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"Though the power be wanting, yet the wish is praiseworthy." - Ovid

"The attitude of wanting to win-doing everything in your power except cheating to win." - Walt Frazier

"To be frank, politics is about wanting power, getting it, exercising it, and keeping it." - Jean Chretien

"We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now." - George Sheehan

"We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now." - George A Sheehan

"James Edward Oliver might have been one of the great mathematicians of his time had he not been absolutely wanting in the power of continuous work." - Simon Newcomb

"Ambition and thirst for power have a part but greed and greed alone is the reason for a man wanting to swell his ward." - Charles Ranlett Flint

"I'm not afraid of wanting money at all. Money will give me more power to do things that are truer to my spirit than what I'm already doing." - Tyra Banks

"Wanting contact I'm wanting contact I'm wanting contact with you." - Peter Gabriel

"Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting." - Carolyn Hax

"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting." - Benjamin Franklin

"Genius as an explosive power beats gunpowder hollow; and if knowledge, which should give that power guidance, is wanting, the chances are not small that the rocket will simply run amuck among friends and foes." - Thomas Huxley

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

"Power kills, absolute power kills absolutely." - Rudolph Rummel

"Character is power." - Booker T Washington

"What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust." - Nelson Mandela

"Our program is simple: we wish to govern Italy. They ask us for programs but there are already too many. It is not programs that are wanting for the salvation of Italy but men and will power." - Benito Mussolini

"I love books, I love art, I'm a fanatic nature and wildlife person. People assume I'm a political animal, power hungry, wanting to run for office. And anyone who knows me knows that none of that's true." - David Mixner

"You can't win with some people. If you're not in government, you're criticised for being not serious. If you are in government, you're criticised for wanting power. That's the Labour party's line of attack, and it's a bit ridiculous." - Vince Cable

"If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure." - John Bright

"Faith means wanting God and wanting to want nothing else." - Brennan Manning

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself." - Wayne Dyer

"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." - Carl Sandburg

"It's a curious, wanting thing." - Sarah Waters

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

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

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

"Change comes from power, and power comes from organization." - Saul Alinsky

"There's no greater power than the power of good-bye." - Madonna Ciccone

"Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"My interest is in power. How power works." - Robert Caro

"Purchasing power is a license to purchase power." - Raoul Vaneigem

"The power to tax is the power to destroy." - John Marshall

"I believe in delegating power." - Hillary Clinton

"Prayer is man's greatest power!" - W Clement Stone

"The illegitimate use of a state by economic interests for their own ends is based upon a preexisting illegitimate power of the state to enrich some persons at the expense of others. Eliminate that illegitimate power of giving differential economic benefits and you eliminate or drastically restrict the motive for wanting political influence." - Robert Nozick

"Are you able to restore to those people the time when their freedom was denied them? If you have evidence for goodness sake produce it in a court of law. People with power have an incredible capacity for wanting to be able to retain that power and don't like scrutiny." - Desmond Tutu

"Most power is power to coerce somebody. We don't have the power to coerce anybody." - Charles Koch

"Power is lonely. Power stands apart. I have power. Therefore, I'm lonely." - Lesley Howarth

"Contentment is wanting what you have. Ambition is wanting what another has. Progress comes from wanting what nobody has." - Bob Lewis

"I think it was important that I learned to love to dance eventually for its own sake, as opposed to wanting to be a ballerina." - Suzanne Farrell

"Man is a perpetually wanting animal." - Abraham Maslow

"Wanting and needing are two different things." - Richelle Mead

"People ask without wanting to know." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Happiness is wanting what you have." - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

"Always wanting another man than your own." - Thomas Hardy

"He killed himself for wanting to live." - Markus Zusak

"Nothing wrong with wanting to go home." - Stephon Marbury

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is." - Catfish Hunter

"Wanting ... is something 'having' cannot cure." - Joe Fortenberry

"Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Wanting is the beginning of getting." - Rumer Godden

"Maybe I've been wanting the wrong things." - Adam Gidwitz

"Never stop wanting for your magic" - Therese Of Lisieux

"Love is wanting others to be happy." - Dalai Lama

"I started out wanting to coach football." - Lee Majors

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is." - Arnold Palmer

"Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions." - Gustave Flaubert

"I was a very wanting child." - Loretta Young

"Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition." - Brenda Blethyn

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is." - Catfish Hunter

"I'm not God, but I'm working within my own means as an artist and a person, and I possibly have more power than God does, in whatever form he has, if he exists, because I can work without the overarching ambition of wanting to rule over everything. I can work just for the heck of it." - Raymond Pettibon

