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A. J. P. Taylor
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
A. Philip Randolph
At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can't take anything, you won't get anything, and if you can't hold anything, you won't keep anything. And you can't take anything without organization.
A.A. Milne
I always did whatever I liked, she said, but now I really can do it.
A.G. Howard
Another thread snaps loose from my heart, the pain precise and acute. I embrace it, because it reminds me I'm still here. I'm alive. I'm empowered.
A.H. Septimius
Power is a beautiful thing.
A.H. Septimius
There are no moral obligations in the game of empire.
Aaron Lauritsen
Travel is costly yes, but it pays dividends too.
Aaron Lauritsen
From this point forward, you don't even know how to quit in life.~ Aaron Lauritsen, '100 Days Drive
Aaron Lauritsen
It's the 'everyday' experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.
Aaron Lauritsen
Be a team player, not a bandwagon jumper.
Aaron Lauritsen
The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.
Aaron Lauritsen
There's more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you'll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out.
Aaron Lauritsen
We love our partners for who they are, not for who they are not.
Aaron Lauritsen
The struggles we endure today will be the 'good old days' we laugh about tomorrow.
Aaron Lauritsen
The highway of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.
Aaron Lauritsen
There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
Aaron Lauritsen
If you didn't earn something, it's not worth flaunting.
Aaron Lauritsen
The high road of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.
Aaron Lauritsen
Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be Humble.
Aaron Lauritsen
Successes are those highlights of life we look back on with a smile. But it's the day to day grind of getting them that defines the laugh lines etched until the end of time. Enjoy each moment along the way
Aaron Lauritsen
Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don't let them change who you are.~ Aaron Lauritsen, '100 Days Drive
Aaron Lauritsen
Without struggle, success has no value.
Aaron Lauritsen
Explore, Experience, Then Push Beyond.
Aaron Lauritsen
It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.
Aaron Lauritsen
At some point, you just gotta forgive the past, your happiness hinges on it.
Aaron Lauritsen
True friends don't come with conditions.
Aaron Lauritsen
Building bridges is the best defence against ignorance.
Aaron Lauritsen
There is no such thing as loving a child too much.
Aayush Jain
He never looked back, the day he realized the power of presentations.
Abby Fabiaschi
You only confuse hope with power once in life.
Aberjhani
Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun's broken heart, power to restore the moon's vision too.
Abhishek Ratna
Those who work hard and constantly seek to be visible to their superiors, those who showcase their hard work, are the ones who advance to positions of greater power and responsibility.
Abigail Adams
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
Abigail Adams
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Abigail Adams
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Abraham Lincoln
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Abraham Lincoln
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Adam Schiff
America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.
Aeschylus
Excessive fear is always powerless.
Aeschylus
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
Agnes de Mille
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Ai Weiwei
Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
Akansh Malik
Maa The only word that holds power to give you strength when you are in pain.
Akash Lakhotia
Money has the power to get, all that you want.Money has the power to make you forget, all that you want.
Akash Lakhotia
Time in the most powerful thing.Not money, not power, not hope.A person can have everything theydesire but without time they are,all useless.
Akhenaton
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
Alain de Botton
We are humiliated by what is powerful and mean, but awed by what is powerful and noble.
Alan Cohen
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Moore
Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.
Alan Watts
But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.
Alanis Morissette
I think it's child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it's at the cost of someone's natural development. It's already hard enough to develop.
Alaric Hutchinson
Your call to power is to slow down and reflect within. Gather the peace within yourself before you go out and act among the world. The feel good feeling that lasts is only achieved when you yourself know peace. Nothing is more powerful. This is why you have the highs and lows, the mood swings, the transcendent ecstasy followed by the crash. It is because you have yet to develop a foundation of peace for yourself that acts as an unmovable anchor in your life. Establish this peace in your life and you will experience a whole new reality of the world that flows with you in every way possible, rather than against you.
