Quotes about Power

It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government. But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is nor an answer. Neither is resignation. Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment.

Elie Wiesel

Stripped of ethical rationalisations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.

Freda Adler

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

John Adams

Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.

Nadine Gordimer

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

Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims.

Rabindranath Tagore

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.

Theodore Bikel

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