Power: (endowment...capability...... )

...words are more powerful than perhaps anyone suspects, and once deeply engraved in a child's mind, the are not easily eradicated. --- May Sarton

A free society cannot get along without heroes, because they are the most vivid means of exhibiting the power of free men. --- Arthur Schlesinger

Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe. --- Charles E Montague 1867

Austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the least of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irreversibly greater with time. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.... Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture ... Do not build obstacles in your imagination ... Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

By sharing knowledge you empower [others] to act on their own. Shared knowledge enables people to take a risk to expand an idea and to venture to a new horizon. ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Desire creates the power. --- Raymond Hollingwell

Do the thing and you will have the power --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment. --- John J. Ingalls

I believe every person is created as the steward of his or her destiny with great power for a specific purpose to share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love. --- zzz

I cannot do everything, but I can do something. One person can make a difference. --- Anon xxxx

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. --- Soren Kierkegaard 1813

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. --- Marcus Aurelius 121

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. --- Lao-Tzu 604BC

Knowledge is power. --- Francis Bacon 1561

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. --- Henry George

Look to this day… In it lies all the realities and verities of existence, the bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well-lived, makes every yesteday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. --- Sanskrit Proverb

Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul. --- Anon xxxx

One person with a belief is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. --- John Stuart Mill

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration. --- De Witt Clinton

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. --- Lord Acton

Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental counduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going. --- Laurence J. Peter

Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read… it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh… it is the music of the soul. Take time to give… it is too short a day to be selfish. --- Anon xxxx

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others. --- Tryon Edwards

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise you own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world. --- John Burroughs

The love of liberty is the love of others. The love of power is the love or ourselves. --- William Hazlett 1778

The past exists only in memory, consequences, effects. It has power over me only as I give it my power. I can let go, release it, move freely, I am not my past. --- Anon xxxx

The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings. --- Blaise Pascal 1623

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