Alaric Hutchinson
It's okay to experience the flow of all emotions; however, if we get caught up in feeling pity for others and take on the responsibility of being their 'savior', we often take away their power to 'save' themselves. If I see someone as 'messed up' then I am projecting my 'messed up' vibration onto them, so I am unable to hold space. Yet, if I already view them as whole, well, and beautiful
Alaric Hutchinson
It's okay to experience the flow of all emotions; however, if we get caught up in feeling pity for others and take on the responsibility of being their 'savior', we often take away their power to 'save' themselves. If I see someone as 'messed up' then I am projecting my 'messed up' vibration onto them, so I am unable to hold space. Yet, if I already view them as whole, well, and beautiful
Alaric Hutchinson
Isn't it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment? We say, Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____. Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I
Alaric Hutchinson
I am not a victim of circumstance, situation, nor any external condition of life. I am an active participant in the creation of my reality, meaning, I am actively participating in the creation of what I think, what I feel, what I spend my time on, who I spend my time with, what I consume mentally and physically, and all the blessings and contrastive experiences that come my way. Every effect has a cause and every cause has an effect, all of which include me because it is my life to live, my life to use, and my life to enjoy.
Alaric Hutchinson
Isn't it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment? We say, Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____. Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I
Albert Bandura
People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
Albert Camus
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
Albert Einstein
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
Aldous Huxley
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Aldous Huxley
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
Aldous Huxley
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
Aldous Huxley
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Someone that you have deprived of everything is no longer in your power. He is once again entirely free.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
...you are strong only as long as you don't deprive people of everything. For a person you've taken everything from us no longer in your power. He's free all over again.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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.
Alex Morritt
If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?
Alexander Graham Bell
What this power is I cannot say all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Hamilton
Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
Alexander Hamilton
In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.
Alexander Hamilton
In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.
Alexander the Great
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexandra Ivy
What was the point in satin and lace if it didn't make a man struggle to speak?
Alexis Carrel
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
Alfred A. Montapert
Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
Alfred Adler
The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
Alfred de Vigny
Observe this fact: in the history of mankind, every ruler who has lacked personal greatness has been forced to compensate for the deficiency by setting up the executioner at his right hand like a guardian angel
Alfred de Vigny
Not one little fellow need fear that he will be forbidden to pluck his shining grape from the cluster of political Power, that fruit reputed to be so full of wealth and glory. Can't every gang become a club? and every club an assembly? an assembly, a convention? a convention, a senate? and isn't a senate meant to rule? And what senate ever ruled without a man to rule it? And what did it all require?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Force is never more operative than when it is known to exist but is not brandished.
Alice Walker
Politically, the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government.
Alice Walker
Well, I think indigenous peoples have ways of living on the Earth that they've had forever. And they've been overrun by organized religion, which has had a lot of money and power.
Alice Walker
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
Alice Walker
I'm sure we, the American people, are the butt of jokes by those in power.
Alice Walker
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Alison Goodman
Watching my father plan and strategize for the resistance has taught me about trust. She leaned forward. Personal trust is very different from political trust, my lady. The first thrives on faith. The second requires proof, whether it be upfront or covert. Awkwardly, she patted my hand. His Majesty has always been a powerful man. Perhaps he has never had to distinguish between the two.
Allen Klein
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
Allen Klein
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
Alvin Adams
Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
Alvin Toffler
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
I Am ! Two powerful words.... You must confess... I Am who God called me to be. I Am a Success. I Am not what you think of me. I Am more than a conqueror. I Am walking by Faith. I Am a Gift.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Words have power, and when you speak you give them life. Speak into the atmosphere. Speak into existence what you believe, desire, dream, and hope.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Never allow anyone to hold the key to your happiness, key to your heart, or key to your dreams. Be in control of your life and build your hopes on things eternal. No one should have the power to manipulate your life, optimism, love, or success.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Positive energy radiates from every word you share to a magnitude that can not be measured on scale. The vibrations he sends your way are received and absorbed into the very core of your existence. The power within his words quench the areas of your spirit that only God knows. Mortality thrives on the very essence of Godly Love
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Do not allow your happiness to be controlled by the thoughts of others. People are happy for you one minute and then the next they are looking down their noses at you. You have to find within yourself the kind of happiness that withstands the ups and downs of life. No one should have the power to limit or repress your happiness.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Believe God for something today. Prayer is the key to connecting with God and allowing Him to speak to your spirit. Open your heart and free your mind.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.
