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Quote Left The people think of wealth and power as the greatest fate, But in this world a spell of health is the best state. Quote Right
Quote Left If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society. Its art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world. It neither confines its views to particular professions on the one hand, nor creates heroes or inspires genius on the other. Works indeed of genius fall under no art; heroic minds come under no rule; a University is not a birthplace of poets or of immortal authors, of founders of schools, leaders of colonies, or conquerors of nations. It does not promise a generation of Aristotles or Newtons, of Napoleons or Washingtons, of Raphaels or Shakespeares, though such miracles of nature it has before now contained within its precincts. Nor is it content on the other hand with forming the critic or the experimentalist, the economist or the engineer, though such too it includes within its scope. But a University training is the great ordinary means to an great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mind, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed aims to popular aspiration, at giving enlargement and sobriety to the ideas of the age, at facilitating the exercise of political power, and refining the intercourse of private life. It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh would some power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us Quote Right
Quote Left Fair flower, that dost so comely grow, Hid in this silent, dull retreat, Untouched thy honied blossoms blow, Unseen thy little branches greet; ...No roving foot shall crush thee here, ...No busy hand provoke a tear. By Nature's self in white arrayed, She bade thee shun the vulgar eye, And planted here the gaurdian shade, And sent soft waters murmuring by; ...Thus quietly thy summer goes, ...Thy days declinging to repose. Smit with those charms, that must decay, I grieve to see your future doom; They died--nor were those flowers more gay, The flowers that did in Eden bloom; ...Unpitying frosts, and Autumn's power ...Shall leave no vestige of this flower. From morning suns and evenign dews At first thy little being came: If nothing once, you nothing lose, For when you die you are the same; ...The space between, is but an hour, ...The frail duration of a flower. Quote Right
Quote Left Peaceableness toward enemies is an idea that will, of course, continue to be denounced as impractical. It has been too little tried by individuals, much less by nations. It will not readily or easily serve those who are greedy for power. It cannot be effectively used for bad ends. It could not be used as the basis of an empire. It does not afford opportunities for profit. It involves danger to practitioners. It requires sacrifice. And yet it seems to me that it is practical, for it offers the only escape from the logic of retribution. It is the only way by which we can cease to look to war for peace. ... Peaceableness is not passive. It is the ability to act to resolve conflict without violence. If it is not a practical and practicable method, it is nothing. As a practicable method, it reduces helplessness in the face of conflict. In the face of conflict, the peaceable person may find several solutions, the violent person only one. Quote Right
Quote Left The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside. Quote Right
Quote Left Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches. Quote Right
Quote Left The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own. Quote Right
Quote Left Apathy isn’t it. We can do something. So flower power didn’t work. So what. We start again. Quote Right
Quote Left O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us. (O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.) Quote Right
Quote Left The change of mind I am talking about involves not just a change of knowledge, but also a change of attitude toward our essential ignorance, a change in our bearing in the face of mystery. The principle of ecology, if we will take it to heart, should keep us aware that our lives depend on other lives and upon processes and energies in an interlocking system that, though we can destroy it, we can neither fully understand nor fully control. And our great dangerousness is that, locked in our selfish and myopic economies, we have been willing to change or destroy far beyond our power to understand. Quote Right
Quote Left All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty. Quote Right
Quote Left Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe in the practice and philosophy of what we have agreed to call magic, and what I must call the evocation of spirits, though I do not know what they are, in the power of creating magic illusions in the visions of truth in the depths of the minds when the eyes are closed. Quote Right
Quote Left The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination. Quote Right
Quote Left Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Quote Right
Quote Left Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. Because, in other words, the powerful don't play; they mean to keep that power, and those who are the powerless (you and me) better shape up --mimic/ape/suck --in the very image of the powerful, or the powerful will destroy you --you and our children. Quote Right
