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 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others

Author: Maryanne Williamson, Source: (1996). A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. New York: HarperCollinsSaved by Doc in freedom potential power fear childofgod mankind glory liberation godhood 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others

Author: Maryanne Williamson, Source: (1996). A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. New York: HarperCollinsSaved by jarvie in freedom god potential power fear child childofgod of mankind glory liberation godhood 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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