Amanda Palmer
Asking for help with shame says: You have the power over me.Asking with condescension says: I have the power over you.But asking for help with gratitude says:We have the power to help each other.
Ambrose Bierce
Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead.
Ambrose Bierce
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
Ambrose Bierce
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Ambrose Bierce
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Amelia Barr
But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.
Amit Kalantri
War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.
Amit Kalantri
Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.
Amit Kalantri
Before we complicated life with money, machines and missiles we did well with morals, manpower and meetings.
Amit Kalantri
The one who love power becomes dictator and one who admires power becomes slave.
Amit Kalantri
My spouse is my shield, my spouse is my strength.
Amit Kalantri
Let someone else be the most powerful country, make ours the most peaceful country.
Amit Kalantri
A man might share his wealth, but never his authority.
Amit Kalantri
Power is not pleasure, power is pain.
Amit Kalantri
Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.
Amit Kalantri
Power does not pardon, power punishes.
Amit Kalantri
Power does not ask permission.Power does not take permission.Power does not need permission.
Amit Kalantri
No tricks, no tools, but talent makes a task truly top class.
Amit Kalantri
A poor, who hates power, once become powerful, hates poor.
Amit Kalantri
In a democracy government is the God.
Amit Kalantri
Money is not as good as power, but power is as good as money.
Amit Ray
Non-violence is more powerful than violence. Nature eliminates violent animals bit by bit.
Amit Ray
Let everyone evolve fast and understand humanity. Let the heart of stones be converted into heart of love.
Amit Ray
Mindfulness and compassion can give you the power, illumination, love, and wisdom to draw higher forms, thoughts, feelings, and situations into your life.
Amit Ray
Life may try to knock you down but be persistent with your passions - cultivate grit, resilience, tenacity and endurance success will come.
Amit Ray
There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power.
Amit Ray
Your blessings are very important to melt down the stony hearts.
Amy Collette
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It's the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Gatliff
The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.
Amy Goodman
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Amy Goodman
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Amy Goodman
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Amy Leigh Mercree
Your dreams are worth it. Persevere. Your focus is your power. Harness it.
Amy Leigh Mercree
The power of love can spread magic to the world like nothing else.
Amy Tan
Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Love without restraint makes one saint and the other faint; the sweetest face and the tenderest embrace bring the sun to every place in such grace.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Inequality and poverty, unhealth and no wealth are hand in hand. And if we are all born equal that should be true in all lands. We cannot divide the world between poor and rich countries. It's like saying the ones are good, the others are junkies. That can only increase more prejudice, miseries and sorrow. Turning the wheel today it will lead to a better tomorrow.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Let it shine, the light in you. Oh, and that's delighting me! Various colors shining through. Elated, it fills my soul with ecstasy.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Don't pay attention to people Who tell you can't do it at lenght. Trusting your own instincts Can lead to what's quintessential. Make their limitation be your strenght. You might as well contradict them And then reach your full potential.
Ana Claudia Antunes
If I knew then what I know now I guess it'd make no difference; Fate's sure in the way somehow. What's important is the essence. Although we still have free will We also have a whole lot to deal.
Andrea Dworkin
Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.
Andrew Carnegie
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Andrew Jackson
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
Andrew Jackson
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
Andrew Jackson
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
Andrew Jackson
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
Andrew Jackson
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
Andrew Jackson
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
Andrew Jackson
The people are the government, administering it by their agents they are the government, the sovereign power.
Andrew Kendall
I realized that the knowledge I gained over this period in my life was power, and it felt like a waste not to share that wealth with the world, with people who could benefit,
Andrew Shue
With my new venture, Club Mom, we want to empower moms to feel their value and also build their collective power to make their lives better and easier. We want to bring them together as a community to share experiences and information.
Andrew Vachss
I want to disabuse people of the idea that knowledge is power. Knowing how to get to Detroit is not the same thing as having the bus fare.
Andrew Wilson
[Patricia Highsmith] went on to recommend that aspiring writers keep a notebook in which to jot down thoughts or ideas, that they should trust in the power of the unconscious and that they shouldn't force inspiration. In addition, it was important to avoid those who negated the creative process, sometimes people per se. 'The plane of social intercourse,' she said, 'is not the plane of creation, not the plane on which creative ideas fly [...] This is a curious thing, because sometimes the very people we are attracted to or in love with act as effectively as rubber insulators to the spark of inspiration.
