Power Over Others Quotes

Power Over Others Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Francis Bacon, John Lancaster Spalding, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Eckhart Tolle, David Foster Wallace and many others.

Truth gives no advantage. It gives no higher status, no

Truth gives no advantage. It gives no higher status, no power over others; all you get is truth and freedom from the false.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self.
Francis Bacon
As our power over others increases, we become less free; for to retain it, we must make ourselves its servants.
John Lancaster Spalding
Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Eckhart Tolle
If you worship power, you will feel weak and afraid, needing ever more power over others to keep the fear at bay.
David Foster Wallace
Government remains the paramount area of folly because it is there that men seek power over others – only to lose it over themselves.
Barbara Tuchman
Real magic is not about gaining power over others: it is about gaining power over yourself.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley
You give bureaucrats power over others, and when the others are poor and helpless, nothing matches government. More than any single exploitive tyrannical force, the possibility of what government can do is absolutely terrifying.
Millicent Fenwick
Those that have so much power over others as to be able to oppress them have seldom so much over themselves as not to oppress.
Matthew Henry
Nature, philosophy and social issues are the three things that always occupy my mind. You do not have any power over others but can only change yourself.
Pawan Kalyan
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others… An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens…. Power is not alluring to pure minds and is not with them the primary principle of contest.
Thomas Jefferson
The old images seem like a caricature now: the shadowy world of secret rituals, the aging dons behind high-walled estates, the passion for vengeance and power over other men. For years, the Mafia was the stuff of novels and movies and whispers on Mulberry Street.
Robert D. McFadden
These people are often authoritarian and rigid in their views, exerting power over others in an effort to keep others from having power over them. Persecutors may act grandiose and self-righteous to mask their own insecurity.
David Emerald Womeldorff
In the late ’60s, people were saying we need power to, not power over. Power to do, accomplish, create, not power over other people.
Gloria Steinem
True Power is within, and it is available now.
Eckhart Tolle
The possession of power over others is inherently destructive both to the possessor of the power and to those over whom it is exercised.
George Davis Herron