oppress." - Vanna Bonta

"Real power has to do with one's ability to influence the hearts and minds of others." - Dalai Lama

"Power is the ability to define phenomena, and make it act in a desired manner." - Huey Newton

"My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice." - Shawn Ashmore

"Power is the ability to achieve purpose." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Power is the ability to make change." - Geneva Overholser

"Ability is active power, or power to perform." - Noah Webster

"Power, in a nutshell, is the ability to get things done, and politics is the ability to decide which things need to be done." - Zygmunt Bauman

"Ponder the depth and the power of loyalty-the ability to serve and support a cause greater than yourself." - Gary Zukav

"The presence of Christ brings us his power and ability to use our limited resources in limitless ways." - Rebecca Pippert

"What separates great players from the good ones is not so much ability as brain power and emotional equilibrium." - Arnold Palmer

"No ability, no strength and force, no power of intellect or power of wealth, shall avail us, if we have not the root of right living in us." - Theodore Roosevelt

"We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today." - Gray Davis

"Power, as human beings exercise power, to me means the ability to change: the ability to change oneself, the ability to change one's community. And the positive use of power is transformation of self and community toward a higher ideal, toward a healed world." - Katharine Jefferts Schori

"And journalism itself has changed. News organizations and some journalists have transformed from their traditional role as watchdogs of power into institutions of power themselves with an ability, indeed, a susceptibility, to abuse that power." - Joan Konner

"The issue is we're losing leverage. Governments are increasingly getting more power and we are increasingly losing our ability to control that power, and even to be aware of that power." - Edward Snowden

"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political and economic change. Walter Reuther defined power one day. He said, "Power is the ability of a labor union like the U.A.W. to make the most powerful corporation in the world, General Motors, say 'Yes' when it wants to say 'No.' That's power."" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Personal power is the ability to take action." - Tony Robbins

"Our power is in our ability to decide." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Power is the ability not to have to please." - Elizabeth Janeway

"Simply stated, power is the ability to get things done." - Pat Heim

"Power is the ability to get things done" - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Power is the ability to do good things for others." - Brooke Astor

"Our power is in our ability to decide." - Buckminster Fuller

"Personal power is the ability to take action." - Anthony Robbins

"Ability involves responsibility; power, to its last particle, is duty." - Ian Maclaren

"Power is the ability to afford not to learn." - Karl Deutsch

"Power is the ability to get things done." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax" - David Allen

"Every person has the latent ability to read minds and influence the physical world without touching it, but they don't have the ability to connect with the power source." - Maria V. Snyder

"Real power does not consist in the ability to inflict capital punishment upon the subjects, but in the will and the ability to protect the subjects against the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Thought control is the ability to direct mind and attention anywhere. Your ability to win is dependent upon the power of your concentration. Winning is a state of mind." - Frederick Lenz

"A new understanding of power is replacing our old understanding of power as the ability to manipulate and control. The old understanding of power has become counterproductive to our evolution. What used to be good medicine has become poisonous. Pursuit of the ability to manipulate and control now produces only violence and destruction." - Gary Zukav

"What has made me successful is the ability to surrender my plans, dreams and goals to a power that's greater than other people and greater than myself." - Oprah Winfrey

"Name Yellow Wolf comes from life experiences. Yellow is the color of the sun - its power, fire, and hunger. Wolf represents my fierceness and ability to survive." - Yelawolf

"God's power rests not on totalizing omnipotence, but on His ability to alchemize suffering, tragedy, and loss into wisdom, understanding, and joy." - Terryl L. Givens

"The real basic power of an individual isn't what he or she knows; it's the ability to think and learn and face new challenges." - Nathaniel Branden

"God's power rests not on totalizing omnipotence, but on His ability to alchemize suffering, tragedy, and loss into wisdom, understanding, and joy." - Terryl L. Givens

"Most men and women, by birth or nature, lack the means to advance in wealth and power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge." - Pythagoras

"As doctors, we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive." - Bernie Siegel

"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political and economic change." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I can play a power game, but I also have the ability to step it up to another level and hit shots even further on call." - Tiger Woods

"Power is the ability to affect others to get the outcomes you want, and that can be done by coercion, payment or attraction." - Joseph Nye

"Our ability to receive is a necessary component if we desire to own our power, claim our worth and live fearlessly." - Rhonda Britten

"To me, freedom means having the power, the inherent right, the capacity and the ability to make choices that honour who I am." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, and my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary." - Tony Robbins

"I believe the power to make money is a gift from God...to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind." - John D Rockefeller

