quotes tagged with 'power'

All beings who have bodies have power over those who have not. The devil has no power over us only as we permit him; the moment we revolt at anything which comes from God, the devil takes power.

Author: Joseph Smith, Source: The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 60; standardizedSaved by ragogoni in devil god power bodies 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Emergency does not create power.  Emergency does not increase granted power or remove or diminish the restrictions imposed upon power granted or reserved.  The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency.  Its grants of power to the federal government and its limitations of the powerof the States were determined in the light of emergency, and they are not altered by emergency.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government power emergency politicalpower supremecourt charlesevanshughes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Author: Lord Acton, Source: Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887Saved by ImaWriterIII in government power corrupt politicalpower lordacton absolute 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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

Author: Abigail Adams, Source: 1775Saved by ImaWriterIII in power politicians abigailadams politicalpower grasp grave 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Unless we rely on God's power within us, we will yield to the pressures around us.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in power pressure anonymous EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

Author: David Friedman, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in power force politicalpower davidfriedman superpower 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, can never willingly abandon it.

Author: Edmund Burke, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in power politicalpower EdmundBurke 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The more power a government has the more it can act arbitrarily according to the whims and desires of the elite, and the more it will make war on others and murder its foreign and domestic subjects. The more constrained the power of governments, the more power is diffused, checked, and balanced, the less it will aggress on others and commit democide.

Author: R. J. Rummel, Source: Death by GovernmentSaved by ImaWriterIII in government war power murder arbitrary politicalpower whims elite subjects rjrummel 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.

Author: Adolf Hitler, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in power adolfhitler people rhetoric 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The danger inherent in reform is that the cure may be worse than the disease…reformers are not on guard against unpredictable side effects which may divert the course of reform toward unwanted results. Moreover, quite often the social doctors become part of the disease.

Author: Eric Hoffer, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny problem solution power politicalpower erichoffer 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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