Quote Left Despots play their part in the works of thinkers. Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought. Repression in history leads to conciseness in the historian, and the rocklike hardness of much celebrated prose is due to the tempering of the tyrant. Quote Right
Quote Left ... there is no way of measuring the damage to a society when a whole texture of humanity is kept from realizing its own power, when the woman... Quote Right
Quote Left O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us. Quote Right
Quote Left Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung. Quote Right
Quote Left Technology is not an image of the world but a way of operating on reality. The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of the will to power... but also in the fact that it lacks meaning. Quote Right
Quote Left But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money--booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! Quote Right
Quote Left A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. Quote Right
Quote Left For example, there is a species of butterfly, a night-moth, in which the females are much less common than the males. The moths breed exactly like all animals, the male fertilizes the female and the female lays the eggs. Now, if you take a female night moth----many naturalists have tried this experiment---the male moths will visit this female at night and they will come from hours away. From hours away! Just think! From a distance of several miles all these males sense the only female in the region. One looks for an explanation for this phenomenon but it is not easy. You must assume that they have a sense of smell of some sort like a hunting dog that can pick up and follow a semmingly imperceptible scent. Do you see? Nature abounds with such inexplicable things. But my argument is: if the female moths were as abundant as the males, the latter would not have such a highly developed sense of smell. They've acquired it only because they had to train themseleves to to have it. If a person were to concentrate all his will power on a certain end, then he would achieve it. That's all. And that also answers your question. Examine a person closely enough and you know more about him than he does himself. Quote Right
Quote Left I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content. Quote Right
Quote Left Silent companions of the lonely hour, Friends, who can never alter or forsake, Who for inconstant roving have no power, And all neglect, perforce, must calmly take,-- Let me return to you; this turmoil ending Which worldly cares have in my spirit wrought, And, o'er your old familiar pages bending, Refresh my mind with many a tranquil thought: Till, haply meeting there, from time to time, Fancies, the audible echo of my own, 'Twill be like hearing in a foreign clime My native language spoke in friendly tone, And with a sort of welcome I shall dwell On these, my unripe musings, told so well. Quote Right
Quote Left For wisdom is the property of the dead, A something incompatible with life; and power,... Quote Right
Quote Left Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? Quote Right
Quote Left Many people hold onto a grudge because it offers the illusion of power and a perverse feeling of security. But in fact, we are held hostage by our anger. It is never too late to forgive. But you can forgive too soon. I am especially wary of what I call saintly forgiveness. Premature forgiveness is common among people who avoid conflict. They're afraid of their own anger and the anger of others. But their forgiveness is false. Their anger goes underground. I define forgiving as letting someone back into your heart. This returns us to a loving state -- and not merely within the relationship -- we feel good about ourselves and the world. True forgiveness isn't easy, but it transforms us significantly. To forgive is to love and to feel worthy of love. In that sense, it is always worthwhile. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Power

Quote Left The power of a government is a sacred trust, only justly exercised when it safeguards the liberties and aspirations of its populace. -Aloo Denish Obiero Quote Right
Quote Left The eyes display the power of silence and magic of expression.... honest communicators!! Quote Right
Quote Left Love...or absence of love, is all powerful. Atomic weapons can annihilate the body...but only love can make or break a spirit. Quote Right
Quote Left Zaida power power na Kiya karo tumhara luli tahra ho Jana hai phir Hakeem dhondtay phiro gay, bus kar day please Teri vajah say soap,saban mehanga ho gaya hai,tun to khareed lay ga gareeb kia thok say Kam chalay ga? Quote Right
Quote Left Throughout history, the leaders of man, were rooted from a castle or the church... where one would guide by bestowed power, the other by a faith, unseen, yet to search. Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry often distills complex ideas and emotions into simple yet powerful language. Quote Right
Quote Left We are stronger together. Anything is possible when we allow our power to create a synergy. Be inspired and uplifted. Blessings, love and light. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is oftentimes messy. Remember the power in the chaos. Rise and bloom each time. Quote Right
