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Quote of the day July 25th, 2014

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H. L. Mencken

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[Jesus'] ministry was clearly defined, and the alternatives to the illusion and temptations of the desert were spelled out. A choice was made -- life abundant, full, and free for all. Make no mistake about it, the day that choice was made, Jesus became suspect. That day in the temple he sealed the fate already prepared for him. How was the world to understand one who rejected an offer of power and control? Sojourners, August-September, 1991

JOAN B. CAMPBELL

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.

THEODORE BIKEL

Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here. (to her husband)

ELIZABETH ARDEN

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.

HERBERT MARCUSE

From antiquity, people have recognized the connection between naming and power.

CASEY MILLER AND KATE SWIFT

God is on everyone's side … and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.

JEAN ANOUILH

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take the power from them, but to inform them by education.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government. But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is nor an answer. Neither is resignation. Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment

ELIE WIESEL

It seems to me that whereas power usually means power-over, the power of some person or group over some other person or group, it is possible to develop the conception of power-with, a jointly developed power, a co-active, not a coercive power.

MARY PARKER FOLLETT

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

BLAISE PASCAL

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

JACOB BRONOWSKI

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

C. S. LEWIS

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

CARL SAGAN

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.

RACHEL CARSON

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.

GLORIA STEINEM

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.

NADINE GORDIMER

Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.

LORD ACTON

Power, however it has evolved, whatever its origins, will not be given up without a struggle.

SHULAMITH FIRESTONE

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.

FREDA ADLER

The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and encroachments. [1834]

HENRY CLAY

The first principal of nonviolent action is that of noncooperation with everything humiliating.

CESAR CHAVEZ

The right is not created in the exercise of power, but if the right does not have the power to become established, then power will rule of itself.

KENNETH PATTON

The term “power” comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power. The central issue of power in leadership is not Will it be used? But rather Will it be used wisely and well?

AL GINI

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

ROSEANNE BARR

There are three ways of dealing with difference: domination, compromise, and integration. By domination only one side gets what it wants; by compromise neither side gets what it wants; by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.

MARY PARKER FOLLETT

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

JOHN ADAMS

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

PLATO

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed.

BARRY GOLDWATER

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

PAULO FREIRE

We have learned that power is a positive force if it is used for positive purposes.

ELIZABETH DOLE

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

WILLIAM E. GLADSTONE

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT

Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, and it means leisure, it means liberty.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it.

ANITA HILL

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

AUDRE LORDE

When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.

MARGARET J. WHEATLEY

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

JIMI HENDRIX

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

CARL JUNG

You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power.

ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN


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