Andrew Young
Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.
Aneurin Bevan
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
Angelo Codevilla
The point of Political Correctness is not and has never been merely about any of the items that it imposes, but about the imposition itself. (The Rise of Political Correctness)
Ani DiFranco
A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don't want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous 'girl power' sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it's a way of taking the politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion.
Anita B. Sulser PhD
Every leader attracts a different type of follower from the left or the right, from the lowest or the highest class. Every leader unwittingly attracts certain stereotypes that fuel their underlying agenda.
Anita Hill
The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
Anita R. Sneed-Carter
Victories are won while on your knees! Keep praying for those who rise up against you. Fear not. The Lord has rectified the problem. Prayer is POWERFUL!!
Anne Hill
If you are interested in equality at all costs, you should never have gone looking for your power in the first place. Holding authority with integrity is more important than making others feel good.
Anne Bronte
I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself .
Anne Lamott
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
Anne Rice
I think this is a very important thing to understand about Christianity. It was from its very beginnings, it seems, a religion of great quarrels and wars, and it wooed the power of temporal authorities, and made them part of itself in the hope of resolving through sheer force its many arguments.
Anne Rice
The spirit who inhabits her animates us all. Destroy the host, you destroy the power. The young die first; the old wither slowly; the eldest perhaps would go last. But she is the Queen of the Damned, and the Damned can't live without her.
Annie Dillard
Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery. The surface of mystery is not smooth, any more than the planet is smooth; not even a single hydrogen atom is smooth, let alone a pine. Nor does it fit together; not even the chlorophyll and hemoglobin molecules are a perfect match, for, even after the atom of iron replaces the magnesium, long streamers of disparate atoms trail disjointedly from the rims of the molecule's loops. Freedom cuts both ways. Mystery itself is as fringed and intricate at the shape of the air at times. Forays into mystery cut bays and fine fjords, but the forested mainland itself is implacable both in its bulk and in its most filigreed fringe of detail.
Annie Dillard
I have often noticed that these things, which obsess me, neither bother nor impress other people even slightly. I am horribly apt to approach some innocent at a gathering, and like the ancient mariner, fix him with a wild, glitt'ring eye and say, Do you know that in the head of the caterpillar of the ordinary goat moth there are two hundred twenty-eight separate muscles? The poor wretch flees. I am not making chatter; I mean to change his life.
Annie Dillard
It looked as though the leaves of the autumn forest had taken flight, and were pouring down the valley like a waterfall, like a tidal wave, all the leaves of the hardwoods from here to Hudson's Bay. It was as if the season's colors were draining away like lifeblood, as if the year were molting and shedding. The year was rolling down, and a vital curve had been reached, the tilt that gives way to headlong rush. And when the monarch butterflies had passed and were gone, the skies were vacant, the air poised. The dark night into which the year was plunging was not a sleep but an awakening, a new and necessary austerity, the sparer climate for which I longed. The shed trees were brittle and still, the creek light and cold, and my spirit holding its breath.
Annie Dillard
Shadow is the blue patch where the light doesn't hit. It is mystery itself, and mystery is the ancients' ultima Thule, the modern explorer's Point of Relative Inaccessibility, that boreal point most distant from all known lands. There the twin oceans of beauty and horror meet. The great glaciers are calving. Ice that sifted to earth as snow in the time of Christ shears from the pack with a roar and crumbles to water. It could be that our instruments have not looked deeply enough. The RNA deep in the mantis's jaw is a beautiful ribbon. Did the crawling Polyphemus moth have in its watery heart one cell, and in that cell one special molecule, and that molecule one hydrogen atom, and round that atom's nucleus one wild, distant electron that split showed a forest, swaying?
Annie Dillard
I was in no tent under leaves, sleepless and glad. There was no moon at all; along the world's coasts the sea tides would be springing strong. The air itself also has lunar tides; I lay still. Could I feel in the air an invisible sweep and surge, and an answering knock in the lungs? Or could I feel the starlight? Every minute on a square mile of this land one ten thousandth of an ounce of starlight spatters to earth. What percentage of an ounce did that make on my eyes and cheeks and arms, tapping and nudging as particles, pulsing and stroking as waves?
