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"Nothing's as dangerous as power with impunity." - Isabel Allende

"Power is dangerous unless you have humility." - Richard J Daley

"Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance." - Rem Koolhaas

"Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth." - Rudolph Rummel

"A fool is very dangerous when in power." - Denis Fonvizin

"When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Architecture is a dangerous mixture of power and impotence." - Rem Koolhaas

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

"Certainty without power can be interesting, even amusing. Certainty with power can be dangerous." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best." - Edward Abbey

"People want power but not wisdom. Power without wisdom is a very dangerous thing. Better to have wisdom first." - Frederick Lenz

"Power in the hands of the stupid is often a dangerous thing. Hitler proved it." - Siddharth Katragadda

"The power of uncontrollable decision is of the most delicate and dangerous nature." - James Asheton Bayard

"The most dangerous thing about power is to employ it where it is not applicable." - David Halberstam

"Government's power to bully people who have broken no law is dangerous to all of us." - Thomas Sowell

"Authority is God ordained, but authoritarianism and raw power, in almost all forms, is dangerous." - James Dobson

"Moral power is always more dangerous to an oppressor than political force." - Mary Brave Bird

"There are few things more dangerous than a mixture of power, arrogance and incompetence." - Bob Herbert

"Stephen Harper is probably the most dangerous human being ever elevated to power in Canada." - Farley Mowat

"Taking power away from a man is a dangerous thing. Someone always pays." - Glenn Close

"Many addictions can be far more dangerous than addiction to drugs. The addiction to power ..." - M Scott Peck

"The delusion of having wisdom creates the dangerous delusion of having power, leading to disaster." - Vernon Howard

"Power in the hands of the stupid is often a dangerous thing.Hitler proved it." - Siddharth Katragadda

"Power in any Form . . . when directed only by human Wisdom and Benevolence is dangerous." - John Adams

"It is in your power to point the way to a less dangerous and happier life." - L Ron Hubbard

"Be suspicious of people who have, or crave, power. Never, ever go near power. Don't become friends with anyone who has real power. It's dangerous." - Stanley Kubrick

"Cleopatra stood at one of the most dangerous intersections in history; that of women and power. Clever women, Euripides had warned hundreds of years earlier, were dangerous." - Stacy Schiff

"A small amount of power corrupts a small man absolutely. A little knowledge is dangerous to a little man. To a great man only great knowledge is dangerous." - Leonard J. V. Compagno

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

"There is not a more dangerous experiment than to place property in the hands of one class, and political power in those of another... If property cannot retain the political power, the political power will draw after it the property." - Daniel Webster

"The problem with American power is not that it is American. The problem is simply the power. It would be dangerous even for an archangel to wield so much power." - Timothy Garton Ash

"There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal." - Hunter S Thompson

"It is noble to pity a man who is cruel because he is weak, but it is idiotic and dangerous to allow him to have power." - Kate Horsley

"It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power-station to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous." - Pierre Schaeffer

"Democracy, which began by liberating man politically, has developed a dangerous tendency to enslave him through the tyranny of majorities and the deadly power of their opinion." - Ludwig Lewisohn

"Government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us." - Ronald Reagan

"We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with.... Oh that God would make us dangerous!" - Jim Elliot

"All democracies are based on the proposition that power is very dangerous and that it is extremely important not to let any one person or small group have too much power for too long a time" - Aldous Huxley

"In every community there is a class of people profoundly dangerous to the rest. I don't mean the criminals. For them we have punitive sanctions. I mean the leaders. Invariably the most dangerous people seek the power. While in the parlors of indignation the right-thinking citizen brings his heart to a boil. (p. 51)" - Saul Bellow

"Still people are dangerous." - Jean De La Fontaine

"absolutes are absolutely dangerous ..." - James Tiptree Jr.

"ideas are dangerous commodities." - E. C. R. Lorac

"Liberty is dangerous." - Albert Camus

"Beautiful is dangerous." - Neal Shusterman

"Plain lies are dangerous." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Words are dangerous things." - Corra May Harris

"Stupid people are dangerous." - Suzanne Collins

"All extremes are dangerous." - Virginia Woolf

"Assumptions are dangerous things." - Agatha Christie

"... obsessions are always dangerous." - Agatha Christie

"Unhappy people are dangerous." - Rebecca West

"Living safely is dangerous." - Irvin D Yalom

"The fanatic is dangerous." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"Blind belief is dangerous." - Proverbs

"All men are dangerous." - Martin Firrell

"Intelligent men are dangerous." - Patricia Briggs

"Affectations can be dangerous." - Gertrude Stein

"This storm is dangerous" - George W Bush

"Class envy is dangerous." - Jack Abramoff

"The big powers are traveling on the dangerous road of armament. The signpost just ahead of us is 'Oblivion.' Can the march on this road be stopped? Yes, if public opinion uses the power it now has." - Sean MacBride

