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"Imagination is an abuse of power." - Johannes Grenzfurthner

"The abuse of power takes happiness away." - Frederick Lenz

"Abuse of power comes as no surprise" - Jenny Holzer

"Power without abuse loses its charm." - Paul Valery

"The problem isn't the abuse of power; it's the power to abuse." - Mike Cloud

"It's not just the abuse of power that's the problem. It's the power to abuse." - Stefan Molyneux

"Information is power. Disinformation is abuse of power." - Newton Lee

"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse." - Isabel Allende

"Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power." - James Madison

"Every man who has power is impelled to abuse it." - Baron de Montesquieu

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

"Th abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power." - William Shakespeare

"Loving money at the expense of others is an abuse of power to get wealth." - Myles Munroe

"Liberty... is there only when there is no abuse of power." - Baron de Montesquieu

"A man's tyranny is measured only by his power to abuse." - Donn Piatt

"If you abuse power, you will be burned and then you will learn...if you live." - Frederick Lenz

"Unmerited abuse wounds, while unmerited praise has not the power to heal." - Thomas Jefferson

"A great man is one who can have power and not abuse it." - Henry Latham Doherty

"I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power" - Terrence Howard

"Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed," - Ron Paul

"Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it." - George Washington

"Through the machineries of greed, pettiness, and the abuse of power, love occurs." - Thomas Pynchon

"The Internet is an empowering force for people who are protesting against the abuse of power." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"Media is a big problem around the world, it's powerful and can abuse its power." - Julian Assange

"The first abuse of power is not realizing that you have it." - James Richardson

"I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power." - Patricia Cornwell

"It's human nature to abuse power, no matter who you are." - Naomi Wolf

"Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it." - Lincoln Steffens

"I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power." - Terrence Howard

"With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It's nothing new." - Judd Rose

"The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you." - Frederick Lenz

"The abuse of political power is not as important as the loss of lives. Plus there is a process for curing the abuse of institutions." - Babatunde Fashola

"We can decrease abuse and murder when we get that for both sexes, abuse does not derive from power, but powerlessness." - Warren Farrell

"The democratic state can sometimes abuse its power as much as those who seek to destroy it abuse fundamental rights and democratic practices." - David Blunkett

"Most people abuse power. They use power to dominate others. They use power to destroy others. Ultimately when you do this, you lose it." - Frederick Lenz

"We are under God's power, and we can do nothing but by the power of God, and woe shall hereafter be to us if we abuse this power." - John Wycliffe

"The most personal thing I've put in [Touch of Evil] is my hatred of the abuse of police power. It's better to see a murderer go free than for a policeman to abuse his power." - Orson Welles

"A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired." - Alexander Hamilton

"Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story." - Lincoln Steffens

"It is unfortunate for our peace, that unmerited abuse wounds, while unmerited praise has not the power to heal." - Thomas Jefferson

"Power is something that is abused. I suppose use and abuse are in the eye of the beholder." - Frederick Lenz

"Beware the abuse of Power. Both by those we disagree with, as well as those we may agree with" - Benjamin Carson

"Secrecy is the linchpin of abuse of power, . . . its enabling force. Transparency is the only real antidote." - Glenn Greenwald

"Power is a dangerous thing. Be careful that you don't abuse it or let it make a tyrant of you." - Louisa May Alcott

"African-Americans are being disproportionately affected by, you know, the kind of misuse and abuse of power." - Ras Baraka

"As government grows, its increased power to grant favors or inflict pain attracts more people who would abuse the system." - John Fund

"The best guarantee against the abuse of power consists in the freedom, the purity, and the frequency of popular elections." - John Quincy Adams

"These last few years we've seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power." - Trey Gowdy

"We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may prevent its use for desirable purposes." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"Power breeds responsibilities, in international affairs as in domestic - or even private. To dodge or disclaim these responsibilities is one form of the abuse of power." - Irving Kristol

"How do you overcome the negative karmas and problems and misery that occur to people who abuse power? You stop abusing power." - Frederick Lenz

"We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may prevent its use for desirable purposes." - Friedrich Hayek

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." - James Madison

"By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority." - John Roberts

"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 abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes." - Frederick Lenz

"Surveillance of power is one of the most important ways to ensure that power does not abuse its status. But, of course, power does not like to be watched." - Bruce Schneier

"Abuse of power isn't limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we're not vigilant." - Clint Eastwood

"I write about power, that's my real subject - how you get it, what you do with it, how you abuse it. I'm equally wary of liberals and conservatives." - Rene Balcer

"Once again, President Clinton is using American troops to deflect attention from his record of lies, distortions, obstructions of justice and abuse of power." - Ron Paul

"That anyone who possesses power has a tendency to abuse it is an eternal truth. They tend to go as far as the barriers will allow." - Baron de Montesquieu

"But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go." - Baron de Montesquieu

"To be evil at all, Satan needs good things he can abuse, things like intelligence, power and will. Those good things come from God." - J. Budziszewski

"But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go." - Charles De Montesquieu