"I worry that as the problem-solving power of our technologies increases, our ability to distinguish between important and trivial or even non-existent problems diminishes." - Evgeny Morozov

"The obligation to receive reduces our ability to choose whom we wish to be indebted to and puts that power in the hands of others." - Robert Cialdini

"While leadership depends on depth of conviction and the power coming therefrom, there must also be the ability to share that conviction with others." - Mary Parker Follett

"Power is the ability to take one's place in whatever discourse is essential to action and the right to have one's part matter." - Carolyn Heilbrun

"The link between a society, whether it be made up of communities or individuals, and a state is this: Power rests on the ability to satisfy human needs." - Carroll Quigley

"The survival of this country depends upon letting the world know we have the power and the ability to use it if the occasion demands." - Forrest Sherman

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life." - Marcus Aurelius

"most men and women, by birth or nature, lack the means to advance in wealth or power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge." - Pythagoras

"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power." - Toni Morrison

"More than ever before, consumers have the ability to unify their voices and coalesce their buying power to influence corporate behaviors." - Simon Mainwaring

"Now comes the second machine age. Computers and other digital advances are doing for mental power-the ability to use our brains to understand and shape our environments-what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power." - Erik Brynjolfsson

"I think music has the ability to inspire people and to change hearts, and the heart has the power to change the mind, and the mind has the power to change the world." - Serj Tankian

"The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life." - Jim Fixx

"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." - Anthony Robbins

"He is beyond question a writer of power; and his power lies in his ability to make sex so thoroughly, graphically, and aggressively unattractive that one is fairly shaken to ponder how little one has been missing." - Dorothy Parker

"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." - Tony Robbins

"Like many things in our national life, we miscalculated. We overestimated our ability to control events, which is one of the great dangers of a great power. Power tends to be a substitute for judgment and wisdom." - Hubert H Humphrey

"The problem is that the things demanded by an empire, which is staying power, ruthlessness, the ability and the willingness to use its power around the world, it's something that democracies tend to be quite skeptical about." - Mark Danner

"Personal power is the ability to go into other planes, to cross that threshold from one dimension to another. Why do that? Because it is there to do; knowledge, power, and beauty lie in those other worlds." - Frederick Lenz

"There is a great difference, then, between "power" and "authority." Power refers to one's ability to coerce others (through physical, economic, or other means) to do one's bidding. One can possess the means of power: physical strength, armaments, and money. But authority must be performed. Authority refers to one's ability to gain the trust and willing obedience of others. While power rests on intimidation, authority survives through inspiration." - Joshua Meyrowitz

"Spiritual knowledge improves intuitive ability, innovative ability and communication." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The ability to fantasize is the ability to survive, and the ability to fantasize is the ability to grow" - Ray Bradbury

"Law has the power to compel: indeed, the ability to enforce is a condition of the ability to command." - Thomas Aquinas

"There are four different kinds of power in a communication: position power (the CEO talking to her direct reports), emotion power (passion sometimes rules the day), expertise (people often listen to the most knowledgeable person in the room), and conversational power (the subtlest, this is the ability to direct the conversation through body language)." - Nick Morgan

"Power for men means the ability to make things happen ... The female definition of power is the ability not to have to please." - Lois Gould

"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose... one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites - polar opposites - so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love... What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose... one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites - polar opposites - so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love... What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose... one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites - polar opposites - so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love... What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"To know and experience what God can do, we must first realize and acknowledge what we cannot do. We must get our eyes off of ourselves and our limited ability, and totally onto Him and His infinite power." - Joyce Meyer

"Power is strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another. It is being able to place a cicle of power at your own feet and not take power from someone else's circle." - Lynn Andrews

"I have introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and make it clear that the Congress and state legislatures do have the ability and the power to regulate and get corporate funding out of political campaigns." - Bernie Sanders

"I would say that I have been consistent in my broad view of how American power should be deployed, and the view that we underestimate our power when we restrict it to just our military power. We shortchange our influence and our ability to shape events when that's the only tool we think we have in the toolbox." - Barack Obama

"What we are entering is a power age, and the importance of the power age lies in its ability, rightly used with the wage motive behind it, to increase and cheapen production so that all of us may have more of this world's goods. The way to liberty, the way to equality of opportunity, the way from empty phrases to actualities, lies through power" - Henry Ford

"I am a believer in women, in their ability to do things and in their influence and power. Women set the standards for the world, and it is for us, women in Canada, to set the standards high." - Nellie L. McClung

"Treat yourself and others with kindness when you eat, exercise, play, work, love, and everything else. When you think, feel, and act kindly, you hasten your ability to connect to the power of intention." - Wayne Dyer

