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    I'm free of an abusive cult, based on money and power that worships a fictional deity and safely back with the Catholic Church.

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    I'm finally ready to own my own power, to say, "This is who I am." If you like it, you like it. And if you don't like it, you don't. So watch out; I'm gonna fly.

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    I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being. I know it sounds corny.

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    Immortality... Is that a super power?

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    In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential... it's no different in the financial realm.

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    In all cultures, the midwife's place is on the threshold of life, where intense human emotions, fear, hope, longing, triumph, and incredible physical power-enable a new human being to emerge. Her vocation is unique.

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    Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.

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    Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.

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    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.

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    In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.

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    I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

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    In making the great experiment of governing people by consent rather than by coercion, it is not sufficient that the party in power should have a majority. It is just as necessary that the party in power should never outrage the minority.

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    In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.

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    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.

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    In old times men used their powers of painting to show the objects of faith, in later times they use the objects of faith to show their powers of painting.

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    In order to the existence of such a ministry in the Church, there is requisite an authority received from God, and consequently power and knowledge imparted from God for the exercise of such ministry; and where a man possesses these, although the bis.

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    In my opinion turkey is the most over-rated critter for eating purposes in kingdom come but the most striking example we have of the power of propaganda.

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    In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.

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    In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

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    In some small field each child should attain, within the limited range of its experience and observation, the power to draw a justly limited inference from observed facts.

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    In the assurance of strength there is strength; and they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.

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    In the old days all you needed was a handshake. Nowadays you need forty lawyers.

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    In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

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    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.

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    In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.

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    I resent 'experts' who have never faced deadly threat, yet who tell me - and you - that we should not consider a response of equal power against those who would threaten our lives.

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    In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.

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    I paint the ocean - I think of its vastness - its power - its wetness.

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    I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power. A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not mince, cavort, do "fancy dancing" or "showoff" steps. No: Dance as Michelangelo's visions dance and as the music of Bach dances.

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    Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.

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    I shan't be pulling the levers there but I shall be a very good back-seat driver.

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    Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain.

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    It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from their sense of inadequacy and impotence. We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.

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    I still have great faith in democracy. I have great belief in the power of community.

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    I think all negotiations should take place at a round table and everybody should have to rotate counterclockwise once an hour so that even the perception of head of the table, or foot, are ritually obliterated.

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    It is a maxim that man and wife should never have it in their power to hang one another.

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    It is a rare person who can pierce the veil between ordinarly life, consumed with matters of physical survival, and pursuit of the empowered path of purpose and meaning unless he or she is motivated by a crisis. Most often we require the failure of some system of power that we rely on before we take action.

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    I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them You are supreme: exercise your power. They say, That's right: tell us what to do; and I tell them. I say Exercise our vote intelligently by voting for me. And they do. That's democracy; and a splendid thing it is too for putting the right men in the right place.

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    I think that the celebrity is a really important thing, because we have the voice that's recognizable, that can educate people to make a difference and empower them to make a difference, and to also get things in motion with the people in charge that can effect change.

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    It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.

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    I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen

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    It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.

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    It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare a Bill better than the Remedial Bill.

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    It is harder to develop your occult or psychic body when you are dead because all planes meet in the physical.

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    It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

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    It is important to consider whether the sample size selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant to gene-environment interactions.

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    It is impossible to reign innocently.

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    It is natural for men to want power. But to seek power actively takes a temperament baffling to both the simple and the wise. The simple cannot fathom how any man would dare presume to prevail, while the wise are amazed that any reasonable man would want the world, assuming he could get it.

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    It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm.

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    It is not eminent talent that is required to ensure success in any pursuit, so much as purpose-not merely the power to achieve, but the will to labour energetically and perseveringly. Hence energy of will may be defined to be the very central power of character in a man-in a word, it is the Man himself.