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"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"Although tyranny...may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people." - Hannah Arendt

"It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness..." - Abraham Lincoln

"By the power elite, we refer to those political, economic, and military circles which as an intricate set of overlapping cliques share decisions having at least national consequences. In so far as national events are decided, the power elite are those who decide them." - C Wright Mills

"Political power means the capacity to regulate national life through national representatives." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response" - Tom Allen

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response." - Tom Allen

"The national government...will maintain and defend the foundations on which the power of our nation rests. It will offer strong protection to Christianity as the very basis of our collective morality." - Adolf Hitler

"We work on macro issues and macaroni and cheese issues. When women are in the halls of power, our national debate reflects the needs and dreams of American families." - Barbara Mikulski

"You will have to go through 15, 20, 50 years of civil wars and national struggles not only to bring about a change in society but also to change yourselves, and prepare yourselves for the exercise of political power." - Karl Marx

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: "the Kingdom of God is within man" - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. ... Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all mens happiness." - Charlie Chaplin

"... we shall never become an immense power in the world until we concentrate all our money and editorial forces upon one great national daily newspaper, so we can sauce back our opponents every day in the year; once a month or once a week is not enough." - Susan B Anthony

"As racial, economic and national groups, they take for themselves, whatever their power can command." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"China's limited military power is for the sake of preserving national sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity," - Li Zhaoxing

"I'm fascinated by power, especially veiled power. Shadow power. The National Security Agency. The National Reconnaissance Office. Opus Dei. The idea that everything happens for reasons we're not quite seeing." - Dan Brown

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

""Don't you want to abolish state power?" Yes, we do, but not right now. We cannot do it yet. Why? Because imperialism still exists, because domestic reaction still exists, because classes still exist in our country. Our present task is to strengthen the people's state apparatus - mainly the people's army, the people's police and the people's courts - in order to consolidate national defense and protect the people's interests." - Mao Zedong

"He [Stephen Douglas] is blowing out the moral lights around us, when he contends that whoever wants slaves has a right to hold them; that he is penetrating, so far as lies in his power, the human soul, and eradicating the light of reason and the love of liberty, when he is in every possible way preparing the public mind, by his vast influence, for making the institution of slavery perpetual and national." - Abraham Lincoln

"The blind spot for the in the Southern Progressive Movement - as for that matter in the national [progressive] movement - was the Negro, for the whole movement in the South coincided paradoxically with the crest of the wave of racism. Still more important to the association of the two movements was the fact that their leaders were often identical. In fact, the typical Progressive reformer rode to power in the South on a disenfranchising or white-supremacy movement." - C. Vann Woodward

"We must never delude ourselves into thinking that physical power is a substitute for moral power, which is the true sign of national greatness." - Adlai Stevenson

"Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous." - William Proxmire

"The mantra from the Obama State Department is 'smart power' - the not-so-new idea that all elements of national power should be utilized to influence other countries." - Ed Royce

"Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system." - C Wright Mills

"Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power." - Jon Meacham

"The object of power is power." - George Orwell

"The only thing power respects, is power." - Malcolm X

"The illusiveness of this concept of national income is to be seen in its dependence on changes in the purchasing power of the monetary unit. The more inflation progresses, the higher rises the national income." - Ludwig Von Mises

"If national pride is ever justifiable or excusable it is when it springs, not from power or riches, grandeur or glory, but from conviction of national innocence, information and benevolence...." - John Adams

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"The jelly-bean eating thug says that national defense is important. But national defense starts at home." - Dick Gregory

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"I hope a start at getting some oil out of the enormous Alaska field isn't indefinitely mired in a bureaucratic morass as a result of our national concern for the ecology. This concern must not be so misguided, misdirected, misused that it serves to stop economic growth, to bankrupt companies, to stifle new development, new jobs, new horizons. In fighting new pollution and stemming present pollution, exciting, sometimes costly means and methods exist and others will evolve. But blanket legislative naysaying to expanding power and energy sources is stupid, self-defeating." - Malcolm Forbes

"The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise. That's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure-our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That's what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared." - Barack Obama

"But having made my decision as Commander-in-Chief based on what I am convinced is our national security interests, I'm also mindful that I'm the President of the world's oldest constitutional democracy. I've long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might, but in our example as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And that's why I've made a second decision: I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people's representatives in Congress." - Barack Obama

"You can't destroy the polish national-consciousness or Poles on the battlefield, but if you give them power, they will destroy themselves" - Otto Von Bismarck

"Would food be considered an instrument of national power? ... Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can't/won't control their population growth?" - Henry A Kissinger

"Economic power is not the same as strength of national character. Our country may be rich in goods, but we are poor in spirit." - Richard M. Nixon

"Behind the screen of the ballot, the real holders of power ... are the great industrial and monetary monopolies who own our national economic life." - Florence Luscomb