"The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power." - Ted Nugent

"It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns." - Sal Albanese

"The U.K. government has a responsibility to keep secrets in some circumstances. It also has a responsibility not to abuse that power for other purposes." - Sarah Harrison

"But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go." - Charles De Secondat

"Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Power up and let the bully eat your dust." - Nick Vujicic

"Use, don't abuse." - Grace Jones

"In acknowledging woman-to-woman help it is important to recognize that power, within the family and elsewhere, can be used vindictively, and that it is not only powerful men who abuse women; women with power may also abuse other women." - Sheila Kitzinger

"Now the sole remedy for the abuse of political power is to limit it; but when politics corrupt business, modern reformers invariably demand the enlargement of the political power." - Isabel Paterson

"Power can be very addictive, and it can be corrosive. And it's important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere." - George H W Bush

"The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government," - Harry Reid

"Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny." - Patrick Henry

"How can those who are invested with the power of government be prevented from the abuse of those powers as the means of aggrandizing themselves? ... Without a strong constitution to counteract the strong tendency of government to disorder and abuse there can be little progress or improvement." - John C Calhoun

"Exploitation is an abuse of power, an act of domination driven by basic insecurity. I think all hierarchies create opportunities for that. Donald Trump is an extreme illustration of an otherwise normal tendency. Institutions are supposed to have safeguards to prevent or mitigate the tendency. Instead they often become vehicles for abuse." - Linden MacIntyre

"The abuse of power manifests with phony spiritual teachers and phony gurus who tell you how to run your life and what to wear and what to eat, all that sort of stuff. They abuse. People don't realize that, listen to them and ruin their lives." - Frederick Lenz

"The greatest power is not money power, but political power." - Walter Annenberg

"If he were any other man, I might have suspected him of substance abuse, of being coked up or something. But Barrons was too much a purist for that; his drugs were money, power, and control" - Karen Marie Moning

"Experience constantly proves that every man who has power is impelled to abuse it; he goes on till he is pulled up by some limits. Who would say it! virtue even has need of limits." - Baron de Montesquieu

"The lust of dominion innovates so imperceptibly that we become complete despots before our wanton abuse of power is perceived; the tyranny first exercised in the nursery is exhibited in various shapes and degrees in every stage of our existence." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"Under the Bush administration, openness and accountability have been replaced by secrecy and evasion of responsibility. They abuse their power, conceal their actions from the American people, and refuse to hold officials accountable." - Edward Kennedy

"The lust of dominion innovates so imperceptibly that we become complete despots before our wanton abuse of power is perceived; the tyranny first exercised in the nursery is exhibited in various shapes and degrees in every stage of our existence." - John Zimmerman

"Experience constantly proves that every man who has power is impelled to abuse it; he goes on till he is pulled up by some limits. Who would say it! virtue even has need of limits." - Charles De Montesquieu

"Mysticism is the study of power, its use, and its abuse. At every moment you are getting stronger or you are growing weaker. At every moment your attention field is increasing or decreasing." - Frederick Lenz

"Someone who really wants to discover themselves has to be particularly careful about the use and abuse of power. But even your average human being just passing through another life has to be careful." - Frederick Lenz

"When any one person or body of men seize into their hands the power in the last resort, there is properly no longer a government, but what Aristotle and his followers call the abuse and corruption of one." - Jonathan Swift

"A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremes of injustice and oppression." - Edward Gibbon

"Beauty is the greatest of human powers. Any power without counterbalance or control becomes autocratic and leads to abuse and to folly. Despotism in a government is insanity; in woman, fantasy." - Honore De Balzac

"Vivisection is wrong because it is an abuse of man's power over the helpless, involving pain and suffering. The name for this is cruelty, and cruelty is immoral, no matter what the reason for its introduction." - Jon Evans

"In speaking powerfully and eloquently for mercy and reconciliation to people divided by old hatreds and persecuted by abuse of power, the Holy Father was a beacon of light not just for Catholics, but for all people." - William J Clinton

"If men like [Ken] Starr and his allies could ignore the Constitution and abuse power for ideological and malicious ends to topple a President, I feared for my country." - Hillary Clinton

"The president's attempted diktat takes money from bondholders and gives it a labor union that delivers money and votes for him.... Shaking down lenders for the benefit of political donors is recycled corruption and the abuse of power." - Cliff Asness

"Under our system of three branches of government, the courts ultimately are the checks on the legislative and executive branches when they exceed or even abuse the limits of their power." - Nina Totenberg

"Female sexuality is presented in our culture as a male fantasy, which doesn't include the reality of the abuse, the pleasure, the pain, the power, the complexity of women's sexuality." - Deborah Kampmeier

"Hence, the less government we have, the better, - the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Selfishness and demagoguery take advantage of liberty. The selfish hand constantly seeks to control government, and every increase of governmental power, even to meet just needs, furnishes opportunity for abuse and stimulates the effort to bend it to improper uses." - Charles Evans Hughes

