Quotes in Power
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
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 never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.