"Father may have been wanting in some things, but here he was masterful. Night upon night, I marveled at his power to hold listeners in rapt attention. He could tell a story with such detail, such flourish, that afterwards a man could swear it had been his own memory, and not a tale at all." - Seth Grahame-Smith

"Brings [O'Brian's] achievement to a new height....Such is O'Brian's power to possess the imagination that I found I was living in his world as much as my own, wanting to know what happens next. That is the real test. Any contemporary novelist should recognize in Patrick O'Brian a Master of the Art." - Alan Judd

"This has been my struggle for years - the pull between wanting to be in the spotlight and yet also to make a difference in the world. Lately I've come to conclude that I can be a "selfish" artist that focuses on issues of individuation, power, and freedom." - Kelly Carlin-McCall

"To be feminist doesn't mean simply to do nothing, to reduce yourself to total impotence under the pretext of refusing masculine values. There is a problematic, a very difficult dialectic between accepting power and refusing it, accepting certain masculine values, and wanting to transform them. I think it's worth a try." - Simone De Beauvoir

"It's the balance between wanting the power of electronics and having something real happening - if you want people to engage in what you're doing, I think that's important. I want to have fun with people, but that's hard to do with a laptop." - Anna Meredith

"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings.... What I am condemning is that one power, with a president [George W. Bush] who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust." - Nelson Mandela

"I have a very genuine care for individuals; I have a very genuine sense of the power of individuals to make a difference, a very genuine belief that people matter, a very genuine belief of wanting the very best for individuals." - Gail Kelly

"New York is the city of privilege. Here is the seat of the Invisible Power represented by the allied forces of finance and industry. This Invisible Government is reactionary, sinister, unscrupulous, mercenary, and sordid. It is wanting in national ideals and devoid of conscience... This kind of government must be scourged and destroyed." - William Jennings Bryan

"It is a common sentence that Knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of Ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down. Knowledge, through patient and frugal centuries, enlarges discovery and makes record of it; Ignorance, wanting its day's dinner, lights a fire with the record, and gives a flavour to its one roast with the burnt souls of many generations." - George Eliot

"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

"Strength is but one aspect of power." - Zhuge Liang

"Power is the flower of organization." - A Philip Randolph

"Wisdom and power follow endurance and patience." - Muhammad

"Believe in the power of songs," - Emily Haines

"The undeserving maintain power by promoting hysteria." - Frank Herbert

"Power is responsibility. Don't take advantage. Respect." - Lesley Howarth

"The official world, the corridors of power." - C. P. Snow

"Believe triggers the power to do." - David J. Schwartz

"Never underestimate the power of denial." - Alan Ball

"Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked." - Matthew Vaughn

"Every crisis offers you extra desired power." - William Moulton Marston

"Happiness isn't wanting what you can get, but wanting what you have." - Beverly Lewis

"There's a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live," - Marilyn Manson

"Maybe I'm sad about wanting you. I'm not too comfortable with wanting someone." - Craig Thompson

"Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think Im being too greedy." - Inbee Park

"[On men:] I'm torn between wanting to have one and wanting to be one." - Cathy Guisewite

"Our economy is based upon people wanting more; their happiness on wanting less." - Frank A Clark

"The establishment isn't new. The establishment not wanting outsiders, not wanting conservatives, isn't anything new." - Rush Limbaugh

"You can't criticize people for wanting to have a decent life or wanting to live decently." - Angela Davis

"Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?" - Evan Dando

"Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think I'm being too greedy." - Inbee Park

"Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different." - Blake Lively

"Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot." - Marshall Brickman

"If knowledge is power, clandestine knowledge is power squared; it can be withheld, exchanged, and leveraged." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

"If you have the power to create it, you also have the power to transform it." - Ken Johnston

"No one can hold absolute power for long, controlled power endures." - Seneca the Younger

"Honor may not win power, but it wins respect. And respect earns power." - Ishida Mitsunari

"One hundred rounds do not constitute fire power. One hit constitutes fire power." - Merritt A. Edson

"The love of power and the power to attract love were not easy to reconcile." - Robert K Massie