Quote Left Zafar Khan DAN is very powerful person. He can make Whatsapp account on our number. He can make duplicate account. He can use our number or account to trap. Quote Right
Quote Left Let's open our hearts, minds and souls to the possibilities of life. Embrace the power, passion and joy of love, money and freedom. Quote Right
Quote Left "Strong women don't just break glass ceilings; they build skyscrapers of resilience, compassion, and empowerment, leaving an indelible mark on the world." Quote Right
Quote Left The vast majority of us were raised to believe in some type of a greater good ; whether that being God, or any other faith to follow. Yet it seems the differences would ultimately lead to conflict, where the strength of fellowship would reach out with an overpowering embrace. This consolidation then leads to eventual dilation, where outlying extremes ferment towards a secular brew. Quote Right
Quote Left Jesus went behind the enemy lines of empire with no physical armour, no sword, no army and defeated the might and power of the Roman Empire, and all empires, past, present and future. He did it by wisdom and insight, spiritual power, identity, love and a cross mixed with His resurrection, ascension and glorification. The Romans had no idea what happened. Nothing has changed much has it? Quote Right
Quote Left Be inspired by all that is good and right in the world. And if it's not good and right, use your power to make it so. Quote Right
Quote Left About War: "I know enough of hate, of powers’ desire, to know wars will consume without any end more names for the unknown tomb." from the poem "Unknown Soldiers" by Max Burchett. Quote Right
Quote Left P.S. being a hero is not about the cape, mask, or special powers, but simply being brave enough to walk in your own skin each day unapologetically... Walking through the fire, stepping over fear, and leaving doubt behind... Because the next second, thought, or moment is the real tomorrow as we continue to get stronger from the mistakes of yesterday... Quote Right
Quote Left I demand more meat in my poetry, gravy but not swimming in it. A heaping salad but not so much garnish and dressing to overpower the healthful greens. Quote Right
Quote Left Our children may look like us, but they each have their own personality and life path. Empower them to make good choices. Set them free to be themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Let forgiveness weave its golden thread, Healing wounds that once bled, For in its power, we transcend, And find love and peace, until the end. Quote Right
Quote Left "Within the echoes of resilience, we discover the untapped strength that empowers us to rise above life's storms and the unwavering loyalty that anchors us in the face of adversity." Quote Right
Quote Left Microbiology teaches us that size is no measure of significance; even the smallest microbe can wield immense power. Microbes are the silent warriors; these tiniest beings possess the strength to spark a revolution that can have monumental impacts in the world of science. ~ Aloo Denish Quote Right
Quote Left The true power of science lies in its ability to challenge assumptions, dismantle misconceptions, and pave the way for new frontiers of understanding. ~ Aloo Denish Quote Right
Quote Left EMOTIONS Love & Pain Two powerful forces Depending on the vulnerability of the situation, it makes you stronger or weaker, good or bad, feel dead or alive. BUT THE SPIRIT TO FOLLOW IT THROUGH IS A CHOICE THAT DEFINES YOUR SOUL Quote Right
Quote Left Power is in the hands so foolish men: we have seen the consequences and the devasting impact of war. Many empires have fallen, other empires will rise and upon our death, we can't even take our treasures locked in steel vaults. Quote Right
Quote Left Some men can't be trusted when their humbleness is replaced by pride; that's when the Devil gives them the power to conquer and destroy. Don't be remembered for your wickedness, rather be remembered for your kindness of heart. Quote Right
Quote Left The concept of power, defined entirely by context, has so many different meanings that can exponentially multiply, as well as, divide. Quote Right
Quote Left You have the power within you; you have the answers....and if you doubt yourself, know that God and His Angels or the Universe (whatever you believe) will help you find your path. You are special to this world. :-) x Quote Right
Quote Left You are more powerful than anything or anyone who has tried to put you down. If you're alive, you're stronger. You're a survivor!! :-) xox Quote Right
Quote Left Be real. Be true to yourself. Only you can heal your inner turmoil and slay your demons... Others can love and support you, even inspire you... But ultimately, you are the power in your life... Take care and best wishes. Quote Right
Quote Left Seek peace, sing songs of brotherhood, exult the Almighty who smiles upon his children not gone astray and not being deceived by the lies of the wordily. What good will come out of war: if not rebellion, strife, death, misery and anger? Haven't we seen the horrible destruction of cities under the vile attacks of the insatiable One who wants world domination and power? Quote Right