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A man's character

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

Ambition
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Baruch Spinoza

Enemies to laws
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
Lord Macaulay

Getting and spending
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
William Wordsworth

Ideas
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

It doesn't mean you are neutral
Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Paulo Freire

Justice and power
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Blaise Pascal

Knowledge
Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon

Man's greatness
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
Blaise Pascal

The most powerful force
Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
Nelson Rockefeller

The power to say yes
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
Eleanor Roosevelt

To be able to dare
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
Fyodor Dostoevsky

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