"Power calls to those who are hungry for power, and there are hungry idiots everywhere." - Laura Anne Gilman

"No economic, political or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind" - Willis Harman

"Every power grab is the new base camp for the next power grab." - Mark Steyn

"Power with God will be the gauge of real power with men." - James Hudson Taylor

"What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do." - Aristotle

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I have now reigned above fifty years in victory and peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to be wanting for my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: they amount to fourteen. O man, place not thy confidence in this present world!" - Abd-ar-Rahman III

"Despite popular theories, I believe people fall in love based not on good looks or fate but on knowledge. Either they are amazed by something a beloved knows that they themselves do not know; or they discover a common rare knowledge; or they can supply knowledge to someone who's lacking. Hasn't everyone found a strange ignorance in someone beguiling? . . .Nowadays, trendy librarians, wanting to be important, say, Knowledge is power. I know better. Knowledge is love." - Elizabeth McCracken

"I don't know necessarily that I would produce under my own company right now. Producing is not something that I'm thinking about. Directing is something that I will be doing very shortly, trying to figure out what to get my hands on. And I can't imagine writing a script and wanting to direct it and not having a producing credit, because I would want to have a big chunk of power on that end, if I wrote something." - Scarlett Johansson

"We must know who we are, so we can know what we want, so we don't end up wanting the wrong thing and get it and realize we don't want it, because by then it's too late. We are powerful enough that we can manifest anything into our lives. To use this power with great care and love is the secret to living a happy life." - Margaret Cho

"Global warming people ignore nature; they ignore water vapor; they ignore sunspot cycles and sun activity. It's typical liberal guilt and politics wanting to blame western societies and lifestyles for causing all these problems because it leads to government and United Nations solutions, and that's where liberals like power vested. And of course when people come along and don't agree, they gotta be shut up." - Rush Limbaugh

"In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"I had spent my entire career not wanting to talk about weight, not wanting to deal with it, wanting to be an actor first." - Sara Rue

"But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power." - James A Baldwin

"The reason the word Feminism has power is because the concept has power and the reason it has power is because people are still afraid of it." - Laurie Penny

"The greatest power of the mass media is the power to ignore. The worst thing about this power is that you may not even know you're using it." - Sam Smith

"Half a century ago, the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl wrote that happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy - it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"I forget the derivation of Boxing Day, but the feeling of wanting to invite your loved ones outside one at a time and punch them in the face, does that come into it somewhere?" - Allison Pearson

"There is a lot of relief for daters who are serious about wanting to be in a relationship. This comes in the form of what appears to be dramatic changes like speed dating and Internet dating." - April Masini

"He never stopped wanting to save the world." - Ron Reagan

"Man needs so little... yet he begins wanting so much." - Louis L'Amour

"Something is wanting to science until it has been humanised." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Strength, wanting judgment and policy to rule, overturneth itself." - Horace

"To him that will, waies are not wanting." - George Herbert

"Though strength be wanting, the will to action Merits praise." - Ovid

"In the end, everything is found to be wanting." - Frank Lentricchia

"Stop needing and start having. Stop wanting and start being." - Ralph Marston

"Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting; Alone God sufficeth." - Teresa of Avila

"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Real bliss is the absence of the wanting of bliss" - Ramesh S Balsekar

"Not wanting to die was another universal constant, it seemed." - Robert J. Sawyer

"Wanting to become stronger than everybody else has no meaning." - Christian Tissier

"Your kisses are thieves which leave me wanting nothing." - Vanna Bonta

"Loss is not as bad as wanting more." - Laozi

"People talk about wanting amenities - downtown is the amenity." - Jack White

"Knowing what I was, and wanting me, anyway." - Maggie Stiefvater

"It's the wanting to know that makes us matter." - Tom Stoppard

"I am hated for loving. I am haunted for wanting." - Steven Morrissey

"... I keep wanting to crawl back into the womb ..." - Sylvia Plath

"The primitive sign of wanting is trying to get...." - G. E. M. Anscombe

"It's wanting that gets so many folks in trouble." - John Marston

"Why? Why are they always wanting to kill Jews?" - Alex Jones

"You never really fail until you stop wanting." - Mary Kay Ash

"Much will always wanting be To him who much desires." - Abraham Cowley

"Opportunities are not often wanting where inclination goes before ..." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter." - Seth Godin



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