"The potential for the abuse of power through digital networks - upon which we the people now depend for nearly everything, including our politics - is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"It is an abuse of power, when you are President of the United States, to use the White House to single out a single news organization, and castigate them and try to delegitimize them." - Monica Crowley

"Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people." - Jean De La Fontaine

"There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong." - Basmah Bint Saud

"This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand." - Louise Slaughter

"Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights." - Pete Stark

"However vile the abuse they receive, media people must remember this is part of the price of getting a public voice. Stay grateful. Don't kick down, kick up. Criticise power rather than proles." - Rob Manuel

"Quality combines people power and process power." - Subir Chowdhury

"Knowledge is not power; Implementation is power" - Garrison Wynn

"Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac." - Felix Dennis

"Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power." - Robert Shea

"Liberal: a power worshipper without power." - George Orwell

"Mere abuse is no criticism." - P G Wodehouse

"Modern Democrats aren't the first political party to abuse power - far from it. Obama isn'??t the first president to abuse executive power - not by a longshot. But he has to be the first president in American history to overtly and consistently argue that he's empowered to legislate if Congress doesn'??t pass the laws he favors. It's an argument that's been mainstreamed by partisans and cheered on by those in media desperate to find a morsel of triumph in this presidency." - David Harsanyi

"I dread our own power and our own ambition; I dread our being too much dreaded....We may say that we shall not abuse this astonishing and hitherto unheard-of-power. But every other nation will think we shall abuse it. It is impossible but that, sooner or later, this state of things must produce a combination against us which may end in our ruin." - Edmund Burke

"When people in power can operate in the dark, inevitably they abuse that power. So, you need outside forces to bring light and transparency to what they're doing. And, one of the ways you do that is through journalism, and through guaranteeing a free press. That is its purpose, to provide a check on those who wield power." - Glenn Greenwald

"Information is power. -Humfrey" - Piers Anthony

"Absolute power demoralizes." - Lord Acton

"Clean energy is hippy power. But its also cowboy power, it's rancher power, it's Appalachian power." - Van Jones

"Power is always temporary." - Martin Firrell

"The balance of power." - Robert Walpole

"Character is power." - Booker T Washington

"Power is paradoxical." - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"Power to the peaceful!" - Michael Franti

"Know your power." - Jordan Knight

"I'm interested in power." - Jeff Koons

"Power has no limits." - Tiberius

"Madison understood that if you want to protect rights from government abuse, you would be wise not to give government the power in the first place that can be used to abuse rights. That is a lesson we have forgotten. As we have asked government to do more and more for us, we have forgotten that a government big enough to give us everything we want will be powerful enough to take everything we have." - Roger Pilon

"I keep what I know about Sarah Lynn and Lawrence to myself. I also remind myself that even if Sarah Lynn does have a scary strict father, that doesn't release her from the responsibility of treating others with respect. Abuse of power is wrong, no matter the context, no matter the history. What is "power" anyway? Power is an ego trip. Power is a way to rise yourself up by lowering others, and I want nothing of it." - Lauren Myracle

"A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired. This maxim, drawn from the experience of all ages, makes it the height of folly to intrust any set of men with power which is not under every possible control; perpetual strides are made after more as long as there is any part withheld." - Alexander Hamilton

"I'M CONFUSED, because I don't know why it's so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don't know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace." - Benjamin Watson

"It is very certain that [the commerce clause] grew out of the abuse of the power by the importing States in taxing the non-importing, and was intended as a negative and preventive provision against injustice among the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government." - James Madison

"The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped with a sufficiently strong executive power, can protect us." - Albert Einstein

"Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys' network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is." - Jimmy Reid

"As to abuse, I thrive on it. Abuse, hearty abuse, is a tonic to all save men of indifferent health." - Norman Douglas

"Abuse is an indirect species of homage." - William Hazlitt

"Not all forms of abuse leave bruises." - Danielle Steel

"Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty." - Lord Hailsham

"Confuse was the nurses' word for abuse." - Susanna Kaysen

"Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar." - Samuel Griswold Goodrich

"The abuse of cabmen in a block." - Juvenal

"Never judge a philosophy by its abuse." - Saint Augustine

"Reserve your abuse for your true friends." - Larry Wall

"Sarcasm is an abuse of the intellect." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Applause is the beginning of abuse" - Ted Hughes

"Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives" - Alfred De Musset

"My father told me abuse is generational." - Glenn Beck

"Democracy is an abuse of statistics." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Parental child abduction is child abuse." - Chris Smith

"Pity is just another form of abuse." - Michael J Fox

"Pity is a benign form of abuse." - Michael J Fox

"Modern Democrats aren't the first political party to abuse power - far from it. Obama isn'&128;&153;t the first president to abuse executive power - not by a longshot. But he has to be the first president in American history to overtly and consistently argue that he's empowered to legislate if Congress doesn'&128;&153;t pass the laws he favors. It's an argument that's been mainstreamed by partisans and cheered on by those in media desperate to find a morsel of triumph in this presidency." - David Harsanyi



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