“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.”
– Mahatma Gandhi.
“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“Love without hope will not survive.
Love without faith changes nothing.
Love gives power to hope and faith.”
– Toba Beta.
“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”
– Ayn Rand.
“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 pleasures imaginary.”
– Charles Caleb Colton.
“You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.”
– Giovanni Boccaccio.
“All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”
– Victor Hugo.
“Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.”
– Honoré de Balzac.
“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”
– Emily Dickinson.
“O, it is excellent
To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.”
– William Shakespeare.