"I can assure you the National Federation is an organization of Republican women whose power, prestige, perception, and purpose will never be underestimated by anyone." - Gerald R Ford

"I don't hear any clear, coherent message [from Democrats]. I mean, when you're a party out of power, it's the time to be a national party chair." - Mark Shields

"Economic power is not the same as strength of national character. Our country may be rich in goods, but we are poor in spirit." - Richard Nixon

"In our Constitution governmental power is divided among three separate branches of the national government, three separate branches of State governments, and the peoples of the several States." - Robert Welch

"Anyone who has seen the auto factories in Detroit and the oil fields in Texas knows that Japan lacks the national power for a naval race with America." - Isoroku Yamamoto

"The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power." - Whittaker Chambers

"Russian democracy is the power of the Russian people with their own traditions of national self-government, and not the realisation of standards foisted on us from outside." - Vladimir Putin

"In our Constitution governmental power is divided among three separate branches of the national government, three separate branches of State governments, and the peoples of the several States." - Robert W Welch Jr

"Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks." - Tony Snow

"To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power." - Tahar Ben Jelloun

"ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government." - Thomas Bulfinch

"Power educates the potentate." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The balance of power." - Robert Walpole

"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

"Though we still come first in the sphere of gas export, national production has diminished due to the increasing volumes of hydrogenation for the electric power industry and therefore there is a lower need for gas at thermal power plants." - Vladimir Putin

"Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins." - Harry Bridges

"If knowledge is power and power corrupt, does knowledge corrupt?" - James Moore

"Faith is power to believe and power to see." - Prentice Mulford

"Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars." - George C Marshall

"Absolute power is absolute power, no matter what it's called." - Marie Lu

"True power is the power to empower others." - Rhymefest

"The power of miracle is the power of imagination." - Ludwig Feuerbach

"Freedom exists only with power." - Friedrich Schiller

"Knowledge is only potential power." - Napoleon Hill

"America means opportunity, freedom, power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals." - Robert Caro

"Love IS the People's Power" - Tupac Shakur

"Anger without power is folly." - Proverbs

"A strengthened national spirit can provide the motive power to rise our people from the depths and... pour new life and vigor in the national system. The reinvigoration of the national spirit must take place in the grass roots, in every city, town and barrio in the Philippines, and it must start among our own people... To be a worthy citizen of the world one must first prove himself to be a good Filipino." - Carlos P. Romulo

"I believe that the Constitution is not hostile to the idea that national problems can be solved at the national level through the cooperative efforts of the three coequal branches of government, the Congress, the executive and courts. But not every president, not every legislator and not every judge agrees that the federal government has the power to address and to try to remedy the twin national problems of poverty and access to equal opportunity." - Edward Kennedy

"In the model that we grew up with, governments rule physical territory in which national economies function, and strong economies support hegemonic military power. In the new model, already emerging under our noses, economic decisions don't pay much attention to national sovereignty in a world where more than half of the one hundred or two hundred largest economic entities are not countries but companies." - Amory Lovins

"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

"Here in India, it is religion that forms the very core of the national heart. It is the backbone, the bed-rock, the foundation upon which the national edifice has been built. Politics, power, and even intellect form a secondary consideration here. Religion, therefore, is the one consideration in India." - Swami Vivekananda

"It is our responsibility as the stronger party [Israel], as the occupying power, to convince the Palestinians that they can achieve their basic national aims, their just national aspirations, without violence. Unfortunately, the behavior of the Sharon administration, and before this of the Barak administration, has shown the Palestinians the opposite: namely, that they will achieve nothing without violence." - Uri Avnery

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National" - George Carlin

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds." - Dorothea Dix

"This Mayaguez gold, my third consecutive with the national team, has a strawberry flavor." - Milagros Cabral

"For national and social disasters, for moral and financial evils, the cure begins in the Household." - Julia McNair Wright

"I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism." - Cintra Wilson

"The primary cause of this national crisis is the feminization of men." - Tony Evans

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"Since National Socialism came to power, I have striven to make its consequences milder for its victims and to prepare the way for a change. In that, my conscience drove me - and in the end, that is a man's duty." - Helmuth James Graf von Moltke

"Let him who looks for a monument to Washington look around the United States. Your freedom, your independence, your national power, your prosperity, and your prodigious growth are a monument to him." - Lajos Kossuth

"Clearly, this Sino-Japanese War of more than four years was a considerable burden on Japan's national power and an obstacle to the maintenance of peace in the Pacific." - Tojo Hideki

"A truly global economy, as opposed to the multinational economy of the recent past, will require concessions of national power ... that seemed impossible a few years ago and which even now we can but partly imagine," - Walter Wriston

"Very important thing to keep in mind, that when justice comes and when injustices are remedied, they"re not remedied by the initiative of the national government or the politicians. They only respond to the power of social movements." - Howard Zinn

"The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority." - Alexander Hamilton

"Only now did I recognize the reciprocal relationship which exists between manufacturing power and the national system of transportation, and that the one can never develop to its fullest without the other." - Friedrich List

"It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits." - John F Kennedy

"Very important thing to keep in mind, that when justice comes and when injustices are remedied, they're not remedied by the initiative of the national government or the politicians. They only respond to the power of social movements." - Howard Zinn

"A nation's greatness is measured not just by its gross national product or military power, but by the strength of its devotion to the principles and values that bind its people and define their character." - Ronald Reagan

"The power of creating new funds upon new objects of taxation, by its own authority, would enable the national government to borrow as far as its necessities might require." - Alexander Hamilton

"When globalisation means that many of the services that individual governments used to have direct power over are privatised, in education and health, even prison services, nonetheless national sovereignty still needs to be exercised." - Mary Robinson

"If the Taliban comes back to power, the impact would be devastating. A country that has made great strides, in terms of development indicators, would take a huge step backwards. Afghanistan's national economy would be devastated." - Chris Alexander

"We need a national renewable energy goal. Such a goal, sometimes called a renewable energy standard (RES), would spell out what percentage of our power America plans to get from renewable sources." - Van Jones

"On the national stage and in the neighborhoods of New York, Senator Hillary Clinton has repeatedly put her expertise and power behind solutions that make the lives of the American people safer and more prosperous." - Ellen Malcolm

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." - Thomas Paine

"I feel very strongly that the significance of 9/11 cannot be underestimated. It forces us to think in new ways about strategy, about national security, about how we structure our forces and about how we use U.S. military power." - Dick Cheney

"Clearly, we need more incentives to quickly increase the use of wind and solar power; they will cut costs, increase our energy independence and our national security and reduce the consequences of global warming." - Hillary Clinton

"Homeland defense doesn't generate any force requirements beyond having enough National Guard to save lives in natural disasters and to baby-sit nuclear power plants on Code Red days." - Thomas P M Barnett

"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

"American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions." - Todd Gitlin

"Only now did I recognize the reciprocal relationship which exits between manufacturing power and the national system of transportation, and that the one can never develop to its fullest without the other." - Friedrich List

"Moreover, broad plans commensurate with our national purpose and resources would bring conviction of our power to every soldier in the front line, to the nations associated with us in the war, and to the enemy." - Kelly Miller

"More than anything else, a budget request is a statement of national priorities; a clear enumeration of what our country needs to grow its economy and remain in the future the first-rate power it is today." - Roy Blunt

"Homeland defense doesn't generate any force requirements beyond having enough National Guard to save lives in natural disasters and to baby-sit nuclear power plants on Code Red days." - Thomas Pm Barnett

"It is true, indeed, that the national domain is ours. It is true it was acquired by the valor and with the wealth of the whole nation. But we hold, nevertheless, no arbitrary power over it." - William H Seward

"Ronald Reagan in foreign affairs, I think, was someone who had certain, very general ideas, general propositions by which he lives: To combat communism, to build up the American military power to assure our national security against any conceivable threat." - Robert Dallek

"We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity." - George Soros

"It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject." - Joseph Story

"If U.S. national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment powers over its non-federal affairs, as well as voting power in Congress." - Dick Thornburgh

"The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy." - John Maynard Keynes

"In some countries that are darlings of the West, like Egypt, everyone knows the result of national elections years in advance: The man in power always wins. In others, like Saudi Arabia, the very idea of an election is unthinkable." - Stephen Kinzer

"Whatever power may be necessary for the National Government a certain portion must necessarily be left in the States. It is impossible for one power to pervade the extreme parts of the U.S. so as to carry equal justice to them." - George Mason

"If the Bill of Rights was intended to place strict limits on federal power and protect individual and locality from the national government the 14th Amendment effectively defeated that purpose by placing the power to enforce the Bill of Rights in federal hands, where it was never intended to be." - Ilana Mercer

"Power is not merely shouting aloud. Power is to act positively with all the components of power." - Gamal Abdel Nasser

"Jazz music is the power of now." - Wynton Marsalis

"The property of power is to protect." - Blaise Pascal

"Wherever there is power there is age." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My power will be in humility." - Walter Russell

"A good intention clothes itself with power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The power to tax involves the power to destroy;...the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create...." - John Marshall

"[Never underestimate] the power of dinner." - Julia Roberts

"That audience embrace has unbelievable power." - June Havoc

"There are two kinds of power. One is power over, which is always destructive, and the other is power from within, which is a transcendent and creative power." - Starhawk

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

"the possession of power brings on madness." - Ariana Franklin

"Celebrities are the doormats to power." - Greg Gutfeld

"Money is just another word for power." - Joline Godfrey

"Power seldome grows old at Court." - George Herbert

"Few persons comprehend the power of ugliness." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau



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