"Core strength and stability is very important to me. Tennis is all about rotation of the body and my ability to create power. I incorporate a lot of abdominal, back and glute exercises into my gym sessions." - Samantha Stosur

"Natural ability and educational advantages do not figure as factors in this matter of prayer; but a capacity for faith, the power of a thorough consecration, the ability of self-littleness, an absolute losing of one's self in God's glory and an ever present and insatiable yearning and seeking after all the fullness of God." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"BlogHer is an incredibly important conference because it really taps into the power of women. It gives women an ability to do what they do - take care of the home, go to work - and, at the same time, spread their power through the power of the digital world." - Indra Nooyi

"Power to me is having the ability to make a change in a positive way." - Victoria Justice

"The power of music that poetry lacks is the ability to persuade without argument." - William Matthews

"...She's understood the power of stories. Their magical ability to refill the wounded part of people." - Kate Morton

"Personal power is the ability to enter into different planes of reality." - Frederick Lenz

"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others." - John C Maxwell

"The power of god has given men the ability to realize that he does not exist." - Andre Santos

"In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different." - Marianne Williamson

"America's true power lies not in its will to dominate but in its ability to inspire." - Robert Byrd

"The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the force." - David Prowse

"It is in your power to release the ability of God." - Charles Capps

"America's true power lies not in its will to dominate but in its ability to inspire." - Robert Byrd

"lack of will power leads to more failure than lack of intelligence or ability." - Anchee Min

"The Williams sisters, they have this power. They have this ability to come back from nowhere." - Elena Vesnina

"The only power an actor has is the ability to say: 'No" - Lou Diamond Phillips

"The Court's great power is its ability to educate, to provide moral leadership." - William O Douglas

"Ability comprehends the power of doing in general, without specifying the quality or degree." - George Crabbe

"Our single greatest challenge is the ability to move power to markets outside North Dakota." - John Hoeven

"I don't care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don't harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you're never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants" - Zig Ziglar

"The one thing a creator can bring to the table when everybody else has all the money and power is centeredness and the ability to walk away. Never sit at a table you can't walk away from." - Joss Whedon

"Top-down leaders, by withholding power from those in the ranks, deprive them of the ability to use the expertise and information vested in them to respond directly and with speed to customer concerns." - Sally Helgesen

"You have considerable power to construct self-helping thoughts, feelings and actions as well as to construct self-defeating behaviors. You have the ability, if you use it, to choose healthy instead of unhealthy thinking, feeling and acting." - Albert Ellis

"I believe in the power of women. As nurturers, we have a unique ability to care and share and make the world a better place. Women Who Inspire are women who are making a difference." - Donna Karan

"The flowering of human society depends on two factors: the intellectual power of outstanding men to conceive sound social and economic theories, and the ability of these or other men to make these ideologies palatable to the majority." - Ludwig Von Mises

"What a great discrepancy there is between people and the results they achieve! It is due to the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability, and concentrating them upon one point." - Orison Swett Marden

"Within you, whoever you may be, regardless of how big a failure you may think yourself to be, is the ability and the power to do whatever you need to do to be happy and successful." - Maxwell Maltz

"There is an ability to move and transform things. I think each human being has that power, and it's often one that we are willing to relinquish to others." - Fred Alan Wolf

"I don't think art is in danger of dissolution or disappearance, and we don't trust enough in its ability and power to create critical consciousness as much as we think we do." - Fady Joudah

"I don't care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don't harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you're never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants." - Zig Ziglar

"Concentration is the factor that causes the great discrepancy between men and the results they achieve... the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability and concentrating on one point." - Orison Swett Marden

"The need to help spread democracy and the ability to do that will be much greater if we break this addiction to oil, which gives the oil princes and sultans the power in the Mideast." - Jay Inslee

"In essence, I see the value of journalism as resting in a twofold mission: informing the public of accurate and vital information, and its unique ability to provide a truly adversarial check on those in power." - Glenn Greenwald

"I love the power of the musician who composes and performs. I envy their ability to put a nugget of truth in three minutes of sweat and emotional outpouring, colored entirely from their thoughts." - Kim Harrison

"As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce." - Leonard Boswell

"Everything is dependent on your ability to stop thoughts. The longer you can stop your thoughts in meditation, the faster you will evolve, the more power you will pick up and the more knowledgeable and balanced you will become." - Frederick Lenz

"We need a new British business bank with a clean balance sheet and an ability to expand lending rapidly to the manufacturers, exporters and high-growth companies that power our economy. Today I can announce we will have one." - Vince Cable