"Magic is the craft of shaping, the craft of the wise, exhilarating, dangerous - the ultimate adventure. The power of magic should not be underestimated. It works, often in ways that are unexpected and difficult to control." - Starhawk

"I noticed long ago that Amin has the tendency to concentrate power in his own hands but I did not attach any particular significance to this. However, recently this tendency has become dangerous." - Nur Muhammad Taraki

"...the power-loving temperament is more dangerous when it either prefers or is forced to operate in what is materially a void. Wehave everything to dread from the dispossessed." - Elizabeth Bowen

"Testimony of all ages forces us to admit that war is among the most dangerous enemies to liberty, and that the executive is the branch most favored by it of all the branches of Power." - James Madison

"We ordinary people might lack your great speed or your X-Ray vision, Superman, but never underestimate the power of the human mind. We carry the most dangerous weapon on Earth inside these thick skulls of ours." - Mark Millar

"Readers understand that the books celebrate female power. In the romance novel, the woman always wins. With courage, intelligence and gentleness she brings the most dangerous creature on the earth, the human male, to his knees." - Jayne Ann Krentz

"I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give." - Abigail Adams

"People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous." - Edmund Burke

"No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it." - Emil Cioran

"A good judge should never boast of his power, because he can do nothing but what he can do justly: he is not the master, but the minister of the law. Authority without virtue is a very dangerous state." - Thomas Wilson (bishop)

"Every one knows that the exercise of military power is forever dangerous to civil rights; and we have had recent instances of violences that have been offer'd to private subjects...." - Samuel Adams

"No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it." - Emile M Cioran

"People are dangerous. If they're able to involve themselves in issues that matter, they may change the distribution of power, to the detriment of those who are rich and privileged." - Noam Chomsky

"The power granted the Attorney General to intervene in all equal-protection-of-the-law cases is extremely broad and dangerous. Choices made by the Attorney General could follow a political and selected pattern." - John Sparkman

"People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous." - Edmund Burke

"A single legislature, on account of the superabundance of its power, and the uncontrolled rabidity of its execution, becomes as dangerous to the principles of liberty as that of a despotic monarch." - Thomas Paine

"The accretion of dangerous power does not come in a day. It does come, however slowly, from the generative force of unchecked disregard of the restrictions that fence in even the most disinterested assertion of authority." - Felix Frankfurter

"Taboos on the human heart are more dangerous than any risk we run by using our emotions. Sensation is the life of man; it is his actual energy. To suppress it is to lose creative power!" - Phyllis Bottome

"A good judge should never boast of his power, because he can do nothing but what he can do justly: he is not the master, but the minister of the law. Authority without virtue is a very dangerous state." - Thomas F Wilson

"Congress should ban advertising that preys upon children, it should stop subsidizing dead-end jobs, it should pass tougher food safety laws, it should protect American workers from serious harm, it should fight against dangerous concentrations of economic power." - Eric Schlosser

"The most dangerous lechers and creeps are not drunks wearing rags on the street, but respectable men wearing hairspray, pinstripes, and wedding rings who lurk in the halls of power." - Michelle Malkin

"It is always unconscionable for the government to punish people for expressing an idea merely because government officials - or the majority of citizens - decide that those ideas are 'dangerous' or 'wrong.' That is a power nobody ought to possess." - Glenn Greenwald

"People in power tend to find poetry dangerous to them because it is dislocating, they can't catch it, can't control it. They prefer coherence, what's blunt and has clarity." - Elia Suleiman

"In your hands or the hands of any other person, so much power would no doubt be dangerous. I am the only man in the world whom it would be safe to trust with it. Remember, I am a prophet!" - Joseph Smith Jr

"There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and... it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power." - Maurice Blanchot

"I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'" - Abigail Adams

"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous." - Edmund Burke

"I think in the corridors of power these dangerous kinds of orders are issued in a much more vague way, passed down two or three levels of command before they're given to the assassin." - Eddie Campbell

"The will to power, as the modern age from Hobbes to Nietzsche understood it, far from being a characteristic of the strong, is, like envy and greed, among the vices of the weak, and possibly even their most dangerous one. Power corrupts indeed when the weak band together in order to ruin the strong, but not before." - Hannah Arendt

"It may be no less dangerous to claim, on certain occasions, too little than too much. There is something captivating in spirit and intrepidity, to which we often yield as to a resistless power; nor can we often yield as to a resistless power; nor can he reasonably expect the confidence of others who too apparently distrusts himself." - Samuel Johnson

