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    Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

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Neither art thou the man to catch the fiend and hold him!
[Ger., Du bist noch nicht der Mann read more

Neither art thou the man to catch the fiend and hold him!
[Ger., Du bist noch nicht der Mann den Teufel festzuhalten.]

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The balance of power.

The balance of power.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Power Quotes,
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Power ought to serve as a check to power.

Power ought to serve as a check to power.

by John Milton Found in: Power Quotes,
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Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; read more

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.

by Marcus Aurelius Found in: Power Quotes,
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Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is
no power but of God: the powers read more

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is
no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

by Bible Found in: Power Quotes,
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Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

by Margaret Thatcher Found in: Power Quotes,
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Every Communist must grasp the truth: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.".

Every Communist must grasp the truth: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.".

by Mao Tse-tung Found in: Power Quotes,
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To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to
know its pleasures, we read more

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to
know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it: the
pains of power are real, its pleasure imaginary.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Power Quotes,
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Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from read more

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.

by Napoleon Bonaparte Found in: Power Quotes,
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