"Leader and followers are both following the invisible leader - the common purpose. The best executives put this common purpose clearly before their group. While leadership depends on depth of conviction and the power coming therefrom there must also be the ability to share that conviction with others, the ability to make purpose articulate. And then that common purpose becomes the leader." - Mary Parker Follett

"Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature." - Edward Thorndike

"Taking ownership of your happiness has two aspects: Accepting that being happy is up to you and that you have the ability and power to be happier by changing your habits. Taking "response-ability": responding to all the events in your life in a way that supports your happiness." - Marci Shimoff

"I generally believe people should be data savvy, and we should teach statistics in high school... and the reason is the world today really revolves around analytics... So the ability to think data, the ability to speak data, to understand the power of data, I think everything citizen on this planet should understand, because it's so powerful." - Sebastian Thrun

"Successful tape reading is a study of Force; it requires ability to judge which side has the greatest pulling power and one must have the courage to go with that side." - Richard Wyckoff

"Man or woman, you have to have the mental characteristics, the ability to concentrate, the focus, the flexibility, where women have the advantage, and strength-to-weight ratio. It does depend on the raw power." - Lynn Hill

"If sexuality is one dimension of our ability to live passionately in the world then in cutting off our sexual feelings we diminish our overall power to feel know and value deeply." - Judith Plaskow

"POWER: The ability to make our fellow humans squirm, sweat and stammer on command. Often regarded as an aphrodisiac; actually a potent laxative that, whenever ingested by people in high places, causes everyone below to run for cover." - Rick Bayan

"Every day we, as a species, do so much to destroy Creation's ability to give us life. But that Creation continues to do everything in its power to give us life anyway. And that's true love." - Julia Hill

"The biggest superpower you can have is the ability to change your own life. It's in your hands, and if you believe that you can get the power you want, you can do whatever you wish to do." - Hrithik Roshan

"I would say that by virtue of your not acting parental up to this point, you've relinquished your ability to wield any power now. Sam and I are together. It's not an option." - Maggie Stiefvater

"While my military experience reinforced in me the strength that I have, it also demonstrated to me that I have the ability and power to make a difference in people's lives." - Earl Woods

"The key to power, then, is the ability to judge who is best able to further your interests in all situations. Keep friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent." - Robert Greene

"The heart is the perfection of the whole organism. Therefore the principles of the power of perception and the souls ability to nourish itself must lie in the heart." - Aristotle

"The biggest superpower you can have is the ability to change your own life. It's in your hands, and if you believe that you can get the power you want, you can do whatever you wish to do." - Hrithik Roshan

"Our civilization is experiencing unprecedented changes across many realms, largely due to the rapid advancement of information technology. The ability to code and understand the power of computing is crucial to success in today's hyper-connected world." - Al Gore

"The heart is the perfection of the whole organism. Therefore the principles of the power of perception and the soul's ability to nourish itself must lie in the heart." - Aristotle

"Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"I just think that if you use materials that have an ability to communicate directly, you open up a channel and you can work through that. So you are using the power of materials." - Marc Quinn

"The amazing thing about technology is that people have power. We are seeing it all the time in that innocuous people you would never know are having their voices heard because of this ability and technology we have." - Eric Balfour

"People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives." - Albert Bandura

"Courts have long recognized the federal government's robust power to inspect people and goods entering the country. After all, the very foundation of national sovereignty is a nation's ability to protect its borders." - Bob Barr

"I value above all the ability of art to move me emotionally and psychically, without answers. I make art that makes me question, that derives its power from being vulnerable to interpretation, that is intuitive, that is beautiful." - April Gornik

"I look at power as the ability to get people motivated and to get them to do things that maybe they don't think are important but, in the end, are in pursuit of something greater than themselves." - Anne Sweeney

"Religion does not blithely promise some sort of no-trouble, no-problem, no-poverty world; but rather a spirit, a power, an enthusiasm that endows everyone with the ability to overcome any and all of it." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events." - Barbara Olson

"When you feel like it's too hard to obey God, remember that He will never tell you to do something without giving you the grace, power and ability to do it." - Joyce Meyer

"If the benevolent ruler stays in power long enough, he eventually concludes that power and wisdom are the same thing. And as he possesses power, he must possess wisdom. He becomes converted to the seductive thesis that election to public office endows the official with both power and wisdom. At this point, he begins to lose his ability to distinguish between what is morally right and what is politically expedient." - Ben Moreell

"Ability and guts is an unbeatable combination." - Eamon Dunphy



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