"But you must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act. The world is in balance, in Equilibrium. A wizard's power of Changing and Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power...It must follow knowledge, and serve need." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The main reason to be opposed to political control of smoking is to keep power -even the smallest and silliest kind of power - out of the hands of ... members of a dangerous class -the class that knows what's good for us better than we do." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Those who want to "spread the wealth" almost invariably seek to concentrate the power. It happens too often, and in too many different countries around the world, to be a coincidence. Which is more dangerous, inequalities of wealth or concentrations of power?" - Thomas Sowell

"The men who are to protect the community against violent aggression easily turn into the most dangerous aggressors. They transgress their mandate. They misuse their power for the oppression of those whom they were expected to defend against oppression. The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor." - Eric Sevareid

"Believing everybody is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous." - Abraham Lincoln

"Magic is dangerous- but love is more dangerous still" - Cassandra Clare

"The most dangerous kind of man is not the one who spent his youth shoving others around. That kind of man gets lazy, and is often too content with his life to be truly dangerous. The man who spent his youth being shoved around, however ... When that man gets a little power and authority, he often uses it to become a tyrant on par with the worst warlords in history." - Brandon Sanderson

"Policies are designed to undermine working class organization and the reason is not only the unions fight for workers' rights, but they also have a democratizing effect. These are institutions in which people without power can get together, support one another, learn about the world, try out their ideas, initiate programs, and that is dangerous. That's like a referendum in Greece. It is dangerous to allow that." - Noam Chomsky

"Success is beautiful and dangerous." - Robin S. Sharma

"Doin' nothing's a dangerous occupation." - Robert Bolt

"Inoculate yourself from dangerous bozos." - Guy Kawasaki

"Women are powerful and dangerous." - Audre Lorde

"All great ideas are dangerous." - Oscar Wilde

"Without imagination, nothing is dangerous." - Georgette Leblanc

"Theories then are dangerous things." - Virginia Woolf

"All times are dangerous times." - Teresa of Avila

"Poetry is a dangerous gift ..." - Grace Aguilar

"Dreams can be dangerous things." - Cassandra Clare

"Erin you' re dangerous." "Iknow." - Tammara Webber

"Singularity is dangerous in everything." - Francois Fenelon

"It's dangerous to short stocks." - Charlie Munger

"America's most dangerous and threatening black man is the one who has been kept sealed up by the Northerner in the black ghettos - the Northern white power structure's system to keep talking democracy while keeping the black man out of sight somewhere, around the corner." - Malcolm X

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has set the Government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson

"There is nothing in the world so dangerous, or so overwhelming as stupidity; perhaps there is no more of it now than there has been at any time, but I do not think the witless of past generations had so much power. The powers of darkness are the powers of misdirected knowledge." - Gwethalyn Graham

"Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity." - Thomas Sowell

"Kissing a witch is a perilous business. Everybody knows it's ten times as dangerous as letting her touch your hand, or cut your hair, or steal your shoes. What simpler way is there than a kiss to give power a way into your heart?" - Emma Donoghue

"He had learned that close-held secrets could often be cracked by going all the way to the top and there making himself unbearably unpleasant. He knew that such twisting of the tiger's tail was dangerous, for he understood the psychopathology of great power." - Robert A Heinlein

"A dangerous fallacy is to repudiate freedom in favor of an unknown future. What else but our own sturdy reliance on freedom can explain the unexampled record this country has made? In a period scarcely twice my own lifetime it has risen from nothingness to become the world's greatest power. It has become the ark of the covenant of freedom." - Bernard Baruch

"'Fair' is one of the most dangerous concepts in politics. Since no two people are likely to agree on what is 'fair,' this means that there must be some third party with power - the government - to impose its will. The road to despotism is paved with 'fairness'." - Thomas Sowell

"Egalitarians create the most dangerous inequality of all - inequality of power. Allowing politicians to determine what all other human beings will be allowed to earn is one of the most reckless gambles imaginable. Like the income tax, it may start off being applied only to the rich but it will inevitably reach us all." - Thomas Sowell

"Government means politics, and interference by government carries with it always the implication of coercion. We may accept the expanding power of bureaucrats so long as we bask in their friendly smile. But it is a dangerous temptation. Today politics may be our friend and tomorrow we may be its victims." - Owen D Young

"Washington politicians basically view the People as a capricious and dangerous enemy, a dumb mob whose only interesting quality happens to be their power to take away politicians' jobs... When the government sees its people as the enemy, sooner or later that feeling gets to be mutual. And that's when the real weirdness begins." - Matt Taibbi

"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy-the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." - Brene Brown

"Every court of criminal justice must have the power of correcting the greatest and dangerous of all abuses of the forms of law - that of the protracted imprisonment of the accused, untried, perhaps not intended ever to be tried, it may be, not informed of the nature of the charge against him, or the name of the accuser." - David Hume

