Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

More Quotable Quotes on Power

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“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.”—Michelle Obama

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.’—Frederick Bastiat, The Law, 1850

“Power is the ability to get what one wants.”—G. William Domhoff

“Our country’s national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.”—Ida B. Wells

“The lust for power never dies—men cannot have enough.”—Aeschylus

“When one man says, “No I won’t,” Rome begins to fear.”—Dalton Trumbo

(Spartacus, 1960, spoken by Kirk Douglas)

“When one begins the transformative process, death and birth are imminent: the death of custom as authority, the birth of the self.”—Marilyn Ferguson

“However sugar-coated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must believe in some groups greater right to power whether that right is justified by sex, race, class,  religion or all four.”—Gloria Steinem

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is what others think you are.”—John Wooden

“Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter.”— Ida B. Wells

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