Annie Dillard
This is what I had come for, just this, and nothing more. A fling of leafy motion on the cliffs, the assault of real things, living and still, with shapes and powers under the sky- this is my city, my culture, and all the world I need.
Annie Dillard
I want to think about trees. Trees have a curious relationship to the subject of the present moment. There are many created things in the universe that outlive us, that outlive the sun, even, but I can't think about them. I live with trees. There are creatures under our feet, creatures that live over our heads, but trees live quite convincingly in the same filament of air we inhabit, and in addition, they extend impressively in both directions, up and down, shearing rock and fanning air, doing their real business just out of reach.
Annie Dillard
Those people who shoot endless time-lapse films of unfurling roses and tulips have the wrong idea. They should train their cameras instead on the melting of pack ice, the green filling of ponds, the tidal swings…They should film the glaciers of Greenland, some of which creak along at such a fast clip that even the dogs bark at them. They should film the invasion of the southernmost Canadian tundra by the northernmost spruce-fir forest, which is happening right now at the rate of a mile every 10 years. When the last ice sheet receded from the North American continent, the earth rebounded 10 feet. Wouldn't that have been a sight to see?
Annie Dillard
Yes, it's tough, it's tough, that goes without saying. But isn't waiting itself and longing a wonder, being played on by wind, sun, and shade?
Annie Lennox
I'm appalled the word feminism has been denigrated to a place of almost ridicule and I very passionately believe the word needs to be revalued and reintroduced with power and understanding that this is a global picture.
Anthony Ryan
What do you think the world is if not just an endless parade of madness? To make war is madness. To seek power is madness. She laughed louder, throwing her arms wide. And madness is glorious!
Anthony Ryan
Power comes at a price, love, Veliss replied through bared teeth, maintaining the smile she offered to the townsfolk lining the square.What power?All power. The power to rule, to kill, or, in your case this fine morning, the power to incite the lust of the old goat you're about to meet.Lust? I have no desire to incite lust in anyone.Veliss turned to her with a quizzical expression, her smile suddenly genuine. Then I'm afraid you're in for a lifetime of disappointment.
Anthony Ryan
Divinity retains the appearance of insight, when in reality it celebrates ignorance. Its tenets are so much clay, and when the clay sets, it becomes dogma.
Anthony Ryan
Your realm is an insane place. In Volaria, no-one goes hungry, slaves are no use when they starve. Those freeborn too lazy or lacking in intelligence to turn sufficient profit to feed themselves are made slaves so they can generate wealth for those deserving of freedom, and be fed in return. Here, your people are chained by their freedom, free to starve and beg from the rich. It's disgusting.
Anthony Ryan
The promise of power wasn't enough, he thought. So now she tempts me with knowledge.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.
Anthony T Hincks
Love powers my heart and color powers my soul.
Anthony T. Hincks
Dad! Jesus yelled.Yes, son, God said.That star's light just went out, Jesus told his dad.Yes, I know, God replied.But, why? Jesus asked.Sometimes, a man can become so self obsessed, that the devil seduces him with wealth, power and other worldly delights, God said.But aren't you worried that he will turn all the stars off? Jesus now asked his dad.God smiled, No, because for every star that goes out, I just put up another million or so.Jesus looked back at the night sky and sure enough, there were many more stars now. He smiled.
Anthony Trollope
Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.
Anton Krotov
They think the government shows people everything
Anton Krotov
They think the government shows people everything
Anton Szandor LaVey
The real satanist is not quite so easily recognized as such
Apoorve Dubey
You have all the power you need to build the future that you wish.
Archie Andrews
Never underestimate the power of a woman!
Ari Berk & Carolyn Dunn
People are not alone in making art. Even the smallest animals can create things of beauty. Even the smallest animals have power and can help set things right in the world. Beautiful things are being made all the time and can still work great wonders. A tiny web of silk, a small jar of earth, can hold a glowing ember of the sun to help light the world.
Aristotle
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Aristotle
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Aristotle
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Aristotle
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Aristotle
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Aristotle
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.