"The dear girl, I fear, may be contemplating some alarming, disruptive perhaps dangerous project. In which case, I would naturally do all in my power to keep her from any such rash or foolhardy enterprise - unless she wished me to accompany her." - Lloyd Alexander

"The newspaper that obstructs the law on a trivial pretext, for money's sake, is a dangerous enemy to the public weal. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse." - Mark Twain

"We are the most dangerous species of life on the planet, and every other species, even the earth itself, has cause to fear our power to exterminate. But we are also the only species which, when it chooses to do so, will go to great effort to save what it might destroy." - Wallace Stegner

"When the reality of power has been surrendered, it's playing a dangerous game to seek to retain the appearance of it; the external aspect of vigor can sometimes support a debilitated body, but most often it manages to deal it the final blow." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"The continuation of authority has frequently proved the undoing of democratic governments. Repeated elections are essential to the system of popular governments, because there is nothing so dangerous as to suffer power to be vested for a long time in one citizen. The people become accustomed to obeying him, and he becomes accustomed to commanding, hence the origin of usurpation and tyranny." - Simon Bolivar

"Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline." - Lewis Mumford

"Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them." - Alexander Hamilton

"Those who wrote the Constitution clearly understood that power is dangerous and needs to be limited by being separated - separated not only into the three branches of the national government but also separated as between the whole national government, on the one hand, and the states and the people on the other." - Thomas Sowell

"For those who fancy that government's projects are uniquely important, or for those who imagine that holding government office makes someone unusually saintly or trustworthy, entrusting government with power that we would never entrust to our neighbors or other private citizens might seem sensible. To me, it's dangerous, unjustified, and unjustifiable." - Donald J. Boudreaux

"Lofty talk about 'social justice' or 'fairness' boils down to greatly expanded powers for politicians, since those pretty words have no concrete definition. They are a blank check for creating disparities in power that dwarf disparities in income - and are far more dangerous." - Thomas Sowell

"It is as dangerous for people unaccustomed to handling words and unacquainted with their technique to tinker about with these heavily-charged nuclei of emotional power as it would be for me to burst into a laboratory and play about with a powerful electromagnet or other machine highly charged with electrical force." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Dangerous? Do you remember what Xavier's power is? Teleportation. Limited Teleportation, They guy can move about 10 feet. Worst thing he could do to me? Poke me in the eyes, and go "Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk" and Zip away before I can smack him," - Elena" - Kelley Armstrong

"The philosophies that have been inspired by scientific technique are power philosophies, and tend to regard everything non-human as mere raw material. Ends are no longer considered; only the skillfulness of the process is valued. This also is a form of madness. It is, in our day, the most dangerous form, and the one against which a sane philosophy should provide an antidote" - Bertrand Russell

"There is not land beneath the sun where there is an open Bible and a preached gospel, where a tyrant long can hold his place... Let the Bible be opened to be read by all men, and no tyrant can long rule in peace... The religion of Jesus makes men think, and to make men think is always dangerous to a despot's power." - Charles Spurgeon

"Trump fired Jim Comey because the most dangerous thing in the world, if you are Donald Trump, is a person who tells the truth, is dogged, you can't control, and who is as committed as Comey is to the institutional independence of an organization that has the power to investigate you." - Benjamin Wittes

"There's a big thing right now with people using stand-up as a scapegoat. People think comedians have the power to change someone in an hour. If we had that ability, the art would not be legal. It would too dangerous." - Bill Burr

"I don't think Donald Trump is an ideologue, so it's not really his policies that I think are going to maybe fire people up. It's his rhetoric and, you know, his willingness to wield power in a manner that can be potentially exploitative and dangerous." - Megyn Kelly

"Which are you? Are you the single woman who is just barely getting by who will become an insignificant spinster one day? Or are you the kind that's more dangerous, leading the lost further into their lostness? Or is your singleness fueled by the power of the Spirit so that you are one who uses it for good, leaving a legacy of lives changed?" - Dannah Gresh

"On the France's Indochina involvement: They were engaged in the most dangerous of all activities - deceiving themselves...France was engaged in a task beyond her strength, indeed, beyond the strength of any external power unless it was acting in support of the dominant local will and purpose." - Dean Acheson

"This demonstration of power, indifferent to the law, is highly dangerous." - Mikhail Khodorkovsky

"The world is a dangerous, unstable place and sometimes there are casualties and struggles for power." - Greg Bryk

"When you are subverting the power of government, that's a fundamentally dangerous thing to democracy." - Edward Snowden

"Literature was intended to be dangerous. Art was meant to be dangerous. Ideas were nothing if they were not dangerous." - Timothy Findley

"Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics." - Pietro Mascagni

"Truth uttered before its time is dangerous." - Mencius



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