Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
-Adlai E. Stevenson II
Power corrupts- isn't that what it's for?
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat, though.
Power corrupts; PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret,
especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the
comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God's service when it is
violating all his laws.
Power broken into a thousand pieces can be hidden and disowned. If no
individual or institution possesses the authority to act without of
everybody else in the room, then nobody is at fault if anything goes
-Lewis H. Lapham
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is
empowerment in itself.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of
others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
Power dements even more than it corrupts, lowering the guard of
foresight and raising the haste of action.
Power does not consist in striking with force or with frequency, but in
-Honoré de Balzac
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position
of power, corrupt power.
-George Bernard Shaw
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of
Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
Power gradually extirpates from the mind every humane and gentle virtue.
Pity, benevolence, friendship, are things almost unknown in high
Power has to be insecure to be responsive.
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
-Theodore H. White
Power interrupts. Uninterruptible power interrupts absolutely.
Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future.
Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.
-Lois McMaster Bujold
Power is as power does.
-John Kenneth Galbraith
Power is founded upon opinion.
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Power is so pleasant that men quickly learn to be greedy in the
enjoyment of it, and to flatter themselves that patriotism requires them
to be imperious.
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this
side of the womb.
Power is sweet; it is a drug, the desire for which increases with a
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Power is what calls the shots, and power is a white male game.
Power means not having to respond.
Power not only corrupts he who wields the power but those who submit to
it. Those who grovel at the feet of power betray their fellows to hide
themselves behind the cloak of submission. It is an evil thing.
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No
man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
-Charles Caleb Colton