What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.
The appetite for power, even for universal power, is only insane when there is no possibility of indulging it; a man who sees the possibility opening before him and does not try to grasp it, even at the risk of destroying himself and his country, is either
Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher
You only have power over people so 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 -- he's free again.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-?) Russian novelist, dramatist and historian.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Margaret Thatcher (1925-?) British statewoman.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton (1834-1902) English historian.
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist.