Quotes and Sayings about Power

One thing you can say about nuclear power: the people who believe it is the silver bullet for America's energy problems never give up.

Jeff Goodell

This is the pain pacemaker. I've got a battery under my skin. From that battery are two electrodes that go into the spine where they cut bone away to accommodate it. Now I put on the power here. If I have the pain, the stimulator starts. It's tingling, like when your foot falls asleep, you know?

Jerry Lewis

The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.

Charles de Montesquieu

Mark Ruffalo, aka the Incredible Hulk, is the natural gas industry's worst nightmare: a serious, committed activist who is determined to use his star power as a superhero in the hottest movie of the moment to draw attention the environmental and public health risks of fracking.

Jeff Goodell

The coal industry is an even larger part of the Australian economy than it is of the American, and it has an enormous amount of political power.

Jeff Goodell

A tool is usually more simple than a machine it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.

Charles Babbage

Bloomberg's $50 million is not going to revolutionize the electric power industry. But his willingness to fight is already inspiring others to see Big Coal differently.

Jeff Goodell

We say no to lots of things that would please us. I would like to punch people every now and then, but I don't. I would like to have something for free rather than pay for it. I would like to skip to the front of the line... I don't mean to brush aside the taste of meat, which is a powerful attraction. But its power is not without limit.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.

Charles Babbage

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.

Tony Blair

Nowhere has the political power of coal been more obvious than in presidential campaigns.

Jeff Goodell

Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you.

E. Stanley Jones

The power of the American system of republicanism lies in its capacity to allow religious belief to be a competing, not a controlling, factor in American life.

Jon Meacham

Life is suffering. Life is not resistance to suffering. The point of life is to suffer. This is why we're here: We're here to suffer. I believe in a higher power that compassionately allows suffering for us as a race, to grow and mature.

Rainn Wilson

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.

Amy Tan

When it comes to energy, cost isn't everything - but it's a lot. Everybody wants cheap power.

Jeff Goodell

The attacks of September 11 - and subsequent acts of terror from London to Madrid to Fort Hood, Texas - embody the most repulsive of human instincts, the will to power at the price of the lives of others.

Jon Meacham

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.

Maggie Gallagher

In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.

Jean Baudrillard

Today we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon this great Country and ask Him to continue to heal our land and meet our needs - and we do so through the power of prayer.

Nick Rahall

I say to the Taliban: surrender the terrorists or surrender power. It's your choice.

Tony Blair

I am on the power toothbrush train and I'm asking people to try to using an Oral B power toothbrush. I just started using one and I cannot believe that I waited this long to use a power toothbrush. It's so much easier than using a manual toothbrush.

Sherri Shepherd

I have hair that I audition with, my sitcom hair which is a curly wig. I have my long chic hair that I wear to my son's school so they know I'm not playing around. I always tell people that my husband gets a different woman every night when I come home from 'The View.' Hair makes you feel a certain way, like putting a power suit on.

Sherri Shepherd

The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.

Thomas Malthus

Obama has no power to change American policy because there are people who specialize in drawing these policies, which have been and still are hostile towards Islam.

Muqtada al Sadr